Retire in Bridgton, ME

Livability Score
58
** 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
5291
Median Househould Income
42938
Median Age
44
65 Years and Over
969
Median Home Value
197400
Unemployed
149
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Oxford House Inn

Innovative dishes and combinations. Had the hoisin pulled duck with scallion pancakes, which was excellent, as was the jerk rubbed chicken. Reserve a...

2. Cafe Nomad

Excellent! Blueberry pancakes LOADED with wild Maine blueberries, butter and real maple syrup. Delicious coffee and awesome local community vibe. Thanks...

3. 76 Pleasant Street Restaurant

We loved our meal here! It was a lovely experience from start to finish. Loved the ambience, the waitress was so accommodating, and all the food was spot...

4. Vivo Country Italian Kitchen and Bar

Jimmy & Joanie are at it again! These restauranteurs have the knack for creating not only the ambience for an amazing meal, but they craft menu items that...

5. Depot Street Tap House

I stumbled on Depot Street Tap House after a very steep hike on Pleasant Mountain. After 4 hours of trekking and swatting mosquitos I found myself...

Golf
1. Point Sebago Resort

We vacationed here a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it! Not what I expected. The campground, lake; facilities ect where all very clean. The staff was...

2. Saco Valley Sports Center

What are you going to do on a rainy Summer day in Maine... Head to Saco Valley Sports Center for sure. This place is straight out of the 70's and has great...

3. Point Sebago Golf Club

We played Point Sebago on a Monday morning, lots of golfers but an efficient process. We teed off on time and played at a good clip throughout the...

4. Spring Meadows Golf & Banquet

this was a fun and challenging course. white tees feel a little short -- nothing is particularly long -- but there are lots of places you can get into...

Active
1. Sebago Lake State Park

So beautiful! It felt mainly like a lake with lots of a private residences along the shores. We took a small motorboat out an explorer a bit. The lake...

2. Maine Wildlife Park

This place is amazing!!! You gotta see the moose area! That was the highlight of the trip but there are also nature trails that are very scenic and...

3. Nurture Through Nature

This place was amazing in so many ways. My husband I were looking for a special way to celebrate our first anniversary, and we found it. We stayed in the...

4. Sebago Trails Paddling

This company was wonderful. I called the day before to find out about options to rent and was explained our options by a very friendly and knowledgable...

5. Kahuna Laguna

Have been here twice now with my family, kids love it OBVIOUSLY. It does seem a bit chilly in February but then again it's february!!! my kids are 3, 7, and...

Arts
1. The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Why hike up the mountain when you can take a train? For those of us who are physically challenged, the Cog Railway is a great experience. The conductors...

2. Drive-In

Five stars for a place that evokes nostalgia for something I never did as a kid. As far as I'm concerned this is a great drive in movie theater. Popcorn...

3. Magic Lantern Theater and The Tannery Pub

This theater is located in the downtown of Bridgton, Maine. The staff is very friendly and the theaters are very clean unlike the chain cinemas. The theater...

4. Stone Mountain Arts Center

Have ventured up from Bridgewater, MA multiple times to enjoy some fantastic music at this beautiful venue!! Have caught Peter Wolf here 3 times. Come...

5. Blacksmiths Winery

What a nice tasting. You can purchase as many or few samples as you like. The owner was very friendly and engaging, I left knowing I've made a new friend....

Shopping
1. Renys

Reny's is always great! Fitbit battery died and was able to get a 2-pack replacement for 99cents! Can't beat that bargain!

2. Bridgton Books

Whether you're a local, a tourist, or a longtime summer resident, I definitely recommend stopping in to Bridgton Books! I've been going to Bridgton Books...

3. Bootlegger's Footwear Centers

We enjoyed this mom and pop ole fashioned shoe store...go for the boots, the Tom's, the Danskos and other gourmet crunchy shoes. There are only deals in the...

4. Sun Sports Plus

Over the past 9 years we have rented a waterski-kneeboard-tubing boat for our kids. Each time (4 times total) the captain they provided was professional,...

5. Hannaford Supermarkets

Nice place. We stopped in our wedding day and they gave us a free cooler for our ice. (Score!)

Health
1. Maine Cosmetic Dentistry

16 years of great service for both my wife and I! We moved out of the area for 4 of those years and continued to drive back to Gray. From the facilities to...

2. Knopp Chiropractic Office DC

I've been coming to Knopp Chiropractic for almost two decades - when their location was on Main Street in downtown Norway. Dr. Knopp is top notch, and I...

3. Riverview Physical Therapy

My first visit here after moving to Maine for some post operative therapy for my shoulder. What a great and attentive staff! Spent nearly 2 hours with me...

4. Farrer Chiropractic Centers

Very impressive. They had an x-ray machine, ectro-stimulation, ultrasound and laser. Dr. Farrer knows what he was doing and made me feel much better.

5. Sage of the Light

Arrived for vacation tight and twisted, so much so that I yelped for help and stumbled upon Sage of the Light. Fabulous experience. I left calm and...

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