Neighborhood pride is something that is having a bit of a renaissance, and rightly so. In these past few years, neighbors have leaned on each other through the shared experiences of covid isolation, horrific tragedies, and climate emergencies. But beyond the hard times, neighbors are also coming together for positive reasons such as local discourse, gathering more for block parties, and casual social nights on patios.
What makes Boulder County special is that there is an incredible collection of small cities and communities in our beautiful corner of the world. In just a quick 20-minute drive (or bike or bus) you can venture to any side of the county to explore a different slice of businesses and local neighbors you’ve yet to meet. This past spring and summer have shown a marked feeling in our community of curiosity and discovery of what’s beyond the bubbles we’ve been sticking to the past couple of years.
Along with partner Karen Straus, a long-time local resident and realtor, we were called to produce a mini-series of this vibrant collection of neighborhoods: Love Thy Neighbor(hood). Throughout the next couple of months, we will showcase the unique corners of Boulder County. We will highlight the vibe, the culture, the housing, and of course, the food! We would need a few years to truly spotlight all of our favorite nooks and crannies, so this will just be a taste – but we hope you are called to explore some of these neighborhoods a bit more after learning about them.