Retire in Westbrook, 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
6916
Median Househould Income
78417
Median Age
48.9
65 Years and Over
1328
Median Home Value
357600
Unemployed
381
** 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. Cafe Routier, Bistro & Lounge

This has been on my "to try" list for a while but we don't get out this way very often. Finally we had a chance to try it ans we are glad we did. First...

3. 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...

4. Chester's Barbecue

Fabulous BBQ and so close to the outlets. I think we found our new favorite spot! The service was awesome too. They explained everything thing on the menu...

5. The Blue Hound Cookery & Taproom

The food was excellent. The chicken and Tasso ham penne pasta was delicious. Joe had the jambalaya served medium and he said it was great. Portions were...

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. Klein's Golf Range

Nice range. Grass hitting area, as well as mats. Putting /chipping bunker practice area too.

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. Madison Art Cinemas

SO CUTE!!!! The best part about our trip in Connecticut! The staff is very sweet and they have GREAT cappuccino! I wish we could have brought this place...

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. R J Julia Booksellers

I just moved to the area and I foresee getting lost in this time infinite times in my futures. So many wonderful recommendations and a perfect selection....

2. The White Dress By the Shore

I recently spent two days hitting 4 boutiques in the CT shoreline area. Needless to say, it was a little exhausting. This was my last stop. The stylist,...

3. The Cheese Shop Of Centerbrook

Perfection in lattes! The owner is a former espresso machine salesman and really really knows how to make a top notch drink. Cheese selection to die for....

4. Clinton Antique Center

Well worth a rummage, lovely people that work there and great stock.

5. 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...

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. 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...

3. 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...

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. Lice Busters

Loved the whole experience! From Yoni's kind and gentle disposition to guide my 4 year old through the process to the cleanliness and discrete location. Is...