10 Best Places to Retire in Texas Under 100k Population

#9 Brady

The town of Brady comes in at the 9th position in our countdown of the top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas. Brady is located in central Texas and is known as “The Heart of Texas” because it is the closest town to the geographical center of the state, which is roughly 24 miles to the northeast of Brady.

Best Places to Retire in Texas - #9 Brady, TexasBrady had a population of 5,528 residents according to the 2010 Census, of which approximately 984 were of retirement age – 65 years or older.

One of the most attractive features of the town of Brady for retirees is the low cost of housing, with the median monthly housing cost for homeowners being only $581 as compared to the $929 statewide average. The median effective property tax rate for the town is 1.43% which is still less than the statewide average of 1.94%, but above the number 10 town of Silsbee who posted a 1.13% median effective property tax rate.

While Brady’s grades for crime & safety, weather, and access to restaurants were all in the B range, the grades for access to doctors, golf, grocery stores, and recreation were somewhat lacking with grades in the C-D range.

If you are a Texan, you know barbeque, but do you know about barbeque goat? An interesting tidbit about Brady is that it is host to the World Championship Barbeque goat Cook-Off each year during the Labor Day weekend at the town’s Richards Park.

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Moving on in our countdown of the top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas, we come to number 8, and the 8th spot goes to…

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#1 Fredericksburg

#2 Kerrville

#3 Granbury

#4 Aransas Pass

#5 Monahans

#6 Yoakum

#7 Cameron

#8 Burnet

#9 Brady

#10 Silsbee


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