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Retirement Living In Temple - Texas

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Area Description

Located in Central Texas, Temple is home to 70,000+. Temple is part of Bell County with a population of 327,000. Temple is strategically located along on Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 190. Temple is linked to major Texas cities including Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston.

Originally a railroad town, Temple continues to be situated as a growing transportation and distribution hub, manufacturing center and a highly regarded medical community with the only level 1 trauma center between Austin and Dallas.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Temple is centrally located to benefit from amenities of the region whether it is a zoo in Waco, or a planetarium in Killeen, or a museum in Austin. Temple boasts of a city park system second to none with a hike/bike trail that connects east to west, north to south. A part of the 45 city parks are frisbee golf, splash parks, playgrounds, picnic tables and more. Nearby Lake Belton offers outdoor recreation with fishing, trails, boating and parks. State Parks are numerous and within a short drive.

Shopping opportunities range from big names like Macy's, Dillards, JC Penneys, WalMart, Lowe's and Home Depot, to shall locally owned shops. A new IMAX enhances the cinema experience at Temple Mall. The new Cinemark and Grand Avenue Theatres round out the movie going opportunities.

A variety of excellent national chain restaurants and local eateries can satisfy and palate. Life long learning opportunities are available through offerings from Temple College. Large concerts, conventions, festivals and events are held at various locations like the Frank S. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, or the Santa Fe Plaza located in historic downtown Temple.

Cultural Activities

Temple again has three local museums, a cultural activities center, two convention centers providing entertainment, symphony orchestra, community theatre, jazz festival, and more because of our centrally and strategic location. Several business venues also offer entertainment on a regular basis.

Public transportation

The HOP is a regional public transportation system that services 9 counties with dedicated routes in Temple. HOP is comitted to serving passages with disabilities.

Austin Bergstrom International Airport is one hour away via I-35, with flights and connections worldwide. Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is 30 minutes away providing commuter service through American, United and Delta.

Medical Facilities

Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple is ranked as one of the top health care systems in the country. In addition it is in the top 15 teaching hospitals with 31 accredited residency and fellowship programs, as well as hosting the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin. McLane Children's Hospital/Baylor Scott & White is the only children's hospital serving central Texas.

The Olin Teauge Veteran's Hospital is one of the largest VA Hospitals in the nation. Thanks to the medical school, Baylor Scott & White Health and the VA, Temple has one of the highest concentrations of doctors and specialties per capita in the nation.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Temple, Texas?

For those of you that retire in Temple, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Temple such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Temple is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the mid 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect a few days of rain.

If you retire in Temple, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect some days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  36  48  60
 Feb  39  51  63
 Mar  47  59  70
 Apr  54  66  78
 May  63  74  85
 Jun  69  80  91
 Jul  71  83  95
 Aug  72  84  96
 Sep  65  78  90
 Oct  55  68  81
 Nov  46  58  70
 Dec  37  49  61

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  10  0
 Feb  0  6  0
 Mar  0  2  0
 Apr  1  0  0
 May  6  0  0
 Jun  19  0  0
 Jul  28  0  0
 Aug  28  0  0
 Sep  17  0  0
 Oct  4  0  0
 Nov  0  2  0
 Dec  0  9  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  2 "  8  37 %
 Feb  3 "  7  40 %
 Mar  3 "  9  47 %
 Apr  3 "  6  54 %
 May  4 "  8  63 %
 Jun  4 "  7  68 %
 Jul  2 "  4  69 %
 Aug  3 "  4  68 %
 Sep  4 "  6  64 %
 Oct  4 "  7  55 %
 Nov  3 "  7  47 %
 Dec  3 "  7  39 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Temple, TX

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

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Senior Housing Options

Temple is fortunate to have housing opportunities from apartments and single family homes to retirement communities and assisted living centers. Prices are affordable to both buy and rent.

Senior Assistance in Temple, TX

Temple, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:

Everything imaginable is available to seniors in Temple. Retirement communities, public transportation (HOP), meals-on-wheels, assisted living centers, in home nursing care are all offered by various organizations.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Temple Offer For Retirees?

Employment opportunities range from healthcare and education to manufacturing, transportation, sales, and food service. Thanks to the strong medical/health care community, volunteer organizations like Red Cross, United Way, Salvation Army and Goodwill are prominent and community focused. Multiple volunteer opportunities exist with non-profit organizations, local hospitals and the VA.

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