Colorado makes an ideal retirement destination. The state enjoys plenty of sunshine and boasts breathtaking mountain views.
If you want to be closer to your family, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start considering a relocation.
Here are eight options across Metro Denver, near Boulder in northwest Colorado, and south in Colorado Springs to get you started.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you.
Celebrate your best chapter yet with Oakwood Life
Oakwood Life lets homebuyers choose a homesite and build new from a collection of sun-filled, low-maintenance, energy-efficient, single-family home designs located in affordable communities for adults ages 55 and up.
Oakwood Life communities in Green Valley Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch offer resort-style living at an unbeatable price with clubhouses, pools, pickleball courts, state-of-the-art fitness centers, game rooms, demonstration kitchens, plus miles of trails.
The inclusive, over 55 communities also create a unique neighborhood culture that encourages connecting and contributing, says Linda Somers, marketing manager for Oakwood Homes active adult/luxury division.
“This gives our homeowners a new sense of purpose and turns neighbors into family.”
Homebuyers can choose from quick move-in homes or select their site, floorplan, and finishings.
Where: 4885 N Rome St. in Aurora When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Monday Price: Quick move-ins are available starting in the low $600s. Collections and floorplans start in the high $400s. Phone: 720-637-3336 More info: MyOakwoodLife.com
Where: 9158 Braemore Heights in Colorado Springs Price: Quick move-ins are available starting in the mid $400s. Collections and floorplans start in the low $400s. Phone: 719-496-4142 More info: MyOakwoodLife.com
Live your best life at Hilltop at Inspiration
Hilltop at Inspiration offers a fresh approach to 55+ living with modern single-story ranch homes and exclusive resort-style amenities.
With homes by American Legend and Pulte, Hilltop 55+ is Colorado’s only multi-builder 55+ lifestyle community. Prospective homebuyers can choose from 20 single-story floor plans.
Hilltop residents enjoy exclusive access to the Hilltop Club, a resort-style clubhouse featuring a demonstration kitchen, yoga studio, state-of-the-art fitness center, six pickleball courts, tennis and bocce courts, year-round events, and classes. Plus, Hilltop has incubated 30+ social clubs, from mahjong, gardening, pickleball, hiking, and finance club to the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun club.
The Hilltop team would love to show you around with a personalized tour of Hilltop Club, and you can tour three model homes.
To learn more about available home plans, contact homebuilders directly.
Where: 8400 S. Winnipeg Court in Aurora Price: From the $600s When: Schedule a tour at InspirationColorado.com/Hilltop or drop in from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Legend: 303-474-4731 Pulte Homes: 720-594-4226
Thrive at Vita Littleton
At Vita Littleton, residents enjoy a community culture that lets them thrive by sharing and celebrating their passions and talents.
“Our residents help make life full here,” says Amy Zavala, lifestyle coordinator.
With more than 120 activities per month, the “vertical neighborhood” creates an atmosphere like “living in your favorite cul-de-sac,” Zavala says.
Vita Littleton offers spacious and thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with Energy Star® stainless steel appliances and high-end kitchens with gas ranges.
Plus, residents can enjoy the breathtaking city and mountain views and gorgeous sunsets from private balconies and patios.
Amenities include performances at the onsite amphitheater, a saltwater pool, a hot tub, a community room, a creative lounge, a fitness center, a dog park, and garden boxes. The Centennial Link Trail is just steps from the back door.
Vita Littleton, located at the east end of Littleton’s historic Main Street, is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping, or residents can catch the RTD light rail.
Where: 2100 W. Littleton Blvd in Littleton When: Visit during open houses on Dec. 7 and 15; call to schedule a tour or take a virtual tour. Price: One-bedroom floorplans starting at $2,200 per month Phone: 720-619-8378 More info: vitalittleton.com
Experience resort-style living in Denver
The Waterford blends the feel and amenities of a luxurious, secluded oasis with the convenience of city living.
This stunning resort-style community in the Cherry Creek School District offers 112 units on 7.5 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, with ponds, waterfalls, hundreds of trees, and breathtaking mountain views.
The Waterford units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a laundry room, deeded garage parking spaces, and a 100-square-foot storage room. Each unit has an individual heating cooling system to allow precise regulation of temperatures and no shared common venting or odors from neighbors. The building is pet-free except for approved service or support animals. Monthly HOA fees range from $750 to $2,069, all-inclusive. There are no age restrictions.
Residents also enjoy 24/7 doorman service, three elevators, onsite maintenance and cleaning from long-time staff, access to the fitness center, indoor-outdoor pool/spa/hot tub, open grassy areas, and lit tennis and pickleball courts.
Agent Ginger Wilson at Marlex Real Estate has one-, two-, and three-bedroom units available, including a rare opportunity for a penthouse. Size ranges from 1,248 to 3,420 square feet, and prices range from $449k to $1 million.
“It’s difficult to find this quality of Denver Metro living under $1 million,” Wilson says.
Where: 1900 E. Girard Place, Englewood When: By appointment Price: From $449k to $1M Phone: 303-717-6815
Discover your dream home
Koelbel and Company offers luxury townhomes in three desirable locations perfect for empty nesters with floorplans, including main floor primary suites, elevators, and rooftop decks.
Only four townhomes remain in this community located in the heart of Central Denver. With walkability to Boulevard One’s Exchange retail center and the Lowry Town Center; plus easy access to major employment centers; these homes offer convenience and lock-and-go living for those who like to travel or spend time at home.
The townhomes feature rooftop decks and attached garages. One home is ready this winter, with the remaining three completing construction in late spring or early summer.
Where: 84 Oneida Court in Denver When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Price: From $1.2 to $1.7 million Phone: 303-300-8789 More info: Koelbelco.com/boulevardone
These Koelbel townhomes are in a gated community and offer access to Windsor Lake, state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, and onsite restaurant — making this the ultimate in resort-style living.
These stylish townhomes with close proximity to Cherry Creek North and Lowry neighborhoods will feature sleek designs and flexible plans, allowing you to make your home your own.
Three floorplans are available, and one offers a main floor primary suite. All offer rooftop decks and attached garages. With homes under construction, now’s your chance to choose your 1,200- to 2,000-square-foot home and select your finishes.
Where: 888 S. Valentia in Denver When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Contact the sales team to schedule an appointment. Price: From $600,000 to $900,000 Phone: 303-300-8844 More info: koelbelco.com/prelude
These luxury Koelbel townhomes offer the perfect combination of a lock-and-go senior lifestyle with spectacular Flatirons views and easy access to either Boulder or Denver. They sit beside beautiful Autrey Reservoir and are within walking distance of Flat Iron Crossing’s restaurants and shops.
Buyers can choose between seven floorplans for three-story townhomes that range from 1,460 to 2,979 square feet. The contemporary plans feature rooftop decks. Some plans include an option for an elevator or a three-car garage.
With a few homes available for quick move-in and prices starting in the $700s, these homes offer a more affordable option in Boulder County.
Where: 2343 Lakeshore Lane in Superior When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Price: From $700s to $1.4M Phone: 303-300-8845 More info: koelbelco.com/montmere
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