Corsicana : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Corsicana

Corsicana is a small college town (Navarro College) about 50 miles south of Dallas.  The population is 24,000. The downtown supports an active performing arts community with year-round live theater, art exhibits, and music performances in a corner of downtown anchored by the Warehouse Living Arts Center and the Palace Theater. There are some interesting shops and buildings, including an active YMCA. The Collin Street Bakery is a local landmark. Photo of the Cook Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Billy Hathorn.


Where to Retire in Corsicana and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in Corsicana (see link at right). Home prices in town have fallen throughout 2014 from about $100,000 close to $80,000 in late 2014, according to


What is special about Corsicana

Downtown features the historic State National Bank building. The town strives hard to be a vital and interesting place. Navarro College adds to the fabric of the town. There is also a popular green park a short walk from the county courthouse downtown, with meandering creeks, walking, jogging and bike trails, lnd lighted tennis courts.


What is not special about Corsicana

Corsicana is a fairly small town and the crime rate is higher than average.


Who will like retirement in Corsicana

Retirees who want a quiet lifestyle in small town Texas will like it here.

Local economy is driven by

Construction, education, health care. Russell Stover is a major employer.

Climate and Physical Environment

Corsicana is in southeast central Texas. The average July high temperature is 95 and the average January low is 34. The wettest month is May (5")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Navarro College Performing Arts Department stages several musical recitals and two staged plays a year at the Dawson Auditorium. There is a multi-plex cinema.  Museums include Pioneer Village, which offers reconstructed buildings and artifacts from the early historical period of the area, as well as a museum to Lefty Frizzell, a Nashville singer born in town during the late 1920s. The Cook Education Center on the Navarro College campus is a multi-facted venue offering event space,  a planetarium, Civil War museum, and Western Art gallery



Crime rate is higher than average.


Medical facilities

Navarro Regional Hospital serves Corsicana.


Corsicana does have a regional airport; the nearest international airport is in Dallas approximately 75 miles away; Corsicana is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia for Corsicana
Corsicana Chamber of Commerce


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Facts about CORSICANA
  • State: TX
  • Environment: College Town,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • 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: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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