Denver is the largest city in the Centennial State as well as its capital. With nearly 800,000 residents, the city has become a popular destination for active adults and Colorado retirees due to its abundance of outdoor recreation, natural scenery, and bustling metropolitan entertainment centers.
Popular attractions include the Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, and Empower Field at Mile High, home of the NFL’s Denver Broncos. Residents can also enjoy the great outdoors throughout all four seasons at the nearby Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Cherry Creek State Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Within Denver, active adults can find a dog-friendly, walkable city with up-and-coming restaurants, breweries, and historic districts, such as Larimer Square. The city offers an abundance of annual events and gatherings, including music festivals, farmers markets, and food and wine festivals. Retirees can also find numerous options for affordable condominium homes in communities full of amenities and lifestyle opportunities.
Here are four age-restricted communities with condos for sale in Denver, CO.
Low $200s – Mid $400s
Windsor Gardens is located on the east side of Denver, close to multiple golf courses, shopping centers, and restaurants. Residents of the community’s 2,689 homes have no shortage of entertainment options due to the lively surrounding area as well as plenty of fun within the community itself.
Windsor Gardens boasts a 35,000-square-foot clubhouse filled with a fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, classrooms, artistic studios, gathering spaces, and an auditorium that hosts regular concerts and events. The community also surrounds Emerald Greens Golf Course, a 9-hole course with a pro shop that offers both resident and non-resident memberships.
The condominium homes at Windsor Gardens are thoughtfully designed with the active adult lifestyle in mind, providing an opportunity to downsize without giving up conveniences like gourmet kitchens, full owner’s suites, and lanais. There are several floor plans to choose from ranging from 720 to 2,145 square feet, so active adults can find the right fit for their individual needs and preferences.
Condominium owners also live a maintenance-free lifestyle thanks to the homeowners’ association (HOA), giving them time to explore activities both in and out of the community. Windsor Gardens hosts dozens of clubs, meet-ups, and outings, including book club, horseshoes, casino trips, and the Lunch Bunch.
Mid $200s – Low $500s
With 2,426 single-family, attached, and condominium homes, Heather Gardens is a sizable community located in Aurora, an eastern suburb of Denver. Homes are in a pleasant park-like setting where friends and neighbors can meet-up for picnics, sunbathe by the outdoor pool, play horseshoes, and enjoy the outdoors close to home.
Heather Gardens includes 198 acres of well-maintained landscaping, scenic ponds, walking and biking trails, greenspaces, and a 9-hole golf course with a putting green and a pro shop. The indoor amenities included in the spacious 50,000-square-foot clubhouse include the Rendezvous Restaurant, a fireplace lounge, a ballroom, a fitness center, and multiple arts-and-crafts studios.
When residents aren’t enjoying the on-site amenities, the 60+ lifestyle clubs and activities, or exploring the surrounding area, they can spend time at home enjoying their comfortable condominium. There are over a dozen condominium floor plans that range from 780 to 2,000 square feet with one to three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms. Many of these floor plans feature owner’s suites, dens, balconies, and updated kitchens with breakfast bars.
Low $400s – High $800s
The tight-knit Centennial at RiverWalk community includes just 100 condominium homes located within the master-planned RiverWalk development. Ideal for downsizing, these Denver condos for sale offer comfortable features such as fireplaces, breakfast bars, and balconies with scenic views.
The convenient location in the suburb of Littleton puts residents of Centennial at RiverWalk less than 20 minutes from Downtown Denver. Close to home are multiple attractions like Highland Ranch Mansion and Littleton Museum, shopping centers along South Santa Fe Drive, and parks such as Chatfield State Park which has miles of trails and a large reservoir.
Residents can get to know their neighbors better at the community-exclusive clubhouse. The clubhouse boasts 12,000 square feet of amenities, which include a fitness center, billiards room, banquet room, library, lounge, and a dining room with a catering kitchen. Outside, residents can explore the community’s walking and biking trails and take a dip in the outdoor pool. Residents meet up at the clubhouse and many other places for activities, clubs, and events, including dinner outings, community coffee meetups, bingo, Tai Chi, and water aerobics.
High $500s – Mid $1Ms
Located south of Denver in the suburb of Highlands Ranch, Verona is an age-restricted community that will have 506 attached and condominium homes upon completion. Construction of Verona started in 2011, offering homebuyers the opportunity to live in a new condo in a prime location.
The community is located across the street from a scenic lake, McLellen Reservoir, and residents have access to numerous other outdoor recreation locales nearby, including Chatfield State Park, Bluffs Regional Park, and Roxborough State Park. Verona’s location puts residents about 30 minutes south of Downtown Denver.
The condominium homes included in the Manor Collection range from 1,240 to 1,641 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The condominium homes offer features such as flex rooms, dining rooms, covered patios, kitchens with central islands that have sinks and breakfast bars, and full owner’s suites.
Verona also has amenities available to residents such as an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, and walking and biking trails. Residents regularly get together for social events, such as nature walks, wine tastings, ice cream socials, and an annual block party, as well as athletic meetups at a local park, including badminton, bocce ball, Tai Chi, and Yoga.