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The Hill

Address: 13th St. between Pennsylvania St. and College Ave., Boulder, CO
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Ranked #35 of 55 Attractions in Boulder
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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Shawnee, Kansas
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220 reviews 220 reviews
21 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I think students would give this area more stars than visitors from out of town. A university type bookstore, shopping, and restaurants are located in this small area of town. The only reason I go here is to go to Illegal Pete's for their tacos, guacamole, and burritos.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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197 reviews 197 reviews
62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The big difference that you will see here is the type and variety of shops and restaurants. Most of it is local businesses supported by local suppliers.

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Grand Cayman
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294 reviews 294 reviews
83 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Hill is another street full of shops and eateries that cater to the students from the university across the way. The ambiance is one of cheerful camaraderie . Stroll amongst the youth of today and marvel and their originality and enthusiasm for life. It's as much about people watching as window shopping!

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The hill will get great reviews from college kids as it gears its efforts and business to the college aged. There is one great pizza joint on this hill but I can't remember the name.

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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

West of Campus, a quick walk thru The Hill will take you back to the 70's. See the old Tulagis theater, with early days of acts like Tommy Bolin, The Eagles and ZZ Top. There are still the head shops, and ecletic mix of restaurants and peoples, from the homeless to the sorority girls. Even Obama visited The Sink restaurant... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Hill, located west of the main campus of CU Boulder, is an area with obnoxious college students, studious students, homeless people, and Boulder "characters". There is no real focus on the Hill, and certain spots have restaurants that come and go (luckily Del Taco IS GONE!). The staples of the hill are staples for a reason - The Sink,... More 

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is the part of Boulder that really makes it feel like a college town. Funky, fun. worth a visit.

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Louisville, Co
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

A must see when visiting BOULDER!!! Lots of fun shops and restaurants, Go to the FOX theater for a live show!!! walk under the bridge to see the campus!!! Lots of fun!!!

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

since this area is in the center of campus it is a great area for students and young people to grab a bite to eat or see a concert.

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Boulder, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I think that a lot of people visiting Boulder overlook The Hill and head straight to Pearl St when looking for a day of shopping and eating. The Hill is an area that is definitely worth checking out. There are great stores like PosterScene.com and Meow Meow that are locally owned and one of a kind and great restaurants like... More 

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