Welcome to Odessa!
Odessa has always been a retirement community of choice. Retirees find Odessa is a great place to live because of its low cost of living, affordable housing, a variety of churches, excellent health care, and an abundance of attractions all within a safe environment.
Odessa's mild climate allows individuals to enjoy golf and other outdoor activities throughout the year. Odessa is full of big city amenities with a touch of small-town hospitality. It's located on Interstate 20 in Ector County, approximately midway between Ft. Worth and El Paso.
There are plenty of opportunities for retirees to get involved in Odessa. Volunteers can spend their leisure time in the arts, social services and assisting with hospitality and civic projects.
Midland International Airport is conveniently located halfway between Odessa and Midland, a mere ten minutes from downtown Odessa. Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and American Eagle provide more than 56 arrivals and departures daily. Non-stop jet service to Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, El Paso, and Austin is available.
Because of our strategic location in the heart of West Texas, Odessa has grown to become the healthcare hub for surrounding communities. Odessa offers state-of-the-art healthcare services in almost all specialties. There are more than 300 physicians in Odessa, over 80 dentists, and three hospitals - Medical Center Hospital, a teaching hospital for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center along with Odessa Regional Medical Center, a privately owned facility and Regency Hospital of Odessa, a long-term care hospital.
Odessa is proud to have more than 120 churches of diverse denominations and a synagogue. These places of worship, together with their membership, are an integral part of the quality of life in Odessa. Programs for children, youth, young adults, singles, couples and seniors always welcome new participants.
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Odessa: "The Right Place in Texas"
Community Profile Statistics
Sales Tax: 8.25%
Property Taxes: $2.227/$100 of assessed value
Crime Index: 789
Median Home Value: $144,740
Nearest Hospital/Emergency Care (miles):
3 miles - Medical Center Hospital
Nearest Military Base (miles):
168 miles – Dyess Air Force Base
Nearest Airport (miles):
10 miles – Midland International Airport
Average February Temperature: 43° F
Average August Temperature: 85° F
Average Annual Rainfall/Snowfall:
14.8 inches Rainfall
1.5 inches Snowfall