Thistle Overview

A private non-profit organization, Thistle is part of the heart and soul of Boulder County. Thistle develops, manages and preserves quality, permanently affordable rental and ownership homes in Boulder County. Since our founding in 1985, we’ve created over 1,000 affordable homes. With our valued partners, we invest in our properties to preserve and enhance over $45M in community assets.

We believe affordable housing is more than just a place to live. Thistle contributes to the diversity and inclusivity of our communities by creating comfortable, quality homes in welcoming neighborhoods and supporting working and low-income families to live near where they work. We listen to our residents and practice empathetic management, and partner with service providers for the benefit of our residents, staff and community.

Why Thistle?

Ten great reasons to rent a Thistle apartment:
1. Clean quality rentals at a price you can afford
2. All of our communities are close to parks, schools, restaurants, shopping and public transportation
3. Experienced, well-trained, customer service-oriented staff − Se habla español
4. We promptly respond to your routine service requests
5. All our Longmont properties are in the Crime Free Multi-Housing program
6. Your rent is affordable, allowing you to save for education, home buying, basic necessities or starting a business
7. All properties offer off-street parking spaces
8. All Boulder properties have fire-suppressant sprinklers installed
9. Established property management operation since 1989 with experienced leasing team
10. We appreciate our residents

Thistle Resources


Crime Free, AMI, Section 8 and more

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Preserving Mobile Home Communities in Colorado

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An Overview of Thistle's Development Activity

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A Summary of Thistle's PM Experience

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Community Research

Thistle Residents' and Community Members' Attitudes Toward Affordable Housing

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Special Thanks TO THESE PEOPLE

An appreciation of our volunteers and key staff

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