Granbury finishes in 3rd place in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Place to Retire in Texas, with a population under 100,000 residents. Granbury has a population of 7,978 residents (2010 Census), and just over 27% of those residents are of retirement age 65 and older. The percentage of residents 65 years old and over, who moved into the area within the last year, is 1.8%.
The $897 median monthly housing cost for the homeowners of Granbury is just shy of the $929 state average and the 1.47% median effective property tax rate comes in well under the state’s 1.94% average.
Granbury received high marks in crime & safety, weather, and access to doctors, golf, grocery stores, and restaurants. Granbury’s lowest grade was a C in access to recreation/fitness facilities, but there are still plenty of choices for retirees to choose from.
Granbury is a town rich in history and legends. Davy Crockett’s family moved to the Granbury area after his death at the Alamo. A legend involving John Wilkes Booth and the Granbury area has been featured on the television shows 20/20 and Unsolved Mysteries. There is also the rumored legend that the notorious wild west outlaw, Jesse James, is buried in Granbury and not in Missouri as is recorded in the history books.
The cost of living in Granbury is a bit higher than any other town in our top 10, but with that, come more choices in amenities than in other towns. Granbury is a great town to consider for those looking to retire in a smaller town, but still with easy access to the larger Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.
Next in our countdown of the Top 10 Best Place to Retire in Texas with a population under 100,000 residents is the number two spot, and the 2nd place finish goes to the Texas town of…
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