Featured Neighborhood – Newlands

Spaces Real Estate is highlighting the wonderful Newlands neighborhood in Boulder for our first Featured Neighborhood blog post.

We love this gorgeous neighborhood west of Broadway, tucked between Alpine Drive and Hawthorn Avenue. Newlands enjoys a rich history and boasts some prime Boulder real estate.

The town of Boulder was settled in the mid 1800’s.  Mary and William Newland purchased about 240 acres of land in 1871.  Their land was just west of Broadway and north of Alpine Ave.  In 1875 they began to sell off small farming lots, and in 1891 “The Newland Addition” became an official Boulder neighborhood.

Believe it not, this tree-loving town had very few trees in the 1800’s. Luckily, Mary and William grew many orchards on the land they owned and you can still enjoy the apple trees sprinkled around this lovely neighborhood.

Today, Newlands is a gorgeous collection of peaceful tree-lined streets punctuated by a lovely variety of homes.  There are smaller 1950’s/1960’s brick ranches and substantial contemporary homes as well. The lot sizes are just as varied though there are not many lots over 1/4 acre. The friendly and active neighbors add to the vibrancy you would expect from a favorite Boulder neighborhood. Newlands also features the North Boulder Park and is close to great shopping and dining attractions.

As with most Boulder homes for sale, the inventory is fairly tight in Newlands – there are currently only three active listings. The current entry point is $1,075,000 and the priciest option sits at $1,389,000.

Looking back over the previous 12 months, 35 homes have sold in Newlands in a big range from $345,000 to $2.7million.  The average home sold for $1.2 million. Homes here have been selling in 99 days on average which is in line with other Boulder homes for sale in this price range.

For a closer look or a tour of Newlands or any other Boulder neighborhood, reach out to a Spaces Real Estate agent at www.YourSpaces.com!

A special thank you to Silvia Pettem for her article about Newlands posted on the Daily Camera website 5/09/2010  http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_15009120.
She deserves a ton of credit for some of the information contained in this blog post.

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