Retire in Vista, 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
96181
Median Househould Income
47782
Median Age
33.7
65 Years and Over
9562
Median Home Value
346200
Unemployed
3333
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Niko's Express Italian Deli

I visit Oceanside every year to visit family. I stumbled upon the reviews for Niko's while looking for a good sandwich. I knew a little of what to expect,...

2. Pizzamaniac

This place was a last minute decision for my fiance and myself and we ordered about an hour before close. On the phone they were busy but very nice and...

3. North County International Market

LOVE! Gyro plate, $6.99. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Monster portion. Husband had koobideh and chicken kabob, $13.99. Very good as well, but gyro is...

4. Tolin's Taco Shop

This is our favorite taco spot in vista. The carne asada has just the right crunch from the flat top and I rarely get a fatty piece. The adobada, lengua,...

5. Connie's

What a great little hidden gem!! I'm so glad we stumbled upon Connies place. This is a sweet small restaurant with lots of personality. The staff and...

Golf
1. Aviara Golf Club

Played Aviara today after several time coming here for the Kia classic. This is an amazing facility from the beginning (club pick up from your car, coffee...

2. Reidy Creek Golf Course

What an awesome par three course !!! This is not your typical executive course the greens have many slopes and the upkeep of the course is top notch. I am...

3. Vista Valley Country Club

This review is LONG overdue! But my husband and I got married at Vista Valley last September. We were living out of the country during our planning...

4. ADS Golf

This was an amazing experience. I had been through 2 fittings prior to ADS Golf, but now I realized what a real fitting is. Gene Bonk is a golf fitting...

5. Marine Memorial Golf Course

Totally awesome course, with a staff that makes everything even more perfect. With customer service being such a "commodity " in our world, it is rare to...

Active
1. The Wall Climbing Gym

I had a great time at the wall climbing gym. This place was definitely a challenge. It will make you realize how out of shape you really are, but has a...

2. Yoga Vista

You can't beat a locally owned yoga spot in the heart of Vista. This is not a chain, you will experience personalized instruction that you don't receive at...

3. Yoga Janda

We just took Liza's Childbirth Refresher class and it was just as great as her Bradley course we took in 2014. I have also attended and enjoy her prenatal...

4. San Diego Surfing Academy

Coach Pat is an amazingly talented surfer and instructor that I've trusted to work with my son! He is exceptional with kids and their nervous parents!

5. Yoga Munkey

I love Yoga Munkey. I take joy in the experience of a yoga practice that is ideally attuned to my level of comfort. I have also enjoyed the benefits of a...

Arts
1. Temecula Black Car

We booked a private lunch tour for our anniversary and had such a wonderful time! Sergio was our driver, and kept us on track and entertained all day! The...

2. Invasion Laser Tag

This was the best Lazer tag experience we've have ever had. We showed up at about 9pm on a Friday night. They had what was called "Midnight Madness"...

3. ArtBeat On Main Street

ArtBeat is a hidden gem in downtown Vista. Artbeat has an eclectic art collection. Some of it makes no sense and other pieces of work are nice conversation...

4. Mattucci Winery

What a fun, cool place. The owners and staff are great people that are super accommodating of their clientele. My wife and I were visiting Carlsbad for the...

5. Heal With Sarah Renee

I have done readings in the past and wanted to try someone new to mix it up. I had a reading by Sarah a few weeks ago. Met her on the beach and have to say...

Shopping
1. Empowered Firearms & Training

Great shop here in Vista. Friendly bunch of people. Convenient location in the heart of historic downtown Vista. The owner is very knowledgable as is the...

2. Custom Embroidery

I so glad I found this place, I had to get a Christmas stocking embroiled with a name as a gift for a co-worker but most of the local embroidery shop where...

3. Bear Roots Brewing

So really, this hidden gem is probably the best microbrewery in San Diego, IMO. Not only are the staff down to earth and fun, but the beers are off the...

4. ArtBeat On Main Street

ArtBeat is a hidden gem in downtown Vista. Artbeat has an eclectic art collection. Some of it makes no sense and other pieces of work are nice conversation...

5. Standards: A Record Store

This is by far the best record shop in San Diego for metal/punk/hardcore. After going to so many record stores in San Diego, I finally found the perfect...

Health
1. Oceanside Dental Arts - Dr. Stuart Chang

This is the best dental place ever!!!! It was recommended to me by a teacher I work with Ms.Rosa Torres! I love the feel of the place walking - very warm...

2. North Coast Oral Surgery

Dr Turley and the squad took care of my wisdom teeth. I had an amazing experience. Definitely recommend these guys. They were able to see me sooner, I was...

3. As You Wish Wellness & Aesthetics

Rachel is not only extraordinarily skilled at Laser, but she is a lovely person to meet and talk to with a great deal of expertise in the area of...

4. ProRehab Integrated Healthcare Specialists

I can't say enough good things about them. From the wonderful ladies at the front desk to the doctors themselves, everyone here was incredible and made...

5. Tri City MicroEndodontics

After a gum infection, and a c-scan of the tooth (#14) adjacent to the infection, I was sent by my regular dentist to a periodontist for an evaluation. I...

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