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-Ex||World wide shipping||1-800-463-3339|
|UPS||World wide shipping||1-800-742-5877|
|SBC Telephone||Telephone Utility Provider||(800) 464 7928|
|AT&T||Residential Telephone Provider||(800) 222 0300|
|Marathon Water & Sewer||Provide Water Supply||(432) 386 4229|
|AEP Electric Power||Provide Electric Supply||(800) 245 4545|
|Rio Grande Co-Op||Provide Electric Supply||(432) 837 0941|
|Carpenter Real Estate||Based in Marathon & Alpine||(432) 386 4700|
|Allen Realty||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 5149|
|Alpine Realty||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 1921|
|Big Bend Realty||Based in Terlingua, Texas||(432) 371 2430|
|Davis Mountains Realty||Based in Fort Davis, Texas||(432) 426 3188|
|Gunville Realty||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 0767|
|Parsons Real Estate||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 3411|
|Texas Mountain Realty||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 426 2024|
|West Texas Realty||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 7486|
|SBC DSL||High-speed cabled internet||(800) 464 7928|
|AT&T||Internet service||(866) 722 9246|
|MISD||Marathon High & Elementary Schools||(432) 386 4431|
|Trans Pecos Bank||Marathon, Texas||(432) 386 4500|
|Marathon Health Clinic||Rural clinic serving Marathon, Texas||(432) 386 4316|
|Big Bend Medical Center||Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 3447|
|Pecos County Hospital||Fort Stockton, Texas||(432) 336 2241|
|Government Offices & Amenities|
|Post Office||United States Government||(432) 386 4472|
|DPS Office||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 3073|
|County Court House||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 3301|
|Justice of the Peace||Susana Gonzales, based in Marathon||(432) 386 4530/4565|
|Constable||Ruben Gonzales, Pct. 3||(432) 386 4563|
|Nectar Computers||Full computer service for home & business.||(432) 837 5683|
|U-Haul||Based in Alpine, Texas||(432) 837 5661|
|Tim Thayer||Complete building contractor||(432) 386 4402|
|Mike Johnson||Steel & Welding contractor||(432) 386 9085|
|Wes Spears||Complete Building Contractor||(432) 386 0329|