The town of Burnet comes in at number 8 in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas. Burnet is a central Texas town located approximately 48 miles northwest of the state capital of Austin. Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County and both the city and county were named after David Gouverneur Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas.
Burnet is a bit high on housing costs with a median monthly housing cost of $872, but still under the state average of $929. The median effective property tax rate is 1.62%, coming in below the state average of 1.94%.
Burnet scores well on crime & safety, weather, and access to restaurants, but comes in on the shy side on access to doctors, groceries, golf, and recreation. Over 18% of the residents of Burnet are of retirement age – 65 and older, with 2.3% of those being new to the area, having moved to Burnet within the last year.
Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Burnet features rolling hills, lakes, historic sites, and is known as the bluebonnet capital of Texas. Barnet also boasts numerous tourist attractions such as the Longhorn Cavern and State Park, the Historic Burnet Square, the Highland Lakes Air Museum, Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds, the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Hamilton Creek Park, and the Texas Wine Trail.
Next in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas is number 7, and the 7th spot goes to…
#4 Aransas Pass