Colorado Retirement Overview

If ranking the best retirement states were based on beauty, then Colorado would be a top 5 state, but as it is, it’s at the bottom of our list. All that beauty comes at a cost apparently, with an income tax, no many social security exemptions, cold winters, expensive real estate and high crime, Colorado doesn’t check an of our retirement boxes, except maybe health care (at 13th overall).

Why Should Retirees Retire To Colorado

If you’re planning to retire to Colorado, we’re guessing it’s because you can afford to, in which case you’ll enjoy one of the most beautiful states in the country with things to do all year around. However, for most rertirees on a fixed budget, Colorado’s beauty might only be for vacation. If you do end up in Colorado, you’ll find that the income tax is somewhat favorable and the health care systems are some of the best.

What To Consider Before Retiring To Colorado

Colorado has some of the highest prices in real estate, very cold winters, and unexpectedly high crime. Add on to that a lower than average retirement population and a general lack of affordability and it’s no wonder why Colorado is so low on our list. Also, due to the altitude it, living in Colorado might be detrimental to your health.

Where Does Colorado Rank For Our Best Retirement Criteria

Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.   

Colorado Retirement Rankings

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