Active Adult Communities

Superb Colorado Active Adult Living in the Shadows of the Rockies

November 28, 2018 • Fenny Peiffer

welcome to Colorado roadside wooden sign at a border with Utah in northwestern Colorado

Selecting the right community to live in can begin a wonderful new chapter in your senior years.  The place you choose to nest will be your safe haven and hopefully be surrounded with the amenities that make life easy and fun to live an active life after 55+.  It will be a place with new friends and neighbors and a new way of life.

There are literally thousands of active adult communities located throughout the United States, affording you plenty of choices to find a state and community that you may have always wanted to or dreamed about living in.  You should consider the climate, the types of social and recreational activities and lifestyles supported by the community, the quality of the homes as well as the location and cost of the homes.

You may prefer to live in a sprawling large community with more than 1,000 residents or a cozy community with less than 100 homes.  The choice will depend in part on your personal preferences, but any type of Active Adult community will bring common benefits typically including access to a variety of amenities and activities as well as the chance to mingle with people from the same generations and with similar lifestyles.

Consider Colorado for a Fabulous Urban Lifestyle

Are you looking for an active adult or active lifestyle community now that you are an empty nester?  Are you seeking to find an affordable, comfortable urban living situation where you can do a variety of activities and never have a dull moment?  Maybe Colorado has been on your mind as a great state to settle down in?  The good news is that there are more than 144 Active Adult or Active Lifestyle (Age-Targeted) Communities in Colorado, geared especially for active and independent adults who are ready to enjoy life.  Urban living is at its best in Colorado.  From fine dining to venues and attractions to visit, plus plenty of shopping and entertainment; Colorado is an ideal state to enjoy your new carefree life.  There are galleries, museums, and various cultural exhibits on display at different times throughout the year.  Golf courses are in close proximity to most of the Active Adult communities and in fact, several have their own course!  Fitness centers, hiking and biking trails, cross-country and downhill ski runs and lakes are just a few of the wonderful outdoor opportunities for boomers and active seniors to stay actively engaged in sport and fitness.

Windsor Gardens, Denver
Fantastic easy living homes, in townhouse or condominium styles, are available in several Active Adult and Active Lifestyle Colorado communities.  For example, Windsor Gardens in Denver is a highly secured community of 1 to 2 bedroom homes ranging from $50,000 to $250,000.  This community offers a wide range of activities to support a healthy, active and fun-filled lifestyle.  Residents of the community can take part in a Pilates class, learn Spanish and enroll in dancing lessons.  Windsor Gardens is flush with amenities such as a business center for its residents, a fitness center, golf course and much more.  The fitness center is well equipped with state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers and exercise bikes.  A personal trainer can be hired if you desire.  The Emerald Green Golf Course and Club boasts a scenic, semi-private, 9-hole, par 3 golf course putting green for the golf enthusiast.  The golf course winds around Windsor Garden’s crystal clear, blue, lake – providing scenic challenges for golfers.

Heather Gardens Aurora
Located just 10 miles southeast of downtown Denver is Heather Gardens, is another age-restricted community of 2,426 homes ranging from $79,000 and up.  The homes are available in 5 styles, such as high rise apartments, patio homes, and townhomes, all built in 200 park-like acres around an exclusive 9-hole golf course.  There are 24-hour security and attentive maintenance services available so that the residents do not have to worry about safety or maintenance issues.  Active adults living in Heather Gardens will never be bored with the many things to do in their action-packed clubhouse or a round of golf on their award-winning golf course.  The clubhouse offers ping pong, arts, and crafts, weekly religious services, indoor and outdoor pools, picnic pavilion and wood shops, etc.  To put it simply, Heather Gardens has something for everyone.  Homes range in size from 780 to 2,412 square feet.  The community is age restricted (with 39 as the minimum age of a household member).  Active adults living in Heather Gardens will be content and well satisfied with their choice of community.

Colorado Active adult communities are also ideal for the empty nesters who have the best years ahead in life to enjoy.  Without the responsibilities of raising kids, it’s time for some bright and carefree living, and doing what you like doing best.  Imagine warm and cozy neighborhoods with people of your peer group and generation who share similar interests and lifestyles, bringing good new friends and interests to your life.

Some of the other active adult communities in the Greater Denver Area include:

Heritage at Eagle Bend
Anthem Ranch
Coal Creek Paired Homes
Fairway Villas at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

For more information on Active Adult Community options visit Active Adult, the Internet’s Most Concise National Directory detailing more than 5,400 communities categorized by State, Type of Homes and Lifestyle, making it easy for you to browse and locate the communities that are best suited for you.

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