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welcome to

The Hill!

"The Hill," as it is lovingly referred to, is a diverse neighborhood of families, young professionals, retirees  and students in Boulder, Colorado. The neighborhood is within walking distance of the University of Colorado, the Hill Business District, the Pearl Street Mall, Chautauqua and many hiking trails.


About The Association

The University Hill Neighborhood Association (UHNA) is comprised of neighbors who love the Hill and who are committed to advocating on behalf of, and supporting, our diverse, vibrant, historic community!

The University Hill Neighborhood Association exists to:

Ensure our neighborhood has a voice in matters that affect us.

Promote the vibrancy and safety of our neighborhood.

Facilitate communication

 among neighbors.


Explore the Hill


The first private school in Boulder, MSG was founded in 1892, by the Catholic Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs,) and closed in 1969.The facility later housed University of Colorado offices then was reopened in 1998 as a retirement community known as The Academy.

970 Aurora Avenue

Mount St. Gertrude’s Academy


Our neighborhood is home to an eclectic group of businesses, historic landmarks, recreational areas and points of interest. Walk the area and discover what The Hill has to offer... you may be surprised! Here are just a few of the hidden gems you'll find:


Originally constructed in 1926, The Fox Theatre is a live music club in Boulder. Recently voted 4th best music venue in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine, the Fox offers top-notch talent, a sound system, and a 625 capacity atmosphere.

1135 13th Street

The Fox Theater

The Fox Theater


Currently, Studio Arts Boulder offers ceramics at the historic Pottery Lab, which was founded in 1954. The Lab provides educational programs to all ages – children, teens, adults, and seniors – as well as people with disabilities. Lab staff and students also work to advance safe environmental practices in the arts, such as energy-efficiency, low-water use, and zero waste.

1010 Aurora Ave 

The Pottery Lab

The Pottery Lab


Located near the historic Columbia Cemetery, Alpine Modern Café serves up food that is simple and straightforward. Their belief is that community is built around the dining table and they strive to nourish and sustain those relationships with their offerings. It's a great place to catch up with friends over coffee or grab a quick and delicious bite. 

904 College Ave

Alpine Modern Cafe

Alpine Modern Cafe


Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, Columbia Cemetery is a virtual "Who's Who" of early Boulder--a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of our city's founders and pioneers.

9th and Pleasant Street

Columbia Cemetery

Columbia Cemetery


Uni Hill Elementary began educating neighborhood children in 1906.  The main building was expanded and now faces Broadway and the University of Colorado.  The school counts astronaut Scott Carpenter among its alumni.  The school currently houses a bilingual Spanish-English program for preschool through 5th grade in two buildings.

956 16th Street

University Hill Elementary

University Hill Elementary


Support Through Gifting

If you'd like to help support neighborhood events, outreach and communication, please consider gifting to the University Hill Neighborhood Association, a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation. Please note that all gifts, even those labeled as donations, are non-deductible with regards to taxes.

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