Aransas Pass takes the number four spot in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas with a population of less than 100,000 residents. Aransas Pass has 8,204 residents (2010 Census), and 19.2% of those residents are of retirement age – 65 or older. In addition, 1.5% of the population are retiree newcomers to the area.
Aransas Pass sits right at the Gulf of Mexico and is just “across the bridge” from Corpus Christi. So that means beaches and warm weather – something that countless retirees look for when searching for a place to retire.
Being on the gulf coast in Texas also means restaurants and Aransas Pass has great access to a wide variety of eateries, especially seafood restaurants. Niche.com graded the access to golf at a D-, but we disagree – Aransas Pass has multiple golf courses within a very short drive from the center of town, with access to many more in nearby Corpus Christi. Aransas Pass also has great access to doctors, grocery stores, and recreation/fitness facilities.
The median monthly housing cost for the residents of Aransas Pass is $666 per month, considerably below the state average of $929 per month. Also, the median property tax rate is below the state average of 1.94%, coming in at 1.60%.
The big draw for Aransas Pass is the coastal lifestyle and sense of community. If you want to retire near the beach, Aransas Pass is definitely worth your consideration.
That brings us to our number three spot on our countdown of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Texas, and the 3rd place finish goes to…
#4 Aransas Pass