Retire in Madison, CT

Livability Score
51
** 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
18284
Median Househould Income
108231
Median Age
46.9
65 Years and Over
3653
Median Home Value
459200
Unemployed
395
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. 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...

2. Nataz Restaurant

I have not been here in so long, and it was still as good as I remembered it. They are now just up the street and right over the line in North Branford....

3. Turtle Cafe

Phenomenal breakfast with attention to detail Reasonable pricing and super nice servers Try the lovers crepe or the southwest omelet you won't be disappointed

4. The Whistle Stop

This is the best breakfast place I have ever been to. Never once disappointed in any aspect of this place. The regular menu is delicious with several...

5. Ayuthai

After moving from NYC, we were happy to find a good Thai spot. It is our favorite Thai restaurant in town. Love their cashew nut chicken, panang beef and...

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 Lyman Orchards Golf Club

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

3. Fox Hopyard Golf Club

A beautiful setting in a beautiful area with many hills and rock formations. Fairly difficult to play. Definitely a challenge for an intermediate player....

4. 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....

5. Saybrook Mini Golf

So beautiful! Right on the water. Nice clean course. We loved it. It is small, but there are some nice benches to sit on while you wait for the people in...

Active
1. Indian River Marina & Kayak Rentals

Chris and IRM were absolutely wonderful to our family!!! We tried various clean, well-maintained boats 4 different times (our 4 very first times kayaking)...

2. Dan's Bike Rental

We rented two bikes from Dan to tour the North Fork wineries and couldn't be happier with our decision. After we missed our train stop in Mattituck, Dan...

3. 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...

4. 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....

5. 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!!!

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. 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...

3. 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.

4. 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.

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. Everthine Bridal Boutique

This is the best place ever. Seriously, it was an awesome experience and I couldn't be happier. The atmosphere is lovely and so are the girls who work...

2. R J Julia Booksellers

I just moved to the area and I foresee getting lost in this time infinite times in my futures. So many wonderful recommendations and a perfect selection....

3. The White Dress By the Shore

I recently spent two days hitting 4 boutiques in the CT shoreline area. Needless to say, it was a little exhausting. This was my last stop. The stylist,...

4. 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...

5. Clinton Antique Center

Well worth a rummage, lovely people that work there and great stock.

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. Massage On the Green

If you are searching for a skilled, nurturing, dedicated massage therapist, I would highly recommend making an appointment with Danielle. Her wealth of...

3. Alvita Home Care

My experience with Alvita Home Care has gone beyond all my expectations of quality caring; it is exemplary! Descriptors that come to mind in defining this...

4. LensCrafters

LensCrafters - Old Saybrook, CT - 4/30/2016 Well I'm happy to report that my recent visit at this location was dramatically different than my last one... I...

5. Lice Busters

Loved the whole experience! From Yoni's kind and gentle disposition to guide my 4 year old through the process to the cleanliness and discrete location. Is...

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