This might be old news to some, but always cool to see us pop up in the rankings. A recent study on Colorado towns to retire, put Steamboat Springs in the top ten cities to retire!
This link will take you to the entire article, but here is the methodology that was used as well as the details on Steamboat.
There are lots of great places to live in Colorado and choosing the best spots for retirees was no easy task. Our first step involved gathering U.S. Census data for those locations with a population of 10,000 people or more. From there, we assigned each city a ranking in five specific categories, explained in more detail below. The cities we selected for our top 10 spots are the ones that earned the best overall ranking across all five categories combined:
- Senior Population
- Healthcare/social assistance
- Population Over 65: 8.8%
- Multi-unit Housing Structures: 47.8%
- Median Household Income 65 and Over: $57,439
- People per Art, Entertainment and Recreation Establishment: 401
- People per Healthcare and Social Assistance Establishment: 130.8
Steamboat Springs, one of Colorado’s premier resort destinations for skiers, is a good fit for retirees in any season. About 12,000 people live here and close to 9% are 65 and up. It earned the best individual ranking in the housing and entertainment categories, but it also scored well for healthcare. Aside from skiing, Steamboat Springs residents enjoy mountain biking, kayaking along the Yampa River and taking a soak at the Old Town Hot Springs.
Did You Know: The annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is the oldest continuous running event of its kind west of the Mississippi.”
If you are on the fence about considering Steamboat as a place to hang your hat and kick up your heels…consider this…
- 300+ days of sunshine
- world class skiing and biking
- incredible hiking, golfing, fishing, hunting
- abundant water
- national forest everywhere
- western friendly town