Retire In Lufkin

Where Your Story Becomes

The Spirit of Lufkin

It’s something you can’t touch, but you can feel it.
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“We’ve had a great life and living in Lufkin for our retirement years has made it even better. We love Lufkin.” - Virginia and Kenneth King, Retired to Lufkin in 1988
“Ten minutes to anywhere, and the nicest people you’ll ever meet.” - Frank Gagliardi, Retired to Lufkin in 2007
“Coming here was the best thing that ever happened to us. Lufkin is the right size town with everything we need.”
- Lt. Gen. Cotton Whiddon, Retired to Lufkin in 1990
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“Lufkin is a diamond in the rough. We love the beauty of the great outdoors, but it’s truly the friendly people that sets it apart.” - Ike Lucas, Retired to Lufkin in 2009

Part of Our Story

Hear what some who’ve chosen Lufkin, Texas for life have to say.
Jim Watkins + President, Angelina County Chamber of Commerce

A corporate move brought Jim from the Mid West to Texas. When it looked like he might be transferred again, he signed on with a local company so he and his family could stay in Lufkin.

Tara Watson + Director, Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau

A former Miss Texas, Tara is passionate about her hometown.

Bonnie Denmon + Retired nurse

Can do attitude. This former nurse and Angelina College trustee lives to open doors and walk right through them. Her spirit of giving back to her hometown is contagious.

Mary Martha Henderson + Retired community volunteer

Activist, leader, and friend. This SMU graduate and former Junior League president is one of Lufkin’s leading boosters.