Three cities in Colorado were rated as the best places in the nation to retire.
According to bankrate.com’s new “Best and Worst Cities to Retire” Index, Denver is the sixth best place to retire.
Colorado Springs landed the ninth spot, and Lakewood came in at 17th.
Bankrate looked at 172 cities and compiled its index based on a number of factors that included:
Health care quality
State and local tax burden
Personal well-being for seniors
Weather (temperature and precipitation)
Denver, which also included Aurora in the analysis, had a high cost-of-living, average crime rate, good well-being, good walkability, low tax burden, good health care, and good weather.
Colorado Springs had an average cost-of-living, average crime, good well-being, below-average walkability, low taxes, good health care, and good weather.
Lakewood had a high cost-of-living, average crime, good well-being, below-average walkability, low taxes, good healthcare, and good weather.
Bankrate.com’s full ranking can be found here.
In conclusion, aging seniors are expected to have a major impact on the U.S. housing market for the years to come, and it will be interesting to see how the housing market responds.
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