Retire in Hoover, AL

Livability Score
49
** 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
82849
Median Househould Income
76469
Median Age
37.5
65 Years and Over
11305
Median Home Value
260700
Unemployed
2531
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Eugene's Hot Chicken

Finger licking good chicken tenders! I've waited almost all summer to get my hands on some of these babies from Eugene's and it was so worth the wait. I...

2. Front Porch

This is an amazing restaurant. The ambiance is nice and the staff is very knowledgeable of the menu and they are some of the nicest people ever. They not...

3. Tortugas Pizza

best pizza in town, chicago style or thin crust!! go cubs!!! chris h. hoover, al

4. Revolve Kitchen & Brew

Great service. Good food. Nice beer selection. Modest pricing. I was really surprised by how warm and welcoming the staff were. We were welcomed by at...

5. Jakes Soul Food Cafe

sooooo gooooood!!! Food portions are yuuuuge. My friend who recommended this place was spot on on how good the food is.

Golf
1. Farmlinks Golf Club

Farmlinks golf is my favorite course in Alabama. The property is beautiful and the grounds are expertly maintained. I've compared it to Disney World because...

2. Bent Brook Golf Club

Played this for the first time ever today. Super hot and humid but totally worth it. Never got a single bad lie. I am giving this five stars because of the...

3. Inverness Country Club

High quality staff and great facility. Highly recommend for a good round of golf or your next social event.

4. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail-Oxmoor Valley

Great course. I played the "ridge". Pretty difficult for a new golfer like me but loved it. Scenery is beautiful and place is well maintained.

5. Ballantrae Golf Club

Ballantrae is owned and operated by the city of Pelham, but this is not your typical municipal golf experience. This is a modern, semi-private club that is...

Active
1. Breakout Games - Birmingham

This was sooo much fun! We actually made it out! We did the kidnapping... We had 7 people in our group ranging from 14-27. This was fun for everyone it...

2. Regions Field

First time at Regions Field, the seating bowl and field are typical and there is not a bad seat in the stadium. the field is on par with many major league...

3. Railroad Park

On one of the most beautiful days of the year, it's been such a delight to release the cares of the world and enjoy the bounty of this park! Each time I...

4. Red Mountain Park

If you are a dog owner, this is the place to go on a Saturday morning with your pup! The dog park is CLEAN and everyone there does their part to pick up...

5. Moss Rock Preserve

Good hiking. Challenging to easy. Lots of overlooks and cool spots along the trails. Well maintained. Just a really nice area to spend some time and get...

Arts
1. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

What makes this museum work is how it brings everything to life. I think it's especially great for kids. You need to see how classrooms look and feel...

2. Alabama Theatre

Came here recently for two concerts (Jason Isbell and Leon Bridges). It's a great venue - not sure if there is a bad seat in the house. The acoustics/sound...

3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Outstanding - peaceful oasis at no cost! The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located in Mountain Brook just outside Birmingham. The gardens are very well...

4. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

A WORLD-CLASS motorcycle museum. If you like motorcycles, this is the place to be. Many people have never been here before, even from Birmingham, and...

5. Magic City Brewfest

Went to brewfest a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. It's a great birmingham event and look forward to every year. Love the selection of beers and...

Shopping
1. East 59 Vintage & Cafe

Check out this gem in the heart of East Lake! This is a family owned café and coffee shop that is kicking off the revitalization of the East Lake community....

2. What's On 2nd

Love this store and owners. Visited again today big sale. Organized so well lots of fun to browse and remember days gone by. I always find treasures....

3. Sojourns

Very unique and cool store... bottom line! This trade shop is comprised of art, handcrafted pottery, toys, clothes, jewelry etc from all around the world....

4. Charm

Charm is a fantastic local shop packed with jewelry that ranges from quirky and eclectic to dainty and pretty to bold and statement-making. Walking into the...

5. Costco

Love Costco so much. The yearly membership pays for itself pretty quickly -- one trip through the pharmacy section is usually enough to make back the cost....

Health
1. American Family Care

Great experience at the Grove American Family Care! My nurse Jonathon was excellent and so upbeat and friendly! He was able to help bring a smile and laugh...

2. Hoover Urgent Care

Excellent Service, clean, and fast. Everything I am looking for in an Urgent Care. Staff was friendly from the front desk to the doctor. I went around 11am...

3. Vestavia Eye Care PC

Great place and reasonable charges. Left the Schaffer juggernaut and came here two years ago and never looked back. Dr. Fisk is great and reasonable charges...

4. Village Dermatology

A number of things goes into making a good first appointment with a dermatologist. I judge all skin doctors by: 1. Friendliness of the staff 2. How long I...

5. MedCenter Hoover

I cannot recommend the MedCenter in Hoover enough! The staff is professional, efficient, and compassionate. After they referred my daughter to Children's of...