Colorado 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Known for its mountain ranges and scenic landscapes, Colorado is the perfect place for retirees seeking an active lifestyle. The state is geographically diverse, home to several national parks, forests, and monuments, and offers no shortage of recreational activities for active adults. Residents of 55+ communities in Colorado love the state’s four distinct seasons, the cultural amenities found in major metro areas, and the expanse of preserved natural land.

Known for its mountain ranges and scenic landscapes, Colorado is the perfect place for retirees seeking an active lifestyle. The state is geographically diverse, home to several national parks, forests, and monuments, and offers no shortage of recreational activities for active adults. Residents of 55+ communities in Colorado love the state’s four distinct seasons, the cultural amenities found in major metro areas, and the expanse of preserved natural land.

Colorado Climate & Geography

With a wide variety of land, including forests, plains, mountains, and deserts, Colorado has a mix of climates throughout the state. In general, summers are warm, dry, and typically moderated by elevation. Winters are cold and have nearly double the snowfall of the national average. Colorado temperatures can range drastically between morning and night, especially during the summers.

Colorado encompasses the southern Rocky Mountains, the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau, and the western edge of the Great Plains. The western side is mountainous, while the eastern side is mostly farmland, rangeland, and small farming villages. Most of the population lives in the Front Range on the eastern side of the Rockies, in and around Denver.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment in Colorado

One of Colorado’s biggest draws is its abundance of outdoor recreation. The state has four national parks, eight national monuments, 11 national forests, and numerous refuges, wilderness areas, and conservation areas. Hiking, biking trails, and rock climbing are major activities in the state. The Garden of the Gods at the base of Pikes Peak located near Colorado Springs is a natural geological formation and one of the most popular rock-climbing sites in the U.S.

Other popular outdoor activities in Colorado include golfing with scenic mountain views, skiing on dry, fresh powder in the winter, and rafting through the canyons.

Colorado also has plenty of cultural and entertainment options for residents to enjoy. Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the most famous outdoor venues in the country and hosts concerts and shows in the large geographical formation. The area between Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins is known as the “Napa Valley of beer” because of its density of craft breweries. In addition, the Denver metropolitan area has multiple museums, art galleries, and theaters.

Colorado Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Colorado is higher than the national average, which is mainly because housing is more expensive. Groceries and transportation are just above average as well, but utilities and health care are below.

Though Colorado does tax all forms of retirement income, including Social Security, 401(k)s, IRAs, and pensions, they are eligible for deduction. This deduction is up to $20,000 for retirees aged 55 to 64, and up to $24,000 for those above 65. Similarly, the state offers a homestead exemption for retirees who have lived in their home for 10 years. The average sales tax rate is 7.5 percent, which is fairly high, but groceries and prescription medication are exempt.

Health Care in Colorado

Residents of 55+ communities in Colorado benefit from the active lifestyle and excellent medical care in the state. Colorado scores highly on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top six states. Its three major metropolitan areas, Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins, also all rank in the top 15 communities across the country. 

There are three hospitals that are nationally ranked by U.S News in the state: UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, and Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker. Porter Adventist Hospital and SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver are both rated as high performing, as is Penrose-St Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs.

 


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51 communities near Colorado

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Windsor Gardens

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 2689 Homes (55 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1962 - 1973
  • 5 reviews

Heather Gardens

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Low $500ks
  • 2426 Homes (46 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1973 - 1986
  • 3 reviews

Heritage at Eagle Bend Golf Club

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1442 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2008
  • 3 reviews
Anthem Ranch - Broomfield, CO

Anthem Ranch

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1300 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2018
  • 3 reviews

Heritage Todd Creek

For Sale
  • High $600ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1300 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 4 reviews

Centennial at RiverWalk

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $800ks
  • 552 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 2001
  • 1 reviews

Fairway Villas at Green Valley Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $600ks
  • 220 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2011 - 2021
  • 2 reviews

The Villas at Great Plains Park

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $400ks
  • 80 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2014
  • 1 reviews

Gleneagles Village

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $900ks
  • 345 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 2001
  • 2 reviews
The Cottages at MacKenzie Place - Fort Collins, CO

The Cottages at MacKenzie Place

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $500ks
  • 83 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2016
  • No Reviews

Hilltop at Inspiration

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1650 Homes (15 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • 4 reviews

Skyestone

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $900ks
  • 532 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - 2019
  • 1 reviews

Verona

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 506 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2011 - Present
  • 5 reviews
The Reserve at Green Valley Ranch - Aurora, CO

The Reserve at Green Valley Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 500 Homes (16 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

Solstice

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - High $1Ms
  • 400 Homes (5 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

Lincoln Creek

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $700ks
  • 397 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews

Gate N Green

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $700ks
  • 300 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1999
  • No Reviews

Lakeshore at Centerra

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks
  • 280 Homes (8 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2014
  • No Reviews

Sterling Ranch Patio Villas

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 248 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Sunstone Village at Terrain - Castle Rock, CO

Sunstone Village at Terrain

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 240 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Retreat at Banning Lewis Ranch - Colorado Springs, CO

The Retreat at Banning Lewis Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $900ks
  • 236 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Solana Lakewood - Lakewood, CO

Solana Lakewood

For Rent
  • 1900s - 2900s
  • 230 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews

Overture 9th + CO

For Rent
  • 207 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Green Gables Reserve - Lakewood CO

Green Gables Reserve

For Sale
  • Low $700ks - Low $1Ms
  • 165 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Avenida at Centerra - Loveland, CO

Avenida at Centerra

For Rent
  • 1900s - 4100s
  • 154 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • Completed 2023
  • No Reviews

The Patios at The Meadows

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $900ks
  • 153 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - 2018
  • No Reviews

The Villas

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 145 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1968 - 1972
  • No Reviews

Encore at Eastlake

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $600ks
  • 140 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2018
  • No Reviews

Parkview

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 138 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • No Reviews
Regency at Montaine - Castle Rock, CO

Regency at Montaine

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 130 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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