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Five Texas-Sized Reasons to Retire in Fort Worth

If you’re on the lookout for an ideal place to retire, it’s hard to beat Texas. There’s fine weather, lots of culture and no shortage of good food — all pretty excellent motivators to fly south to enjoy your retirement.

Of course, as one of the largest states in the union, there’s no shortage of fun cities to choose from — but if you’re looking for a top Texas destination that brings it all together, consider a Fort Worth retirement. Read on to see the many reasons to choose this amazing city — and keep reading to the end to learn more about senior living in Fort Worth.

a clock tower in Fort Worth, Texas

Reason #1: Big City Living, Small-Town Spirit

The Fort Worth metro is part of the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. However, you’ll find that life in Fort Worth has a certain rhythm all its own. Sure, we have our fair share of high-rises and bustling city streets — but you’ll find the verdant parks and ample quiet suburban neighborhoods offer a nice change of pace.

Even among the denser urban zones in Fort Worth, variety is the name of the game. For example, the West 7th Cultural District (home to The Stayton) brings a cultured, more free-flowing air to traditional city life. If you choose a Fort Worth retirement, you’ll surely see that effort and attention have been spent to ensure there are plenty of lovely public works to enjoy.

Reason #2: There’s So, So Much to Do

If you decide to move to one of America’s largest metropolitan areas, you’ll see that living in Fort Worth has obvious benefits. Fort Worth is a nexus for culture, cuisine and all manner of entertainment. Whether you favor the scent of a sweet Texas flower, wish to savor the flavor of fine food at an upscale eatery, or are simply looking for an afternoon of family fun at the zoo, your favorite activity is never far away.

For your reading pleasure, we’ve compiled this handy list of fun, senior-friendly things to do in and around Fort Worth, so be sure to check it out — after you’re done reading this, of course.

three senior women laughing and enjoying a few drinks outside

Reason #3: You’ll Be at the Center of It All

Fort Worth is a uniquely beautiful city — and it’s at the heart of a state filled with amazing natural beauty. Why live in a state where you have to fly to reach the ocean when you could live just a few hours away? With beautiful mountaintop vistas, mysterious sprawling forests, bucolic rolling prairies, deep canyons and sandy dunes, a different view is always just around the corner.

Reason #4: It’s More Affordable than You Expect

For a city of its size, Fort Worth’s cost of living is surprisingly low, ranking near cities like Phoenix, Arizona, and Atlanta, Georgia. Though it’s a large city, Fort Worth’s rate of growth encourages construction, keeping housing costs well under control (for now, at least). And when compared to cities like Chicago or Miami, Fort Worth presents an incredible value — goods are much cheaper, and the cost of the average apartment is nearly $1,000 less!

Reason #5: Senior-Friendly Living Options Abound

No matter your lifestyle preferences or health needs, Fort Worth’s position as a major metropolitan area means there are many senior living communities to choose from. For active older adults, senior living communities work as an amazing launchpad, giving you an ideal home base that supports your next adventure.

There are so many options, in fact, that finding the right fit in Fort Worth retirement living can take some time. If you’re ready to start looking in earnest (or if you’re just curious about all the options out there), check out this guide to understanding senior living in Fort Worth.

an exterior shot of The Stayton, a luxury senior living community in Fort Worth, Texas

See Yourself at The Stayton

Now that you know the top reasons to make this amazing city your home, you might be wondering how to find the best retirement living in Fort Worth. We encourage you to consider planning a visit to The Stayton. Overlooking the incredible West 7th Cultural District, our community is the singular choice for sophisticated seniors who want to live above the fray. From spacious apartments to delectable dining choices and high-end services and amenities, each bespoke touch is designed to suit your exacting tastes. Fill out the form below to learn more.

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