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Boulder's Housing Story

Boulder is a great place to live, creating a high demand for housing - but there is limited space available for new homes.

Key Issues

•  Boulder’s shrinking economic middle ($80,000 to $150,000 annual household income).
•  Detached single-family homes are increasingly only affordable to the wealthy.
•  Attached condos and apartments are more affordable, but less appealing to families.
•  Almost 47 percent of Boulder workers live in surrounding communities.
•  Shifting demographics, especially aging, and changes in housing preferences.
•  How to foster diverse housing options in existing residential areas.
•  How best to guide redevelopment to address Boulder’s housing challenges.

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