Denver is a unique place
to retire since it has over 300 days of sunshine, it's
in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and is full
of big city activities in a smaller city. With the town
of Boulder less than an hour away, it's possible to
take classes at a world class university in a town with
a unique culture. Denver has one of the biggest airports
and is a major hub for airlines so traveling almost
anywhere is possible by hopping on a plane. While it
does snow quite a bit during the winter, Denver's large
amounts of sunshine melt it away quickly which makes
winters in Denver not as miserable as it might seem
at first glance.
Many consider Denver Colorado
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S.
Retirement Housing Options:
In Denver there are unique housing options which include
condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises, retirement communities,
lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums, top end townhouses
and other housing for over 55 boomers and seniors.
Colorado Retirement Communities
Ranch - Active Adult Retirement Community Denver CO
16583 Las Brisas Drive Broomfield, Colorado 80023
Enjoy life on your own terms...with world-class amenities,
resort style activities, and the unparalleled living
experience you've come to expect from Del Webb, the
leader in active adult communities. Anthem Colorado
is within minutes of downtown Denver and Boulder where
residents will find extensive shopping, fabulous restaurants,
a variety of civic and cultural opportunities, and several
major sports complexes. denver.citysearch.com boulder.citysearch.com
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center is a state-of-the-art
medical facility that is located approximately 5 miles
from Anthem Colorado
Mirasol Senior Community Loveland,
CO 80538 (photo above)
Mirasol is an adult community age 55 plus. Service enhanced,
maintenance free living. Home ownerhsip and rental options
Here are some other reasons to choose
living in Denver.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Denver offers many opportunities with civic groups and
hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues.
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Denver is quite
beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Denver is great since
there are more specialists and medical services available
and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.