I may be transferring to Boulder in the Fall for work and will be coming out for a visit soon and my only mode of transportation will be on a bike. I will be there for only 6 days, so I want to ride around to find a possible location to live, most likely outside Boulder due to how expensive it is. Also, I love a ride to work. I am fine with riding up to about 12 miles one way. My work location is right next to the 29th Street Mall. It would be great to have a commute on a trail most of the way and bike lanes on quiet streets the rest. I don't mind going a little out of the way for a more relaxed ride. I am used to wild Pittsburgh traffic with no shoulders much, but it would be great to not deal with that anymore if at all possible. What areas would be good for a single mid 40 year old? I don't mind seclusion or a little neighborhood, or really any style living. My budget would be around $1,150 or less and I don't care how small the place is, but it would be really cool if it had two bedrooms, but I know that probably isn't possible.
Thanks for any help.