Retire in Indianapolis, IN

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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Don Juan Sandwiches

While out running errands hunger hit me. It was after 11 and eating breakfast had slipped my mind. I found this place as it was close and affordable. The...

2. Chapati

One of the best Indian Restaurant I ever tried! The food is awesome with fresh meat, I highly recommend the chicken butter and chicken tikka is ! Seriously,...

3. Subito

Wow! What a find. This is hands down the best soup and sandwich spot in Indy! Super friendly owner and employees, excellent selection of drinks as well....

4. Three Carrots

Amazing! Best vegan joint in Indy Vegan Mac n cheese on Fridays The tofu rich girl is wonderful, normally a side of chips & salsa, but if you upgrade to a...

5. Thai Recipes Restaurant

After reading several Yelp reviews, I could hardly wait to try Thai Recipes restaurant. Well, tonight was the night (9/28/16) and let me say, it was a...

Golf
1. Otte Golf & Family Fun Center

Five stars for the excellent driving range, with both artificial and natural hitting surfaces, new range balls, accurately measured targets, extensive...

2. The Bridgewater Club

This is where my husband and I got married and it was a wonderful experience. In order to have an event here you do have to be sponsored by a club member,...

3. Pleasant Run Golf Course

Definitely a nice city course, this open course, tucked away on the east side on the 600 block of north Arlington, is a great place for the price range....

4. Riverside Golf Academy

If you are looking for a nice location to practice/play without all of the snobbery, try here. While it is not like a fancy country club, they do have the...

5. Morningstar Golf Club

I got to play my first round of golf ever here, and really enjoyed that for a rookie like me it was not to hard. I also have to say I love the prices a lot....

Active
1. Go Ape

Totally freakin awesome!! Elliot was a great instructor. I was nervous going in but felt fully confident once the training was done. Absolutely worth the 60...

2. The HandleBar

What a great way to spend a Tuesday! We did the HandleBar with a group of volunteers on our week off from volunteering and it was the perfect activity to...

3. Monon Trail

A great trail for all sorts of activities. From walking to biking to roller blading to well...you get it. I'm using it now for practice/training on a new...

4. White River State Park

Visitors to Indy, here's what you should consider doing: -Rent a bike and first get a lay of the land by biking the path along the Canal. -I'd also...

5. Invoke Yoga & Pilates Studio

+ Clean, bright, luxurious space + Experienced & knowledgeable teachers + Diverse array of class types and class times + Easy street and lot parking...

Arts
1. Mind Tripping Show

I recommend this intimate, Vegas-style show to EVERYone! So fun, so interactive, so mind-boggling! Always fun, it makes a great first date night.

2. Indiana Medical History Museum

Do you like The Knick? Are you interested in medical history? Do you enjoy seeing buildings in the condition they were when they ceased operations? If you...

3. Indiana Repertory Theatre

The IRT is one of the best professional stages I've been to. The inside of the building is absolutely gorgeous. Not only is the stage large and auditorium...

4. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Beautifully preserved Italianate home in the Old Northside Historic District of Indianapolis. Many of the Harrison family's original furnishings are still...

5. Harrison Center For the Arts

The Harrison Center is a great place. It is always my favorite stop on first Fridays, and the place we spend the most time at because there is so much to...

Shopping
1. Homespun: Modern Handmade

If you're a fan of locally themed, locally produced, independently made gifts, goodies, body products, cards, and everything in between, look no further...

2. Indy Reads

I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that I'm an avid reader, I've lived in Indy for almost two years, and I just visited Indy Reads for the first time today....

3. Global Gifts

This place. So much cool! Another stop that we made while visiting Mass Ave. Both the employees in the store were super friendly and knowledgeable about the...

4. Rocket Fizz

This place is great! If you like candy and have that desire to try something different this would be a great place for you to visit! I only go here once a...

5. INDIEana Handicraft Exchange

I look forward to this event every year. The selection at the Handicraft Exchange is unmatched and you are sure to find a unique piece of art. Yelp was...

Health
1. Jenn Baron, LMT

Jenn Baron has the hands of an Angel. I have visited Jenn for relaxation massages as well as when I had a problem area in by back that needed work. Jenn...

2. Santosha

The only bad thing I can say about Santosha is that I can't get there regularly. I'm relatively new, but quickly addicted to how strong it makes me feel...

3. Quiescence Experience

I called from Nashville on behalf of my touring boyfriend. Initially I was searching for the best rating in proximity to the Westin...we tend to prefer...

4. Urban Optiks

I have been to many different "boutique" optometrists in Indianapolis. Then I found Dr. Rob. My experience at Urban Optiks was fantastic. They are small...

5. National Institute For Fitness & Sport

This gym is awesome. Not spanking new like the downtown YMCA at Cityway, but they have every piece of equipment you could ever dream of. The group fitness...

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