Retire in Livingston, TX

Livability Score
39
** 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. Blue Duck Kitchen & Bar

Hidden gem. I drove by and it didn't look crowded. When I walked in the front was empty and must be for run over or bigger parties. The restaurant was...

2. Florida's Kitchen

We happened upon Florida's Kitchen by happy accident! It is off the highway tucked down a small road. It is like walking into someones kitchen in an older...

3. All Natural Deli

This is one of my favorite lunch places. Their selection of freshly made sandwiches and wraps is SO good. We've tried them all, I think, but my top choice...

4. Patron Grill

Good stuff. Party of four. Service good, food was great. Only reason we didn't give five stars is because unsweetened tea was warm and had no lemon which we...

5. Cyriously Spuds

Little hard to find but we'll worth it It's in a red building on north side of hwy. Nice staff and the food was delicious Best spud I have ever had.

Golf
1. Woodforest Golf Club

3 9's located on the outer rims of Houston's surrounding counties. Designed by Steve Elkington, and the first golf course I know that got repo'd by a bank...

2. 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...

3. 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 Some outdated stuff but that's inevitable for a family owned store within this industry.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...

4. Willow Creek Golf Club

My parents are members and really enjoy the golf course. My step dad loves the club and the excellent service he receives from the porter, server and chef....

5. High Meadow Ranch

Friday night dinner at Ogie's grill inside High Meadow Ranch Golf Club ='s delicious. Open to the public daily with a menu of entrees ranging from ribeye...

Active
1. Lake Livingston State Park

Fantastic example of a Texas State Park. I love everything about this place, but my favorite is the "day use" peninsula past the pool. Large grassy area...

2. Matthews Park

The nicest city park you can imagine. My favorite features include: - great size park with large grassy areas - leashed-pet friendly - large covered...

3. Faith Ridin Stables

Nice and mannerly staff. Very knowledgeable about how to pair you up with their horses. The guides were great. They listen to your concerns and...

4. Lake TomBigBee

Lake Tombigbee campground is located just east of Livingston, TX on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian reservation. We've never been to such a large campground...

5. Livingston Municipal Golf Course

Golf course is not maintained. They don't even have a map of the course. For the anoint that they charge it's not worth it. Try a different course.

Arts
1. Naskila Casino

Note: I'm not a big gambler or drinker :-) IF you're not too far away, this is a fun place to hang out for a while. Not a place if you're looking to...

2. Alabama - Coushatta Tribe of Texas

Game On you don't have to go all the way to Louisiana to game I don't think they have any tables it's a nice way to get the chance of winning

3. NDN Ways

So we were poking around this little trading spot and this was the second place we stopped. I am so glad we did. The folks here are really really nice and...

4. Lake Livingston Dam Observatory Gazebo

This is the best place to view Lake Livingston Dam. It's a fairly well hidden secret as there's little to be found about it on the Internet. Who has...

5. Livingston City of Trade Days

My fiance and I planned a weekend getaway to Livingston, where he grew up, around a visit to the Livingston Trade Days. When we pulled up a little after...

Shopping
1. Thomas Mercantile

Looooove this place!!! If you are looking for a special & unique gift, this is the place to shop!!! And The Sweet Gum Tea Room is an added bonus!!!

2. V F Factory Outlet

I haven't been here in YEEEEARS. from the outside it looks almost abandoned but once you walk through the sliding doors its very clean and updated. We only...

3. Jean's Corner

Great little shop. Large selection. Knowledgeable owner. Good prices. Off the beaten path but worth the looking

4. Livingston Lawn & Garden

Great people, customer service oriented and I love my Gravely zero turn mower, go see these guys before you buy

5. A-Texas Truck Accessories

This place rocks. They know what they're doing and they don't pussy-foot around. Great prices as well. I had custom headlights put in under 45 minutes. Made...

Health
1. Dow Emergency

Best care I've ever had. Front staff were so friendly and respectful. The nurse was very thorough, nurturing, and extremely informative. The doctor had the...

2. Lewis Chris L DDS

Dr. Lewis is the best. He's kind and caring, and very gentle with those instruments. His hygienists, too, are top-notch.

3. Reese James Craig, DDS

Used to go to him all the time but they are apparently closed. Office is shut up and dark.

4. Livingston Chiropractic Clinic

Called up late in the day to see if I could get in and get my back worked on. Receptionist was very friendly and helpful and told me to come in and they...

5. Buescher David MD

Went to him for several years until he made a few major bloopers. During my last visit to him I realized that he had no clue who I was or anything about my...