Austin named top Texas city to retire in

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Austin ranks No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in Texas as a city to retire in, according to the Best Places to Retire in 2019 list from U.S. News & World Report.

To compile the list, U.S. News analyzed metrics from the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the United States, looking at data for housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market and access to quality health care.

“This state capital city is famous for its live music and carefully cultivated quirky culture,” U.S. News writes. “The area has a diverse economy, and is a hub for tech jobs, with major employers including Apple, Dell, ISM and Samsung.”

Quality healthcare is important to retirees, and U.S. News lists Seton Medical Center Austin and St. David’s Medical Center as among the major healthcare providers for the area.

For continuing education, seniors age 65 and older can take up to six credit hours of course with free tuition at Austin’s world-class campus, the University of Texas at Austin, the report states.

As for housing, U.S. News lists Austin’s median housing price for retirees at $283,500, a median that “is considerably more affordable than home prices in coastal cities with similar amenities.”

Teravista’s location is especially appealing for retirees, offering world-class opportunities for healthcare and continuing education right across the street, along University Boulevard.

Teravista is right across the street from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, Seton Medical Center Williamson and St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center. Higher learning is offered right across the street at Texas State University Round Rock Campus and Austin Community College.

Teravista’s wide range of amenities makes it fun and easy for residents of all ages to keep in shape, with parks offering activities such as pickleball and tennis, an award-winning golf course, a fitness center, miles of trails and much more.

A wide range of shopping and dining choices is also nearby, from modern shopping villages to the quaint downtowns of Georgetown and Round Rock.

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