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Living in Boulder, CO

In addition to Gaithersburg, MD, NIST is also located in Boulder, Colorado, approximately 30 miles northwest of Denver at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.  Situated near the Flatirons formations, the site features hiking, biking, trails, and a variety of wildlife.

Median Home and Rental Information for Areas near Boulder, CO

  Lakewood Broomfield Northglen Thornton Brighton
Distance from NIST 20 miles SE 15 miles SE 20 miles SE 21 miles SE 26 miles E
Home $247,000 $279,300 $188,100 $212,200 $193,200
Rental $1,060 $1,480 $990 $950 $1,300


  • Normal average daily temperature: 64.5 degrees F
  • Warmest month: July
  • Coolest month: December
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 81 inches




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Created May 21, 2014, Updated December 4, 2019