Loveland : Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Loveland

Loveland is a rapidly growing community in northeastern Colorado near Fort Collins. The population in 2010 was almost 67,000 and growing very rapidly. It was originally an agricultural community famous for sugar beets and cherries. Denver is about 50 miles to the south. Loveland enjoys a very low crime rate and has been chosen for numerous awards as a great community to live in.  There is a popular public arts program with 300 pieces of art. There are 2 community colleges in Loveland. Many new people are moving to Loveland from other parts of the country. Here is a comment from 1 person in a Forum: " I got the sense that Loveland had more retirees (healthy vibrant energetic active ones) and Fort Collins had more college aged kids with a growing baby boomer population."  We are not sure how typical that comment might be, but it is interesting. Photo of downtown Loveland courtesy of Wikipedia and Elmschrat.

Where to Retire in Loveland and Home Prices

Newcomers can live in numerous active adult developments in the region (see link at top right).
According to, the median home sale price was about $259,250, in late 2015.


What is special about Loveland

In addition to numerous awards as a "best" place to live, Loveland is a popular town for artists. Its Valentine remailing program, which packages Valentines with lines of verse and then remails them to the intended recipients.  Outdoor recreation is outstanding with its nearby mountains, state parks, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

What is not special about Loveland

Some people may view the town's conservative leanings as a negative (while others may not).

Who will like retirement in Loveland

People who like the mountains, and others who have a conservative mind-set will enjoy Loveland. Artists in particular are attracted to Loveland.

Local economy is driven by

Loveland's agricultural roots have been pulled up. Now it is home to many high tech companies and health care facilities. Tourism is also important.

Climate and Physical Environment

Loveland is a city in Larimer County of Colorado that is 10 miles south of Fort Collins and 46 miles north of Denver. Lake Loveland provides nearby recreation. It is on the Colorado Front Range along the Big Thompson River Canyon. It is near the entrances to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Loveland has a well-deserved reputation as a town for art and artists. More than 300 public sculptures are in the Benson Sculpture Garden. There is an outdoor sculpture festival in August, as well as an art museum and galleries.


Crime in Loveland is about two thirds the national average.

Medical facilities

McKee Medical Center is in Loveland


Loveland is about 7 miles south of Fort Collins Airport and 70 miles from the Denver Airport

Valuable Links

Benson Sculpture Garden
Loveland Official Website
Colorado retirement guide

What people are saying about Loveland

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Facts about LOVELAND
  • State: CO
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,Mountain,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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