Austin's relatively strong job market has made it a top destination for young folks in recent years. But retirees also feel at home in this vibrant city; of the more than 20 city-run recreational centers, three cater specifically to seniors.
There's something for everyone here whether you're looking to consult with a startup, hear live music on Sixth Street virtually every night of the week, or volunteer at South by Southwest's lollapalooza of music, independent film, and technology.
Meanwhile, the city boasts terrific health care and a performing arts scene that runs the gamut from ballet to the Shanghai Quartet.
Think you might want to move once you're no longer chained to a desk? This quiz can help point you in the right direction.