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Most Affordable Places for Retirees in Colorado

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 12:36 AM

With its crisp air, temperate climate, and spectacular vistas, it's no wonder many dream of retirement in Colorado. While the state is home to some of the most posh resorts in the country and has an overall higher cost of living than the United States average, according to ​CNN Money, it also has some affordable, retirement-friendly towns. Don't count Colorado out as too expensive until you've looked into these towns.

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  1. Colorado Springs
 - One of U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 Affordable Places to Retire in the Mountains, Colorado Springs offers both nature and culture, with its nearby mountains and vibrant downtown area. This affordable getaway destination is increasingly popular for nature-loving retirees who want to stay connected to city life and all it has to offer.
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  2. Greeley
 - According to MarketWatch, Greeley's cost of living is 3.8 percent lower than the national average while offering natural charm, dry climate, and world-class music and theater, thanks to the University of Northern Colorado. The town is conveniently situated, with easy access to ski resorts, and the cities of Denver and Boulder, by car.
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  3. Grand Junction - Situated near the canyons of Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction offers affordable retirement living in an area offering spectacular natural beauty. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the town's golf courses, wineries, and art, as well as its impressive views.
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  5. Pueblo
 - A college town with a very affordable cost of living – 17 percent below the national average, according to Sperling's Best Places – Pueblo has a rich history and plenty of cultural offerings, as well as a dry climate that rarely falls below 30 degrees Fahrenheit or goes higher than 80 F.

  6. Fort Collins - 
With an appealing cost of living and a natural outdoor playground on its doorstep, Fort Collins is a northern college town in the foothills of the Rockies that has been consistently lauded as a great place to live and a great place to retire, according to Best Boomer Towns.
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