Retire in Notre Dame, 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. Toscana Pizza & Pasta

Took the family there Friday nite food and service was great the owner even took my grandson to the kitchen so he could pick a Popsicle! will be back soon.

2. Mango Cafe

First off... Delicious! Cute place. Clean. Fast. I couldn't ask for more than that. It only has ten tables so you may run out of room if you bring to many...

3. Girasol

I love this place. Always try to stop by and get a papusa when I visit South Bend. It's a nice little joint where the owners are friendly and obviously take...

4. Weiss' Gastaus

We are in between Illinois and Ohio. Found this on Yelp. Fantastic German food. My schnitzel was as good as some i had in Frankfurt, Germany last spring....

5. Cafe At the Overlook

Cheery, cozy, unpretentious cafe serving delicious breakfast at criminally underpriced rates. We visited this place on a trip to South Bend, and it was one...

Golf
1. The Golf Club of Granger

The Golf Club's food is so so good! Plus, the golfing is great for the winter months when you can't get out on the course. The golf simulators are super...

2. Notre Dame Golf Course

Loved this golf course, where else can you play 18 holes of gold for $4 for being a student or alumni. Great course, green, a little challenging, but so...

3. Juday Creek Golf Course

Juday Creek was an absolute dream to work with for our wedding reception! Choosing to have our reception here was definitely one of the best decisions we...

4. Blackthorn Golf Club

Played in Pro-Am event here for the Four Winds Invitational, a stop on the Symetra Tour of professional women golfers. The staff, grounds, organization...

5. Warren Golf Course

We played on a Saturday afternoon on July 9th and was splendid. Teed off at 2pm and finished by 6:15. Had not played there in 6 years and it was in great...

Active
1. Notre Dame Football

Great place to see a game and tailgate. It's even better when the home team wins because there might be a chance to see some dedicated church goers take off...

2. Third Coast Paddling

Super nice guys running the livery. They'll show you on a map where the 1/2-way point is for a one hour trip. The equipment is in great shape. It's easy to...

3. Compton Family Ice Arena

I haven't been to many hockey rinks, but I love this one. My five star breakdown: Ice Rink - Perfect temperature. I only wore a polo and a sports jacket...

4. Red Arrow Ride

My kids and I rented a house in UP with friends and family. We went to Red Arrow Ride several times to rent fun stuff for the pool and beach. The kids...

5. Third Coast Paddling

This was such a great experience! I took my family as an activity for our family reunion. Everyone was pleased. I would highly recommend it.

Arts
1. Notre Dame Stadium

I was there for the Michigan state Win nice campus good food some guy was smoking electronic cigarette. Don't believe that's okay in a stadium

2. Snite Museum of Art

A solid museum with hight quality art. They have all types of art pieces that range from kinetic energy sculptures to abstract art! It's FREE!!!

3. The Classic Harpist

Devin is amazing! She is so incredibly talented and really helped to set such a classy tone at our wedding reception. Her music is so beautiful, and...

4. Notre Dame Alumni Stadium

As you walk around the outside of this stadium, you will notice things like banners and plaques and entrances with names rather than just numbers and...

5. The Joyce Center

Back in the day, this place used to have really awesome concerts. You could get away with smoking tons of weed, and lots of underage drinking. The first...

Shopping
1. Zuzu's Petals

Magda and her team is by far the best! She made our wedding much better than I could ever dream of!! Talk about someone who is passionate about making...

2. Heaven & Earth

Heaven & Earth is my go to florist. I love having fresh flowers at my house so whenever I am in need I call up Heaven & Earth and they always do a terrific...

3. Genius Phone Repair

These guys repaired the phone I destroyed with a lawn mower in 3 hours, for under a hundred dollars. good deal.

4. Hammes Bookstore

We stopped in to exchange a shirt. We were greeted at the register and the guy explained where we needed to go to exchange something. Mark helped with the...

5. Roseland Fruit & Garden Center

Best nursery ever. Tom and his staff are so helpful, and the quality of the plants Is unbeatable. The prices are great and I have received some good advice...

Health
1. The Vibrance Center

Wow. I stumbled upon The Vibrance Center when I was in South Bend for the week and hunting for some yoga. I discovered that they offer Reiki sessions, a...

2. Lydia's Adult Foster Care

Great warm environment, totally exceeded my expectations. Extremely clean inside, they prepared full meals for her. It's that warm home environment.

3. Michiana Skin & Acne Center

I've been so happy with my skin since becoming a patient. There is so much kindness and guidance here, she makes it easy to come. Having acne can be so...

4. Medpoint Express

Had to visit Dr on vacation on Christmas Eve for my 4yr old daughter suffering with horrible ear pain. For the $69 flat fee I was delighted with the wait...

5. Lab

Zenia at Lab Corp makes routine blood work a joy... apparently she does everything there in one woman office..Lab Corp should bless the day they found her...

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