Retire in Orono, ME

Livability Score
54
** 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
10515
Median Househould Income
43832
Median Age
21.6
65 Years and Over
1200
Median Home Value
199700
Unemployed
491
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. O'Donnell's Sub & Deli

This place is awesome! Great sandwiches but the best part is the bread! The owner cooks the bread right in the store, sometimes you'll get fresh bread right...

2. Eagles Nest Restaurant

As an out-of-towner looking for a good lobstah roll, I can say this place is AWESOME!! The locals I was with also agreed that Eagles Nest serves up some of...

3. Stone Sparrow Cafe

Located in a quaint cottage in Veazie (just a few minutes outside of either Orono or Bangor), this cafe serves wonderful home cooked breakfast and lunch....

4. The Family Dog

Love this local place!!! My husband and our dog stopped by on our way through Bangor and on to Bar Harbor. It's a small place with a lovely outdoor and...

5. Humble Comfort Food & Spirits

What a find! Vacationing in the area and read others reviews so we decided to give it a try....what a Pleasant surprise! Food was amazing, service was...

Golf
1. Bangor Municipal Golf Course

Best in Bangor! 18 hole course with a separate 9 hole course (27 holes!!). One could spend all day here and never play the same hole twice. Great clubhouse...

2. Lucerne Golf Course

My father in law and I have been coming here for the past couple years. Nice little 9 hole course right off of route 1. Price isn't bad. Walking rate is...

3. Northeast Harbor Golf Club

Just played there today- challenging course in great shape! It's not long- 5600 from the tips, par 70- but lots of undulation and blind/blind-ish shots to...

4. 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...

5. Blink Bonnie Golf Club

Happy to give it first review. I've played the course every summer for more years than I care. A nine hole course with wonderful seaside views pretty much...

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. Magic Falls Rafting

This was our second time rafting with Magic Falls in 3 years and it was as memorable an experience as the first. From Donna and Lavonne to the guides and...

3. Bangor City Forest

The address is 100 Tripp Dr, Bangor, ME. Some of the navigation apps have the wrong address for this place. Very beautiful and peaceful. Has a gravel path...

4. Crossfit Bangor

Member for the last couple of years, coach for about a year, amazing community, excellent programming, gorgeous new facility with top of the line equipment....

5. Mount Waldo

This is a fun hike, which will lead you to an interesting historic quarry filled in with water, a cool place for swimming in the summer. The granite from...

Arts
1. Maine Discovery Museum

My kids, ages 3 and 6 have a great time here. There are some arts and crafts and other programmed activities. They made paper, climbed through this safe...

2. The Rock & Art Shop

Fantastical and quirky shop that has something intriguing in every nook and cranny. An absolute must-see!

3. Cole Land Transportation Museum

The loving attention to detail is nothing short of amazing. The museum is packed with interesting pieces of transportation history. You will find everthying...

4. Spotlight Cinemas

While in Bangor, I got some advice to drive my butt up to Old Town to go to Spotlight for a 3D feature. I'm glad that I did! Spotlight was clean, tucked...

5. Telephone Museum

Excellent tour. Very knowledgable guides/historians in Jeff & Josh. Wonderful to have a tour of The Island Telephone Company by the gentleman who created...

Shopping
1. The Rock & Art Shop

Fantastical and quirky shop that has something intriguing in every nook and cranny. An absolute must-see!

2. Valentine Footwear

As a self proclaimed "shoe-aholic" I feel it is my duty to share with the Yelpworld the shoe-bliss that is Valentine Footwear. We've all shopped for shoes...

3. Antique Marketplace & Cafe

I would like to preface this review with my own bias: antiquing with my family is very touchy feel-y business. Last week I came in with my mom and...

4. Bull Moose

Love love love Bull Moose! Wish there were more stores like this out there. You can sell back your old stuff -- books, movies, video games..... Or you can...

5. LL Bean Outlet

Friendly staff, and I always find rare and awesome bean boots here. It's also well organized and a good variety of stuff.

Health
1. Orono Chiropractic

Great staff! I have been extremely happy with their help with my back and neck problems.

2. Acadia Foot & Ankle PA

We saw Dr. Keith Kendall for nail care with his assistant Joyce. Friendly, quick and efficient service for nail care. I found him to be amiable and...

3. Smart Eyecare Center

I can't even compare my last eye doctor to this place. Night and day. Everyone is so nice! The office is pretty big from what I am used to. It's very clean...

4. Back in Balance Wellness Center

These guys are great. When I walked in there 3 months ago, I was in pain of my neck and left shoulder. I feel all these pain has gone now. Their treatments...

5. LensCrafters

I don't normally spend much time writing reviews for chain stores since everyone knows them and they are usually all the same. But my experience with the...

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