Retire in Lady Lake, 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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Rae Rae's

Breakfast here was amazing. Banana fosters french toast was cooked to perfection. Crunchy on the outer edge and soft and buttery on the inside. Biscuits...

2. I Barbque Express

OK, my 5 star rating is relative. This is not a 5-star restaurant in the absolute sense, but a rating that is relative to the genre, the type of place and...

3. First Watch

Awesome food and unique. Not just plain old food that's fresh and very interesting combinations I have been there several times and never been disappointed.

4. Koyame

Best Chinese in the area. Orange chicken dinner is delicious. This place is usually packed for dinner.

5. OakWood Smokehouse & Grill

My mother says this is prob her favorite place since she moved to The Villages, and I can see why. What an outstanding all around place. Clean as could be,...

Golf
1. Tree Top Golf Development & Practice Center

Our first time here! Had a groupon-bought back in October 2011, that we finally used. It was 2 fun passes (which includes 24 balls in the batting cage, a...

2. Glenview Champions

I was on a family vacation in Daytona and I called a friend who lives in The Villages, he suggested we play golf at Glenview Champions Country Club. I was...

3. The Villages Cane Garden Golf Shop

Pretty good sale prices on a wide range of apparel. When I was there in March, a lot of merch was at least 30% off. Super friendly staff at my favorite...

4. Wedgewood Golf Course

Gotta love Wedgwood Golf Course. It might be a short, par 29, nine hole course, but you've got to hit good shots to score well. It's owned and managed by a...

5. Arlington Ridge Golf Club

Arlington Ridge is a nice track. Full 18 holes, big practice putting green, driving range, solid golf shop, decent bar/19th hole, and rooms for after...

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. 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...

3. Manatee Paddle

The staff was very helpful. Told me places to paddle with best chance of seeing manatees. Very easy. The staff put the boards in the water and were...

4. Zoom Air

We decided to try something different and hit up Zoom Air. What an awesome decision this was. We decided to take advantage of their discount package for the...

5. Rusty Anchor Mount Dora

Two hours of relaxation on the water. Tour guide - Ray, personable and engaging! We did the canal tour. Lots of wild life and bird watching...

Arts
1. Whispering Oaks Winery

Blueberries, wine, and cheese. Need I say more? It was a quiet atmosphere. The staff was helpful. It definitely isn't a place to go if you are hungry,...

2. SIP Restaurant Jazz Wine Bar

We stopped in for a lite linch. Couldn't have picked a better spot. The owner Hostess met us at the door and thanked us for coming. The waitress Sarah...

3. Orange Blossom Opry

The Orange Blossom Opry is in the middle of nowhere near Ocala. What a treat for a venue. About two hours from Jacksonville, FL, this place is a music...

4. Rialto 8

Great place to watch movie . Had fun and the villages great. We had great big popcorn and drink. Movie Theater very clean and nice. We love the villages so...

5. Orange Blossom Cannonball Train

This was a lot of fun. Visiting Mt. Dora we didn't really know what to do but we heard about this place from yelp and it was worth it. The train is really...

Shopping
1. Publix Super Markets

The customer service provided by Publix from the tasting up to the delivery of the wedding and groom's cakes was outstanding. Not to mention the cakes...

2. Beautiful Flowers For You

A friend of ours in California sent us a floral arrangement. We were driving across the country to Florida and he didn't know that we were still on the...

3. Village Cycles

Fabulous service! James- manager and Tony- technician are professional, kind and accommodating. I brought a bike which I neglected storing in winter in the...

4. Repair Wireless

I had a Samsung Galaxy s3 with a dead power port. I checked around to see if it was worth fixing and found Repair Wireless only 10 minutes from my home in...

5. The Green Apple Health Foods

It is mind boggling to me how this area is a dearth of Yelp reviews and half the businesses I find are not even on Yelp at all! One lady who runs a bomb...

Health
1. Heritage Dental

Truly the best clinic on the globe!!! I've been to many different dental clinics in different countries, but Heritage Dental is the best! Dr. Cohrn is the...

2. The Villages Hospice House

We saw a few hospice houses for a family member. This by far was the best one in the area. Very beautiful property in the villages. There is a lake close...

3. Esarey Felix J DPM

STOP! Don't even think about going anyplace else. This guy, Felix Esarey, is the best. I have been a marathon runner for years and have seen a number of...

4. Alliant Dermatology

I traveled all the way from Howey in the Hills to the villages and Iam glad I did. Dr. Bolten was extremely thorough and I did not expect treatment on the...

5. The Villages

The Villages stands as a veritable retirement Utopia, and there is something for everyone there. From Golf to Bocce Ball, they have it all, and their...