Retire in South Bend, IN

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.
Total Population
100422
Median Househould Income
34656
Median Age
34
65 Years and Over
12874
Median Home Value
83100
Unemployed
6785
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Oh Mamma's On the Avenue

First time visit to this great little place. It was getting close to lunch time and after reading all the other Yelp reviews about this place, I was getting...

2. 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.

3. 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...

4. Purple Porch Co-op

Super unique place, with a fun vibe- my friend from San Francisco said she felt like she was back home. The salad bar/buffet of prepared food has lots of...

5. Thyme of Grace

The food is really fresh and the chef clearly takes pleasure in creating delicious dishes. I had the pepper bisque and a curry chicken salad, both of which...

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. Signal Point Club

Excellent 9-hole course but set up to be 18 holes. Each hole had two tee boxes with corresponding flags. The same hole can be a par 4 or 5 depending if...

Active
1. Therapeutic Indulgence

Completely different experience this time, and I bump them up to 5 stars! I received another massage by Tamara, this time a relaxation massage for 30...

2. Potawatomi Zoological Society

How many people in a town our size get to say they have a ZOO in their back yard? I love the Potawatomi Zoo and I've really enjoyed watching it grow and...

3. 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...

4. Potato Creek State Park Main Ofc

There is something for everyone at Potato Creek. They have a great educational center, a lovely lake to swim and fish in, a wonderful camp ground, and...

5. Dhanwantari Yoga Center

I went to the Yoga Strength class after being offered a free class (how awesome!). The studio is small and quiet but relaxing, clean, and beautifully...

Arts
1. Wonderland Cinema

Went to the movies today in a really nice theater in Niles Michigan. Assigned seats comfortable seats with pull down armrests. The seats being assigned...

2. 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

3. Studebaker National Museum

This museum can easily be overlooked if you are from this area. It is a great treasure to have in our area. It seems like they're always improving it. You...

4. Coveleski Regional Stadium

The fireworks are the main event for me! I have a bird's eye view from my window! I have been working on getting my brother from Ohio to come out with my...

5. 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!!!

Shopping
1. Erasmus Books

I spent two years in this town, complaining there wasn't a decent independent bookseller in this town. Imagine my shamelaced delight when I discovered...

2. Griffon Bookstore

Great Gaming and book store. I love to go in and browse here. They have the games arranged by interest, type, and styles. I can bring my school age daughter...

3. Alex's Shoe Hospital

I went back here to compare an independent study of Tony's vs. Alex's. I brought the same shoes (I'm picky so I get two of almost everything that I like),...

4. Picker's Paradise Antique Mall

We went here with only an hour until they closed. We will have to go back as an hour is just not enough to look at everything. So many antiques and vintage...

5. Naturally Native Nursery

I was at Naturally Native today and got a diverse selection of native plants for shade and sun. The staff here is very helpful and is able to recommend...

Health
1. Therapeutic Indulgence

Completely different experience this time, and I bump them up to 5 stars! I received another massage by Tamara, this time a relaxation massage for 30...

2. Long, Shawn R DDS PC

Dr. Long and Dr. Emily are providing both of my children with orthodontic care. The Dr.s take time to answer questions, the office is spotless clean,...

3. Physicians Urgent Care-- South Bend

I came here recently because I could not get an appointment with my GP (and the wait was 4-6 weeks) and I had a very painful and uncomfortable ear...

4. Active Health & Wellness Center

I had not been to a chiropractor before starting my treatment here and was honestly a little skeptical that it could help me, but eventually my upper back...

5. Mader S Jeffrey, DDS

I'm a new patient and I can already say that I enjoy going to the dentist again. Everyone is friendly and attentive to any issues you are having. Dr. Lynch...

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