Retire in Jacksonville, FL

Livability Score
49
** 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
837533
Median Househould Income
46768
Median Age
35.6
65 Years and Over
98100
Median Home Value
138500
Unemployed
48628
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Sushi Bear Sushi & Grill

Really enjoyed Sushi Bear. Their sushi tasted fresh and overall super delicious. They give you a free roll as an appetizer and a free dessert! They have all...

2. Marianas Grinds

Hubby and I had the pleasure of dining here last night. I'm a lumpia and Pancit eating fool, and the opening of this place makes me a happy girl. I of...

3. 5 Loaves 2 Fish

I don't like lamb. This is a known fact. However, my singular exception to that life rule is now the lamb pita from 5 Loaves 2 Fish. I decided to get...

4. Southern Charm

Paris has the Louvre. New York has the Guggenheim. Jacksonville has the Cummer...but if your looking for the most impressive Art in J-ville, don't head to...

5. The Butt Hutt Smokehouse

I just had their Florida Fries - delish!! So filling and tasteful! Most importantly the even distribution of cheese! Loved loved loved it!

Golf
1. TPC Sawgrass

This is just a review of The Players Championship at Sawgrass. We haven't had the opportunity to golf here. My husband and I love going to The Players at...

2. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club

I attended a Wine Tasting for Break Thru Beverage last night at this club. I was very impressed with Adam Abbott, the clubhouse manager, and his staff....

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Elegant Anticipation. For 25 years my wife and I have been coming to the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Of all the different properties we stay at over the...

4. St. Johns Golf & Country Club

My review specifically pertains to St. Johns Golf and Country Club as an event venue. As a leader of a student organization in my professional program, I...

5. World Golf Village

Beautiful area, classy resort, friendly staff, close enough to downtown St Augustine, beaches and shopping malls. Great place to stay, golfer or not.

Active
1. Memorial Park Association

Pokémon Go central. Around 100 people chasing imaginary things... My kids say there are a lot of rare Pokémon items here. Also, a relaxing place to sit...

2. Castaway Island Preserve

Hidden treasure right here in Jacksonville. Good place to launch kayaks too. Bring the kids and family dog. They have grills too.

3. The Catty Shack Ranch

What a visit. They have many kitty there. I mean big kitty like tiger. Those are very nice kitty. This cat center has a lot of tiger. They have Siberia...

4. Kayak Amelia

This place I great! I've rented kayaks before, but never have they been as clean and well taken care of as those from Amelia Kayaks! Seriously, I was...

5. Dogwood Park

If you truly love spoiling your dog then look no further than a membership to Dogwood. They offer obstacle courses, frozen dogsters at the gift shop and a...

Arts
1. Sun-Ray Cinema

Oh how I love thee, free large popcorn! The plethora of toppings are worth it alone. We came here for a matinee screening of "Hell or High Water" in theater...

2. Pinot's Palette

Such a great place to relieve stress and especially through art! Their lessons are really nice and slow and explained well!

3. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Gorgeous from head to toe. The gardens are green, pristine and well-kept. There are ample photo ops calling your name! The Cummer Museum is an absolute MUST...

4. One Spark, The World's Crowdfunding Festival

I am so thrilled we attended One Spark this year! As Daisy D. said, it is really great to see downtown crawling with so many people. It's like downtown...

5. Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Amazing!!! They were having a free concert and I've never seen a symphony before. Well, I played the flute when I was little for years and was in the school...

Shopping
1. Grease Rags Clothing Company

Welp. Cindy did it again. I'm proud to say I was there when grease rags was but an idea in the head of an amazing person. My has it grown since then. Big...

2. Five Points

Cute little shops, delicious food, cool bars and a park. Small but totally hip and happening. Get a coffee, catch a movie, wander around the park, get lunch...

3. Black Creek Outfitters

We stopped in today on what we had planned to be a three store excursion to price kayak roof racks. The owner, Joe, ended up spending more than an hour with...

4. Nordstrom

Clean, well lit, completely inviting store. I loved how open the floor was on the first level. Each section was clearly divided by department, brand, gender...

5. Chamblin BookMine

Well, I've been shopping here for books since forever it seems and I still get lost. It's incredibly easy to lose track of time as there are countless...

Health
1. Cavka Dental Center

Dr rice orthodontics recommended me to this office and I was not disappointed. The communication between dr rice for my orthodontics and dr cavka for care...

2. Five Points Dental

I had a consultation here about 3 years ago & the Dentist was extremely polite & very understanding. He wasn't like most dentist I went too who judge &...

3. Bean Tree Pediatric Dentistry

We have a 2 1/2 year old. I made the appointment over the phone. The scheduler was so help. She took the time to explain the practice. She had a true...

4. Atlantic Chiropractic

I have been suffering with pain for a long time due to a misdiagnosis from an orthopedic surgeon. In the first appointment with Dr Crosby he was able to...

5. Lanier, Bowman and Associates

I was nervous about my eye exam because I hadn't been to an optometrist since I was really young and I had a terrible experience when I went. So when I was...

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