"Nederland looks like what you think of when you think of Colorado"
The first time I drove into Nederland, CO, I was reminded of the way I envisioned Colorado before I moved here and saw it for myself. There are mountain peaks in almost every direction; snow capped and amazing. I haven't spent as much time in Nederland as I would like to, but I manage to drive through it at least a couple of times a year, and every time I'm there I think this would be a great place to think about for retirement. It's only about 35 minutes or so outside of Boulder, an hour from Denver, and a short distance to Black Hawk and Central City. You've got the best of the quiet mountain town, with only a short drive to the city, or to Black Hawk and Central City where you can play the slots, take in a show, or grab a buffet dinner at one of the many casinos.