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Heatherwood Gunbarrel Boulder CO Neighborhood Spotlight

The Heatherwood Neighborhood is located in the 80301 Zip Code, Gunbarrel area of Boulder Colorado and is home to the Heatherwood Elementary School. 

  4670 Chatham St in Heatherwood

 A typical Home in the Heatherwood Gunbarrel Neighborhood.   

As a prevailing theme, for families relocating to the Boulder County area and surrounding suburbs they have a lot questions regarding community, sense of neighborhood, and school quality. And as a relocation services company, Housing Helpers receives all of these questions on a regular basis. So in light of such concerns, it seems only right to choose Heatherwood Gunbarrel Boulder CO as our next neighborhood highlight. This is an area that excels in all three and is surrounded by beautiful open space to boot, leaving little that this neighborhood lacks.

Heatherwood is a charming neighborhood is located just north of Boulder proper in Gunbarrel, off of 75th Street before Lookout Road. The total area of the neighborhood is just over .5 square miles, but the plethora of parks and green spaces encompassing the neighborhood make for plenty of space to roam and play. Its spot just outside of Boulder allows residents all of the comforts of a nearby urban area, without all of the hustle and bustle. There are also several big-time employers, such as IBM, Crocs, GE, and Crispin Porter right around the corner and numerous others within a short commute.

At last count, the Heatherwood Gunbarrel neighborhood boasts a population of approximately 1,500 residents, which gives it a small community feel. It is not only the size and space that contributes to the close-knit neighborhood, but also the popular elementary school in the area that serves as a social focal point for youth and parents alike.

Heatherwood Elementary School was rated 4 out of 5 stars by parents and has been the recipient of a number of distinguished awards since it first opened its doors.   See the rating for Heatherwood Elemantary School  The school emphasizes the importance of a “partnership in education” between students, staff, and parents.  Given that 90% of the students live within two miles of the school, a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) committee was formed to ensure safety and increase the number of walkers and bikers to school. With funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Heatherwood has installed more crosswalks, sidewalks, and flashers to alert drivers of pedestrians.

This program has since created a cultural change within the school and Heatherwood community as a whole. Now the school also hosts a Walk & Roll Week twice during the academic year, which provides various activities and incentives to encourage the local residents to use alternate means of transportation to help the community and the environment. From canned food donations to bike shop days, Heatherwood Elementary is dedicated to increasing the standard of living for all students and families.

Two years ago, in 2011, the Heatherwood elementary school sought to further increase its inclusivity with the SRTS program by providing specially created tandems bicycles to allow children with autism the opportunity to also ride to school.

This, along with a variety of other initiatives, has transformed a typical suburban neighborhood into a pro-active community dedicated to making their neighborhood a safe, healthy, and incredible place to live. If you are interested in homes in the Heatherwood neighborhood or other areas of Gunbarrel in Boulder CO, come by our office and speak with one of our rental specialists or real estate agents. The service is free and the information is priceless, so come learn about your future home in the Heatherwood neighborhood or elsewhere!

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