Quality of Life

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Life in Odessa

Odessa proudly boasts world-class cultural and recreational opportunities as well as healthcare facilities and transportation often associated with larger cities.

Whatever your hobbies, life in Odessa offers plenty of recreational diversions. Situated on 125 acres, Ratliff Ranch offers enjoyable golf combined with beautiful views of the surrounding West Texas plains. Floyd Gwin Park features a swimming pool, playground areas, tennis courts, baseball and basketball courts, lighted volleyball courts, soccer fields, and a gymnasium. Hike through a 3.5-mile paved trail system with a unique concentration of wildlife, birds, and foliage at the Comanche Trail Park. Memorial Gardens is replete with beautiful landscapes, sculptures, a waterfall, lit walking trail, pristine lake, and spectacular fountain.  The Midland-Odessa area also has a thriving arts scene with A-list live music performances and a world-class performing arts center.

Quality of Life
Public Parks 34
Public Swimming Pools 4
Public Tennis Courts 11
Football / Soccer / Baseball Fields 4
Golf Courses 4
Cinemas 3
Public Libraries 1
  • Wagner-Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • The Permian Playhouse
Symphonies Midland Odessa Symphony
Museums / Galleries 4
Churches 144