Take Your Retirement Dreams to Colorado
Moving to Colorado seems like the obvious choice considering Denver happens to be the nation's Baby Boomer capital with the highest number of boomers in the country. This beautiful state with it's breathtaking mountain ranges, deserts, and canyons offers an abundance of outdoor recreation adding to its reputation for being one of the healthiest states in the U.S. Colorado has 137 55+, and active lifestyle communities, so those looking to make the Centennial State home will have no trouble finding one to suit their needs.
With a population of over 5.3 million in 2014, Colorado is truly an outdoor enthusiast's dream, boasting diverse geography, and sports such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, or anything else that gets you out into the fresh air. Many retirement communities throughout the state provide ways to get fit, and have fun at the same time. Windsor Gardens in Denver is the state's largest active adult community, and offers a fitness center, aerobics studio, and a six acre nature trail. Urban city life or tucked away in the mountains, senior living doesn't get much better than this.
Colorado has some of the highest points of elevation in the country, with cooler temps in the mountain regions, and hot summers are much more comfortable thanks to low levels of humidity. There are over 300 days of sun making this the ideal place to take in the great outdoors. The average sales price for a home here is about $277K according to Zillow, with cost of living a bit higher than the national average. Colorado's active adult living communities provide options for single story traditional homes, or condominiums and town houses for those who prefer lower maintenance living.
Colorado offers retirees an enriching, and exciting place to call home. Activities come alive in the winter from boarding a ski lift in Aspen, to riding a horse drawn sleigh through the glistening snow. With over 35 winter recreation spots to chose from, this is the ideal place to gather with friends, and family. During warmer months, avid hikers can savor the majestic Rocky Mountains, or if a day on the greens is more your style, Colorado offers some of the most beautiful golf venues in the country. The state capital of Denver is an urban playground offering residents big name retailers, fine dining, and plenty of sightseeing. Enjoy an evening with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the ballet, or opera at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, or if you're an NFL fan, this city is home to the Denver Broncos. Colorado Springs is the second largest city, and is where you'll find the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and one of three U.S Olympic training centers. Colorado natives will tell you that this place is a photographers dream, and if you're a dog lover, you'll even find a cafe that welcomes your four legged friend!
Considering a move to Colorado? Visit Active Adult Living's website http://activeadultliving.com/CO/colorado for a directory of resale homes, and 55+ active living communities.
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