Why Not Retire in Denver?
Colorado is the third fastest-aging state in the country, and more and more people are heading toward retirement in the Mile High City. And no wonder: The Denver area has lots to offer: a good job market, stable economy, diverse housing options, a sunny, dry climate, and countless community and outdoor activities.
Who’s Retiring in Denver These Days?
Colorado saw big population growth from 1970–1980, and now the Baby Boomer generation is aging into retirement.
More recently Denver has attracted a younger crowd thanks to a booming tech sector and relatively affordable housing as compared to coastal cities. And when younger families settle, grandparents often follow to be closer to kids and grandkids.
The Benefits of Retiring in Denver
The Denver area has a lot to offer folks entering their golden years.
Denver’s strong job market offers excellent opportunities for consulting and other part-time gigs or “side hustles.” Many people heading into retirement still want or need to work. The Front Range has mainstay industries such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and tourism; as well as science labs, universities, health care, and of course the burgeoning tech and cannabis industries. Not to mention the service economy which supports all of this activity.
The climate is great. Spend a winter in Denver and you’ll never want to go back to the East Coast for those dreary months. It’s sunny most days, and even when it’s cold, it’s pleasant if you’re in the sun. As for summers, while it does get hot, it’s a dry heat and not so oppressive, especially if you can find some shade.
Hello, outdoors! The Rockies are a quick drive from Denver and even closer to some of Colorado’s suburbs and mountain towns. The mountains provide beautiful scenery for skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, boating, camping—you name it.
Culture is alive and well. Downtown museums, arts districts, gardens, music festivals, universities, Red Rocks, and many historical sites—Denver has a thriving cultural scene.
Mentoring, volunteering, and teaching opportunities abound with numerous schools, universities, and community centers.
There are plenty of accommodation for seniors. This fast-growing sector of the population has theColorado Senior Lobby to keep senior initiatives and interests, such as the senior property tax exemption, front and center at the state capitol.
Senior Real Estate in Denver
If you’re looking for assisted living or retirement communities in or near Denver, you’ll find an overwhelming array of options and prices, and the prospect of beginning this search can be daunting. Whether you’re thinking about the short or long term, assisted or independent living, renting or buying, it’s a good idea to talk to a specialist who can help assess your needs, consider all the factors, and help you navigate your options. A certified SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) professional with an established network of service providers is a good first step, so just click to schedule a call or dial 720.514.9540 to chat.
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Aging in Place
Aging in place is great for folks who are in their “forever home” and don’t want to move. Keep in mind that as we age, needs change, and often modifications and adjustments need to be made to the property. Fortunately there are many senior services that have sprung up to serve this growing need.
Maybe your current house is too big. Maybe its mortgage and property taxes are too high, or it’s too much work to maintain, or it’s not in an ideal location for this new chapter of life. Downsizing your housing, space-wise and/or price-wise, can help “right-size” for your lifestyle and budget.
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Want to Know More?
Colorado and Denver have a lot to offer you for your golden years. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch at 720.514.9540!