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September 16, 2022

Report: Texas Among Best States to Retire

Posted In: DFW Real Estate

The kids have left the nest and it’s finally time to start planning for the next phase of life: Retirement. You many now finally have time to travel, start a new hobby and meet new friends – all while leaving behind home maintenance and the space you may no longer need in your current home.

If you’re ready for change and to make a big move, a new study finds Texas among the best states to retire. The new report by Bankrate ranks all 50 states from the worst to best states for retirement in 2022.

Bankrate determined the order based on five categories: affordability, wellness, culture, weather and crime. Affordability was the biggest factor in the rankings due to inflation and home price increases following the pandemic.

Texas ranked No. 7 with affordability and weather among the top reasons why the Lone Star State is a great place for retirees to settle down.

Dallas-Fort Worth is a huge magnet for relocating retirees. Top-tier health care providers include Baylor University Medical Center and the UT Southwestern Medical Center. DFW also showcases fabulous entertainment venues including the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Art, AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field, and The Star in Frisco. Residents have convenient access to two major airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

Retire in Texas

Are you ready to retire in Texas and see the many benefits of moving to the DFW Metroplex? Mustang Lakes is an award-winning master-planned community positioned in a unique location on the border of three rapidly-growing cities: Celina, Prosper and McKinney. Away from the bustle yet conveniently close to the Dallas North Tollway and Hwy 75, Mustang Lakes homeowners can quickly travel to top area shopping, dining and entertainment destinations.

This summer, Mustang Lakes introduced a new lakeside neighborhood of luxury patio homes catering to the empty nester lifestyle. Woodhaven at Mustang Lakes features 65-foot-wide homesites and single-story patio homes by DFW builder Tradition Homes.

Tradition Homes in Woodhaven are perfect for retirees who want to downsize to a more manageable home without giving up the quality and luxury of a single-family home. Woodhaven is also a zero-lot-line neighborhood offering the best of low-maintenance living with front yard maintenance handled by the HOA.

Mustang Lakes Living

Many retirees and empty nesters love calling Mustang Lakes home. The Club amenity center offers resort-style pools, extensive outdoor verandas and courtyards, interior lounges, meeting rooms, party areas, a kitchen, and an extensive fitness facility with cardio equipment, areas for weights and a separate fitness studio.

Homeowners also enjoy access to a 20-acre central park with hiking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts and a private lake with an island.

Woodhaven at Mustang Lakes also showcases neighborhood amenities including a firepit with seating areas overlooking the lake and custom cornhole sets.

Move to Mustang Lakes

Ready to retire in Texas and make your move to Mustang Lakes? Learn more about our community by exploring our website or visit our Information Center at 2682 Roseland Parkway, Celina, TX 75009. For more information about luxury patio homes available in Woodhaven at Mustang Lakes, contact Tradition Homes’ community sales manager, Shelly Wilson, at or (214) 683-2104.