2021 SENIOR LIVING REPORT

Senior Living in San Antonio

See where San Antonio ranks for senior living.

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While the city lacks the cachet of Florida or Arizona as a retirement destination, San Antonio is home to over 175,000 residents over the age of 65 as of 2017. Older adults comprise almost 12% of the city’s 1.46 million residents. For retirees looking for their ideal relocation spot, San Antonio offers a cost of living that is 4% below the national average, a warm climate with an average of zero snowfall each year and friendly tax treatment that exempts residents from state taxes on all retirement income, public and private. The city’s senior services include transportation assistance and help with preparing nutritious meals. Retirees who love the outdoors can explore San Antonio’s extensive park system.

To help seniors discover the most senior-friendly cities around the country, Caring.com conducted a new study, “The Best Places for Seniors.” This survey analyzes and ranks 300 cities and 50 states on the quality of senior living in that area. The cities were graded using 70 metrics across six categories: senior housing, engagement, affordability, quality of life, health care and transportation.

National Rankings in San Antonio

In order to find the states that are most friendly to seniors and offer the highest quality of life, Caring.com’s 2019 Senior Living Report graded every state in the U.S. across six different categories, using 70 individual metrics. Below you can see how San Antonio compared to the rest of the nation.

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221st/302
 

inOverall Rankings

Primary Care Physicians For Every 100,000 People
72 for every 100,000 people
U.S. Average: 82
Less than the National Average
Patient satisfaction
75% of patients are satisfied
U.S. Average: 72%
Around the National Average
Housing costs
$961 per month
U.S. Average: $1,375
Less than the National Average
Crime rate
531.51 crimes per 10,000 people
U.S. Average: 330.74
More than the National Average
Drinking water quality
1% of people are exposed to violations
U.S. Average: 4%
Less than the National Average
Regional air quality
8.67 unhealthy air quality days per year
U.S. Average: 16.52
Less than the National Average
Traffic congestion
32.94 hours per person per year
U.S. Average: 29.9
More than the National Average
Crash rate
8.77 fatal crashes per 100,000 people per year
U.S. Average: 6.73
More than the National Average

Senior Living Options in San Antonio

$3,768
Average Cost of Assisted Living (79 communities)

$4,000 U.S. Average

Around the National Average
$2,424
Average Cost of Independent Living (27 communities)

$2,734 U.S. Average

Less than the National Average
$4,367
Average Cost of Memory Care (48 communities)

$5,048 U.S. Average

Less than the National Average

Key Findings in San Antonio

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Caring.com’s team of researchers spent countless hours researching 70 different factors that are key indicators for older adults overall health, happiness, and quality of life. After completing our research, we put each metric on a scale and graded each state in the nation. Read more about the metrics we used to grade your state by clicking on each category.

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Why did we choose these metrics?

To learn more about our process, read about why each facet of our methodology is important, and what role it plays in determining the overall opportunity that seniors have to enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle. While we did include the obvious factors, such as affordability and health care available, we expanded the usefulness of our report by taking a deep dive into more nuanced indicators, such as the availability of museums and parks, the quality of the transportation system, and the amount of air and water pollution.

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  5. Quality Of Life
  6. Affordability
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Health Care

The quality and availability of health care are of primary importance to many demographics, but it’s especially vital for older adults. When it comes to the overall quality of living in an area, health care places a huge role in determining how happy and healthy seniors are. This is the first and most important category we researched for each state.

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