From the historic Mission San Jose to the colorful and vivacious River Walk, San Antonio is a delightful city for retirement. Serving seniors since 2002, Senior Directory takes pride in connecting aging adults with resources such as retirement homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care, and much more. If you are looking for events and networking meetings in the senior healthcare industry, or simply want to read articles and watch videos pertaining to health aging written by local healthcare experts, then you have come to the right place...just look below on this page. Also, to the left is a sub-directory with over 50 categories of services in the greater San Antonio area for aging adults.
Why is San Antonio a great place for seniors and retirees? For starters, the seat of Bexar county has some of the best weather in the United States, with average annual temperatures ranging in the mid 70's and 80's, and only a modest amount of precipitation annually. Furthermore, there is no real threat of natural disasters, which is an unfortunate reality for many popular retirement destinations such as Miami or Charleston. Tornados do rip through Central Texas, but seldom to they hit San Antonio.
Another reason why San Antonio is a great place for senior citizens is simply the sheer size of the metro area affords endless entertainment and activities. Sure, everyone knows downtown is famous for the River Walk and historic Alamo Mission. And sure, with 4 NBA Championships you can never go wrong watching a live Spurs game. But did you know that just north of city in the counties surrounding New Braunfels and San Marcos is a region called Texas Hill Country - home to some of the most spectacular Vineyards in North America. Plus, you can't miss San Antonio's signature event Fiesta, which is held in April and has over 100 micro-events including parades, concerts, and even bull riding. Btw, most sites are wheelchair accessible around San Antonio, too!
San Antonio is kid friendly, so if you have granchildren then this might be the place for you. Here are some wonderful weekend getaways with granchildren near San Antonio. And here is a list of day trips with the grandkids near San Antonio.
Finally, one last reason why seniors might want to choose San Antonio as their primary residence to spend their golden years is cost of living. Most retirees rely on a fixed income which means they have a certain amount of money they can spend every month. San Antonio is not only one of the most affordable big cities in the nation, but is slightly lower than other big cities in Texas such as Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Housing prices are lower than the national average, as well, which means you will have more to spend every month on the things you love.