Retire in National Harbor, MD

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.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Loopy's Eatery

Decided to give Loopy's a try for lunch, and I'm glad I did. Their menu is fairly straightforward - pick a protein (bulgogi, spicy pork, chicken teriyaki)...

2. Puddin'

The food here lives up to its hype. Seriously. For your first visit to the truck, I wouldn't recommend eating this in public because you will look at this...

3. Rolling Cow

Honestly this is one of the best food trucks I've experienced in the city. The beef bulgogi lunch box was awesome. Tons of flavorful food. Not too...

4. The Majestic

My wife and I try not to repeat a place when traveling. This was our first time in Old Town. We broke our rule when visiting The Majestic three times in two...

5. Thanida Thai Restaurant

*Review is for delivery and food only. We have yet to dine in. * We have ordered from this place at least 5 times and it has always been excellent! Their...

Golf
1. 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...

2. Langston Golf Course & Driving Range

I'm from Philly, where municipal courses are about 5000 yards long and have tiny greens. This place is way better. Love the layout, especially the back 9...

3. Topgolf

Pros: Fun, Unique (Golf's glow-in-the-dark bowling version), Cool place to hang out, welcome to all experience levels =) Cons: Not the cheapest, alcohol +...

4. Pohick Bay Golf Course

I consider Pohick Bay my "home" course as its close by, easy to get, and has good rates. In fact, they are one of the few muni courses that always seem to...

5. National Golf Club

Another hidden gem. The golf pro Mr. Terry is great for lessons; whether kids or adults. He's a former GW coach and still current PGA member. The staff...

Active
1. Xtend Barre Old Town

Best barre studio in all of DC area - hands down. - Clean and inviting studio - Personable staff - no barre snobs (like other studios), make everyone...

2. 532Yoga

532 is an amazing studio with incredible teachers! When I moved to the area I used Groupons for various studios and found some that I liked but nothing...

3. Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

One of my favorite trails in DC. Trail is on the North side of the bridge and has 2-3 observation points with telescopes, historical markers and benches....

4. Wheel Nuts Bike Shop

Ron at Wheel Nuts has helped me out of more than one jam with my bikes since I moved to the same Alexandria neighbourhood a bit more than a year ago. Most...

5. Sand & Steel Fitness

I have very much enjoyed my workouts at Sand and Steel. It's a great crew, with professional coaches and knowledgeable expertise. I'm addicted to my...

Arts
1. Tracey L Rogers

First of all, I don't think that Ms Tracey charges enough,I felt like I got more than I invested in- like I got away with something. She is a secret that...

2. 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...

3. Art Whino Gallery

Just take the time and see the art if your in the area. I walked in and couldn't take my eyes off the stuff

4. Torpedo Factory Art Center

We initially stopped by the Torpedo Factory today on our visit to Old Town Alexandria for the restrooms, but we quickly learned that it housed an excellent...

5. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

If you have any interest in medicine or history in general this is an excellent stop in your day. This family run pharmacy was in business for over 100...

Shopping
1. Coup de Foudre Lingerie

I loved coming here. I set up an online fitting appointment and it was beyond easy. Everyone was friendly and very welcoming from the moment I walked...

2. Ten Thousand Villages

This is such a great store and I didn't realize it was a fair trade non-profit. Thank you for the volunteers in the store who shared this with me....

3. Lend a Box

I LOVE Lend a Box! The crates are the perfect size for packing. Having everything in containers that are uniform in size really speeds up a move. Not only...

4. She's Unique

I absolutely LOVE this store. It is my favorite jewelry shop in Old Town; I can't go in there and not buy anything. Katya picks the cutest, most delicate...

5. Torpedo Factory Art Center

We initially stopped by the Torpedo Factory today on our visit to Old Town Alexandria for the restrooms, but we quickly learned that it housed an excellent...

Health
1. Birthing Basics

This class was so helpful! Answered many questions, ones I knew I had and ones I didn't know I had! FIRST, THE LOCATION: it's in her home in Fairfax off...

2. Doctors To You

When every single review is 5 stars, you have a winner. I got a nasty burn from my oven last week. I've been trying to take good care of it, but 5-6 days...

3. DC Birth Doulas

When I moved to the DC area from California, I was pregnant with my third child. I didn't know anyone here and therefore I decided to work with DC doulas....

4. Sand & Steel Fitness

I have very much enjoyed my workouts at Sand and Steel. It's a great crew, with professional coaches and knowledgeable expertise. I'm addicted to my...

5. Refresh Yoga Center

Love this place and the people. I started coming for prenatal with Jess and Maria and really enjoyed the different approaches from each instructor. I...