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Austin TX - Ranks Fifth Best Place to Retire

Austin TX makes the number five spot for "100 Best Places to Retire" for 2010 according to

austin tx skylineThis list has only been published since 2007, so it's definitely not a list that is set in its ways for years and years. However, the top four spots have been unchanged with Asheville NC, Sarasota, FL, Prescott, AZ, and Paris, TN.

Austin TX moved up to the number 5 spot from last year's number 9 spot. That's a great jump, and also goes along with the latest Forbes survey of Austin TX being the number one area of easing out of the recession. Older, retiring people like news like this.

How did create their list? It's not the most scientific as they don't track actual moves and sales. They track the amount of activity on their websites and even call it "essentially a popularity contest".  But that's ok as the more people who look into Austin TX, the more that will decide to move here.  In my business, that's great  news!

How many more lists can Austin TX be part of? Don't forget Austin TX is also Money Magazine's number 2 Best Big City to Live In!

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Comment balloon 13 commentsDonna Harris • March 20 2010 07:54PM


Austin is a great city. I love the weather.

Posted by John Armstrong (Coldwell Banker Heart of America) almost 10 years ago

Finally the rest of the world is discovering what we already know!  Central Texas Rocks!!!

Posted by Jeani Codrey, If you're not learning, you're not living! (The Learning Jeani) almost 10 years ago


Austin Texas is a great place to live and enjoy life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 10 years ago

Hi Donna... I love Austin and enjoyed living there.  It's a great place for people of all ages!

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago


I wonder how all the trendy hipsters downtown would feel about this stat. Austin seems pretty hoppin' to be a retirement destination.

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTORĀ© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago


Good news for Austin.  It is a great city and I have always enjoyed my visits there.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker almost 10 years ago

Austin for retirement, huh? Interesting and intriguing! Love Austn. Good weather. No state sales tax. Good medical. I can see why it made the list! Something worth considering.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 10 years ago

Donna:  Austin truly IS a great place to retire to.  And... with all the cultural and music venues the city has to offer... it is far and above many other cities of similar size.  Keep Austin Weird !  Hmmm... sounds like a place I'd feel right at home in.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago


I was born in Austin but ended up here in Bryan-College Station. We too have become not only a University town but a destination for retirees.

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Moving up from #9 to #5 is a nice jump over one year.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 10 years ago

Moving up from #9 to #5 is a nice jump over one year.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 almost 10 years ago

Thank you for all the comments, and keep me in mind when your friends start to relocate here!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 10 years ago

Retirement and Good Living selected Austin as a top retirement location for 2013 at

Posted by carly almost 7 years ago