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Independent Living in Colorado

Overview of Independent Living in Colorado

“Colorful Colorado,” as it is often called by the locals, is home to gorgeous natural landscapes, ranging from the Great Plains in the east to the majestic Rocky Mountains, which tower over much of the state. Denver, known as the Mile High City, is the state’s capital and offers all of the comforts and conveniences of a major metropolitan city. Outside of its more urban areas, Colorado is a mountainous paradise filled with beautiful sights to see and explore – an excellent retirement setting with endless opportunities for activity.Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 180 independent living communities in Colorado. The median monthly cost of independent living in Colorado is about $2,400.

Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Colorado

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Revel Province

2960 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
9.9
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44 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Bridgette B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mother was a resident at Province/Revel from just after they opened until earlier this year. My mother enjoyed the ability to join in various activities and made many new friendships. The staff is...

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Brookdale Meridian Arvada

9555 West 59th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80004
9.9
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102 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Pat S - I'm a current/former resident or client

Everyone is so helpful and friendly and willing to do whatever we need. Lots of activities available. I'm so glad I can have my dog with me.

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Brookdale North Boulder

3350 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
9.9
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64 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Very expensive to add care such as shower assist. Staff is friendly and concerned about safety. They need to pay more attention to cleaning. Floors sticky and bathroom never looked clean. At every visit...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Denver

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Brookdale Tamarac Square

8030 East Girard Avenue, Denver, CO 80231
9.7
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73 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Every time I enter - someone greets me by name. My brother is very happy at Brookdale. He is finally meeting new people & reaching out to participate in more activities. Thank you!

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Brookdale University Park

2020 South Monroe Street, Denver, CO 80210
9.6
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63 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Patty - I'm a current/former resident or client

I recently moved into Brookdale University Park and have found it to be most welcoming. The staff and residents are extremely friendly. The choices of programs and activities are good. The meal selection is...

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Montage Hills

2500 S Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80231
9.5
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59 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We chose Montage Hills over others we looked at mainly due to the location and affordable pricing. Overall the staff have all been very responsive. Limited dining experience.

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Littleton

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The Gardens at Columbine

5130 W. Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton, CO 80128
9.0
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24 reviews
DS - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We had an excellent experience. The staff was incredibly kind and patient with us, our situation and our father.We picked the place because it was not overly big, location was good (there were closer...

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Vita Littleton

2100 West Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80120
8.5
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7 reviews
DJW - I live or lived in this community

I have enjoyed living here. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. This has been a great experience for a 55+ community. Some of the activities include card games, golf putting...

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StoneCreek of Littleton

7800 S Windmere St, Littleton, CO 80120
8.2
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16 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Kyleen - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

StoneCreek of Littleton is a beautiful facility. My dad says that he loves being able to live there. The staff is friendly and they all know my dad's name. The food is high-quality and my dad enjoys it. I am...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Parker

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Pine Grove Crossing

19160 Cottonwood Dr, Parker, CO 80138
9.6
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20 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Shane - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It's an excellent community that cares for my mom like family. The entire staff is professional and loving and committed to the residents. The nursing staff is exceptional. Given the level of service and...

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Pinewood Lodge

200 South Ironton St, Aurora, CO 80012
9.8
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16 reviews
Stephanie - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We would 1000% recommend Pinewood Lodge to other families based on the experience we have had so far, it is a great place. My dad is very happy there. We love pinewood and we are so glad you helped us find...

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Legacy Village of Castle Pines

535 W Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Pines, CO 80108
9.7
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19 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Bryan S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at Legacy Village of Castle Pines is caring and attentive to my mom. I would recommend Legacy Village of Castle Pines to a friend.

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Boulder

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Brookdale North Boulder

3350 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
9.9
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64 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Very expensive to add care such as shower assist. Staff is friendly and concerned about safety. They need to pay more attention to cleaning. Floors sticky and bathroom never looked clean. At every visit...

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Sunrise of Boulder

3955 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
9.6
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27 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We really appreciated how patient and understanding personnel were and that they treated our dear friend with dignity and respect to the very end.

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Brookdale Boulder Creek

3375 34th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
9.4
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36 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Amy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

What stuck out about Brookdale Boulder Creek over other places we looked at was that the facility itself seemed very clean. It smelled pleasant, furniture and décor was updated. There was a warm inviting...

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Colorado laws and regulations for independent living communities

Colorado doesn’t have specific laws or regulations for independent living, because these communities don’t provide personal care or medical care services like you may find in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. However, many of our partner independent living communities in Colorado share a campus with other senior care facilities.[01] To explore assisted living regulations in Hawaii, see our Colorado state overview of assisted living.

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Stand-alone independent living communities

Stand-alone independent living communities in Colorado must follow the state’s rental laws, which are outlined as landlord and tenant rights respectively. The following list provides examples of laws that protect tenants in Colorado:[02]

  • Properties for rent must be habitable, and the landlord is responsible for ensuring the property is maintained.
  • Property owners must respond to requests and provide necessary repairs to the property in a timely manner.
  • Property owners must disclose certain information to tenants before they sign the lease agreement. This may include information on things like utilities, radon detection, bed bugs, or lead paint.
  • Property owners must return security deposit to tenants within one month of the lease termination, unless otherwise stated. Security deposits cannot be used to cover normal wear and tear.
  • Property owners cannot discriminate against renters based on citizenship status, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status.

It’s important to note that local governments, such as city or county governments, may have additional regulations guiding the protection of tenant rights. Our Denver Independent Living page provides examples of rental laws that are specific to an individual city.

Most independent living communities have an age minimum. Some communities accept residents 55 and older, and others require residents to be at least 62. The age requirement is usually posted on an independent living community’s website.

Colorado Department of Health contact information

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-692-2000

Colorado Tenant Resources

State of Colorado Division of Housing

1313 Sherman Street, Suite #518

Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone: 303-864-7810

9to5 Colorado

4130 Tejon St, Unit A

Denver, Colorado 80211

Phone: 303-628-0925

Colorado Legal Services

1905 N Sherman Street, Suite 300

Denver 80203

Phone: 303-837-1313

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Alemzada, A., Bernard, A., Reynolds, E., and Pino, L. (2023, March). Laws regulating landlords and tenants. Legislative Council Staff.

Top cities in Colorado for independent living

8.4
8.2
Boulder, CO
24 facilities
8.1
Fort Collins, CO
26 facilities
7.9
Littleton, CO
97 facilities
7.5
Denver, CO
134 facilities
7.5
Parker, CO
25 facilities

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