Retire in Rio Grande Valley, TX

Livability Score
47
** 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. D-Town Coney Island

I see why everyone is giving them 5 stars. Being originally from the Midwest (Cleveland), I had to try this place. The dogs are delicious. They're juicy,...

2. Bru City

Okay, this place came up in my feed, and I was, say, "intrigued" about the concept of the place, and figured..."there's beer, it can't be bad", so I checked...

3. Simply Burgers & More

We ate here last year, and just loved the burgers and fries. Great service (this time we got carry-out) and helluva deal. Was BYO, and probably still is. I...

4. Spazzio's Italian Cantina

Great wine list, fanatical service, superb food quality. Those are the highlights. My brother and I popped in on a Tuesday. Nice building and ambiance. My...

5. That's The Cake Bakery

Was driving by and stopped in - picked up a strawberry and vanilla cake ball and they were both delicious. They had a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and...

Golf
1. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

We love the Four Seasons...only a 3 hour drive from my OKC home for a great weekend vacation. I really like their top notch spa, newly remodeled, with a...

2. Golf Center of Arlington

I've dabbled in golf for more than half of my life. GCoA is the best all-around golf experience I've had! The pro tracer range spots are amazing! I will...

3. Cooper's Golf Park

Came here a few days ago and to do some practicing and picked up 2 buckets (160 balls) for $10. By far the best deal in the area. The facility here is nice...

4. Waterchase Golf Course

One of the most beautiful courses in the metroplex. Clubhouse isn't much to look at, but it's because they put all of their money and energy into the...

5. Texas Star Golf Course

Played a tournament here in April 2016, what a great course. Greens were excellent, rolled true. Many elevation changes make it visually appealing and fun...

Active
1. Crossfit Bullseye

My husband and I have been members for years now...we love it. It's a serious gym - you won't see anyone parading around for attention in this place. The...

2. Pure Barre Arlington

Excellent workout + Most friendly staff! I purchased a two-week unlimited pass from Groupon. It was my first time taking a barre class. The facility is...

3. Snap Fitness - North Arlington

I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend this place for working out and personal training! Working with the owner, Tommy has been outstanding. As a trainer at...

4. Bushido

Bottom line up front: Justin Rose runs an excellent dojo. No matter what you're looking to get out of his classes, you'll get it. Bushido offers three...

5. Riverside Golf Club

I live in Allen as had to drive to Grand Prairie to play with family that flew in. I was a little reluctant to play way out in Grand Prairie at a course I...

Arts
1. Amaze Me Sonu

Really Great! I'll admit, I was skeptical because magicians can be either great or cheesy and Sonu was really great. He gets volunteers from the audience,...

2. Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Great museum for all ages. There are numerous events planned by the museum staff that are perfect for younger children, make sure to keep an eye on their...

3. Megan Benanti

I went to see Megan last month and honestly she was awesome. I wish I could've written this review sooner but I have been non stop busy (which is one of my...

4. Levitt Pavilion

Free music, good bands, and BYOB. There's not much else to say. Bring your own lawn chair and if you're bringing drinks be sure to bring it in cans. You...

5. Silver Dollar Winery

Our 4th visit.../Friendly, quaint place, thoroughly enjoyed the different Texas wines!!! my favorite bottle was the "Fight night" by legato. We loved the...

Shopping
1. Knitting Fairy

Great selection of yarns here, both high end and affordable. I was looking for something very specific when I came and ended up with more because I just...

2. Zoe Furniture

I bought a mattress from Zoe Furniture a few weeks ago. It was a 14" pillowtop queen for only $399. It's really comfortable and I was very happy with my...

3. Forever Young Records

Been coming here for about 15 years. They have always had a great selection for any genre you're looking for! The prices may be a little much here and...

4. Fit Supply

First class experience! Every touch point throughout my buying experience was as promised. From obtaining the initial quote to receiving shipping...

5. Savvy Shopper Direct

I purchased 2 brown leather recliners about 4 months ago- and had the best experience on the phone with CJ the gentleman that takes care of pretty much...

Health
1. Trinity Dental Care

Went here on a last minute dental emergency. Would love to recommend this place to everyone, they were very friendly and professional. Prices were on par...

2. Cancun Tan

Thanks so much!! Been tanning here nearly 5 years... The owner is great at making sure his tanners are happy.

3. Medical Center At Riverside

I have been going to this place since i was 15 (11 years) and have never had any problems....They have a brand new place now that they are still settling...

4. Reliance Healthcare

Appointment scheduling was very easy. I used the link sent to me to pick my location and you have to print the confirmation email and take it with you for...

5. Nova Medical Centers

This place is absolutely beyond a joke. I was sent here by my employer for a pre-employment drug screening. First off, it took 2 hours and 45 minutes for a...