Retire in Guntersville , AL

Livability Score
45
** 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
8316
Median Househould Income
37790
Median Age
42.3
65 Years and Over
1732
Median Home Value
154000
Unemployed
435
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Rock House Eatery

I've been here a few times and I can't say enough about how delicious this place is. The lamb plate is my chosen favorite. And it is one of the best meals I...

2. Speedy Gonzales Tacos

I love this place! This is the best food and great service! Looks are deceiving... it's a small place but they have big flavor! SOLD!

3. Somewhere On the Lake

Best local bar around! Laid-back and casual, awesome drinks and food! Everybody knows you there and they don't, you'll get to know them right quick! Very...

4. La Orquidea

As good as I have ever eaten. Rock solid place. Condiment bar was awesome. Clean, with fantastic service, this is my Mexican spot.

5. Old Town Stock House

My wife and I came here while vacationing for our 12th anniversary. The proprietors of our bed and breakfast (Lake Guntersville B&B - also good and within...

Golf
1. Hampton Cove Golf Course

The are 3 golf courses here. A par 3 executive course. The River which I hear gets various reviews and the beautiful "the highlands". It's a Robert Trent...

2. The Ledges

From their web site: "The Ledges. Situated 1,582 feet - the highest point in all of Huntsville -members will experience breathtaking panoramic views of the...

3. Gunter's Landing

This is a nice, but, IMHO, very tough course. Can't imagine walking it. t's super hilly. You will love the views of the lake and the area. Lovely looking...

4. Goose Pond Plantation

It's really a tale of two halves. The front nine is pretty flat and unimaginative. The back nine is really fun and contains some elevation changes. Both...

5. Goose Pond Colony

This place is not pet friendly. This is sad because my dog would love the outdoors and hanging out by the lake. They say you need to "show certification...

Active
1. Harmony Park Safari

We travelled to Huntsville for a quick getaway. I have seen Harmony Park a few times on signs while out recruiting. We were really excited about trying...

2. Noccalula Falls Park & Campgrounds

This is a great place for families or just a day trip with friends. If you think you'll be coming more than one time, go ahead and buy a season pass. It's...

3. Cathedral Caverns State Park

What an amazing cave to explore! There are a couple reviews here complaining that they added a water pump and such, but it's really a small part of the...

4. Nature Trail - Green Mountain

Perfect day for a photowalk & hike during the golden hour earlier today! But let me warn you - when you hear the notice across the lake that the park is...

5. Hays Nature Preserve

I just got my engagement pictures here, and it is GORGEOUS. I've lived in Huntsville for most of my life and never knew of hay's until about a month ago!...

Arts
1. Wills Creek Vineyards

Please don't go to an Alabama winery expecting Napa? I was here a few years ago and have had the wines since - Jahn Coppey is a formidable winemaker and a...

2. Firehouse Antiques & Collectibles

This is one of those wonderfully anarchic yet woefully overlooked institutions that makes a good trip an absolute delight. My In-Laws took me here during...

3. Veterans Memorial Museum

Awesome place! My fiancée and I were looking for a good museum find and this one fits the bill! Everything is very well curated and there are some VERY rare...

4. Sand Mountain Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

OK. So my review is a little biased since I had never been to a pumpkin patch or corn maze before, but I think it was overall a successful trip. Located...

5. Polonia Huntsville

Huntsville's Polish-American Community (Polonia) represents several generations of Polish immigrants and descendants. They've been meeting at this church...

Shopping
1. Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Huntsville is the reason I learned to love to run. I first became acquainted with the store when I signed up for their No Boundaries 5k training...

2. Firehouse Antiques & Collectibles

This is one of those wonderfully anarchic yet woefully overlooked institutions that makes a good trip an absolute delight. My In-Laws took me here during...

3. Cafe 336

Love, love everything here. Today I am having the citrus pecan salad and a side of strawberry pretzel salad. You must try the town tea AND the lemon tart....

4. VF Outlet

This store is as well stocked as any outlet store I've ever visited. Staff were friendly without being intrusive. Sadly, it's almost the last store left...

5. Latham's Pharmacy

Best little drug store I have the pleasure of going into. The brothers are the best.

Health
1. Revive Nails & Massage Therapy

Very professional staff. Friendly and prompt service. It's a long drive from my house but it's worth it.

2. Total Dental Care

Nothing but the best care here! I'm partial to Victoria but everyone is very nice. The most important thing is that they explain what you need, give you the...

3. Functional Chiropractic

Dr. Porter is amazing and Teri is so very sweet! Dr. Porter does a great job explaining what he is doing and why you need the adjustment he is doing. I left...

4. hARTS+HANDS Therapeutic Massage Center

I've been having massages for about 30 years. I moved here 3 years ago and have bounced around, trying different massage therapists in search of "the one."...

5. Brady's Shoe Repair & Custom Orthotics

i had a pair of birkenstocks repaired here years ago. i had the sole and liner replaced, Mr. brady was quick, reasonable and very courtious. great value!