Crystal Beach : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach is an unincorporated town near Port Bolivar on the southeast coast of Texas, in Bolivar County. The Bolivar Peninsula features 27 miles of pristine beaches, famous for fishing and camping. The Bolivar Lighthouse dates back to 1872. It is a popular destination for retirees as well as tourist destination. It is not far Galveston as the crow flies but a very long drive - since there is a gap in the barrier island between them.  Photo of Town Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and WhisperToMe.

Where to Retire in Crystal Beach and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in Crystal Beach.

What is special about Crystal Beach

Crystal City is literally on the beach. Boating, fishing, swimming are great.

What is not special about Crystal Beach

This low coastal area is vulnerable to storms. It is also very far from any large town.

Who will like retirement in Crystal Beach

People who want to retire to the beach.

Local economy is driven by


Climate and Physical Environment

Crystal Beach is on a 27 mile peninsula west of Galveston in south Texas. The average July high temperature is 89 and the average January low is 50. The wettest month is September (6")


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There is not much culture in Crystal Beach that we are aware of.


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Medical facilities

Other than an emergency clinic there are no nearby hospitals.


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What people are saying about Crystal Beach

.... pension buyout
On June 1st, General Motors announced their intention of reducing its pension plan liability by an estimated 26 billion dollars. The plan allows an option for select U.S. GM retirees to accept a lump-sum offer, while other GM retirees continue their monthly pension plan payment. This website offers a helpful guide that outlines the new plan details: Because of the complexities that a lump-sum buyout offers, it is suggested to meet with a qualified financial advisor before the plan deadline of July 20, 2012. Wacth the video
Posted by Mick Sarker on June 25, 2012

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  • State: TX
  • Environment: Coastal,Boating Community,Resort 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): $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: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
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