May 21, 2021 Updated: May 21, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Forbes has put San Antonio on the list of the best retirement places in the United States. The photo shows Casa Rio on the River Walk.
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Earlier this month, Esquire said San Antonio was “unexpectedly great” and worth a vacation spot. Now Forbes says San Antonio is one of the best places to retire.
The business magazine published its 11th annual list of US cities to spend your golden years on May 14th. San Antonio was one of 25 to make the list of 800 cities across the country. The cities all had more than 10,000 residents and were rated based on cost of living, median property prices, violent crime rates, natural hazards, access to health care, and more.
One of the reasons Forbes considers Alamo, dubbed “busy,” a retirement place, is because of the average home price of $ 208,000, which is 37 percent below the national average. According to the article, the cost of living is also 10 percent below the national average.
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Forbes also points out that the city has a great cultural scene and is located in a state that has no state taxes. San Antonio has good air quality, good economy, and is drivable.
The article states that the crime rate in San Antonio is above average and not very walkable.
College Station, home of Texas A&M, was the only other city in Texas that was on the list. Other cities on the list are Asheville, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Pittsburgh.