Retire in Lufkin, 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
35754
Median Househould Income
39606
Median Age
35.4
65 Years and Over
5522
Median Home Value
93900
Unemployed
1678
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Restoration Wine Bar

Great stop for lunch. Nice atmosphere and great service! The lunch plates were just the right size. The chicken and dumplings and strawberry fields salad...

2. Mar Teres Tea Room

I haven't been to many tearooms at this point in my life, but Mar Teres is undoubtedly my favorite so far. The food is delicious no matter what you order,...

3. Skyline Burrito Bowls

While traveling through Lufkin, TX. At lunch time, I found a great place to eat. Skyline Burrito is a place you need to try ! From the friendly staff to the...

4. Tsubaki

We were driving from Houston and stopped to have dinner by chance. And glad we did! Great prices, delicious food and excellent service!

5. Manhattan Fine Dining

This is mine and my husband's favorite place for lunch. All the food is delicious, the staff is amazing and super friendly. The owner comes to the tables to...

Golf
1. Pine Dunes

This course is probably the best one available to the public. Sure, it's a 2-hour drive from Dallas but its terrain and course condition are top notch. In...

2. Whispering Pines Golf Club

This is the best course in Texas. Pristine conditions paired with an ideal, secluded location makes for a great day on the course.

3. 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.

4. Country Campus Golf Course

The owners are really nice so I feel bad giving a low review but this just isn't a golf course... You are literally golfing in an overgrown cow pasture....

Active
1. Ellen Trout Zoo

For a city the size of Lufkin, this is an impressive little zoo. It has some exotic large animals (hippos, lions, giraffe), as well as quite a few tropical...

2. Big Dawg Outfitters

Big praises for Scott Pierce. He is reasonably priced and knows his fishing holes. We met up at Lake Livington on Sunday morning. He uses a method of hook...

3. Fit & Firm

I was in Lufkin for work last week and happened to fall ass backwards into finding this place. I thought it may be a Personal Training only gym, but it...

4. Ultrafit Gym & Fitness Center

As far as gyms go, it isn't bad. You've got everything one really needs: free weights, some cardio equipment (with TVs) , and an open space for jump...

5. Lufkin Lanes

This place is OK, not the best from what I have been to...a little old school but it got the job done and my husband and I had fun. The lane we were on kept...

Arts
1. Crown Colony Country Club

Excellent food and service. The fried chicken is the best around. Villas are large, comfortable and clean. The golf course is beautiful and well maintained.

2. Texas Forestry Museum

My wife and I greatly enjoyed the Texas Forestry Museum. Free Admission is a plus. The Forest History Wing has: * Tools and equipment related to logging...

3. Museum of East Texas

The Museum of East Texas, or MET (which makes it sound very cosmopolitan) is a great destination for anyone interested in the history of our small part of...

4. The Naranjo Museum of Natural History

Dr. Neil Naranjo has been interested in history and collecting artifacts for many years. In 2008 while digging in Montana, Neil found a 28 foot long...

5. History Center

My wife and I like to take road trips to learn about local areas. The History Center is located in Diboll, Texas and offers free admission. It showcases...

Shopping
1. Bella Salon & Boutique

After years of driving to Houston for hair appointments, I was THRILLED to find an Aveda salon less than 20 minutes from home. Shelby Adaway has been taking...

2. Alene's Florist

The most amazing people. Gorgeous flowers. They were all about making me happy. I appreciate their kindness. I will be back

3. Kmart

I love Kmart. We are not Walmart fans and we have those on every corner here in Houston. Every few months, we make the 2 hour trip to Lufkin to visit this...

4. Forgotten Treasures Antiques & Collectibles Mall

What a great experience. Forgotten Treasures on Burke is an exceptional upscale antique store with fantastic variety. Easily seen and creatively...

5. Belk

My wife really likes the selections that Belk has to offer on skirts/dresses. We live closer to Galveston so the Lufkin Store is the closet to us....

Health
1. Element Dental & Orthodontics

Buy far the best dental experience I've ever had. I'm from the UK - not so famous for having the best dental work, so I tend to need regular maintenance as...

2. Carolyn Moyers

Dr. Carolyn Moyers is a caring, empathic, smart and very up-to-date OBGYN practicing out of a medical building on the campus of the hospital in Lufkin. I...

3. Woodland Heights Medical Center

I went to St. Luke's hospital ER and complicated coming here first, I sat at St. Luke's for nearly and hour and the triage nurse never came to even take my...

4. Caskey James M MD

I have literally gone to this doctor for my whole life - he saw me the day I was born! He has always been great. Wonderful bedside manner, attentive and...

5. Jordan Arthur DDS

Dr. Jordan has been awesome! I am terrified of pain, but when I had to bite the bullet and get a root canal, he put me at ease and the pain was manageable....

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