Metro: Boulder (Colo.)
Share of homes with increasing values: 59.39%
Median value: $347,200
Annual change: 2.12%
Quarterly change: 3.86%
Boulder, about 35 miles northwest of Denver, has had a relatively stable housing market, in part, because it is home to strong employers, including the University of Colorado, as well as a base of affluent residents. The supply of homes is limited in Boulder by the mountains to the west and its tens of thousands of acres of protected open space.