Austin is a fixture on the “Best Of” lists in a wealth of categories, and that includes senior living. In addition to the essential features of affordable cost of living and access to quality health care, Austin offers seniors the opportunity for a vibrant retirement filled with physical and intellectual activities.

The benefits of retiring in Austin, or living here at any age for that matter, are no secret. ABC News put Austin at the top of the list for growing boomer populations in 2011, citing Austin as home to the fastest growing “pre-senior” (aged 55-64) population in the country, having increased 110 percent over the past 10 years. In its 25 Best Places to Retire, CNNMoney touts Austin as “affordable, fun and charming.” Yahoo! Finance includes it in its 10 Best Places to Retire, mentioning housing costs, good medical facilities, the many programs at the University of Texas, and no state income tax as significant advantages. gave Austin the number three spot on its 2012 List of Top 100 Places to Retire and Milken Institute puts Austin in the top 50 of its Best Cities for Successful Aging index.

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