Retire in Durham, CT

Livability Score
52
** 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
7371
Median Househould Income
117328
Median Age
43.8
65 Years and Over
1086
Median Home Value
358200
Unemployed
199
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. El Pulpo & Tapas Bar

Found this restaurant on yelp and decided to give it a try after completing the Remedy Room challenge at Adventure Rooms. El Pulpo was fantastic from start...

2. Cafe 56

Food is delicious. Their sandwiches, breakfast, and desserts. All good. Occasionally, things can be a bit on the salty side, but for the most part, it's...

3. The Pig Rig BBQ

We just DEVOURED sandwiches from this place. Delicious. The gentleman who answered the phone and rang up our takeout meal was calm, polite and professional...

4. Celtic Cavern

We walked in here after running some errands at the town hall. I didn't expect much, in fact I was almost nervous it might be dingy with less than average...

5. Hachi 8

I totally get why this place has earned an enviable 4.5 star average. It's hard to expect much when a "new" sushi restaurant opens up when it's formed from...

Golf
1. Mickey Blake's Cigars and Golf

Great cigar lounge with a really friendly and cool staff. We stumbled upon this place after leaving the Drew Estates Connecticut River Valley Barn Smoker a...

2. Travelers Championship

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

3. The Lyman Orchards Golf Club

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

4. Timberlin Golf Club

Course is a standout as far as municipal courses in the area are concerned. The staff is friendly and helpful. The course is well manicured and moderately...

5. TPC River Highlands

Great course for a PGA event. Been going to The Travelers for the past 5 years. Always a great time.

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. Delta Arsenal

Delta Arsenal is fantastic, nestled so eloquently in the outskirts of Wallingford in the old industrial section where they once built cannons and candles....

3. Giuffrida Park

Looking for a short but strenuous hike with amazing views as the reward? Then you've found it with the Chauncey Peak Trail. This is a 2.1 mile trail with...

4. Safari Golf

I think of all the mini golf courses we have gone to across the country this might be the best. The grounds are well maintained and the giant kitschy...

5. Hubbard Park

We love coming to Hubbard Park, there is always so much to do! The geese and ducks are very friendly here and come right up looking for food. We usually...

Arts
1. 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...

2. 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.

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. Middletown Framing

Top notch quality. Fixed up old ratty art so it would be frameable. I had years of framing to be done. Was given a generous bulk discount. Couldn't ask for...

5. Lyman Orchards

I loooove Lyman Orchards! I've been going here for 3 years so far and haven't even considered trying anywhere else. They have everything. I start off...

Shopping
1. Amato's Toy and Hobby

I went here today to look for a birthday gift for a three-year old. I suck at buying gifts for toddlers because children scare me. Thank goodness for the...

2. 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...

3. The Dressing Room

This store is an amazing gem. The selection is fabulous, being that the owner christine has truly amazing taste. Along with her two daughters, and their...

4. Wild Bill's

Go! This place was everything I dreamed it while be and more. Quirky. Odd. Off the beaten path. Loved eve try second. I spent a bit too much money, but I...

5. A New Page

This place is in a word, amazing. I stumbled upon A New Page here on Yelp and was instantly intrigued...and came here the same day. This is the spot for any...

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. 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...

3. 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...

4. Wallingford Eye Care Center

We love Dr Elder and the entire staff. Very professional, relaxed, and thorough.

5. Health Med Urgent Care

Clean efficient and in and out without issue

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