Retire in Crystal Beach, TX

Livability Score
41
** 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. Steve's Landing Restaurant

I absolutely love this place. Great food, beautiful view. Our waitress was awesome!!!! Absolutely love the swings at the bar! We have a wonderful time.

2. Stingaree

Came in with a large group...20 high school kids after beach clean up. And the management was so kind and helpful.. our server Kayla was a sweetheart!...

3. Gulf Coast Market The Big Store

Awesome store. Has pretty much whatever you need for your beach trip. I was surprised at the selection. They have a lot of nice stuff, even things like...

4. Hardheads Icehouse & Grill

Absolutely amazing! Atmosphere was amazing. We split the sportsman platter & it was just the right amount for a lunch for 2. Nathan was awesome, (not Jason)...

5. Ocean Grille

This was out first visit to the Grille. After several people telling us how good their hamburgers were, I definitely wanted to try it. The restaurant is...

Golf
1. Moody Gardens Golf Course

Not really any complaints about this course. Sometimes my ball can get a little bit squirrely but I was actually getting straight today which was good...

2. Golf Club of Houston

I love to take long walks around here in the evenings, even though I'm afraid of the dark and this place is purposely not well lit at night, I enjoy the...

3. Topgolf

This place is seriously fun. Take it from me, I am AWFUL at anything involving clubs and tiny balls. But this is fun. I can laugh at myself, look at all my...

4. Topgolf

Great place for a group activity, family night or a date. The concept is kind of like putt putt golf but magnified. We got here early on a Sunday and we...

5. Golf Warehouse

As others have said before this is a great little golf shop. Some outdated stuff but that's inevitable for a family owned store within this industry. Very...

Active
1. Jolly Roger Beach Rental

We decided on a whim to rent a scooter for the day and found Roger with a quick google search. What a BLAST!!! Roger couldn't have been nicer and was so...

2. Fort Travis

I love going to repurposed recreational sites! This used to be an old military installation! The history mixed with re purposed park area/playground is...

3. Crystal Beach

4th of July weekend was insane here (in a good way!) cars and trucks everywhere and so much fun. Then went the weekend after and there was a diesel truck...

4. Blue Skies Skydiving Center

Omar & Phil are some of the best instructors you will find in Houston! They've been in the skydiving business for a very long time & really know what they...

5. Blue Water Bait Camp

This bait shop is as neat as a pin! There's no smell, the folks are great to buy from. Check with them for fresh bait and local information.

Arts
1. Galveston Children's Museum

They charge a lot but the place is nice and fun for kids.

2. The Bryan Museum

Beautiful collection! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to The Bryan Museum. It is well curated and we spent about 2-2.5 hours exploring the collection. If you...

3. 1892 Bishop's Palace

This place is a must see! It is amazingly beautiful. We were lucky went on a free day. But we did visit gift shop, bought some really nice things. Wish I...

4. The Proletariat

Beer and wine bar. Live music on occasion. Free wifi. Quiet Friday after work. Sat at bar. Glass of Bella Pinot Grigio and Stillwater Merlot---excellent....

5. Grand 1894 Opera House

I went there to see Jeanne Robertson on 8-6-16. We were seated in the Grand Tier and our seats were great. We could see the stage with clarity. The...

Shopping
1. Gulfside Flair

Cute little shop has tons of furniture, jewelry and art made locally by local artists. Friendly owners want to support the local community!

2. Gulf Coast Supermarket

If you ever find yourself driving down the Bolivar Peninsula and get tired of those micro gas stations with the 50 item per store template than look no more...

3. Tastefully Yours Event Catering

I have not had an opportunity to plan an event yet but have heard only excellent reviews. When I have the opportunity to use an event planner I will call...

4. PyroShack Fireworks Noise Waves

Pyroshack has the best selection in the county, the best prices and the best customer service any where. Go see Debbie or Dick or any of their friendly...

5. Custom Rug Source

Family owned and operated for over 18 years, Showroom and Workroom.

Health
1. Kristin White, LMT

Amazing massage!! Kristin made my vacation even more amazing!! Very comfortable environment!! Would recommend her to anyone who needs a great massage!!

2. Hooked on Acupuncture

Hooked on Acupuncture is my first experience with acupuncture...and I'm about to go for my third visit. I've been suffering from Sciatica and Degenerative...

3. Lice Care Solutions

Danielle swooped in and took charge of our situation. I appreciate the fast, friendly, informative, and helpful service The all natural treatment is also...

4. Beautiful Laser Center

office is neat and very clean mikayla is the best very helpful she explains it all upfront and she is very well spoken answers all your questions I would...

5. Dasha Raja Yoga & Holistic Healing

Just had my first experience with Dasha. I had a deep tissue massage 90 min. Dasha has an excellent sense of touch and a lot of knowledge. She is very sweet...