When planning for retirement, the most important consideration is deciding where you’re going to live. In recent years, Texas has become the second-most popular retirement destination, offering a way of life that’s as vast and varied as the state itself. Master-planned communities with a wide variety of resort-style amenities such as Wildcat Ranch have become a favored choice, offering affordability and a sense of community that is unmatched. Regardless of where you plan to retire, here are a few tips to jumpstart your home search.
Buying a retirement home early, rather than after you retire, creates numerous benefits for retirees. Applicants will generally have an easier time getting approved for a mortgage while they’re still employed, leading to lower interest rates and a head start in paying off a mortgage. Going through the process of buying a retirement home early also gives you plenty of time to save up for any renovations or updates that might be needed. However, if the home does not require renovations, using it as a rental property until you’re ready to move can help increase your monthly income.
Whether you are looking to move out of state or just want to find somewhere new to retire, here are some important aspects to take into consideration.
Another important aspect to consider when choosing a place to retire is the tax and financial benefits of that state. Texas is a tax-friendly state for retirees since there’s no state income tax, making all types of retirement income tax-free, including Social Security benefits. The cost of living in Texas is also considerably lower than in many other states, creating lower prices on housing, groceries, entertainment, and health care services.
While the financial aspects are incredibly important when choosing a home, it’s also important to look beyond the cost of living and think about your ideal retirement lifestyle. Would you like to be close to the big city? Or would you prefer the laid-back lifestyle of the country? Wildcat Ranch’s prime location offers its residents a bit of both, creating an ideal home for those who love the vibrancy of city life at arm’s distance, while prioritizing their appreciation for friendly communities offering small-town charm.
It’s also important to search for a retirement community that not only has a lot of amenities, but also builds a sense of camaraderie between neighbors through planned activities. At Wildcat Ranch, residents enjoy gathering for many events for all ages hosted at the amenity centers. The community’s central amenity center serves as a social hub for its residents, including an expansive pool and Fitness Center. For visiting children and grandchildren, the tot lot is the perfect place for children of all ages. Wildcat Ranch is also known to have some of the best outdoor activities in the area, including numerous hiking trails, parks, and even a dog park.
With new homes priced from the $200’s, Wildcat Ranch has become a favored destination for retirees that enjoy the proximity to all Dallas has to offer, while also living life on their terms. Situated on over 900 acres of land, this master-planned community in Crandall, Texas is just a short 20-minute drive from the excitement of Downtown Dallas.
For more information on the homes available, our Model Row is open daily for tours, featuring our three Award-Winning Home Builders – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 214.466.8144.
Located just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, there is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle. Life at Wildcat Ranch in Crandall comes with many perks, such as proximity to a vibrant culture, enjoyable weather year-round, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. With an urban-suburban mix, the Dallas area has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to retire. Here are a few reasons to consider retiring near the “Big D”:
Looking to escape the brutal winters or the rainy spring? Then Wildcat Ranch is calling your name! With a four-season lifestyle, the area still offers an enjoyable climate year-round, with average temperatures around the 50s in the winter and mid/high 80s in the summer. With 232 sunny days per year, there’s plenty of time to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.
Living at Wildcat Ranch means you can live “Life On Your Terms” and enjoy all of the fun and exciting things this region offers. For those who looking for an outdoor adventure, there are many lakes and natural preserve areas that are perfect for sailing, fishing, hiking, hunting, etc. Being in the Dallas area also means being able to play a round of golf at one of the best courses in the state. For arts and culture lovers, explore the wide range of incredible museums and galleries, experience the eclectic music scene, or relax with a good book at one of the numerous parks.
The best part about this Dallas suburb is that it’s just a short drive to everything you need from medical facilities to airports to sporting events. The Metroplex is home to some of the best medical facilities and several nationally ranked hospitals. With an international airport as the area’s central hub, this makes it easy to travel anywhere or even have friends and family come to visit. When they do come to visit, there are so many options for things to do, especially for sports fans as Dallas is home to several professional sports and college teams.
This area ranks as one of the most affordable large metropolitan cities to live in. The state of Texas as a whole is generally affordable with the benefit of no state income tax. As the area continues to rapidly grow, more housing communities are starting to develop, just like Wildcat Ranch. With the area’s budget-friendly estate prices, it is easy to find a variety of housing options at an affordable cost. Among this variety, there is bound to be a place that fits your requirements and for you to call home.
You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, an expansive pool, tot lot and more, there is something for everyone. Let your furry friends run in the dog park. Miles of walking and biking trails weave through the neighborhood.
Now is the perfect time to discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Join our interest list or stop by our Model Row to learn more about the three builders and life at Wildcat Ranch.