Thinking of Retiring in Texas?

Don’t Overlook The Benefits of These 5 Big Cities

Forget Florida and Arizona. According to the United States Postal Service, nearly 13-thousand people moved to Texas last year, many of them retirees.

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.

To help you decide if big city life in retirement is right for you, we took a look at what makes five of the largest metro areas in Texas popular among their residents and attractive to seniors.


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.

El Paso


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.

San Antonio

Dallas – Fort Worth

Dallas needs no introduction! Huge, bustling, and home to the Cowboys and the Mavericks, it’s a paradise for city lovers and sports enthusiasts alike.

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