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The Hill

13th St. between Pennsylvania St. and College Ave., Boulder, CO
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Ranked #29 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Type: Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Jan 18, 2014
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Grand Cayman
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241 reviews 241 reviews
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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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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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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
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This neighborhood, along the western edge of the University of Colorado, has shops along and just off Broadway, and housing farther away from the campus. It's fairly typical of the commercial areas that commonly abut an edge of a large public university in a western state. I wouldn't call this a tourist destination - and perhaps CU students might say... More

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