In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Boulder area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 45 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Boulder
  • Read more than 120 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Boulder is $4,750, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,095 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Boulder, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 45 communities in the Boulder area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Boulder area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Boulder Creek
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Hospice, Respite
Not Listed
The welcoming, pet-friendly Brookdale Boulder Creek assisted living community sits comfortably in a residential area just east of the city center. Experienced, caring management and staff provide 24/7 support services, and a wide range of engaging activities are offered to foster personal growth and a sense of community. Seniors can join a mutual-interest club, tend the raised-bed community garden, attend movie nights and happy hours or relax in the fireside living room or outdoor courtyard. Tasty, chef-inspired meals are offered daily in the sunny dining room, and residents can choose between homey studios and spacious, one- and two-bedroom suites.
What Residents are Saying:
Brookdale Boulder Creek receives good reviews for cultivating an inviting atmosphere, serving tasty food and having kind staff members. "It's very pleasant, and the people were very nice. … The food was reasonably good. The people working there were very communicative, friendly and very nice," remarks one reviewer.
3.85 out of 5 stars
(33) Reviews
3375 34th St., Boulder, CO 80301
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Boulder
Sunrise at FlatIrons
Sunrise of Boulder
The Carillon at Boulder Creek
The Legacy at Lafayette Assisted Living
The Mary Sandoe House
The Meadows Assisted Living at Frasier
The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail
The Villa at Balfour

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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