Retire in Northampton, MA

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.
Total Population
28637
Median Househould Income
58179
Median Age
38.9
65 Years and Over
4288
Median Home Value
280300
Unemployed
1303
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Bombay Royale

I'm not normally compelled to write reviews about takeout, but I'm making an exception. This was some of the best Indian food I've ever had, ever. Last...

2. Pita Pockets

GREAT food! And very reasonable prices. Enormous plate of delicious shawarma and falafel, amazing humus and garlic sauce. You select all your fixings,...

3. Jake's

Food: 5 stars Service: 4 stars Ambiance: 4 stars Value: 4 stars OVERALL: 5 stars Wow, what a difference in quality from the breakfast place I ate at...

4. Hungry Ghost Bread

Recently stopped in to see what they offer. The lemon rich tarts $4 and the coconut cream rich tarts lined with caramel are superb $4.50. The chocolate chip...

5. Banh Mi Spot

Love this place.. great food at a very reasonable price. The employees are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is simple and the honey ginger tea is...

Golf
1. Scotti's

A staple for those in the Northampton area. I've tried almost everything on their menu and all options come in great portion sizes and taste delicious. The...

2. Happy Days Family Fun Spot

Great ice cream and great service! The staff was incredibly helpful and personable. A nice place in Granby to eat, play golf, or relax outside.

3. Hickory Ridge Golf Club

Great local course! I have been playing here for years and continue to enjoy the experience. Incredible value and the course is always in great condition. I...

4. Western Mass Family Golf Center

The rating is primarily for the mini-golf, but this is a sort of mini-complex, with a superior driving range (targets, flags, and range markers, and fairly...

5. Orchards Golf Club

This course is essentially pro calibur. The only reason you don't see many tournaments being played here is the fact that its too tight to get a large...

Active
1. Ashley Reservoir

A beautiful location for walking or running. Lots of wildlife to see. Stay away from the geese when the goslings are young. I've been coming here for...

2. Valley Bike and Ski Werks

Super mellow shop with helpful & really nice staff. We rented four bikes (had a choice of comfy and sport hybrid) and spent an afternoon visiting college...

3. Look Memorial Park

Look Park will always hold a special place in my heart because my husband and I got married there last month! We were supposed to have the ceremony in the...

4. Norwottuck Rail Trail

Beautiful walk on this trail! It's nice and shady with trees. There is a breeze from the river. You can walk or bike it.

5. Mount Tom State Reservation

I came half-prepared for my glorious Mount Tom hike: Bug spray, check! Sunscreen, check! Good shoes, check! Near-crippling fear of falling, check! If it...

Arts
1. Amherst Cinema

Loves this theatre, indie, alternative, and foreign. Could we ask for something more?

2. Black Birch Vineyard

My friends and I went to Black Birch and had a wonderful time. It's a beautiful spot in a beautiful locale, and the owner is really fun and friendly. Their...

3. Emily Dickinson Museum

Worth the visit if you're a fan, and possibly if you're not. Debunks some common preconceptions and leaves visitors with a rare emotional charge not found...

4. Smith College Museum of Art

My partner and I visited the Smith College Museum of Art this afternoon. We also visited the museums at Amherst and Mount Holyoke. Of the three museums,...

5. The Quarters

This place gets five stars because it's fun and funky, and you really can't find another place like it. At least, I can't. I am not from the area but my...

Shopping
1. Forget Me Not Florist

Note to boyfriends - these flowers aren't the same as gas station flowers, your girlfriend knows this. Super helpful, affordable and the florist understood...

2. Turn It Up

Great place and open late. People are pretty nice here and outgoing. Love the basement style location and atomosphere. Lots of great music selections....

3. Faces

This shop is one of a kind and just the best!!! I love coming here when I'm in NOHO. The stuff you can find here is unbelievable! They really have something...

4. Essentials

Such cute, unique stuff! It's amusingly ironic that they're called Essentials, though, because just about none of what they sell is essential. However, it's...

5. WEBS - America's Yarn Store

I've ordered online and shopped in their retail store. The selection is truly incredible and I appreciate their always-available volume discounts. I have...

Health
1. Northampton Community Acupuncture

Seriously, what a lovely experience. Rachel and Katie offer an excellent, very individualized service for an amazing price. Their space is warm and...

2. Strong Coffey Personal Training

Kelly Coffey's Pleasure Principles is the most straightforward, introspective, and useful course I have ever seen. And I've seen a lot over the past 30...

3. Clinic Alternative Medicines

I travel a good deal and sometimes to Northampton,MA. And the rest of SoCal says where is Northampton,MA and what do they do there? Basically Science and...

4. Radiant Point Acupuncture

I cannot say enough good things about Kate. She helped me get pregnant with my daughter and has also treated me for some postpartum anxiety and headaches....

5. Crestal Health Periodontics

My dentist highly recommended him for my gum problems as knowledgable and skilled, but that he wouldn't do unncessary work. He was right. Go to him if you...

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