Retire in Solvang, 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.
Total Population
5345
Median Househould Income
66511
Median Age
49.7
65 Years and Over
1440
Median Home Value
625000
Unemployed
323
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Aly's Restaurant

If all you are looking for is a great meal, brought to you by a warm, friendly, attentive server, prepared by a welcoming and personable chef, and in...

2. Actor's Corner Cafe

My wife and I came here for an Anniversary dinner, it was amazing. It is a small boutique restaurant, the ambiance was cute and had a European feel to it....

3. The Restaurant at the Ballard Inn

You want high end gourmet, then come spend the money, it's worth it 100%. Not just the cuisine but the experience. Top notch, attentive service and the chef...

4. Industrial Eats

This past weekend, I went to Santa Barbara for some wine tasting for a friend's birthday, and on our way to Los Olivos, my friend insisted we stop here for...

5. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace

Great little healthy supermarket that reminds a little of mothers market but with much more selection of stuff. Everyone here was friendly & locals seemed...

Golf
1. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Beautiful Place To Stay For A Getaway. Enjoyed Horseback Riding, Walks, & Wonderful Dinners. So Much To Do Here!

2. River Course At the Alisal

Beautiful golf course! Not to mention the most affordable practice facilities (range) around Friendly staff. We had the chicken Caesar salad and the tri...

3. Zaca Creek Golf Course

When you see a list of the worlds greatest golf courses of course you will always see Augusta or Pebble Beach. Saint Andrews will certainly be on the list...

Active
1. Sunny Fields Park

Whyyyyyy don't they have more parks like this?!? So my parents, husband, toddler, and I were in Solvang for the weekend. After a yummy brunch at Paula's,...

2. 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...

3. Solvang Segway Tours

Had a blast ! Bob is the best , very informative and made sure we where comfortable with riding before taking on the tour !

4. Sky's The Limit Ballooning

Our first time here, it's so beautiful. My Hubbi and I had so much fun. Thank u for making it special. We will return soon. Had a blast.

5. Bella Cavalli Farms & Vineyard

Jeff and his wife have created A+ wine and a visit to their ranch is a sure fire way to a good weekend. The setting is gorgeous and the bonus is the...

Arts
1. Gypsy Studios

This review only applies if you love wine. Will you become Monet or find your next calling with a class with Gypsy Studios? Short or long answer is no to...

2. Sante Wine Bar & Lounge

The reviews don't lie... this wine bar was wonderful! We stopped in for a glass of wine and were served by the owner himself. He had a big smile on his...

3. Casa Cassara Winery and Vineyard

Really enjoyed the selection. Left with a Rose' and the Dago. Cassandra was lovely and it was a pleasant experience

4. Pace Wines

Nice little tasting room in the village, dropped by for a quick tasting before heading back. They wave the $15 tasting fee if you get a bottle of wine. I...

5. Lucky Dogg Winery

The service was superior, the wine was really good, and our dog enjoyed hanging out inside the cozy tasting room. Brent came in later and engaged in great...

Shopping
1. ZFolio Gallery Solvang

Nestled in Solvang, this gallery is a "gem" in this town. The other gem is Solvang Antiques. While this store does sell online (and I urge you to check...

2. Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Well worth a visit. Learned a lot about the history of the area and the Danish settlers who founded Solvang. This is a former home that is set up in a way...

3. The Book Loft

If you ever find yourself in Solvang, you must stop by the Book Loft. This place is magical. It's everything you would want from an independent bookshop...

4. The Mystic Merchant

Amazing energy. Loved the store, browsing and of course the crystals. Such a great selection. A little smaller sized stones but good for carrying in...

5. Pebble People

I first came to this store o a Sunday evening and it was already closed. It looked so intriguing I made sure to revisit it the next morning as I was already...

Health
1. Therapeutic Massage by Meggan

SOOO glad I followed my gut instincts and reached out to Meggan via text :) Meggan responded quickly and thankfully got my husband & I in the following day....

2. Solvang Chiropractic Center

Dr. Noah and Jenny are awesome!! I have a lower back disc injury that was causing chronic pain and keeping me from doing the activities I love. Another...

3. I Am Viviana

I totally love your energy! You are amazing and I love how genuine you are. I trust people that curse more than those who watch their mouth haha tell it how...

4. A. Art Kaslow, DDS

There is a reason that Dr. Kaslow and his team receive 5 stars, they deserve it and much more! I am not from this area and while visiting my daughter in...

5. Johnson Family Dental-Solvang

When I moved to the Santa Ynez Valley my previous dentist, Dr Glenn Simmons recommended Johnson Dental. I finally made myself an appointment and chose to...