Retire in Carrabelle, FL

Livability Score
45
** 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
2790
Median Househould Income
25714
Median Age
38.2
65 Years and Over
386
Median Home Value
108700
Unemployed
95
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Pearle

The best food we had all weekend! So glad we came for breakfast - wish we made it here more often! The atmosphere is diner style and servers are friendly....

2. Millender & Son Seafood

Family-run, friendly, fresh. Bought several different things from them while in the area recently, and we found everything to be more than up to par....

3. Two Brothers At the Beach

Prime rib night! YESSS!! Two sizes and amazing side options. Sandy knows how to do it RIGHT! Must HAVE onion rings! Complete perfection! Fresh tea,...

4. The Fisherman's Wife

Excellent little fish market with a variety of local sourced fish. In addition they make some excellent fish and seafood dips. Staff was also very...

5. Fish Camp

Well stocked liquor bar! Good variety. Beer is served in an icy cold mug!!! With a pretzel to boot! Serbia is so nice & with the lovely southern charm!...

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. 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...

5. Hilaman Golf Course

Wrote a review 11 months ago. Played the course the other day...the greens are up to par. Whoever taking care of the course...bravo! Best I've seen it in...

Active
1. St George Island State Park

Fantastic place. Cool campsites and easy beach access. Nice pavilions for a quick picnic. The park ranger at the gate was very friendly. And when we did...

2. 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...

3. Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Terrific place to visit even on a sunny day! Took kids to see. Free! They have observation deck & nature trail walkway. Must see :-)

4. Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories

Great stop on vacation. I brought my wife, 10 yo boy and teenage girl. We spent about 90 minutes walking and touching the exhibits. Very informative and...

5. 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...

Arts
1. Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Terrific place to visit even on a sunny day! Took kids to see. Free! They have observation deck & nature trail walkway. Must see :-)

2. Apalachicola Maritime Museum

My boyfriend and I took out kayaks from here. Lowest price for kayaking around apilachicola/st george! It was freezing and choppy outside, but kayaking was...

3. Sand, Mud & Clay

My 6-year old son loves going to art classes with Sandra. She is so friendly and really makes the kids feel comfortable and successful. My son is always...

4. Dixie Theatre

This little theatre is cute and a nice change of pace from the beach. However the times I would want to go to the theatre the Dixie is closed. The Dixie...

5. Wakulla County Historical Society

This is a worthy museum archives for the local history. If you happen to visit the Wakulla Springs State Park, there are few thing you can stop by to learn...

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. Piggly Wiggly Express

Today I biked there and went in to get a beverage. When I emerged, the bike had fallen over, and the handlebar went into into something sticky on the...

4. Front Porch Creations Florist

These ladies made the most beautiful bouquets for our beach wedding. They were fast, affordable and creative. The bridal bouquets they put together brought...

5. Just Fruit

One of the best nurseries in northern if not most of Florida. Fantastic selection of persimmons on site (I've never seen so many different types) and many...

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. Turk Quill, DDS

Dr. Turk was my dentist for a few years back in the mid-90s, when he still had a practice in Tallahassee. I adored him then, but after having really...

3. Weems George E Memorial Hospital

Excellent service! In and out of this hospital in less than an hour on Memorial Day evening! Super supportive!

4. Nitsios Helen MD

I miss living in Apalach and being able to see Dr. Nitsios as my primary physician. She was always so warm and friendly. You can tell that she genuinely...

5. Rex A Whiteman, DDS, PC

I hadn't been to a dentist in a long time and after reading reviews of local area dentists I chose Dr. Whiteman. I ended up being very pleased with his...

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