I just got a tentative job offer with a cycling-related company in Boulder. It's pretty entry level, but, it's more in the direction I'd like to head career-wise. I've been to Boulder a couple times, but don't know much about it outside of the downtown-area, which I liked.
Things I'm interested in are:
1. Standard of living... can I afford to live there on say, $30,000-ish?
2. Culture... the parts I've seen seemed to be kind of ******y, touristy, or yuppie-ish. I like dive bars, bike co-ops, grass roots community and punk rock shows.
3. Housing... what kind of rentals are available? Bike and pedestrian friendly are paramount to me. How expensive is it to rent a 1-bedroom apartment?
Anything else you can think to add is great... I know the recreation scene and all that but don't know much outside of that.