Winnsboro : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Winnsboro

Originally known as the Crossroads, Winnsboro, Texas is strategically located equidistant from Dallas, Shreveport, and Texarkana. Winnsboro is a charming small town surrounded by beautiful countryside. A Texas Main Street City, Winnsboro is restoring historic treasures. Multiple annual festivals are hosted in Winnsboro. These includes the Autumn Trails Festival, Texas Woodstock Festival, Class Car Cruise-In, and Biker Rally.

Winnsboro has very unique experiences including a Winery in the downtown area, a Stone Oven Diner, Bakery, and a Steak House. In addition, there is unique shopping. Other communities are near Winnsboro and allow a vast experience. The large city of Dallas is a 90-minute drive so residents get to experience the stress free environment of a small community and are able to be heard and not lost in the crowd, but are also capable of getting on Interstate 30 to enjoy the City life of Dallas for the day. It is the best of both worlds.

 

Where to Retire in Winnsboro and Home Prices

Median Listing Price in Winnsboro was $175,750 in mid-2016, according to Zillow.com

 

What is special about Winnsboro

Winnsboro might be small but it is a striving town. Winnsboro, one of the Texas Certified Retirement Communities, has forward thinking leadership. Winnsboro's Main Street initiative has been very successful  in generating economic development and revitalizing the downtown.
 

What is not special about Winnsboro

A small town in Texas might not appeal to everyone.
 

Who will like retirement in Winnsboro

The town is very interested in attracting retirees to live in Winnsboro. The Winnsboro population of approximately 3,700 is diverse. Each culture within the city limits works together and takes pride in inter-generational participation and appreciation. The median age is 39, the largest age group is between 55-74 (31%). Other age groups are as follows: 19-34 is 18%, 34-54 is 22%, 75+ is 9%.
 

Local economy is driven by

Winnsboro Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) supports current industries while striving to recruit new ones. Winnsboro's Main Street initiative has been very successful.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average July high temperature is 93 and the average January low is 31. The wettest month is Oct (5"). Winnsboro is in relatively arid northeast Texas.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Winnsboro Center for the arts offers exhibits and live performances; Fine Arts Market is an annual event that features art and artists from all over the country; Winnsboro hosts several community events throughout the year.

 

Crime

Winnsboro has a very low crime rate.

 

Medical facilities

Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro.
 

Transportation

There is a regional airport 55 miles away in Tyler, Texas, but the nearest international airport is in Dallas, about 120 miles away.

 

Valuable Links

Find out more about Winnsboro.
Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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Facts about WINNSBORO
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Urban,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • 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: 81-90 (low)
  • 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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