Retire in Durango, CO

Livability Score
54
** 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
17268
Median Househould Income
53621
Median Age
31.9
65 Years and Over
1655
Median Home Value
357600
Unemployed
538
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Michel's Corner

Wow, what a fabulous little find!! I lived in Paris for 7 years so I think I can safely say I know a good crêpe when I see one! Everything was absolutely...

2. RGP's Flame Grilled Wraps

This was a great place to grab a quick bite. It had several regulars coming in. I had the superman it was very delicious and crunchy.. my husband had the...

3. Raider Ridge Cafe

Found this place passing though Durango on Labor Day when seemingly every place in town was closed or had a long wait time. I really liked this place. The...

4. Fifth Street Eatery

Great cafe near the main area. The lemonade is delicious and refreshing. The fried chicken is definitely southern Fried and this southern approves. Crispy...

5. Cj's Diner

We found this place on Yelp when we were on vacation a couple years ago and were excited to come back to see if it was as awesome as before. Yes, they have...

Golf
1. Pagosa Springs Golf Club

Very fun and relatively easy course to play. There are 27 holes on three nine hole courses pinion, ponderosa and meadows. Pinion and Ponderosa are normal 18...

2. Hillcrest Golf Club

Quick look rating: 4/5 Quality, 5/5 Service, 5/5 Experience Fun little golf course. The course upkeep was rated a "B+" in my opinion. The time that I...

3. Civitan Golf Course

civitan is a jewel!

4. Riverview Golf Course

Riverview Golf Course in Kirtland, NM, is a great course. It has a natural beauty in concert with the surrounding land & killer views of Shiprock Peak. The...

Active
1. Elise Fabricant - Half Moon Studios

Elise's hands are truly magical. She gave me the best massage I have ever received. Unfortunately for us Denver folks, she is moving to Durango. Now I...

2. Mountain Waters Rafting

Do the kayaks instead of rafts--kayakers get a helmet and the rafters don't need one. So, who do you think has more adventure? The 4 hour kayak is...

3. Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours

I was in cortez for a few days with my family and we decided on very short notice that we'd like to go rafting. Mild to Wild was able to fit us in on only...

4. Southwest Raft and Jeep

My cousins and I had an absolute blast white water rafting with Southwest Raft and Jeep, not only because of the river rapids, but also because of the...

5. Yogadurango

I was visiting Durango for a few days and found Yogadurango highly recommended by other Yelpers. Lots of class time offerings and a convenient location...

Arts
1. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

For the most part, you'll know by most of my reviews that I really dote upon my Beloved Wife. There's not much that I haven't done. At this point in my...

2. White Dragon Good Feelings Tea Room and Gallery

I LOOOOVE THIS PLACE! Tea tasting, good vibes, activated teas and herbal elixers, yummy all around. Walter has great energy and was the perfect tea man for...

3. Four Leaves Winery

Lovely 2 hours spent sampling wine, sharing stories and petting the bar dog Max! Dean, the owner, and Jenny were wonderful and offered unique fruit...

4. Derailed Pour House

Great food and excellent service. Kwin was very helpful and efficient. We had a table by the open windows so it was a very pleasant place to sit and watch...

5. Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers Inc

The bar-d is a wonderful family tradition. My family and I have been going for years, and have never been disappointed. The food is good! It's a cowboy...

Shopping
1. Maria's Bookshop

Loved this shop. Relaxed & friendly. Gift wrap available for presents. Have great recommendations for town eats & drinks!

2. White Dragon Good Feelings Tea Room and Gallery

I LOOOOVE THIS PLACE! Tea tasting, good vibes, activated teas and herbal elixers, yummy all around. Walter has great energy and was the perfect tea man for...

3. Urban Market

Absolutely LOVE this store. I'm from California, and I was looking for a nice cheeseboard to give as a gift for a friend I was visiting in Bayfield. They...

4. Second Avenue Sports

My brother and I were in town from CA & WA for a three day enduro ride throughout the area with some friends and decided to come in a day early to hit some...

5. Ski Barn

Good guys here, always some decent deals on skis and boots there

Health
1. Massage Intervention

I found Shera on Yelp and booked a session based upon all the 5 star reviews. And they were right. In a word, Shera is phenomenal. It was my first time...

2. Durango Organics

One of the nicer and likely, more 'local' (less touristy), dispensaries I visited while in Durango. We had a really friendly budtender named Hunter and he...

3. Animas Herbal Wellness Center

Best prices we've seen in CO! A little difficult to find. In shopping center across from Rite Aide in the back on lower level near river and an auto repair...

4. Amaya Natural Therapeutics

I had an amazing massage. I was very stressed and hadn't had a massage in months. Don't let the decor fool you. This may not be a fancy spa, but the massage...

5. Flowersong Herbals and Massage

Dawn is amazing. Always takes care of what's troubling me as well as everything else. Feel so much better when I walk out of there. I would recommend her...

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