Montrose : Colorado


What It Is 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 South Townsend Avenue courtesy of Wikipedia and Visitmontrose, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Montrose and Home Prices

There are several active adult communities in the area (see Active Communities link at top left). Median home value in early 2020 was $277,235, according to Zillow.


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

Those who want to retire to an area that is a bit isolated but has many types of outdoor recreation and beautiful scenery, may like it here.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Construction, tourism and health care drive the economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 25 degrees, July's is 74 degrees. Montrose gets about 35 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several restaurants located here. People are driven here to enjoy the great outdoors and all that is offered in Montrose, not for a cultural scene.


The crime rate is lower than average.

Medical Facilities

Montrose Memorial Hospital is located here.


Montrose does have a regional airport, but the nearest International airport is in Denver, close to 300 miles away.

Valuable Links

Montrose Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

What people are saying about Montrose

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