Retire in Needham, MA

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.
Total Population
29540
Median Househould Income
129154
Median Age
42.9
65 Years and Over
5110
Median Home Value
668900
Unemployed
774
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Los Antojitos

I almost hate to write this review because I love the food here so good that I want it all to myself! All kidding aside Doña Heidi and her crew make great...

2. The Broken Grounds Cafe

Came here to meet up a friend for a quick brunch / snack. The cafe is on the smaller size, but it's cosy. Given the small kitchen, the menu is pretty...

3. Sycamore

Exceptional service in addition to heavenly innovative desserts and drinks will make your night! Yes, yes, yes...This highly popular venue deserves its...

4. Dunn Gaherins

So I came in for my 21st birthday. I got let of my internship early, so I looked for a local Irish pub, and this was the first one I came across. From the...

5. Sweet Basil

The food and service are wonderful! Get here early if you don't want to wait. Gets busy! There is a parking lot nearby that's free which is great. The...

Golf
1. Jesse Struebing Golf

Prior to going to Jesse, I was an average golfer shooting in the 90s with an occasional high 80s round if I played well. After just three lessons, Jesse has...

2. Stone Meadow Golf

More range mats than I've ever seen. Always a place to hit balls. Par 3 looks nicely kept.

3. McGolf

We stopped by on a late Friday afternoon to check out the driving range. There is plenty of parking in the lot. It is very close to Legacy Place. The...

4. George Wright Golf Course

Fantastic local municipal golf course! Beautiful, challenging and well cared for greens. ** The clubhouse pub is an absolute HIDDEN GEM! ** Great food,...

5. Lost Brook Golf Club

This place is a step above your average par 3 course. It's not a thinker's course by any means-- every hole is straight-- but it will require to choose your...

Active
1. Arnold Arboretum

Hard to believe that among all of the hustle/bustle of city life exists this beautiful arboretum! The parking for this place can be tricky when the...

2. Pure Barre

I've added a star simply because of the fantastic instructors here. Seriously. These ladies are the best of the many Pure Barre studios I have visited. They...

3. Charles River Canoe & Kayak

If I hadn't met Miss K, I'd be in the Navy. Or working on a tanker. Just the idea of being on a boat earns any place four stars before I even get there....

4. Koko FitClub of Needham

Koko is a good value, and a nice balance between self-training and hiring a personal trainer. You get three of the major benefits of a personal trainer --...

5. Community Boating

70th Anniversary this year! That is how long CBI has been offering affordable memberships to the natives and transplants of Boston. I remember sailing and...

Arts
1. Coolidge Corner Theatre

Oh, I love this theater. It is gloriously old, beautifully renovated, with a breathtaking ceiling and a balcony and private boxes and a curtain. You can...

2. The Comedy Studio

Can't wait to go back! From the moment we walked in, the whole experience was excellent. Rick, the owner, and his hostess couldn't have been nicer, and the...

3. Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture - Natick

Wow! Love this place! Great prices on tickets. The seats are so comfortable. They're made out of temperpedic memory foam and each seat has a butt kicker....

4. The Brattle Theatre

I ride so hard for brattle theatre. You can count on this place for a great movie, classic or first run. There is only one theatre at brattle, so they are...

5. Palettes

This is our 2nd time going here as a family. It's a great place for a girls night out as well or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any celebration....

Shopping
1. Volante Farms

This is just a review of their sandwiches. This is my go to place for dinner and sometimes lunch. It can be confusing as to know where the line is to order...

2. The Black Sheep Knitting

I've had really bad experiences at LYS in the past, but I had a great experience at Black Sheep Knitting yesterday. The store is clean, cozy (yet spacious)...

3. Crosby Jewelers

Have used this store on several occasions for watch repair and always impressed with the customer service. Today I stopped in to have a watch cleaned and...

4. Legacy Place

This place is fantastic, and I love the pretty outside layout of all the stores. I visited it for the first time on a warm, breezy summer evening and I...

5. Harvey's Hardware

Awesome place- had to find a few things quickly while doing a diy home project. Never been here before, but when I came I realized quickly they have...

Health
1. B In Touch Massage Therapy

I love massage. For almost every physical ache and pain, I can be sure that having a trained masseuse will improve my health. I've had many massages in my...

2. Pearle Vision

Couldn't be happier. Called for an appointment for my 4 year old who has recently started blinking a lot. Easy to make an appointment. Doctor himself...

3. Season Day Spa

I received this massage as a gift and i am delighted to have my neck cured after one hour. My neck and shoulders were huge knots and i was in pain. I...

4. Chestnut Dental

I've been coming here since I was but a wee one (with a 5 year break when I was living out of state) and have always been more than pleased with it. It has...

5. 360 Neuromuscular Therapy

As a personal trainer, 360 NMT is my GO-TO for muscular pain and soft tissue restriction. They have several skilled therapists on staff that provide a wide...

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