Retire in Santa Catalina Island, 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.
Total Population
331266
Median Househould Income
52519
Median Age
29.7
65 Years and Over
24007
Median Home Value
343000
Unemployed
16315
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Catalina Island Brew House

Yup, worth the 5 stars, especially here on the island. Sweet, helpful staff. Amazing complimentary pretzel rolls. Started with the happy hour flight and...

2. Santa Catalina Island Company

Bear is the BEST! We took the Cape Canyon Expedition Tour with Bear! It was amazing! Spectacular views, stomach-dropping trail down the Sheep Chute trail,...

3. Seaport Bistro

Island Caterers and Seaport Bistro have great venues and delicious catering available. The courtyard was transformed into a quaint party space and the food...

4. Ben's Bakery

Wow...yowza...yummmmm!!! This place. Delicious! I had the ham and cheese croissant. Unbelievable! Flaky. Unique. Insane. Then I tried the peanut butter...

5. Maggie's Blue Rose

I'm giving it a 5*** because of how consistent it is. I've been here twice and both times my drinks were on point and so was the service. Love the Salsa &...

Golf
1. Ocean Trails by Trump National Golf Course

Can't say I'm a fan of Trump, but this is a freaking gorgeous ocean trail in Rancho Palos Verdes. Who knew there was such a gem in Los Angeles? The beach...

2. Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course

This is my local course. Only been playing a few weeks but I'm hooked( and I don't mean my shot lol) there are a lot of local guys that play and most if not...

3. Marbella Country Club

Played the course in Aug '15 (reciprocated from my club). This is a tough course. The course meanders through some residential area, but has few holes out...

4. SeaCliff Country Club

The staff here is great the place is beautiful and the food provided by Simon's Caterering at Aaron's bar mitzva was delicious! Great overall experience,...

5. Catalina Country Club

Top Quality food at a lovely high end dining venue. I found out that if you order early you can set up a 5 or 7 course meal for a large group of people......

Active
1. Wet Spot Rentals

Quick, friendly, no frills service. Prices seem to be comparable with other shops in the area, maybe even cheaper. We got 2 pair of fins (close heeled only)...

2. Ocean Trails by Trump National Golf Course

Can't say I'm a fan of Trump, but this is a freaking gorgeous ocean trail in Rancho Palos Verdes. Who knew there was such a gem in Los Angeles? The beach...

3. Golf Gardens

I absolutely love coming to the island specifically for this "golf course." Not only do you learn history about the island, but you get to play some good ol...

4. Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

Had a great experience on my birthday :) My husband and I made reservations for the Frog Rock tour. It was our first time but definitely not our last thanks...

5. Point Fermin Park

Beautiful but deadly. The view at this park is amazing. What a wonderful creation the ocean is, thankyou God. A very beautiful sunset. A month ago on...

Arts
1. Susan Grau- In The Light Services

I've seen Susan as a Life Coach several times, and plan to keep going. My life is changing for the better because Susan keeps me on track. I'm more...

2. The Ocdamia Strings

My wife and I hired Margie and the Ocdamia Strings for our October 1, 2016 wedding at Castle Green. I initially never planned on it but youtubed a song...

3. Lou Serrano Mind Blowing Magic

Had him at our company event. Absolutely top notch. Unbelievable close up card magic. I have no clue how he did what he did. Flawless. Great addition...

4. magicIAN

He is the best ever He entertained my daughter's birthday and it was worth it a lot Very high recommended

5. So Cal Corgi Beach Day

What could be better than a paw-ty filled with over 1,000 Corgis in adorable halloween costumes? Corgi beach day was a five star experience that offered...

Shopping
1. Bloom Floral Design Studio

I had the pleasure of working with Tracy at Bloom Floral as she did many of my flowers for my wedding October 1, 2016 At The Overlook Hall and reception at...

2. Island Toy Store Plus More

Very nice man owns the store, he was very kind and helpful. We wanted some cards and some dice for Yahtzee. (We played back jack on the ferry coming home)....

3. Avalon Bay Company

Love this store! It has really beautiful items and everyone is so nice and friendly. I bought a beautiful Brighton wallet and navy purse which I use...

4. California Closets

This project went soooo well! Designer Bonnie was an absolute genius in working with us to come up with a built in credenza that complemented our custom...

5. Ruth Mayer Gallery

Amazing artist Ruth Mayer!!!!!! Love her great art!!!!!!!

Health
1. Susan Grau- In The Light Services

I've seen Susan as a Life Coach several times, and plan to keep going. My life is changing for the better because Susan keeps me on track. I'm more...

2. Green Door West Delivery

These guys are awesome! Super helpful with regards to any questions you may have. Very professional. Check their site you... there bud is great!

3. Your Natural Birth

I can't say enough wonderful things about Lia. She is knowledgeable, supportive and understanding. Her classes did more than educate and prepare us for the...

4. We Heal University

My experience with We Heal University has been so wonderful. I have gained lifelong mentors, tools for self-healing, and resources for working with others....

5. Healing Minds

I had given up on traditional therapy, but needed a way to manage issues that were holding me down mentally. I was very pleased that Jacqui first wanted to...

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