Retire in Lake Mary, FL

Livability Score
48
** 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
14605
Median Househould Income
84741
Median Age
45
65 Years and Over
2149
Median Home Value
245900
Unemployed
724
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Caffe Di Riverwalk

Doesn't get any better in Sanford. This cute cafe is located across the street from the lake and has beautiful big windows so you can take in the view from...

2. Crazy Eddie's Pizza & Grill

My boyfriend and I had this place bookmarked for a while and we finally got around to trying them out recently. Tucked away in a small strip plaza, it's...

3. Cavallari Gourmet

So update to my other review. We bought some baby back ribs from Cavallari's. I didn't think we would have enough for football Sunday so we picked up some...

4. Thai Delight

So I was introduced to Thai curry at a little restaurant in South Daytona and fell in love. That was 24 years ago and since moving to Orlando I have yet to...

5. Pizza 1905

People! If you are looking for that thin crispy NY style pizza. This is the place for you you! It's so delicious... I drool just thinking about! You can...

Golf
1. Dubsdread Golf Course

One of my favorite courses in Orlando. ALWAYS in great shape. A ton of history behind this course. Staff is great. Carts have gps. Don't let the distance...

2. Winter Pines Golf Club

Went last week. Played for $19.00 and the price is more than reasonable. Greens are solid, fairways are forgiving. There is a lot of long Par 3's, which is...

3. Timacuan Golf Club

During my week here for work in Heathrow, the Hyatt staff told me about this little course with a practice area. Did not know I would spend 5 days here...

4. Mid-Florida Golf Cars

I just wanted to say what a fantastic experience it was renting one of your carts at Sebring. Your staff was very professional, friendly and fast. They...

5. Debary Golf & Country Club

This is a lovely golf course in really good condition, lush green grass tees and fairways and greens that you can chip onto and have the ball stick. 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. The Paddling Center At Shingle Creek

This place is quite a surprise right in the middle of everything with the hustle & bustle of Orlando and the Theme parks close by. Nice canopy of trees on...

3. 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...

4. ZOOMAIR Adventure Park - Orlando

Looking for something different to do when you visit Central Florida? Well ZOOMAIR Adventure Park is a great place to start. The park includes two zipline...

5. Ray's Airboat Rides

Our vacation in Orlando couldn't have been better with all the fantasy filled theme parks that will keep a tourist entertained for every day of your stay....

Arts
1. Little Fish Huge Pond

I love Little Fish Huge Pond. Been visiting this spot since it was on first street but never took the time to write a review. I've made countless friends at...

2. Crane's Roost Park

Excellent place to stretch your legs, get in a run / jog, or simply sit and enjoy the view. It's located right next to the Altamonte mall, so there is...

3. Amaya Papaya

Absolutely love this place! I am new to the area and needed somewhere to take my 1 year old to meet other babies and have fun. We love it here. We go to a...

4. Enzian Theater

This place is absolutely breathtaking. I've been here twice now. I went the first time for the 2016 Oscars back in February, and I went last night for a...

5. Congo River Golf & Exploration

For the born competitor in you, or simply the guy who's looking to kick his ex-girlfriends butt in a round of Mini Golf after her repeated attempts to...

Shopping
1. Brightlight Books

I am a big fan of Brightlight Books. I have purchased several books and discs there and it's always a great joint to browse. Their disc selection is top...

2. Adjectives Market

Thank you Teresa for taking the time to speak with us about the techniques needed to paint my table. I am so interested in learning more, and you have...

3. World Market

This place is just amazing. A little of everything from all over the world. And the prices are great too! World Market has the most adorable home decor. I...

4. Acme Comics Cards & Collectibles Superstore

Really awesome store. Has TONS of retro stuff. It's huge and laid out really nice. Stuff is easy to find. Sometimes these types of store can bee kinda...

5. Rabbitfoot Record Store Cafe

My go to for coffee in Sanford. I recommend the jack rabbit. Fun to browse the records, get some work done on a computer, or just hangout. They have beer...

Health
1. Frutchey Eye Care, PA

I've been going to Dr. Mark for 15+ years. He is awesome! During that time he and his wife opened a practice together at this location, which is a good hour...

2. Advanced Eyecare

My husband and I both had a very good experience with Dr. Larson. He and his staff are very thorough and very professional. I would recommend his practice...

3. Kersenbrock Chiropractic

Awesome chiropractor where service is key. Everyone's results will differ, of course, but they really care about you here, and that's important. And they...

4. Advanced Endodontics

My experience at Dr. Chen's office was really amazing. I had a last minute emergency and had to see an Endodontist right away. Dr. Chen was able to...

5. Quest Diagnostics

We made an appointment for our 8 year old daughter to have her blood drawn and didn't have to wait long at all, 15-20 min. The staff was friendly and...