Cradled in the scenic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, metro Denver offers a cosmopolitan metropolis with a highly acclaimed cultural arts center, championship professional sports teams and a host of attractions for all ages, as well as cozy neighborhoods with small-town atmospheres and mountain communities with breathtaking views. All provide the perfect setting for an active senior lifestyle.
There is never a recreational lull in metro Denver. Regardless of age, there is something for everyone, particularly seniors who want to keep up with their favorite pastimes. Seniors looking to retire here will find an abundance of recreational activities from hiking and biking to boating, hunting, fishing and many other activities. Of course, golfing enthusiasts can enjoy this popular sport at one of metro Denver’s 100-plus golf courses.
The Recreation and Sports chapter of this publication provides a snapshot of popular metro Denver activities including resources where you can find more information on your favorite activity. Also, for those who love to stroll in the park, the region offers a nice selection of parks that provide a variety of amenities. In fact, Denver has one of the nation’s largest park systems.
Take the time to enjoy the many cultural arts options metro Denver offers, including worldclass opera, ballet, symphony and theater. Admirers of visual arts will find a variety of museums scattered across the region—from one of the largest art museums in the nation and the top family attraction that showcases dinosaur fossils, to a museum that exhibits Buffalo Bill memorabilia and others that provide a wealth of early Colorado artifacts. For more information, the Arts and Culture chapter in this publication will point you in the right direction. Some seniors prefer to settle into a small community in the metro Denver area and take advantage of the big-city amenities that are nearby. Seniors will be pleasantly surprised to find that most communities in the region provide numerous opportunities for social activities.
Senior Living Communities
The diversity and active lifestyle of metro Denver’s senior population is reflected in the many types of senior living communities located across the region. Living arrangements run the gamut from “active adult communities” and “independent living communities” to “retirement homes” and “continuing care retirement facilities.”
With the baby boomers hitting retirement age and with more and more people retiring in their early 50s, “active adult communities” are becoming more and more popular. These communities are generally traditional neighborhoods with homes beginning in the $200s.
Active Adult Community in the area.
Resources for Seniors
Resources for Seniors in Denver.