A fair number of those retirees choose small towns across the Lone Star State to settle down in. But a growing number are just as likely to consider spending their golden years in major metropolitan areas.
Big cities aren’t for everyone. However, if you’re a person who adores the energy, diversity, and opportunities they offer, Houston, 50 miles from Galveston and the Gulf Coast, could be an ideal place to retire in Texas.
Sticking with the budget-friendly theme, let’s turn our attention to El Paso. One study recently voted this large city in the far southwestern part of Texas the 5th best place to retire! There are many reasons for its popularity, but one of the primary selling points is its affordability.
Austin’s regularly voted one of the best places to live in the entire country – let alone the state! It has a booming economy, a strong job market, plenty of green open spaces, and near endless entertainment options. It's literally known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
Do you like the idea of relaxing small-town vibes, but worry you’d miss the excitement of bigger cities? Look no further than San Antonio. Although it’s the biggest metropolis in the Texas Hill Country, it’s somehow maintained an easy-going, small-town atmosphere.