Retire in Ellicott City, MD

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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Tigi's Ethiopian Restaurant

This place was our first introduction to Ethiopian cuisine. Absolutely hooked! It's a family run place with a homely atmosphere and food to match. The...

2. Snow Cafe

*This one's for you, Paul!* So, my boyfriend and I took our niece and nephews here after a hike over at Patapsco State Park. We had a serious craving for...

3. Matcha Time Cafe

OhmyGOODNESS I can't believe it's taken me this long to write a review. We have been regulars here for the past year. Do they get busy? Yes. But they run...

4. C&B Italian Deli

My Italian sub was ON. Great soft sub roll, nicely loaded with vegetables and then topped with very tasty spicy deli meat and cheese. Just great...

5. Cafe EZ - Ellicott City

I've been meaning to try this place with family and boy am I glad. i do have to say I am a little biased because I just love Korean owned deli places......

Golf
1. Rolling Road Golf Club

We just had our wedding there last night. Michaela and Dan were amazingly helpful. Our guests loved the food, cake, and all of the decorations! The golf...

2. Waverly Woods Golf Course

This is one of my favorite courses in all of central Maryland. I have to admit though, I only play it on weekdays, as I try to steer clear of any golf...

3. Forest Park Golf Course

Cant speak on the Golf course because im not a golfer but this is a nice breakfast spot.Ms judy and staff has been on point for years.

4. The Suburban Club of Baltimore

My great aunt is a member, so I was able to host my wedding at the Suburban Club. Their new event coordinator, Edna, was fantastic to work with and all of...

5. Mt Washington Driving Range

I practice there regularly and my hitting stroke has improved. Used my pitching wedge and got one ball into the barrel of water. If you get two balls in,...

Active
1. The Colosseum Gym

I've been to a lot of gyms in the area and this is by far the best gym I've been to. It has the best blend of machines, free weights, dead lift stations and...

2. Patapsco State Park - Avalon Area

$2 entrance fee. Beautiful state park! We don't really have anything like this back in Southern California. The forest was green and lush. The path was...

3. Centennial Park

Beautiful park! Plenty of parking and a variety of activities to participate in! I personally enjoyed the 2.5 mile loop.

4. Coreworks Fitness

I've been taking pilates with Coreworks for many years and highly recommend them. They are the best place in the VA/DC/MD area.... I've moved further away...

5. Lake Elkhorn Park

This park is one of my favorite places in Columbia! Every weekend I visit this place bright and early with my two little dachshunds, and just walk around...

Arts
1. Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

There's something magical about this place. This conservatory is truly a gem in Baltimore. There's usually some sort of event going on whether it's the...

2. The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore Trip #7 "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ― Pablo Picasso When my best friend and I take these short trips, we always...

3. Geppi's Entertainment Museum

This is a great place to explore and feel nostalgic all the great pop culture memorabilias. They feature the largest Alice and the Wonderland collection. I...

4. American Visionary Art Museum

What a neat little treasure in Baltimore ! The outside of the museum is surrounded by quirky art pieces and beautiful mosaics. You notice this museum from...

5. Psychic Chakra Advisor & Reiki Healing

Today was a very curious and exciting day for me. I didn't want to come with ridiculous expectations. Yet, didn't want to come with a negative mindset. I...

Shopping
1. Craig Coyne Jewelers

After terrible experiences with Kay Jewelers and a vintage store that sold jewelry, my fiancé and I found Sam. He is not your typical jeweler: no sell...

2. Hi Ho Silver

My husband and I really appreciate the jewelry and customer service. We bought our rings here six years ago and Will has done great work helping us to keep...

3. The Face Shop

I love the this place! Hidden gem in a strip of several other shops. I stopped in by recommendation of my friend and it was wonderful. Usually for...

4. Sweet Elizabeth Jane

I went to this store with my sister-in-laws while in Ellicot City for a bachelorette party. We stopped in and my sister-in-law loved a couple pieces in the...

5. Revolutioneyes

As a new patient that has been to many different eye doctors over the decades, I can say that this was the most thorough exam I've ever had. Dr. Christina...

Health
1. Vedic Spa

This place really deserves its 5-star rating. I was down from Philadelphia visiting a friend who lives in the area. A week prior, we had decided to get...

2. Waxman Burton M DDS

As a former employee of Dr. Waxman, I can attest of what an incredible practitioner he is. Not only is he a thorough specialist, but he was a great...

3. The Massage Boutique

Went for our anniversary and it was AMAZING! Hope their business survives the flood, we will be back

4. Revolutioneyes

As a new patient that has been to many different eye doctors over the decades, I can say that this was the most thorough exam I've ever had. Dr. Christina...

5. PearTree Dental Care

Attributes of an exceptional Dental Office; inviting front staff, a very caring hygienist and a knowledgeable dentist. (Oh, and being conscious of my time!)...

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