Do You Live in a Thrifty City?
I live in Austin, Texas. I live in a Thrifty City.
I define Thrifty City as a place where you can live on a modest budget. A place with plenty of free, fun, educational activities. A Thrifty City is a great place to live and a wonderful place to retire!
Austin and its suburbs have beautiful, free parks to visit, free community plays and concerts, free museum days, book fairs, sports programs. The University of Texas hosts many free or low cost activities.
I learned how to dance Country and Swing styles by joining Meetup.com. I host free Standup Paddleboard tryouts with a couple of Meetup groups. You can join a group of like minded people participating in free activities no matter what you enjoy. It is a wonderful way for newcomers to stretch their social legs.
What if I live in an expensive city?
You can still live a Thrifty City lifestyle. I have relatives who live in the San Francisco Bay area. They pay much higher housing costs than the rest of us. However, they have tapped into the “sharing economy” to boost their lifestyle without busting their budget!
Do some local research to find out how you can have more fun for less in your Thrifty City.