Retire in Groton, CT

Livability Score
54
** 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
9348
Median Househould Income
51475
Median Age
31.7
65 Years and Over
952
Median Home Value
220200
Unemployed
499
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Rolling Tomato

We've gone here a few times when we first moved here and are picky about our pizza and usually make them at home but we had pretty big birthday party for me...

2. Ju Sushi

The concept of a drive - up sushi kiosk is unusual but in this case it's a winner. The quality of the seafood is high and the prices are low. The sushi...

3. Oyster Club

Wonderful restaurant! I came here for our anniversary dinner. Since we arrived way earlier than scheduled we hung out by the bar and ordered drinks. I had a...

4. Village Bake House

Ordered the Pastrami Reuben, with standard pickle and coleslaw on the side (from the choices of coleslaw, potato salad or antipaste). For $7.37 I was...

5. Ford's Lobsters

Another Mom & Pop. Gotta love it... Been wanting to try this place for a few years now; having my Ma and Pa in town finally gave me a reason. I don't...

Golf
1. Misquamicut Club

Nicest course in Rhode Island. Immaculately maintained and true fast greens. Lots of water views and bunkers. Water in play at a couple holes. Putting...

2. Lake of Isles

One of my favorite if not favorite golf course I've ever played. Two course, one private and one public. The staff treats everyone as if they are members,...

3. Elmridge Golf Course

I've been playing at Elmridge for at least the last 10 years and have always enjoyed my rounds here. With multiple course options ( 3), I find that there's...

4. Great Brook Golf Center

Very large selection of clubs shoes training aids and other golf stuff. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. They offer club fitting, repairs and re-gripping...

5. The Pines Golf Course and Driving Range

New management of birch plain golf and driving range. The new management is the same top notch family that runs great brook sports. The skinny is the range...

Active
1. Bluff Point State Park

Thank you for providing a BEAUTIFUL place to swim, dig clams and bring the dog too. This is our favorite place to come and I'm so thankful for the space and...

2. Harkness Memorial State Park

Harkness is one of the most beautiful places in Waterford. The grounds are huge, and the walking paths are great. If you go during an event you can get an...

3. Fields Of Fire Adventure Park

This was my first time at Fields of Fire, but I have also been to The Adventure Park in Storrs, The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport,...

4. 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...

5. Mystic Cycle Centre

Staff is not just friendly but they all are bikers and therefor very knowledgeable and helpful. They will find the perfect bike and extras for you and even...

Arts
1. 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...

2. Niantic Cinemas

A classic Movie Theater at it's best. There are 6 screens, usually with 1 indie film. There are no lines and when was the last time an evening ticket was...

3. Mystic Seaport

Kicking myself for just discovering this wonderful place! I've been there twice in the last two weeks and each time was fantastic. First, it's vast. It's...

4. Mashantucket Pequot Museum

As someone who works at a highly rated museum, my expectations were set pretty high. I read reviews before coming here. I was not disappointed. This is a...

5. National Submarine Memorial

Small, but very nice museum. Worth a visit and great for military functions. Too bad it's right next to a dumpy mom-and-pop auto repair shop. I wish that...

Shopping
1. Mine

I came in here yesterday with an antiques/art dealer friend of mine after we had read the stellar reviews and wanted to see this place for...

2. Pennywise Consignment Shop

If you're anywhere near Connecticut, and you like vintage/antique hunting, this is the place.

3. Walmart Supercenter

Always can find parking, usually organized, clean, good food stock, and do a one stop shop here for groceries, home goods, etc so it's extremely...

4. Lee's Toy & Hobby

First timer to this store, and I have to say, complete shock. Haven't seen a store like this, with such a selection, in 20 years. They just don't exist...

5. Peppergrass & Tulip

Charming and adorable. The clothing is like works of art. But boot socks and scarves for my girls. Great attitude from the shopkeeper. This is a must-visit...

Health
1. Kozlowski Orthodontics

Fantastic initial experience with Dr. Kozlowski and his staff. We feel fortunate that we can get this level of expertise in our local area. Will have to...

2. Blissworks Yoga & Healing Arts

Kim's ashtanga classes are awesome. Great instruction, peaceful studio, and only 11 bucks for students.

3. Blue Healer Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Libby is awesome and truly deserves to be known as a healer. My session was a wonderful mix of feel good thai massage and shamanic wisdom. I left feeling...

4. Johnson M John, DDS

Found this place online and wow was I happy that I did. I called in and got an appointment within the next two weeks. All new patient paperwork was online,...

5. James Wollschlager, DDS

Best dentist I have ever had- and I have been through the ringer. He will give you the options best suited for your age, financial situation, and anxiety...

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