Montrose : Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Montrose

Montrose is a rapidly growing town of 18,000 people in western Colorado. It claims to be a real town with real people and a thriving art scene, rich culture, and bustling downtown. Outdoor recreation is outstanding -  the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is to the east of town - the San Juan Mountains are to the south. It was named after Sir Walter Scott's novel, A Legend of Montrose. Photo of Main Street courtesy of Wikipedia and Felipecbg
 

Where to Retire in Montrose and Home Prices

There are several active adult communities in the area (see Active Communities link at top right). Median home price in late 2013 according to City-Data was about $150,000 - low for Colorado standards.

 

What is special about Montrose

The Black Canyon is spectacular and so are the outdoor experiences available.
 

What is not special about Montrose

This is a remote part of Colorado.
 

Who will like retirement in Montrose

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Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime

The crime rate is lower than average.
 

Medical facilities

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Transportation

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Valuable Links

Montrose Convention Center and Visitors Bureau
 

What people are saying about Montrose

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Facts about MONTROSE
  • State: CO
  • Environment: Mountain,Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • 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): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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