Houston Retirement Communities

Considering one of the many Houston Retirement Communities? So are many other retirees...especially those on a budget.

In fact, Houston is rated among the top cities in America when it comes to the cheapest places to retire. The city offers retirees world-class cuisine, great shopping, some of the world's finest health care facilities and plenty of outdoor recreation all while enjoying one of the lowest cost of living indexes in the country.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and the largest in Texas with a metropolitan area population of approximately 5.9 million people covering an area of about 600 square miles.

Recreation The city has 337 parks, over 140 golf courses, and Gulf coast access makes the Houston area a prime area for outdoor activities from biking, hiking and golf to fishing, boating and other water sports.

The theater district covers a 17-block area in the center of downtown Houston with resident companies of ballet, drama, opera and the symphony. The Alley Theater, one of the most prestigious nonprofit theaters in the United States and also calls Houston home. It is one of the few American Theatre companies that supports a company of actors, designers, artisans and craftspeople throughout the year on its 2-stages.

Health Care The Texas Medical Center in southeast Houston is the largest medical center in the world. The center contains 49 medicine-related institutions, including 13 hospitals and two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and other health-related practices, all of which are not-for-profit institutions. Over 5,000,000 patients visit the medical center annually including over 10,000 international patients and more heart surgeries are preformed her than anywhere else in the world so if health care is your number one priority, Houston may be a perfect fit for you.

Weather Located along the Gulf coast, the climate is considered “humid subtropical” with an average high temperature in July reaching 84.5 °F while the average temperature in coldest month of January is 54.3 °F. On average, the city experiences 250 sunny days per year. In the past 100 years, 7 hurricanes have struck the Galveston and Houston area, so, although the threat is there, most retirees find the threat to be minimal.

Here are just of few of the Houston Retirement Communities that you may want to check out:

Retirement Homes

The Terrace at West University - An independent living, gated, rental apartment community located the museum district just minutes from downtown, shopping, dining and the medical center. Amenities include: A comprehensive wellness program, a “ForeverFit”; a physical activity program including strength training classes, tai chi, walking clubs and sit and be fit exercise classes; a full range of hospitality services including fine dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Holly Hall - A Christian retirement community located near the Texas Medical Center. They offer independent living rentals including one and two bedroom apartments, cluster suites and private cottages as well as assisted living suites and health care living private rooms.Amenities include: worship services, exercise, Bible study and games. There is a full-time activities coordinator who plans an active calendar of events. Transportation to and from medical facilities and shopping, putting green and exercise room, 24-hour security and maintenance, beauty salon and barber services and guest rooms.

The Hampton At Post Oak - Offers independent living, assisted living, supportive services and skilled nursing care. One and two bedroom apartments with individually controlled heat and air, balconies, cable hook-up and walk-in showers. Small pets are welcome.Amenities include: main dining room, recreation room, covered parking i\\\\s available, library, social lounge with wide-screen TV and VCR, courtyard, jacuzzi, laundry facilities and a heated swimming pool.

The Buckingham - An upscale, resort style, retirement community with a wide variety of one, two and three bedroom floor plans featuring all-electric kitchens, washers and dryers in each residence, all utilities included (except telephone and personal internet service), walk-in closets, additional storage areas, hurricane and fire-resistant construction.Amenities include: private dining room, St. James Cafe, fitness center, outdoor pool, continuing education classrooms, library, art studio, beauty salon and barber shop, woodworking shop, putting green, resident vegetable garden, guest suites, garages and covered parking.

Active Adult Houston Retirement Communities

Windsor Hills - Age restricted 55+ community of Patio Homes and condominiums located just north of Houston within the Woodlands planned community. Priced from the $100's.Amenities include: a 23,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, ballroom, fitness center, outdoor pool and spa, hobby and craft studios, computer lab, library, billiards, walking and biking trails, social clubs, parks and nature space.

Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch - Age restricted 55+ community just wet of Houston in Katy, Texas within the Cinco Ranch planned community. Two and three bedroom patio homes with attached garages. Homes range in size from 1,569 sq. ft. to 2,996 sq. ft.. Prices beginning in the $150's. Monthly HOA fees include exterior maintenance, landscaping and property insurance.Amenities include: pool and spa, fitness center, computer lab, putting green, shuffle board court and walking trails all included with the monthly HOA fees.

If Houston is on your list of "Best Places To Retire," these are just a few of the many Houston retirement communities that you can choose from. No matter which of the Houston retirement communities you are considering, be sure to visit the area at least twice before making your final decision, once in the summer and then again in the winter.

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