“Once I decided to retire it was nice to move to a small town. Things are more relaxed and convenient. I can enjoy my retirement in peace and feel safe. I love it!” - Judith in Colorado

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55 Plus Communities in Colorado

Mirasol Senior Community - Loveland, CO
Mirasol is an adult community age 55 plus. Service enhanced, maintenance free living. Home ownerhsip and rental options available.

Anthem Ranch Denver - Broomfield, CO
World-class amenities, resort style activities, and the unparalleled living experience you've come to expect from Del Webb, the leader in active adult communities.

Co metro areas include:
Boulder, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Denver-Aurora, CO
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
Grand Junction, CO
Greeley, CO
Pueblo, CO


55 Plus Communities in Colorado's Best Small Towns

There are many small towns in Colorado perfect for retirement living. Many are near the metro areas and some more removed. Best Small Towns in Colorado For Retirement Living include: Ft Collins, Boulder , Silverthorne, Montrose, Canon City, Aspen - more below:

Colorado is filled with large parks, trails and other recreational facilities. The air that you breathe alone is fresh and that is something that many working people do not get living in the city. Colorado is really a sight to behold where summers are warm and dry and where the snow frosts and coats the trees during winter. If you want to take a look outside and be in constant amazement whenever you do, then Colorado is definitely a place to consider. It is a great retirement place for those who are tired of living the stressful and fast paced lifestyle.

Best Small Towns in Colorado

Colorado is considered the healthiest and most active of all the states in the U.S. From skiing to horseback riding, this state has it all when it comes to retiring. Some of the best small towns in the state offer eclectic shops, fine dining and even wine tasting. It is no wonder why Colorado is considered one of the best places to live in the country.

Below are a few of the best small town in Colorado and the reasons why they are considered to be the best of the best.

Beaver Creek

Attached to its satellite community of Arrowhead Village, Beaver Creek is becoming a popular town for retirees to visit and take root in. There are plenty of slopes for skiing, unique boutiques for shopping and more eateries than you can shake a stick at. The community is bustling with exhilaration like no other town. Stylish hotels line the walkways, which are not only heated but moving as well. Outdoor escalators offer a convenient way to get from one shop to another.

Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a skier’s dream which offers challenging runs of newly powdered slopes and a beautiful base village that is reminiscent of a 1800s mining town. The storefronts are wooden and offer a rich historic feel for all who visit. Some of the finest steakhouses are found in the town and retirees from all over Colorado are finding Crested Butte to be one of the most active yet quaint communities in the state.

Scenic view of Colorado

Grand Junction

One of the most attractive components of Grand Junction, Colorado is the historic main street that appears to be set back in time. Surrounded by over 17 different wineries, the community is becoming a beautiful place to visit by friends and family and a top notch place to retire. Local wine tastings are one of the most popular events, as well as visiting the many orchards and fruit farms located around the community. You will never grow short of fresh peaches, cherries or apples. Horseback riding and hiking are among the most popular outdoor adventures found in the area.


This enchanting Victorian mining town is nestled at the end of a large canyon and located near the base of Mountain Village. The area is full of ski resorts, rental properties and a large array of hotels. Telluride has become popular among retirees because of the number of activities offered within the small town. From fine dining to a late evening gondola ride, Telluride offers much more than the standard retirement community.


Vail is a hotspot for skiing and hosts some of the finest ski resorts in the country. For the active retiree, there are too many activities to list, but for the slower-paced individual, sight-seeing, window-shopping and fine dining can’t be beat in Vail. The area offers as much skiing as it does beauty. For those wishing to take up photography or a new hobby in painting, Vail offers one-of-a-kind opportunities. Take a class from a world-renowned artist or learn a new outdoor sport in this wonderful area full of charm and adventure.

Winter Park

Located about an hour’s drive from Denver, Winter Park is a stylish community full of unique shopping destinations, fine restaurants, interesting nightlife and plenty of places to ski. Active seniors take part in weekly meetings with friends to sight see or go on a hiking adventure. The area is close enough to world-class healthcare and medical facilities without being centrally located in the city.

Among the many options, these are also some of the best places to retire in Colorado. Upon hearing the word "retirement", Boulder is surely on top of the list of places to see.

Boulder -

It is where Colorado University is and the town is just so peaceful that you won't be able to help but forget your worries and anxieties.


The largest city is also appealing to the elderly who still wants a semblance of urban living even though they are already retired.

Colorado Springs-

This is often the favorite retirement place of former military men who have learned to love the area.





and Pueblo.

Whether it is you or a loved one who recently retired, consider the best places to retire in Colorado that were mentioned above.

55 Plus Communities in Colorado

MacKenzie Place at Colorado Springs - If you’re 55 or older, The Cottages offer a purchase opportunity with access to all of the campus amenities. Prefer to lease with all amenities included? Check out The Terrace, our Independent Living apartments.

