Cheapest Houses For Rent in Boulder Colorado are Still Expensive
It may seem like affordable real estate is nonexistent in Boulder. While that's not a false suggestion, there are semi-cheap houses in the People's Republic if you're willing to rent.
I don't know about you, but when I used to hear the phrase "real estate," my mind immediately drifted to HGTV, where a bumblebee babysitter and a crochet enthusiast can somehow afford a half-million-dollar home with five bathrooms.
Now, I've come to believe that these House Hunters scenarios are pure fantasy — especially when looking at Colorado's real estate market. In Boulder alone, one of the cheapest houses for sale is still going for $275,600.
That's where renting comes in. I'm not a real estate professional and can't tell you whether renting or buying is better for you in the long term. However, I do know that renting is sometimes cheaper and a preferred option for people like me (aka, a mid-twenty-something who gets scared to check her bank account).
Despite this, renting a house isn't always easy on the finances. My latest Zillow search showed me that "cheap" rentals in Boulder still cost nearly $3,000 a month.
Using this liberal definition of cheap, I found some houses that might fit the bill (no pun intended). Check out the cheapest houses in Boulder for rent in the gallery below: