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Athens
Athens
Texas
2 reviews
3 out of 5 stars based on 2 ratings
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Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,710. It is the county seat of Henderson County. The city has called itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World." Athens was selected as one of the first "Certified Retirement Communities" in Texas. It was named after Athens, Alabama, by one of the early residents who came from there.

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I believe Athens is a very age friendly town/school district. Athens ISD works hard to keep their campuses up to par with regard to TAKS expectations. Also there is a variety of extracurricular activities for students of all ages, as well as activities throughout the community that are not school related. The Henderson county public library located in Athens Texas does an excellent job of providing activities at no or low cost for students of all ages.
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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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