Deciding where to retire is no easy task. Between the cost of living, healthcare, and activities to fill up your leisure time with, there are many different factors to consider. Each year, U.S. News reports on the best places to retire. 10 cities in Texas are among the best places to retire in the nation for 2022-2023. Although the choice of where to spend your golden years takes a lot of careful consideration, it’s nice to know our state is brimming with great options. Here are the best places to retire in Texas:

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Living in Texas we already know how great it is, but these 10 best places to retire in Texas are supposed to be pretty swell to settle down. Are you surprised to see any of these cities on the list? Let us know your thoughts, then check out this incredibly scenic drive in El Paso that showcases the skyline as you’ve never seen before.

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More Texas retirement towns

What are the best Texas retirement towns?

Many of the towns we've featured here have topped one list or another depending on who is putting together the rankings. From Austin to Dallas there are plenty of good retirement towns in Texas. Here is a list of a few more of the best Texas retirement towns:

  • Hutto
  • Lubbock
  • Brady
  • Burnet
  • Cameron
  • Granbury
  • Kerrville
  • Fredericksburg

Find out why life in Texas is better in these small towns when it's time to retire. Is it the hometown restaurants, the cost of living, or the friendly communities? You'll have to come to visit to find out.

Where is the cheapest and safest place to live in Texas?

Brownsville-Harlingen tops the list as the cheapest place to live in Texas. If you compare this charming small town to Dallas-Forth Worth, the cost of living is 37 percent cheaper. Here is a list of a few more towns in Texas where the cost of living and the safety ratings are favorable:

  • Georgetown
  • Pflugerville
  • Cedar Park
  • Salado
  • Round Rock
  • Hutto
  • Whitehouse
  • Cibolo
  • Meadows Place
  • League City

Whether you plan to visit one of these charming small towns in Texas or make it your retirement home these towns are among the cheapest places to live in Texas.

What part of Texas has the safest weather?

Texas can be hit pretty hard by inclement weather from time to time. So what part of Texas has the best weather? It might surprise you but Huntsville ranks as the safest part of Texas weather-wise. It has the lowest occurrence of hail, lightning, tornados, and floods.