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Neighborhood Spotlight: Ridglea Hills

The scenic and beautiful neighborhood of Ridglea Hills lies up in the hills of East Boulder. The view of the neighborhood is second only to the view of the Flatirons Built as it sits on the hills above Baseline Reservoir.  There is no view quite like overlooking the Baseline Reservoir anywhere else in Boulder.  Ridglea Hills is one of the most unique neighborhoods around with a range of homes from modern designs to proven classics built as early as the 60’s.

Getting Around


Ridglea Hills sits in a very comfortable place in terms of transportation.  Placed right between Baseline and Arapahoe with a straight shot to South Boulder, no commute will be a chore.  Baseline is right on the RTD’s bus line which goes to multiple schools on its way into downtown, making it perfect for anyone.


Baseline’s long stretches of uninterrupted road are a big draw for many road bikers for both transportation and recreation.  There are plenty of dedicated bike trails just a short ride away through the quiet neighborhoods.  Bobolink trail and the Dry Creek trail are just two right in the neighborhood.  Also, being right beside a school zone has made it safe for riders of all ages.

Neighborhood Amenities

Ridglea Hills offers the views and feel of a secluded neighborhood without the downside of being far from all the amenities found in town.  There are an abundance of hiking and biking trails right in the neighborhood offering even more breathtaking views.  The East Boulder Rec Center is just around the corner.  The Baseline Reservoir is right across the street to members for water sports.  The Flatiron Golf course also just down a few block on Arapahoe.

The Ridglea Hills neighborhood offers plenty of shopping choices.  The Meadows Shopping center is just down Baseline with a Safeway, Michael’s, and a handful of places to eat.  Arapahoe offers just as much without going much further.  A few shopping centers just West of 55th offer a handful of good restaurants, bike shop, thrift store, record store, and BDT (formerly Boulder Dinner Theater). But in either case, there’s nothing out of reach of this neighborhood.


Ridglea Hills in a Nutshell

Equal parts breathtaking views and great location, Ridglea Hills has it all.  Active individuals will love the proximity to local trails and the Rec Center.  Students will love the bus routes that make trips to school a breeze.  And adults will love how easy it is to get in and out of town for work and play.  Ridglea Hills has all the benefits of living away from a busy city center and none of the downsides.  At its heart, Ridglea Hills a tight community that represents the best of what Boulder has to offer.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Keewayden

Nestled in the Southeast corner of Boulder Colorado is the quaint neighborhood of Keewayden.  Placed between Baseline and South Boulder road, Keewayden has the advantage of easy access to downtown and major highways, but also has so many amenities that are just a quick walk or bike ride away.  The eclectic homes found in Keewayden were built between 1965 and 1978, giving the neighborhood a diverse and appealing image.  Most homes offer personal views of the majestic flatirons to the west that Boulder is known for.

Getting Around
Bike Trails

The South Boulder Creek trail and the trails that branch off offer more than just a view of nature.  Right in Keewayden’s backyard, this trail is perfect for walks and bike rides both long and short.  Along the way, trails conveniently pass the East Boulder Rec Center (EBRC) which offers a wide range of amenities.  Trails within Keewayden also connect to Keewayden Meadows Park, the EBRC off-leash dog park, Manhattan Middle School, and open space.


RTD offers a bus to Fairview and down Baseline and Broadway into downtown Boulder in quick reliable fashion.  For trips that require a car, Baseline, South Boulder Road/Table Mesa, Foothills Parkway, & US-36 are in the neighborhood.  Between these major roads & highways, Boulder and surrounding areas are conveniently accessible.

Neighborhood Amenities

The EBRC offers an indoor pool, full gym, climbing wall, tennis courts, fitness classes, and much more.  The EBRC is a great asset for the many neighborhood families during summer including many school age camps.  Manhattan Middle School is in the heart of Keewayden and Fairview High School is nearby.

It isn’t just schools and the EBRC that living in Keewayden grants easy access too.  The Meadows shopping area is walking distance over the Foothills Parkway pedestrian overpass.  Here you will find just about everything you need from Safeway, salons, Michaels, Rite Aide, the locally owned Art Cleaners, and much more.  The Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library also finds its home within this cozy shopping center for readers of all ages.  Getting the morning coffee and breakfast is also just a quick walk away at Colorado’s own Big Daddy Bagels, and for an afternoon treat there’s Glacier Ice cream, also locally owned and operated, just across the parking lot.

Keewayden in a Nutshell

Keewayden is a longstanding neighborhood in Boulder that has been home to many families for years.  It has all the necessities one could need within arm’s reach, but without the crowded nature of living downtown.  Outdoor enthusiasts love the trails and rec center, yet getting downtown is easy by bike, bus, or car.  Keewayden is one of the best examples of how living in East Boulder can cater to people of all lifestyles.