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Retirement Living in Austin - Texas

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Area Description

Austin is the capital of Texas, home of the University of Texas at Austin® and gateway to the
beautiful Hill Country. As the Live Music Capital of the World®, the city has a soundtrack all
its own. Live music venues flourish with rock, indie, pop and Tejano. World-class restaurants
with legendary barbeque and farm-to-table cuisine whet your appetite. One-of-a-kind boutiques
line South Congress and the 2nd Street district. Head to the heart of downtown for a cool dip in
Barton Springs or try stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   As Texas’ capital city and the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin offers a cosmopolitan
downtown and more than 250 live music venues. Visitors discover lush Hill Country resorts, urban
hiking trails, legendary barbecue and farm-to-table cuisine, and rich Texas history. Recent
developments include the opening of the, 1,012 room JW Marriott hotel and Circuit of The Americas, the only purpose-built Formula 1 track in the Americas.

Cultural Activities

Austin is known for its creativity. With good reason. Not only are we home to some world-class
museums like the Blanton Museum, with the nation's largest University-owned collection, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, we're also home to plenty of artists themselves. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues. Art isn't just a tourist attraction here. It is part of Austin's soul and creative spirit. So, tour a gallery. See the ballet or the opera. Take in a local film. Marvel at some yard art that you just happened to pass. However you choose to do it, just make sure to experience as much culture as you can during your stay.

Public transportation

Extensive bus system through CapMetro. A growing lightrail train from north Austin to downtown
via CapMetro. Cabs and rental car systems such as Car2Go are growing.

Medical Facilities

Seton Healthcare system resides here as well as St. Davids, and many local clinics. Scott & White
has a research facility in north Austin, and the Dell Medical Hospital is now complete on the UT


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  41.0  51.4  61.8  2.2 "  0.2 "
 Feb  45.0  55.2  65.3  2.1 "  0.1 "
 Mar  51.2  61.8  72.3  2.7 "  0.0 "
 Apr  58.8  69.4  80.0  2.2 "  0.0 "
 May  66.8  76.8  86.7  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jun  72.0  81.9  91.8  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  74.0  84.9  95.8  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  74.8  85.8  96.7  2.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  69.0  79.9  90.8  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Oct  60.8  71.4  82.0  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Nov  50.8  61.3  71.8  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Dec  42.2  52.6  63.0  2.4 "  0.0 "

Very warm May-September, with cooler months the rest of the year. Heavy freezing only occurs sporadically in January-February of each year.

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Cost of Living for Austin, TX

Austin, Texas cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Austin, TX

Austin, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:

CapMetro provides assisted transportation.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are many nonprofits that provide volunteer opportunities around the community.

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