The Newlands neighborhood is just north of the historical Mapleton area. Anchored by the North Boulder Park complete with baseball field, playgrounds and picnic area the Newlands area has become one of the most popular neighborhoods in town. Due in part to it’s close proximity to downtown and Pearl Street Mall and it’s close access to the foothills and one of the most popular hiking trails in town the Mount Sanitas Trail. A very popular shopping area, Ideal Market Shopping Plaza, is close by and offers a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and assorted necessity shops all within walking distance. It’s also a very popular meeting place for cyclists, runners and skiers to meet. These factors have increased the value of homes in this neighborhood dramatically over the last 15 years.