Pueblo : Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Pueblo

Known as the Steel City, as one of the largest steel producing city in the US, Pueblo is a metropolis located at the economic and shopping center of the 20-county Pueblo region in Colorado. Home of a historical plaza, plenty of historical steel mills, four medal of honor recipients, and a branch of Colorado State University make this bustling Colorado community a college town with a big past.

Photo of Pueblo River Walk courtesy of David Sharkbone and Wikipedia. 


Where to Retire in Pueblo and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area.

Median home prices in mid-2016 were $151,335, according to Zillow.com.


What is special about Pueblo

Pueblo is home to the Historical Arkansas River Project, a river walk along the union avenue historical district. It's also being called the state's top spot for solar energy, with the largest wind turbine plant in the world in its near future as well.


What is not special about Pueblo

Crime in Pueblo is high, and poverty rates are not the best either.


Who will like retirement in Pueblo

Those who want to live in a college town with a low cost of living would enjoy it here.


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Climate and Physical Environment

Pueblo is considered to have a semi-arid climate and gets about 12" of rain per year.  The average January temperature is about 33 degrees. The average July temperature is about 77 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The largest fair and single event in the entire state is hosted every year in Pueblo, the Colorado State Fair. The largest street rod event in the nation, as well as an annual Wild West Fest, is also hosted here. 



Crime in Pueblo is higher than the national average 


Medical facilities

Pueblo State Hospital historically served the entire state, and is now the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.



Pueblo has an amtrak station and a good bus system.


Valuable Links

Pueblo on Wikipedia 

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Facts about PUEBLO
  • State: CO
  • Environment: College Town,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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