Mirasol Senior Community, a 55 Plus Community in Loveland CO.

SPRING CREEK CHALET Western Colorado's Unique Retirement Concept. Located in beautiful Montrose, Colorado.

Communities and towns in Colorado include:

Northglenn Arvada Aurora Broomfield Commerce City Dupont Eldorado Springs Lafayette Louisville Westminster Wheat Ridge Agate Bennett Byers Castle Rock Deer Trail Elbert Elizabeth Englewood Franktown Kiowa Larkspur Littleton Louviers Monument Palmer Lake Parker Sedalia Strasburg Watkins Denver Boulder Golden Alma Bailey Black Hawk Bond Breckenridge Buffalo Creek Burns Central City Clark Climax Coalmont Como Conifer Cowdrey Dillon Dumont Evergreen Empire Fairplay Fraser Frisco Georgetown Granby Grand Lake Grant Hartsel Hot Sulphur Springs Idaho Springs Idledale Indian Hills Jamestown Jefferson Kittredge Kremmling Leadville Mc Coy Morrison Nederland Oak Creek Parshall Phippsburg Pine Grove Pinecliffe Rand Rollinsville Shawnee Silver Plume Steamboat Springs Tabernash Toponas Walden Ward Winter Park Yampa Silverthorne Longmont Allenspark Estes Park Bellvue Berthoud Dacono Drake Erie Firestone Fort Collins CO Frederick Glen Haven Hygiene Johnstown Laporte Livermore Loveland Lyons Masonville Mead Milliken Niwot Red Feather Lakes Severance Timnath Wellington Windsor Brighton Ault Briggsdale Carr Eastlake Eaton Evans Fort Lupton Galeton Gilcrest Gill Greeley Henderson Hudson Keenesburg Kersey La Salle Lucerne Nunn Orchard Pierce Platteville Roggen Weldona Wiggins Fort Morgan Log Lane Village Akron Amherst Atwood Brush Crook Eckley Fleming Grover Haxtun Hereford Hillrose Holyoke Idalia Iliff Julesburg Lindon Merino New Raymer Otis Ovid Padroni Paoli Peetz Sedgwick Snyder Sterling Stoneham Vernon Woodrow Wray Yuma Anton Arapahoe Arriba Bethune Burlington Calhan Cascade Cheyenne Wells Cope Cripple Creek Divide Flagler Florissant Fountain Genoa Green Mountain Falls Guffey Hugo Joes Karval Kirk Kit Carson Limon Lake George Manitou Springs Matheson Peyton Ramah Rush Seibert Simla Stratton U S A F Academy Victor Vona Wild Horse Woodland Park Yoder Colorado Springs Pueblo Colorado City Aguilar Arlington Avondale Beulah Boncarbo Boone Branson Campo Cheraw Crowley Eads Fort Lyon Fowler Gardner Granada Hartman Hasty Haswell Hoehne Holly Kim La Junta Lamar Las Animas La Veta Mc Clave Manzanola Model Olney Springs Ordway Pritchett Rocky Ford Rye Sheridan Lake Springfield Sugar City Swink Trinchera Trinidad Two Buttes Vilas Walsenburg Walsh Weston Wiley Alamosa Antonito Arboles Bayfield Blanca Capulin Center Chama Chimney Rock Chromo Conejos Creede Crestone Del Norte Fort Garland Garcia Homelake Hooper Ignacio Jaroso La Jara Manassa Moffat Monte Vista Mosca Pagosa Springs Romeo Saguache Sanford San Luis San Pablo South Fork Villa Grove Salida Almont Buena Vista Canon City Cimarron Coal Creek Coaldale Cotopaxi Crested Butte Florence Monarch Granite Gunnison Hillside Howard Lake City Nathrop Ohio City Parlin Penrose Pitkin Poncha Springs Powderhorn Rockvale Sargents Twin Lakes Westcliffe Wetmore Durango Cahone Cortez Dolores Dove Creek Egnar Hesperus Lewis Mancos Marvel Mesa Verde National Park Pleasant View Rico Towaoc Yellow Jacket Montrose Austin Bedrock Cedaredge Cory Crawford Delta Eckert Hotchkiss Lazear Naturita Norwood Nucla Olathe Ophir Ouray Paonia Paradox Placerville Redvale Ridgway Silverton Somerset Telluride Grand Junction Clifton Fruita Gateway Co, Glade Park Loma Mack Palisade Whitewater Glenwood Springs Dinosaur Aspen Snowmass Village Avon Basalt Carbondale Collbran Craig De Beque Eagle Edwards Parachute Battlement Mesa Gypsum Hamilton Hayden Maybell Meeker Meredith Mesa Minturn Molina New Castle Rangely Red Cliff Rifle Silt Slater Snowmass Wolcott Woody Creek Vail Thornton 55plus retirement community CO.