Gail  Walter, Home Buyer in Boulder County, CO

Just bought a house on 19th St in this area and am disturbed to hear that my tenant cannot open a window in the evenings for fear of an assailant.

Asked by Gail Walter, Boulder County, CO Thu Jul 26, 2012

Is it really true that windows cannot be left open in Goss-Grove?

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Hi Gail:

Crime can occur anywhere an it always is prudent to take some precautions, but i is hard to imagine that any neighborhood in Boulder is unusually bad. See the link below for general crime statistics for Boulder.

You can learn more about Goss - Grove at:

The area also has its own blog here:

I hope this helps!

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 23, 2012
It doesn't hurt to be cautious, but the crime rate is relatively low in Boulder. There are devices that prevent windows from being fully opened. They could still get fresh air, but keep the opening small enough to prevent entry. Are they trying to get out of the lease, or trying to get you to upgrade the property?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2012
We live on University Hill and we sleep with our windows open, but I have a dog and a husband at home with me. Every tenant will have a different tolerance level for crime in the neighborhood.

You can track crime with the weekly crime map from the City of Boulder:…

No crimes in Goss-Grove this week, but things are slower when school is out of session.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2012
Might I suggest a security system? You can ask the tenant if they will pay more rent if you install one. Talk to a few dealers about a possible solution.

We're all a bit edgy these days about crime, but if you look at statistics the chances of becoming a victim are quite low. Boulder is a particularly low crime area. It does have reports of assaults from time to time. People seem to have a heightened awareness, too. We should keep our heads, though. As is the case anywhere, some area are just more prone to incidents.

If worrying is making the tenant lose sleep, then buy a better air conditioner and keep the windows closed. Would a dog help?

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2012
I have lived in the Goss / Grove neighborhood for 2 1/2 years.
I leave my doors unlocked and windows wide open often.
The only challenges I have experienced is some times the kids party until 5 AM. Not all the time.
I have had 2 GPS stolen from my autos but that is it. (I now lock my car, as I leave it unattended for days sometimes)
However, I have never felt or been physically threatened, nor have I seen any physical violence in the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2012
As a twenty-plus year resident of this area, I have read about assaults and crimes in Boulder. There seems to be a higher concentration in the areas closer to downtown, like Goss-Grove, but I would check with the Boulder police department for up-to-date statistics. I don't think your tenants are being overly cautious.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2012
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