Retire in Newington, CT

Livability Score
56
** 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
30652
Median Househould Income
79008
Median Age
44.2
65 Years and Over
5946
Median Home Value
232400
Unemployed
1270
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Tokyo Cafe Sushi and Hibachi

Great food and great service. American Dream roll was fresh and delicious. Spicy Salmon hand roll had incredible texture and everything tastes very fresh....

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. Elm Hill Pizza

Wow, too bad we didn't find this place sooner! They have the best veggie grinders and pretty good pizza too :) Our new favorite place, we get take out...

5. Angry Tofu Korean Cuisine

Tasty food that work off each other; simple straightforward atmosphere; friendly service. With few Korean venues available in central CT, this place is...

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. Travelers Championship

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

3. Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor

Great, friendly service! Nice little course to play with friends. We went on a Saturday afternoon so it was pretty crowded. The guy suggested we start with...

4. Timberlin Golf Club

Course is a standout as far as municipal courses in the area are concerned. The staff is friendly and helpful. The course is well manicured and moderately...

5. 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...

Active
1. 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...

2. WIP Fitness

Well, there is a lot of competition in West Hartford, when it comes to work-out places....You have to find what you like and what are your expectations from...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. Planet Fitness - Wethersfield

I don't know how they did it because working with the public is a nightmare but, this planet fitness has put together the absolute best team ever. I...

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. Hartford Stage

Love how intimate this space is! After living in the Hartford area for a majority of my life, I finally experienced Hartford Stage and I was thrilled! The...

Shopping
1. Fazio Shoe Repair and Retail

Sweetest people ever here. Fazio did amazing work and went above and beyond. He didn't have to do my repair that day but he made time! I payed them twice...

2. 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,...

3. 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...

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. Newington Bicycle & Repair Shop

Kickstands down, Newington Bike is the best bicycle shop around. Can you put a price on the freedom and enjoyment felt in cycling or on outstanding service...

Health
1. Omni Massage of Connecticut

Evan is the man! Omni massage incorporates all the details that make for a great massage experience. It's a peaceful, quaint, comfortable space and Evan...

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. Natural Balance Massage

Absolutely wonderful massage. I believe I had Lisa. She was quiet during the massage and applied the perfect amount of pressure. Would definitely come back!

4. Green Meadow Dental

I never write reviews, but I had to write one for Green Meadow Dental. I had a truly scary nightmare of an infection. The doctors and staff were outstanding...

5. Medcare Express

There is no better, None. This is as good as it gets. Dr. Patel is a ninja. I have never felt that I received better care than I feel when he takes care of...

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