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Why Retire in Denver?

Why Retire in Denver? With countless things to do in Denver, CO, it’s no wonder so many active adults choose to retire in the mile-high city.

What’s so great about Denver?
In 2016, Denver was named America’s best place to live by U.S. News and World Report. Surrounded by the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, Denver is the second largest metropolitan area in the west (Phoenix, AZ being the first) and is home to 2,814,330 people. Whether you enjoy the business of city life, or would rather spend your time in the great outdoors, Denver has it all.

Where will I live when I retire?
Denver offers just about every retirement living situation imaginable. You will find active-adult communities, age-friendly communities, seniors apartments, independent living communities, and many other options. Not sure which one is best for you? Check out this article I posted a few weeks ago. It will help you determine which kind of community will fit your lifestyle when you retire.

What is the weather like?
Denver has a relatively mild climate, with the sun shining 300 days of the year. During your retirement in Denver, you will experience four distinctly different seasons. Try cross-country skiing during the snowy winter months, and hiking on the hundreds of trails just outside the city during the spring, summer, and fall.

What is the art and culture like?
Denver is a very artistic and culturally rich city. Downtown, you will find several museums, outdoor art exhibits, street art, festivals, etc. There are also seven specific parts of the city dedicated to art and culture, called the art districts. If you have a strong appreciation of art, or are an artist yourself, Denver is one of the best cities in America to retire.

What can I do with family when they visit?
Extremely family-friendly, Denver has much to offer children and grandchildren who come to visit. If your family is made up of raving sports fans, cheer on the Broncos (NFL) or the Nuggets (NBA) at a home game. Take a trip to the zoo, or visit one of the many amusement parks for a day of fun in the sun. Family will also enjoy Denver’s many shopping centers, museums, and restaurants.

Denver is a city that has something for everyone. Ready to start your home search? Give me a call at 702-244-1796 or contact me here. I would love to show you some of my favorite retirement communities in the Southeast Denver area.