Boulder Tops List of College Towns to Buy Homes
Boulder is one of the three most popular college towns for young adults to buy a home. Although the median sale price in the city is $1 million, Boulder ranked third. Only Champaign, Ill., ($180,000 median price) and Burlington, Vt., ($415,00 median price) are more popular. Economic stability, a low-key lifestyle, and affordability were cited as reasons why people choose to live in college towns. Realtor.com evaluated nearly 200 college towns with at least 10,000 residents where undergraduates comprise at least 20% of the population. Realtor.com also looked at the top college towns where young families and retirees live.