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There are a total of 652 senior housing options in Colorado. Some people may refer to them as Colorado senior apartments or Colorado 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Colorado senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Colorado, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Colorado may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Colorado residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Colorado. Older adult apartments in Colorado may also be part of larger Colorado continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Colorado are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Colorado, please use our Colorado senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Colorado has witnessed a significant shift in growth over the last several decades. From 2010 to 2017, the state had an 11.49 percent increase in population, making it one of the fastest growing states in the country, with notable growth in Colorado senior housing.

The state is at the front door of the continental divide, having quick access to the world renown Rocky Mountains as well as offering cultural diversity and progressive politics compared to surrounding states. Senior living apartments in Colorado are in high demand because of the clean air, scenic landscapes and lower than average taxes.

There has been a surge in senior apartments for rent in Colorado as the state, particularly the front range I-25 corridor, is expanding at extremely high rates. Denver has remained the most popular destination for all ages of residents including seniors, though northern suburbs of Denver along with Boulder, Firestone, Loveland and Fort Collins are also really growing and are popular among 55+ adults.

Colorado senior living apartments tend to offer large windows with outstanding views of the nearby Rocky Mountains. If you opt for the more mountainous western slope, these senior living facilities may also resemble more of a “cabin feel”. They include traditional features like handicap ramps, non-slip floors, automatic opening doors, pet-friendly policies and other luxuries that are designed to accommodate all types of retirees.

Best Places for Colorado Senior Housing

Denver is the cultural hub of the state and is within 30 to 40 minutes to the Rocky Mountains. As a result, the city is really growing and is a popular destination for senior housing in Colorado. If you would rather avoid the noise and busyness of the big city, you may want to consider Boulder or Fort Collins which are really, really beautiful mid-size cities and make an ideal retirement and senior living destination for older Colorado residents.

Mountainous independent living communities are available throughout Colorado in ski resort towns like Vail, Eagle, Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Expect to pay high prices in these gorgeous yet highly desirable retirement locations.

Low Income Senior Housing in Colorado

What can you expect to pay per month for Colorado senior housing and apartments? The average monthly cost is almost $2,300 per month, making it slightly higher than the national average. Cost of living costs have really skyrocketed in the last decade in Colorado, especially on the front range part of the state.

Colorado apartments for seniors living on a fixed income are available in the often overlooked (yet scenic) Colorado Springs along with Pueblo, Alamosa and Cortez -- all of which are located in the southern part of the state.

Colorado Senior Apartments - Amenities

Senior living apartments and condos in Colorado are designed to help make things easier in life for you. They traditionally offer several amenities you would not find with an average apartment or house. Furthermore, the entire community is composed of people in your same demographic (55+ or 62+, depending on the senior housing complex), so there is plenty of opportunities to make new friends and do fun activities. Many Colorado senior living apartments will also offer security services and private parking. Their goal is to keep you and your belongings completely safe. Consequently, you can expect to retire in a safe and secure environment that puts you first! provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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