Retire in Chatham, MA

Livability Score
56
** 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
6129
Median Househould Income
63299
Median Age
57.4
65 Years and Over
2165
Median Home Value
541800
Unemployed
189
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Knack

I remember going to Dairy Queen here as a kid and was sad when it closed and became Finbar's. My feelings changed after eating at Finbar's (especially...

2. The Talkative Pig

Family of 4, we stopped in looking for a casual but reasonably elegant dinner location. We were not disappointed. Sure it's casual but very comfortable....

3. Corner Store

Solid food but be prepared to get there early as it gets packed. Consistent prices with other Cape breakfasts. As a health nut, this was the healthiest...

4. Ocean House Restaurant

I couldn't find something to complain about with this place if I thought all day. My boyfriend and I came here during our annual Cape vacation to celebrate...

5. Chatham Wine Bar

Beautiful wine bar and restaurant located on Main Street in Chatham. Upscale atmosphere and service. Attached to a beautiful Inn as well. Definitely will...

Golf
1. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

I have been coming to the Wequasset every Summer to the past 8 years. The employees are always very nice. The service and treatment here has always been top...

2. Skull Island

This place is amazing! I love the Arcade, Mini Golf and GO Karts! I have been coming here for about 6 years now and it's great but a bit too pricey if you...

3. Captains Golf Course

Nicest golf course I've played on the Cape. People were very friendly and the price was reasonable. Course was in great shape for a Hot August. Will...

4. Hyannis Golf Course

Great course. Fairways and greens are in incredible shape. This is one of the best public courses on all of Cape Cod. The price is very reasonable. The...

5. Dennis Highlands Golf Course

Dennis Highlands is a fantastic course. We are from the San Francisco Bay area and always look forward to golfing here-not one year has been a...

Active
1. Dennis Cycle Center

I went there because of reviews, and was not disappointed. Excellent, excellent service by the owner Matt, without the overcharging! He changed a few...

2. Cape Cod Rail Trail

My favorite part has to be the Rt 6 crossing in Brewster. Stand on the bridge and wave to the cars driving by below. They are all slowing down for the...

3. Orleans Bowling Center

Awesome, classic candlepin bowling with a really great beer selection, full bar, and KILLER BBQ. The kitchen alone makes it a serious secret gem.

4. Crowes Reservation Beach

Amazing exposed beach during low tide. Best place to take your pup , not crowded at all. Atv , suv access point to beach. You will see little fishes in...

5. Brewster Bike

We've been a fan of Brewster Bike for over twenty years from when we rented alley cats for our kids to now. Stopped in around 2pm on a Sunday to have them...

Arts
1. Edward Gorey House

Such a beautiful and well-managed museum! We had a lovely time- favorite aspects were the Dracula display, the archive collection and the gashlycrumb tinies...

2. Yankee Ingenuity

This store is rad....with a capital R.... Plan to spend a lot of time in here exploring because they really do have something for everyone and something for...

3. Cape Cinema

Historical landmark in the town of Dennis. One of the best places to spend a hot summer afternoon. Typically showing indie, foreign, or even classic films....

4. Mooncussers Tavern

Comfortable, bustling tavern with multiple dining rooms, bar and outdoor seating. The truffle parmesan fries are to die for! To drink: Boston Arnold -...

5. Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre Flea Market

Coming to this drive in for 30 years. An absolute gem on Cape Cod. Also, the best bargain in town. A wonderful family experience. Arrive early for prime...

Shopping
1. Yankee Ingenuity

This store is rad....with a capital R.... Plan to spend a lot of time in here exploring because they really do have something for everyone and something for...

2. Moonshell Design

Requested a bouquet to be delivered the same day. It was delivered end of the day as promised. Didn't see what it looked like just wanted to included...

3. Mermaids On Main

Mermaids on Main is my favorite store in Chatham and always a must visit when cruising the Cape. + building exterior is made from classic shingles and...

4. Chatham Beauty & Bridal

I had an excellent experience here buying a suit for a wedding. I came in hoping just for a coat, which they don't sell alone. But before telling me that,...

5. The East Wind Silver

A few summers ago I was enjoying a relaxing dinner on the patio at Clancy's. As my waitress placed a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio in front of me,...

Health
1. Sasha's Yoga & Massage Studio

I was a member of the studio for a long time and, since I've moved, have not been able to find one as good. The instructors are excellent and very...

2. Puzio Eye Care Associates - Harwich

Puzio Eye Care is the best! Clean, modern office with an attentive and knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend Dr Matt Puzio. They also have a rocking...

3. Dragonfly Massage & Bodywork

Patty gave an excellent massage. She listened to what I wanted, added her own expertise, and went to work. She was very effective in relieving my tight...

4. Orleans Yoga

I had such a great experience here this past weekend at a beginners yoga workshop. I've wanted to start practicing for a while now but felt unsure of the...

5. Outer Cape Health Services

Wonderful friendly service from the front desk and through to the docs.

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