Buena Vista : Colorado


What It Is Like to Retire in Buena Vista

Buena Vista is a community in central Colorado with a population of under 5,000. It rings the "banana belt" of Colorado, an area known for its mild winters. Buena Vista is popular for rafting, whitewater rafting, and flyfishing in the Arkansas River. Hunters are attracted by elk and deer in the winter months. Buena Vista is Spanish for "beautiful view."

Where to Retire in Buena Vista and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home was $486,487 in early 2022, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Buena Vista

Buena Vista is known for being incredibly outdoorsy.

What Is Not Special about Buena Vista

Buena Vista has had some Constitutional scuffles in the past few years involving its local government.

Who Will Like Retirement in Buena Vista

Those who like to breathe the fresh air, fish, and spend time on or in the water retire in Buena Vista.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism and small business are big for Buena Vista.

Climate and Physical Environment

Buena Vista has mild winters and warm-to-hot summers.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Art galleries have several mini-events, and several weekends are art-oriented. Concerts in the park and historic events are also frequent.


Crime in Buena Vista is much lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Heart of the Rockies Medical Center services Buena Vista.



US 24 is close by.

Valuable Links

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce

What people are saying about Buena Vista

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