Austin (TX) Senior Living Communities

Deep in the heart of Texas lies Austin, a major purveyor of music and culture, hi-tech companies, and a darn fine place to retire. The capital city is still relatively inexpensive and with the University of Texas, there’s a local vibe that will keep you feeling young.

Austin’s overall cost of living is 7% below the national average. Your retirement is not taxed and there is no inheritance tax. Some senior living is affordable by big-city standards. For example, assisted living averages $3,808 a month according to Genworth Financial’s recent survey on long-term care. A private room in a nursing home averages $200 a day, while a semi-private averages $150.

Whether you like country, rock, jazz, blues or Latin, Austin has you covered. In “The Live Music Capital of the World” there’s always someone, some band, or some combo playing somewhere at any given time on either Sixth Street, South Lamar, or any of the nearly 200 venues in between. Then there are the yearly festivals: South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Pachanga Festival, Urban Fest, and the ACL Music Festival just name to the biggies. Plus you have the Austin Lyric Opera and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Cultural attractions include the Blanton Museum for fine art, Mexic-Arte Museum that exhibits Mexican and Mexican-American art and culture, and the Zilker Botanical Garden, which features 30 acres of themed gardens, koi ponds, butterfly trails and bird watching.

Austin’s climate will allow you get outside year-round. Golfers, Golf Magazine named Austin “The Best Golf City in America” because of its diverse terrain and courses designed by the likes of Robert Trent Jones. Hike or bike on the 8 miles of the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Lady Bird Lake has 10 miles of trails to explore.

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