Town generally remains clean and well manicured. You can enjoy the Lake Fest activities as seen on ESPN every summer at Lake LBJ. 24 as one of the best places to retire. Kiplinger ranks California as one of the least tax-friendly states for retirees, and the high cost of living doesn’t always lend itself to a life of frugality many seniors want. Bullard is a growing town that is currently having some growing pains as there is not enough housing.Read 2 Reviews, Current Resident: I live in the Barton Creek area and I have always felt very safe in this neighborhood. More than likely, you’ll want a city that offers reasonable temperatures all year long. I have never felt unsafe where I stand in my neighborhood.Read 28 Reviews, Current Resident: One of the safest places to live. 31 with an overall rank of 6.9. | dancestrokes/iStock/Getty Images. big-city excitement and quiet, suburban living. Small tourist town and a great place to live, play and raise a family, and of course do lots of fishing. Greenville is perfect for snow birds looking to escape Northern winters but who don’t want to travel all the way to Florida to do so. The weather is pretty much perfect. Known as the "Live Music Capital of World," Austin comes in at No. Explore the best places to retire in the U.S. based on number of retirees, weather, and access to healthcare and entertainment. Mot residents are older, or have children in high school. I wouldn't change a single thing about Decordova, I just never want to leave. We are looking forward to a healthy peaceful retirement with our grandchildren, when they finally arrive. There are many different small stores in the area including food, gyms, walmart, and a great old donut that has been around forever. We have a fun summer swim team that connects many families. I honestly enjoy living in the Bullard area. We have our own police and fire departments keeping us safe and comforted. Some retirees prefer warm weather only, while others crave all four seasons at a reasonable level. Texas's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.2 (10=best) indicates it is more comfortable than most states in the United States. Very pretty, though expensive homes, each uniquely designed. It is a safe, family-friendly with amazing education and opportunities. Something that needs to change in Westlake is that it is a bubble. 85: Beaumont, with an overall score of 6.5, No. The list of 150 metropolitan areas was collected from over 3,000 respondents age 45 and older nationwide, using a weighted average of six indexes that include housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, job market, and health care quality. This is a wonderful place to live and raise s family!Read 12 Reviews, Nearby Resident: It's a beautiful neighborhood! Outdoorsy retirees will never get bored in Boise, Idaho. Tucked away in the crazy DFW metroplex is the peaceful little abode many call home. That said West Lake has amazing public schools, and is extremely safe. Say goodbye to snow. It has it’s own police department so there is help just seconds away if needed.Read 1 Review, Current Resident: Decordova is located in Granbury, TX. Oak Ridge North is an amazing family friendly neighborhood. Kiplinger reports an average summer high of 91 degrees and a winter low of 45 degrees. I highly recommend coming out for a visit. In general, just a wonderful place to live! The families are all so close and are always looking out for each other. In general, just a wonderful place to live!Read 47 Reviews, Current Resident: Oak Ridge North is an amazing family friendly neighborhood. Texas is booming with 'Best Places to Retire,' according to U.S. News, Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer, Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer, Image by Erik Pronske Photograph/Getty Images. Friendly people and beautiful houses to look at! Retirees who still crave four full weather seasons at a less-extreme rate should put Portland on their retirement list. Cape Coral has best of both worlds.”. A little bit in the middle of nowhere, but the view is worth it.Read 16 Reviews, Current Resident: Lakeway is the best place to grow up/raise a family! When it’s time to pack your bags and head for the road, where will you go? Houston SPCA reopens for... How are Texas doomsday preppers doing right now? This is such a family friendly neighborhood. | Png-Studio/iStock/Getty Images. It is a diverse neighborhood and they are all good people as well.Read 1 Review, Current Resident: I would like to see more second chance programs for those who struggle and also that want to better their education. I like the community aspect of West Lake Hills because everyone was very willing to help out when needed. Everything's within walking distance, well-maintained streets, good safety, and its an overall gorgeous city.Read 21 Reviews, Current Resident: I have lived in the city of Woodway all my life.