Retire in Simsbury, CT

Livability Score
55
** 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
23681
Median Househould Income
109823
Median Age
43.8
65 Years and Over
3556
Median Home Value
334800
Unemployed
743
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Onion Mountain Kitchen

Wow! For a tiny little sandwich shop, this place kicks butt! A few weeks ago, I was in with a few friends for a birthday get together. None of us had...

2. Oishi

Updating to five stars. This place is absolutely tremendous. We had a sit-down dinner for two and paid thirty bucks including tip. We even took home...

3. Pick And Mix

Something new for me and I was pleasantly surprised. Love the bowls and the boneless chicken. The noodles are better in the bowl than the rice imo. Very...

4. Tan Wong Restaurant

Since moving from San Francisco, 2 years ago, we have tried Chinese restaurants in West Hartford, Canton, and now Simsbury -- Tan Wong is top of the...

5. Little City Pizza

Hands down best pizza in the area! Absolutely worth a drive to eat here!! I grew up in Simsbury and also am gluten free (shhhh) but everytime I come home,...

Golf
1. Hogan's Cider Mill

What a cute shop and market to visit! This is a well stocked country-home style market. It's very clean and orderly for there being so much merchandise in...

2. Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

Played here at the end of August. It's a very nice design with a good mix of open and tighter holes. Very attractive course too. The greens were a little...

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. Buena Vista Golf Course

I have played Buena Vista three times. I love this course because I am a bad golfer. This course is short (only nine holes) and there are not too many...

5. Golf Club of Avon

I had an excellent time at a large golf outing here. As a non-golfer, I was worried, but the pro shop took care of my rental and helped me get set up. The...

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. Matterhorn Mini Golf

This is the best mini golf in CT. Each hole has a a fun fact before you putt. There is also a large misting Station and shaded areas. The last time I was...

3. West Hartford Reservoir

Well, we didn't see any snakes or bears, but we did see one deer, saw a bazillion squirrels and chipmunks, and heard one bullfrog that sang like Luciano...

4. Talcott Mountain State Park

Talcott Park and the Heublein Tower are a fantastic place for a relaxing and mild hike for hikers of all experiences. I hiked the tower trail on a hot and...

5. Northwest Park

Visiting Northwest Park is a staple in my childhood and is still routine when I return back to my hometown from living in the city. The trails range from...

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. Hogan's Cider Mill

What a cute shop and market to visit! This is a well stocked country-home style market. It's very clean and orderly for there being so much merchandise in...

5. 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...

Shopping
1. The Bicycle Cellar & Repair Shop

good prices, great service. friendly. right on the rails to trails. free air. I got a great deal for a new seat for my bike and they installed it for free...

2. Kohl's

No, really, why did I ever never go here before? Wal-mart? Target? For the style of clothing for men, the value and savings? Place is amazing.. Would...

3. In The House & Through The Garden

In the House & Through the Garden has something you need. I promise. There are amazing consignment finds, a build-your-own potpourri bar, and the entire...

4. Necker's

For 2 years my co-workers have been telling me to check out Necker's. I finally checked it out on a lunch break last week and quickly realized a lunch break...

5. The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

Great setup for movie at night exited to see Aladdin again with my handsome date, Alfred! Reliving childhood!

Health
1. Avon Village Family Dentistry, PC

I've been going here since I was a kid. They're a great practice, that's efficient and that I trust. Practically my whole family uses them and I'm always...

2. Burke-McLoughlin Eye Associates, PC

Another trip to Dr. Sean. this time on 6/6/2016 Good front staff, helpful. in and out in 4 minutes!

3. Journeys Holistic Wellness & Anxiety Relief Center

Had an insightful reading with Brittney which has made me slow down and react in a different manner than before. She was very intuitive and passionate...

4. Roaring Brook Family Practice

Mary and Kelly are wonderful. Like Lyndsey said in her review, they are thorough, kind, intelligent, and they go the extra mile. I highly recommend Roaring...

5. Anderson Massage Therapy

I was using a Groupon for a 90-minute massage and after a bit of looking (the place is a little hard to find - small sign and in the back of another shop),...

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