Retire in Branford, CT

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
28066
Median Househould Income
71058
Median Age
48
65 Years and Over
5964
Median Home Value
311000
Unemployed
1721
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Lobster Shack

Simply perfect. The key to a great lobster roll is great meat doused in butter and on a grilled roll. In this case, the Lobster Shack serves up succulent...

2. Le Petit Cafe

This place is a food Heaven! we have been coming here for our Anniversary for the last 5 years. Every time the food doesn't seize to amaze us. The portions...

3. Hornet's Nest Deli

Delicious sandwiches (got chicken, italitan, and cheeseseak). Fries are really well cooked. Everyone is so nice here. Seats out back in the sun, some...

4. Foe Foods & Catering

Though the prices for the sandwiches may be higher than your usual deli's, the quality and the taste of the food is so worth it. I've been here a few times,...

5. La Cuisine Cafe, Market, And Catering

I love coming here when I am in the area, food never disappoints. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They will definitely see me back...

Golf
1. Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club

Most gorgeous place on the shoreline, that's for sure. My family has a membership and let me just say, it's money well spent. Not only are the ground...

2. The Tradition Golf Club At Wallingford

I have to rate Tradition a 5 for a few reasons... It's certainly a well-maintained course. Quite challenging for beginners and even intermediate golfers....

3. 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...

4. The Fairways

Fairways is a great driving range. The facility is well maintained. There are a few covered mats, some grass T's and some T's on mats. The staff is...

5. 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...

Active
1. SHiFT CYCLING

I love this place. The classes are very challenging, but if you're like me and don't have a lot of spinning experience, you won't feel out of place at all....

2. 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!!!

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. Polefly Aerial Fitness

Taking a pole dancing class has been on my bucket list for ages. I took part in a group event and loved it so much I immediately signed up for a 5 class...

5. CrossFit New Haven

I've never opened this app to write a review. This one deserves it. Two years of Crossfit @ Crossfit New Haven and I can say with total certainty this is...

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. The Bird Nest Salon & Gallery

First time cutting the hair with Steven and I love it. He knows how to cut a hair. I will definitely come back there.

3. Rosabianca Vineyards

I really like the wines from this vineyard. The owner and his family are very personable and really go out of their way to provide good customer service.

4. 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...

5. Yale Center for British Art

Absolutely wonderful museum. The lobby is airy and beautiful, as is the rest of the museum. If you're looped into the Yale community, there will be plenty...

Shopping
1. Oriental Rug Care NY.com

I have pets and kids which are pets sometimes lol.. Meaning my rug is filthy and stained beyond belief! A friend recommended this company and I decided to...

2. Beneath The Gown

If I've learned one thing in the process of all of my wedding planning, it is that once you've spent thousands of dollars on a wedding gown, you want to...

3. E-Six Vapors

Very impressed. The staff member spent over an hour showing me how to build my own coil, since I'm not very experienced. Now I know how to rebuild my coils...

4. Branford Hobbies

Mark is the man. His dad owned the store and he grew up in it. Now he runs it. It would be hard to find someone who knows more about the hobby. I am...

5. Branford Service Plaza

How do you review a rest stop? "I didn't get mugged, four stars!" This place is A-OK! Standard amenities but unlike most other rest stops it's not...

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. Mendillo Family Dentistry

I absolutely love Mendillo Family Dentistry! The staff is friendly and nice. The office is very well maintained and clean. They have a feature where they...

3. 66 North Main Massage

I was searching for a massage therapist that does lymphatic massage , had a hard time finding a therapist came across this on Yelp. Called and got an...

4. Connecticut Hospice Inc

They were just great with my loved ones from day one to the end the staff is caring and helpful the nurses will do whatever they can for you and your loved...

5. Pediatric Associates of Branford

We are so happy we chose Pediatric Associates. Dr. Dorr and Dr. Selighson have taken great care of our son. We feel they really care for his welfare. They...

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