Denver is a city located in the South Platte River Valley in Colorado. It’s the most populous municipality in the state. Best known for mountains, retirees who are looking for a larger city with a wide selection of activities are sure to enjoy Denver.
Climate & Geography
Denver has a semi-arid continental climate. The average annual high temperature is in the mid 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the mid 30s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 15 inches of rainfall.
Denver is on the western edge of the High Plains and just east of the Front Edge of the Rocky Mountains. Cherry Creek and the South Platte River flow through the city. The elevation is exactly one mile above sea level.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Denver is a very scenic area offering a great amount of outdoor activities. Active adults frequently take a stroll and bike ride through the Denver Botanic Gardens, Mount Evans, and Washington Park. Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High are available for sports fans. Shopping ranges from farmers markets to fashion malls. Museums and art galleries are scattered throughout the city. Residents are sure to constantly find all kinds of activities in Denver.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is well above the national median. For pension and Social Security benefits, retirees ages 55 to 64 get a certain exemption and 65+ get a typically higher exemption. Military retirement benefits also abide by these regulations.
The top three regionally ranked medical centers and hospitals in Denver are UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Sky Ridge Medical Center. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is nationally ranked in seven adult specialties, high performing in four adult specialties, and high ranking in eight adult procedures/conditions. Porter Adventist Hospital is ranked high performing in urology and seven adult procedures/conditions. Sky Ridge Medical Center is nationally ranked in pulmonology and lung surgery, ranked high performing in two adult specialties, and ranked high performing in three adult procedures/conditions.