Grand Prairie Among Best Places to Retire in Texas

According to WalletHub’s 2014 list of Best and Worst Places to Retire, Grande Prairie has been named overall the #2 community in the U.S., second only to perennial favorite Tampa, Florida. To help Americans find the best places to retire, WalletHub “analyzed the 150 largest cities in the United States across 25 key metrics.”

Grande Prairie is one of the only Texan communities to place in the top 10, joined only by Plano, TX at #9, making it one of the best places to retire in Texas.


Located just 5 minutes from Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake is one of the best places to retire in Texas: Grand Prairie.

An Affordable Retirement Option

As described by WalletHub, “gone are the days when Americans looked forward to a worry-free retirement.” In part due to the financial burdens of the Great Recession of ’08, many seniors are working longer years with an increasingly unreachable goal of securing financial freedom.

In 1991, only 8 percent of Americans delayed retirement to the age of 65. Today, that figure has doubled according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. This data shows that American workers can’t afford to retire when they want to, with more than 50% of people admit to having problematic debt levels.

That’s why cities like Grand Prairie, Texas are so important for people looking to retire in this day and age. Ranked #26 out of 150 for affordability, Grand Prairie offers a wallet-friendly retirement option for workers who retire with a modest nest egg.

Stay Healthy and Active in Retirement

Choosing to retire doesn’t mean you have to give up on your health. When making the leap into retirement, it’s important to find a community in which you can maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, with convenient and quality access to health care.

According to WalletHub, Grand Prairie nabbed the #2 spot for best health care conditions for seniors in the country! Within this category, they were bested only by Plano, another Texas city renowned for its impeccable access to health care. When it comes to overall quality of life, Grand Prairie placed an impressive 30th.

Lakeside Living as a Retirement Community

Located within 5 miles of Grand Prairie, Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake offers a rolling Hill Country terrain unlike anything else seen in the vicinity of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With its breathtaking, custom homes and proximity to the beautiful lakeshore, Lake Ridge is one of the best places for Grand Prairie retirees to settle.

Speak with a Lake Ridge representative by calling 800-653-9891 or visiting LakeRidge.Net today!

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