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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Livingston, Texas

Livingston is a small town of about 6,000 people near Lake Livingston in east Texas. This lake, the 2nd largest within Texas, has a 450 mile shoreline as well as Lake Livingston State Park. All water sports are available on the lake. The town is 37 miles east of Huntsville and 70 north of Houston.  The Sam Houston National Forest is a nearby attraction. Onalaska and Coldspring are two nearby towns.

Where to Retire in Livingston and Home Prices

Livingston is popular with retirees because of its low cost and proximity to the lake.    There is a one of a kind assisted living facility in Livingston that caters to retired RVers, which is called CARE - Continued Assistance for Retired Escapees(photo above courtesy of their website).
Real estate values are quite low, averaging well below $100,000.

What Is Special about Livingston

A great lake, popular with retirees, low cost of living. But most of all, it has the only assisted living facility for retired RVers!

What Is Not Special about Livingston

Unless you like small towns in East Texas, Livingston might not be for you.

Climate and Physical Environment

Average January temperature is about 50. Livingston is in southeast Texas approximately 60 miles north of Houston. Lake Livingston is a very big lake surrounded by beautiful forest land.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For culture you would probably go to Huntsville for Sam Houston State University(10,000 students), or a bit further to Houston.


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Medical Facilities

Memorial Medical Center serves Livingston.


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