What to consider when retiring shouldn’t only be about the dollars and cents. It should also be about how you can use your money as a means for enjoyment throughout your retirement. At Wealth Legacy Institute, we think the most important aspect of your personal retirement plan should be an assessment of your goals and values, and how you can save to satisfy those needs.
- What is your idea of fun?
- Does your current location offer you access to your hobby?
- How will your hobbies factor into your overall plan for retirement?
For many retirees who enjoy outdoor activities, relocating to Denver is a consideration in their overall personal retirement plan. That’s because, activities like fly fishing, hiking and sporting events can all be found in the beautiful city of Denver, and are popular options for our clients to stay healthy, active and fulfilled throughout their retirement days.
Hobbies in Denver For Your Personal Retirement Plan
Oftentimes, people stay or end up in Denver because of the following hobbies.
1. Fly Fishing
Something we’ve learned is that fly fishing is not easy. It takes practice, rhythm, and patience, but once you get it - you’re hooked for life. (No pun intended.)
We have clients, male and female alike, whose eyes light up when they reminisce about catching the ‘big one.’
If fly fishing is a new hobby for your retirement life, it may be worth investing in a lesson or weekend trip. And, there are plenty of fly shops located in Denver that are capable of helping you learn the ropes. Two of our favorites are:
For experienced fly fishers, some of the top rivers in Colorado include:
- South Platte River
- Gunnison River
- Blue River
- Fryingpan River
- Roaring Fork River
Denver is an absolute mecca for hiking. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, there are many trails within a 30-minute driving distance of city center. In fact, Dayhikesneardenver.com has a great guide of varied trails near Denver. Which include beginner hikes like:
- Flatirons Vista
- Lair o’ the Bear trails
- Washington Park
- Cheesman Park
- City Park
3. Sporting Events
If you’re a sports fan, it’s our totally unbiased opinion that Denver is the best place for you to retire. Why?
We are in the heart of Broncos country. As one of the oldest and biggest football franchises, we have a diehard sports community: The stadium is packed every home game. It’s a wonderful community to engage with and there’s always watch parties and tailgates to join.
The Rockies baseball team have a mixed legacy, but the baseball stadium is in the heart of the city and includes a fun, lively rooftop bar area where the tickets are cheap and the crowd is fun. (The views from the top deck aren’t so bad either.)
The Avalanche. As hockey is catching on in the U.S., our fan base is growing. Each game is electric and you’ll be hooked in no time. Lastly,
The Denver Nuggets basketball team has a young core of talent that is quickly rising to the top of the Western Conference.You can be a sports star, too!
If you’re looking to partake in an active sports community, Colorado offers world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Within Denver proper, you can work on your golf swing at a number of affordable public courses; no membership dues needed! In fact, there are eight different public courses in the city alone, each with their own offerings.
Finding Enjoyment in Your Personal Retirement Plan
Above all, remember planning for retirement isn’t just about a number, but understanding that your personal retirement plan can be chocked full of fun if you want it to be.
So, whether you fish, hike, golf, or cheer loudly for the Broncos, Denver has wonderful community options for you. And, if you seek guidance from a fiduciary wealth advisor in Denver to help you plan your perfect retirement, it’s critical to find one that takes your goals and values into consideration.
If you want to learn more about Wealth Legacy Institute, and our services, we’d love to chat with you. Contact us today!