Moving to Broomfield CO: A (2023) Relocation Guide

Moving to Broomfield CO: A 2023 Relocation Guide

Whether you already call the area home or are considering moving to Broomfield CO this relocation guide is an excellent resource. I actually called Broomfield home for awhile and can attest it is a great spot. There is excellent shopping and dining here.

Affordable Housing

Broomfield (as of June, 2023) has a median home value of $635,000. This is relatively affordable compared to say Boulder, CO to the west. Median home values are up approximately $200,000 since five years ago. Residents are a hop, skip and a jump to Denver International Airport to the East, easy access to both Boulder and Denver.

infosparks ires multiple listing service graph showing that people moving to broomfield co five years ago have enjoyed solid appreciation with home values then at median price of four hundred twenty five and now at six hundred thirty five thousand dollars

According to the median home price in the United States (circa 2022) is $428,700. So Broomfield community prices are higher than that by about 50%. But, compared to say Boulder, where median values are in the seven figure range ($1,080,000 as I jot this post), Broomfield is quite an affordable community for those wanting to be near Boulder!

Proximity to Boulder, CO

Being a short jaunt of 15 minutes away from Boulder is ideal. Plenty close to take advantage of the arts, dining, career opportunities and great outdoors. But far enough apart to lose the congestion and craziness that goes along with a CU football home game on a Saturday.

Likewise, about 25 minutes from Downtown Denver, the regional hub and capital of Colorado. If you are craving theater, sports, the big city lights, you are quite close. There are even nearby bus and Light Rail options for accessing Denver car free.

Demographics and Brief History For Those Moving to Broomfield CO

Broomfield Colorado is a great place to call home. It’s unique, being one a few American towns that is both a city and a county. This union creates economic advantages, especially when it comes to managing civic duties such as the fire department and police force.

Broomfield officially became a city on November 15, 1961. Later, it was decided by residents to stop being part of four different counties and become a single city/county. The amendment passed on November 3, 1998, giving the city a three-year transition period, before ultimately becoming Colorado’s 64th county on November 15th, 2001. I hope you are taking notes, there will a test later. JK.

As of 2020, for which the most recent statistics are available, the county had a population of 74,112 and growing. The area is a popular spot with it’s proximity to Denver and Boulder, strong tax base providing great community services and ability to continue to produce new housing for the burgeoning population.

Education is split between a number of school districts including Boulder valley school district.

Originally partially located in Boulder County, open space remains a guiding force on the community.

Broomfield Education Levels

Better than one in two – 58% to be exact, boast a college education in the Broomfield community. Believe it or not, this isn’t considered a high number for the region. Still, having a well educated population is likely part of the reason so many great companies keep relocating to the area.

Down the road in Boulder this includes Google, Twitter and other social media firms. Broomfield is home to the Interlocken Advanced Technology Environment. This park has an emphasis on technology. Interlocken provides a lot of good paying jobs and is one of the best places locally to work.


Sprawling campus of mid sized buildings. Conveniently located near the Flatirons Shopping Mall and a state of the art golf course at the Omni Interlocken. Plenty of restaurants and dining options abound. The business park has easy access to hwy 36 (East-West) as well as hwy 287 (North-South).

Broomfield Great Place To Work

Ball Aerospace, Hunter Douglas and the Vail Company all are committed to Broomfield Colorado. This doesn’t even start to scratch the surface of the great companies calling the city of Broomfield home. Over by Interlocken and Flatiron Crossing, I like all the integrated walking and cycling trails. Some of this is a holdover influence of the Boulder County Open Space policy.

electric car charging stations at the flatiron crossing mall are a sign of the times for those moving to broomfield co as the technology improves in this region

There are plenty of job opportunities at The Flatiron Crossing Mall as well. The mall is a regional shopping destination. Pro Tip: try the Indian food at Azitra. It’s out of this world. It’s one of those little things I love living nearby for.

arista broomfield colorado neighborhood looking across a broad shared green way towards low rise buildings on the other side of a big avenue in this live work community

Just on the other side of Hwy 36 is the live-work community of Arista (Pictured above), which is home to the Famous Brands HQ – think Mrs. Fields Cookies.

One of the largest employers is CenturyLink – formerly Level 3. It employs over 2,500 on its Broomfield campus.

realtor bob gordon alongside the owner of hong guan i was the very first customer to dine here on their very first day of operation

I was the very first customer, on the very first day Hong Guan opened in the Spring of 2023. If you like Dim Sum, this is an excellent Broomfield CO spot to check out.

Education in the City of Broomfield Colorado

There are four charter schools serving Broomfield (2023). These include Stargate Charter School, Jefferson Academy High School and Prospect Ridge Academy. The county is in a couple of school districts.

Homes on the western edge are part of the top rated Boulder Valley School district. [Link to these schools. Broomfield residents will need to use school sites to determine which district and school their children will attend.

There are four distinct school districts serving Broomfield city and county. These are:

  • Boulder Valley School district
  • Adams 12 Five Star schools
  • Weld County Reorganized School district
  • St Vrain School District

Broomfield is even home to an accredited, if tiny, college with an aeronautical theme. Spartan has a campus in Broomfield.

Broomfield Parks and Recs

There is a great interactive water play structure right in Broomfield. I actually took my son Bear to this water park back when it first opened. Very fun spot. You are pretty close to Water World (to the east) as well. That place is possibly the greatest water park in the country. The Bay is the Broomfield spot to visit on a hot summer’s day!

For year round indoor entertainment, head over to the Paul Derda Recreation Center. This facility has it all including stellar swimming options. There is even an inner tube slide!

The Broomfield Comprehensive Plan includes an ambitious goal of having forty percent of the county land as open space. Like Boulder Colorado, civic leaders understand that open and natural spaces create a great place to live, feed the soul and are good for the wildlife we share this area with.

Omni Golf course
Considering moving to Broomfield CO? Get ready to enjoy gorgeous Rocky Mountain Views

The privately operated Omni International golf course is a great place to enjoy 18 holes. I’ve been a few times, notably with the local Realtor board for tournaments.

Getting Around Broomfield CO

Drivers should be aware there is a rush hour in the region. This is in part due to the fifty thousand inbound commuters to Boulder impacting Hwy 36 weekday mornings and nights.

You don’t necessarily need a car though to get around. Regional Transportation District, aka RTD provides exemplary bus service in and around town. There is even a dedicated downtown Denver bus option, The Flatiron Flyer. Likewise there are options to get to DIA.

The city is also part of the newly rolled out Flexride program through RTD. This helps with the first mile/last mile of travel. It’s an On-Demand bus service.

bob gordon alonside wicked at the erie Colorado Balloon Festival
Realtor Bob Gordon, with the pilot for Wicked. Not uncommon to see hot air balloons around Broomfield.

Broomfield is Nationally Recognized Impacting Those Moving to Broomfield CO

In 2020, the city was recognized as the 18th best place in America to call home. The Money Best Places To Live article pointed out the proximity to Denver, the gorgeous views of the nearby Rocky Mountains, robust jobs market and solid real estate.

In 2022, Broomfield County just edged out the county where I went to college – Delaware County in Ohio. At #9, Broomfield was recognized by US News, as a great place for families and the perfect place to call home. Using a number of criteria, the magazine determined Broomfield to be one of the top ten healthiest communities in the USA.

Big Change Coming to Broomfield community

At the end of November, the prominent FirstBank Center will go dark. The county determined this event center never really lived up to the hype. Expect to see big changes to the skyline along Hwy 36. It will be exciting to see what replaces it.

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