Retire in Laguna Vista, 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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Bay B Boomers Bar & Grill

had their wings and pizza - both were really good and the service was great too. only negatives are that the inside is a bit dated. Could definitely use a...

2. Bayside Cafe

Checked Yelp reviews before deciding to eat here and I was very skeptical because of the comments about customer service but my experience was rather...

3. Wingstop

Excellant!!!!!! We don't go here nearly enough...never a bad experience. We usually go with original....Garlic Parmesaen and Kemon pepper but tgey have...

4. SPI TOWN

Not really worth your time or money. The dogs are badly over cooked, the bread was stale and the chili is canned. I'm a positive note, the fries were pretty...

5. McDonald's

There is not a McDonalds here!!! The map says it is in the middle of the bay. I didn't see one out there.Tthe only McDonalds in Port Isabel is the one...

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. Sea Turtle, Inc

How can you not give this place anything but a five star review after seeing all they do to help sea turtles. Admission is free but donations are...

2. Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters

We had a Party of 5 for a day of bay fishing. I would like to first say that the ladies at the front desk were fantastic! They were very helpful which made...

3. Southern Wave Sailing Charters

This place deserves 10 stars!!!! We came to south padre for my birthday and bought the 3 activity package. 2 hour dinner cruise/3 hour snorkel/30 min jet...

4. Isla Tours

I bring a group of family and friends, usually about 18 or so, to South Padre Island every year. We stay for a week and do all kinds of fun things, but the...

5. Beach Bikes on Padre

First- be aware that this in a house/garage. First time we looked for it we were very confused. But....don't be fooled- there is the best bike selection,...

Arts
1. Black Dragon Cruises

Had a great time with the Pirates on the Black Dragon Cruise. We felt safe with the attentive hosts, who were diligent in ensuring both safety and fun.

2. U.M.E. Festival

I can't stop thinking about UME. This year was my first year going and I am so glad I did. Tickets were pretty cheap and the headliners I thought were...

3. Laguna Madre Art Gallery

Laguna Madre Art Gallery is awesome! Located in the Lighthouse Square, this store is full of the best of jewelry, art, photography, and more. I visited...

4. The Fly Shop

This place is what I would run if I was working for fun in a town that wasn't really ready for fly fishing. Larry knows his stuff and carries a very, very...

5. The LightHouse

Walked in and was greeted immediately. The associate was able to quickly find me the appliance bulb that I needed and couldn't find at Wal-Mart or Ace....

Shopping
1. Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard

Great little bookstore located on the main stretch with a friendly couple running it. As the size isn't all that big they have chosen some select books...

2. B & S Kites

While in Padre we decided to check their kites out while driving down the main drag. Discovered their prices were very reasonable and ended up adding a...

3. Island Native Surf House

I was looking for a good beach cruiser bicycle for the past few months. I discovered that Island Native Surf House sold the brand and type of beach cruiser...

4. On the Beach

My wife and I stopped at On The Beach looking for an xl or 2xl swim shirt for me. Xl at other beach shops was more like a child's xl. On The Beach carries...

5. Seas The Day

This was such a fun place to stop! The owner sat with my husband and I for probably a couple hours and taught me how to make a gorgeous pair of earrings...

Health
1. The Massage & Healing Arts Center

My back was a knotted mess when I walked in, and I was excited to hear Michael was available to work with me. I have a massage once a month at home, and I...

2. 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...

3. Port Isabel Dental Associates

I am very very afraid of dentists and told Dr Salazaar this up front. He was patient and kind with me. Explains things before he does them which for me...

4. Diagnostic Chiropractic Center

Dr. Brewer is awesome! He's patient, knowledgable, efficient & effective! This is all that counts in a great doctor eager to help you feel better Dr....

5. Brownsville Children's Clinic

Awesome place ! Everything u need to keep your kiddos healthy