Retire in Elgin, IL

Livability Score
54
** 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
110906
Median Househould Income
59832
Median Age
32.9
65 Years and Over
10482
Median Home Value
171000
Unemployed
5604
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Larsa's Kitchen

Awesome good. It's located in bp gas station. Prob the best in this town. Must go and try it . Good people here to

2. Grumpy Goat Tavern

Don't say no to this Grumpy animal. Hidden off of McLean Avenue is one of the few true gems of Elgin. This eatery, located at a Golf course, is...

3. Domani Cafe

I love the Chai Tea Latte! Walk in to be greeted by Leo, the shop owner. He makes it his goal to know everyone's name who walks in the door. Not so that...

4. La Casa del Pollo Asado

Can you say best bang for your.... cluck?! HA I crack myself up... but seriously the grilled chicken family meal, as others have gushed, is such a good...

5. Jester's Fast Food

Best gyro plate around. Soup is delicious too. Service is always great. Great food, great people.

Golf
1. Cantigny Golf

Great course Perfect condition all around Staff everywhere was friendly and helpful Food at the bar afterwards was great as well.

2. 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...

3. Golf Center Des Plaines

Heated. Waitress bar service on the range. Automatic ball feeder. This is what driving ranges are like in heaven, I suppose.

4. 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...

5. Prairie Landing Golf Club

Loved the course... Loved the staff (pro shop, rangers, beer cart girl, the gentleman who cleaned our clubs after our round). Everything about our...

Active
1. Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary

Loved this place, my son loved the free range chickens running around. They've got lots of trails, I will say though that it's not necessarily a stroller...

2. 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....

3. Crabtree Nature Center

In this world of unnatural it's a perfect oasis to return to the real world!

4. Pottawatomie Park

Love this park. Many times over the years I have had family picnic events here. Pool here, mini golf with concessions right on the beautiful river! Down...

5. The Centre of Elgin

Wow! I'm impressed!! What an amazing facility by the City of Elgin! The pool area is fantastic, lap pool, wading and slide pool. There is even a physical...

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. 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...

3. Picture Show Theatre

Place is very impressive for the price My boyfriend and I went to see a movie tonight and this bratty kid sat behind us and kept standing and leaning on...

4. Round 1 Bowling & Amusement

They usually add new machines and that's a plus! I love coming here to just play with my friends. We usually get the deals where you pay $8 on weekdays and...

5. Pinot's Palette

I had never been to a Pinot's Palette but this just opened up in the Arboretum Shopping Center and I was looking for a fun holiday activity. The space is...

Shopping
1. The Gypsy Haven

The owners were very welcoming, allowed us to look around and get a feel for they shop. I love the layout with so many amazing and interesting things to...

2. The Arboretum of South Barrington

I absolutely love the Arboretum. There are a variety of stores here whether you're looking for clothes or furniture, the restaurants are abundant and fun,...

3. Meijer

4.5 star review here...people can say what they'd like about Meijer, it remains my go to shopping destination. The produce is the best on Randall Rd in the...

4. The Gaming Goat

As a connoisseur of game stores for nearly 20 years, this is the best game store that I've frequented on a regular basis. It's inclusive to new players,...

5. Rediscover Records

Thank you for an early morning record store day gathering. Glad to have a local record store. My spot to pick up old and new records.

Health
1. Renovo Endodontic Studio

This place is seriously the best! I hate the dentist and the dentist but Dr. Wong made it such a great experience. I needed a last minute tooth pulled...

2. High Point Family Dentistry

HPD has a Phenomenal staff that have always been accommodating in every way possible. All while being extremely friendly and easy on the eyes. Especially...

3. Smile For Life Dental

We never thought we would find a dentist we liked when we moved to Elgin, but Dr. Lodding's office is the absolute best. They work you in for emergencies....

4. Beauty By Brush

Yay! I am so happy to see Kimmay on Yelp! Kimmay has done my makeup now...let's see....4 times at least! My wedding, my sister's wedding, and 2 of my...

5. Kids First Pediatric Dentistry

This has been the 4 year i have been to kids first they are the best. I first went there very scared because my son grinned his front teeth so bad they...

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