Best Places to Retire in Texas

Thinking about retiring in Texas? See why Texas is one of the best states to retire, and browse low cost retirement places to live in Texas

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Retiring in Texas Overview - One of the Best States to Retire

As the saying goes, "everything is bigger in Texas." The phrase definitely rings true, and one of the advantages of such a large state is the fact that are vast amount of cities that appeal to retirees in different ways. Looking to spend the next stage of your life in or around a bustling, cultural city? Texas has you covered. Looking to kick back on a few acres in a ranching community? Texas has you covered. Looking for mild winters, tax friendliness, low cost of living, and a friendly community vibe? You guessed it, Texas has you covered there too. The state has become an increasingly popular choice with retirees looking for a lifestyle change, check out some of our best places to retire in Texas below to find out why!

Best Retirement State Facts


Median Age:


Percent of people 65+:


Median Household Income:

$ 51,900

Unemployment Rate:




South central



Largest City:


Largest City:

San Antonio

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Lone Star State

State Mammal:

Texas Longhorn

State Food:

Chili con carne

State Song:

"Texas, Our Texas"