Find Out What Big Adventures Await You With Texas Retirement Communities
If you haven’t heard, everything in Texas is gigantic—and that includes the appeal to make this state your retirement destination or second home location. From exciting cities, luxurious resort towns and rich western heritage to rugged outdoor adventures and a colorful, unique history, there’s something for everyone.
What’s the Big Deal?
Let’s start with the geographical landscape. It’s rugged and gorgeous, whether you’re exploring desert badlands, catching rays along the coastline, hiking lush mountains or taking in prairie views. You’ll also find cities bustling with culture, entertainment, good eats, shopping - the list goes on. Some hotspots include:...
- • The Dallas Arts District – Here you’ll find the Dallas Museum of Art, showcasing a global collection and special exhibitions throughout the year. At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you can explore everything from dinosaur fossil skeletons to gems and minerals and enjoy other special events and programs. Catch a show at the Dallas Theater Center, take in the sounds of a symphony at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, embark on the Texas Sculpture Walk and so much more.
- • Houston – The city itself is brimming with it all, but most notably it’s home to the Space Center Houston, NASA’s Mission Control. Other honorable mentions are Sam Houston Park for a trip back in time and the popular Museum District, where you’ll find 19 world-class institutions. Big Bend National Park – From sightseeing to hiking, horseback riding to camping, there is an abundance to see and do in this park. You can explore river, desert and mountains all within the 800,000-acre attraction.
- • Austin – The state’s capitol is also known for its live music scene, with big nods to the country, blues and rock genres. But music aside, you’ll also have to take time to explore the other many unique attractions that make this city one of a kind.
- • San Antonio River Walk – A unique way to navigate the city, the river walk offers access to shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. You can stroll by foot and find the treasures of the city on your own or take a guided tour on a river barge. Whether you end up at historical sites like the Alamo or at a restaurant enjoying good food al fresco, is up to you.
Living in TX
Warm weather seekers will appreciate the mild winters—though summers tend to be hot and humid. Overall, the climate is favorable year-round. Texas also has a low cost of living and no income tax. This means that retirement income including Social Security benefits, pension income and retirement account income are not taxed so your dollar can go farther.
Ideal living starts with the right community, so why not make it one in Texas? Options like active senior communities and 55 plus communities give you the perfect place to settle down, complete with the resort living lifestyle you’re after in a state with no shortage of things to do. If you’re curious, set up some time to come visit the community that has caught you eye. Try it on for a weekend. See if it fits. Then you’ll know for sure that the Lone Star State is offering you the big things you want for this time of your life.