A recent article by Kiplinger ranked Colorado as the 18th best place for people to retire in the United States; Forbes Magazine also included Colorado Springs in its 2018 roundup of retirement cities. Of course, we are not surprised at these rankings, as we are clearly fans of our beautiful city (it’s hard not to want to keep it a secret)!
There are a few reasons why Colorado, and Colorado Springs specifically, is a popular place for people to retire. First, our winters are incredibly mild compared to the east coast. Even though we receive snow and gloomy days, our state still gets an average 300 days of sunshine. Therefore, it’s common for a snow to melt and evaporate within just a couple days here in Colorado Springs. For folks used to grey blizzards and wet snow from November to April, Colorado is paradise.
Further, Colorado Springs is booming with retirement folks because, let’s be frank, Denver has run out of space and become unaffordable for many.
Unless you are looking to purchase a property near Denver International Airport – which is quite far from both the city and the mountains – it’s almost impossible to find a home. Colorado Springs’ real estate prices, while increasing, are also still lower than those in our capital city.
Another reason Colorado is a favorite retirement state? We are one of the healthiest states in the country.
And we love the outdoor adventures! For retired people looking to hike, climb, bike, ski, and enjoy the mountains, this is the place to be.
Finally, we believe Colorado (specifically Colorado Springs) is where people want to live because we are friendly people.
We love our mountains and do right by our city. We also take care of our homes, meaning buyers can find properties that have been meticulously cared for (specifically ranch-style homes).
If you plan to retire this year or have retired family looking for a fun mountain city to settle down, we would love to talk with them about Colorado Springs! It really is one of the greatest places to make a home. Don’t take our word for it though – Kiplinger and Forbes also say so!