Retire in Old Saybrook, 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
10222
Median Househould Income
74896
Median Age
50.1
65 Years and Over
2753
Median Home Value
384200
Unemployed
250
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. 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

2. Rosemary & Sage

This place is awesome and has a reasonably priced menu for everyone and anyone. We always have Nancy waiting on us and she is fabulous and on top of...

3. Mindy K Deli & Catering

Great food for an unbeatable price. Very diverse menu. Their specials are awesome but don't show up on their website. So go inside. They also serve...

4. Atlantic Seafood

I have always liked Atlantic Seafood; found that the staff are friendly and helpful, the selection is top notch and the prices are really reasonable. But...

5. Walt's Food Market

Great butcher shop. Some of the best sandwiches around. Soup is great too!

Golf
1. 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....

2. 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...

3. Fenwick Golf Course

Where else can you play a gorgeous well maintained 9 hole on the ocean for $23?? Water views from nearly every hole, surrounded by charming cedar shingled...

4. Black Hall Club

The 18-hole "Black Hall" course at the Black Hall Club facility in Old Lyme, Connecticut features 6,625 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71...

5. Essex Golf & Sportswear

Very large, clean and nice store on Main St. The staff is sparse but very helpful and knowledgeable. There is a satisfying selection of items in the store...

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. 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...

3. Gillette Castle State Park

Do not miss this CT treasure. It can get warm inside so go early or wait for cooler weather

4. Anchor Aquarium Service Inc.

I have been keeping salt water fish and corals for over 25 years. Even had my own retail aquarium store at one time. Noel and Hal of Anchor, really know...

5. Manhattan Aquariums

I gotta give a big shout out to the staff at Manhattan Aquariums. They went above and beyond to help me fixing a leak in my sump. They carry a wide...

Arts
1. 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...

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. Ivoryton Playhouse

Great introduction to live theatre. Came here a few weeks ago to see Chicago and was blown away by how captivating the whole experience was. Theater felt...

4. Stomp N Crush

Nice hometown business... Bought bottling supplies (for home brewed Kombucha).... Glad to spend $$ locally vs. buying online & not supporting the local...

5. Connecticut River Museum

We expected the museum to primarily focus on the mouth of the river, and local history. As it turned out, it covers from where it begins in northern NH,...

Shopping
1. Mattress Firm Old Saybrook

We recently visited Sleepy's Old Saybrook store after an online mattress shopping experience fell short. Having read more than a few reports about the...

2. Mar Floral and Botanicals

My husband and I have used this floral boutique for years. They know exactly what you are looking for, whether for yourself or those for whom you have...

3. Fantasia Consignments

This is my second Yelp review ever, but I thought Fantasia deserved a shout-out. It's my favorite consignment shop on the Shoreline, and that says a lot...

4. Lighthouse Tobacco

Once again I want to say that this spot is GREAT! Andre and Jeanette made me feel right at home and they offer a respectable selection if cigars. I worked...

5. The Trove

This place was amazing! Just when you think you've seen it all you can take a short walk behind the store (or drive back down) and there is another huge...

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. Vitality Spa & Wellness

Yoga with Ava Tyler was quite a treat. For a limited time, while Vitality Spa is building, classes are being held at Lyme Art Association. So for me, an...

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. Connaughty Chiropractic Center

Going into my 4th year as a Professional Cyclist and I owe a lot of that to Chris and his team. They have kept my body working correctly and efficiently. I...