What better feeling than knowing your retirement date is right around the corner? Regardless of how you picture spending these golden years, it’s important to have an idea of where you want to live once you stop working. Coloradans are fortunate to be able to choose from a number of locations that are perfect for retirees.
So let’s get to it. Here are the ideal Denver suburbs for those looking to retire in 2020.
Take a moment to think about what you see yourself doing during retirement. If it’s hitting the links on a regular basis, you’ll be glad to know that Lakewood offers two pristine municipal golf courses in Fox Hollow and Homestead. The city also boasts countless walking/hiking trails, fishing spots, and recreation centers.
Then there’s the convenience factor of Lakewood. Being minutes from downtown and I-70, you’ll have the flexibility to enjoy the best of both worlds. You could make your way to LoDo for a Rockies game one afternoon and then head west for a mountain getaway the next.
Not far from Lakewood, Golden caters more to the outdoor enthusiast. Explore over 400 acres of open space, as well as the always beautiful Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Not to mention, the views in this city are second to none.
That’s not all to like about Golden, though. Aside from picturesque settings, it has one of the most unique downtown areas along the Front Range. And for those who don’t know, Golden is home to the Coors Brewery.
There are few things Englewood doesn’t have for retirees. From golf courses to rec centers, you’ll have the essentials for a fun, active retirement. It’s worth noting that some of the state’s top medical facilities are in Englewood.
Do you anticipate spending a lot of time in Denver as you age? Then you’ll appreciate that Englewood is a quick 20-minute drive from the Mile High City. Just be aware that the cost of living tends to be higher than the other suburbs on this list.
Nearly 30 miles west of Denver, Evergreen consistently ranks as a top spot for retirees. According to SmartAsset, seniors make up 19% of the city’s population.
So why does such a high percentage of people leaving the workforce move to Evergreen? Let’s start with how much there is to do! Popular sights include Evergreen Lake, Evergreen Mountain, and Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.
You’re right, Fort Collins may not technically be a suburb of Denver. But just because it’s an hour north on I-25 doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it for your retirement home.
Several years ago, Fort Collins was chosen as America’s best small city by Money Magazine. Though it’s bustling like never before, Fort Collins still checks off multiple boxes for retirees. Ask any longtime resident and they’ll rave about the low crime rate, small-town feel, and second-to-none outdoor activities.
Perhaps your dream retirement involves being secluded from big city life altogether. If that’s the case, then you’ll definitely want to learn more about Estes Park. You won’t be the only one with this same idea, either, as seniors account for 33% of the town’s population.
It’s impossible to describe Estes Park in one paragraph. Between Rocky Mountain National Park and an iconic downtown, you’d be hardpressed to find a more attractive locale for retirees. The only downside to living here is that you’ll need to be prepared for harsh winters.
In terms of northern Denver suburbs, it’s hard to compare with Arvada. A quick drive through the city will show you that it has everything you need for a comfortable retirement. Shopping centers, theaters, and a historic downtown certainly highlight this community.
The best part about Arvada may be its affordability. Couple that with improved public transportation and it’s no wonder more Coloradans are settling in this city after their working years.
As you can see, the retirement possibilities are endless in and around the Denver metro area. Whether you’re planning on buying a single-family home or downsizing before you retire, you need the right agent by your side. This is where the team at American Home Agents comes into play.
We understand that every customer’s situation is different. That said, you can count on us to go above and beyond from start to finish. This means being responsive throughout the home buying process while also answering questions you have.
Experience the difference of working with a realtor who’s in it for you! Contact American Home Agents at (303) 695-5900.