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An internationally renowned skiing and culture center, Aspen is located high in the Rocky Mountains in west-central Colorado.

Aspen is surrounded by picturesque mountains and wilderness areas on three sides. The area is a massive playground for year-round outdoor activities.

The town also hosts concerts, festivals, workshops, competitions and other cultural events throughout the year. The shopping, dining and night life are second to none.

Aspen, Colorado
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Aspen ranks high in air quality, water quality and recreation. Aspen ranks low in home energy use, home sales prices and demographic diversity.

For more detailed town facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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