Retire in Salida, CO

Livability Score
62
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
5329
Median Househould Income
38570
Median Age
46.3
65 Years and Over
1201
Median Home Value
240700
Unemployed
185
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Sweetie's Sandwich Shop

Huge sandwich selection, $8-10/ sandwich. Great favor, but don't look to go away stuffed. Would definitely come again.

2. The Firefly Restaurant

I'll pile on to what others are saying. I was in Salida-BV country for an off-road event in July. The weather was that perfect, warm, sunny Colorado stuff...

3. 50 Burger

We were passing through on vacation and came upon this spot by chance - what a find! Having just opened, it was quite crowded - so we did have to wait in...

4. Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery

Amica is probably the best spot to stop for food in the downtown Salida area. Great pizza. local root beer, and a great selection of relatively local craft...

5. Seasons Cafe

Stop here for mountain adventure fuel! I've eaten here every time I'm in town and have always had an awesome meal. Seasons serves fresh, organic dishes and...

Golf
1. Rocky Mountain Mini-Golf

Had a great time playing mini golf with the family. Alan was friendly and got us playing right away. If your in Salida and trying to find something fun to...

2. Collegiate Peaks Golf Course

Nice course with tremendous views of the Rockies. I was fortunate to grow up in Buena Vista and frequented a round here as often as possible. The greens...

3. Salida Golf Club

Not too bad for a 9-hole course. Well maintained, minimally challenging (except the 8th that has a small reservoir and a tree smack in the middle of the...

Active
1. Royal Gorge Rafting

Without a doubt, the highlight of our action packed three day Colorado trip. If you're looking to see gorgeous scenery, experience knowledgeable guides and...

2. Raft Masters

Our first white water rafting experience was fabulous! We are over 60 years old so we were relatively apprehensive about going. However, on the bus ride to...

3. Independent Whitewater

The first time i used Independent Whitewater was over 10 years ago. Since then i've gone rafting down Clear Creek and the Arkansas with other rafting...

4. Wilderness Aware

Absolutely worth doing a full day of rafting through Brown's Canyon. My parents and my brother (and I) had so much fun going through the rapids. It was my...

5. Clear Creek Rafting Company

We had a blast! Everyone was super friendly and our guide, Dan, was great!! They also gave us a CD of pictures fo FREE!! That's unheard of these days and we...

Arts
1. Wanderlust Road

A consignment store with wine tasting - a genius business idea! We stopped by after having drinks at Woods next door for a spot of retail therapy. However,...

2. Vino Salida Wine Cellars

Vino Salida's Novello was the first Colorado wine we tasted--before we even moved to Leadville. A friend who owned a boutique wine shop in Denver brought...

3. Storyville Cinema & Nightspot

Just watched the Breaking Dawn Twilight movie at this theater with Jodi. Small retro theatre in a small town. Clean and simple, classic. Great sound system....

4. Art and Salvage Gallery

Art and Salvage is one of my favorite galleries I've ever been to. The style of art is hard to describe - somewhere between unique, cute, and nostalgic....

5. The Hodgepodge

This store is a treasure trove of handmade items that you won't find anywhere else! The people are genuinely friendly and love what they are doing....you...

Shopping
1. Absolute Bikes

Can't say enough good things about this shop. I was terminating a cross country and they helped with shuttle to Denver Intl and shipping my bike home. A...

2. Yolo

I have a good friend who owns a place in Buena Vista. I often compliment her on a super-cute item of clothing she's wearing that definitely doesn't come...

3. Subculture Cyclery

These people made it FUN to buy a good bike. Braden was knowledgeable, kind and caring about doing the right bike for us. Caleb was a riot, making certain...

4. Wanderlust Road

A consignment store with wine tasting - a genius business idea! We stopped by after having drinks at Woods next door for a spot of retail therapy. However,...

5. Ruby Blues

This place is a vintage lover's dream! It's filled to the brim with thrifty treasure--great records, retro pyrex, bicycles, and clothes galore! I love...

Health
1. Nature's Medicine

Great selection and prices. Go here instead of the expensive high-vis place on the highway.

2. Salida School of Yoga

Brenda Flemming is an excellent and welcoming teacher. I started learning the minute I walked in the door. Loved the yoga space and all the wonderful props!...

3. Tenderfoot Health Collective

This place has a great selection of bud and edibles. The staff was also very helpful and the prices were the best I had found. I prefer this dispensary way...

4. Cloud 9 Chiropractic & Day Spa

Great massages. Deep tissue was amazing. A small establishment, but very relaxing and enjoyable. I highly recommend it after a day on the slopes.

5. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center

I slipped and fell on some ice during the winter, and broke my leg in two places! Spiral fracture of the tibia, and a clean break of the fibula. Everyone...

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