Retire in Colchester, CT

Livability Score
50
** 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
16143
Median Househould Income
98899
Median Age
39.2
65 Years and Over
1916
Median Home Value
275700
Unemployed
506
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Jamaican Me Crazy

Jamaica Me Crazy was rated 5 stars on Yelp, so we decided to have dinner here. It was indeed worth it! We reached near closing time and thought we would be...

2. Two Wrasslin' Cats

I stopped off here with a friend while we we driving through town. We were warmly greeted by Harry and Mark. You could definitely tell they took pride in...

3. Rustica Ristorante

I don't know how they could have done it better than what we experienced. Our original plan was to go to Gillette Castle State Park, but there were issues...

4. 2 Brothers Pizza & Pub

I'm a member of the Mug Club. Always great selections to try. Daily meal specials add to the gourmet pizzas- Mexican, spaghetti & meatballs and my...

5. Something Simple Cafe

This was the first time my husband & I came here. We were looking for somewhere new and simple. This was it. They didn't have the bagel with just cream...

Golf
1. Travelers Championship

Get here early so you can find good parking. Great place to walk around all day!

2. Willowbrook Golf Course Par 60

Willowbrook is one of the best kept secrets in the Greater Hartford area. First off the staff is great, from the proshop to the restaurant ! This is an...

3. Mar-Lea Miniature Golf & Driving Range

I wasn't sure what was available for mini golf in the area and found this place. What a pleasant surprise! The owner/Operator was very pleasant. It is...

4. The Lyman Orchards Golf Club

LYMAN ORCHARDS GOLF CLUB Middlefield, Ct. Gary Player Signature Course Terrain: Hills / Wetlands Price: $$ Public Driving Range: Yes Opened:...

5. East Hartford Golf Center

I don't practise as much as I should anymore but when I do get to it I usually go the East Hartford Golf Center. They have very good grass to hit off of...

Active
1. Adventure Rooms Connecticut

I'm kind of an old fashioned Puzzle Solver, at a table fitting pieces together. Adventure Rooms Connecticut opened my horizon to a new puzzle solving and...

2. Central Rock Climbing Gym

Very big climbing gym. Lots of bouldering and many options for top roping. Great for beginners. I haven't reached pro level yet and I really enjoy...

3. Planet Fitness - Wethersfield

I don't know how they did it because working with the public is a nightmare but, this planet fitness has put together the absolute best team ever. I...

4. Wickham Park

It's awesome place. Pretty good camping sights. Good for walking lots of gardens every where that's why it's so beautiful, feel the fresh air.

5. The Adventure Park At Storrs

Came with a group of school kids. Staff was patient and thorough with instructions, each kid knew what to do for safety. We witnessed a child from another...

Arts
1. Goodspeed Opera House

I would give a lot more than five stars if they were there to give. I recommend visiting at night to enjoy the setting of this historical place overlooking...

2. Submarine Force Museum

Although compact as are submarines, this museum has lots to see for both the casual visitor and the serious researcher of all things submarine in the U S...

3. Kidcity Children's Museum

Why did I wait so long to check this place out? I don't know who had more fun here. If I was just a few inches shorter...nothing could have stopped...

4. Mansfield Drive-In Theatre

What's not to love here? It's a classic drive in. You might want to sit in the back of your vehicle if you have a higher vehicle and are thus in the back....

5. Florence Griswold Museum

I bring my 4th grade students in an art field trip here every year. Shelby and Julie are fantastic teachers, they lead the students through a painting...

Shopping
1. Book Barn

This place is magical. A book lover's paradise. I could spend hours and hours here and still not get through everything. Tons of used books across almost...

2. Sweet Emotions

I am beyond impressed with this candy store. I called in a Valentine's order the day before the holiday and the staff was amazing in putting together a...

3. 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...

4. Jessica's Garden

Ordered the hot lobster roll with a side of sliced cucumber. This was the best lobster roll I've had in a long time. It was a simple grilled roll with large...

5. The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

I have a recently-adopted rescue miniature pinscher with separation anxiety, so not having to leave her alone while I did my holiday shopping was a...

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. Relaxation Station Massage & Bodywork

Got a massage with Jeff Haskins. By far one of the best massage I've had in a very long time. Jeff is very professional, personable, and I will definitely...

3. The Iron Scissors

I absolutely love this place. My stylist is Kelly Marie and she is excellent. I always seem to get a few compliments after my haircuts with her and one...

4. Waterview Wellness Center

I visited Waterview Wellness Center for the first time yesterday and had the most amazing massage with Laura. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. I've...

5. Colchester Eye Care

The folks at Colchester Eye Care are fantastic. They are polite, professional and through in their care. The customer service is excellent. I highly...

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