Retire in Methuen, MA

Livability Score
52
** 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. Yalla! Grill

I really enjoyed my meal here. I was out here near Andover for work, and relied on Yelp to lead me to a decent restaurant in the area. This place was...

2. Korbani's Bakery

Growing up in Lawrence in the 1980s and 1990s, my neighborhood had a good mix of race and ethnicity. We had several families who were Caucasian (mostly of...

3. El Taller

I've been here a couple times so far and I love it so much! The food is amazing. That sauce is amazing! Love that they have vegetarian options for me that...

4. Sahtaine Restaurant

I'll keep going back again and again because the food is really good and the service is even better. I introduced my wife on the second visit and for...

5. Lots of Eats

Great place! We came here after our friends suggested it and we're very glad we did. The decor is very nice, clean, and modern. Our waitresses were very...

Golf
1. Atkinson Resort & Country Club

Can't wait to go back on a nice sunny summer day. Great course. Beautifully manicured. Just wish the snacks were more available though I bet that's because...

2. Hickory Hill Golf Course

We didn't golf, we just ate at the clubhouse. Nice landscaping around it, gorgeous view of the course from the tables. Lovely stone fireplace. Bathrooms...

3. Campbell's Scottish Highlands Golf Course

CAMPBELL'S SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE Salem, N.H. Terrain: Linksy Price: $$$ Semi-Private Driving Range: Yes Opened: 1993 Architect: George...

4. Wamesit Lanes

Very pleasantly surprised. I had no idea there was a place this awesome so close to home and was skeptical when I coworker suggested I bowl there. It was...

5. Windham Country Club Pro Shop

This is a great competitive course with beautiful views. Rated as one of the top 10 rated courses in NH and Northern MA. Friendly staff that go out of their...

Active
1. Ward Reservation

The Ward Reservation is well marked set of hiking trails with a moderate incline. There are 3 main trails and several single track trails interconnecting...

2. Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley

I love this studio. Every single instructor is on the same page for how they teach and the verbiage used, and are all so helpful and encouraging. The owner...

3. CrossFit Free

Moving from the Midwest, I tried out a number of crossFit gyms in the area to get a feel for what was in the area. I dropped in at some and spent weeks at...

4. The Yoga Tree

I only come here occasionally, as it is not my local place but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy it. The teachers are all very friendly, warm, and nice. The...

5. Power Yoga Evolution

I am still new to the Yoga scene. This is the hot yoga type where you sweat your ass off. (maybe literally too) Staff is friendly and instructors are very...

Arts
1. Lowell National Historical Park

OMG pause OMG This place had me feeling all "Murica and what not. I chose the Park because I wanted to do the canal tour. What I got was a ton of...

2. Pinball Wizard Arcade

GAME OF THRONES and THE HOBBIT! Newest pins out there are here! This place just gets better. They have all classics and new pinball machines not to mention...

3. The Luna Theater

Clean, super nice staff, and beautiful location. Comfortable seats with little tables for your food, this is a great date night spot to see an indie film or...

4. Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sweet Baby Vineyard is an absolute must if you are looking for a good time. The wine is great. Personally I'd suggest you try the Farm Stand White as it's...

5. Frame King

I've been doing business with Frame King for a solid 5 years, and Joe - the owner - has never failed to impress. Whatever framing or mounting needs you...

Shopping
1. Whirlaway Sports Center

Shopping at Whirlaway was easy and pleasant. Customer service was helpful and knowledgeable and I found the best sneakers. I will be back for the other...

2. Bull Moose Music

This is essentially Newbury Comics' arch nemesis. But better. I got a $50 gift card the other day. I was able to get 3 books, all hardcover. A mystery...

3. Piccirillo The Florist

So glad I found this place after moving to Methuen. No other place / way to get flowers. Personal, local, incredible care and attention. If you go anywhere...

4. New Balance Factory Store

MY NEW FAVORITE STORE!!! A+A+A+A+A+A+A+ I have never seen so many pair of comfortable shoes in my size.The staff are helpful and really nice. They had an...

5. Beauty Supply Supermarket

The girls who work here are super sweet, friendly, and helpful. They were very attentive and even gave me a big reusable bag to carry everything home in...

Health
1. Healing Point Therapeutics

I must admit I was completely skeptical of hypnosis prior to meeting Marisa. Based on what I had seen in films/television, I honestly thought of it as a...

2. Andover Cosmetic Dental Group

Let me give you a backstory here, so you can understand why I love this practice so much (but scroll down if you don't feel like doing a ton of...

3. Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness

This place is truly special. I came for the prenatal fitness classes (yoga and barre were my favorites) and I came to know an incredibly positive and...

4. The YogaMat

My family has been going to the Yoga Mat for over 3 years. The studio is warm and inviting. The teachers are top notch. The classes are conveniently...

5. Bay State Eye Associates

This is a great place. My family has been coming here for 10 years. Tom is so very helpful and always very polite and professional. I've never had...

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