Not unrelated to health is the environment where you live. According to an article from AARP magazine Austin is ideal for retirees:
"The places we chose are ahead of the curve in providing services for empty nesters, active retirees and everyone in between, and we're thrilled to recognize them for their efforts. City living may cost a bit more, but urban communities also deliver peak value in the form of culture, work options, mass transit and fitness opportunities, and this year's selections really cover the spectrum."
Ultimate Fitness in New Orleans