Retire in Boulder

Best Retirement City - Boulder

See why many believe that Boulder is the best city to retire

Boulder has what it takes to provide retirees with a comfortable, entertainment-filled place to live out their golden years. While a college town, many people retire in Boulder when they seek an escape from the realities of the real world. Boulder is a city of elegance, class, and some of the most beautiful scenery that you’ll ever lay eyes upon. Sitting alongside the Rocky Mountains, the outdoorsman (or woman) will never want to come inside! Skiing, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, walking, kayaking, bird watching, golf, and many other exciting activities are in your backyard when you live in Boulder. Uptown Broadway is one of Boulder’s best neighborhoods, allowing you to live in the heart of the city. Newlands is a second-top Boulder neighborhood, desirable because of the beautiful architecture and window-filled homes. Have a question or comment about whats it's like to retire in Boulder? Click the "Share your thoughts" button to discuss!

City Highlights

  1. One of the healthiest cities in the US
  2. Close proximity to outdoor activities
  3. Variety of 55+ communities
  4. Low 65+ unemployment rate
  5. Strong healthcare

Potential Drawbacks

  1. High cost of living
  2. Distance to airport

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 58,062

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Denver CO

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Denver International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Denver International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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