Retire in Southwick, 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.
Total Population
9599
Median Househould Income
81967
Median Age
43.9
65 Years and Over
1546
Median Home Value
274400
Unemployed
307
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Santiago Family Restaurant

Best potato balls in town hands-down plenty of music on the weekends family ran old time feel w good food

2. Bruschetta's

Amazing American style Italian food in an adorable country town! The fried mozzarella was gooey on the inside, Crispy on the outside, topped with a rich...

3. Mrs. Murphy's Donuts

So I'm getting married. To save money I thought after seeing a photo on Pinterest of donuts stacked into a cake shape. Not only does it save money and then...

4. The Good Table

Good food and good service. I love the crabby eggs Benedict. So good! Also they have flavored coffees which is a bonus!

5. Summer House

Inexpensive quality food plus the kids just love this place has a great playground for the children and amazing ice cream

Golf
1. Longhi's Executive Par 3, Driving Range and Mini Golf

I go here a lot for the driving range and a decently challenging Par 3 course. Would recommend playing the extra few holes that have a couple Par 4s....

2. Ranch Golfclub

I played at the Ranch mid April and was impressed with the facilities. They had just opened for the season so the practice facilities were not yet open and...

3. Oak Ridge Golf Club

For the amount of play this course gets, the greens keepers here should get an award. It seems as though there is a tournament at Oak Ridge daily....

4. Agawam Municipal Golf Course

This is a municipal golf course in fair condition. We played only the first nine holes due to time constraints. They were straight holes perfect for the...

5. Copper Hill Golf Club

Copper Hill Golf Club use to be known as Fox Run at Copper Hill. Played here Sunday afternoon. The course was basically empty at around 1:30. This 9 hole...

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. Enders State Forest

Beautiful day for a walk in the forest. The falls were stunning. There were many out enjoying the day and I can see that it could become very crowded on a...

3. Stanley Park

I'm not sure words can justify how wonderful this park is. You can easily spend an entire day here, no problem. There is so much to do, whether its walking...

4. Windsor Locks Canal Trail State Park

I was looking for a spot to get a couple of miles in to avoid Friday afternoon rush hour traffic and this popped up when I typed "Parks" into my handy dandy...

5. Agawam Bowl

Great place for candlepin. Fun night out or afternoon of bowling. 22lanes up and downstairs and remember a little tip....it's BOYB!!

Arts
1. Brignole Vineyards

New favorite winery in CT! A friend suggested we check this place out and am super glad we did! Its located along 189 in East Granby and offers a beautiful...

2. New England Air Museum

Loved it. Spent 2 hours and enjoyed every minute of it. Being able to sit in the aircraft and talk to the guides/vets really made the experience special. I...

3. Lost Acres Vineyard

We love this vineyard. It is especially peaceful and relaxing in the fall. It's a fantastic place to unwind outside on the hillside and admire the scenery...

4. Theodore's Booze Blues & BBQ

The half brisket was very good Served with healthy sides Came with a party of 11 including kids. Shared some of the plates, so we enjoyed our meal and it...

5. The Big E

I first came to the Big E with my husband when we were new residents of Connecticut in 2011. We ate a bunch of fair food (giant turkey legs, deep fried...

Shopping
1. Meadow View Farms

I began going to Meadow View about 15-20 years ago. I only lived about 20 minutes away so it was easy to go several times a season. Since moving about 25...

2. Costco Wholesale

Spend way too much money here. Customer service is always great, and the few times I've had to make a return it had been completely painless, which I can...

3. JJ Vapor House

Staff is extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! If they don't carry what you're looking for, they will get it for you in a timely manner!

4. In White

I was MOH in a wedding where we got the bride's and bridesmaids dresses from here. I couldn't be more impressed with the salon and quality of service. For...

5. Target Stores

Target is one of my go-to big box department stores whenever I travel. I can always find some bottled water, replacement travel-sized toiletries, office...

Health
1. The Key Hypnosis

Wow. My wife saw Julie in October of 2015. All I can say is WOW. When she started the program she was a size 14/16. After one months we both started to...

2. Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness

Dr. Laprise has a manner and office that is welcoming. He truly listens and somehow remembers from month to month even though he never seems to take notes....

3. Journeys Holistic Wellness & Anxiety Relief Center

Had an insightful reading with Brittney which has made me slow down and react in a different manner than before. She was very intuitive and passionate...

4. Body Works Massage and Wellness

What a lovely massage therapy studio! Penny was friendly and knowledgable. The atmosphere was crafted to relax and soothe. I used the Groupon deal and it...

5. A Way Of Life

if you are searching for a serene, cozy, clean place, then Way of Life is it. Relaxing, comfortable, with the experience to work on those areas that need...

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