Grand Junction makes AARP The Magazine 2012 list of top ten places to live.
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San Antonio, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Eau Claire, Wis.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Morgantown W.V.; Roanoke, Va.; Spokane, Wash. and Gainesville, Fla. were also named.
Each year, AARP The Magazine scours the country to find the best places to live for Americans 50-plus. With many readers still navigating tough economic times, the magazine’s editors looked for cities that offer affordable housing and a low cost of living, but also reasonably-priced luxuries: Museums, cultural offerings, hiking and biking trails, and other amenities that enrich life as we age. All for $100 a day, or an annual income of $36,500.
AARP Colorado was pleased that Grand Junction made the Top 10 list of places that are not just affordable, but are among the top for the quality of life, as AARP Colorado lead volunteer and 2011 Andrus Award recipient Bob Schneller will attest.
“I can sit in the morning and look out the front window and see the sun rise over Grand Mesa and sit on my back porch in the evening and see the sun set over Colorado National Monument,” Schneller said to the Grand Junction Sentinel newspaper, which covered the story, along with TV channels 8 and 5.
Schneller and his wife, Vicki, moved to Grand Junction from California about 15 years.
Grand Junction has plenty to offer, including boating, skiing, hiking, biking and riding all-terrain vehicles. The weather is mild and housing prices are reasonable.
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