Best place to retire: Warehouse District
Pros: Walk to Whole Foods or one of many upscale restaurants
Cons: Younger club hoppers might keep you up late
Real estate: The most basic condos cost about $250,000. A decent one-bedroom rental will start around $1100.If live music is something you love - and want to see more of when you retire - there are few better American cities than Austin, the "Live Music Capital of The World." The Warehouse District is full of sounds, at venues like La Zona Rosa and Austin Music Hall.
Downtown Austin is just to the east, and simply take a bridge over the river to visit the restaurants and funky shops of the famed South Congress, or SoCo, district.
If the Warehouse District is too gritty or expensive for you, try Travis Heights, also close to SoCo with bungalows and turn of the century houses.
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