Retire in Wilmette, IL

Livability Score
51
** 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. Hearth Restaurant

We recently visited Hearth very early on a Saturday night and loved it! Excellent cocktail and craft beer selection. We had wine as well. The cold/hot...

2. Wilmette Chuck Wagon

If you asked me at 10 years old where my favorite place to eat was (aside from my house - my mom was an extraordinarily talented cook), I would tell you...

3. Stacked & Folded

I was skeptical but holy cow this simple salad is incredibly delicious and they have awesome condiments! They are super nice here! If I'm in the area this...

4. Koya in Wilmette

I love this place! Every food we order is just so good: egg roll, crab rolls, beef teriyaki, chicken tempura etc! The staff is very friendly keep it up....

5. Walker Bros. The Original Pancake House

WOW. Absolutely did not expect to be so impressed, especially at a local chain. I was fiending for pancakes on Labor Day, when my local Chicago faves were...

Golf
1. 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...

2. 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...

3. Michigan Shores Club

We had our wedding here, and man, did they do an excellent job. The building itself is gorgeous, the staff is everywhere you need them to be and Leslie, the...

4. 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.

5. Chevy Chase Country Club

I would recommend this place to ANYONE getting married. It's absolutely beautiful. The food is amazing. And the staff is unbelievable. My husband and I just...

Active
1. CrossFit e-town

I joined crossfit e-town back in August and I'm loving every bit of it and the results. I like all of the coaches there, they are so nice, helpful, and are...

2. Growth Spurts

We LOVE Growth Spurts! My kids love the toys and the pizza from JP's around the corner. I love that the space is small enough for me to keep an eye on my...

3. Urban Kayaks

Fabulous kayak experience - You MUST try this! I was terrified in my little kayak for the first 10-minutes but then I became a little more comfortable....

4. 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....

5. Shred415

If you want an amazing workout and transform your body, this is the place to go. Not recommended for those just starting to work out though. The...

Arts
1. 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...

2. Alley Gallery

Fast service that doesn't compromise on quality, relatively well priced, flexible, and a fun atmosphere!

3. 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...

4. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

We visited the museum this evening and it was VERY well worth visiting. It's open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and we took advantage of that - but if we'd...

5. Lifeline Theatre

We just saw their production of Thumbelina and, as I've come to expect from Lifeline's kids' shows, it was magical. Also, I had some special needs re my...

Shopping
1. Stumble & Relish

My friend and I were walking around in the neighborhood and decided to stop in and check out the store. I've been looking for a store like this for awhile...

2. The Backyard Barbecue Store

Great place for all your bbq needs and wants. Look for future events. The 1st annual Windy City Eggfest featured 7 chef's and teams serving up delicious...

3. Wilmette Jewelers

Wonderful, friendly, honest service. When I had my watch repaired (promptly and professionally), they gave me a loaner watch so that I wouldn't be...

4. Secret Treasures

This place is great! And the owner is so trustworthy and kind. My mom (Anne) has been coming here for years and years and is always speaking very highly of...

5. Wilmette Flowers

Great service! Linda was wonderful to work with! Everything we wanted for our wedding was exactly as she said it would be. They were on time for all the...

Health
1. Images Med Spa

My experience at Images Med Spa has been incredible. Kate is not only extremely knowledgeable and skilled, she is incredibly passionate about doing...

2. Wilmette Massage Center

Fantastic massage every time from Margaret. Strong and intuitive, and knows how to release the knots, I come out of there feeling like new. I have been to...

3. WestLake Chiropractic HealthCare Center

I have been going to Westlake Chiropractic for about 8 months and notice a significant improvement in my back and neck pain. Dr. Mike Belba is not only a...

4. Chicagoland Doulas

I knew that I only wanted my husband and a doula when I had my child. Based on reviews on Yelp and Google, I was able to narrow my search to two, one of...

5. Hypnosis Chicago

I want to thank Rebecca for helping me turn my life around in a positive direction in such a short period of time! I am sharing my experience because I want...

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