Retire in Beacon Falls, CT

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
6065
Median Househould Income
87273
Median Age
43
65 Years and Over
799
Median Home Value
255900
Unemployed
280
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Thai Dish & Burger

If the other reviews haven't proven that this is a real hidden gem, I doubt mine will. But for those wise enough to read some, they're consistent in the...

2. Los Garcia Mexican Fusion

This was just right. We pulled off the highway (which had awful traffic!) to have lunch on our way home from NYC. The prices were good, the food was...

3. Spuds Your Way

Really tasty potatoes with a multitude of toppings. We had the truck come to our workplace for Memorial Day Lunch! They worked their butts off putting our...

4. Billy's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Marketplace

I'm in Bethany once a week and eat before 6:00 p.m. or after 8:00 p.m. Yesterday was an early day and I checked out Yelp for recommendations. WOW! BIlly's...

5. Banana Brasil Grille

So Much MEAT!!! I guess you can say they are TOP BANANA!!! Banana Brasil is a great Brazilian restaurant! Not since the closing of a churrascaria in...

Golf
1. Tashua Knolls Golf Course

This review relates to the youth program at Tashua Knolls. It is outstanding. There is a real focus on improving your child's golf game in a fun and...

2. Country Club of Woodbridge

I am happy to report that after my earlier negative review of Woodbridge, based on the treatment my foursome received from a marshal, the owners contacted...

3. The Course At Yale

Challenging, historic and worth it if you can get on. The Course at Yale is a somewhat hidden gem given its private and secluded locale but it is a serene...

4. Highland Greens Golf Course

Let me just point something out right off the bat. I am not a golfer. I just like to golf. In fact, I suck at it. So, for me, a 9 hole, par-3, public golf...

5. Gainfield Farms Golf Course

Par 28, good course for beginners, to play for fun or to work on short game. I've been coming here since 2008 and play the course at least a few times...

Active
1. Escape New Haven

Oh man...my brain hurts and it feels good. I will be back and we said this before our puzzle was even over. Amazing time and find!!!

2. Sleeping Giant State Park

We traversed the sleeping giant from his left hip where the castle like over look point is with the 360 degrees view to his chest, down and back up to his...

3. JK Kayak

My best friend and I were first timers at kayaking. We booked a groupon for this activity on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised. Joe and Chris did such...

4. Anchor Aquarium Service Inc.

I have been keeping salt water fish and corals for over 25 years. Even had my own retail aquarium store at one time. Noel and Hal of Anchor, really know...

5. Trinity Cruise Company

Really nice and relaxing ride up to west point. The captain was a wealth of information and was able to not be boring about it. I would definitely...

Arts
1. Yale University Art Gallery

This Gallery is amazing and one of a handful of reasons I decided New Haven is where I want to be. This (FREE) resource is amazing. I can't even count the...

2. Walker Road Vineyards

Love it! Lots of upgrades in the past few years. Had a lovely Sun afternoon sitting in the sun w our snacks and wine. The landscape has been broadened and...

3. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

I never thought of myself as a museum goer before this.. But I just simply couldn't help loving some of the exhibits here at Wadsworth The exterior is...

4. Hindinger Farm

I have a secret - there are, in fact, some things that I miss about living in New Haven. Hindinger's is very, very high on that list. The fruits and...

5. Peabody Museum of Natural History

This museum wasn't my favorite museum I visited while in New Haven, mainly because I'm not really interested in learning about animals or gemstones. Despite...

Shopping
1. Costco Wholesale

If you have a large family or have a large freezer and cupboard then I highly recommend this store. Great parking. Great prices. Large aisles. There is...

2. Woodbridge Running Company

Awesome store! I always buy my running shoes at a running store as I have super flat feet and knee issues so going to Dick's and trying on sneakers just...

3. Bride & Blossom

Bride and Blossom was one of our favorite wedding vendors to work with. Rachel and her entire team were so helpful, organized, and very responsive to emails...

4. EnV Hair Lounge & Wig Center

They're amazing! I came here to get my hair extensions and other pieces styled for my pageant. Brian did it for me right as I got there he spent all his...

5. Fairhaven Furniture

After having a problem in communication, Colleen reached out to me. She was apologetic that my situation had occurred. She sent Lao to my home to rectify my...

Health
1. Energy Medicine & Reiki Therapy By Elaine NYC

I met Elaine 2 months ago when I was in a pretty dark and difficult place in my life. At that time, I just received some concerning health news from the...

2. OmniVision Eye Associates

This is the best office by far!!! Dr. Hochberg is amazing, wonderful personality and so knowledgeable and kind. Nina and Erin are fantastic!!! We can sit in...

3. Grace Medical Aesthetics

I have been going to Grace Medical for over 2-years now, best thing i ever did! i start off with laser hair removal, moved on to add medi-facials. I then...

4. Get Fit...Do Life

I have been training with Tania for about 6 months now, and I would be confident to say that you will not find a better personal trainer in the area! Her...

5. Southington Therapeutic Massage

I had a wonderful experience. The space is peaceful and clean, and comfortable. Elizabeth was so friendly and professional and really listened and targeted...