We typically do not associate Austin with being a great retirement city for aging adults, as it is normally overshadowed by the University of Texas. Nevertheless, when you dive deeper into the 11th most populated city in the nation it's easy to see why Austin is a true hidden gem for retirees.
Living in Austin is about lifestyle, and perhaps there is no age demographic better to savor the experience than senior citizens, as they typically have the time and money to enjoy it. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, there are approximately 250 live music venues, plus the annual Austin Area Jazz Fest and Austin City Limits Music Festival. What better way to spend an afternoon than taking a brewery tour (over 25 local brewers), or having a mini-vacation just 40 minutes away sipping wine on a vineyard in Texas Hill Country. Dive into Austin's delicious culinary scene downton on Sixth Street and Rosedale Avenue, or explore one of Austin's many quaint neighborhoods outside the city center, such as South Lamar or Round Rock.
As we age, it's always important to keep in mind the level of care surrounding us. Austin has fantastic hospitals specializing in geriatric care including Seton Medical Center and St. David Medical Center. Furthermore, the Capital of Texas is home to an overabundance of assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, retirement homes, home health agencies, and respite care providers. Not all cities are as fortunate to have such great senior resources, which makes transitioning to different phases of your golden years an easy transition. If you or a loved one needs help looking for senior resources in Austin then please don't hesitate to speak with one of our FREE Care Advisors at 1-800-955-8510. Also, just to the left, you will find a search box with over 50 categories of resources.
It's no secret that most senior citizens do not take kindly to the cold weather. It's true that 100 degree heat waves do occur during peak summer months in Central Texas, however usually the temperature stays in the 70's and 80's, and never really dips below 40 degrees in the winter. If you do find yourself a bit overheated in the summer, take a refreshing swim in Lake Marble Falls, Lake Georgetown, Quarry Lake, or one of the other many lakes in the area.