Retire in Woodland Park, CO

Livability Score
61
** 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
7187
Median Househould Income
64248
Median Age
44.2
65 Years and Over
869
Median Home Value
249900
Unemployed
455
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Cafe Leo

Can't believe this quality of coffee shop exists in Woodland Park. It certainly rivals the great shops in Denver. Their staff are very helpful and will...

2. 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...

3. Speed Trap

Palmer Lake, right outside of Colorado Springs, is a beautiful very small town that is filled with some excellent restaurants and has an amazing little...

4. Mike's Corner BBQ

What a great find! While exploring the wonders of Colorado, my husband and I came across this little BBQ cabin just in time for dinner. I appreciate that...

5. Carmen a Tapas Grill & Bar

Oh. My. God. Can I give this place six stars? How about 10? I am so impressed with how delicious the food is and how excellent the service is. We've been to...

Golf
1. The Club At Pradera

Wow, what a venue. I played a tournament there this summer and this place is top notch!. I can only speak for the golf course and staff, didn't eat. But...

2. Golf Club At Bear Dance

Are you Looking for a challenge with a little white ball, 14 clubs and a bunch of trees, some serious hills and beautiful 360 degree views...ask this bear...

3. Topgolf

You would likely visit Topgolf to rent a golf suite and swing away with your friends. I, however, have found one of the best kept secrets about Topgolf....

4. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Had a military ball here and it was a very nice atmosphere. The staff were very helpful, yet not so involved that they got in the way. Food was good and...

5. Spring Valley Golf Club

Wonderful course, well maintained and loved by the staff. I have yet to play a round that was more than 4.5 hours and I play here at least 10 times a...

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. 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...

4. Raft Masters

Our first white water rafting experience was fabulous! We are over 60 years old so we were relatively apprehensive about going. However, on the bus ride to...

5. Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center

Magnificent. Amazing. Surreal. If you are in or near the Colorado Springs area, Garden of the Gods is an absolute must see. Especially for...

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. 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!

3. Catriona Cellars

This place is delicious!! A cute little wine and tapas restaurant....they go above and beyond to make your dining experience exceptional. When in...

4. Jives Coffee Lounge

I love Jives. It's probably my favorite place I've found in the Springs to have a cup of coffee and work on my laptop. Jives has more of a bar atmosphere...

5. Garden of the Gods Trading Post

You had me at free fudge samples. Can't go wrong there. They hook you in with that line :-) There is always a wonderful supply of knick - knacks and gifts,...

Shopping
1. 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...

2. Child Safe Childproofing

Very professional and educated in child safety products. Shane was great at installing everything in my home. I would recommend him for anyone looking for...

3. City Market

It's small, so it's quick. They somehow seem to have everything my family of 9 needs. The staff is ultra friendly. I always see friends there. My kids love...

4. South Platte Fly Shop

A great fly shop with some amazing advise! I would say they are on the pricey side of a fly shop chafing city prices but the guys are very welcoming!

5. PRO Porcelain & Fiberglass

After getting several quotes, I chose PRO Porcelain to refinish my bathtub and surround wall from the 50's. I'm happy that I went with PRO Porcelain to do...

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. Monument Vision Clinic

Loved DrMacdonald and the staff Very thorough exam and super professional

3. Chilhowee Psychological Services

The Doctors here are very understanding and compassionate. They totally understand people's needs and make sure that they get the counseling and help they...

4. 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...

5. 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...

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