Assisted Living in Boulder

17 Communities

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Sunrise of Boulder

3955 28th Street, Boulder, CO
$$$$
15 reviews
Sunrise of Boulder is an assisted living and memory care facility three miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado, in the neighborhood of North Boulder. The community offers studio, one and two-bedroom apartments — including companion suites and cottages — to retired seniors and their small pets. Family members say the staff is friendly and engaging with residents, encouraging them to participate in daily activities such as cooking classes, arts and crafts, exercise, religious se... (read more)
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The Carillon at Boulder Creek

2525 Taft Drive, Boulder, CO
$$$$
12 reviews
The Carillon at Boulder Creek sits just across the road from University of Colorado Boulder and within walking distance of many downtown shops. The facility offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, private cleaning services and an emergency call system, as well as views of the Flatirons. Visitors report a wide variety of activities and amenities, which include a saltwater pool, tennis courts and a fully equipped gym. Visitors also speak highly of the e... (read more)
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Brookdale Boulder Creek

3375 34th Street, Boulder, CO
$$$$
14 reviews
Brookdale Boulder Creek is a pet-friendly senior living community in Boulder, Colorado and provides assisted living options. Residents and visitors tout the communicative, friendly and nice staff at this facility along with good food and nice rooms with balconies. Many activities are offered to keep residents active such as art classes, bingo and bridge. They can take a computer class, join a book club or socialize in the garden and patio area. Residents can borrow a book to ... (read more)
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The Mary Sandoe House

1244 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO
$$$$
3 reviews
The Mary Sandoe House for assisted living boasts two homes with breathtaking views from the foothills of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. Family members praise the facility for its kind, caring staff and incredible food. They also applaud the cleanliness of the facilities and the availability of appropriate activities. Each home houses only a dozen residents in wheelchair-accessible private rooms, and the surrounding area features a garden, patio and hiking trails for outd... (read more)
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Golden West Senior Residence

1055 Adams Circle, Boulder, CO
$$$$
12 reviews
Golden West Senior Residence is located in Boulder, Colorado, close to The University of Colorado Boulder and many options for shopping, dining and entertainment. The facility offers both independent and assisted living, and residents enjoy large, well-maintained apartments that can include mountain views. Visitors and loved ones praise the staff for being diligent, caring and well-trained, and are impressed with the on-site fitness center and activities including visiting mu... (read more)
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Frasier

350 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO
$$$$
3 reviews
Frasier is a pet-friendly community located in Boulder, Colorado, just a few minutes from Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Park. The facility's friendly, helpful staff encourages residents to stay involved with the many social activities offered, such as lunches, parties, concerts and gardening. The residents lead clubs for a variety of interests, such as sewing and swimming. Amenities include two on-site restaurants, a thrift store and a weight room, which contribute to a ... (read more)
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Shawnee Gardens

4755 SHAWNEE PLACE, Boulder, CO
$$$$
3 reviews
Located in southeastern Boulder, Colorado, Shawnee Gardens is convenient to the Denver Boulder Turnpike and Foothills Parkway. This facility is praised by visitors for its philosophy that encourages residents to help prepare meals, work in the garden and function as a part of the larger community. Visitors note that Shawnee Gardens has an involved owner and caring staff members from the director down to the daily care providers. Loved ones comment on the cozy environment that... (read more)
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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder

575 Tantra Dr., Boulder, CO
$$$$
2 reviews
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder is located in the suburbs of Boulder, CO, less than a mile from University of Colorado Boulder. Guests speak highly of the facility's movie nights, ice cream socials and music concerts on the weekends. MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder provides transportation to local stores on a regular basis, so residents can easily access the farmers' market and cultural restaurants. Visitors are impressed by the facil... (read more)
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Academy Senior Living

2762 BELLA VISTA LANE, Boulder, CO
$$$$
5 reviews
Located a convenient distance from Highway 93 not far from Green Mountain Memorial Park, Academy Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility in Boulder, Colorado. Residents are encouraged to participate in diverse activities where they can dress up for themed parties, splash around in the indoor pool and stay fit in the exercise room. The facility also organizes different events where residents can sample wines at a wine-tasting and listen to lectures from vi... (read more)
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Mesa Vista of Boulder

2121 MESA DRIVE, Boulder, CO
$$$$
5 reviews
Mesa Vista of Boulder is located in on a quiet residential street in Boulder, Colorado, close to shopping, dining and the University of Colorado Boulder. The facility provides assisted living, rehabilitation services and memory care for residents who appreciate the personal touch of a highly trained staff that works to accommodate each individual's needs. Loved ones compliment the clean, neat and well-decorated building that provides views of the foothills. Amenities include ... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 17 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Boulder is $4,589 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boulder

Boulder, Colorado is a picturesque town amidst the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space preserved by the town. With open space and 300 days of sunshine per year, seniors have plenty of opportunities for outdoor excursions. The city also features award-winning restaurants and craft breweries as well tech and natural food industries. For seniors interested in assisted living communities, there are 12 in Boulder and six more nearby. In Colorado, the rules and regulations of Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are governed by the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boulder

  • While the American Lung Association gave Boulder County a grade of B for its Particle Pollution 24-hour score, its ozone score received an F. This is information to consider for seniors with a respiratory illness, asthma, or chronic bronchitis.

  • Seniors on a budget should consider that the average cost of living in Colorado is 16.70 percent higher than the national average. Boulder is even more expensive with a cost of living that is higher than 78 percent of the country.

  • With a violent crime ranking of 18.6 out of 100 (1 being the safest), Boulder is safer than most cities in the U. S. (the average is 31.1). Seniors and their loved ones can take comfort in the safety of this area. Property crime, on the other hand, is 39.2, slightly higher than the national average of 38.1.

  • The winters in Boulder are very cold with January temperatures averaging 18 degrees. Twenty-six inches of snow per year could be problematic for seniors who have limited mobility or don't enjoy spending time outdoors. Summer temperatures are a comfortable 88 degrees.

  • The Boulder area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Boulder Community Health and Boulder Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Boulder County is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.


Paying for Assisted Living in Boulder

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Colorado

$4,838.00 Broomfield
$4,589.00 Boulder
$4,325.00 Westminster
$4,288.00 Longmont
$4,015.00 Lafayette
$4,000.00 US
$3,895.00 Arvada
$3,097.00 Northglenn

Assisted Living costs in Boulder start around $4,589 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Boulder and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Boulder

Qualified Colorado seniors have several options to choose from when seeking financial aid. Health First Colorado, the state's Medicaid plan, covers costs associated with ALFs and offers several Medicaid waivers to eligible individuals. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Colorado page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Boulder

Boulder and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boulder

Boulder-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Colorado are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page for more information about these laws.