cademy Boulder. A vision. A place. A perspective. Three extraordinary communities nestled on the beautiful hillsides of Boulder, Colorado, designed and staffed to offer excellence in senior living for those looking for life’s next best. Our newest community, Academy Mapleton Hill is under construction now. We’re locally owned and committed to creating a place of vibrancy and wellbeing. We know that a good life is about community and encompasses  beauty and engagement and opportunity and choice. Design and the details matter. Come see!


Academy University Hill is located next to Chautauqua in Boulder, Colorado. What can we say about this beautiful spot on earth? Our visual space would never lead you to think we were a retirement community. But if you could imagine the best of Independent Living this might be it. It’s lovely, part of a lovely neighborhood, just a walk from Chautauqua and the Flatirons, and its filled with the kind of people you’d like to know.


Near Chautauqua. Near University of Colorado. Near to perfect!

Everyone wants a place to belong, a community to be a part of. Let Academy Senior Living be that place for you. In a neighborhood tucked between Chautauqua and Flagstaff Mountain, it’s a lovely world unto itself, full of grace and beauty and affection. It’s the much-loved home and workplace for 65 elders and 80+ employees, where no one wants to leave and no one wants to retire.

Academy Mapleton Hill

We understand the value of location. So, if you could imagine the perfect place to build a retirement community, this might be it. Its visual environs are spectacular, it’s part of the lovely historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood, and right next door are some of Boulder’s most beautiful open spaces. Just blocks away are Pearl Street Mall, University of Colorado, and some of Boulder’s favorite hiking and biking trails.

Offering a variety of residences – from apartments to single-family homes. All with Academy services.

The Academy Mapleton Hill Campus is under construction now. Between the walking paths, bicycle parking and storage, community gardens, dog play areas and fire pits, you’ll never have a shortage of activities right outside your door.


Imagine home with ten beautiful suites with high ceilings, large windows, generous closet space, private baths, and French doors leading to a private patio.

Picture a spacious living room adjoining a charming kitchen and dining room that invites gathering.

 Step through French doors and find yourself in a lovely walled garden full of light and water and flowers.  Think of a life of fullness with attention to detail and the best of care for the person you love.

We call it The Academy at Bella Vista.  A reimagined assisted living residence offering exceptional memory care in a lovely and warm family setting.

The Academy Difference

The Locations

We understand the value of location. So, if you could imagine the perfect place to build  retirement communities, this might be it. Our visual environs are spectacular, we’re part of incredible neighborhoods, and right next door to some of Boulder’s most beautiful open spaces. Just blocks away are Pearl Street Mall, University of Colorado, and some of Boulder’s favorite hiking and biking trails.

Academy Cultural events

Academy Boulder brings 20+ years of experience in creating communities of grace and excellence. We are creating a place of warm hospitality, beautiful and distinctive surroundings, elevated lifestyle, and personal choice. We paid attention over the years to what supports health and wellbeing for an individual and for a community.

The Architecture

Set in the spectacular foothills of Boulder, Colorado. Designed with the experience and wisdom of architects, city planners, and you — to be a uniquely beautiful and livable community.

Unique orientations and varied views, historic architecture, and the Academy Boulder community ensure that your new home will combine a relationship to the Boulder landscape that reflects your personal style.

Our experienced and creative design team will help you customize your finishes so your new home’s interior will perfectly reflect your unique design aesthetic.


Academy Amenities

Stimulating, supportive, relational — Academy life is one of intentional and curated amenities. We take dining well seriously. With an emphasis on quality and service, variety in venue and menu is par for the course!

Residents have access to a variety of community life activities with daily opportunities for discussion groups, art classes, bridge and book groups, hikes, concerts, lectures and outings, as well as weekly social gatherings and special celebrations.

Wellness options include state-of-the-art fitness programs as well as equipment, personal training, spa treatments, swimming and warm water therapy.

Boulder offers a wide range of natural and cultural attractions as well as being home to the University of Colorado’s Main Campus.

1. Boulder Creek Path

2. Mt. Sanitas Trailhead

3. Pearl Street Mall

4. Museum of Boulder

5. Boulder Public Library

6. Farmers Market


9. Dairy Arts Center


Academy Mapleton Hill

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