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Old 06-10-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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Colorado Springs earns spot in top 10 best places to retire
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Makes sense cost of living is mostly low as is crime and its in a beautiful location. I'm surprised Denver is on the list as housing costs seem to be exploding there.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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Nice to be in the list, but their methodology cleared involved no more than pulling stats off census websites and guessing about weather. They stated that even in places with extremely cold winter weather retirees can enjoy a breath of fresh air. They only had one city with extremely cold winter weather, Des Moines, and when the winter weather is that cold the one thing most people are not doing is leaving to get a breath of fresh air.

Ironically, they also listed Denver for weather but didn't list it for the Springs despite the two cities having almost the same weather patterns. Denver is about 2 to 3 degrees warmer in every month due to lower elevation.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The problem with all those lists is that their criteria may not match yours.

It's best to first think about your own musts and wants. Sort out all locations not meeting your musts and then prioritize and weigh the wants.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Are there any over 55yrs planned communities in the Colorado Springs area?
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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Are there any over 55yrs planned communities in the Colorado Springs area?
Might be, but I've never seen one advertised. There are a lot of retirees here, especially military types, and they live wherever it suits them.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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I'm sure that big Patriot Heights complex off Gold Camp Road includes over-55 independent living apartments or condos as well as assisted living and nursing home care. Seems like a real estate agent would be able to point you at what you're looking for -- there are probably "active adult" communities as well as ones that offer more services for seniors.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Here are two I know of, though I really don't know much about them. They may be more 'assisted living type places than you had in mind.
Retirement Communities in Colorado | Senior Living | Assisted Living | Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Independent Living, Assisted Living Colorado Springs - Liberty Heights

There are a handful of 55+ smaller communities around - a few in Briargate (pricey), some on Lutheran Way, Heritage Park, Valley Hi. I don't think any are the large planned retirement communities that you probably have in mind though. just developments that are 55+ only.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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My mother retired at Liberty Heights in Northgate. She was there for 5 years until she passed last April. She loved it there.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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I'll need to research this myself. I want to find a good apartment complex for my parents that are just normal complexes (not assisted living) that just happen to offer a price break on rent for people living on retirement income.
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