Retire in Golden, CO

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
19759
Median Househould Income
58630
Median Age
30.7
65 Years and Over
1798
Median Home Value
359900
Unemployed
629
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Abejas

When the theme of your entire evening at Abejas is "Wow!", you know it's a great place. We had outstanding from the moment we walked in. The service was...

2. Smokey J's BBQ

Smokey J's BBQ catered our wedding and wow was it fantastic!!! From day 1, Jerry worked with us to provide exactly what we wanted for the dinner. I showed...

3. Amir Grill

As a longtime fan of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food, I went way out of my way to try Amir Grill. It's absolutely fantastic. The Pita alone makes this...

4. Applewood Vietnamese Restaurant

This gem of a restaurant is tucked away in a shop petite but truly a great place The staff tries hard to make it a great dining experience The pho is...

5. Bonfire Burritos

Great local burrito spot that is always busy! Simple menu with many options to customize. For those who like heat they have a great selection of pepper...

Golf
1. Fossil Trace Golf Club

Ducked in for a corporate golf tourney employee benefit fundraiser effort and it was a fine time, here's why: * There is a chimney and mine entrance on one...

2. Bear Creek Golf Club

This truly is as good as it gets in the Denver area. An all-men's club makes it even better. They do everything right, even the entrance is great. Can't...

3. Legacy Ridge Golf Course

This review is not about the coarse, although it is great, it is about the people that work at Heritage and Legacy. My daughter and I inquired about having...

4. Hyland Hills Golf Course

did the south course which is a 9 hole. it was $10 on golfnow.com including a cart. the holes we shot which my hubby likes. the course is well...

5. The Homestead At Fox Hollow Golf Course

We love Homestead! The people are so friendly. The course is well groomed and challenging. Stayed for dinner after, the waiter was slow and the burger was...

Active
1. Liquid Descent

This was my first time going white water rafting. Since it was a family trip we took the beginner trip. This was very beginner but my seven year old had a...

2. Lookout Mountain Park

Always a great day after leaving here, views are sooooo beautiful and so peaceful! So beautiful!

3. Rocky Mountain Adventures

Had an awesome time rafting with Ben our guide! He was super fun and very knowledgeable! I would definitely go again!

4. Earth Treks Climbing Centers

My words cannot do justice to how amazing ET Golden really is. My brother and I have been climbing here nearly everyday for about 2 years. We are always...

5. Matthews Winters Park

Easy to get to, not too rigorous of a trail, and **PET FRIENDLY** Parking was available around 10 am on a Saturday so had no trouble there. Great for...

Arts
1. HighHeart Healing

I have been talking to Julie for over 2 years. She has helped me thru some very difficult times with her insights and abilities. Honestly she has helped me...

2. Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Seriously, this needs a review? I don't think so. I need more stars. Though I did read in some local rag a story from an old timer (over 30) who claims...

3. Film on the Rocks @ Redrocks Amphitheatre

Again, does Red Rocks need a review? :) I'll focus on the Film on the Rocks program. It's a blast, highly recommend going! Very popular movies will sell out...

4. Delight Voss

My reading from Delight Voss was spot on and highly comforting. She knew how to listen like an old friend, and also how to provide insight with her strong...

5. Do What Resonates

I had a very positive experience here - I would recommend to anyone wanting to figure out this thing we call life! She is also in a very convenient...

Shopping
1. Mountain Threads

This place is awesome! My boyfriend and I flew to Denver from Virginia, and due to some flight issues, we arrived in Colorado and he only had basically the...

2. Bean Fosters

Love this place. Owner is friendly and usually there. He was a starbucks manager, so he knows his stuff (both business and coffee), but is the owner, so...

3. Bentgate Mountaineering

Before visiting Bentgate for the first time, I had never even heard of the company before. After a few minutes walking around the store, it was clear that...

4. Runners High

Deb was very helpful, attentive and the nicest salesperson I've come across in wks. They have a wide selection and are very knowledgable.

5. Bumps & Bundles

I love, love this store. What a great place to get kids stuff. Such high quality stuff being sold here that last my kids. Everything is so clean, organized,...

Health
1. Table Mountain Vision Clinic

I was visiting Golden for a conference and got my backpack stolen while fly fishing on a free afternoon. My glasses were in the stolen bag and I was left...

2. Body Mind Energy Center

In my experience, there are two basic kind of bodywork: 1) impersonal massage where you pop in for a nice rubdown and 2) healing-focused massage/reiki...

3. Symmetry 360 Therapeutic Massage

Just had a deep tissue couples massage with Nathan and Julie. We both loved our massages, and we are really hard to please. Highly recommended!

4. Hill Center for Dermatology

Dr. Hill came highly recommended from several neighbors. A great indication that he's got a good thing going by the amount of time he books out....

5. Whole Body Health Center

My husband and I scheduled massages to start our summer vacation great, and it truly did, I had a very relaxing massage with Ellen, she gave me the best...

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