Retire in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Livability Score
55
** 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. SKADI

You have to make a reservation. Let me start there so you can enjoy this place. Service is fabulous. They helped us pick a terrific wine to pair with our...

2. Mammoth Rock Brasserie

Reserve ahead of time and ask for a window seat (trust me); the brasserie is to the right and up the stairs when you walk into the building; no need to...

3. Food Cache Cafe

Let me start by saying I hate beets. While I am not an otherwise picky eater, beets just taste like dirt to me and I have never had a preparation that...

4. Latin Market Taqueria

Probably better than any Taco shop in Orange County, and def competes with LA Taco shops.. Not to mention its in Mammoth!!! You stop by schats every time...

5. Delicious Kitchen

We went here for dinner tonight and had a wonderful experience. My wife got the Burnt Ends sandwich, which was to die for!, and I got the Chicken & Ribs...

Golf
1. Sierra Star Golf Course

Played at Sierra Star the last weekend they were open for 2016 . 5 stars for the golf course . 3 stars for some of the service. My biggest complaint was...

2. Snowcreek Golf Course

You couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for a golf course . Our group played at Snowcreek the last weekend of 2016 season. Cool , perfect weather...

3. Tallus Mammoth Lakes

Tallus is without a doubt the only way to stay in Mammoth. Coming to Mammoth with a large family can be chaotic. not when you stay at Tallus. they make...

Active
1. Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls is a natural wonder! The incredible size of the 100+ foot water fall is absolutely stunning and breathtaking! Even when we visited the...

2. Convict Lake

One of the most beautiful and serene places I have been. We were working in mammoth for a week, which meant we could only explore after 5pm. So we needed a...

3. Twin Lakes

"Hey, pull over for a second." My friend deftly guides the car onto the shoulder, avoiding a two foot snow embankment. I adjust the knit beanie I had just...

4. Bluesapalooza

Great venue and a no hassle event. Great music and plenty of beer. Well run and plenty of bathrooms Easy to get around with the free shuttle bus service

5. Caldera Kayaks

Stuart was such a great guide! Absolutely loved our first kayaking experience with him. Thank you for teaching and informing us on so much information about...

Arts
1. Bleu Handcrafted Foods

As good as it gets, and certainly with better cheese than there has ever been at Mammoth. This great little wine, cheese and beer shop offers a well-chosen,...

2. KRHV-FM

KRHV is the Sierra's Best Rock station! They play a great eclectic mix of rock from the 60's, 70's, 80's and now. All their music is handpicked... the...

3. Moon Shadow Gallery

Love this gallery. Opens early, not like the other stores in June Lake...Im a morning girl. Beautiful pottery that the owner has been doing for over 30...

4. Rafters Restaurant & Lounge

Long overdue. Was in this winter for a big group dinner in the back room. Big, as in 20+ people. Same night as the Rage Against The Machine cover band was...

5. Mammoth Gallery

This is a decently sized art gallery in Mammoth Village. A good selection of photographs, original paintings, prints, glass, wood, and ceramic art pieces...

Shopping
1. Black Tie Ski Rentals

First class operation from top to bottom. The customer service is over and above . They were able to accommodate the most last minute details pain free....

2. Tonik

Gave my wife and daughters very good service! They even helped my wife pick out clothing. Very nice decor and cool unique clothing! I recommend this shop if...

3. Impulsive Flowers

Wow!! Our daughter just got married in Mammoth. Kim did our flowers and garlands exactly as we dreamed! She REALLY listened to us, and REALLY heard us!!...

4. Booky Joint

Very good book store for its size! Great selections on books, games, and other things you didn't even know you wanted to buy!

5. Kittredge Sports

Based on out-of-this-world reviews, we stopped by Rick's to get set up for a day of fishing on Silver Lake. We pretty much had the exact opposite customer...

Health
1. Mammoth Mobile Massage

Jill is one of those rare surprises -- you can get while you travel. You never know if the massage will be worthy.Jill is a healthy bike riding skiing local...

2. Healing Arts Centre

Cary is amazing, she goes above and beyond in her skills and care. I went in with a migraine, neck and back ache and after acupuncture and massage I felt...

3. Michelle V Mather, CMT

What a wonderful post ride massage. So happy she called my name after the Mammoth century. Highly recommend her strong touch.

4. Ananya Integrative Bodywork

Best massage ever. I found Sarah on Google since I wanted a pre-race sports massage before my June Lake triathlon. She was awesome... She totally prepared...

5. Mammoth Dental

What a fantastic guy! Not only was it 4th of July but when I saw him I also learned it was his birthday. Dr. Schrager came out at 8pm that night after his...