Retire in Brunswick, ME

Livability Score
59
** 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
20329
Median Househould Income
55833
Median Age
45.1
65 Years and Over
4162
Median Home Value
214600
Unemployed
731
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Edna and Lucy's

I can't wait for a chance to return to Edna and Lucy's. We stopped in looking for a breakfast bite before our mountain hike right down the road. Technically...

2. Libby's Market

Libby's lobster roll was the last we tried on our trip to Maine...and the best. It was full of lobster, lightly dressed with mayo, and delicious. You...

3. Li's Chinese Express

Mrs. Li has some of the most authentic Chinese food around! I loved her offerings at her stand on Bow St., but now that she's at Li's Place on West St. she...

4. Erica's Seafood

Absolutely fantastic. My wife and I just recently found out about this place and I am kicking myself that I did not know about it sooner!! Easily one of...

5. Kamasouptra

With a name like Karmasoupyra, the expectations are set pretty high. And the soup is good! Located is a small culinary collaborative, there are a variety...

Golf
1. Sabattus Disc Golf

Although we have just started disc golf and haven't played many courses yet, Sabattus must be one of the best in the country. It is similar to a real golf...

2. Toddy Brook Golf Course

One of the best deals going. This course is kept in great shape with lots of elevation change on the back 9. $35 with cart after 3pm

3. Nonesuch River Golf Club

Nothing fancy but a great golf course!!! I have always enjoyed playing here. Always in great condition.

4. Boothbay Harbor Country Club

Paul's Steakhouse just opened in May, and we tried it on 9 June for dinner. The grounds and architecture are absolutely wonderful. They made a perfect gin...

5. Country Fareways

Welp... this place is awesome. 10 holes (!), all par 3's, not crowded, and reasonably priced. I pretty much spent the better part of my summer before...

Active
1. Eastern Promenade

Awesome. This park takes up the entire east side of Portland. It has plenty of walking trails, both paved and non. These are flat and I walked the entire...

2. Bradbury Mountain State Park

One of new favorite hiking spots. Loads of trails, quite easy but harder if you run up Switchback and run the other trails. Did some Geocaching as well....

3. Popham Beach State Park

I stayed in Phippsburg, Maine for about a week and the nearby attraction was Popham Beach State Park. The first day we went, we were all in awe of how...

4. Reid State Park

A fantastic beach with many different facets from rocks you can climb to nice sandy straightaways. We went the last weekend of August in the middle of the...

5. Monkey C Monkey Do

What an awesome adventure! I did it with my 9 year old and it was a fantastic team building, fun, confidence boosting and thrilling experience. Some paths...

Arts
1. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

I love this place so much I flew back to Maine a year later just to see it again. This is just a jumper unique and lovey botanical garden that is simply...

2. Maine Historical Society & Wadsworth-Longfellow House

I went for approximately a 45 minute tour of the Longfellow House. There is an extreme amount of history here. How Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a great...

3. Maine Maritime Museum

Very happy we stopped, the cruise was nice and the staff was very friendly. Lots to look at in a nice small space, not a crazy amount of walking. The staff...

4. Boothbay Railway Village

Best time you can have with trains. Spent hours there. Rode on three different kinds of steam trains. Wonderful old buildings from all over Maine. Firetruck...

5. SPACE Gallery

I feel like my review would just mimic so many others that are here, so instead of just telling you how fantastic this space and it's organizers are, I'll...

Shopping
1. Bull Moose

Hands down the Best Music store in America! At least in this wilbury's opinion! I love the smell of vinyl, books and the sound of harmonies! The service is...

2. Freeport USA

Have always loved shopping at L. L. Bean. Friendly salespeople, great prices and the lifetime warranty really have made every one of my experiences...

3. L.L.Bean

I love LL Bean and wore it for years when I was a kid. I used to think when I became of clothes buying age that it was too expensive. When you really...

4. Target Stores

Came in and their system was down, so they did some alternate process for my 'in store pickup' item ordered online. Long story, short. The customer service...

5. Halcyon Yarn

Absolutely the best. I've been buying yarns for years, and recently took up weaving, and they've held my hand through the whole process, even replacing my...

Health
1. Optometric Associates

I've moved 2 1/2 hours away from this office, but like them so much I'm *not* switching practices! They are always courteous, accommodating, on time, my...

2. Pleasant Street Dental

I have had nothing but a great experience here (and that is saying something for a dentist!) Staff is always pleasant and friendly. Dr. Moshier is one of...

3. Lucinda's Day Spa

Was visiting greater Portland area and was put up in freeport. Searched on yelp n found put this place has a good rating. It was my birthday n I wanted to...

4. Peter C. LeBourdais, DMD

I have been going to Dr. LeBourdais' office for the past few years and have been very happy with my experience. Everyone from the front desk staff, the...

5. Jeremy Burden, DDS

I'm sure no one ever looks forward to going to the dentist but Dr Burden and his friendly team take the sting out of an otherwise less-than-pleasant chore....

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