Retire in Dover, DE

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
36826
Median Househould Income
45660
Median Age
30.2
65 Years and Over
5309
Median Home Value
181600
Unemployed
1658
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Mission BBQ

Know this before you go in that it's a order and grab type of restaurant. Then you seat yourself. Inside the vibe is great. All you see is support for...

2. El Nopal

Happened to be getting my truck detailed across the street, and lucked into this great find. *Service with a pleasant attitude and smile *Food was promptly...

3. Reel Fresh Restaurant

Small seafood place tucked away in a strip mall, between a Pizza Hut and some other little shops. Easy to miss if you aren't looking for it. Specials...

4. Restaurant 55

Consistency is key here. After all these years and a big turnover in employees I still love this place. Maddy is my new favorite server now the Jordan...

5. La Hacienda

Love this place! The ingredients they use are so fresh, and the food has amazing flavor. I had the shrimp fajitas and loved them. Also, you have to get the...

Golf
1. Bulle Rock

Very nice lunch! We all had different crab soups- all delish. The Maryland crab was salty. The lump crab salad was so good- nice greens with a ton of crab...

2. Cape May Par 3 & Driving Range

Great greens & a great family place!! All good to say - the man at desk was great!! We will be back!

3. First State Golf Center

The ownership takes extreme pride in maintaining the mini golf course as well as the driving range. Always a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

4. Scotland Run National Golf Course

Excellent course. Definitely on your must play list. Challenging, scenic, & all around, nice course. Great restaurant after the round.

5. Deerfield

I played this golf course for the first time in a couple years yesterday, it makes me wish that I lived closer to Delaware. The course was in great shape...

Active
1. Killens Pond State Park

I'm pretty sure it's accurate to say that this park has something for almost everyone. We've done a little of everything there over the years. The water...

2. Smyrna Massage and Wellness

Thank you Sarah! Hands down best massage I ever had. Relived of pain and relaxed. I expect to return soon and recommend friends.

3. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

What a wonderful little treat of a refuge! We visited from Minnesota in January when it was bitterly cold. Still, it was beautiful! We saw lots of birds...

4. Dover Modern Maturity Center

I L-O-V-E Modern Maturity. Mom takes classes including knitting and French. She can get into the pool and eat lunch for a very reasonable price. I am so...

5. Brecknock Park

I was visiting Delaware a couple weeks back, and I have this thing about finding parks whenever I'm on a road trip - I've always loved swing sets and green...

Arts
1. Air Mobility Command Museum

Excellent place to stop on a hot day. Great collection of planes and very educational. One of the guides gave us a nice overview of the trainers. Free...

2. Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery

Loved everything about this place. The property is beautiful and there is plenty of outdoor seating and benches around the pond. Staff was friendly and very...

3. Biggs Museum Of American Art

Probably one of the best regional museum's in the country-this fresh, bejeweled museum is a must-see for anyone visiting the region. It's 45 minutes from...

4. First State Heritage Park

Matt is an enthusiastic history geek. You'll be doing yourself a favor to seek him out as your guide. He was excellent!

5. Dover International Speedway

If you asked the version of me from three years ago about this past Sunday, I would've called myself crazy for being at a NASCAR race (let alone my third...

Shopping
1. Spence's Bazaar

Scrapple, Egg and Cheese on a long roll, or go for it scrapple bacon, egg and cheese on a long roll. The Hot dogs pretzels and regular pretzels with cheese,...

2. Bel Boutique

An amazing sweet, chic boutique right in the heart of Dover. The staff are always friendly and have helped me pick out the perfect outfit and suggested...

3. Beauty Max

Love this store. This is my go to spot of all of the hair and beauty products in The Do we area. This store has everything plus what you didn't know...

4. Jen-Mor Florist Inc.

I had to organize flowers (while overseas in London) as a surprise for my girlfriend and was extremely happy with JenMor florists in terms of ease of...

5. Bayard Pharmacy

There are a million reasons to stop into Bayard Pharmacy. For the sake of time I won't list them all but here are a few: 1. They deliver 2. They carry...

Health
1. Bayhealth Kent General

I love the new wing of the hospital. It includes a new emergency room area with beds for 40 (vs. 26 previously). The new wing also includes an oncology...

2. Robert W Webster D D S P A

Dr. Webster were extremely dad and professional. Appointment time was accurate as they didn't call me in at 1030 to see me at 1200 like other places!!! Very...

3. ATI Physical Therapy

Knowledgable and friendly staff, flexible appointments. I'd definitely go back, although I hope to never have to!

4. Delaware Spine Institute

In 2015, I had a cervical disk issue causing excruciating pain in my neck and arm. My chiropractor recommended I see Dr. Ronald M Lieberman. It was a great...

5. Manifold Stephen G MD

Really a skillful, caring, capable surgeon and a great doctor. His staff in Dover and Milford are also top-notch. We've had some regrettable experiences...

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