Retire in Manchester, CT

Livability Score
57
** 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
58270
Median Househould Income
63198
Median Age
35.8
65 Years and Over
7861
Median Home Value
192600
Unemployed
3377
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. CJ's Pizza & Giant Grinders

EXCELLENT PIZZA. True Italians making great pies! Picked up food for my clients. They love this place. Only place I will order from in town! KEEP UP THE...

2. Grady Tavern

Great food,great people comfortable. Hidden jem! I suggest all you yelpers should go and check it out

3. La Via Del Gusto

This place is awesome! We had the dry pasta they sell,("granoro") last nite and it was so good. Their sandwiches are so tasty and the espresso and...

4. Mulberry Street Pizza

I mean really, people. How does unabashed, utter crap like People's Choice, Domino's, and any "Greek Pizza" joint even survive around here? Connecticut is a...

5. 21 Oak

My wife and I have visited 21 Oak now twice, and we are hooked. This is a very small, owner-run vegetarian restaurant. You don't, however, have to be...

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. 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...

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. 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...

2. 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.

3. Farr's Sporting Goods

Big fan of Farr's! It's a shame I lived in Manchester all those years and didn't give this family run business the proper support and respect. Now that my...

4. Stone Age Rock Gym

The staffs are really great and helpful. The paddings on the bottom are great even if you fall from a low ceiling. I haven't gone up to the high ceiling so...

5. Case Mountain

I didn't know we had something like this in Manchester.....a moderate to difficult hike leading up to the lookout summit with great view of the city and...

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. 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....

3. TheaterWorks

This place is awesome! It's a little theater in Hartford that plays a variety of shows. I just saw Christmas on the Rocks and it was AMAZING. It was so fun...

4. 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...

5. Spotlight Theaters

This might just be the best option for a pleasant, sophisticated and chill movie night in the Hartford area. This theatre isn't huge I believe theres a...

Shopping
1. Time Machine Hobby

One of the larger stores carrying toys, models, RC, & trains in CT. Their RC manager Steve Sladyk is extremely knowledgeable in RC. He is an extremely...

2. Diva Threading & Jewelry

was in desperate need of a clean up! suman is amazing and so quick - painless, perfect brows! will definitely be back!!

3. Total Wine & More

This place is HUGE and the selection of beers, wines and liquors is fantastic. By far the best liquor store in the area

4. Farr's Sporting Goods

Big fan of Farr's! It's a shame I lived in Manchester all those years and didn't give this family run business the proper support and respect. Now that my...

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. 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...

2. Rosenlicht & Ansari

I have had an annoying growth inside by lower lip and my dentist recommended that I go to Dr Ansari! What a wonderful, caring, friendly place to be at....

3. O'dwyer Jeremiah N DDS

I've been going to Dr. O'Dwyer for quite some time now. He is very gentle and caring. I wouldn't go to any other dentist! The hygienists are also very nice...

4. Ruggiero Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center LLC

This chiropractor is simply amazing! He is passionate, dedicated, so hard working, and does it all with a broad smile on his face. The staff is friendly and...

5. Prudhomme Vision

The receptionists were very professional and polite. Super easy to make an appointment and the late hours are great. I was able to get my pre check before...

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