Retire in Cumming, GA

Livability Score
50
** 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
5538
Median Househould Income
42414
Median Age
36.5
65 Years and Over
956
Median Home Value
169700
Unemployed
393
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Rendezvous Cafe

Gah. So. Good. I was skeptical. 5 star average on Yelp? Come on. But yep...worthy! Got the chicken pesto sandwich with tomato soup, the turkey and avocado...

2. Australian Bakery Cafe

Stopped here after church services, trying out new restaurants in the Cumming Area. What a hidden surprise, wonderful meal. Had the Australian Breakfast...

3. Lake Burrito

This place is killin it. Looking for a Chipotle alternative? Look no further. All the traditional options plus fish tacos, Mexican breakfast options, and...

4. Apu Grill

I've spent a lot of time in Central and South America and this place is as good if not better than anywhere I've eaten down there. And, as a bonus, here you...

5. Rio Balsas Taqueria

My first ever review on Yelp and I couldn't be more happy for this place to be the reason why. As soon as my gf and I walked through the door, we were...

Golf
1. St Marlo Country Club

Very nice course and can't go wrong paying $37 with cart on a pristine golf course. The greens were all running true and fast.

2. Golf Club of Georgia

My wife and I just joined here. We have found the two golf courses to be beautiful, well maintained and very challenging. Lakeside gets more props but I...

3. Echelon Golf Course

Echelon is a community that is only partially built out having fallen on hard times during the market crash. Similarly the club facilities are very limited...

4. Manor Golf & Country Club

This is a difficult tee time to get unless you are invited by a member - the club is fully private. I manage to sneak on once per year via the local golf...

5. Windermere Golf Club

Canongate Golf Corporation owns the Windermere Country Club, a Davis Love III course design. The staff is helpful and courteous and the restaurant is well...

Active
1. Lake Lanier Canopy Tours

Did the legacy tour with my three kids, youngest 9. They all had a ball. Staff was really great, helpful and friendly. I gave it 5 stars for the facilities,...

2. Big Creek Greenway

Beautifully kept trail park, this is how affluent neighborhoods maintain their local parks :) The whole trail is either concrete paved or wooden boardwalks....

3. Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Absolutely gorgeous! As a west coast transplant, I was desperately missing some elevation (ok, it's only been a few weeks, but I miss my mountains...), so...

4. Street Games

I found Street Games through Yelp and was able to take advantage of a Yelp discount when booking my son's 7th birthday party. Steve was great with...

5. Fowler Park

AND IT'S FOWLER PARK BY A LANDSLIDE!!!! If city parks were race horses, Fowler park would easily take the triple crown because it is in a league of its...

Arts
1. Talk of the Table

Great experience tasting wine and cheese with my husband at Talk of the Table. Great idea for a fun and friendly date night! Very knowledgeable & friendly...

2. Masterpiece Mixers

Loved getting to spend some time with my friends and painting together! Our instructor Amanda was AMAZING and we had such a blast!!

3. Street Games

I found Street Games through Yelp and was able to take advantage of a Yelp discount when booking my son's 7th birthday party. Steve was great with...

4. Pinot's Palette

Very fun place to paint. Great customer service. Easygoing amd nonjudgemental atmosphere. Have gone several times. Always have beautiful paintings to...

5. AMC Avenue Forsyth 12

I have visited many AMC theaters and this one of the cleanest and well maintained. The attendants were warm and welcoming. The seats were VERY comfortable...

Shopping
1. Ulta Salon & Cosmetics

This my favorite salon to go to currently because my favorite stylist Susan is here. We follow her around when she has changed locations in the past, but...

2. Reality Bikes

Customer service was exceptional. Got what I was looking for with great advice. Not looking to spend what the pros do, I got a pair of very suitable spin...

3. Goodson Drug Company

Awesome local pharmacy! I stopped in here one day because this was the only pharmacy I could find that had my prescription in stock. I will never go...

4. The Collection at Forsyth

THE COLLECTION AT FORSYTH, (OUDOOR CONCERT VENUE) When my husband and I first found out that there were summer concerts at the Collection, we were a little...

5. Forsyth County Pawn

This is hands-down the best place to buy a gun in north Georgia in my opinion. I have purchased many firearms over the years and they have always treated me...

Health
1. Serenity Orthodontics

Dr Podrey did amazing improving my 12-year-old's smile. Braces are off and he looks great! Thanks so much!!!

2. Magnolia Medspa

Dr. Kennedy and the staff at Magnolia are wonderful! I trust them completely with my skin care needs.

3. Lavida Massage of Cumming

My husband signed us up for the members benefits program. I have been getting massages from Terry for the past few weeks. He is a wonderful masseuse. He...

4. Milan Eye Center

The staff was excellent! Super friendly! And they even sent me a Happy Birthday email! Adorable!

5. LensCrafters

Dr Guerrero is great. I have had cataract surgery and have lens implants. I was having problems and he recognized the issue immediately. Referred me to a...