Retire in Farmington, CT

Livability Score
55
** 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
25515
Median Househould Income
92933
Median Age
43.4
65 Years and Over
4455
Median Home Value
331300
Unemployed
666
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Fancy Bagels

I think I have a new addiction. This is my favorite bagel place hands down. The bagels are light and when toasted, have a great crisp while staying soft on...

2. Cottage Restaurant & Cafe

First of all they were slammed and our waitress was top notch considering abundance of tables. Everyone in the restaurant ant seemed to pitch in except for...

3. Willie Pep's Corner Cafe

This place is about as good as it gets. Amazing food, great people, great service. The menu was diverse and everything is fresh. Went with a bunch of people...

4. Shu Restaurant

Really excellent and authentic schezuan cuisine! The waiters were very attentive and they really care that you enjoy the food. There are white table cloths...

5. Riley's Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet

I was on my way home from a long motorcycle ride in the North East. I yelped nearby restaurants. These guys came up. Gourmet hamburger and hotdogs??? Really...

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. Hogan's Cider Mill

What a cute shop and market to visit! This is a well stocked country-home style market. It's very clean and orderly for there being so much merchandise in...

3. Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

Played here at the end of August. It's a very nice design with a good mix of open and tighter holes. Very attractive course too. The greens were a little...

4. Travelers Championship

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

5. 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...

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. Elizabeth Park

Somewhat taken for granted by its neighbors, Elizabeth Park is an ideal community gathering place, where people from all walks of life come to picnic, take...

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. 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...

5. 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...

Arts
1. Cinestudio

I basically loathe going to the movies but will gladly go back to Cinastudio! Old-timey vibes with great picture and sound quality. Other reviews say that...

2. Playhouse On Park

Top-notch productions, great actors, cozy atmosphere, affordable prices, convenient on-street parking, and right next to AC Petersens for that...

3. Real Art Ways

*Really old review that failed to post long ago. Another awesome night at Real Art Ways. Went for Creative Cocktail Hour with a "Back to School" theme....

4. New Britain Museum of American Art

As a student at CCSU I spent many hours at the museum; on one of those many visits I meet Sanford Low, NBMAA's first curator, who would profoundly change,...

5. Hogan's Cider Mill

What a cute shop and market to visit! This is a well stocked country-home style market. It's very clean and orderly for there being so much merchandise in...

Shopping
1. Costco

Costco whats up we are in 2016 and they don't take American Express, thats a big no no for a lot of customers. The store was very clean and organized,...

2. Blaze and Bloom

Visited this place for the first time last week and did not leave empty handed! They have an incredibly eclectic taste in all things retro and vintage and...

3. Stackpole Moore Tryon Tuesday's

OMG!!! This is such a great place. I happen to own a men's store(100 miles from here) so we are not competitors!! Let's be friends! You will find a perfect...

4. Westfarms

1:45 from where I live. but definitely better than any malls you will find in Nashua or Manchester. This is a higher end mall, so you will find your...

5. Blue Back Square

Pretty hard to avoid Blue Back Square if you're in West Hartford. It has a lot of different shops, ranging from restaurants to a movie theater. It's...

Health
1. Blue Back Dental

Super friendly staff, clean modern office, and overall awesome experience. They are top of line. Definitely recommend! Be sure to park in the Memorial...

2. Excel Fitness

I started going here about a month ago for personal training sessions. Very clean facility, the PT room is awesome, I do one on one boxing with my trainer,...

3. BareSkin

Amazing. Pam is wonderful. This place is beautiful and clean. Every experience I've had has been thorough, all my expectations were exceeded. Best purchase...

4. New England Urgent Care

I am very happy to know that a place like this exists. I am a nurse at a local hospital, so I am very aware of the healthcare system. Going to an emergency...

5. Monique Nadeau, DMD - Farmington Village Dental

I love my dentist so much, I travel 4 1/2 hours back to Farmington for my first-rate state of the art dental care! I hadn't gone to the dentist in a few...

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