Texas
Five towns with top-notch health care, loads of culture, lots of green space and low taxes were selected as the Best Places to Retire this year. How do other places rate? See key data for the 700+ U.S. cities from the Best Places to Live database. All have populations exceeding 50,000.
City Population
Abilene 112,205
Allen 68,288
Amarillo 179,479
Arlington 373,609
Austin 690,300
Baytown 71,086
Beaumont 110,230
Bedford 50,293
Brownsville 154,498
Bryan 64,209
Carrollton 124,700
College Station 73,026
Corpus Christi 279,190
Dallas 1,248,673
Denton 104,200
Edinburg 59,157
El Paso 591,179
Euless 50,568
Flower Mound 66,112
Fort Worth 586,362
Frisco 52,076
Galveston 62,048
Garland 221,354
Grand Prairie 141,701
Harlingen 64,468
Houston 2,085,082
Irving 199,166
Killeen 99,410
Laredo 203,084
League City 61,500
Lewisville 95,411
Longview 74,882
Lubbock 205,271
McAllen 115,539
McKinney 75,845
Mesquite 131,107
Midland 97,640
Mission 53,521
Missouri City 63,914
North Richland Hills 61,100
Odessa 91,981
Pasadena 150,036
Pearland 45,888
Pharr 55,818
Plano 250,100
Port Arthur 55,492
Richardson 99,200
Round Rock 86,300
Rowlett 50,449
San Angelo 87,125
San Antonio 1,227,042
Sugar Land 75,800
Temple 54,320
The Woodlands 67,600
Tyler 87,944
Victoria 60,473
Waco 115,740
Wichita Falls 99,300
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Affordable homes
  Median home
sale price 2005
Reading, PA $42,850
Buffalo, NY $45,000
Niagara Falls, NY $47,000
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Most golf played
  Golf activity index
(100=national avg.,
200=twice national avg.)
Coconut Creek, FL 141
Palm Harbor, FL 139
Palm Desert, CA 134
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Tennis
  Tennis activity index
(100=national avg.,
200=twice national avg.)
Bethesda, MD 163
Greenwich, CT 161
Davis, CA 161
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Most country club members
  Percentage of
households
Palm Desert, CA 2.0
Bethesda, MD 2.0
Greenwich, CT 1.8
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Most educated
  % residents with
graduate degree
Arlington, VA 35.7
Davis, CA 34.6
Brookline, MA 32.5
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Oldest
  Median age
Tamarac, FL 49.69
Lake Havasu City, AZ 46.71
St. Simons Island, GA 46.66
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