Located to the northeast of the city of Boulder is an area referred to as "Gunbarrel". Though the address still reads Boulder on your mail the area is called "Gunbarrel" dating back to the 1800's when some land was traded for a gun as one story goes. No one seems to know for sure how it got the name. This area began to expand as a new subdivision in the early sixties because of it’s close proximity to IBM. Later the Boulder Country Club Golf Course was built and the influx of higher end homes developed around the course. Today it is a mix of condos, town homes and single family homes and is best known for it’s famous neighbor, Celestial Seasonings, located on the western fringe and drawing visitors from around the world. A small but diversified shopping plaza provides all the stables for day to day necessities along with several restaurants. A great area for cycling, seemingly endless bike paths and some of the best close in mountain bike oriented trails can be accessed from this area. Also located close to the Boulder Reservoir which provides a variety of recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, cycling and even a miniature airplane airport!