Retire in Jackson, CA

Livability Score
50
** 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
4616
Median Househould Income
41745
Median Age
41.7
65 Years and Over
1010
Median Home Value
223500
Unemployed
431
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Mother Lode Market & Deli

Best place to eat on Main Street Jackson and one of the best in Jackson, for sure. Everything here is a winner, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, yum....

2. Rosebud's Cafe

Located in the Main Street of Jackson, we stopped here for lunch on the way to Yosemite. It seemed like a family owned place with friendly employees and...

3. Buffalo Chips

For locals, it should come as no surprise that Buffalo Chips is still the same good ol' spot it has always been...just transplanted from Amador to Sutter...

4. Los Hermanos Mexican Restaurant

Still our favorite for Mexican food in Amador County. Great guaraches , street tacos including fish tacos, sopes, quesadillas and the best french fries in...

5. Element

Great Little breakfast and lunch spot. Prices were not too bad, but I got the distinct feeling you were paying more for the atmosphere than the food. The...

Golf
1. Mace Meadow Golf and Country Club

This is a Gorgeous golf course set up in the foothills. It is surrounded by Trees and makes for a very nice day out on the links. It was very cheap in...

2. Trinitas

Course closed as of June 1, 2012. Played on Monday 05/28/2012...course was still in fantastic condition...unless you were in certain bunkers, which were...

3. Castle Oaks Golf Club

Sunday breakfast. Not sure if it is usual to have three big groups of 10+ but that's what we walked into at 9:00 am on a Sunday.. Our server seated us...

4. Greenhorn Creek Resort

Very cozy cottage we stayed in; a tad boring for the kids though-bring games, movies, cards if you are staying here longer than one night! They have a...

5. Forest Meadows Golf Course

This course should be a TPC. Magnificent layout, fast, slick, well-groomed greens but too many trees, very challenging if you hit it SIDEWAYS!..........I...

Active
1. O.A.R.S. American River Rafting

A humungous thank you to the awesome peeps at O.A.R.S. for making our River Rafting Family Reunion (and first time rafting for most of us) absolutely super...

2. Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

My friend and I pulled off a cavern daily double on Friday and Saturday. We visited Mercer Caverns and Moaning Cavern the first day, then California Cavern...

3. CrossFit Rugged Edge

I have been visiting Jackson for over 7 years and I was thrilled to see crossfit made its way to the area. I did some research online about other boxes in...

4. Current Adventures Kayak School & Trips

Second season with current adventures. I've read the reviews and thought about things and this is what I've come up with. If you want to try kayaking,...

5. Gold Country Lanes

Sean is amazing, the drinks were off the hook. it's a really fun place with the cosmic bowling and singing DJ. if you are in the area, stop in for a drink...

Arts
1. Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

What a great afternoon. We spent about an hour tasting great wine with Kelsey. Very nice and informative. It was our second stop on the "strip" and we left...

2. Wine Tree Farm

This winery was a chance find through Harvest Hosts. Right at the intersection of old 49 and new 49, we saw the driveway at the last minute. We were so...

3. Sutter Creek Provisions

I write few reviews. Only if something is truly bad or truly awesome. 1 star or 10. The bottle selection here is smaller but ABSOLUTELY STELLAR. If they...

4. Fine Eye Gallery

Wonderful art gallery. Always new interesting items from different artists. One of the must stop places in Sutter Creek. Very friendly and helpful staff

5. Renegade Winery

We decided to turn off the main highway onto the business route through town, just to see what we could see. It was a spontaneous road trip afterall, so why...

Shopping
1. Hein & Company Bookstore

One of my very favorite book stores of all time! I could spend at least 3 hours in here every single time. there's so much to choose from and the smell of...

2. On Purpose

Full disclosure (so please post Yelp!): I am the Reader at On Purpose; however, I am also a 20 year customer. This store has a wide variety of gift and...

3. Chaos Glassworks

Controlled chaos can be a beautiful thing. That's what I found at Chaos Glassworks, or what I like to call "David Hopman's Wonder Emporium." It's a cozy,...

4. The Celtic Knot

A MUST stop for all visitors to Jackson! So many great offerings from which to choose! Great customer service focusing on personalized attention. Ron, I...

5. Tomorrow's Heirlooms

I absolutely LOVE this gem of a shop in Sutter Creek! It is one of two shops I have to check out whenever I'm in Sutter creek.., The clothes Josie carries...

Health
1. Refresh at Sutter Creek

For my husband's birthday this year I decided to give him a gift of relaxation. I booked him a 90 minute massage at Refresh. He absolutely loved it! He...

2. Jackson Creek Dental Group

I have been a patient of Dr. Ron Ask, DDS for about 12 years after the amazing dental work he did for my daughter. He is the best dentist I have ever had,...

3. Levia Lice Treatments

What a relief!!! Omg, one thing you don't want is the news that you have head lice. We all have busy lives, but when this little critter gets a foot hold,...

4. The Racy Blond, All For Fun, Fun For All

I wish that there were many more stars available to give Alyshia! 5 is nowhere near enough! She is absolutely magical! I hadn't run more than three steps...

5. Swann Neal DDS

Dr. Swan has done the only two extractions I've had, other than my Wisdom teeth. And both of these teeth had three roots. No pain, it was over in minutes,...