Welcome to Suburban Plains
Mountainview homes with friendly communities
The suburban plains region of Colorado is a wonderful, sprawling area with open spaces and peaceful residential areas. A blend of rural and urban, you’ll find many chic coffee shops, hip arts and culture scenes, and brilliant restaurants and shopping options. Most neighborhoods are situated away from the traffic and noise of the city but have easy access to fun, exciting nightlife and events.
Homes in the suburban plains are positioned on larger lots, most with many acres and square footage for playing, roaming, and backyard entertaining. Here you will find many farmhouses, luxury estates, and horse properties. The privacy and panoramic views are unmatched. Many locals say the suburban plains is a great place to raise a family.
What to Love
- Friendly, welcoming atmosphere
- Family-friendly communities and events
- Natural surroundings and views
- Hip lifestyle scenes
People & Lifestyle
The neighborhoods and towns of the suburban plains are particularly friendly. Residents tend to value community, nature, health, and peace in their communities. You’ll find that the locals like to get outside often and enjoy events and celebrations within the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The plains prides itself on having some of the best breweries in the area. Oskar Blues Brewery is one of the best, and with a rich and intriguing history. In 2002, Oskar Blues became the first brewery to put craft beer in a can! There are three Colorado locations: Boulder, Longmont, and Oak Room. Enjoy their cold flagship beer, Dale’s Pale Ale, with live music lifting the mood.
Need your caffeine fix? Crema Coffee House is one of the best and most popular coffee shops in Denver because everything is made from scratch. The artsy cafe with a petite and quirky menu has fun, satisfying options. The selection of espresso is dynamic, with roasters from both in and out of state. Try the delicious breakfast burrito or beet salad, then take a loop around the other fun restaurants and cafes at The Denver Central Market.
Hygiene Feed and Supply is a pet store with great prices. It’s called one of the best by locals because of the extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. A little-known fact is that they offer wash and repair services for horse blankets and can help you load your goods into your vehicle! For more boutiques and local shopping, you can choose one of the many noted Colorado malls and commerce areas: Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Cherry Creek North near Downtown Denver, The Village in Estes Park, or Old Colorado City by Colorado Springs.
Things to Do
Greenbriar Sunday Brunch is not just a place to eat—it’s an experience. The mouthwatering Boulder staple serves fresh fruit and a champagne buffet brunch complete with jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters, chef-prepared omelets, and so much more. Be sure to eat out on the gorgeous garden patio, where you’ll be surrounded by 20 acres of green gardens, flowers, ponds, and woodland right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Don’t forget to try some of the award-winning wine from the cellar!
Like to get outdoors? Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead is a favorite outdoor space for residents. Bring your bikes, pups, or even your horse for a day outdoors on the 2.6-mile Eagle Trail or the 1.8-mile Sage Trail. It’s a present and working historic ranch with an abundance of wildlife, including eagles, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, deer, and coyotes. Boulder Reservoir is located in the northern area of Boulder with beautiful views of the rolling hills. It makes for a wonderful family day out, with 700 sprawling acres for multi-use recreation, including kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, camping, and anything else you can imagine. There’s even a swim beach and boating area!
These are some of the top-rated schools in the Boulder Valley School District:
- Superior Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Eldorado Elementary School, Public, PK-8
- Monarch High School, Public, 9-12
Here are some highlights in the St. Vrain Valley School District:
- Niwot Elementary School, Public, PK-5
- Niwot High School, Public, 9-12
- Rocky Mountain Christian Academy, Private, PK-8
There are also wonderful private school options in the area, including:
- Boulder Country Day, Private, PK-8
- Dawson School, Private, PK-12