Retire in Franklin County, TX

Livability Score
46
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
2045
Median Househould Income
36719
Median Age
36
65 Years and Over
384
Median Home Value
80000
Unemployed
145
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Mt Pleasant Burgers & Fries

Great burgers. This is a basic hamburger joint except for the great burgers. Very friendly service and a huge hunk of meat. Highly recommend trying the...

2. Our Place

Our Place has the most amazing daily, home cooked, lunch specials you'll find in NE Texas. I come here every chance I can when in Mt Vernon. The servers...

3. Seth's Lake Fork Creek

I would give this place more stars if I could! When we say, "go hungry," we mean on an empty stomach. The food here is amazingly delicious and they serve...

4. Burgers & Fries

Okay so if you're in the area and you want a darn good burger and some awesome hand cut French fries and all of it cooked to order hot and fresh old...

5. Outlaws Bbq

Traveling back from Broken Bow we stopped for lunch at Outlaw BBQ after reading some Yelp reviews. We weren't disappointed. This little unassuming BBQ...

Golf
1. Twin Lakes Golf Course

I found this course while searching for the best golf in Texas. Talk about a gem. According to the list I found for the top 25 courses in Texas this one...

2. Alpine Target Golf Center

Excellent little driving range, if you're not a pro. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and super cheap. If you're a pro or take golf too seriously, this...

3. Pine Ridge Golf Course

This was my dad's favorite golf course in Paris. Summers, he was there nearly every day. Now, the course hosts a tournament in his memory. So, though I...

4. The Links At Land's End

This is truly a gem in Texas. Upscale golf resort in middle of nowhere. The golf course is great, the cabins are awesome, the food is great but above all...

5. The Links At Land's End Restaurant & Club

When it comes to clubhouse fare the Links really has it all figured out. The specials are usually worth a go as Chef Johnny enjoys mixing it up a bit. The...

Active
1. DAINGERFIELD STATE PARK

I went primitive camping for my very first time here a few weekends ago. My girlfriend is an avid camper and had nothing but wonderful things to say about...

2. Lake Bob Sandlin

One of my favorite lakes to bass fish. I also love looking at everyone's houses on the lake and what they have done to them. We normally launch at the...

3. Retreat In the Pines

I could not have asked for anything more from my experience at Retreat in the Pines. Pros Beautiful property Fantastic yoga instructor and host,...

4. EAST TEXAS GATORS & WILDLIFE PARK

I had so much fun here, it was cheap ( $5 for kids, $6 for adults) entertaining and educational. The people who run the place are so nice, and you can...

5. Anytime Fitness

This is my gym in town so I am partial to it. So take everything with a grain of salt. The machines are good, freight weights in two different areas, couple...

Arts
1. Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards

My husband had heard about this place from our neighbors, so we went for the first time last night. It was a wonderful meal and a lovely experience. The...

2. YesterLand Farm

I loved this place! It is super family oriented, and a lot of thought has gone into making all of the activities and rides fun! There are pumpkins...

3. Bella Stella Winery

What a great find! Looking for a small, welcoming winery? This place fills the bill and more with wine flights, great food and a quiet, beautiful setting...

4. Grand Saline Salt Palace

Super fun stop off the beaten path, about a half hour from the highway but it's a beautiful drive. The lady at the museum (which is one information-packed...

5. Greer Farm

Great family-friendly getaway from the big city (Dallas). This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Greer Farm. The first time was one year ago in June as...

Shopping
1. The Pink Pistol

This is REALLY late. I went here last summer 2015. My husband and I were looking at a property nearby. I'm a huge fan of Miranda and I'd been wanting to...

2. Flowerland

The best florist/home decor shop in Winnsboro, Texas. It's a mini pottery barn, minus the furniture lol. If it's prom, a wedding, a party, any celebration,...

3. B & S True Value Hardware

I really enjoy coming here. It's located in Pittsburg and pretty much all the locals come here. They even have their own cat that lays out in front of the...

4. Efurd Orchards

Yummy!! Peaches were awesome as usual. The Canned jellies and jams and preserves were so good and so many to choose from. Had some homemade ice cream while...

5. Hastings Books Music & Video

When in Mount Pleasant Tx, i always check out the good deals at Hastings. I don't know about others, having problems, but returns have always been easy and...

Health
1. Clint Bruyere, DDS

If you are searching for a dentist in the Longview/East Texas area, look no further than Clint Bruyere, DDS, check the website at :...

2. Davis Robert F III, DDS

I have been a patient here since I moved to Longview. If you need dental work done, I have never seen anyone better with a needle full of novocaine than...

3. Advanced Eye Care

This is THE eye place to go! Very professional staffs and doctor that are very caring and pleasant! I bring my whole family here since I leave this place...

4. Heaven's Touch Massage Therapy

Nathan really has the gift of massage. You will feel great for days afterwards. He wants it to benefit you more than just a few hours. Do yourself a...

5. Healthcare Express

I hate going to the doctor because even after one has a scheduled appointment you have to wait forever to get called. However, Healthcare Express is fast...