Woodland Park : Colorado

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What it's Like to Retire in Woodland Park

This lovely resort town 18 miles west of Colorado Springs is a Colorado classic with spectacular views of Pike's Peak and the Rampart Range. Woodland Park is a community of a little less than 8,000 residents, the biggest city in Teller County, and is nestled among the million acres of Pike National Forest. Hiking, fishing, and simply soaking in the sights are all popular in this sunny, outdoorsy town. 

Photo of downtown Woodland Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Uckrist.


Where to Retire in Woodland Park and Home Prices

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

Median sale price was $250,000 in late 2014, according to City-data.com.


What is special about Woodland Park

Woodland Park is a nice hideaway from the cities, being at the perfect altitude to receive over 300 days of sunshine. 


What is not special about Woodland Park

 The Colorado winters are not for everyone.


Who will like retirement in Woodland Park

Those with a slightly adventurous people and a love for clean air and open skies love it here in Woodland Park.


Local economy is driven by

primarily tourism


Climate and Physical Environment

In addition to being sunny, Woodland Park has relatively mild winters for Colorado and very comfortable summers.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Woodland Park is a hotspot for art festivals, which are oftentimes at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, as well as a number of cute restaurants. There is also a museum devoted to dinosaurs and fossils here.



Crime here is low, a little less than a third of the national average.


Medical facilities

Pikes Peak Regional Hospital is in Woodland Park, CO



Colorado Springs airport is about 30 miles away.


Valuable Links

Woodland Park on Wikipedia


What people are saying about Woodland Park

One thing to keep in mind, Woodland Park, CO is at about 8500 ft elevation. So if you have any breathing issues it may not be for you.
Posted by jrandyb on March 13, 2014

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  • State: CO
  • Environment: Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • 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): $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: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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