According to NewGeography, three Colorado mountain towns are seeing the largest growth in senior populations.

Looks as if the younger generations aren’t the only ones coming to Colorado. A study published by shows that more seniors are moving to Colorado mountain towns at a faster rate than anywhere else in the entire country.

In fact, three of the top four mountain towns are in Colorado. Must be all that fresh air …

Steamboat Springs ranked first, while Edwards, Breckenridge, and Glenwood Springs came in third, fourth, and thirteenth, respectively. Steamboat Springs had the most significant increase of 80 percent, with the other mountain towns having more than a 70 percent increase in their senior populations.

What doesn’t come as a surprise is that many seniors preferred to move to warmer, more tropical climates rather than the cooler, mountain-filled areas. The Villages in Florida came in second place, earning the largest growth in senior growth for the 100,000 to 250,000 market populations.

You can see the Colorado mountain town breakdowns for the various market populations below.

All Population Markets:

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Under 50,000 Population Market:

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50,000 to 100,000 Population Market:

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View the top 15 resort towns for seniors (all market populations):

  1. Steamboat Springs, CO
  2. The Villages, FL
  3. Edwards, CO
  4. Breckenridge, CO
  5. Summit Park, UT
  6. Myrtle Beach, SC
  7. Heber, UT
  8. Gillette, WY
  9. Santa Fe, NM
  10. Austin, TX
  11. Jackson, WY
  12. Hailey, ID
  13. Glenwood Springs, CO
  14. Bend, OR
  15. Fairfield, IA

What do you think? Were you surprised to see not one, but FOUR Colorado towns included in the study’s results? Also, why do you think so many seniors are preferring the mountain towns instead of the beach towns? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below. Let’s get the conversation started!

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