Retire in Crystal Lake, IL

Livability Score
52
** 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
40598
Median Househould Income
80136
Median Age
37.6
65 Years and Over
4792
Median Home Value
204700
Unemployed
1622
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Tony's Cafe

We both got the stuffed potato pancakes - stuffed with eggs, cheese, sausage and bacon and then smothered in sausage gravy. Delicious. Service was fast and...

2. Da Baffone Cucina Italiana

Very small quaint authentic Italian restaurant. Great ambiance. One of the best if not THE best eggplant parmigiana I've ever had! Huge portions. Darrin...

3. Carlos River Cafe

Carlos has really taken his restaurant to another level. Recently renovated and a brand-new parking lot with plenty of space, and it's always full. The food...

4. The Pizza Place and More!

From the initial phone call, to taking the empty pizza box to the trash The Pizza Place delivered a wonderful experience. The lady who took our order was so...

5. That's Amore Pizza

Friendly staff. Uplifting music. Delicious pizza. Cute, family-friendly decor. Had my daughter's 9th b-day party here a few weeks ago. Kids loved it! No...

Golf
1. Green Valley Golf Range

Such a fun place for kids & adults. We came here on a whim and played mini golf. The course has a lot of charm, and we even won a free game. The staff was...

2. Makray Memorial Golf Club

I have had the pleasure of working with Makray Golf Club for several years as a preferred vendor. This is a superior venue with spectacular grounds...

3. Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf & Sports Lounge

Awesome owners! Great food that Pam cooks herself.... Always a good time!!! Great drink specials, pool, bags, and if you love golf as I do you will enjoy...

4. Twin Lakes Golf Course & Recreation Area

I came across this place through Meetups, and have used it for outdoor sand volleyball. This is a beautiful spot! Whether with family, friends, or for an...

5. Topgolf

HOME ON THE RANGE Two Yelp events and a successful solo visit put me in good position to give these guys a go-round. Ever since this Wood Dale location...

Active
1. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours & Outdoor Adventure Center

Today we went zip lining and lets just start off with we were late... our tour guides still made us feel very welcome and made our experience memorable....

2. Moraine Hills State Park

I've been to Moraine Hills State Park a few times and it's a great place to: - Hike short or long trails - Fish - Rent a canoe or boat - See a Kettle...

3. Veteran Acres Park

While I only make it to this park 1-2 times per year, I wholeheartedly recommend this beauty for a picnic, a hike, and/or a great place to bring the...

4. On Target Range & Tactical Training Center

Very clean range, with good soundproofing. Only issue is I had brass from a nearby stall hitting me in the head after it bounced off the ceiling. Stall...

5. North Wall Rock Climbing Gym

Very fun place to spend a few hours and get a great workout at the same time. Myself, a friend of mine, and our kids went to North wall rock climbing today...

Arts
1. Psychic Medium Michael Gourley

Thanks Michael- He told my aura which I thought was accurate. I then asked some questions, and he was able to give me light and clarity. He was easy to chat...

2. Bliss Wine and Gifts

Great place! I've had great service, cozy atmosphere, live music, the chance to try some different wines. Have to try Bliss if not even to hang out there...

3. Catlow Theater

Loved this small theater super rich in history and character! The ticket prices and concessions were cheaper than chain movie theaters plus they show local...

4. Illinois Railway Museum

Yesterday was probably my 40th visit over ~40 years. My husband came here as a teen, so we started coming, then brought our children through the years. It...

5. Woodstock Theatre

They put so much money and love into this theater - I'm truly amazed! What a turn around from what it was a couple of years ago. This has never been a...

Shopping
1. On Target Range & Tactical Training Center

Very clean range, with good soundproofing. Only issue is I had brass from a nearby stall hitting me in the head after it bounced off the ceiling. Stall...

2. Vape Amore'

Best vape place in crystal lake! Today the person working was Scott and he helped me solve why my vape wasn't working. I made the mistake of buying my vape...

3. World Market

This place rocks. They have cool items, food, and wine from all around the world, as the name suggests. I buy the majority of my gifts here. They have a...

4. Evolve

Evolve is a place I can always feel welcomed, peaceful, and happy. Its so hard not to want to touch and buy everything. Their selection of jewelry/crystals...

5. Harbor Freight Tools

This place has everything. In one trip, I can get caution tape, bullhorn and a vest to wear . Seriously, its worked out well for me. I bought a small air...

Health
1. Randy Halihan Family Dentistry

Been going to see Dr. Halihan for years and recently was treated by Dr. Stern due to a emergency visit, and he was pleasant to work with as well. Everything...

2. TLC Massage

Hands-down the best prenatal massage that I have ever gotten. I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience! Relaxing atmosphere, accommodating...

3. Crystal Lake Natural Health Care

I tried Crystal Lake Natural Health Care because of a Groupon deal, but I stayed and became a member because of Katie. This is massage THERAPY, true...

4. Trinity Spiritual and Psychic Services

Dominique is the real thing! She literally told me things about me that only I would know and even told me other things in detail! If you want a true...

5. Maheshwari Hiralal, MD PHD

Wow. super impressed. Not only is this doc beyond intelligent and skilled, she is caring. She listens and seems to have an attitude of collaborating with...

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