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Unique Facts About Boulder

If you have recently relocated to Boulder, chances are that your new favorite place to eat is the ever-popular cafeteria at the University of Colorado – the Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill. If this is the case, you will probably be surprised to hear that Alferd Packer is the notorious hometown cannibal who lived in Gold Rush-era Colorado. Alferd Packer was said to have escaped Saguache jail back in 1874, after killing and eating five “companions.” In order to help educate your move, Boulder movers have gathered plenty more unique facts about the city.

  1. You cannot “own” pets in the city of Boulder. City mandate says that pets own themselves and that residents are simply “pet guardians.”
  2. Actress and wife of singer Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel grew up in Boulder and attended Fairview High School.
  3. Boulder is home to the official clock of the United States – the NIST-F1 Cesium Atomic Clock, which is kept at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The clock sets the time for all clocks in the United States and is expected to maintain the precise time for the next 80 million years.
  4. As party buses and drinking tours sweep the nation, Boulder newcomers can look forward to Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour. While on the tour, plan to drink in a mobile shack while listening to jokes and tales of historical Boulder criminals.
  5. Boulder movers and locals alike love the outdoors, which is why Boulder holds the highest number of people who walk to work. This makes Boulder one of only 13 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the nation.
  6. Cover your children’s eyes on Halloween when the annual Naked Pumpkin Run takes place.
  7. However, if you are moving to Boulder and have children, the city can make up for its nakedness with the fact that Boulder is the most educated city in America – at least, according to Forbes.
  8. In Boulder, it is illegal to roll a boulder onto public property.
  9. Boulder’s sister city is Dushanbe in Tajikstan, which is where Boulder got The Dushanbe Teahouse from as a gift.
  10. The Frozen Dead Guy Days celebration is immensely popular among Boulderites. It was named after a real Norwegian frozen dead guy, named Bredo Morstoel, whose grandson tried preserving him.
  11. If you are moving to Boulder, you can look forward to the summer tradition of Tube to Work Day, where you tube Boulder Creek in your business attire.
  12. Moving your business to Boulder? In an attempt to preserve the uninterrupted view of the mountains, it is illegal to build a structure larger than four stories in the city.

Boulder movers want new residents to know that not only is Boulder a unique and fun place to live, but with so many creative events, activities, and venues, it is also one of the greenest. The most unique part about Boulder is that all of the residents work together in order to live green-lifestyles and preserve the beauty that is Boulder.