It's lovely to visit the mountains. But do you want to live there? I thought I did.

Laramie and Cheyenne have been touted as small cities that are good places to retire. What the retirement literature doesn’t say: these cities lie at or above 6000 feet elevation. If you have lived at sea level all your life—say you retire from the fast lanes of San Francisco or Chicago—altitude will be a problem. As we age, our bodies do not acclimate as they did in youth. Someone born at altitude or wh...
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