Retire in City of Athens, TX

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** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Railway Cafe

So we stumbled on this little gem quite by accident. Coming back to Austin from Canton needing a nice place for lunch. Pulled into town and spotted it. Holy...

2. Tommy's Bbq

Off the beaten path a bit but worth it. We stopped with our two young kiddos and they enjoyed it too. We had ribs, chopped beef, brisket, and sausage. All...

3. Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant

Good hot food. Great hot sauce. Bountiful chips. Great service! Tacos are great. My husband liked his lunch special burrito. It was big! Trying the...

4. Bad 2 Da Bone BBQ

Found this little gem while in Athens TX working on a project. The Yelp reviews were excellent, and wanted to give it a try. Pulling up to the restaurant,...

5. El Arroyo Mod-Mex Kitchen

Ordered a cup of tortilla soup and Fajitas a Las Rocas Beef, chicken, shrimp, sausage, cactus, queso fresco and grilled onions. Served with guacamole, pico...

Golf
1. Pine Dunes

This course is probably the best one available to the public. Sure, it's a 2-hour drive from Dallas but its terrain and course condition are top notch. In...

2. Garden Valley Golf Resort

**Based on cabins only** We absolutely love this place for cabin/cottage rentals! We were staying at Motel 6 in Lindale (which was absolutely horrid), two...

3. King's Creek Golf Club

While visiting with relatives on vacation for the summer we decided to take a trip to golf. The course was great, but the carts are disgusting. The staff...

Active
1. New York, Texas ZipLine Adventures

First experience zip lining, staff/guides made it a lot of fun and were really informative and enjoyable. Even the dog (Brutus) was a pleasure to be...

2. The BigWoods On the Trinity

I love coming to The BigWoods on the Trinity, of course for the great quality of hunting, but also for the sheer beauty of the property. And with the total...

3. Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

We went to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on a cold winter day and it was a great experience, I can only image how much fun it would be on a...

4. Splash Kingdom Waterpark

Great family friendly experience. We came just to pass the time. We had a good time, the kids really enjoyed themselves it is a small park so it is easy to...

5. Pine Dunes

This course is probably the best one available to the public. Sure, it's a 2-hour drive from Dallas but its terrain and course condition are top notch. In...

Arts
1. Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

We went to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on a cold winter day and it was a great experience, I can only image how much fun it would be on a...

2. Tara Vineyard & Winery

My husband and I stayed here for a quick overnight getaway after a grueling few weeks of work. Everything was perfect. A little over an hour from downtown,...

3. 3 P's In A Vine

This was voted best place in Athens for a date for a reason. It seems like there is always some fun event going on. Of course, the wines are why people...

4. Moore's Store

The Good News in Ben Wheeler, Texas?? This place is freaking cool, as it is loaded with the things we Yelper love; food, drinks, AND live music. In the...

5. Athens Country Club

My brother & sister-in-law are members here, & occasionally they invite the rest of the family to eat here for the Sunday Lunch Buffet. The buffet offers...

Shopping
1. Athens Organic Supply

Always have the products I'm looking for. Don't need the junk at the big stores. Everyone there is really helpful and greet you with a smile! Love this...

2. Expressions Flower Shop

I am a florist myself and I called and ordered a flower arrangement to be delivered on behalf of my personal friend I was so happy when I saw the picture it...

3. Hootin Holler Package Store

Great selection of everything here! The place always seems to be open. The interior is arranged very well for shopping and they always have new items to try.

4. Pandora's Box

There's not a whole lot going on in Frankston, but this would be a really cool store regardless of where it was. I love their candles. Green Tea Jasmine...

5. Swann's Furniture & Design

I'd just relocated to Tyler and had need of a new sofa. Upon entering Swann's I was greeted by a very friendly and accommodating sales person. She was very...

Health
1. Crestway Park Dental

I just love the atmosphere & decor! The staff are so friendly & helpful. Came here because Dr Randy Bell is a friend of the family, but he retired, leaving...

2. The Retreat Massage & Day Spa

Great spa with great lighting. Massage is a little expensive but worth it. Nice people and convenient location.

3. Lakeland Family Practice Lab

Nice place for a doctors' offices! They set up appointments, but they may take some walk-ins. Fasting labs drawn 3 business days before a scheduled...

4. East Texas Medical Center

I had to come to the ER after a dirt bike accident. My injuries ended up being significantly worse than I expected. The staff has be n absolutely wonderful....

5. Cedar Creek Clinic

I may be biased , worked here nearly 10 years and the staff and level of care is exceptional !