State of Colorado - Denver Senior Communities
Considering one of the Denver senior communities in the state of Colorado?
If you are tired of over-population and are looking for a place where you can walk and get out and do things, a place with great infrastructure, great public transportation, a place with numerous parks and an actual Downtown, The Mile High City may be just what you are looking for.
While the cost-of-living in Denver is relatively high, its still lower than many cities like New York and San Francisco. There are several areas in and around the city where you can still find a nice home for under $200,000.
Many people think that winters in Denver are harsh but since Denver sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, it has relatively mild winters with an average January high temperature of 30 degrees F. Summers are also mild with the average July temperature of 73 degrees F. Even when temperatures do reach 90, the humidity is extremely low making it very livable and the fact that Denver averages 300 days of sunshine a year makes it very appealing to many retirees.
If you love the lifestyle that cities have to offer but also enjoy a walk in the park, the Mile High City boasts more than 4,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways, which include 2,500 urban natural acres, over 300 acres of parks designated Rivers & Trails and an additional 14,000 acres of spectacular mountain parks.
There are hundreds of museums and galleries located throughout the city. If you enjoy sports, there are several professional sports teams as well as The University of Denver Pioneers with 26 NCAA National Championships.
If golf is your game, Denver has over 20 public and private courses that will challenge even the most avid golfer. In fact, Parker's Colorado Golf Club, which opened for play in 2007 is one of the premier new courses in America and has been selected as the site of the 71st Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf.
So where are the best Denver senior communities in the state of Colorado? Well, when it comes to the hottest retirement spots in the Downtown area, LoDo, Denvers Lower Downtown Historic District would have to top the list. A two-bedroom condo in an elevator building sells for about $400,000, making it a little pricey. But, LoDo has most conveniences within walking distance and what you can't get in the district, you can find by hopping on the 16th Street Mall Shuttle, a free bus that connects some of Denver's most popular destinations.
Anthem Ranch by Del Webb, is an age restricted active adult community located halfway between Denver and Boulder. At the heart of Anthem Ranch is the 30,000 sq. ft. Aspen Lodge Recreation Center, which, when finished, will feature a full-time Lifestyle Director and loads of activities including:
A Fitness Center (Aerobic Equipment, Weight Equipment)
An Indoor Walking Track
An Indoor Pool
A Billiards Room
A Computer Resource Room
A Coffee/Juice Bar
An Aerobics/Dance Room
An Outdoor Pool with a Hot Tub and Whirlpool
An Outdoor Gazebo and Bar
Bocce Ball Courts
Neighborhood and Pocket Parks
An Outdoor Entertainment Area (Amphitheater)
A Picnic Pavilion
And a Trail System
There is also a 90 Acre City/County Park in the making within the community with a 30-acre Reservoir with a Fishing Pier. Homes here range from $278,000 - $615,000.
If you are on a fixed income and in need of a little more assistance, The Argyle, established by The Ladies Relief Society of Denver in 1874, is one of many assisted living senior communities in the state of Colorado. They offer three levels of care for low and moderate income seniors:
The Argyle Park Independent Living
The Argyle Square Assisted Living
Raleigh Gardens Enhanced Assisted Living
The Argyle offers on-site services such as massage therapy, a full service beauty salon and a dental health program.
Heritage Todd Creek in nearby Thornton, Colorado is a private gated community designed for active adults age 55+. Built by one of the nation's top homebuilders, Lennar Homes, Heritage Todd Creek is home to a brand-new championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills.
These are only a few of the many Denver senior communities in the state of Colorado that you may want to consider if you think that Denver may top your list of "Best Places To Retire".
The bottom linethe cost of living is higher than many other areas of the US, the climate is much cooler and housing prices are above the national median home price, but Denver is full of interesting places to see and things to do. Retirees can enjoy professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey almost year-round. There are fabulous art museums, theaters, fine dining and concert halls. And the Rocky Mountains are not just a backdrop but a playground, providing excellent skiing, hiking and other outdoor opportunities.
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