Monthly condo fee
Condos tend to be popular with the 65-and-over set because condo owners don't have to worry about the maintenance (such as seasonal yard work and shoveling snow) that comes with owning a single-family home.
The Lone Star State is a tax-friendly option for retirees. There's no state income tax, which means residents who retire here will not have their Social Security benefits or any other form of retirement income taxed.
Built in 2006, this two-bedroom unit has stainless-steel appliances, maple wood cabinets and an oversize garden tub with a separate shower in the bathroom. It's located in Bellaire, a Mediterranean-style three-floor condominium property with 27 units.
There's controlled building access and assigned parking for each home, and residents have access to two landscaped courtyards. The monthly condo fee includes cable TV, gas, insurance for common areas, building and grounds maintenance, trash pick-up and sewage services.