7.3 out of 10

Boulder

Ranked 2nd best suburb in South Eastern
-30.77496806807 121.482392170048
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Friendliest suburb in town."

Boulder has been given a bad rap & is often considered Kalgoorlies poor sister,
BUT- Boulder is a great place to live & raise a family.
The monthly Boulder Markets gets everyone out & socialising with food, stalls & entertainment.
The Primary school is friendly & family orientated.
Buying a property in Boulder means- More bang for your buck!
Anyone can live here & be happy (unless your a big snob, we're too down to earth for the snobs, lol)
Pros
  • Fantastic Primary School
  • Very Friendly
  • everything close
  • not expensive
  • peace and quiet
Cons
  • no police post
  • false image given by small groups
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"5 minutes from everything without paying to much"

Everything that you want or is available within 5 minutes from home and you dont have to pay that $30,000-50,000 more to get the same home in many cases. Have lived in the city for 40 plus years and in several location around the city ,central, lamington, between the 2 main centres and in Boulder where i have enjoyed most of my time here. All the problems that you may thing of by living in Boulder are still there and sometimes more abundant in the other areas in the city. You would be surprised if you did yourself a favour and seriously looked at statistics and not just what impressions others give.Here we still say hello to next door and across the road
Ol55
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • everything close
  • not expensive
Cons
  • false image given by small groups
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5
2yrs+

"Growing community within the Kalgoorlie -Boulder area"

Boulder is just south of Kalgoorlie and was always a separate town, then in 1989 the two merged to be called Kalgoorlie- Boulder. Boulder still has its own Post Office though and for that matter post code and has most of its uniqueness. Boulder still has facilities called Boulder this and Boulder that such as Boulder primary school, Boulder Caravan Park etc. Living in the area has really only gone ahead and being joined to Kalgoorlie has had many advantages. One of the most well known streets in boulder is Burt St and there are many heritage listed building here some are still operating, especially the hotels! Boulder has some good shopping, schools and playing fields with the Boulder sports oval is still a favorite. As the town of Boulder has merged with Kalgoorlie it is easy move around with a good public transport system to and from the major centres both administration and retail. Housing is generally affordable although higher priced properties are being bought and sold regularly. The population of the Boulder are itself is over the 6,000 mark but with areas now combined it is hard to get an accurate figure. Boulder is still an interesting place to live and work with a friendly community of like minded people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids