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Pueblo
Pueblo
Colorado
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Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The population was 106,595 in 2010 census, making it the 267th most populous city in the United States and the 9th largest in Colorado. Pueblo is the heart of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area totaling over 160,000 people and an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor. As of 2014, Pueblo is the primary city of the Pueblo–Cañon City combined statistical area (CSA) totaling approximately 208,000 people, making it the 134th largest in the nation. Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, 112 miles (180 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The area is considered semi-arid desert land, with approximately 12 inches (304.80 mm) of precipitation annually. With its location in the "Banana Belt", Pueblo tends to get less snow than the other major cities in Colorado. Pueblo is one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States, for which reason Pueblo is referred to as the "Steel City". The Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP) is a river walk in the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District, and shows the history of the devastating Pueblo Flood of 1921. Pueblo has the least expensive residential real estate of all major cities in Colorado. The median home price for homes on the market in Pueblo is $147,851 as of February 2013. It is the sixth most affordable place to live in America as measured by the 2014 Cost of Living Index. Costs of housing, goods and services, utilities, transportation, groceries and health care are lower than the national average. Pueblo was listed by AARP in 2013 as one of the Best Places to Live in the USA.

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Pueblo has the cheapest housing of any city in Pueblo. Weather is very temperate. Harsh winters occur about every 20 years. lots of Recreation available....Bike paths, very large Reservoir, for boating, fiishing, etc. I can see the mountains all the way around the horizon. Mountains are close enough for easy day trips, but far enough not to disrupt almost ideal weather. I am a 30 year Minnesota transplant and I love it here.
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Many churches, assistant living facilities, community groups for seniors.
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Were living in a neighborhood where most of the people are retired, we're new to the area (few years)
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Very polite people, cost of living is great, great schools and a pleasant place to live. The River walk is beautiful and there are many restaurants to choose from. The fishing and hiking are also great and the weather is beautiful. We get to enjoy the four seasons. Not a humid environment, clean air and beautiful scenery!

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How did Colorado earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Colorado has a state sales tax of 2.90%. Of particular interest is that Colorado does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Colorado has an effective property tax rate of 0.57%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Colorado earned its state tax grade of B.

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