Retire in Chicago, IL

Livability Score
53
** 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
2712608
Median Househould Income
47831
Median Age
33.4
65 Years and Over
290688
Median Home Value
225700
Unemployed
189051
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Yvolina's Tamales

Friendly women. Delicious, unique offerings. Tried pork, steak & chicken but our favorites were the quinoa+lentil, poblano+squash, & kale+pepper. Will be...

2. Oriole

For the love of *insert your deity here*, stop reading my review, earn some extra cash on the side and put your name here before this place earns its...

3. Del Sur Bar & Grill

This place is a 'must go' especially if you live in the area. It's not many times you find really nice places like this in the area. Definitely support...

4. The Crab Pad

This place is awesome, and I can't wait to go back again! My husband has been giving my friends and I crap about us wanting to go here. He was like "they...

5. Beard & Belly

This place has such a cool concept. I feel as though it is under known and under appreciated. It is about 3 blocks from my hour of a year and a half and I...

Golf
1. My Chicago Golf

If you think you're gonna take a lesson and instantly be good at golf, it doesn't work that way. It takes time, persistence, concentration, and a chip on...

2. Play 18

Play 18 is a great facility for golfers in downtown Chicago. If you can't get out of town to play or the weather is unfavorable, book one of the simulators...

3. Skokie Park District

The Skokie Park District offers a variety of recreation activities and classes for both residents and non-residents. You can join athletic leagues (such as...

4. Harborside International - Port Course

Absolutely great course. Every aspect of the course is perfect. Immaculate grass all around. The greens have a pro feel- fast but the ball goes straight....

5. GolfTEC Halsted Row

If you're looking to improve your game, love good coaching, and appreciate data and video feedback, then consider joining GolfTec. I've been going for...

Active
1. Forse Lifestyle Coaching

As a busy professional chick constantly on the hustle, flow, and GO - I arrived at a place where physically I could no longer relate to my reflection. In...

2. Vaudezilla

Just completed my first round of classes at Vaudezilla, and to be honest I don't see myself quitting burlesque any time soon. I Signed up originally because...

3. Sari Weis Personal Training

I found Sari through Yelp and am so glad I did. All the great reviews are true. Sari met me where I am and has encouraged me to achieve a healthier...

4. TITLE Boxing Club Chicago West Loop

My gym partner and friend had originally went to a few classes at a different location (Schaumburg) but moved to Chicago so we made the decision to commit...

5. Hustle Fitness

I found Hustle Fitness after looking at Groupon deals near me. After reading all of the awesome reviews I decided to not only purchase the 30 day Groupon,...

Arts
1. Puppet Bike

Every year, I look forward to seeing the Puppet Bike! Today, I lucked out! It was outside of the Chicago Theatre where Cindi Lauper was playing. Yep, I...

2. The Magic Parlour

I still ask myself, 'how did he do it?' This is a perfect date night choice and is just a small walk away from the magnificent mile. The show is engaging...

3. Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours

My fiance and I went on the Loop tour with Bruce last Saturday and had a blast! Bruce was incredibly knowledgeable about this history of the area,...

4. Rotofugi

Best store in the world! Their selection is awesome. Customer service is better than one could ever ask for. I highly recommend Rotofugi for online and...

5. Art Institute of Chicago

World-class art museum that requires at least 3 hours to explore. The setup here is interesting as you are forced by the layout to begin with exhibits that...

Shopping
1. Mildblend Supply Co

How have I not written a review of Mildblend until this day? This is the shop that keeps the raw denim scene alive, well, and thriving in Chicago. It's one...

2. Komoda

I'm from California, land of 3,000 eclectic and hipster shops. I was really impressed with Komoda! It has heart. The shop stocks a really enticing selection...

3. Squasht Boutique

Leslie is a phenomenal person. To wit: she buys handmade, local stuff 99 percent of the time! She designs the clothing in the shop herself AND has it...

4. Paperish Mess

Three cheers to Paperish Mess for being my go-to stop to nab some really cute, locally crafted stuff (for friends but all too often for myself)! From...

5. Uprise

Uprise is a small but hardcore, dedicated, skateshop in Chicago. While Saint Alfred caters more to a streetwear crowd (a very wealthy one at that--and does...

Health
1. Gabriel Sim, DDS

After searching on Yelp, this place seemed to be the best for an endodontist. I came into Dr. Sim's office to get a consultation and possibly a root canal...

2. Brian Braithwaite, MD - Aesthetic Institute of Chicago

I found Dr.B purely based on these Yelp reviews. To be honest, I had my doubt when I read the reviews, until I saw him- he is the BEST! How can anyone not...

3. Chicago Chiropractic

What can I say about this place? For starters, I'm so thankful to have found it on Yelp over a year ago now. The shining reviews sold me, and I can now say...

4. West Loop Spine & Stability

Yelpers- Just got done with my massage. But before I get into the review let me tell you that I am no rookie when it comes to The rubdown. I've had lots of...

5. Chicago Smiles

Dr. Santucci and his team are the bomb dot com I've hated dentists pretty much my whole life and I would say that's the norm. There are very few people (if...

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