Retire in Port Isabel, TX

Livability Score
52
** 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
5033
Median Househould Income
32415
Median Age
35.4
65 Years and Over
784
Median Home Value
93800
Unemployed
152
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Causeway Cafe

Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot rave enough about this place! I wish there was a wonderful coffee shop like this back home! When you first walk in, there is a...

2. Ceviche Ceviche

Build your own ceviche with all fresh ingredients! Start with fish or shrimp and add from there, they even have a menu to give you some ideas, but the (13...

3. Fisherman's

Shhhh...Don't tell anybody, this is the honey hole for anybody that loves seafood. Enough said, delicious food from the grill to the frying pan at a...

4. Joe's Oyster Bar

I am from the Tampa Bay are in Florida so I am not easily impressed by seafood places. When we first walked in I was hopeful because there is nothing fancy...

5. Yummies Bistro

Yummie's is our go-to breakfast and brunch place on SPI. The food is - yes - yummie, and the service is always good. The coffee drinks are delicious, and...

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. 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...

5. 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...

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. Dr Jose S Cisneros

I am in my mid-30s and have been seeing this doctor for eight years. He delivered my two children and was very happy being under his care because he gives...