What's Really Important to Seniors Moving to Texas?
Just about every study tracking the heavy influx of people across the United States into Texas every year shows that Texas is a favorite place of relocating seniors. For many of them, they’re not moving to escape their current state of residence; they’re moving to Texas because the Lone Star State offers what’s really important to them.
So, what really matters to the large number of seniors flocking to Texas? Here are ten things they say they must have (and are finding) in Texas.
A low cost of living
Texas may not have the lowest cost of living in the country, but it compares favorably to most. Real estate prices in the most populous cities in Texas have risen along with every other state, but they’re still among the most affordable compared to other major metropolitan areas in the U.S.
Seniors that are fans of live music, professional sports, theater and, of course, great barbecue find exactly what they’re looking for when they come to Texas. The state is rich in cultural activities, and active seniors find no shortage of things to do.
One of the biggest reasons so many seniors move to Texas is because there is no personal state income tax for residents. Texas is only one of seven states in America that offers this advantage, which is very attractive to retirees who have additional sources of retirement income along with their Social Security benefits.
It’s a fact that Texas is home to phenomenal doctors, hospitals, and other medical facilities. Medicare-aged beneficiaries in Texas have access to incredible healthcare providers and find no shortage of high-quality doctors and hospitals to manage any health conditions.
Retirees looking for warmer conditions are looking no further than Texas. Yes, Texas experiences cold fronts and winter months, but winter is far less chilling than winters in the northern states.
For retirees looking for land to build their dream home, Texas is their go-to state. It’s one of the largest states geographically, meaning almost limitless options are available when picking a space to build on. Land in Texas is surprisingly affordable compared to other popular states seniors prefer to relocate to.
NTREIS data last updated February 6, 2023.
Even in retirement, many seniors want to work part-time or use their time to pursue a second career. Texas is known to have a great job market and provides many opportunities for seniors eager to work.
Not every senior wants to live on the gulf coast or on a ranch in west Texas. Many seniors want to have all of the advantages of living in a metropolitan area. There are many options for them in Texas, including Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and El Paso.
Whether it’s the gulf of Mexico, the hill country or the canyons, seniors can see it all in Texas. Road trips through the state are among the most beautiful in the country and filled with lots of surprises along the way.
Texas is home to many cities and towns with affordable housing. Many retirees are looking to Texas for the peace of mind they receive from living in a fabulous home they can afford while living on a fixed income.
If you’re looking to relocate to the Fort Worth area, look no further for real estate guidance than David Pannell and Cities Real Estate. David is a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, and you’ll find nobody more informed about homes and land in Texas.
Contact David for a no-obligation consultation about the best neighborhoods for seniors in greater Fort Worth, as well as investment opportunities with homes and land.
David is a family man who served in the United States Marine Corps, and as a police officer for the City of Arlington, Texas. He’s a man of integrity and a realtor you can trust to put your best interests ahead of his.
Call David Pannell and Cities Real Estate today at (817) 797-9047. He’s here to help.