East Texas could be a great place to live if you are over 65 and looking for a sleepy town to live out your golden years. When you get older you start to appreciate nature more, and the Pineywoods of Deep East Texas are all about the outdoors.


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There are many lakes to fish, National Forests to explore, and birds to watch. If you want occasional tastes of big city life, Dallas and Houston are just a short drive away.

You can be at an airport in a couple of hours to fly away to visit far-off lands and relatives. If you are looking for a private spot you can afford, Deep East Texas is a great option for retirement.

Angelina And Nacogdoches Are Not Retirement Counties On Our List

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At some point, the collective mind of Lufkin heard something about a local entity trying to attract retirees. If you live in Angelina County and think that it's set up as a retirement area, think again.

The same goes for Nacogdoches County. It didn't make the list of best counties to retire in Texas. The ones that did might surprise you.

Stacker developed this list of the best counties to retire in Texas using data from Niche. They rank the counties based on cost of living, healthcare, recreation, and weather. Read more about Niche's methodology here.

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Keep reading to find the best counties to retire to in the great State of Texas.

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Stacker compiled a list of the best counties to retire in Texas using data from Niche.


Deep East Texas Counties That Made The List: Sabine County, San Augustine County, Trinity County, Jasper County, Tyler County.