10 Best Places to Retire in Texas Under 100k Population

#2 Kerrville

Kerrville finishes up in the 2nd place spot in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas. Kerrville sits just off Interstate 10 about 60 miles northwest of San Antonio and had a population of 22,347 at the 2010 Census, making Kerrville the largest town in our countdown.

Best Places to Retire in Texas - #2 Kerrville, TXA substantial 27% of Kerrville’s residents are of retirement age, 65 and older, and a hefty 2.3% of those of retirement age, recently moved to the area within the last year.

Kerrville’s $732 median monthly housing cost for homeowners comes in well below the state average of $929 per month. Also, the 1.78% median effective property tax rate comes in below the 1.94% state average property tax rate.

Kerrville scored a B+ in weather and in the B range or above on access to doctors, grocery stores, recreation/fitness facilities, and restaurants. Kerrville actually scored a C- in access to golf, but retirees still have choices to make with multiple golf courses in proximity to the town, and others well within driving distance.

Best Places to Retire in Texas - #2 Kerrville, TX | Image by Daniel Thornberg available at 123RF.comKerrville is well known for its beautiful parks up and down the Guadalupe River, which are quite the tourist attractions. Kerrville is also home to the Texas’ Official State Arts & Crafts Fair and the 18 day Kerrville Folk Festival which brings in visitors from all over the country and around the world.

Kerrville is a growing town with plenty of activities for retirees and their families. It has loads of outdoor attractions, with the Guadalupe River running right through town, and it also has its share of cultural activities including museums, theater, and the Symphony of the Hills featuring the Kerrville Symphony Orchestra. All in all, our runner-up town of Kerrville is a great place to retire with lots to do and a safe place to do it.

Now that takes us to the number one place in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas under 100,000 in population, and the winner goes to…

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