Livingston : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Livingston

Livingston is a small town of about 6,000 people in east Texas. It is 37 miles east of Huntsville and 70 north of Houston.  It is located very near Lake Livingston and Sam Houston National Forest. Onalaska and Coldspring are two nearby towns that get positive reviews.
 

Where to Retire in Livingston and Home Prices

Livingston is popular with retirees because of its low cost and proximity to the lake.    There is a one of a kind assisted living facility in Livingston that caters to retired RVers, which is called CARE - Continued Assistance for Retired Escapees(photo above courtesy of their website).
Real estate values are quite low, averaging well below $100,000.
 

What is special about Livingston

A great lake, popular with retirees, low cost of living. But most of all, it has the only assisted living facility for retired RVers!
 

What is not special about Livingston

Unless you like small towns in East Texas, Livingston might not be for you.
 

Who will like retirement in Livingston

People who retire to Livingston enjoy a beautiful and serene atmosphere.    They also appreciate friendly neighbors, volunteer opportunities, good healthcare, and the great outdoors.

 

Local economy is driven by

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Climate and Physical Environment

Average January temperature is about 50. Livingston is in southeast Texas approximately 60 miles north of Houston. Lake Livingston is a very big lake surrounded by beautiful forest land.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For culture you would probably go to Huntsville for Sam Houston State University(10,000 students), or a bit further to Houston.
 

Crime

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Medical facilities

Memorial Medical Center serves Livingston.
 

Transportation

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Facts about LIVINGSTON
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Rural,Lake,RV Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature:
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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