On Tuesday evenings I volunteer with my 17 year old son at Scottsdale Healthcare on Osborn.

Another volunteer, originally from Texas, and I were chatting last week about the crazy high property taxes in Texas. Sure Texas doesn’t have an income tax but if you’re retired and without a lot of income you could be better off living in Arizona with our much lower property taxes.

My volunteer friend was excited to tell me this “Its a small world” story tonight. His brother in Texas had just called and said he had agreed to take an early retirement and was now considering moving to Arizona because of our low property taxes.

Texas will never compete with Arizona as a retirement area with those crazy high property taxes.