Move to Boulder!

A handful of Boulder companies are pooling resources to bring 100 software developers to Boulder (see If you’re interested in a chance to come out and see what we have to offer, take a look at what they’ve pulled together (my partner Chris Wand is heavily involved and has a post up about the event on the Foundry blog). 

Not only is Boulder a beautiful place to live, it’s a fantastic place to work and build successful companies (see Ryan and Jason’s view of moving from the Bay Area to Boulder here and here).  To quote from the "Boulder Wants You" post:

In the last several years, Boulder has been named #1 in Forbes’ “Smartest Cities in America”, #1 in Outside Magazine’s “20 Dream Towns”, #1 in Business 2.0’s “Top 20 Boom Towns”, and Best Overall in Men’s Journal’s “50 Best Places to Live” (three times in the last five years).

So if you’re a top notch developer, check us out.

  • I'll throw my 2 cents in support of Boulder. It's easily one of our favorite towns and, were it at all possible, my wife and I would move there in a heartbeat. We try to make it out to Boulder at least twice a year and just adore everything about it. It's a vibrant, intellectual community yet artsy and creative at the same time. There are fantastic restaurants, social outlets and it's actually affordable to live there [particularly if you're used to NY/CHI/SF prices]. And the surrounding landscape makes it impossible not to take a step back from time to time and recognize the importance of balance.

  • Boulder is great for everything…if you are white, upper middle class and liberal. u00a0 If you don’t fit that stereotype, then you are not really welcomed. u00a0I have lived in 20 different cities in my short life, and I have yet to find such a repressive monoculture as Boulder. u00a0u00a0

    • Without question the biggest downside to Boulder is it’s lack of diversityrn(of all kinds). That said, I don’t agree with your assessment of the culturernhere as “repressive”. It’s overwhelmingly in one direction (white, liberal,rnetc as you point out) but I’m a “capitalist” and not exactly a liberal andrnhaven’t been repressed and I have a number of black friends who, whilernclearly a crazy minority here in Boulder, have told me that they feelrncompletely comfortable and welcomed here. It sounds like you may not fit therndescription of white, upper middle class and/or liberal – have you directlyrnexperienced issues with not being any of those in Boulder? It would be arnshame if that was the case…