Retire in Auburn-Opelika, AL

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
56986
Median Househould Income
37406
Median Age
23.5
65 Years and Over
3717
Median Home Value
216800
Unemployed
2321
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Breeze Way

Wanted somewhere new to go. Decided to go here based on other Yelp reviews and they did not disappoint. The owner (I assume) made some recommendations while...

2. Café 123

Low key elegance with attentive service. Nice and quiet with no TVs around. The focus is on the food. And what I had did not disappoint. I forget the exact...

3. Zazu

We really liked this place, everything from the atmosphere to the food to the unique decor. I had a pimiento burger, which was cooked perfectly and had...

4. Warehouse Bistro

Easily the best restaurant in the Auburn/Opelika area! The foods phenomenal! The wine list is huge! The Dover Sole is my favorite thing to order, the...

5. Mk's Asian Kitchen

Best Chinese place in the area. Food is great. The service is great. They have a 100 health department score. Seriously, what more do you want?

Golf
1. Grand National Golf

As part of my lifelong goal to play golf in all 50 states, this was an obvious first stop in checking Alabama off the list. Anyone who knows golf knows...

2. Moores Mill Golf Club

It gives me great pleasure to be the first to write a review for this establishment! The entire place is BEAUTIFUL! From the clubhouse, to the golf course...

3. Indian Pines Golf Course

Good layout. Marginal greens. Watch for snakes. Back of 8 tee box today. Trying to eat a bird.

Active
1. Sno Biz & Sand Pit Snacks

Awesome place to kick ones feet up and enjoy a drink. Loved pulling away from life at this little stop

2. Grand National Golf

As part of my lifelong goal to play golf in all 50 states, this was an obvious first stop in checking Alabama off the list. Anyone who knows golf knows...

3. Chewacla State Park

I absolutely loved this place. My dog and I were in heaven. We walked some trials and start out at the open beach area then went to see the waterfall. We...

4. Herring Fitness

Herring Fitness is such a great gym. It has everything you need for a good workout, and is never too crowded. The people that work there are also friendly!

5. Coosa Outdoor Center

Great way to spend an afternoon. The guys at Coosa Outdoor are professional. The Coosa River makes for an at-times relaxing....at-times adventurous day!

Arts
1. Tiger 13 BIGD

Great to have another theater nearby. Nice size screens, efficient concessions and ticket process. Clean facilities and friendly employees. Overall we...

2. Toomer's Corner

Stopped in for lemonade with my daughter, the lemonade GURU! She's had lemonade all over the country, literally! This was sooooooo delicious with the...

3. Sips N Strokes

Love this place. Great for groups.

4. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art

I've only been once for a short visit to see a Rembrandt in 2014 literally right before a football game. The Dutch Golden Age exhibit was awesome, to say...

5. AMF Auburn Lanes

What can you say - it's our only bowling alley and it's been here for quite a while. I honed my trophy-winning skills here in the 1980's and although now...

Shopping
1. Gander Mountain - Opelika Store

Chase helped me purchase a firearm today and he was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable!

2. Southern Crossing

This is a cute, locally owned little Southern gift boutique. You'll find everything from wedding gifts and entertaining supplies, to baby gifts, to jewelry...

3. Fringe Consignment Boutique

This is a huge store with gorgeous well organized, beautiful clothes in pristine condition. Lots of Lilly Pulitzer and other top brands. Really nice staff....

4. James Bros. Bikes

Coolest bike shop in Alabama. Great service, and helpful staff. Plus you can't beat 6 beers on draft and a number in a can, in a bike shop. How cool right?

5. Almost Anything

Aaron is awesome. His store is so interesting and he has a little something for anything you're into (hence the name). He has the best comic collection in...

Health
1. Twilight After Hours Urgent Care

I came to Dr. Hastie in the most excruciating pain of my life, and I've had a child.... This was worse. The pain was in my lower back that shot down to my...

2. Aspen Dental

I was in town on business and needed some work done immediately. Was able to make an appointment same day which was accommodating. The office was very...

3. Better Bodies Massage

Taylor did my massage and I absolutely loved it! The center is an older historic house in down town Opelika. It gives it a homey and intimate feel....

4. Compass Chiropractic

Completely new method for me! 7+ car accidents, multiple chiropractors and disc fusions led me to be open to give this method a try. So glad I did!...

5. Stewart John, DR

I was very impressed with Dr Stewart. He was very knowledgeable and patient friendly. I was seen on time and the staff was wonderful. I couldn't be more...