Retire in California, MD

Livability Score
44
** 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. Sawatdee Thai Seafood and Grocery

Another best kept secret. Family ran establishment. With fresh, local seafood. Their food is always delicious and always taste fresh. My favorites are the...

2. Saturdays Choice Seafood

Today I had the shrimp. OMG, it is so good. Better than any seafood place around here for dozens of miles. Seriously! Perfectly seasoned, perfectly fried...

3. The Cow and the Fish

Very cute place!! And our meals were delicious. Scallops, sautéed mushrooms, broccoli; crab cakes, baked potato, broccoli. Very friendly and wine...

4. Hidden Harbor

Perfect atmosphere, amazing food. Little bit of wait but totally worth the wait food is made fresh and prepared on location, not frozen. Sit back have a...

5. Blue Wind Gourmet

I got takeout from this place and it blew me away! The menu was very vegetarian friendly. Service on phone and in person was very friendly and very fast....

Golf
1. Renditions Golf Course

This is a really nice course, with friendly staff and a interesting clubhouse. Cool pictures and interesting memorabilia in the bar/grill area. The course...

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. Lake Ridge Park

Very cool lake to rent cool toys. Be careful of the trail, we spotted a black snake. Just wear good shoes and stay on the trail. Do not explore.

4. Potomac Shores Golf Club

Great food and view! The pork "wings" we're one of my favorites basically pork shanks delicious and fall off the bone. We also loved the nachos and the...

5. 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...

Active
1. Flag Ponds Nature Park

I love nature walks and this park was just a great way to spend one Saturday when nothing else seemed to excite me. About an hour and a half away from my...

2. Calvert Cliffs State Park

This park has something for all ages. It had a tire playground for the little ones, afishing pond for your older kids and great hiking trails that lead to...

3. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

This park is a hidden gem in southern Maryland if you like to hike, want spectacular water views, and crave space to appreciate nature. You can enjoy fun...

4. Evolve

I'm loving my experiences at Evolve! I'm officially paying for unlimited classes (as of about two months ago), so I have been exploring all of the variety...

5. World Gym

I'm a college student, which means I'm only in the southern Maryland area during the summer months (only home 1 month in the winter). I was looking for a...

Arts
1. Calvert Marine Museum

I love all things nautical so this was a fun stop while here for a fishing trip. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits, the historic lighthouse was the...

2. Annmarie Gardens

I love this place. It is a delightful way to introduce young children to art. We love walking along the paths and discovering the sculptures and faerie...

3. Historic St Mary's City

The original Capital of Maryland. Well documented history with a personal touch. The church is a must-see piece of history. Buildings that have not been...

4. Port of Leonardtown Winery

I love my vineyards but this is a winery. We had a great rainey afternoon, we will be visiting again.

5. Wine & Design

I enjoy St.Mary's Wine and Design everytime I complete one, I think I am up to 6 paintings. I was never the artistic type growing up but Picasso skills are...

Shopping
1. Third Eye Comics

Great people, always super helpful, and not condescending at all when asking questions about comics.

2. Target

I love target! This location definitely lives up to target standards. Thank you!

3. Target Optical

Passing on my accolades for Scott - the manager of this (Lexington Park, MD) Target Optical.. Simply put, Scott's customer service and support is exemplary...

4. Ollie's Bargain Outlet

Bargain everything!!! We were curious to find out what they are selling so we went today to check it out. Two hours later we ended with 10 bags worth of...

5. Wood's Paintin Place

Great staff. Most helpful with tips and tricks. Matched color from a competitor's can perfectly. My wife and I won't go anywhere else for our painting needs.

Health
1. Gentle Green Dental Care, LLC

I have been going to Gentle Green Dental Care since 2014 and I couldn't dream of finding a better dentist. She brings comfort in a normally uncomfortable...

2. Amit Khanna, DMD

This office was recommended by many of my friends. I called to make my daughters first ever appointment, for a cleaning, and they got her in the next day!...

3. Target Optical

Passing on my accolades for Scott - the manager of this (Lexington Park, MD) Target Optical.. Simply put, Scott's customer service and support is exemplary...

4. Lexington Park Dentistry

I have had continued trouble with my gums and teeth (25+ years) A friend recommend this office, made an appointment. The office is clean, organized and...

5. Nail Studio & Spa

Came in today around 4 for a pedicure with a friend and we got right in. The staff are great and friendly. They each put on new gloves before starting which...

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