These 2 Texas cities are ranked among the best places to retire in 2020

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Forbes in August unveiled its annual list of the best places to retire.

Whittled down from more than 750 American locales, the list features 25 cities.

Two Texas cities made it on the list -- San Antonio and Dallas.

In its assessment of San Antonio, Forbes listed these qualities as its pros: Adequate number of doctors per capita. Good air quality. Very bikeable. Good economy. No state income tax, no state estate/inheritance tax. In normal times, big cultural scene. Low climate-change risk.

And, as it’s cons: Serious crime rate above national average. Not very walkable.

In its assessment of Dallas, Forbes listed these qualities as its pros: Median home price $219,000, 21% below national median. No state income or estate tax. Good climate. Big culture scene.

And, as the city’s only con, a serious crime rate above national average.

For its ranking, Forbes took into account several factors including median home prices, the overall cost of living compared with the national average, and state taxes, including special income tax exemptions for Social Security and other retirement income and state estate/inheritance taxes along with the rate of violent crime, walkability, health care and transportation.

Here are best places to retire in 2020, according to Forbes:

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Evansville, Indiana
  • Fargo, North Dakota
  • Green Valley, Arizona
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Lewiston, Maine
  • Mesa, Arizona
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Wenatchee, Washington
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina

View the Forbes list of the best places to retire in 2020 in its entirety here.


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About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.