Retire in Margate, FL

Livability Score
47
** 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
54929
Median Househould Income
42599
Median Age
42.8
65 Years and Over
10313
Median Home Value
118600
Unemployed
3393
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Shavedway Subs

AMAZING!!!! Food! Atmosphere! And best of all interaction with the owner! He knew instantly that we were newbies! Talked us through the menu of...

2. The Gem Eatery

The gem eatery is exactly that: a GEM!!!! This is a little hole in the wall located next to a thrift shop right off margate blvd and 441. Seating is very...

3. Galuppi's On The Go

Always get a mini sub and soup. Never disappoints. I've tried several varieties and they are always delicious and HUGE.

4. Aunty Sue's Roti To Go

A delicious, local, family owned restaurant, Aunty Sue's, does really make you feel like you're coming home to family to be greeted by flavorful food, and a...

5. Pasta And...

Tonight was a special night and I chose the specialest(is that a word?) restaurant to celebrate my dads ninety second birthday, Pasta And in margate....

Golf
1. Jacaranda Golf Club

My high school girl's golf team had a golf tournament at the Jacaranda and we were all very pleasantly surprised by La Quinta. We reserved 4 rooms. All were...

2. Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club

Excellent course with PGA standards. The staff was helpful and the bar/kitchen staff was terrific. They made a hot day of golf even better. The starter was...

3. Parkland Golf & Country Club

We searched through Miami to West Palm for venues for our wedding, and the second we drove up to Parkland Golf and Country Club, we fell in love. It's such...

4. Osprey Point Golf Course

Beautiful and well maintained, I find it hard to believe that this is a public course. There are three 9 hole courses, with rolling hills; some nice long...

5. Duncan Smith Golf Academy

Duncan will get your game going in the right direction. I have had several golf instructors that included golf tec and Duncan beats them all. Duncan can...

Active
1. QQuest

Came here as part of a department outing and team building exercise. We split into two teams of 9 and booked a special double-room event where we were able...

2. Atlantic Coast Kayak Company

We had a blast!!! Last minute we decided to go Kayaking and SUP'ing. We were given brief lessons on the SUP's and a map of the best route and sent on our...

3. PaddleAwaySports

We had an amazing weekend! Dean and Holly are so friendly and easy going. They truly make it Feel like your hanging out with family! Thank you so much...

4. Sugar Sand Park

Been here plenty of times for all sorts of events including birthday parties, camps, sports, haunted houses, etc. The wooden play area is great, although...

5. Cycle Party Fort Lauderdale

I wish I could give them six stars! We booked a private party for 15 for my birthday and it was the highlight of our trip. Alex was more than accommodating...

Arts
1. Another Castle

I wish I can give 6 stars! arguably the best barcade in the United States. they have original Atari & Nintendo through ps4 and everything and in between...

2. Painting with a Twist

I sooo loved my first experience @painting with a Twist!! The environment alone was great but to have such enthusiastic and entertaining instructors made it...

3. Florida Renaissance Festival

This was my first rennaisance festival and it was a lot bigger than i imagined. In fact we were there for 4 hours and we didnt see it all. The place is...

4. Sick Puppies Comedy

For Christmas 2015, my wife gifted me the Sick Puppies Level 1 improv class. Since then, I've continued with the classes and am currently participating in...

5. Fernanda's International Market & Vintage Winery

If you are from NYC or NJ and you miss the kind of small Italian groceries like you could find at Arthur Avenue or in Bergen County then this is the place...

Shopping
1. Wonderland Bridal Couture

My mom told me about Wonderland Bride after shopping nearby in the same plaza and meeting Allicyn. I had a bad experience at another bridal shop, and going...

2. Vapor Shark

I give this store location 5 stars because John and his staff and crew are the best I can walk into store and they greet me with my name every time without...

3. Eyes On Atlantic

Best local optician I have been to in many years. Took my 90 year old mom in for new lens. Joann had the patience of a saint with a very difficult...

4. Cozzi Beds

5 Stars. No doubt about it. This is the ONLY place you need to shop for a mattress. Being in sales, I shopped around at several different locations before...

5. Smoke Inn Vi Cigars

Great owners, and a great cigar selection. Very comfortable and relaxing place to watch a game and have a cigar. On Wednesday's they have a weekly poker...

Health
1. Zen Foot Spa

This past Friday was "Treat Yo'Self" day - an homage to one of my favorite shows, Parks & Recreation. Turns out, people have turned a running joke from that...

2. Spacibo Therapeutic Massage

David, David, David you are such a professional massage therapist. You really listen to your clients. Your massages are phenomenal and beneficial.

3. The Prana Lab

The Prana Lab is my favorite spot for yoga out West. It is totally unpretentious and laid back. Prana Lab offers a wide variety of classes and is always...

4. Care Wellness Center

I'll start by saying that this was the ONLY Doctors office that actually truly cared and was the ONLY office to get me feeling better again. My story is a...

5. Smile Design Dental

The staff is so warm and friendly and the hygenist is amazing! My entire family goes to smile design dental! My son loves visiting with Dr. Sheryl!