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San Antonio Retirement

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San Antonio Retirement Living: Condos, Senior Apartments for Rent, Senior Retirement Communities, Townhouses, Lofts, Homes For Retirees

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 and changing.

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.

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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 of lights.

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.

Social Opportunities: 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 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

Public Transportation: 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 than normal.

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.

Continuing Education: 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

Texas 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.

Scenic 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!

The 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 Service
Required for Ownership.

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