Retire in Eureka, CA

Livability Score
57
** 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
27039
Median Househould Income
38007
Median Age
35.8
65 Years and Over
3644
Median Home Value
240900
Unemployed
1609
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Smug's Pizza

Staying in town for family wedding- came here based on terrific yelp reviews-- view of water/boats just outside their doors... Pizza sold by slice - looks...

2. La Patria Mariscos & Grill Restaurant

FINALLY, after 8 years of mediocre Midwest Mexican food, I found a real Mexican restaurant and I had to return to California to find it! La Patria is...

3. Wolf Dawg

We couldn't decide on what we wanted so we shared the mac dawg and the moe. We ordered them with veggie hot dogs because I don't eat meat, and my cousin got...

4. A Taste of Bim

I had never had Caribbean food before I came here! I was so happy I tried it! The food was so amazing! It was a small little restaurant, nothing fancy, but...

5. Hole In the Wall

I'm going to call this the best sandwich shop in NorCal. Hidden gem. They make their own bread. Get a sandwich exactly how you want it with made to order...

Golf
1. Beau Pre

Great local community golf course located just off the 101 in northern Humboldt county California. Take the airport road exit and follow the signs back...

2. Eureka Golf Course

Interesting layout with elevation changes and fairway hazards. Greens were smooth and true with many subtle breaks. Scorecard length can be deceptive given...

Active
1. HumBoats Kayak Adventures

We stopped here on our trip with the Boy Scouts from NJ. Our itinerary had us in the area only overnight, so one of the dad's organized a sunset kayak for...

2. Madaket

A very relaxing and informative way to learn more about Humboldt Bay history! While the ladies had their pre-wedding brunch at the Carter House, we fellas...

3. Sequoia Park Zoo

I've been meaning to write this review for months. We were in the area on a road trip, and stopped there on Valentine's Day. I love zoos, and was thrilled...

4. Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

A very small, intimate race that prides itself on being green and eschewing corporate sponsors, it was extremely well-organized. The expo was painless and...

5. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

A great place to rent sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes or simply a life jacket, wetsuits or whatever. Their boat area looks like the largest toy...

Arts
1. The Wine Spot

Great wines, great selections, and great company! Nicole knows her stuff. Stop on by!

2. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center

I've gone a few times already since moving up north and each experience is completely different from before. So many birds to see, when the tide is out and...

3. The Speakeasy

Friday night visit here was great! Laurel was our bartender and made some yummy cocktails for us... We both agreed that Gingersnap Dragon was our favorite....

4. Many Hands Gallery

First discovered this little gem during a roadtrip up the CA coast. Beautiful pieces, unique artwork, and just a fantastic little experience. Bobby was...

5. Arcata Theater Lounge

Last night I went to the Arcata Theater Lounge to watch a film. My only previous experience was a terrible music venue there, but I figured you can't go...

Shopping
1. The Little Shop of Hers

One of the cutest little shops I stopped in while in the area! Didn't purchase anything, but loved looking around and the staff was so friendly and sweet!...

2. Eureka Books

Just received a book I ordered through Alibris that was shipped from Eureka Books. The book was so beautifully packaged. I could tell that a lot of care...

3. Old Town Jewelers

A great custom jeweler and jewelry shop. I recently had a chance to work with Kirk Davis at Old Town Jewelry, and as the name implies this small shop is...

4. The Wine Spot

Great wines, great selections, and great company! Nicole knows her stuff. Stop on by!

5. Booklegger

This is a terrific bookstore in Old Town Eureka! They have a nice variety of thoughtfully curated rare and out of print books and are more than fair on...

Health
1. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic

Exceptional care. Brian Bellinger is a good listener. The focus is on healing and wellness. Supportive environment. Nice digs. Every massage therapist I've...

2. Stephen C Angeloff, DDS

I have never had a better experience. Not only is Dr Angeloff that most professional and gentle doctor, but his staff is exceptional. All the way from Katie...

3. King Chiropractic

I had been going to Dr. King for years, on occasion, when I needed an adjustment. After going through a divorce back in 2008 and losing my medical...

4. The Humboldt County Collective

Have been there a few times, and always leave more than happy with my purchases. The people there are super friendly and very knowledgeable. I have...

5. David R Kime, DDS

Fast, efficient and incredibly honest about the type of care that I need. Great staff and easy to get into ... Be on time!

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