Living in the Denver area means four seasons, plenty of recreational activities, and modern communities like Heather Gardens in Aurora.

Active adults seeking plentiful sunshine, a relaxed way of life, and an abundance of recreational opportunities will delight in all Denver has to offer. The Mile High City is situated just east of a major mountain range and provides a comfortable climate with more sunny days a year than Miami or San Diego.

Here, residents can play golf all year long, savor spectacular mountain views, and enjoy world-class entertainment—the Denver Performing Arts Complex boasts nine theaters seating 10,000 people, second only to New York’s Lincoln Center.   

Denver is also one of the country’s few cities to be home to seven professional sports teams. Within a mile radius, Downtown Denver features three major sports stadiums. Active adults can cheer for their favorite team or enjoy a night out on the town at the horse races or a professional rodeo. Residents can also explore the city using B-cycle, Denver’s innovative bike-sharing program. Here’s a look at three outstanding 55+ communities in the Denver area. 

Anthem Ranch – Broomfield

Low $400s - Low 1Ms

Nestled between Boulder and Denver, Anthem Ranch is an age-restricted community located in the upscale city of Broomfield. Retirees craving low-maintenance living, exceptional amenities, and a vibrant social atmosphere will find themselves right at home at Anthem Ranch.

The master-planned community, which features a section for 45+ adults, is home to 1,300 luxurious single-family homes that range in size from 1,200 to over 2,800 square feet. Homeowners can easily befriend neighbors at one of the more than 50 clubs and interest groups.   

Fairway Villas at Green Valley Ranch – Denver

Mid $300s - Low $400s

Active adults who are happiest in the great outdoors will relish in the many exceptional amenities offered at Fairway Villas Green Valley Ranch. This 55+ community in Denver is home to the stunning 18-hole Green Valley Ranch golf course, which hosts the Colorado Open Golf Championships.

In addition to exclusive rates and preferred tee times, homeowners can take advantage of a 7,400-square-foot clubhouse along with indoor and outdoor kitchens complete with a dining terrace and fire pit. Single-family homes range in size from 2,090 to 2,764 square feet and each floor plan includes a second-floor “smart space” for a bonus living area, storage space, or home office. New buyers can customize their ranch-style home to suit their exact specifications. Fairway Villas is the closest 55+ community to Denver’s regional international airport, making travel a breeze.

Heather Gardens – Aurora

High $100s - Mid $400s

Just 14 miles southeast of downtown Denver, Heather Gardens in Aurora is an established 55+ community that exudes charm. Home to a 9-hole executive golf course, winding walking trails, and picturesque ponds, this resort-style community shines with beauty.

Residents can catch up with friends at the 50,000-square-foot clubhouse, tap into their creative side at the crafts studio or ceramics studio, or dine at the neighborhood’s onsite Rendezvous Restaurant. Home to 2,426 residences, homebuyers have their choice of housing options. A full-time activities director keeps the social calendar full, allowing active adults to share life with like-minded neighbors.