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Retirement Living in Blanco, Texas Hill Country - Texas

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Area Description

The Texas Hill Country is known for it's beautiful rolling hills, bodies of water in close proximity and an abundance of wildlife. The Blanco area community is mostly rural, with active city squares containing dining establishments and merchants. A great deal of events throughout the year bring visitors to town that increase the local economy.

Includes Cities/Towns: Blanco, Johnson City.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Blanco is home to the Blanco State Park offering Blanco River access. Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and many events throughout the year in the park featuring nature events. We are a also a night sky friendly community so star gazing is a popular activity. Many larger cities are within a one hour drive for individuals seeking more things to see and do.

Cultural Activities

A wide range of music is always available. Several dining establishments offer live music on the weekends. Twin Sisters Dance hall has a monthly dance featuring local bands, primarily in the genre of country/western. A local non-profit has a classical music series every year. Arts in the Park is new for 2016, featuring artists wanting to increase their following in an outdoor park amphitheatre.

Public transportation

There is not any real public transportation to speak of.

Medical Facilities

A Regional Clinic and a Wellness Center are available. Closest major hospital is 45 minutes away. Urgent Care clinics are available closer.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  33.4  46.8  60.3  1.8 "  0.1 "
 Feb  37.4  51.0  64.6  2.1 "  0.1 "
 Mar  44.8  58.4  72.0  2.4 "  0.0 "
 Apr  51.5  65.2  78.8  2.6 "  0.0 "
 May  60.7  72.8  84.8  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jun  67.4  79.1  90.8  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  70.0  82.4  94.8  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  69.3  82.2  95.0  2.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  64.3  76.9  89.5  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  54.3  67.5  80.7  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Nov  44.0  56.8  69.6  2.7 "  0.0 "
 Dec  35.9  48.9  61.9  2.3 "  0.0 "

Winters are generally mild, with short stretches of the coldest weather. Summers are normally very warm, sometimes over 100 degrees for days at a time. The rest of the year is is mild and a great deal of living is done out of doors.

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Cost of Living for Blanco, Texas Hill Country, TX

Blanco, Texas Hill Country, Texas cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There is a lack of rental properties in Blanco. There are two apartment complexes, and one Senior Apartment complex. With the area being very popular, there is a low inventory presently on existing homes for sale. Several sub-divisions are available with properties for sale within.

Senior Assistance in Blanco, Texas Hill Country, TX

Blanco, Texas Hill Country, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:

One nursing home, one assisted living facility. Meals on Wheels is active and Home Health care providers are active in the area as well.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are a great deal of volunteer opportunities: the local food pantry and thrift store, the library, the Chamber of Commerce and Old Blanco County Courthouse. Several other museums and non-profit organizations. Lion's Club and Mason's Lodge.

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