Want to know what it's like to retire in Austin?
I grew up in the New York City area and moved to Austin, Texas in 1994 where I still live today. I'm now semi-retired and do a few jobs for fun and to keep me busy!
In 1994, when I moved here from New York City, I found Austin to be smaller and much more livable. It is an active, high energy locale and I particularly enjoy the city's thriving music and arts scene.
As you could expect for Texas, the summers can get quite hot. Also, real estate can be pricey and with a city the size of Austin, folks should expect some traffic.
Austin is both cosmopolitan and outdoors friendly - two aspects that residents definitely enjoy.
I'd definitely miss the easygoing lifestyle and culture of the city and its people!
Make sure to explore both Austin and the various communities surrounding the city. There are rural and suburban areas that may have amenities more to your liking.
... check out Robert's day in the life.