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Moving To Marathon

Marathon is a small town and that's part of its charm, but it also has many of the comforts and conveniences of big-city life. For example: several DSL and wireless connections for the Internet, daily FedEx and UPS service, a water and sewer cooperative, a local health clinic (open Mondays and Thursdays), and elementary and high schools with a student-teacher ratio of 6-1, almost like a private school!

At more than 4,000 feet elevation, Marathon is blessed with a dry desert climate that is pleasant for all, particularly so for those who like outdoor living and recreation and for avid gardeners, who can boast of three growing seasons. Big Bend National Park is only 40 miles away, the Post Park, beloved by picnickers and birders, is 5 miles to the southwest, and the roads around Marathon, devoid of city traffic, welcome runners, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Alpine, the county seat of Brewster County, where a full-service hospital and Sul Ross State University are located, is 32 miles away, and Midland, 2 1/2 hours distant, is the closest international airport.

Big Bend and the surrounding areas are attracting more and more visitors to the area each year, the facts have been outlined in a report published by the Big Bend Tourism Council, click here to view the document.

If you have any questions or queries on relocation, please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber Of Commerce.


Fed-ExWorld wide shipping1-800-463-3339
UPSWorld wide shipping1-800-742-5877


Utility Services
SBC TelephoneTelephone Utility Provider(800) 464 7928
AT&TResidential Telephone Provider(800) 222 0300
Marathon Water & SewerProvide Water Supply(432) 386 4229
AEP Electric PowerProvide Electric Supply(800) 245 4545
Rio Grande Co-OpProvide Electric Supply(432) 837 0941


Real Estate
Carpenter Real EstateBased in Marathon & Alpine(432) 386 4700
Allen RealtyBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 5149
Alpine RealtyBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 1921
Big Bend RealtyBased in Terlingua, Texas(432) 371 2430
Davis Mountains RealtyBased in Fort Davis, Texas(432) 426 3188
Gunville RealtyBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 0767
Parsons Real EstateBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 3411
Texas Mountain RealtyBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 426 2024
West Texas RealtyBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 7486


Internet Services
SBC DSLHigh-speed cabled internet(800) 464 7928
AT&TInternet service(866) 722 9246


MISDMarathon High & Elementary Schools(432) 386 4431


Trans Pecos BankMarathon, Texas(432) 386 4500


Medical Services
Marathon Health ClinicRural clinic serving Marathon, Texas(432) 386 4316
Big Bend Medical CenterAlpine, Texas(432) 837 3447
Pecos County HospitalFort Stockton, Texas(432) 336 2241


Government Offices & Amenities
Post OfficeUnited States Government(432) 386 4472
DPS OfficeBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 3073
County Court HouseBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 3301
Justice of the PeaceSusana Gonzales, based in Marathon(432) 386 4530/4565
ConstableRuben Gonzales, Pct. 3(432) 386 4563


Computer Services
Nectar ComputersFull computer service for home & business.(432) 837 5683


Moving Services
U-HaulBased in Alpine, Texas(432) 837 5661


Building Contractors
Tim ThayerComplete building contractor(432) 386 4402
Mike JohnsonSteel & Welding contractor(432) 386 9085
Wes SpearsComplete Building Contractor(432) 386 0329