Retire in Saint Simons, GA

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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Island Pho

Shrimp Pho was amazing! Island Chicken was amazing! Service and Cleanliness was amazing! I do not have a bad thing to say about this place. Great...

2. Palmer's Village Cafe

I've been coming to the island for 30+ years, and this is a late find for us, so we're compensating by going AS FREQUENTLY as possible. They use fresh...

3. Indigo Coastal Shanty

Both the food and service at Indigo Coastal Shanty were fantastic! Our server Jeanna (Gina?) was super friendly and helpful. Because we're down from...

4. The Farmer & The Larder

Absolutely wonderful food! The Special sweet tea, the vegetable fritter, and the Georgia shrimp are highly recommended! Excellent wine to match. The...

5. NANCY

Enjoyed a fabulous evening at Nancy. Atmosphere, food, drinks, and service all great. The proprietor and chef took the time to greet us and make our...

Golf
1. King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort

What I love about this resort is that it's right on the beach. You don't have to walk far for beach access. Gorgeous place! The old historic buildings and...

2. Jekyll Island Tennis Center

Love this laid back but top notch tennis center. Lots of courts(13), great availability, for court rental or lessons. Pricing is a bargain for court...

3. The Hampton Club

A very nice course with its signature four holes across a wooden bridge in the marsh. Normal peak rate for April is $115 which is a hair steep. We teed off...

4. Jekyll Island Golf Courses

My son's haven't played much golf, but had been asking me to take them. I was concerned that they mainly wanted to drive the golf cart at break neck speeds,...

5. Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center

Three of us played this course for our first time a few weeks ago and enjoyed it very much. I always appreciate being able to play new courses and it was in...

Active
1. Driftwood Beach

One of the coolest beaches I've ever been on. This place will bring the artist out in almost everyone. The trees will stop you in your tracks as your jaw...

2. Southeast Adventure Outfitters

Fantastic!! We walked in on a Saturday at noon and got a 4pm reservation for the 3 hour St. Simons trip. We were actually the only two folks on the tour...

3. Adventures Up The Creek

After researching a few different kayaking companies, I decided to book a guided paddling trip through Up the Creek, and I'm so glad I did! I signed up for...

4. Fort Frederica National Monument

It's hard not to compare Ft. Frederica National Monument to Ft. King George Historic Site in nearby Darien, Ga. But it's not fair to either, and in the end,...

5. Jekyll Island

There are two sides to Jekyll Island: 1. Eastside: ocean beaches, modern hotels, water park, more restaurants, more things for young people and...

Arts
1. Tipsy McSway's

Best restaurant in the Brunswick/St Simons area. It's unassuming and looks like a standard bar and restaurant. In reality it's the gold standard. Parking...

2. Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum

This is a beautiful little white house with a wonderful gift shop. They have a film presentation that last about 10 minutes. I'm a lighthouse lover and...

3. Island Cinemas

Great place! Nice, clean, and comfortable seats. Kid friendly place. Concession prices are reasonable. Great place to watch a movie with the family.

4. Jekyll Island Museum

It's free. Definitely worth more than the price of admission! It's what you do on Jekyll Island during a rain storm. The building used to be a stable and...

5. Get Your Muse On!

Former workplace administrators treated us to a Paint and Play experience and I thought it was fantastic! Painting with coworkers turned friends is a good...

Shopping
1. Southeast Adventure Outfitters

Fantastic!! We walked in on a Saturday at noon and got a 4pm reservation for the 3 hour St. Simons trip. We were actually the only two folks on the tour...

2. Harris Teeter

Love this store! Great service, good prices and they dont re arrange the store everynight like Winn Dick Me does. I can actually go in and find what I want...

3. St Simons Island Bait & Tackle

Can't speak highly enough of St Simons bait and tackle. Perfect bait and tackle fishing shop. Great selection (fishing and some tourist souvenier...

4. Pane In the Glass

Beautiful, unique items. We stop in every time that we visit SSI. I have purchased numerous gifts here and the recipients have always been pleased. I'm...

5. Monkeywrench Bicycles

Monkeywrench provided the kind of low-key, informative service that this customer and his partner found invaluable. Lindsay led us through the myriad bike...

Health
1. Misty's Element Massage

Glad I went back a second time before heading out of town. Amazing...

2. Jeffrey O Capes, DMD, MD

I don't know why there aren't a lot of reviews for Dr. Capes and his staff. My son had his wisdom teeth out in a different state and his cheek swelled up....

3. MyEyeDr

Being from a different town we called and stopped by to pickup some samples as my wife ran out of contacts. Very considerate people folks! Have already...

4. Coastal Endodontics

The ladies in the front office are super courteous and they explain all the costs and estimated payments & charges to the penny. From the moment they...

5. Anointed Hands Massage

what a wonderful find, we decided to call around after the cloister was booked on our rainy vacation and absolutely loved the massages we both got. My...