The Colorado mountain town of Salida sits in the middle of the state, literally in the “Heart of the Rockies,“ about 2 hours west of Colorado Springs and 3 hours southwest of Denver. Salida is recognized as a top destination lifestyle community with some of the best white water rafting in the world and Monarch Mountain ski area just 20 minutes away. Salida visitors can take a leisurely stroll along tree-lined streets and into the downtown area where century-old redbrick buildings offer café fare to fine dining and art galleries display whimsical art pieces to upscale aesthetics. The town of about 5500 residents is included in the guidebook America’s 100 Best Small Art Towns1, and has been listed in US News and World Report as a Top Ten Bargain Retirement Spot2.
Rent is between $750-1400 a month