A recent report shows Dallas taking a top spot in the best cities for senior citizens to live, retail leasing continues an upward trend, and Dallas 20-somethings are more likely to live with their parents than a spouse, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

A recent report shows Dallas taking a top spot in the best cities for senior citizens to live, retail leasing continues an upward trend, and Dallas 20-somethings are more likely to live with their parents than a spouse, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Senior Citizens Choose Dallas As A Favorite Place To Live

Regardless of income, there are plenty of residential options in Dallas.

There are traditional and modern homes, mansions and studio apartments, furnished high-rise rentals and starter homes with space to build an in-ground pool.

There are, in fact, 185 senior living options in the Dallas area, according to a recent report issued by Caring.com.

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Dallas-Fort Worth

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Four Texas metros hit the U.S. News and World Report list of best places to live — and Dallas-Fort Worth was in the top 25. But how did the city fare in a study of diversity? And where do Millennials want to move?

We cover all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

 

Denton made Kiplinger's list of the top 10 towns you'll want to live in.

Denton made Kiplinger’s list of the top 10 towns you’ll want to live in.

I’m sure Augusta, Ga., is really nice and all, but do you really want to live there? Isn’t it a better place to visit?

That’s why Kiplinger’s broke down it’s well-known list of “cheapest cities to live in” and spawned it’s list of “cheapest cities you want to live in.”

That’s a pretty significant distinction, although several cities on the former list made it on the latter.

The cheapest places to live aren’t necessarily the best places to live. Cities with super-low living costs can suffer from high unemployment, poverty and a lack of services. So while cost of living is an important consideration in choosing where you settle down, it’s equally important to gauge the strength of the local economy and the job market.

With this in mind, we set out to identify the most inexpensive cities where you would actually want to live, based on economic health and affordability. We started with the 100 cheapest cities in the U.S., based on cost of living, and then whittled the list down to the top 10. To do so, we required that each city have below-average living costs, high household incomes relative to the cost of living, and an unemployment rate that’s below the national average. It’s not all work and no play, however. We also looked for places that offer residents access to fun, low-cost things to do. Cities with populations below 50,000 didn’t make the cut.

While the cities are diverse in make-up and location, we’re happy to report that several Texas towns made the list, including Round Rock, Temple, Denton, and Corpus Christi.

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