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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 12, 2023
Lufkin is a city located in eastern Texas about 60 miles away from the Louisiana border. Out of its 34,143 residents, approximately 14.9% are seniors.
Several factors make the city an attractive retirement destination. The overall cost of living in Lufkin is about 25% lower than the majority of the country, and in addition to the city’s $5,000 homestead exemption, residents’ property tax rate is frozen after they turn 65. Summertime heat may be off-putting for some, but it’s historically cooler than most parts of Texas during that season. For emergency health care, the city’s seniors have two main options: St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital and Woodland Heights Medical Center.
On average, seniors in Lufkin spend $3,863 a month on assisted living, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Compared to the statewide and national average costs for assisted living, Lufkin’s seniors save about $135 and $637 a month, respectively. Out of the nearby cities, Longview ($3,500) is among only a few with a lower median cost of care.
Note: Data for Lufkin was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tyler, was used instead
This list of Lufkin’s best assisted living facilities will help readers find which community is best for their retirement.