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We're No. 8! Colorado Springs is in top 10 on list of 'Best Places to Retire'

By: barbara cotter barb.cotter@gazette.com
October 28, 2013 Updated: October 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm
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When it's time to get the gold watch and file for Social Security, where are the best places to settle?

CNNMoney offers up a selection of cities for your consideration on its 2013 list of "10 Best Places to Retire," which includes Colorado Springs - the only city in Colorado to make the cut.

Coming in at No. 1 is Raleigh, N.C., followed by Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lexington, Ky.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Salt Lake City; Colorado Springs; Spokane, Wash.; and Norfolk, Va.

The online blurb has this to say about Colorado Springs:

"Colorado Springs pairs a bustling downtown with access to parks, trails, and the Rocky Mountains. The city, which was spared the worst of the recent flooding in the area, is also less congested and expensive than nearby Denver.

"Residents have great health care choices, including the University of Colorado's Memorial Hospital, one of the leading cardiovascular hospitals in the country.

"Income taxes are a reasonable 4.63 percent and exclude up to $24,000 in Social Security and other retirement income."

And, unlike some of the other places (ie, Pittsburgh, where "you'll have to put up with chilly winters and relatively high property taxes) there were no "downsides" attached to Colorado Springs.

See the list and comments at http://money.cnn.com.

CNNMoney is a service of CNN, Money Magazine and Fortune Magazine.

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