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Address: 13th St. between Pennsylvania St. and College Ave., Boulder, CO
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A lot better over the past ten years

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank DoctorNo303
Sioux Falls
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75 reviews
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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...

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.

Thank Joe E
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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 

Thank hikingwgolden
Boulder, Colorado
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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 

Thank Buzzy1
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.

Thank Jerry L
Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

You'll see signs everywhere, " Keep Boulder Weird". No,Boulder was weird in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Ever since the college kids grew up, got wealthy and started buying family homes on the hill and cleaning up Boulder for their little children, Boulder is no longer weird, the hill is no longer interesting. Even student don't hang out here, you... More 

Thank Miriahm D
Shawnee, Kansas
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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.

Thank CharlieKansasCity
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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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.

Thank HyattHilton
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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!

Thank palmpirate

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