Retire in Belfast, ME

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
6664
Median Househould Income
34205
Median Age
44.7
65 Years and Over
1558
Median Home Value
183400
Unemployed
313
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Lost Kitchen

Amazing. If you can get a reservation, and can get to Freedom, you must go. Erin is an amazing hostess and served an unforgettable meal.

2. Hideaway Diner

Best mom and pops places I've been to. Such a great change of pace from the rudeness of NYC. They were so pleasant and friendly. But that's not what...

3. Bell the Cat

I had the crispy prosciutto on Rosemary bread, and it blew my mind more than I had anticipated. I walked in to order a sandwich thinking it would just be...

4. Seng Thai Restaurant

I eat a lot of Thai food in Chicago and this is some, if not THE best I have ever had. Top notch. We got there just before they closed and they stayed...

5. Belfast Co-op

Love the Thai Sweet Potatoes and Quinoa Salad. I will stop every time I head to Castine. Friendly staff.

Golf
1. Goose River Golf Course

This is a beautiful public golf course located just outside of Camden and 10-15 minutes from Rockland. Play after 5 P.M and this place can be cleared out...

2. Lakeview Golf Course

This has been a small family owned and run course since before you were born. 9 hole course. No frills, but great for what it is. The fairways are...

3. Pine Ridge Golf Center

Great family stop-in! We definitely plan to go at least once every year.

Active
1. US Rafting

We have been rafting with US rafting Maine for 3 years now. we have never had a bad trip! Great guides, reasonable lodging. No reason to go anywhere...

2. Schooner Olad

oh, this was fun! I went on the morning cruise. It was a beautiful day, and about 15 people were on the boat. Nice trip out to the islands and back. Just a...

3. Schooner Appledore

We had a fantastic time aboard the Appledore for their Sunset Cruise. The purchase and boarding process is very easy and the boat is very roomy. We had...

4. Camden Hills State Park

Excellent park. Exquisite views of Camden, Rockland and Rockport. The drive up was not that bad, very scenic and not too steep. It was $6 each for us to...

5. Fort Knox

I'm a history nerd, so this place was right up my alley! It was really neat to see the inner workings of this fort that I had only read about in history...

Arts
1. Cellardoor Winery

Better than I expected would be an understatement. Forgive me if winery is not the word that pops into my head after "Maine." As others have remarked the...

2. Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

If you're afraid of heights, go ahead & skip this stop! If you're up for an amazing view & aren't afraid of a few stairs, take the time to see this awesome...

3. Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery

Drive the extra miles, but get thee to this hidden gem! We were among the last visitors of the 2014 season. I can tell you that the Bodine's were...

4. The Colonial Theatre

Old school theater only three showings but it's a family oriented local venue which always shows the biggest newest movies out to date. Salt n vinegar...

5. Penobscot Marine Museum

I've gone here a bunch of times with my kids and it's always lots of fun. The museum is housed in a multiple buildings, so come prepared if it is raining....

Shopping
1. Lily Lupine & Fern

I live out of state, but called and had LL&P put together a floral bouquet for my step mother, who lives in the area. I was a little concerned because I...

2. Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café

Its a REAL bookstore. The owners know the books, the authors, and make excellent recommendations, and they serve really good coffee! Books for your...

3. Left Bank Books

Very nice people. I called in for a book, but they didn't have it. They were awesome about it though. They decided to order it and they got my name and...

4. Heavenly Socks Yarns

I live in Alaska and I make sure when Im in Maine , i stop in Belfast to load up for the year. My favorite yarn shop in all the world. Helen, the owner is...

5. Once A Tree

Once a Tree is a store that I use as a wedding present or birthday present "staple". There is always an item that fits the bill and usually for a price that...

Health
1. Sea Street Massage Therapy

Warm relaxing atmosphere. Greater by our therapist when we walked in. On time! Very kind and welcoming. Rooms were clean, relaxing and professional! Loved...

2. Morrow Michelle, DMD - Waldo County Family Dentistry

I absolutely recommend Dr. Morrow, she is so friendly and make me feel comfortable. I'm typically nervous at the dentist, but she eases the fear and treats...

3. Lincolnville Family Dentistry

Love this place! As circumstance had it, I just happened to be on the midcoast for a month or three when a tooth cracked and I needed to get it crowned. I...

4. Downeast Community Acupuncture

What a cozy, comfortable setting. Marie Arnberg came upon recommendation from Daniel Katz (Wildwood Medicine) where I was getting treatment in Portland. I...

5. Advanced Hypnosis Center P.A

Aha, I found it! :D To recap from a previous review....years ago when I began my career in biotech, I landed a job that would become the foundation for...

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