From the Beaches of the Gulf to Texas Hill Country, See Why Blue Skies of Texas Is the Best Place to Retire in Texas

Ready to change things up for the better? These are the greatest, most freeing years of your life. You should be in a place that enriches your life every day, with equally active seniors you can really get along with.

Here are just three of the many reasons why seniors across the Lone Star State and the country are choosing Blue Skies of Texas, San Antonio’s premier Life Plan Community.



U.S. News and World Report named San Antonio one of its “Best Places to Retire in 2021,” stating the city is the “ideal place to combine a scenic Texas Hill Country retirement with the amenities of a large city.” Blue Skies of Texas is proud to call this idyllic city home.

Located on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities—and it’s easy to see why. It’s a playground rich in history, blooming with culture, full of outdoor adventure and bursting with festivals, museums and every style of dining and shopping imaginable, all while maintaining its signature relaxed and inviting southern atmosphere.

The area is also home to abundant rolling hills and big Texas skies. Picturesque parks like Garner State Park offer miles of scenic trails and several ways to explore the water. In addition, Texas Hill Country boasts more than 100 wineries and vineyards. You’ll find more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms in or near Fredericksburg, a scenic town that’s just a short drive from Blue Skies of Texas.

Prefer a beach day? Say no more.More than a dozen beaches are within driving distance of San Antonio. On the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find the beaches of Mustang Island and Port Aransas. These beaches include 18 miles of uninterrupted public shoreline, and of course, access to the warm Gulf waters. Located in Corpus Christi‘s North Beach is the Texas State Aquarium—one of the area’s most popular attractions. Farther north, you’ll find San Jose Island—a privately owned island that’s home to what anglers call the “best saltwater fishing in the south.”


San Antonio’s cost of living is below the national average. Although Texas has the sixth highest property tax rates in the country, property taxes are included in Blue Skies’ monthly service fee. Combine that with Blue Skies of Texas’ multiple contract options, and you’ll find a path to carefree living that suits your budget. The entrance fee model can provide you with peace of mind for the future, while the rental model grants flexibility.

You can learn about the differences in more detail here or check out our handy calculator to compare the costs of living in your home to the costs of living at Blue Skies of Texas.


Members of the Blue Skies community love to try new and exciting things, embark on fresh adventures and connect with each other. Residents enjoy the on-site fitness centers, heated indoor swimming pools, pickleball courts, tennis courts and so much more right on campus. With more than 70 different resident-led clubs and committees, there’s always something exciting on the calendar. A team of Lifestyle Program professionals can also craft customized wellness plans based on residents’ interests.

As a Life Plan Community, Blue Skies of Texas also provides care for all levels of living, including skilled nursing, assisted living and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation among others. Some of the area’s best hospitals are also close by, including the University of Texas Health Science Center and Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Center.

Want to learn more? We’d love to schedule your personalized tour of our community. To request a tour, simply click here or call 866-553-5389 today.


We’re hosting a 3-part webinar series with guest speakers Peggy Brown, Founder of Generations Team, and her business partner, Mason Brown, to discuss the best ways you can prepare for the move of a lifetime. For more details and to register, call 866-553-5389 today!