Texas has been ranked the 7th best state overall to retire in, so it’s no wonder that many of our towns are suitable for empty-nesters. With our slower pace of life, no state income tax, nice weather, diverse landscapes, lively cities, and charming small towns, I can’t think of a better place than the Lone Star State to settle down after your working days have come and gone. Here are the top 9 cities in Texas to retire in.
Imagine - sitting on your porch every morning with a cup of coffee, hearing the birds chirp their hellos, and watching the beautiful wildflowers sway in the breeze. Plus, 17.8% of residents in Brady are age 65 or older. The average monthly mortgage cost is $581, crime rates are low, and there's good access to restaurants. What more could you want?
With views like this, it's no secret why people would want to settle down in Burnet. 18.1% of its residents are seniors, the average monthly mortgage is $872, the crime rate is low, and access to restaurants and libraries is good. Plus, it's in the hillcountry, which means you can enjoy long drives with beautiful views - and you're only a short trip away from some of the most breathtaking nature spots in the country.
If charming small towns are your thing, Cameron is the place for you. You'll make lots of friends too - 20.1% of residents here are 65 or older. The average mortgage is $603, the weather is some of the best in Texas, and golf, libraries, and restaurants are easily accessible.
Ah, this town looks so cute and inviting. I can definitely imagine settling down here. You'll have lots of spending money, too, because your house will cost you somewhere around $520 a month. You won't have to worry about crime, medical care is easily accessible, and there are plenty of good restaurants. 17.1% of its population consists of seniors, so you'll spend this chapter of your life surrounded by friends. What could be better than that?
4. Aransas Pass
Aransas pass has so many things to offer that put it high on the list of places to retire in Texas. First of all, you're near Port Aransas, so you have easy access to water. The average monthly mortgage is $666, the medical care is exceptional, and you'll be close to grocery stores, restaurants, and recreation/fitness facilities.
Quaint town squares are a retirement essential, I think. In Granbury, crime rates are low, medical care is readily available, and you'll have access to golf, restaurants, and nearby grocery stores. Plus, a whopping 27.1% of residents are seniors! You'll have plenty of friends to accompany you in filling your days with activities.
You'll never run out of things to do in Kerrville. From just walking around downtown to eating out to spending some time getting a workout in, this little town has ample activities to keep your life interesting.
Of course Fredericksburg had to top the list. With its rich German history, absolutely adorable downtown, low crime rate, and plenty of unique restaurants, I couldn't think of a better place in Texas to spend your retirement. And apparently I'm not the only one who feels that way - 31.4% of its residents are age 65 or older!
I’d like to retire now, please and thank you. If you’re retired, do you like where you’re living now? What other cities should be added to the list? Share your thoughts in the comments!