How Do You Stay Cool This Summer? Make A Splash!

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The dog days of summer are here! Boulder is a great place to be in the summer, but it gets hot! Want to cool off? Here are some suggestions of where to head and what to do:

Enjoy the City of Boulder’s Outdoor Pools and the Boulder Reservoir! 

Pay a daily rate [$6.25/adult and $3.75/child] or get a Splash Pass which covers the entire summer at all outdoor water locations. For more information on the City of Boulder’s swimming options click here.

Take a Splash in Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek runs through town and it offers endless opportunities to enjoy the cold, refreshing waters rolling down from the mountains above us.

  • Jump in at any location you find [try entering near the Library, Eben G. Fine park, or at 28th and Arapahoe Avenue]

What is your favorite way to cool off in Boulder?


Boulder is a Biking Town: Get to know your town on a road ride

bikeBiking is ubiquitous in Boulder. Bike riders are everywhere. We do more than simply share the road, here in Boulder bikes and vehicles have found a way to co-exist. I was inspired to write about the best bike rides in Boulder and how to find them by the article, Spin Cities, published in 5280 Magazine. In this article they showcased road rides all over Colorado. This is important information, but in the Boulder area we have more than our fair share of great road rides and I want to share those with 8z Rentals readers and beyond!

Boulder Area Road Bike Highlights:

Best Difficult Boulder Ride

Best Easy Boulder Ride

Boulder’s Best Climbs

Search for Bike Rides Here: Want to find a ride in Boulder of beyond? You can easily search for rides around the country, map them, & get the beta at the website Ride with GPS. It makes finding the perfect ride simple! Here is an example from the Boulder to Estes Park ride which I mapped:

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Get out and discover some new rides whenever you have the time. Simply head to Ride with GPS and you can find new rides, map ones you already know, or just get really techie with all the fun mapping options they offer. Enjoy your next bike ride!

Springtime in Boulder!


Spring has arrived in Boulder (if we choose to ignore the errant snowstorms last week)! Looking forward, we are in an amazing place to enjoy the outdoors, some good food, and being around other people. While there are countless options of things to do when the sun is shining and the air is nice and warm, I have chosen my three favorite springtime Boulder activities to share.


Boulder is unique in that it’s a small bustling city nestled right up against the Foothills, lending itself very easily to hiking trails that are not hard to get to. Some, like Mt. Sanitas and Chautauqua, begin right in the city itself! If you are looking to expand to further places, this handy trail map has an overview of all the trails as well as (if you scroll down) additional lists of trails depending on your preferences:

 This also is a great expansive list of hikes by area:

 My personal favorite (easy) hikes are:

 **Hogback Lollipop Loop Trail (just north of where Broadway meets Foothills Highway)**This trail, though open to the elements, is north enough out of Boulder to be less crowded. It is a loop horizontally along the foothills with a beautiful expansive eastern facing view throughout. It meets up with the Foothills trail if you want to head South towards Wonderland Lake also.

**Anne U White Trail (West of Broadway, off of Lee Hill Road)**  This quiet serene walk follows alongside the Four Mile Canyon Creek and is nice and shady in the summer. Because there isn’t much elevation gain, this is perfect for a peaceful walk with your dog or a good hike for out-of-town guests who are visiting the area and getting used to the altitude.

  Boulder Farmers Market

 What better to complement outdoor activity than with delicious food? Boulder’s Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday starting in April (and beginning in May, a Wednesday evening option is added) on 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe. The street is shut down and local vendors (think fresh meats, cheeses, produce, pasta, etc) hawk their wares. Local restaurants get in on the game too, so if you are more in the mood for something that is already made, you can nibble on a pizza from Laudisio’s mobile Pizza Oven.

To get more information, visit their website!

 Bolder Boulder (May 27, 2013)

            The most fun 10k in the country! Join 50,000 other runners on a run through Boulder. You’ll encounter live music, slip and slides, and people handing out beer as you run. There are many waves, so you can be as serious as you want—did you qualify for a fast running time last year? Or do you want to walk it and just enjoy the beautiful day? There are options to do both. Register today to push yourself and have a great time!

More information:

These are some of MY ideas for spring. How about yours?

8z Rentals Will Fill Your Vacancy Or You Owe Us Nothing!

8z Rentals LogoAre you looking for a tenant? Have you been fielding calls and emails, but are unable to find a quality tenant for your property? Or maybe you just don’t have the time to get it done right. Either way, 8z is here for you! Let us attract a quality tenant. We are so confident we will find you a well qualified tenant that we will market your property for free! That is no money out of your pocket to reach far and wide to fill your vacancy.

If you find a tenant first, we will tear up our agreement. You only pay if we are able to fill your vacancy with a quality tenant. What’s included in our marketing? Our reach is far. We provide you with a free yard sign, website listing, upgraded interactive Craigslist posting, we also upload your listing to 15 top ranked rental websites. We can provide all necessary rental paperwork including leases, disclosures, tenant screening, lockbox, flyers, e flyers, QR reader codes, qualified staff to screen and interact with clients, we meet with clients at property providing security to the owner.

8z Rentals also provides complete property management.

Interested? Fill out a Rental Referral Form and email it to [you are also welcome to print it out and fax it back to us at 303-889-5216. If you have any questions and want to speak with a person give us a call at 888-613-8832.