When it comes to retirement, finding the perfect mix of lifestyle, location, and affordability can be a challenge—unless you know where to look. Increasingly, retirees are looking to Texas, and specifically the Texas Hill Country.
Best Places to Retire
In Forbes’ just-released 25 Best Places to Retire list, Austin and Fredericksburg both rated as top spots to retire in Texas. The list of 25 places is offered in alphabetical order and is not numbered.
“To come up with the best 25, we sifted data on more than 400 cities from every state,” said Forbes. “The major factors taken into account were economic. These included overall cost of living and home prices as compared to national averages and general state tax climates for retirees (something that Forbes has been tracking for years).
Austin, the Texas capitol, is repeatedly lauded for its strong economic growth, great real estate values, proud residents, and array of activities that attract families, singles, and retirees alike. Forbes noted its “terrific economy, warm weather, cost of living at about national average, low crime, and high grades for bicycling.”
Fredericksburg made the list for its “warm climate, above average air quality, cost of living 5% below national average, median home price, low crime, and high walkability rank.”
Fredericksburg shares a Texas Hill Country address with New Braunfels, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and home to Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing master-planned community in the Hill Country.
Vintage Oaks A Favorite Retirement Spot
With a great location between Austin and San Antonio, a prime spot on the Texas Wine Trail, incredible resort-style amenities, and a variety of Texas land and new home options, Vintage Oaks has established itself as a premier spot for people to retire in Texas.
Here are a few reasons retirees love it:
- The opportunity to build the home of their dreams or choose a stunning home-lot package from some of America’s favorite builders
- Incredible natural beauty and breathtaking views with rolling hills, lakes and rivers, towering trees and abundant greenery
- A variety of great outdoor and recreational activities
- Excellent dining, shopping, entertainment, and cultural opportunities
- Community amenities and pride
- Great quality of life and warm community spirit
For more information on living at Vintage Oaks, visit Vintage Oaks or download the Guide to Living and Retiring in the Texas Hill Country below.