Retire in Apalachicola, FL

Livability Score
47
** 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
2129
Median Househould Income
37725
Median Age
39.7
65 Years and Over
472
Median Home Value
112200
Unemployed
165
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Up The Stairs

Had a delicious lunch on their first day for lunch! I can't remember the name of the salad but it was amazing! Arugula, garlic, spicy mustard, parmesan...

2. Tap Room At The Owl

Wow, this was a great visit & I plan to return again & again!!! I've been here before but didn't get food. Today, for happy hour, I went with a few friends...

3. Cafe Con Leche

By far the best coffee house in the gulf area. The coffee is a high quality and the foods starts the day off on the right note. The only issue we had was...

4. Owl Cafe

I have yet to try any other Apalachicola restaurants because we always end up here. The food is to die for, a little on the pricey side (it is a nicer...

5. Hole In The Wall Seafood

Talk about a hike in the wall. Small, old, family run. What a great place. I asked about oysters right off the bat, I have had them once a long time ago...

Golf
1. St James Bay

I write this review reluctantly. (Only because I don't really want other people to discover this hidden gem.) I've played here for several years now. I...

2. Capital City Country Club Inc

I love it here. I've played Jake Gaither, Southwood, Cross Creek, and here. Southwood is nice but I really like it here more. Great greens, it's been...

3. Southwood Golf Club

Just recently played here. Tallahassee weather in oct nov for golf is unbeatable. Green, fairways, and tee boxes all in perfect condition.

4. Hombre Golf Club

Best course conditions I've seen in Florida except for some spots on the greens. It has many challenges--with very tight narrow fairways, some long carries...

5. Seminole Golf Course

Been coming here for years! Not only do they have mint condition putting greens they also have cheapest prices. Only one other course SW has greens as...

Active
1. Riverfront Therapy

I was in the area for vacation and decided to treat myself to a massage on a rainy day. Kathy is an excellent massage therapist , she is small but has...

2. Captain Charles Charters

Captain Charles is the best. Fourth generation Apalach. Puts you on the fish and keeps your hook baited. Great American with a great personality. Can't wait...

3. Apalachicola Airboat Adventures

Three friends and I took a trip with Captain Larry. It was an hour trip through the swamplands of Apalachicola and well worth the money. Word of caution,...

4. Florida Kayak School and Tours

Awesome time on the Wacissa today! Tommy had everything set up before we got there, from boats to PFD's to a map of the river. After a quick safety check...

5. Hooked Charters

Capt Dwayne Coulter is a honest great guy. We went out fishing with him for a half day and came back with over 100 pounds of fish. We had such a great day,...

Arts
1. Cascades Park

The park is called a SmartPark, it has free WiFi provided by the city of Tallahassee. The park is very clean, beautiful and plenty of things to do. There is...

2. Tallahassee Museum

My 1.5 year old and I had a blast here! The animals are in spacious, nature-based housing and the educational signs are very useful. The trails are perfect...

3. Museum of Florida History

I was in Tallahassee with my school for a lobbying event, and ventured over to this museum between Congressional sessions. My professor tried to ward us...

4. Off The Hook

Love this place. Good hang out spot, the food is just as expected. The wings are awesome, boom-boom shrimp are decent, the blackened fish taco are...

5. Painting with a Twist

Awesome place. Have gone here multiple times with my boyfriend for date night, and it never disappoints. Staff is great, studio is clean and nice, and...

Shopping
1. Down Town Book

By my take, this is the best bookstore in North Florida (excluding the Friends of the Library sale in Gainesville). Selection is small, and selling new...

2. Bickel Photography

Richard Bickel is an amazin photographer who has traveled the world over as a photojournalist and has settled in beautiful Appalachicola as an artist....

3. The Grady Market

I could have wandered around in here for ages.

4. Riverlily

Whether you are a citizen of Apalachicola, or simply visiting, Riverlily should be a destination on your "List of Awesome Things To See and Do." They have...

5. Apalach Outfitters

Love this store. It stock consists of high end brands so it is not a place to bargain shop but when you are in Apalachicola, I highly recommend stopping in.

Health
1. Riverfront Therapy

I was in the area for vacation and decided to treat myself to a massage on a rainy day. Kathy is an excellent massage therapist , she is small but has...

2. Beach Medical Express

The absolute best place to come on the beach! Virginia is knowledgeable and so friendly. You get the small town treatment with current technology. Tell them...

3. Mohamed Ahmed, MD

Dr Mohamed is great! When I first was transferred to Panama City I was having an extremely hard time finding a psychiatrist who actually prescribed...

4. Patients First

I Made the switch from "Have" insurance a couple of years ago to "Have-not" insurance (i.e. made the leap from corporate world to "running your own...

5. Panama City Smiles - Dr. Anish Patel

Dr. Patel and his staff are wonderful. They treat you with respect and kindness. They are perfect on the phone and never rude. They do an annual event...

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