One of the earliest settled areas of Boulder, the Hill is home to an eclectic mix of families, young professionals, retirees and student residents. The neighborhood is within walking distance of the University of Colorado, the Hill Commercial Area, the Pearl Street Mall, the Colorado Chatauqua Association and many hiking trails. There are two public elementary schools (Flatirons and Uni Hill), one high school (New Vista) and local cultural institutions such as Studio Arts Boulder's Pottery Lab and Fox Theater.
The Hill Reinvestment Working Group (HRWG) is working on initiatives which will increase neighborhood conservation and balance the types of homes available. It is also examining continued funding for the Residential Service District (RSD) trash removal program.