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Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 8,780 at the 2010 United States Census. The city is the commercial center of the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado, and is the home of Adams State University.

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Alamosa is really age friendly. The city makes it easier on the elderly.
We have fairs and carnivals that everyone can attend 3 times a year
We are a moderately sized town not too big but also not too small. I love that everyone is close to one another and our community loves to help one another! Everything such as stores and food are conveniently located closely to one another. The town itself is easy to navigate as there are not too many side streets to get lost and confused on. Our main park often holds allot of events such as car shows, pottery, read aloud's, concerts etc for all ages to enjoy. There are plenty of housing and plenty of job opportunities.
It is a very friendly place to live. Very nice neighbors and trusting to have kids play outside
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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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