Retirees can enjoy: Culture, Food Scene, Nature, Sports Urban Life
One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., with a population near a half a million, Denver is rich with cultural events, food and sports. Its proximity to the Rocky Mountains means ample skiing, biking, hiking and other activities. Denver offers year-round outdoor activities, from hiking, running, fishing, rafting and skiing, as well as a citywide system of parks and botanical gardens.
The city’s lively arts scene features museums, theatres and galleries, and its food scene boasts a great selection of restaurants, including ample breweries and craft beer options.
Denver is also home to the University of Colorado Hospital, the region’s only academic hospital, nationally ranked in eleven specialties, including geriatrics.
Given its efficient public transportation system, Denver is a walkable and bikeable city, so you don’t need a car to live here. Denver is also a major transport hub for the Midwest region, for bus, train and plane, making it easy to get around both the region and the country.