Gunbarrel is situated in the northeast part of Boulder and is home to three schools, several large employers, a museum, established neighborhoods, and new luxury apartments. According to the census, many Gunbarrel homeowners are married with children and enjoy short commutes to their jobs in the Boulder and Longmont area. They tend to have median household incomes in excess of $75,000 and the average home typically sells for between $375,000 and $750,000.
The average rent in Gunbarrel, on the other hand, generally falls somewhere between $1,000 and $1,600 a month for a one-bedroom apartment with some exceptions. In recent years we have seen the construction of several hundred new apartments in Gunbarrel. These new luxury apartments offer renters the high-end style and amenities formerly only found in the downtown Boulder rental market.
Many of the area’s homeowner residents live in the covenanted community called Gunbarrel Green. It is located within close access to a variety of regional attractions beloved by families, couples and singles alike. The list of nearby destinations includes, but isn’t limited to Tom Watson Park and the LOBO Regional Trail. The bike, pedestrian and pet-friendly trail actually runs from the City of Longmont to the City of Boulder. Thus, Gunbarrel residents that access the trail from the Boulder area will be able to enjoy 12 miles worth of exercise opportunities.
As for Tom Watson Park, it’s a great place to hang out with the family spring, summer and fall. There are a variety of sports areas available where Gunbarrel residents may play tennis, basketball, softball, volleyball and baseball. There are picnic areas, a playground, walking trails and public restrooms on site too. Therefore, it is very easy for families living in Gunbarrel to spend the whole day enjoying the great, Colorado outdoors alone or with others.
On those few rainy days in Gunbarrel, there are indoor activities nearby too, like the museum we mentioned earlier. Known as the Leanin’ Tree, families may visit it seven days a week, for free. The museum hosts a 45 minute long tour, indoor exhibits, a gift shop and outdoor sculpture garden. There are also free tours available to Gunbarrel families at one of the area’s largest employers, the Celestial Seasonings plant. In addition to the tours, it features an on site eatery, sampling bar and tea shop.
To learn more about life in Gunbarrel and which homes are currently available for sale or rent, please contact us at Housing Helpers 303.545.6000