You live in Houston because you like the economy, housing, performing and visual arts. Not so much - says a recent Wallethub survey of 182 American cities. Despite our many medical centers, A recent study says we're not the best. "Houston could be doing better when it comes to healthcare. With geriatrics and in-home services, there's just not enough to go around."
The Wallethub survey puts H-Town in the bottom half of favorable U.S. retirement cities! Jill Gonzalez says our quality of retired life isn't that hot. "When it comes to things to do and places to go - Houston is being way out-placed by places like Florida for golf courses and places to go fishing. Remember---this data is only related to the city limits of Houston. In cost categories of living, employment and recreation centers for retirees--- Houston is in the top third! Taxation on retirees and housing is also favorable."
We get it that Houston falls down on the mild weather ranking.
With retirement-age Americans at greater risk for COVID-19 and only 24 percent of workers reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Places to Retire. To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 46 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities. The data set ranges from the cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to the state’s health infrastructure.
Retirement-Friendliness of Houston (1=Best; 91=Avg.):
•48th - Adjusted Cost of Living
•48th - Annual Cost of In-Home Services
•27th - % of Employed Population Aged 65 & Older
•16th - Recreation & Senior Centers per Capita
•97th - Adult Volunteer Activities per Capita
•147th - % of 65 & Older Population
•157th - ‘Mild Weather’ Ranking
•84th - WalletHub “States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus” Score