30th Oct, 2012

Fredericksburg Texas Lands Spot on Best Places to Retire

Come visit charming Fredericksburg Texas homes and discover why Fredericksburg landed a top position on the 25 Best Places to Retire list. By itself Texas Hill Country real estate wins accolades. Then pair the beautiful surroundings with a 19th-century German town and Fredericksburg Texas wins. Homes in Fredericksburg offer retirees the best of small-town camaraderie and resort-style amenities such as golf, antiquing, and wine tasting.

Relocating to Fredericksburg TX real estate is cost-effective for retirees. Texas does not charge income tax. Retirees moving from the coasts will be happy to know that sales taxes are 6.25 percent. The median family income is $66,338 and job growth averaged over 16 percent between 2000 and 2010. The median home price $176,522 and most properties feature substantial-sized lots and acreage. Property taxes and automobile insurance each average less than $1800 annually.

Fredericksburg is home to almost 11,000 residents with a median age of approximately 48 years. Folks love the warm weather and abundant outdoor recreation. The city’s 150-acre Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park features an excellent, recently renovated golf course, lake fishing, and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Many other golf courses are within a 30-mile drive.

Leisure and cultural activities make Fredericksburg a destination for tourists from around the world. Experience any of the 64 restaurants and bars, the world-class Museum of the Pacific or Pioneer Museum, hundreds of handsomely renovated historic buildings including unique inns and bed and breakfasts establishments, and art galleries. Outstanding community of fans such as Oktoberfest cannot be beat.

Education is ongoing in the community. Higher education is available through the cooperative effort of prominent universities. In addition, Fredericksburg’s schools are highly regarded and the community regularly hosts special educational events.

If you’re coming down to the final stretch before retirement, consider all we have to offer. Purchasing real estate now, you will have a vacation home and simultaneously save for a quality lifestyle during retirement. On October 29, 2012, Money Magazine carried an article recommending several steps in the final decade before quitting work. Jeff Townsend, wealth manager and author of The Road to Retirement advises those approaching retirement age. “This is the time to evaluate your progress, make adjustments, and take steps to make your retirement a success.”

To find out about Texas Hill Country homes and ranches for sale, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE – Premium Texas Real Estate in Fredericksburg at (830) 992-0056.


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