Canyon Lake : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is a  fast growing town of about 23,000 in central Texas about 16 miles from New Braunfels and just north of San Antonio.  The area is becoming popular with retirees - the average age is 45. Canyon Lake (actually a reservoir completed in 1964) is a recreation center for the region. The Corps of Engineers maintains 8 park areas around the lake for camping, swimming, boating and picnicking. There are several boat ramps for access to the lake. Hiking biking and equestrian trails are available, as well as limited hunting.

 

Where to Retire in Canyon Lake and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value was about $193,000 in early 2015.

 

What is special about Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake (8,300 acres) provides plentiful recreation. Texas is a low tax state (no income tax).
 

What is not special about Canyon Lake

This is a new town so you will not find old charm (although it is available in nearby New Braunfels).
 

Who will like retirement in Canyon Lake

People who want to live on a lake in Texas will love Canyon City.
 

Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing and Construction

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Just north of San Antonio in central Texas. The average January low is in the high 30's and the average July high is in the mid-90's.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Canyon Lake has lots of outdoor recreation, but for more of a cultural scene you can go to New Braunfels.

 

Crime

The crime rate is lower than the national average

 

Medical facilities

Mckenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels

 

Transportation

San Antonio International Airport is 36 miles away; it is not a walkable community.

 

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Facts about CANYON LAKE
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Lake,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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