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Address: 13th St. between Pennsylvania St. and College Ave., Boulder, CO
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Many little stores with college students in mind

We found it easy to park on the street, making sure you purchase and properly display the parking meter voucher on the passenger side of the dash. Many little stores to hop into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
MichelleMM2014
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Vermilion, Ohio
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Austin, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many interesting shops and eating/drinking establishments. Lots of music playing. It reminds me a little of South Congress in Austin, TX.

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Sonoma, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We went to CU back, well, about 20 years ago and The Hill was vibrant. It was THE PLACE to be if you were a CU student. Now it's dirty, run down and is taken over by a huge Walgreens, Starbucks, and other corporate chains. So sad to see it like this. Back in the day when Taylor's Bar and... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We found it easy to park on the street, making sure you purchase and properly display the parking meter voucher on the passenger side of the dash. Many little stores to hop into , as well as mini marts, 7 eleven, a theater, beauty salons, and a drugstore. Wonderful eateries on all streets finding everything from quick sandwiches, pizza, and... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Many food places, books, shopping catering to the college students across the street. Problems with trying to find parking. Would recommend Pearl St Mall over this area if not attached to University needs.

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Thank William O
Golden, Colorado
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

A lot of nice "hip" shops here to pass the time with, and it's adjacent to both the CU campus and to downtown proper. We often walk up from Pearl Street, then walk across to CU, then back to the car. Can be very pretty on a spring day. Main downside from my perspective is the number of panhandlers that... More 

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Sioux Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you are 25 and younger you will enjoy walking through The Hill. I spent many hours there when I was a student in the late 60a...crazy time! Driving through brought back many memories. It was great visiting the roots of my hippie journey...

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Thank sdtravelersf
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Ive been to the hill hundreds of times a fun place to be normally for young adults. however I recently notice some vandalism to some cars about a dozen cars tires where slashed recently.i found this to be a bit disturbing since I was thinking about parking my own car their now I probally wont.

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Thank Joe E
Boulder
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Hill is a fun place to visit unique businesses and restaurants or just people watch. It's located right next to the University of Colorado and tries to service all the students needs, but most of the restaurants are fast to go type foods. Go anyway, I'm sure you'll have fun! I hope that you found this review helpful and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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700 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We occasionally come to the Hill to eat. Cafe Aion and Hapa Sushi are fairly decent eateries. The icon restaurant The Sink is worth a visit - Robert Redford worked there. Mamacita's has closed. The old Jones Drug Store has closed, as has the CU Bookstore. The rest of the area is the typical campus street, a little grungy, but... More 

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Burlington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you happen to be visiting UC Boulder, cross the street and walk "The Hill". There are numerous restaurants and little shope to check out. If you are hungry for Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai, good ol' American, pizza, coffee, cafe, or whatever - it's probably there. There is also a 7-11 food store if you need to pick up anything.

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