Retire in Harlingen, TX

Livability Score
48
** 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
65677
Median Househould Income
34868
Median Age
32.7
65 Years and Over
8786
Median Home Value
78500
Unemployed
2169
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Rio Grande Grill

Great food. Came in here just before closing on a Thursday afternoon. The two of us ordered the Thursday special of smoked fried chicken, a pork sandwich as...

2. Antigua Bakery & Cafe

First time having a meal. I was very impressed by the food served. I ordered The Gobbler. Soup, sandwich and salad would be tremendous for a hungry man! I...

3. Tejano Grill

This place is very underrated one of the best restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley. Me and my fiancee' make the drive to eat dinner at this great place. I...

4. Las Vegas Restaurant

This place has long lines, and I completely understand why. Love the cheese enchiladas here. It's time for them to get rid of the Tony Romo autograph...

5. Jason's Deli

Salad bar was fresh, clean and with some tasty varieties of bean salad, apple and grape salad, and a pasta salad are offered. We opted for a salad,...

Golf
1. South Padre Island Golf Club

Surprised by the lack of golf on SPI. This place was great though. We got a groupon and it was definitely worth it. Decent pro shop. Very friendly staff....

2. Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club

Very good. Very very good. Ate in the lounge during football. Flout as were excellent. Love their house made salsa. Quesadillas were also very good...

3. Texas Golf Trail

Two words: unpretentious golf. Fancy country club types need not apply - this place is for fun seekers, golf beginners, families, and those looking for the...

4. Treasure Hills Golf Club

I played this course a year ago, and remember it being in better condition. There are many bare areas on the course and closer to the clubhouse it looks...

5. Brownsville Golf Center

A fun local course near the city mall. Brownsville Golf Center is very affordable. There is no Bar/ Restaurant at the clubhouse but it'll provide you with...

Active
1. Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo is a world renown wildlife preserve! Because of its location it takes advantage of the natural subtropical climate that exists in the...

2. Dean Porter Park

Situated right across the Gladys Porter Zoo it is easily one of the most visited parks in Brownsville. Its hugged by a resaca one can fish out of, not to...

3. Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge

We very much loved our visit to the wildlife refuge, the hiking paths were well kept and the staff puts out feed and fresh fruit every morning to attract a...

4. South Padre Island Golf Club

Surprised by the lack of golf on SPI. This place was great though. We got a groupon and it was definitely worth it. Decent pro shop. Very friendly staff....

5. Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail

Simply a Fantastic park that runs about 9 miles through town from north to south. It replaced an old rail road line that was in its place. Prior to the rail...

Arts
1. El Hueso De Fraile

Delicious & CREATIVE coffee & teas! A chilled ambiance filled with local art & live music every evening. They have a good selection of craft beers that ate...

2. Wes-Mer Drive Inn

Love the atmosphere! The simplicity of it and just hanging out in the open air while watching movies just makes this place the location to go for a night...

3. Cinemark

I don't mind supporting but geeeeeez $10 for one movie. Heck I can't afford to eat here. I do like that it's within walking distance of Marriott. Clean theater

4. Gatti's Pizza

A really good and clean Mr. Gatti's pizza. The pizza is so much better than most of the other buffet pizza joints in town. The only reason it didn't get 5...

5. Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Best executions I've seen in the valley come here. Went to the Salvador Dali show and i was very impressed. It's clean it's well lit and it's relatively...

Shopping
1. DFW Vapor - Harlingen

Moved to Harlingen a year and a half ago. Been a customer at DFWVapor the entire time. Great people, great owner, great service, great prices.

2. Grimsell Seed

Great experience, extremely knowledgeable staff, & carried my plants to the car for use. Try and get Lowes to do that. Can't go wrong at Grimsell's!!!!

3. Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets

Without a doubt, one of the best shopping places within the valley. I was appreciative in the fact that this is located between McAllen and Harlingen to the...

4. H-E-B

Great service! The staff is always helpful and kind. They have a great selection of good quality food and organic. One of the best HEB's!!

5. Target Stores

This is a nice store. It is always clean and well-organized. There is always a clearance section in the Men's Department, as well as reasonably-priced new...

Health
1. Legacy Dental

Great Care and Staff. I really like the way they treat patients as family; not just a tooth to be fixed. And a very clean well equipped office. I especially...

2. RGV Endodontics, L.L.P.

The office is clean and new inside. I was immediately greated with a cheeful Good Morning and the Docs chairside manner waa professional and patient. He...

3. Valley Orthodontic Center

I hate the dentist but they were very cheerful and kind explained things. I had this odd bone growth in my jaw. Hold the comments about gay behavior it...

4. Duvall Jerry

Best chiropracter in the valley. Compassionate. Isn't just out for your money. Doesn't keep you coming back repeatedly. He is confident in his ability to...

5. Sunshine Dentistry

Very reasonable prices, quality care, and able to see two adults with short notice. Pros: --A great hygienist that give me a through cleaning. I love...

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