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11 Best Places to Retire in Colorado

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Reaching the age of retirement can be the beginning of a whole new adventure if you have the courage to uproot your life and go live in a new, exciting place where you can discover beautiful things, interesting people and just get to enjoy new scenery, so we’re going to take a look at the 11 best places to retire in Colorado.

Why Colorado? Well, for one thing because it’s beautiful. It is home to the Southern Rocky Mountains so there are amazing views to enjoy, not to mention hikes to be done. There are also the Great Plains you can check out if you want a change from the mountainous range. Sand dunes, canyons, rivers, lakes and beautiful forests are there to complete the geographical picture of one of the most diverse US states.

Best Places to Retire in Colorado

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For our list today we took a look at all of Colorado’s counties to see just how much the average home costs there, as well as how high the property taxes are, especially since this is the state that has some of the lowest residential property taxes in the entire country, with the average rate hitting just 0.63 percent. For example, in Pitkin County where you can find the highest median home price in the whole Colorado, namely $621,000, the tax barely hits $2,850 for a home this expensive.

We also took into account the cost of living index to make sure you won’t get your house for cheap and end up paying double for the daily expenses. Data comes from Sperling’s Best Places which encompasses information from a wealth of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Community Survey, the National Center for Education Statistics and more, as well as from SmartAsset where we calculated the property taxes for each county. If you’d like, you can as well take a look at the best places to retire in Oregon.

Without further ado, here are the 11 best places to retire in Colorado.

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