With alpine mountain ranges, deep canyons, endless plains and arid desert, Colorado is arguably one of the most dramatically scenic of the 50 states. But, what’s it like for retirees?
Colorado is often listed as one of the top places to retire to, in part due to its lower-than-average taxes. There’s no tax on Social Security or on pension income of up to $20,000 for under 65s or up to $24,000, for over 65s. Plus, inheritance and estate tax do not exist in Colorado.
Does this sound tempting to you? If so, take a look at our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Colorado, ranked in no particular order.
If you’re looking for the best communities in Denver specifically, take a look at our Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Denver page.
1. Vi at Highlands Ranch
2850 Classic Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Located in a safe and quiet community, Vi at Highlands Ranch is a wonderful place to retire. More active residents can enjoy incredible local hiking and biking trails, an on-site pool, bocce ball court and fitness center. But, there’s still plenty to do for those who prefer a gentler pace of life, including mahjong, movie nights, day trips, on-site concerts and performances, incredible meals and much more. Accommodation is in your own private pet-friendly one or two bedroom apartment or cottage, with staff always on hand to help.
2. The Palisades at Broadmoor Park
4547 Palisades Park View
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
This beautiful landscaped campus offers a true continuum of care, from private villa homes for active independent seniors to assisted living to memory care for those suffering from dementia. Excellent on-site facilities include a saline indoor pool, a theater, a beauty parlor and barber shop, a library, a fitness center and more. You’ll also find a jam-packed calendar of events and activities, including yoga, group games, sing-alongs, movie nights and musical performances.
3. Northglenn Heights
11475 Pearl Street
Northglenn, CO 80233
Providing a warm, caring environment where everyone is like family is the key mission at Northglenn Heights. Assisted living accommodation is in private studio and one bedroom apartments, with a variety of sizes and floor plans available. There’s plenty to do here, and enrichment programs and activities are planned around the residents and what each individual enjoys, whether that’s gardening, exercising, enjoying a game of cards or almost anything else.
4. Atria Inn at Lakewood
555 South Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80226
Whether you need memory care, assisted living with personal care, or want to live independently in a retirement community, there’s a place for you at Atria Inn. Most residents are able to live in their own private apartments, but thanks to the cleaning service, you can forget about chores and get on with having fun. You’ll find over 200 monthly events at the facility, covering everything from gardening clubs to group outings to art workshops, and a whole lot more in between.
5. Brookdale University Park
2020 S Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80210
Brookdale University Park offers both independent living and assisted living in a resort-style complex. On-site facilities include a coffee shop, a putting green, an art and craft studio, a fitness center and lovely landscaped grounds, to name but a few. There are plenty of activities to participate in, too, such as tai chi, live performances, bingo, day trips and dinner outings, painting and group card games. Food is served restaurant style, with wait staff available to take your orders.
6. Garden Plaza of Aurora
14221 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
With a stunning view of the rocky mountains, lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy living at Garden Plaza of Aurora. Residents live in their own private studio, one or two bedroom apartments, where they can live independently or get help with everyday tasks and personal care, if required. Activities on the calendar are packed in like sardines, so there’s never a dull moment. On-site facilities like a doctor’s office, jacuzzi, putting green, bistro, massage parlor and beauty salon mean you’ve got everything you need within a stone’s throw.
7. MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs
1605 Elm Creek View
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
MacKenzie Place is a lush, well manicured campus comprised of a range of two and three bedroom single family homes for retirees. This means you can enjoy living in your own sizable home, but with no maintenance necessary, since all yard work and other exterior chores are taken care of. Amenities at MacKenzie place include a fitness center, personal trainers, salt water pool, spa, restaurant dining and a concierge service. While many residents live independently here, assisted care and memory care is also available.
8. Sunrise of Boulder
3955 28th Street
Boulder CO 80301
Kind and caring staff are available 24 hours a day at Sunrise of Boulder, offering assisted living and memory care in picturesque surroundings. You’ll find a range of activities morning to night — including exercise classes, baking groups, movie nights and games — and residents can take part in as much or as little of it as they like. Residents enjoy nutritious home cooked meals and special requests for old favorites can often be accommodated.
9. Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge
11180 Irving Drive
Westminster, CO 80031
Possessed of “breathtaking views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains” plus impressive gardens and walking trails, Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge is a nature-lovers dream. Independent living and assisted living are both available, with residents staying in private one or two bedroom apartments. You’ll have access to a range of top-notch amenities here, including an indoor pool, libraries, restaurant-style dining rooms, a fire pit, movie theaters, a pub and billiards room, a putting green and a fitness center. What’s more, there are days out and a range of scheduled activities to enjoy.
10. Winslow Court
3920 E San Miguel St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Its personalized, family-run approach to care makes Winslow Court a standout choice. Residents can stay independent in an active, stress-free retirement environment, or get extra assisted living care as needed. There are weekly outings and day trips, plus a range of activities for you to take part in, including fitness classes, bridge, jewelry making, Wii bowling, movie nights and poetry class, so you’ll never be bored.
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