The Perfect Place to Retire in Texas

aframeEvery 8 seconds, someone in the United States reaches that magical stage of life, Retirement. Many retirees are looking for the perfect place to not only settle down, but also explore their investment options. Texans and Texas transplants alike already know that there’s no place like the Lone Star State, so why leave it?

There IS a perfect place to retire in Texas: a scenic region with exceptionally low cost of living, high quality of life, and a booming real estate market. The perfect place to retire in Texas is right here in Texoma, along the Red River Valley and bordering beautiful Lake Texoma.

Rich in history, culture, and opportunity, Texoma has a signature style and a tight-knit community. It’s not surprising that cities in Texoma are regularly singled out for their tourist attractions and high quality of life by publications like Kiplinger Personal Finance, AARP, D Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

The river-fed Lake Texoma is one of the largest fishing and boating lakes in the country; one lucky fisherman briefly set a world record here by catching a 121-pound blue catfish! With over 580 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of lakefront property that won’t break the bank, leaving room for smart investors to discover big opportunities.

In Texoma, achieving small-town quality of life won’t put you too far from big-city attractions, either. Texoma is only an hour’s scenic drive from the booming Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and “twin cities” Sherman & Denison are home to a unique arts, entertainment, and craft beverage culture. Texoma is an epicenter of a thriving and interconnected regional economy that’s rooted in tradition and poised for massive growth.

Companies like Toyota and State Farm made the biggest splashes in 2015, with Toyota moving its coroprate headquarters from California to a new $350 million property in Plano, only about a half hour’s drive from Texoma. State Farm is also moving its Dallas offices up to Richardson, as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand North.

Facebook’s new data center in Fort Worth is another signal of the thriving and expanding economy all over the region. As the non-profit North Texas Commission puts it, “Texas’ pro-business legislature allows for the expansion and/or relocation of many large companies into North Texas, including Toyota, Amazon, Facebook and Liberty Mutual, bringing with them thousands of job opportunities that have people flocking to DFW.”

Just over the Oklahoma border stands the world’s largest casino, the WinStar World Casino & Resort. Concerts at the casino often feature legendary artists like Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, and rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The casino’s 19,000 square foot poker room features regular large poker tournaments. In nearby Durant, Oklahoma, the 50-acre Choctaw Casino & Resort offers even more gaming and vacation possibilities.

Texoma’s community is as big on kicking back as it is on giving back, with service events often organized by the region’s colleges, governments, and business organizations. Folks in Texoma know how to care for and enjoy the really simple things, like the pristine beauty of nature found in the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the region’s many large, well-kept parks.

As Dallas-based D Magazine puts it, “Texoma is so big that it seems to have a bit of everything: sandy beaches, the largest variety of fish around, golf courses, resorts, enough water that it doesn’t feel crowded, calm coves that make for great skiing, and wildlife refuges.”

There are so many reasons why Texoma is the perfect place to retire in Texas, it can be tough to even list them all, but don’t just take our word for it: Call us at Tracy Realty today and let’s go find your slice of Texoma heaven!
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