ong gone are the days of mandatory retirement at age 65, and with it, the idea that one’s
golden years were to be spent simply sitting quietly on the front porch in a rocking chair as
they watch life. To begin with, forget about that rocking chair – how does a morning
spent working out in the gym or pedaling along the hike and bike trail sound? As
for the front porch, seniors in Austin, Texas find that they have a wide variety of
housing options that can accommodate their budget, while enjoying their lifestyle in a community that
encourages the development and pursuit of their personal interests, goals and activities.
According to U.S.News (July 2011), the number of pre-seniors between 55 and 64 has more than
doubled in the Austin-Round Rock, Texas, area since 2000. Honored among the Top 10 Best Places
to Retire (CBS News, February 2012), the Greater Austin metro area was also recognized in the Top
50 Best Cities for Successful Aging (Milken Institute, July 2012). Due to the warm weather and the
solid economy in Texas, more seniors are enticed to move here as evidenced by being listed in the
Top 10 Best States to Retire (Forbes, October 2012). Central Texas seems to be, THE place to be.