The Mile High City comes in at No. 6 on a list of over 170 U.S cities.
WalletHub just released its list of 2019’s Best and Worst Places to Retire, and Denver, Colorado, is the sixth best place in the nation to retire.
A recent comparison and ranking of 182 U.S cities took 46 metrics across four key categories—Affordability, Activities, Quality of Life, and Health Care—and compared them to determine the best and worst places in the country to retire. The analysis included the 150 most populated cities in the country, as well as at least two most populated cities from each state.
Factors like the adjusted cost of living, taxpayer friendliness, the annual cost of adult day health care, and annual cost of in-home services were looked at, among other characteristics.
The retirement friendliness of Denver broke down to 57th when it comes to percent of employed population 65 and over. Denver ranked 39th overall for recreation and senior centers per capita, 19th for adult volunteer activities per capita, 34th for fishing facilities per capita, and 13th for dentists per 10,000 residents.
Denver has great views, delicious beer, access to lots of different levels of outdoor activities, museums, and lots of extracurriculars that make it a place that we love living and an ideal place to retire. So it’s nice to see the data agrees with us!
Check out WalletHub’s YouTube video about the analysis and what they found:
Even if you are years away from retiring, it's never too soon to start thinking about a plan, and knowing what cities are friendlier to retirees than others is the perfect starting point.
We already love Denver so, of course, WE want to retire here, but we want to know what you think. Is Denver your ideal place to retire? Sound off in the comments below.