Keller is a suburb of Dallas in Northern Texas. Retirees are flocking to Keller for its outdoor recreation, ranging from golfing to catch-and-release fishing. Besides this, the town's year-round warmth, local breweries, and boutique shopping make it a popular retirement destination.
Climate & Geography
Keller has a humid subtropical climate characterized by long, hot summers and mild winters. Residents can expect 39 inches of rain, one inch of snow, and 235 days of sun per year.
Keller has 11 parks and more than 26 miles of hiking and biking trails. Grapevine Lake is located northeast of the city, and Trinity River borders the city to the southwest.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults looking to get outside have plenty of opportunities. Popular destinations include The Parks at Town Center for peaceful and serene walks, Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club for championship courses, and Capp Smith Park for catch-and-release fishing.
Residents enjoy entertainment and shopping in the city, which includes a weekly farmers market, breweries, and wineries. For high-end and boutique shopping, retirees head to the Southlake Town Square. In addition to the city's local amenities, Keller is only an hour to vibrant Dallas.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Keller is higher than the national average because of high housing costs. Transportation and grocery costs are also above average.
Texas has no state income tax, making it tax friendly for retirees. Property taxes are higher than average, but the state offers an exemption for retirees over 65. Sales taxes are also higher than average.
The Dallas metro area ranks in the top 40 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
There are three hospitals located within 15 miles of Keller that are rated high performing by U.S. News. They are Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, Medical City North Hills, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Nearby Dallas has two nationally ranked hospitals: UT Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor University Medical Center.