Retire in Marfa, TX

Livability Score
54
** 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
2124
Median Househould Income
41719
Median Age
43.6
65 Years and Over
422
Median Home Value
88500
Unemployed
95
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Food Shark

Believe the hype; try the sampler.

2. Pizza Foundation

Every time we come to the area, we order a pizza from here at least once. It's just really tasty and the quality is consistently amazing. This last time we...

3. Marpho

Brisket Bahn Mi?!? Don't mind if I do! Stopped into Marpho (pronounced mar-fuh) for lunch one day while in Marfa. Looked over the menu and settled in the...

4. Do Your Thing Coffee

Do Your Thing is a much-needed gem in Marfa - it is rare to see such amazing food and music at a coffee shop - the sourdough toast is house made and...

5. Marfa Burrito

"Cocina de abuelita" style restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. LOCATION: It is on Highland (aka Hwy 67) just south of the blue & white gas station....

Golf
Active
1. Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountain State Park is yet another gem of a state park we have located here in Texas. I mean how lucky are we that we have so many!! Davis Mountain...

2. Balmorhea State Park

As a long-time swimmer and lover of all things aquatic, the big swimming pool at Balmorhea State Park left a hugely positive impression on me. It was a...

3. The Marfa Lights

The Marfa lights, also known as the Marfa ghost lights, is one of the most amazing places in the US. Lost in the middle of nowhere, on the side of the road,...

4. Gage Gardens

Out in the middle of the desert is this beautiful oasis called Gage Gardens. It is apparently connected to the Gage hotel. In cities with populations of a...

5. Tumble In Marfa Rv Park

This place is so rad. My GF and I are seasoned travelers and I've gotta say these are the cleanest restroom/shower I've seen from texas to Cali across to...

Arts
1. Planet Marfa

Friendly staff and guests! I had a porter by big bend brewing. On point. The teepee is so neat! Eclectic decor. I love it.

2. Ballroom Marfa

Who knew Marfa, Texas had great art!?! Thankfully Ballroom Marfa was just one of the places that had an art exhibit that matched other fine galleries for...

3. The Chinati Foundation

We were on a road trip through Arizona and New Mexico. Took a detour to Marfa to visit The Chinati Foundation. A unique place. Well worth the detour. It...

4. The Judd Foundation

I really enjoyed my tour of La Mansana de Chinati/ The Block. The docents/guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. Learning...

5. Ayn Foundation

Been to Marfa many times but only not got to visit these spaces. Beautiful spaces to house their very large paintings. Andy Warhol in Marfa? Kind of...

Shopping
1. Marfa Book Company

The cashier behind the desk at Marfa Book Co. is more than just an American Apparel clad hipster, he is also the owner. He didn't seem to mind that every 2...

2. Ballroom Marfa

Who knew Marfa, Texas had great art!?! Thankfully Ballroom Marfa was just one of the places that had an art exhibit that matched other fine galleries for...

3. Buns N' Roses

Fun, friendly, clean, and cute place for a homestyle breakfast. If you love the atmosphere of a good diner, try this place. It's also very affordable....

4. Moonlight Gemstones

This is a cute little shop! There's so much to look at and the owners are super nice and incredibly knowledgeable. He talked a bit with my boyfriend about...

5. The Judd Foundation

I really enjoyed my tour of La Mansana de Chinati/ The Block. The docents/guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. Learning...

Health
1. Conner Eileen MD

Not sure about this doc. better than nothing.

2. Coggins Chiropractic

Best Chiropractic I have ever been to. We were just passing through the area and staying at Big Bend and I needed an adjustment in the worst way. He took...

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