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Woodland Park
Woodland Park
Colorado
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The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Many residents in this bedroom community, which is surrounded by the one-million acre (4,000 km²) Pike National Forest, make the 17-mile (27 km) commute to Colorado Springs. Ute Pass lies 12 miles (19 km) to the west of Woodland Park on US 24. The population was 6,515 at the 2000 census. Nearby Douglas County is about a fifteen-minute drive from the city. A post office called Woodland Park has been in operation since 1890. The community was named for the abundance of trees near the original town site.

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There's so much to do here in woodland Park. They have hiking, fishing, as well as the Charis Bible college. Not even 15-20 minutes away they have cave of the winds and pikes peak which has an elevation of 14,000 ft you can take the cog railway up or drive some younger generation prefer to hike it and they do have the incline which is all stairs almost completely straight up and down.
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The average age in Woodland Park, Colorado is 55 or above. Woodland Park (WP) is located in Teller County which is the smallest county in the State of Colorado. Historically founded as a stop over for travelers going from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs and vice versa. WP never was a destination. As such, WP has few tourist attractions to offer. Woodland Park has become a bedroom community to Colorado Springs and most residents commute to Colorado Springs to work. Teller County is the most armed county in the State of Colorado with at least 2 guns to every third resident. Woodland Park is a walkable community where there are sidewalks available downtown. But most of the streets on the west side of town were built before city leadership ever heard of sidewalks. Current city leadership refuses to provide sidewalks where none exist and current city government tends to be deceptive and secretive with citizen business, funds and assets. Local politics tend to be ultra-conservative and religious but hardly moral.
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The average age in Woodland Park, Colorado is 55 or above. Woodland Park (WP) is located in Teller County which is the smallest county in the State of Colorado. Historically founded as a stop over for travelers going from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs and vice versa. WP never was a destination. As such, WP has few tourist attractions to offer. Woodland Park has become a bedroom community to Colorado Springs and most residents commute to Colorado Springs to work. Teller County is the most armed county in the State of Colorado with at least 2 guns to every third resident. Woodland Park is a walkable community where there are sidewalks available downtown. But most of the streets on the west side of town were built before city leadership ever heard of sidewalks. Current city leadership refuses to provide sidewalks where none exist and current city government tends to be deceptive and secretive with citizen business, funds and assets. Local politics tend to be ultra-conservative and religious but hardly moral.

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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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