Retire in New Haven, 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
130553
Median Househould Income
37508
Median Age
30.5
65 Years and Over
13367
Median Home Value
199200
Unemployed
9299
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Sandra's Next Generation

Hands down the best soul food spot in CT! I've had the fried chicken and the fried fish, Mac cheese, collard greens and sweet potato. Each portion in its...

2. August

Excellent food. Good wine but small selection. Not $$ place definitely $$$. This a great place to take 1 or 2 friends. It is small though so don't show up...

3. Tikkaway Fresh Indian Grill

This place is like Indian's food take on Chipotle. For $8 you can get a roti wrap, salad bowl or rice bowl with an array of vegetables, sauces and a...

4. Sababa

Sababa is a hidden gem in New Haven. The hours might have a reason as to why so many people haven't experience Sababa. The chicken shawarma platter is to...

5. Crepes Choupette

My family came here back in April during our east coast spring break trip from CA. (This review is long overdue.) Visiting colleges with our son from DC to...

Golf
1. Great River Golf Club

GREAT RIVER GOLF CLUB Milford, Ct. Terrain: Links Price: $$$$ Public Driving Range: Yes Opened: 2001 Architect: Tommy Fazio Lodging: No SCORECARD Par...

2. 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...

3. 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....

4. Country Club of Woodbridge

I am happy to report that after my earlier negative review of Woodbridge, based on the treatment my foursome received from a marshal, the owners contacted...

5. Orchards Golf Course

There are both advantages and disadvantages to golfing at The Orchards. Being an amateur golfer, I use the course to work on my accuracy and my short game....

Active
1. Breathing Room Yoga Center

Breathing Room is an incredible yoga studio! Margot's 6:30 Power Lotus Vinyasa class is a wonderful experience. Margot is a fantastic teacher who is the...

2. SHiFT CYCLING

I love this place. The classes are very challenging, but if you're like me and don't have a lot of spinning experience, you won't feel out of place at all....

3. 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!!!

4. Balanced Yoga

When I temporarily moved home from Boston, my number one concern was 'where am i going to practice yoga?' i could've cared less about changing careers,...

5. Union Street Dog Park

Took my newly adopted hound to the park for the first time today (had to celebrate the first day of spring with a bang...err, bark!). Pleasantly surprised...

Arts
1. 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...

2. The Owl Shop

Best bar in New Haven. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Smells of rich mahogany and has many leather bound chairs. The live music is an amazing bonus.

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. Yale Center for British Art

Absolutely wonderful museum. The lobby is airy and beautiful, as is the rest of the museum. If you're looped into the Yale community, there will be plenty...

5. Firehouse 12

Never made it here while officially on campus because it's a bit far (all the way down Crown Street past 116 Crown) but so glad I finally made it! It's a...

Shopping
1. Fleur de Lys Floral Company

This place is exceptional. I called mid-afternoon to see if I could order two arrangements for delivery later that day. Instead of being met with "ummm"...

2. The Owl Shop

Best bar in New Haven. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Smells of rich mahogany and has many leather bound chairs. The live music is an amazing bonus.

3. Fashionista Vintage & Variety

A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Fashionista that was conveniently located right near where I worked. He had rented costumes from them for a...

4. English Building Market

I will definitely be back to this store. I was very surprised at how large it was. I loved the wide variety of vintage items offered at pretty reasonable...

5. Trailblazer

Who I am: 7:30 half marathoner. 50k finisher. Problem: Worn out existing Nike Free shoes and need a replacement. Solution: The lady understood what i...

Health
1. Elm City Wellness

Can I live here?? I've gotten multiple massages and all have been great. I've been coming here for facials for about 5 months with great results. In the...

2. Naturegene Herb Store

Rose gave me a great massage! I had a neck spasm and was in a lot of pain. They were able to see me the same day and I feel so much better! High quality...

3. Mactivity Fitness Center

I was in New Haven briefly and used a day pass ($15). This gym was impressive. If I was a student I don't think I would ever leave. They have two areas with...

4. Julie Robbins, LMT - Westville Massage

Julie literally saved me. I was having chronic pain and had been to a veritable array of doctors with no answers in sight; for that whole time, I was seeing...

5. Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa

Great Staff, Wonderful Dr.s, you can't go wrong with them. They do fantastic work I would rate them as one of if not the best firms in the State.

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