Retire in Nipomo, CA

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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Papa Jay's Southern Quezine

So, with some out-of-town guests spending the weekend with us, dining out is best with friends, and our second trip to Papa Jay's was initiated. Our...

2. El Tapatio

Husband and I were driving through Guadalupe on a road trip up the coast and stumbles upon this place since it seemed to be the only place opened for lunch....

3. California Grill Nipomo

Really good we love burgers so we went straight to that side of the menu I had The Teri Burger hubby got The Cali Burger we also ordered fries and onion...

4. Ember

We loved, loved, loved this place. Every employee was so helpful. We knew our waitress, Jill, was going to be great from the minute she walked up to us....

5. Woody's Butcher Block

Sandwich , some jerky and 3lbs of Tri tip to BBQ at home , with a little red oak wood too! LOGAN , besides his age was very knowledgeable and skilled....

Golf
1. Monarch Dunes Golf Course

This is a wonderful golf course unlike any other that I have seen or played. The first 18-hole championship "Old Course" is well known but it is the...

2. Cypress Ridge Golf Course

Played again here this week. Excellent shape. They did bring back some of pro shop which we did take advantage of. The staff here is spectacular.

3. Central Coast Golf Academy

I've been a member at Central Coast Golf Academy for 3 years and would say that the facilities are top notch. The three putting greens and bunkers are...

4. Pismo State Beach Golf Course

4 stars with a giant * No, it's not a four star golf course in the sense that it's a star removed from Pebble Beach. We're talking a modest 9 hole, Par 3...

5. Santa Maria Pines Campground

My husband and I have stayed here a couple of times and can honestly say this is one of the fiendlier parks we have stayed in the area. The management here...

Active
1. Avila Beach Paddlesports

Good prices and nice folks! It got really windy when we were heading back from the lighthouse and I had to get "towed" by a kayak because my SUP skills...

2. Central Coast Kayaks

I'm all about being nature-y nowadays. And by that, I mean selective nature events that look good on Instagram ;) so naturally, kayaking is my new thing....

3. Vino Vaqueros

Where to start... :) Our group had a great ride. Jaye was so kind on the phone. She was super pleasant and answered all my questions. Casey our guide was...

4. Central Coast Sailing Charters and Avila Beach Whale Watching

Central Coast Sailing a Class Act! Yesterday, was a day of mixed emotions as my kids and I took my mothers ashes out to sea. Captain Mark provided superb...

5. Margarita Adventures

I just went zip lining here over the weekend and it was a fantastic experience! Gary our tour guide was extremely patient and caring with me especially...

Arts
1. Fair Oaks Theatre

I give this a 5-star rating only because it's the last of the small theaters that don't charge an arm and a leg for popcorn or a drink and besides, it's...

2. The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville

I've been going to shows here since grade school, over 30 years later, STILL going! It's a great date night location, great family night, even for work...

3. Wine & Design

It was fantastic and had a wonderful time on date nite.cant wait to come back. The staff were great and the wine was awesome.

4. Tastes of the Valleys

I stopped in while waiting for my dog at the vets. What a great place! The people were so nice & knowledgeable. Made some great recommendations for me for...

5. PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

You can search my blog, Victorian Chick (on FB and the blog itself listed under my profile) for more information, but I want to recommend this theater (in...

Shopping
1. Cal State Vape

I love Cal State Vape they have helped me get educated on all things vape. They always have the best juices and helped me quit a very long cigarette...

2. The Luffa Farm

What a great and offbeat experience! The luffa farm is located at a private home, and they sure do make you feel welcome. You are greeted by a charismatic...

3. Grateful Threads Fashion Exchange

What an AWESOME store SO reasonably priced I love funky vintage cool one of a kind pieces!!! DEFINITELT worth a stop!!!!

4. Bella Florist & Gifts

Wow, these folks are the nicest people I think I've ever dealt with! I called to order some flowers for my grandmother's birthday and they were absolutely...

5. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

This is one of my GO TO places. But be careful. Once you find an amazing deal, it might not last. That's how it works. Now, of course, they have lots of...

Health
1. Santa Maria Pediatric Dental Group

We love Dr. Tam!! If you're looking for a fun, 100% kid friendly dentist, look no further!! The best there is!!!

2. Intuitive Touch Massage

Wendy and Dale both great. Wendy has done more of my massages. Would recommend either of them.

3. Pierce Chiropractic

After terrible lower back pain for most of my life (I have scoliosis), I felt relief after just one visit. Also, the "at-home" stretch regime to help...

4. Quinn Chiropractic Center

Dr. John is an excellent chiropractor and I highly recommend him to anyone suffering from anything that could be helped with chiropractic medicine. I have...

5. Scott Kim DDS Inc.

Just finished my first visit. Super friendly staff and Dr. Kim is very knowledgable and is clear with pricing and insurance coverage. Would recommend to all...

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