Texas Retirement Overview

Because Texas is so big it’s very hard to evaluate. It’s got some of the best overall taxes in the country for retirees (and business owners), the best weather (if you can avoid the tornadoes) and great affordability across the board. In fact, the hardest thing to figure out with Texas is where to live. Which suburb of which metropolis would fit your needs. For most retirees that looks like Austin or Dallas. The higher number of retirement communities and overall newer health care options make those more attractive than say, Houston. As a side note, Texas ranks almost last in retirement population, however that number is based on per 100,000 people and tends to favor smaller states than larger ones in our rating system.

Why Should Retirees Retire To Texas

In a measure of states, Florida might win the best state to retire to award, but Texas might very well have the most to offer if you don’t want live in a state that’s basically one big retirement community. With Texas you’ve got room to roam and still have every one of your needs met. Texas boast the best taxes, the 7th best weather in the nation, low crime and high affordability. Texas really does have something for everyone…

What To Consider Before Retiring To Texas

Texas strength is it’s size and that’s probably it’s biggest downfall. No matter where you choose to live, you’re likely going to travel to the airport to travel pretty much everywhere else. Compare that to Alabama for example and you could easily travel to 4 or 5 states in a 12 hour ride. Not so in Texas. In addition, you choose quaint older communities or more rural communities, don’t expect the health care systems to be state of the art, Texas ranks 46th in terms of worst health care in the country. Metroplexes like Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and tech-hub-university-town Austin all have state of the art facilities, but if you’re looking for a rustic retirement you’ll need to prepare for less than ideal health care systems.

Texas is a great state to retire to if you live in the suburbs of the big cities, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the choices Texas offers you.

Where Does Texas Rank For Our Best Retirement Criteria

Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.   

Texas Retirement Rankings

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