According to Bankrate, the majority of the cities that made the list offer residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature to get out and stay active. They ranked 196 of America’s cities in terms of walkability, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax rates and weather to come up with the list.
Here’s how Bankrate described Denver on the list:
“If your ideal retirement spot involves the slopes and a post-ski pint, there’s really no better spot than Denver, also known as the Mile High City.
“Residents love the community in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Many locals spend their weekends hiking or skiing in the mountains. Vail is only a two-hour drive away.
“The cost of living in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area is a little high compared with the national average, but the city has a lot to offer, too. Its crime rate, walkability and weather all rank favorably compared with other cities around the country. Colorado also places a lower tax burden on residents than the national average, according to the Tax Foundation.
“Also, if you injure yourself skiing on a black diamond trail, never fear: The state has the 13th-best health care system in the country.”
Mesa, AZ came in at No. 1 on the list. To see the full list, click here.
This local update courtesy of your Denver South Community Expert.