Wonderland Hills

IMG_0112Its crowning jewel is Wonderland Lake and all of the marvelous trails that emanate from it. It’s not as hip as North Boulder, but it’s just as close to great amenities, shopping and Pearl St. Wonderland is a haven, a slice of countryside, one of the great unsung Boulder neighborhoods.


Wonderland Hills got its start in the early 70’s as a new high-end development. It was designed to be a “luxury” suburb of Boulder that would be close to the foothills yet also to the vibrant downtown scene.

IMG_0114Homes in Wonderland scarcely come onto the market. As small infill developments are built, they are snapped up. At any time there are no more than half a dozen properties for sale. The Wonderland Hills area has a mix of condos and single-family homes, and there is a price to pay for the rural/urban mix, especially as neighboring North Boulder pricing soars. Houses range from the $600,000’s to the millions.

The lake is a wildlife sanctuary and has streams, wetlands, short-grass prairie, and shrub. These diverse ecosystems provide essential habitat for many different animals including waterfowl, prairie dogs, mule deer, fox, coyote, rattlesnakes and raptors.

Living in Wonderland Hills gets you close to many of the favorite Boulder institutions, including China Gourmet, Lucky’s Market and Dagabi. All of the Pearl Street area is bikeable, and there’s a number of bus services that go up and down Broadway.

Wonderland Lake – click here to download my short video of the Lake area.