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Texas: A Retirement Destination

Hand holding a small image of retirement destinations in TexasBy: Camila Cal, SeniorLivingGuide.com

Texas, the Lone Star State, is definitely not lonely when it comes to retirement. In fact, over the years retirement destinations in Texas have become very attractive for American seniors.

One reason is because Texas offers more bang for your buck! In a 2022 list of cities with the lowest cost of living in America, compiled by Niche, a company that researches information on places to live, retirement destinations in Texas scored seven cities within the top 25. Wichita Falls and Brownsville came in at #2 and #3, respectively. That kind of reputation is promising for seniors that desire to live somewhere affordable.

Texas also has lower taxes and a reduced tax rate (including no personal income tax). That’s music to the ears of a retiree with a fixed income because it means their budgeting will be made easier and last longer. For retirees, eliminating the stress of financial burdens can help them enjoy their well-deserved years of rest and relaxation.

Aside from the financial reasons, the variety of cities to live in Texas is a major draw. Because of its size, Texas can offer a multitude of living styles. Retirees can find a bustling city life with active art and music scenes in cities like Houston or Dallas. There is also the option to opt for a remote, quite country life near mountainsides or other natural landscapes in cities such as Wimberley or Dripping Springs.

Weather is a huge factor in deciding to settle somewhere new. However, Texas is one of the states with a milder climate. You’ll still get some of that cold breeze during the winter, but it’s nothing compared to the bone-freezing weather up north! The summers are warm, too, so retirees will get the best of both worlds when it comes to climate.

Retirees can choose the scene that best fits their lifestyle and personality and aren’t constrained by the limits of smaller states. There are independent and active adult communities all over the state with appealing amenities and social events to fit the need of every potential resident.

It’s not hard to understand why Texas has become a hot spot for retirees; it’s a state where the seniors truly get a choice in exactly where and how they want to live their lives, and for most retirees, that’s as valuable as it gets!

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