Retire in Auburndale, FL

Livability Score
46
** 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
13979
Median Househould Income
40851
Median Age
36.1
65 Years and Over
1740
Median Home Value
115900
Unemployed
773
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Krazy Greek

Had the OOFO Chicken Sandwich and my husband had the Gyro Platter we also got a side of Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and loved every bite. Their...

2. Saigon Garden

Great Vietnamese food. Healthy. The real deal Nice people running the place. I've been there three or four times

3. Nineteen 61

Lakeland is always continually surprising me with fresh new choices. The more great chefs that set up shop here means you no longer have to deal with the...

4. Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q

We were in town for just the day, and Yelped our way here. My kind of BBQ joint! A hole in the wall Mom and Pop place that focuses on the pit, not the...

5. Elena's Cuban Cafe

5+ stars! The Midnight Cuban is one of the best I have had. The deviled crab was delicious. The service is friendly and serve time was fast. My son had the...

Golf
1. Villas of Grand Cypress Orlando

This review is about two months late, better late than never. We have been staying here a couple of times a year for over a decade. So it goes without...

2. Fantasia Gardens

Most people don't know about this mini-putt course, but happened across it because it is across from the Swan Hotel. I am so glad we stopped in here!...

3. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club

Had a great experience here today. Excellent range and course. People were really nice and welcoming too!

4. ChampionsGate Golf Club

This place is a great place to play. I have only played the International course but many say it is the better of the two. The clubhouse was well...

5. Streamsong Golf

This golf resort is top notch. From the minute we pulled up and the men greeted us and took our bags, valeted our car, met the caddie, were driven to the...

Active
1. Crystal River Kayak Company

Why 5 stars? Because this was a very memorable paddle boarding experience! --- --- --- If this wasn't such a journey from my house, I'd be a...

2. Orlando Tree Trek

We took a high school group here for the day. The place is awesome. Very challenging and so many different courses to try. A lot of fun and a great staff!...

3. Orlando Balloon Rides

Excellent experience. Went on 7/20/16. Mark and Pat were amazing. We were picked up at our hotel and brought to the center for a safety debrief. Things...

4. Bird's Underwater

I can't say enough good things about our trip. Scalloping with Bird's Underwater was an amazing experience. On our drive home we had already decided we...

5. Circle B Bar Reserve

This place is absolutely amazing! I've been here a few times to just walk the trails and take in what nature has to offer. "Alligator Alley" has been...

Arts
1. The Shallow Grave

This is my favorite haunt in the Tampa Bay Area and I definitely make sure to visit here every year they also have a Valentines weekend outing. Parking is...

2. Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre

We had so much fun! Going to a drive-in itself was so nostalgic and brought back lots of happy memories. The screen is big and the picture was clear....

3. Bok Tower Gardens

It is truly a beautiful garden!  There are places to picnic and Florida's own version of rolling hills are in sight.  My wife and I didn't do any of the...

4. Chocolate Kingdom

Fun, entertaining, delicious way to spend an afternoon. Our tour guide, Bradley, was a joy! I learned more about chocolate than I ever needed to but they...

5. Mixon Fruit Farms

We had an awesome time here! For $5 a person (or $3 if you do the tour too)There's a water slide, bounce house, sandbox, slide,giant chess and other yard...

Shopping
1. Lavender N Lace Tea Room & Restaurant

So yummy and so cute! In the complete middle of nowhere in Orlando, Lavender N Lace is an oasis. My friend wanted to go having known some family friends...

2. Target

I came here on Thanksgiving for the great deals and walked away with more appreciation for the staff than the items bought! Black Friday shopping is so easy...

3. Publix

Love this Publix, Julie the Chef's Apron rep was so nice and Cassidy at the deli was a wonderful as her smile. Thank you ladies for making our shopping...

4. The Barn Antiques

I took my mom here on a beautiful Saturday since we both love browsing through antiques and lovely country stores. This has two gift shops, a restaurant...

5. Lakeside Village

Services were wonderful as provided by Lucy..thanks for the great experience. My wife was also very please with services provided by Lauren (Manicure and...

Health
1. Bella Vista Spa

A++++ I travel a lot and whenever I make my way to Florida I love coming here. Alison Power is my go to gal. She is so talented, sweet and genuine....

2. Love Chiropractic

This is the place to go when you are in pain. Or better yet, go before t he pain starts and they may be able to prevent it. The only hard choice to make is...

3. Supple Hands Massage Therapy

I'm visiting my Dad and realized my back was on the verge of seizing up on me. I searched for massage therapists in Yelp, made a few calls, and found Jean...

4. Act Now Wellness Center

My boyfriend grew up with a food phobia and Danny was able to help open his mind to new foods. Danny is very helpful, intelligent, and informative and has a...

5. Walk In Chiropractor

Very down to earth Doctor and receptionist. Took me right in with no appointment or wait time. Fixed me right up, no new fangled gizmos or gadgets....