If you’re looking to spend your golden years in the Lone Star State, the cities on our list of the 11 best places to retire in Texas should be on top of your list.
The Lone Star State has always been on the ten most preferred states by retirees and for many a good reason. Apart from the warmer climate that seniors enjoy, the median home prices in many smaller cities and metropolis are significantly lower than in many other states. The tax climate in Texas is also very friendly towards retirees, having no income tax and placing 43rd out of the 50 states with highest tax burdens.
But one of the biggest reasons why Texas ranks among the states most favored for retirement is the variety of options available for retirement living – coastal towns along the Gulf of Mexico, golf course communities, huge metropolis, and quaint little suburbs – to suit anybody’s preference. And we have 11 of the best of these towns.
To come up with this list, we have used suggestions from Only In Your State, Market Watch, Retirement Places Report, and Safewise. We have ranked them according to the qualities that would make them ideal for retirement living: affordability, safety, proximity to major facilities like hospitals and airports, and availability and range of recreational activities for seniors.
Check out which places made it to our list of the 11 best places to retire in Texas for your own retirement reference – as well as our list of the 11 best places to retire in South Carolina.