Retire in Payson, AZ

Livability Score
43
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Old County Inn

In Rim country for photo shooting, as soon as I got cell signal back, searched on Yelp for late lunch. I saw craft beer and pizza here and sounded good. It...

2. Mike's Fish & Chips

This place could easily be missed but if you do happen to be in the area and are looking for fresh seafood, friendly service, and a laid back experience,...

3. Susie's Q Barbecue

We have been driving by this place for a YEAR trying to get here before they sold out. It was a good sign - this place is fantastic! We had brisket, pulled...

4. Miss Fitz 260 Cafe

My friends and I Came here after hiking the Tonto Natural Bridge after reading some reviews on Yelp. We were greeted and told to sit wherever we wanted. We...

5. Crosswinds Restaurant

This place has ruined every future breakfast I'll eat, but I am somehow grateful. I want to take back every other good review of breakfast places I've eaten...

Golf
1. Boulders Golf Club

We stayed in a villa for 4 days. The husbands golfed and the wives laid by the pool, used the spa, and the gym. It was an amazing getaway. The customer...

2. Sedona Golf Resort

Dreamy, breathtaking, irresistible. All reasons why we could not pass up getting married at the sedona golf resort. From the ceremony lawn site, to the...

3. 16th Hole at The Phoenix Open

Never thought I would review a golf tournament or a golf hole, for that matter. Oh, where to begin? I know.... I attended the Phoenix Open a couple of...

4. Troon North Golf Club

This review is for the golf course only. Played 18 here on the monument course. Course is beautiful. It cuts through the desert and rocks. There are a lot...

5. PING Golf

Awesome facility. Both the factory tour and the club fitting were memorable events and well worth the investment of time.

Active
1. Saguaro Lake Ranch Stable

Ride was so much fun. We were staying at the ranch for four days for our wedding. We did two group rides on two separate days. The stable even stayed open...

2. Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Love coming here when it isn't too crowded which is very rare it seems from the 3 times I've been here already this summer. Just some fyi - there are a...

3. Water Wheel Campground

Awesome hike! Bring shoes that you don't mind getting wet, because you will! Those rocks were very slippery, but the hike is short and sweet and very...

4. Rim Country Recreation

The lake was great - very calm and easy to get around. Michelle was very friendly, responsive, and helpful. She enthusiastically explained all the options...

5. 87 Cyclery Bike Shop

Jeremy was super nice and helpful. Good selection, does some consignment as well as new and some good quality parts and accessories.

Arts
1. Sidewinders Tavern and Grill

Loved it! Great food best service. I would post a picture of the food but we ate it ALL!

2. Sawmill Theatres

My wife and I came to Sawmill Theatres because, at the time, they were showing a movie our local theatre wasn't. Immediately I was impressed. The building...

3. The Beverage Place

Excellent selection of anything you want to drink. Went to Walmart and found a very small selection of liquor and was disappointed. Decided to try this...

4. Northern Gila County Historical Society

At the address listed you will first see the Zane Grey cabin replica (the original burned down over 20 years ago and was located about 20 miles from the...

5. Claudia Granger, Psychic Medium and The School of Wholeness

I can't get over how accurate Claudia's reading was. She connected to our daughter who just passed 20 days ago and told us information that only we could...

Shopping
1. Country Charm

Super yummy! The ladies who work here are very nice. You can sample any fudge you'd like to and they are all good. Totally worth every extra calorie.

2. Tymeless Antiques and Treasures

Great shop with loads of treasures! I could retire if places like this didn't keep me needing to earn so much new money. . The staff is fantastic and...

3. Walmart Supercenter

For Walmart, this one is pretty nice. Lots of old people! But in a retirement town, this can be expected. Pretty clean. Great rest stop if you are coming...

4. Payson Candle Factory

We walked in after buying some fudge next door and was greeted by a fierce and ferocious dog! Okay, it was actually an adorable and hairy Yorkshire Terrier...

5. Overman Designs

Top notch service and stunning jewelry. I highly recommend going here above any other location in Arizona.

Health
1. Back To Basics

Fabulous selection for a small store. Fantastic prices and wonderful service. When we pulled up, there were some delicious treats being sold pitied from...

2. Payson Orthodontics

These guys are awesome! The whole staff is knowledgeable, caring and warm. Dr McDowell is so down to earth and fun. They genuinely care about their...

3. Banner Payson Medical Center

They treated me so good. Like a queen. Compassionate. Professional friendly. Even Maxwell and Brad in radiology treated me so good and with such care! Love...

4. Alpine Family Dentistry

Awesome office to work for, I really can say this is the dentist for you! Come visit our office and make your appointment today!!

5. Uncle Herb's Health Center

Great staff and fair prices. Will probably drive up for my next order. Edibles are great.