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Texas Gulf Coast

Live on a boat, or just have a affordable place on the coast

Subtract 5 years (or more) from that retirement date. No matter your age, maybe do it now. You can also buy or rent a place on the coast at a fraction of the cost of a condo or beach house. Let’s discuss it!

Other places are getting expensive!

And for our boating friends from, say, Florida (or California?), welcome! The Texas coast right now has some of the most cost-effective slips on the Gulf. Compare costs and amenities. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

Boat slips at Portofino Harbour Marina, Clear Lake Shores / Kemah, Texas:


40′ Boat Slip, Slip I-10 Portofino — $345/mo.


50′ Boat Slip, Slip K-10 Portofino — Price drop to $16,500. Note that this is a price break from the main public listing below. Great for investors as this slip currently has a long-term tenant.

All slips for sale at Portofino

All slips for rent at Portofino

Toledo Bend Reservoir

Toledo Bend is a huge lake, with over 1200 miles of shoreline. This area is still affordable, with nice, multi-acre lakefront lots for a few $100K (e.g., see Toledo Bend Lake Real Estate).

For retirees, the Louisiana side may be better from a property tax perspective, but there are great deals all around this amazing reservoir.

Texas Side

Louisiana Side


Owned by friends of ours, this is a great getaway! Rent this for a few days, launch that boat and get some lines in the water. These fish aren’t going to catch themselves. Canadian Cedar Cabin: Lakefront at Toledo Bend

Aggieland (Bryan/College Station, Texas)


This newly renovated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom smart home sets 4 miles from A&M. It is in a fantastic location for visiting families and sports fans. Perfect Gameday Rental: Entertaining is a Breeze. Book today!

AIRBNB SHORT TERM RENTAL (upcoming, hopefully by football season 2024):

Clean, cozy, close. Comfortable 2/2 in quiet neighborhood, close to Kyle Field, Texas A&M Research Park, excellent access to the RELLIS Campus.

Big Bend Area, Texas

Dark Sky Communities, magnificent landscapes, stark deserts, amazing plant and animal life!

We’re looking at some properties between Terlingua and Alpine, as well as some closer to Fort Davis. These could be sold for homesites eventually (off-grid or otherwise) but could possibly be used for RV boondocking or other rural camping (like here) in the meantime. Working on it!

Central/Northwest Arkansas

This area, Hot Springs and northwest, is one of the great beauty for the dollar areas in the country. Hot Springs itself is a great fun town, relaxed, small, but as a resort area still has much to do and new people to meet all the time.


Large 4/3 in the Hot Springs Historical District  (Prospect Ave.)