11 Best Places to Retire in Colorado

Colorado is one of the top retirement places for baby boomers from all over the country. Many have vacationed here or came to love these Rockies during college or the military. The scenery from its mountains is exceptional and so are the recreation opportunities. The economy is strong and becoming more diversified - many cities like Fort Collins and Boulder are booming.Colorado's growing population reached 5.5 million in 2015. The average age is 36, close to the national average. Insidermonkey experts made a list of the 11 best places to retire in Colorado.

The Colorado climate is that of a steppe - characterized by high altitudes. Summers can be hot and dry and winter precipitation often comes in deep snows. The sun tends to shine a lot. Much of the state is either desert or mountain. Taxpayers over 65 have a $24,000 exemption for pension and social security benefits (persons 55 to 64 years of age get a $20,000 exemption). The same pension/annuity subtraction applies to military retirement benefits for current military personnel and those receiving retirement benefits. You can also check out our list of the best places to retire in Oregon.

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