Retire in Manitou Springs, CO

Livability Score
53
** 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
5175
Median Househould Income
51628
Median Age
44.7
65 Years and Over
660
Median Home Value
288500
Unemployed
174
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Yellow Mountain Tea House

So patient and knowledgable. Tanya took so much time and care to explain all the different teas. She spent so much time with us and helped pick the right...

2. Nara Sushi & Grill

Okay, first off... how likely are you to find really good sushi in a landlocked state? Chances are, very slim... or you sort of adapted to the sub-par...

3. 25C Deli

Yumm!! The menu was great and the sandwiches were even better! Great friendly service & a happy tummy. We will be back!

4. Red Dog Coffee

Great coffee and baked goods. The staff is friendly and there is seating outside. Not much else to say because they did everything wonderfully. The staff...

5. The Sahara Cafe

This place is really good. Good came out fast. Great vegetarian options. Falafel was freshly made. Grape leaves were delicious and minty. Super...

Golf
1. Colorado Ski & Golf - Colorado Springs

Staff here is amazing. Kind, service oriented and helpful. Their computer system, however is archaic. Like something out of the 1980's. If I was still...

2. Kissing Camels Club

This place is crazy beautiful. Do you think GOG is awesome? If you're lucky enough to get into this club, the view from here is crazy awesome. One of my...

3. Shining Mountain Golf Club

Possibly the best course I've ever played. In *perfect* shape, challenging, tricky, and beautiful. Playing the course for the first time, there's many...

4. Patty Jewett Golf Course

Great staff, course is in amazing condition for a public course! Keep up The good work Guys

5. Sportz Skillz Golf & Tennis Center

Alex, the golf pro, was very quick to size up the improvements I need to make to my swing, and did so in a patient and kind way. All the staff is friendly...

Active
1. Front Range Climbing Co

Daniel was an exceptional guide! My 11 year old son, my brother-n-law and I all decided last minute to climb when we were at the Garden of the Gods visitor...

2. 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...

3. Bear Creek Dog Park

Beautiful areas in this park! And it's huge. 1. When you first get there, to the right is the normal entrance but there's a separate small dog entrance to...

4. Royal Gorge Rafting

Without a doubt, the highlight of our action packed three day Colorado trip. If you're looking to see gorgeous scenery, experience knowledgeable guides and...

5. Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours

This was such a phenomenal experience! Did this in a small group (3) and as I only had one day to do something in Colorado Springs I had to be choosy. I'm...

Arts
1. Penny Arcade

Old and new games! I was visiting and had an afternoon to spend in the Colorado Springs area. Manitou was hardly 15 minutes area and the whole area was so...

2. House of Color

I can not even begin to say enough praises about this salon and Alexz. I had an AWFUL experience at my normal salon and was desperate to find someone I felt...

3. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has been a favorite for years. Not only do they have a great collection of permanent and rotating displays, but the...

4. Painting with a Twist

A great deal for $35. The instructors and staff are all very friendly and encouraging. The canvas, paint, brushes, easel, instruction and time are all...

5. Arcade Amusements

One of the best places we stopped on our trip. All the games from when we grew up and all 25 cents or less! Great for kids too!

Shopping
1. Barracuda Bazaar

Fun, hip, kitschy shop full of fun finds! I am able to find a gift for anyone in this store, and it is my favorite place to score fair trade goods and cute...

2. Rocky Mountain Soap Market

This store has changed my mind on natural soaps and lotions! The women that work their are very friendly and helpful. I had always had a problem with...

3. Eve's Revolution

Eve's Revolution has great styles, and I love how they serve the Colorado Springs community with their outdoor summer market! My business, Pure Barre,...

4. Manitou Springs

Wow it's gorgeous. It almost reminds me of the old small town shops in Idaho Springs! Lots of little boutiques, restaurants, small businesses of course. I...

5. The Leechpit

Very cool vintage store with a nice collection of "easy to find" and "how did they find this?" records. The sign is what attracted me because they were...

Health
1. Elements Massage

Regardless of the therapist, I always get a fabulous massage. I do heavy exercise and suffer from migraines. They are always able to pinpoint the areas in...

2. The Joint Chiropractic

Dr. Hawk is one of my new best friends in this towni love the convenience of The Joint and I paid the membership fee because it really is worth it if you're...

3. Elements Massage

This is my first experience with ELEMENTS MASSAGE! I walked into this classy establishment and luckily I was able fill a 1hr cancellation slot. The ladies...

4. Springs Community Acupuncture

I decided to try acupuncture on a complete whim and I am really glad I did! I wasn't really sure what to expect but I had heard great things about...

5. The Shade Tree Massage Therapy

I searched Yelp for a good massage place while I was visiting Colorado Springs and I found the best place in the city. I have lower back pain and Parker...

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