Independent Living February 7, 2023

Independent Living in Texas


The Lone Star State is a retirement hotspot that’s home to more than 3.7 million seniors. With 25 metropolitan areas and seven distinct regions, Texas has something for everyone. It’s home to world-class medical facilities, and there are plenty of attractions to explore. Seniors benefit from a pleasant climate with very mild winters. The cost of living is about 6% lower than the national average, and there’s no state income tax.


Independent living facilities in Texas provide social and recreational activities for older adults. Residents reside in private apartments that typically feature full kitchens and other amenities. Seniors can prepare food at home or enjoy a restaurant-style meal in the dining hall. These communities offer housekeeping services and handle interior and exterior maintenance. Because they’re often part of continuing care retirement communities, residents can stay in the same location if their needs change.


Seniors in Texas can expect to pay $2,599 per month for independent living, slightly lower than the national average. Rates vary depending on the community, its amenities and the floor plan. You can learn more about your options in this guide, which features pricing information and a directory of free statewide resources.



The Cost of Independent Living in Texas


Note: Independent Living offers a safe living environment but with minimal assistance, so it’s generally cheaper than Assisted Living by about 30-40%. Because there aren’t any established costs for Independent Living, we calculated them by subtracting 35% from the average costs of Assisted Living as listed in the 2021 Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey.

Seniors seeking Independent Living in Texas will pay $326 less per month compared to the national average. Average costs are lower than in New Mexico by $325 and lower than in Colorado by $489. However, Texas’s costs are higher than Louisiana’s by $163, Arkansas’s by $155 and Oklahoma’s by $93.




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