Retire in Tyler, 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
99344
Median Househould Income
42752
Median Age
33.6
65 Years and Over
14613
Median Home Value
130800
Unemployed
3563
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Three Z Azian Cuizine

Amazing! It's just that damn good!!! Yellow curry, Coconut Chicken soup, lettuce wraps... Amazing!! even just the chicken fried rice was extra special with...

2. Athena Restaurant

I was blown away by this place. Its not much to look at and has barely changed from its original Kettle diner shell, but it more than makes up for it...

3. Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

Stanley's is world class. I know everyone says they are a BBQ expert, but I really am :) Seriously though, Stanley's does everything right. The meat is...

4. Portofino's Italian Restaurant

Excellent service! We are visiting from Houston for my graduation at UT Tyler. Great find!

5. Villa Montez

We decided to try this place based on all of positive reviews and were very pleased. The atmosphere is nice, the service was very good and the food was...

Golf
1. Garden Valley Golf Resort

**Based on cabins only** We absolutely love this place for cabin/cottage rentals! We were staying at Motel 6 in Lindale (which was absolutely horrid), two...

2. Southern Hills Golf Club

Enjoyed a lovely lunch at the golf course today! The cafe is under new management for spring and she is absolutely lovely! With a simple menu that appeals...

3. Oak Hurst Golf Course

Played today & the course is in very good shape considering the hot summer. The greens are not lightning fast but they are consistent. Beer is available...

4. Pine Springs Golf Course

Track is ok. Range balls could use some updating.

Active
1. Caldwell Zoo

One of my all-time favorite places in Tyler is the Caldwell Zoo. As a biology major, this only comes naturally, of course. But of all the zoos I've been to,...

2. Tyler State Park

This place is amazing! Everything about it! I absolutely will be getting the TX State Park pass for my family to return! We loved camping here, the water is...

3. Tyler Rose Garden Center

This place is pretty, smells beautiful and I love going there with my husband and kids. A cool plus that it's full of Poke stops and 2 Gyms for Pokémon...

4. 360 Fitness

Sooooo happy I found this place! I am in town for a couple months for work and needed a gym to call home temporarily. I'm pretty particular about where I...

5. Anytime Fitness

Great gym. Very clean and looks new. Just got a workout in here on my way through Tyler to Houston.

Arts
1. Times Square Cinema

Love this place! This is where I take my child to watch movies cause it seems to be the most family friendly and it's not overpriced

2. Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

Stanley's is world class. I know everyone says they are a BBQ expert, but I really am :) Seriously though, Stanley's does everything right. The meat is...

3. Kiepersol Estate Vineyard

Just had 5 tasting glasses. Pretty good wine. Beautiful Vineyard. Has a bed and breakfast on site. Restaurant. Kaitlyn Elisha was our pourer, she was very...

4. Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

This is a fun place to take the kids. The museum has a lot of animals that you can see up close. They have a wonderful playground. The firetruck that the...

5. Grand Saline Salt Palace

Super fun stop off the beaten path, about a half hour from the highway but it's a beautiful drive. The lady at the museum (which is one information-packed...

Shopping
1. Ye Olde City Antique Mall

One of the best antique stores I have been in. I love to antique and I drive all over this state looking for antique stores. This place is awesome. It's...

2. Cost Plus World Market

I went to World Market to get some curtains and they were out of the size I needed. ( needed 96 in.) I asked the supervisor if she could order the ones I...

3. Gaudy Me

Super cute store! The clothes are reasonably priced and extremely trendy. I bought a pair of sandals there and absolutely love them. The dresses ran a bit...

4. Natural Grocers

I moved to Tyler a week ago. And after doing lots of research online for healthy options to grocery shopping, I was pleasantly surprised to learn this place...

5. Eyemart Express

We used the Dr. Bennett Eye mart express doctor office and eyeglass facilities today for my 10 year old daughter. It was professional and we felt very...

Health
1. Tyler Dental Care

I despise going to the dentist, but I love going to Tyler Dental Care. I've had 2 cleanings with Melanie and every time I leave there, I feel like I just...

2. Richard H Coker PC DDS

I have known Dr. Rick Coker and his wife for at least 17 years. I ran into a emergency dilemma with my lower permanent retainer I had from having braces...

3. Eyemart Express

We used the Dr. Bennett Eye mart express doctor office and eyeglass facilities today for my 10 year old daughter. It was professional and we felt very...

4. Chism M Larry, OD

I was looking for a new place to get my eyes checked that took their time with their patients instead of the fast pace in and out offices and I found a...

5. Yenissel De Nova Licensed Massage Therapist

Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful massage! I enjoyed the hot stone massage for a crick in my neck that had been bothering me for days! Yeni was great at...

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