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Colorado draws people from all over the world with its majestic mountains, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and gorgeous weather. It’s consistently named one of the best places to retire when it comes to taxes, financial opportunity, and health. Whether it’s the clean mountain air, countless ski resorts, or stunning views, our Colorado communities will be a place you will love to call home.

Learn more about the unique benefits of retiring in Colorado and how to make your retirement dream a reality.

Benefits of Retiring in Colorado

1. Tax Breaks for Retirees

Retirees in Colorado enjoy immense tax benefits which include a large deduction on all retirement income and the state boasts some of the lowest property taxes in the country. Additionally, food and medicine are exempt from sales tax.

great-sand-dunes-national-park2. Outdoor Recreational Opportunities

Colorado is world-famous for its hiking, skiing, and exceptional scenery. The state has four national parks including Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

3. Healthy Living

Colorado has the second lowest obesity rate in the country and draws retirees from all over the country with an active lifestyle encouraged by outdoor recreation and the state’s mild climate. The state is ranked 8th in the nation for good health by the United Health Foundation

4. Access to City Life & Luxurious Amenities

Colorado features some of the country’s best universities and most bustling cities, offering residents access to all the amenities that come with being near a big city.

5. Small Town Americafarmers-markets

While Colorado is home to big cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, it also has an abundance of quaint shops, fresh and seasonal farmers markets, and small-town fairs. The state strikes a perfect balance between big city amenities and small town living.

6. Four Seasons

Many popular retirement destinations feature one or two seasons per year but retiring in Colorado means experiencing all four seasons every year. The mild climate still brings nearly 300 days of sunshine per year while still managing to fill ski resorts with a blanket of snow.

7. Unparalleled Culinary Experience

Colorado is home to 235 craft breweries and has some of the highest elevation vineyards in the entire world with more than 100 commercial wineries.  In Colorado Springs alone, there are 4000 restaurants serving American and international cuisine.

8. Cultural Experiences

Colorado is home to several museums including the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a bug museum and several science museums.

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The state is home to the United States Air Force Academy, drawing retirees to Sunday football games and frequent air shows from the U.S. Thunderbirds.

10. Premiere Health Care

Colorado has over 100 hospitals and two of those hospitals are nationally ranked and nine meet standards for strong performance.

Crunching Numbers

When thinking about the cost of a move to Colorado for retirement, first consider your current expenses and budget. Because most senior living is all-inclusive you won’t have many of your current expenses once you move. Carefully think through how much you spend each month on all your budget items. Once you fully understand how much it costs to live on your own, you will have a more comprehensive understanding of senior living costs.

You will also want to think through what amenities are included at potential communities. Many of our communities include a wide range of amenities including,

  • Regular housekeeping and linen services
  • True restaurant dining, with made to order meals
  • Engaging activities and social events
  • Home maintenance and yard work
  • Gym memberships and fitness classes through PrimeFit
  • Language lessons
  • Travel opportunities
  • Assisted living and memory care services, if needed

Exactly how much your monthly rate is will depend on the care being received, amenities being used, and apartment chosen. Our Colorado communities offer a wide range of lifestyle options and amenities and are willing to work with all budgets.

The cost of senior living in Colorado is $3,750 per month for assisted living care, higher than the national average of $2,877 per month.

Your Dream Retirement on Your Budget

From five star dining to customized fitness plans, Leisure Care living is fun and easy. We offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services at senior living communities throughout Colorado. We will work closely with you and your family to create a lifestyle that meets care and budget needs while taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer. Five-star fun. Five-star service. That’s our promise.

It’s your time to build your future. Contact us today to get started.

About the author

Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 7 years. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in advertising and has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Currently living in Okinawa, Japan, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her two children and golden retriever.


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