Best Boulder Mobile Apps

Do you turn to you smartphone or tablet for answers to almost everything? They’re convenient to find information, wherever you are. Mobile apps can save you time to find information that you’re frequently looking for. If you’re a Boulder resident, you’re in luck, as there are many apps that have been created to connect you with local information. So we took a leap, to find the best mobile apps to connect Boulder county residents with local info, and gathered them all up right here:

 

Inquire Boulder

The easiest way to report a repair needed for City of Boulder infrastructure is with the Inquire Boulder app (iOS and Android).  Whether it is a pothole, broken parking meter, or graffiti on public property, you can easily submit a photo, and the city will be notified by your phone’s location, to get it fixed.

 

BoCo Preps

If you have high school age children in your household that attend a school in Boulder county, the BoCo Preps app (iOS and Android) will help you easily find the stories of their teams by the Daily Camera writers.

 

Boulder Happy Hours

Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, or unwinding after a busy workday, the Boulder Happy Hours app (iOS and Android) will help you find a deal.  Take a look by restaurant/bar for the happy hour special that day. Drink responsibly, and call a cab through the app to safely get to or from happy hour.

 

Best of Boulder

You’re probably familiar with the Best of Boulder voting each spring in Boulder county that is ran by Boulder Weekly. This is the mobile app (iOS and Android) to help you find the best food, drinks, entertainment and more. You can view Best of Boulder awards businesses have received, and nominate them for the next survey. Some businesses even have offers you can redeem, just by having the mobile app and showing the offer to redeem.

 

Boulder County Trails 2

If you enjoy hiking, biking, trail horseback riding, or walking the dog in Boulder’s parks and open spaces, the Boulder County Trails 2 app (iOS and Android) will connect you with helpful trail maps, information and trail reports. Even if you’ve hiked and biked extensively in Boulder parks, you’re still likely going to discover trails that you’ve never been on.

 

Beers of Boulder

Breweries are aplenty in Boulder County! If you prefer your water with hops and malts, or just starting to explore the local micro-brewing scene, the Beers of Boulder app (iOS and Android), will help you find hidden treasures.  With a convenient glossary and the “knowledge and advice” section will turn you into a brew connoisseur in no time.

8z HomeSpotter

While you’re out and about exploring Boulder, be sure to check out 8z Real Estate’s 8z HomeSpotter app on iOS and Android.  If you discover a neighborhood you love, you can easily explore the neighborhood by homes for sale, by using the HomeSpotter feature, which uses your phone’s GPS and displays the nearest real estate for sale.

8z HomeSpotterDo you have a favorite app that helps you navigate through the outdoor, culinary, and activities that Boulder has to offer? Please comment and share which apps you use!

180 Spuraway Drive, San Mateo: A Beresford/Hillsdale Review

180 Spuraway Drive was reviewed over the past few days in the Beresford/Hillsdale neighborhood in San Mateo. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

 

The Specs:20140418_131739

Address:  180 Spuraway Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

Listed at: $875,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Total Square Feet: 1,310

Location: Beresford/Hillsdale

 

The Scoop:

For 27 years , 1985 to 2012, this property was owned by the same family.    It was transferred off-market to the current owner , so it is now on the market for the first time in at least 29 years.

 

The property appears to have great bones and a fabulous, cul-de-sac style neighborhood location.  Hwy 92 is located right in back of this home and row of houses, and Spuraway Dr. is so close to Serra High school, that residents can expect some additional noise during school days drop off and pick up of Serra High School students.  School game days make it pretty hard to park on the street as well. None of these factors have stopped neighbors from truly enjoying living on this block for many, many years.

 

It looks as though no upgrading whatsoever has taken place since 1954, when it was built.  Needs  work on new windows, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, everything. It offers great potential for a project. It is bright and airy and the floor plan flows well.  Front yard curb appeal and backyard are perfect canvas with tons of potential too.

 

One story homes are very sought after in this neighborhood, as they may be turned into a completely open, modern floor plan.  The open floor plan is the rage now, as occupants enjoy being  at easy reach of each other and to congregate around the place in highest demand in the home, the kitchen.

 

180 Spuraway offers excellent fix and flip potential , or fix and enjoy.  There is also great potential for adding square footage.  A young family willing to trade luxury for a  premium west side location could take advantage of the price, move in and upgrade it slowly.

 

It would definitely gain significant value if completely upgraded. In its current condition, though, it  is presented as best as could be and priced to sell.

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 180 Spuraway Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 2

Condition: 2

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 4

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Marla Perego with Coldwell Banker- san Carlos. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile on 8z.com: 180 Spuraway Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To schedule a viewing for this home, check the status of this listing, or see other homes in the area contact 8z REALTOR Frances Boscacci at frances.boscacci@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know! Please feel free to submit your comments below.

193 2nd Ave 9-A, Lyons: A Downtown Lyons Review

193 2nd Ave 9-A was reviewed over the past few days in Downtown Lyons. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

The Specs:193 2nd Ave 9-A Lyons

Address:  193 2nd Ave 9-A, Lyons, CO 80540

Price: $229,000

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Original List Date: 4/11/2014

Style: 1 Story/ Ranch

Year Built: 2007

Total Sq Ft: 825

Neighborhood: Downtown Lyons

The Scoop:

This home is charming and cozy.  It is in a co-housing neighborhood that shares a community house, play area and gardens with friendly neighbors.

 

A young couple with no children or a family with one child.  Individuals who would enjoy a co-housing community.

 

This home is a good value, it is a nice, newer home in desirable Lyons at a great price.  It is difficult to find a home at this price in Lyons.  It should sell quickly as most homes in Lyons do.

 

The Score:

Below are our overall ratings for 193 2nd Ave 9-A, Lyons 80540:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 5

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 4

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Julie Johnson with Bodin Realty International. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile on 8z.com: 193 2nd Ave 9-A, Lyons 80540.

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To check the status of this home or see other homes in the area contact 8z REALTOR Chris Cullen at chris@8z.com or 303.522.6211.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know your comments below!

Is Your Martin Acres Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? Martin Acres residents commute for about 19 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.

 

 

 

Is Your Baseline Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? Baseline residents commute for about 19 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.

 

 

 

Is Your Eisenhower Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? Eisenhower residents commute for about 20 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.

 

 

 

Is Your Goss Grove Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? Goss Grove residents commute for about 14 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.

 

 

 

Is Your Columbine Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? Columbine residents commute for about 15 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.

 

 

 

Is Your NEBO Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? NEBO residents commute for about 16 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.

 

 

 

Is Your Crest View Neighbor’s Commute Longer Than Yours?

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Commuting is an important but crappy part of life. It affects all sorts of things including your health and happiness (Gallup). You may not like it, but you have to get to work somehow. Commute times have correlations with enjoyment, neck and back pain, cholesterol feeling well rested, obesity and much more! How’s your neck feeling right about now?

 

The US Census collects commute time data when it does its poll every ten years. You can find this data and so much more broken down into small chunks (most of the time to the neighborhood level or smaller) on City-Data.com! Have you ever wondered how your commute compares to your neighbors? Crest View residents commute for about 16 min on average. How does yours compare to the average?

 

If your commute longer than your neighborhood average, remember that happyiness isn’t determined just on length but also depends on how you commute. People who walk 15 minutes to work are happier than people who drive 15 minutes to work. My commute is only 7 minutes by car or I can bike there in 15 minutes, but hey, sometimes you just want to do get out there and do something! I’m not about to brave the cold to bike to work, but on a beautiful morning, it’s a great way to start the day.