When local residents Elmer and Mayme Frasier donated land to open Frasier in 1960, they set out to create a vibrant retirement community to support Boulder’s seniors. Today, that commitment has flourished into an engaging lifestyle for a diverse group of residents who are spirited, intellectually curious, and active in the Boulder community. Our residents are former educators, musicians, politicians, scientists, professionals, and homemakers—they are the fabric that has helped to build Boulder, making it the unique city we live in today.

Boulder is recognized as one of America’s best-educated, most active, happiest, and healthiest communities. It is a top travel and recreation destination with an average of 300 sunny days each year. Considering all this, it’s no surprise that Boulder was recently name the No. 1 place in America to call home for the second year in a row by US News & World Report in its newly released list of Best Places to Live.

Our Connection with Boulder

Community Engagement

If there is an issue of interest, residents and staff will channel their passion and skills to become involved. Residents will speak at city council and local civic organizations, volunteer at area schools and nonprofits, and write op-eds or letters to the editor to have their voice heard. And, the Frasier door is always open for local leaders and politicians to stop by to keep residents abreast of local matters.

Adding Diversity

With a vibrant, thoughtful, and vocal community of hundreds of residents, Frasier ensures the senior “voice” is heard articulately on matters that affect older adults. We are an inclusive and welcoming community to individuals from all walks of life, offering intergenerational perspective and wisdom.

Major Employer

As a mission-driven organization, Frasier’s staff enjoy working in an environment where they know they make a difference daily. Frasier provides employment to more than 300 dedicated staff members, and partners with many other vendors and service providers throughout the community.

Economic Contributor

Our residents love to get out and enjoy all that Boulder has to offer, including the local shops and restaurants, cultural spots, and attractions along the Pearl Street Mall. Between residents and staff, we make a major economic contribution to the Boulder community.