To the north, south and east of the City of Boulder are several communities such Longmont, Lafayette, Erie, Louisville and Superior. In between these communities, you have unincorporated Boulder County. It is these areas of unincorporated Boulder County that we refer to as the Suburban Plains.
In some instances, you will find “rural subdivisions” of a few dozen homes. In other instances, you will find varied-sized parcel of land often zoned for agricultural use.
Such properties often have their own water well, septic system and tanked propane as the primary fuel. Most of these homes have electricity provided by a public utility company. The availability and quality of Internet and mobile cell service are important to understand in purchasing a property in unincorporated Boulder County, particularly if these are services that you depend on.
School buses have routes through these suburban plains and essential services such as weekly trash pick-up are available. Understanding the “exceptions” on the title of the land, such as any related right-of-use easements, can be very important.
If you are planning to conduct agricultural business, then the nature and availability of water rights become an important due diligence step in the purchase of a property.
If you have never lived in a rural area, best to ask questions.
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