Windsor : Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Windsor

Windsor is an affluent town of 18,644 in Colorado, situated along the Interstate between Fort Collins and Loveland. Formerly a wheat farming area, it is now both suburban and an area with some industry. There is a small historic part of town near Main Park. The Cache La Poudre River runs through part of the city.

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Where to Retire in Windsor and Home Prices

There are quite a few active adult communities in this area, along with those in neighboring Fort Collins and Loveland (see Colorado Directory under Find a Communty box above). Median home price in mid-2013 was a little under $240,000, according to City-data.com.

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What is special about Windsor

It is a growing and affluent area with access to Colorado's outstanding outdoor recreation.  There are 25 parks.

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What is not special about Windsor

Windsor is not a walkable community; nearest large airport is in Denver, over 60 miles away.

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Who will like retirement in Windsor

People who would like to retire to a small town, and who enjoy the outdoors and Windor's many parks.

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Local economy is driven by

There is a fair amount of industry here, although many people commute to Loveland or Fort Collins.

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Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temp is in the high 20's and the average July temp is in the low 70's. The climate is arid. It is located in north central Colorado.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Windsor Museum at Boardwalk Park is a multi-building living history display.  The Town's Art and Heritage Center maintains a number of exhibits. There are outdoor concerts in summer. The Windsor Community Playhouse produces several theatrical productions each year.  Residents have easy access to productions and shows at the Union Colony Civic Center.

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Crime

Crime rate is quite low.

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Medical facilities

Hospitals and medical centers are available in nearby Greeley and Loveland.

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Transportation

Amtrak is 10 miles away in Loveland; Denver International Airport is 63 miles away.

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Town of Windsor

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Facts about WINDSOR
  • State: CO
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • 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: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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