Retiring is another way to live your older self. For that, you deserve a good retirement place. You have done a lot in the military and it’s time you get rewarded for real.
If you plan on finding another city for retirement, you may consider living in Austin, the capital city of Texas. Its population is 799,267 with an annual median family income of $73,747. Median age of the population is 31.4. Job growth is 18.26% from 2000-2009. Federal pension in Austin not taxable, but sales taxes are imposed. Crime incident in Austin is low, with Personal crime incidents occurring at 5 per 1000 and 56 Property crime incidents per 1000.
If you plan to buy a home, the median home price is $195,373. In 2009, average property taxes amounted to $5,445. Agents can sell you a cheaper deal. They can track down houses or apartment that can suit your budget and stay within your military pension.
Austin is a health-wise city. The trails and roads are perfect reminders to put on your hiking boots and bikes, for your great physical activities. You’ll find a number of hospitals and medical centers in various area of the city, every one almost accessible no matter where you are.
You can find Fort Hood military post 60 miles or 97 km away from Austin. Also called the “Great Place”, Fort Hood can be a good place to visit.
Austin is known for its love if cultural arts and music. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”, Austin employs several music centers and operas all with a goal to bring music and arts to the world. If you do settle in Austin, try going to one of the concerts or operas for relaxation. You’ll appreciate the Austin way of leisure.
Fifteen miles north Austin is Round Rock, another perfect retirement place for a military retiree. This city has a population of over 100,000. With a small population, this city has made it far as to its economy even imposing a low property tax rate at 39.661 cents per $100 valuation. Among the three largest cities in the metro area (Austin, Round Rock and San Marcos), this city has the lowest ACCRA composite cost of living index rating. Known as the Fourth Safest City, Round Rock has a low crime rate. Surveys were conducted to determine the residents’ opinion of their personal safety. Eighty-plus percent replied that they feel safe walking alone or staying in City Parks.
Costs of Utilities in Round Rock are also the lowest in the Central Texas. As of now, the city is in the process of establishing partnership with Cedar Park and Leander in a project that will increase water resources in the expectation of population increase to 250,000 to 300,000. The main electricity transmission and service provider is Oncor. Atmos Energy provides the gas.
If you want to socialize with the other Texans, to blend in and to learn their ways, join neighborhood associations. These associations will help you get accustomed of the Texan ways or aid you some formal processing of homeowners agreements and the like.
These are just some of the many reasons to consider making Austin/Round Rock your choice to spend your military retirement.
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