Retire in Palatka, FL

Livability Score
44
** 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
10464
Median Househould Income
21864
Median Age
32.1
65 Years and Over
1530
Median Home Value
85600
Unemployed
562
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. 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!

2. Magnolia Cafe

An AMAZING lunch spot that has a farm to table concept. I was in Palatka for work and had the pleasure of finding this gem of a restaurant. I enjoyed a...

3. Niko's Pizza

My wife and I had dinner there this evening and it was great. The staff was very friendly and the pizza was very good. I would definitely return when in...

4. Italian Latin Grill

It is a nice restaurant in Palatka. As the name suggests, they have both Italian and Latin food. Both of them are very yummy. My busband and I was here 3...

5. Musselwhite's Seafood & Grill

I recently found myself working in Palatka for a few days and we ended up here for lunch. The shrimp was delicious (I had mine grilled). I don't normally...

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. Congo River Golf & Exploration

I love this place! What's better than some putput and the chance to feed baby gators!! We had so much fun we will for sure be back again!! What's even...

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. Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

Such an amazing time!! Mark was our tour guide, along with Keisha (sp)! They both were so knowledgeable about the area and extremely easy going! Mark is...

2. 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...

3. Ravine State Gardens

Ravine Gardens State Park was created over thousands of years by water flowing through this area along the shores of the St. Johns River, although at the...

4. Skydive Palatka

A few months ago I had the opportunity to have my first skydiving experience & it was nothing short of AMAZING!! I highly recommend it & absolutely can't...

5. Putnam Lanes

I don't know why it says this place is CLOSED, it was open on Saturday?? Regardless, if you're ever the victim of bigotry, and thrown out of the bar across...

Arts
1. Hog Waller Mud Bog

Best place to ride and camp with friends. The show they put on is second to none. Every time we go we feel like family.

2. Blue Crab Festival

Living in a state with so many sunny days there are few reasons to stay indoors, saying that it isn't very difficult to find some kind of festival within a...

3. Palatka Mall Cinemas

A small theater but good. They have many deals. $5 before 6pm. $2 on popcorns, drinks and prezels on Tuesdays. Could get busy though. I was confused...

4. River City Players

We went to see the Palatka community theater group's rendition of "Wedding Belles." This was our very first time to see the River City Players in action....

5. American Legion Bert Hodge Post 45

No canteen but they do a great lunch a few days a week and will deliver. Also have a wonderful breakfast on Saturdays.

Shopping
1. Re-Tech Phones + Repairs

Can't say enough good things about this location. They took care of my initial problem (a broken iPhone 6S screen) but found out I had water damage in my...

2. Furniture Mart

What a beautiful place! This is high end, elegant furniture, but they will work with your budget. But-- it is not budget furniture. It's high quality,...

3. Re-Tech Phones + Repairs

I had a problem with a replacement back on my iPhone. I bought an aftermarket part but it wouldn't fit in my Lifeproof case. They took care of it quickly...

4. The Shoppe

A great thrift store and the best priced one in town, too! I love $2.00 Bag Sales on Tuesdays and have gotten some great clothes to both wear and...

5. Elsie Bell's Antique Mall

Quaint little antique shop ! Loved the selection and items. Worth a visit if you are into antiques !

Health
1. Go Madd 4 Massage

I had one of the best, if not the best massage last weekend. I had the worst pain in my back and shoulder from stress....and man she really helped it. I've...

2. Medex Medical Express

MedEx REALLY DID SAVE MY LIFE! Greg Jungenberg, PA-C and one of the partners at MEDEx called me at night while traveling on vacation and told me to g0 to...

3. Coleman J Rutledge Jr DMD

Awesome. This night guard is actually helping my TMJ. Dr RUTLEDGE is so sweet and makes sure the bite guard fits just right.

4. Coleman J Rutledge Jr DMD

Awesome dr. With my new bite guard my tmj is feeling so much better. Such a friendly man and funny. So down to earth. His staff is excellent. You feel like...

5. SunState BodyWorks™

Lina is an expert! Extremely talented and professional. Was my first massage with her but have had many therapists over the years. She is at the top of my...

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