San Antonio, Texas is the
second largest city in Texas as well as the 7th largest
in the United States with a population of 1.4 million
people. It's one of the top 5 fastest growing large
cities in the country so this means its rapidly developing
Famous because of the site of the Alamo,
San Antonio has many cultural attractions, unique architecture,
as well as theme parks like SeaWorld and Six Flags.
For sports fans, the San Antonio Spurs basketball team
resides here and has won 4 national championships.
For medical care, San Antonio TXis home
to the South Texas Medical Center which has over 900
acres of medical facilities, 4,200 patient beds, and
is home to one of the biggest Phase 1 clinical trial
facilities for cancer research.
The River Walk area is a great place
to visit for a night out to dinner, drinks, and shows
and at Christmas and New Year holidays, it has a festival
Many consider San Antonio
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in San Antonio.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
San Antonio offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues. In the computer age,
there have been many sites created to help people mingle.
The best one is meetup.com. It’s an online directory
of all kinds of offline clubs. It provides an online
home to these clubs so new members can inquire about
joining. San Antonio’s page can be found at www.meetup.com/cities/us/tx/san_antonio
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of San Antonio
is quite beneficial. Even better is that most public
transit systems have senior rates that are much cheaper
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in San Antonio is great
since there are more specialists and medical services
available and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.
Miliatry: Since San
Antonio’s founding, the military has been a big
part of San Antonio. Historic Fort Sam Houstonis here
with Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, Kelly USA and Brooks
City-Base also located here. Military retirees like
San Antonio and remain here in their retirement years.
Retirement Housing Options:
In the city there are unique housing options which include
condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises, retirement communities,
lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums, top end townhouses
and other housing for over 55 boomers and seniors.
Texas Retirement Communities and Homes
Hill Country Retirement
Medina, TX 78055
El Viaje Retreat RV retirement community; 72 A; Lots
for lease-RV & park homes; Great home base for RVers.
Located 1 hr. NW of San Antonio & 30 min. S. of
Kerrville, TX. Gated property; very affordable.
Hills Community TX
Cibolo, TX 78108
Scenic Hills is a beautiful, gated community designed
to provide an active, friendly and convenient lifestyle
for adults 55 and older. Our 200 home community, opened
in 1984, is located just north of San Antonio, Texas.
Small town plus big city!
Towers on Park Lane is San Antonio's premier retirement
community. This retirement community was
built for active seniors who want more out of each day.
Providing Independent Living for over 21 years! High
Rise luxury living for 50 plus. Co-op Community for
Independent Living, with residences ranging from one
bedroom to three bedroom floor plans. No Prior Military
Required for Ownership.