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Like everything else in Texas, the number (6000+) of senior living communities is big. So how do you decide where to live with all those choices? One way is to let Senior Living help you in your search. We're an unbiased web directory created to assist in finding the senior living community that is right for you whether it's an active lifestyle environment , a Texas Assisted Living facility or a nursing home that specializes in Alzheimer's. You'll find unvarnished reviews from other seniors who have experiences in these communities.
Let's look at some numbers that you may find interesting. If you really want to make those retirement dollars stretch, Texas is the place to do it. The overall cost of living is the second lowest in the country as is the cost of housing. But wait, there's more. The state and local taxes burden is just 8.4% which puts The Lone Star state lower than all but seven states. Median household income is $48,259. Site Selection magazine named Texas the most business-friendly state in the country. Even in the state's capitol, Austin, where the hi-tech industry is second only to Silicon Valley, the average price of homes is still reasonable by national standards. According to city-data.com, the average sale price of home in late 2010 was $270,000. Too high? How about the Houston bedroom community of League City near the Gulf of Mexico? The average home sale there was about $190,000.
Senior Living In Texas
The Texas crime rate, an important consideration for anyone especially seniors, is 18% higher than the national average. This breaks down as 89% property crimes with the remainder as property crimes. Here's how some large Texas cities compare with the rest of the country: Houston's overall crime rate is almost twice the national average. Dallas is 60% higher. Austin is 30% higher. El Paso is 18% below the national average.
Because of its geographic size and location along the Gulf, Texas’ has multiple climate zones. This means that depending on where you live you could experience snow, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, ice storms, flooding and just about any weather-related occurrence you can imagine. El Paso is in a desert so stays hot and dry for much of the year. Galveston is on the Gulf coast so it experiences much of the same weather of any southern coastal region including hurricanes and humidity. Dallas has a little bit of everything: sometimes it snows, in the summer it’s hot and tornadoes are not uncommon. Texas is also better than most states because it has better oversite of senior care. You might also want to check out Laredo and Lubbock.
Texas Senior Living Amenities
Depending on where you decide to retire in Texas, you'll want to pair the location with your lifestyle. After all, you're retired so why not enjoy all your community has to offer. You can't go wrong in any of Texas’ larger cities for things to do. If you're a golfer there's over 1000 golf courses across the state and play in much of the state is year-round. Gambler? While Texas has yet to legalize commercial casinos, the state does have dog and horse tracks in various cities (San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, Fort Worth and Houston). Culturally, Texas could be one of the most diverse states in the country. Consider the Southern influences in east Texas with its swamps and bayous and piney woods. Houston is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. People from all over the world have moved to Houston to work. You'll find small communities of Pakistanis, Nigerians, Asians, Indians and many other nationalities. Houston has a world-class opera, ballet and symphony, a lively theater district and numerous museums. For music lovers there's no better city than Austin, “Live Music Capital of the World”, named for its many venues and diversity of music styles. The capitol has an authentic southwestern feel with its many Tex-Mex restaurants. And if you’re looking to continue your education you could do much worse than the University of Texas at Austin. Lubbock is a true Western city holding The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration every year.
Finding the right retirement community will take work. But with Senior Living, you've found an ally in your search. Click on one of the cities on the page to find out more or type your address in the box above. You can also fill out an information form and someone from Senior Living will get back to you. Let us help you find Texas senior living communities that are right for you.