4 Great Neighborhoods to Retire to in Dallas-Fort Worth

As time goes on, chances are your plans for the future will evolve into planning for retirement—if you’re lucky. And, if you are fortunate enough to be able to plan on where you’d like to live, how you’d like to live, and what you’d like to do once you’re in your retirement age, researching the best places to live in an area you love is one option you’ll need to look at with your retirement plan. 

One of the greatest places to retire in 2019 is in the surrounding areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. There are many amazing features about the metroplex, and the retirement community is booming and ready for 2020. See the list below to find out more stats and information on some of the best neighborhoods to retire in and around Dallas and the Fort Worth area. 

The age distribution in Dallas and Fort Worth ranges from children up past age 65. There are 12 counties in the metroplex, and young couples without children tend to stick closer to the city while one-tenth of the population lives in the quieter counties like Hood County, Arlington, and Irving. The index value for the cost of living in Dallas-Fort Worth is greater than the national average and offers a better value than other cities when comparing housing costs and income. And U.S. News has ranked the Dallas-Fort Worth area #10 (out of 125) of the best places to retire in 2020.  


Richardson has a lot of housing options for those who are looking for retirement spots. Condos, ranches, and bungalows are the typical housing style. The city has annual events, like an art and music festival, and the area has several golf courses. According to Movoto.com, the senior amenities total 471, with 12.5% of residents who are ages 65+. There are also 322 doctors close at hand. 

Richardson has a higher rate than the Dallas average of retirees living in the area, and it would be a beautiful place to meet others of a similar age while still experiencing many of the city’s amenities. 


The median home price in Irving is $138,000, which is well below the national average for the housing market. The area still has about 809 amenities and has the fifth spot (out of 10) for the best Dallas suburbs to retire at Movoto. Irving has Trinity View Park for hiking and a noteworthy library. You’ll find Irving is mentioned on many “best of” lists for retiring. 


Plano is one of the larger areas that may have a little more noise pollution than other places, but that is because there are a lot of things to do there. There are over 900 doctors in the area and 1,075 amenities for retirees. Some of these amazing things are nature preserves and several parks. 


Grapevine lies next to a lake and has great places to fish, golf, and picnic. The area is smaller than the others mentioned and has a quieter vibe to it; however, the housing market is a must-see for the price and the cozier quality.  If you are looking for ranch, colonial, or craftsman-style homes, Grapevine is an excellent place to check out. You’ll find plenty of amenities and healthcare options in the area as well. 

When you’re ready to relax into retirement, the Dallas-Fort Worth area provides plenty of smart moves. And if you need help with relocating, we’re standing by to help with all your moving and packing needs.

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