Retire in Boulder City, Nevada

Retire in Boulder City, Nevada

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If you retire in Boulder City, Nevada you won’t be alone!  In 2009, Money Magazine ranked Boulder City 6th in its annual list of the top 25 places to retire in the us – based on affordable housing, medical care, tax rates and arts and leisure.  Boulder City Nevada is really attractive to retirees.   With just 15,700 residents, more than 23% are over 65.   We easily found 3 bedroom – 2 bath homes in the $1200 rent range and apartments range in the $800-900’s.  The tax rate is the second lowest in the whole country!

Boulder city is where you will find the mighty Hoover Dam holding back the Colorado River.   Just 25 miles from Las Vegas, this little Oasis in the desert may be just the place for you!  You can easily spend the day shopping or visit the big city and all it has to offer and then run home to your little oasis and the peaceful countryside. 

Boasting two great golf courses, Boulder City has a lot to offer their retirees.   The quaint atmosphere and beautiful historic downtown area is filled with boutiques and shops.   Imagine having coffee outside at 7 am!   Movies in the Park, classes of every kind, book clubs, churches, and an interesting lecture at the Lake Mead Visitors Center several times a month.

Boulder City Hospital is readily available and you are only 25 miles from the Regional Medical Center in Las Vegas if something serious comes along.
The Weather!

Yes, it does get hot in the summer.   But the desert gets quite cool at night and the mornings and evenings are just glorious most of the year – even if you chose to stay inside during the day.   You will find yourself spending much more time outside than if you were anywhere further north all winter long. 

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Zoom in and out on the map below to see roads and local attractions!


Cheryl and her husband have just recently retired and live in the Pacific Northwest. She has been enjoying her herself by traveling around the world, playing with her grandchildren, and she frequently volunteers in her community. There is certainly never a dull moment with Cheryl. She cheerfully co-founded RetireBook and wants to share her energy, hoping that it inspires her readers to live life at its fullest.