Retire in Bethesda, MD

Livability Score
60
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. &pizza

I could spend every meal in the DC area eating here. I'm not typically a pizza eater but theirs is to DIE FOR. I've described it to my friends like the...

2. Peter's Carry Out

Been driving past here for years. Finally stopped for lunch the other day. Way over due. As good as I hoped. Had the Chicken Steak and Cheese and it was out...

3. Kadhai Boutique Indian Cuisine

Weeekend buffet special - can't beat it. The inside of the place is nice also. The FOOD though most importantly was the tastiest Indian food I've had in all...

4. Cornucopia

Great sandwiches. I got the Italian pastrami and prosciutto subs. Very good. Best in Bethesda.

5. VÜK Pinball

Awesome place with 8 working pinball machines that range from old school wooden machines to new Game of Thrones machine. Place was lively at 8pm Friday...

Golf
1. Olney Golf Park

This place rocks!! Took my boys for the first time. They loved it. Love that they have lights and are open late. The prices are good and you get a discount...

2. Merrifield Golf Inc

Merrifield Golf is a diamond in the golf rough of the DMV area. We have a few super stores (service is generally terrible) and some high-end golf fitters...

3. Jefferson District Park

One of the best mini-golf ( or putt putt ) courses I've been to! We came as part of a silly mini-birthday adventure and were VERY pleasantly surprised. The...

4. Golf Care Center

If you're in the DC Metropolitan area and looking for a solid golf club fitting, don't go anywhere but here. Don't go to Dick's, or Golf Galaxy, or really...

5. Falls Road Golf Course

I don't know who is in charge of the greens but they are looking fantastic. Great job. Little slow but rolling very well considering how many rounds are...

Active
1. Next Phase Studio

Where should I even start with Next Phase. I guess the appropriate place for me to start is to say that I hate working out. I loathe it. I hate sweating, I...

2. Zengo Cycle Bethesda

I'm a long-distance recreational runner, and I love weightlifting. So if a workout does not entail running or lifting, I am typically not interested. Well,...

3. JETT Training

I am a big fan of Eric and his personal training style. I have been training with him for just about 4 months now in preparation for my wedding. Eric is...

4. Kenwood Cherry Blossoms

Great views of the cherry blossoms. Get away from the madness of the crowded main area to park and walk around.

5. CorePower Yoga

I absolutely LOVE Corepower yoga - have tried other studios around but they don't compare to this one! They have a lot of different classes, instructors are...

Arts
1. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

This review is for the AFI DOCS Film Festival, June 22-26. First, documentaries aren't as commercially popular as narratives, so this festival isn't...

2. Escape Room Live DC - Georgetown

This was my first time playing escape the room and it wont be the last. The staff was welcoming and energetic. I loved the modern decor in the waiting...

3. Catch Me A Magic Duel

Fun date night activity! Mark and Brian were funny entertainers! The jokes definitely made the show! They had a few dirty jokes but not too many. Love the...

4. Avalon Theatre

My first movie theater from a child .. I grew up 5 blocks from the Avalon .. I watch it closed now it's been restored as a historical independent movie...

5. Imagination Stage

I have been bringing my daughter to Imagination Stage for several years. We love it! The plays are always excellent! Last week we saw The Little Mermaid....

Shopping
1. Big Planet Comics

Very knowledgeable great staff had everything I needed and I was able to order if I needed to. Great selection anything you need any title, and if they...

2. Bethesda Vapor Company

Great shop for both experts and novices. Very welcoming and friendly staff. My go-to shop comfortable lounge and clean restroom. Burger shop next door...

3. Lou Lou

So when I arrived here I fell in the doorway...let me preface that I was wearing flip flops and it was raining so this was the perfect recipe for falling!...

4. Anglo Dutch Pools & Toys

Anglo Dutch is an incredible family business. They have a really solid variety of toys for all ages, puzzles, and pool supplies. It's impossible not to be...

5. Strosniders Hardware Stores

They have a good selection and the organization makes sense. They also have a diverse selection of home goods--more than you would expect for a hardware...

Health
1. Ohana Wellness

I got treated to a 90-min prenatal massage with Melanie. I'm in my last weeks of my third trimester and needed this massage pretty bad, but wasn't sure how...

2. Wildwood Bethesda Cosmetic & Family Dental

This was my first visit to Dr. Chang and her staff at Wildwood Dental Center. Everyone on her team is friendly -- making an appointment was a breeze and...

3. Villa Dental

I must admit that I never write reviews, but this office deserves the credit! Dr. Yekta and her team were very thorough, kind, polite and quick without...

4. National Institutes of Health

I have walked around this campus many of times via the Bethesda Trolley Trail, & always took a interest in what I could see through the black wrought iron...

5. JETT Training

I am a big fan of Eric and his personal training style. I have been training with him for just about 4 months now in preparation for my wedding. Eric is...

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