The outdoor enthusiasts of Boulder take advantage of the 300+ days of sunshine a year by gathering in local parks and on the banks of the local Boulder Creek for barbecues and water sports. They are often found rock climbing, hiking, and biking in Boulder Canyon or climbing the Flatirons.
There is also a large community of artisans in Boulder who meet regularly to show off and sell their work. Coffee shops are a community favorite, and locals can be found meeting in charming establishments for open mic nights and poetry readings. University students help to liven up the nightlife and weekends bustle with shoppers walking the streets to peruse local boutiques.
The homes in Boulder are just as varied as the citizens, ranging from cost-conscious townhomes and bungalows to luxury estates overlooking the mountains. The architectural styles tend to be mixed, but Victorian and ranch-style homes are popular.