Martin Acres is a fantastically convenient and relatively affordable Boulder neighborhood. With easy access to U.S. 36, a major RTD bus route and lots of bike paths, living here means you get anywhere you want to go with little hassle.
Martin Acres started out as a Boulder suburb in the 1950s. With the completion of the Denver-Boulder Turnpike, the population of the area started growing. What first began as a neighborhood of small family housing quickly turned into a college rental hotbed. These days, you’ll find a nice mix of student rentals with more and more families calling this neighborhood home.
One of the more affordable parts of town, it’s still possible to find good deals on houses, although they don’t come on the market very often. some starting in the $500’s (which is a good deal in Boulder). Many of the houses are 50’s ranch-style or 60’s tri-level. But driving around the neighborhood, you’ll see folks popping the tops (code for adding second stories), changing the architectural design of their house to make it more eco-friendly, or even scraping the house to build more modern, open contemporary properties.
Two big draws of Martin Acres are the many bike paths that traverse the neighborhood and Martin Park, where community events take place, showcasing bands, food trucks and fun for the whole family. In addition to the baseball diamond, playground, tennis courts and sheltered picnic area, Martin Park is also home to the newest little library in town.