Retire in Galena, 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
3358
Median Househould Income
45811
Median Age
51.5
65 Years and Over
911
Median Home Value
150800
Unemployed
100
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Big Bill's Sandwich Shop & Coffee Bar

Just starting out but great potential. I honestly feel this place is 4 stars as compared to a more established places in town, but they deserve 5 because...

2. Perry Street Brasserie

A terrific place starting with the service and Steve the chef visiting our table and sharing stories of his home area of England. 9 of us returned for a...

3. Otto's Place

A. Maze. Ing. Even though there was a :40 wait it was well worth it. The service was great ... waiters are young but good. The food ... oh the food. I had...

4. Little Tokyo

Mom had told me, ya never know the quality of sea food in middle of country side/ rural areas. But came here, and was super surprised! Anyways on to the...

5. Procento's Pizzeria

Walking in for the good ratings and my family and I were definitely not disappointed. The pizza had fresh veggies, crunchy to the bite, and the appetizers...

Golf
1. Eagle Ridge Resort

Absolutely beautiful resort. I recently attended a wedding and stayed in a spacious 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath villa for the weekend. The wedding ceremony was...

2. Galena Golf Club

What a gem! Came here today because Eagle Ridge was $50 whether you played 9 or 18. Here we payed $18 with a cart for 9. This course is beautiful and...

3. Lacoma Golf Course

We had our 20th Annual Dubuque area Realtor Golf Outing at Lacoma this week. I am not a very knowledgeable golfer, so this isn't a review on the course, but...

4. Woodbine Bend Golf Course

The best food around and an amazing place to stop on the bikes! If you are ever around don't miss eating here! Beautiful bar/restaurant with a super...

5. Bellevue Golf Club

Best 9 hole golf course I have ever played. The course is maintained very well and the greens are in immaculate shape. Carl and Ann are super friendly and...

Active
1. Eagle Ridge Resort

Absolutely beautiful resort. I recently attended a wedding and stayed in a spacious 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath villa for the weekend. The wedding ceremony was...

2. Lil General

Decent little place. Open til 11. There were frogs doing it on the fence around the place, part of the ambiance I guess. Course was in pretty good...

3. Galena Golf Club

What a gem! Came here today because Eagle Ridge was $50 whether you played 9 or 18. Here we payed $18 with a cart for 9. This course is beautiful and...

4. Galena On the Fly

I recently marked riding in an air balloon off my bucket list. We had a hour ride in one of the biggest air balloons I've ever seen. One group went first...

5. Fever River Outfitters

We came here on Memorial day and this place delivered on getting us a nice tandem Kayak for a great day of casually cruising down the beautiful Galena...

Arts
1. Ulysses S. Grant Home

I am a history person, my wife, not so much. So when I planned a trip to Galena and told her Grant's house was on the list, she was less than thrilled....

2. The Grape Escape

Always a must stop when we are in town for the day. Problem is once we get there we don't go anywhere else. TOO MUCH FUN hanging with Miss Kitty...Can't...

3. Jamie's Wine Studio

Great spot to stop for a drinking during a day of shopping downtown Galena!This has become one of our must stops when visiting the Territory.

4. Poopsie's

What a fun store! All kinds of fun toys and silly stuff. There are tons of novelties. Silly cards, weird socks, toys to try. The staff was all very...

5. Council Hill Station

So much fun!! It's a great place to visit with the owner payoff the piano and singing! Thank you!!

Shopping
1. Valley Perennials Florist & Greenhouse

This place was perfect for my wedding. I looked in to some other places but they wanted me to send pictures and did not want to discuss different ideas....

2. Poopsie's

What a fun store! All kinds of fun toys and silly stuff. There are tons of novelties. Silly cards, weird socks, toys to try. The staff was all very...

3. Galena Cellars Tasting Room and Gift Shop

Stopped in while walking around town. We were able to sample 6 wines for $5 which seemed pretty reasonable. Our pourer wasn't the most friendly of all the...

4. Fiber Wild!

Imagine you owned a yarn shop. Where would you place it? How about a cute shopping area in a picturesque community. What would you put in it? How about...

5. Gabby's Gifts

Gabbys is my go to for almost every shopping excuse. I may be looking for a friend's birthday gift, but always end up with goodies I can't resist for...

Health
1. Eyedeal Optical

Once you shop here, you will understand why I love it. Free repairs. Oakley. Kate Spade. Dolbanys.

2. Exceptional Dentistry of the Tri-State Region

Everyone at Exceptional Dentristry are extremely kind and caring. Dr. Berning is so sweet and compassionate, she really truly cares what is going on with...

3. Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans

Rarely do I have to visit the doctor, but when I do, it's usually bad. Well, being out of town and sick is even worse! Fortunately, I found out this place...

5. Dubuque Family Practice

Non alarmist. Respectful. Thorough. Nice! What more could you want? The staff treats you with respect and LISTENS to you, and TRUSTS you. They're not...

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