Pueblo, Colorado continues to make the lists for the most affordable places to retire due to its’ climate, location, affordability and livability scores. Located where the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek meet, Pueblo is 112 miles south of Denver and enjoys a moderate climate in the Banana Belt.
The median price of a home in Pueblo is $147,851. For retirees seeking to rent versus own their residence, the area is populated with a variety of senior living options including apartment, gated communities and senior communities.
The climate in Pueblo is semi arid. Pueblo does have four seasons with mild winters and light snowfall. High temperatures average 77 degrees in summer however the air is dry and 90 degree temperature days are common. Temperatures in the winter average 33 degrees with little precipitation.
Steel has played an important role in the economy of Pueblo; with the inevitable rise and fall of the manufacturing industry. The nickname for Pueblo is Steel City.
Pueblo has attracted the attention of the solar energy industries and is the host to the largest solar energy farm. Additionally, Pueblo hosts the largest wind turbine manufacturing plant.
Pueblo Local Attractions
Pueblo was on AARP‘s 10 Best Retirement Cities in 2013.
Activities abound in Pueblo celebrating the history and the culture of the area.
Pueblo Levee Mural Project is a three mile mural which runs along the levee of the Arkansas River. The mural is certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest painting in the world.
Chile & Frijoles Festival is the annual event which celebrates the harvest. The festival is held in late September and sponsored by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. Pueblo is known for its green chilies and pinto beans (frijoles.)
Colorado State Fair is held in late August and its Colorado’s largest event.
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.