I live in Dakota Ridge for a lot of reasons. First, its a great family neighborhood with a mixture of new and old families. I love the location which is next to open space and trails, and close to all the conveniences that I need; coffee shops, restaurants, grocery shopping. I can walk to these locations or its a very short drive. Dakota Ridge is also a great place to live if you like to ride your bike with easy access to the country roads north and east of Boulder and mountain canyons. Dakota Ridge has a mountain living feel being so close to the foothills, and open space and we frequently see Coyotes, deer, fox, and recently a bear. Dakota Ridge also has frequent transit service with direct access to downtown Boulder.