Retire in Springfield, MA

Livability Score
53
** 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
153836
Median Househould Income
34731
Median Age
32.3
65 Years and Over
17323
Median Home Value
146500
Unemployed
10563
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Frigo Gourmet Foods

Always go for a grinder on the half Vienna roll. They're massive and filled with good stuff. Quality ingredients. The other offerings at Frigos are great...

2. Saray II

We went to Saray II last night and honestly I had low expectations. I thought, how could there be good Turkish food in Springfield (yes, I'm snooty, but...

3. Eat

Let me preface this by stating that breakfast food is my favorite. I don't share it, I could eat it for all three meals of the day and I will go to great...

4. Hot Table

So delish. Usually pretty busy when the college kids are back in town but it's worth the wait.

5. Soc Trang Vietnamese Restaurant

My absolute favorite Pho place in the area. Delicious cuts of brisket, tripe, and tendon. The spring rolls are delicious and quite filling. Clay pot is nice...

Golf
1. Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

Played here at the end of August. It's a very nice design with a good mix of open and tighter holes. Very attractive course too. The greens were a little...

2. Willowbrook Golf Course Par 60

Willowbrook is one of the best kept secrets in the Greater Hartford area. First off the staff is great, from the proshop to the restaurant ! This is an...

3. 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...

4. 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....

5. 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.

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. 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...

3. Sonny's Place

Very fun place for family and friends. Food is good and staff is friendly and helpful. Would recommend this place to all my friends. Bathroom and...

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. 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...

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. Sonny's Place

Very fun place for family and friends. Food is good and staff is friendly and helpful. Would recommend this place to all my friends. Bathroom and...

4. The Botanic Garden of Smith College

I've found a new happiness in the form of greenhouses. If you're in western Massachusetts, this botanic garden is a must-see. The whole atmosphere is...

5. 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...

Shopping
1. Ace of Blades - Barbershop & Shave Parlor

This was the best experience I have had getting my haircut since I moved to MA. I've been wanting to try out a barbershop, but I was apprehensive since they...

2. Flowers Flowers

I want to thank Mathew for assisting me by phone to create a tasteful arrangement for our Great Uncles funeral. He was friendly, professional, and more than...

3. Kohl's

Seriously love this Kohls. I went today and I meet the manager. Very very friendly women. I had a 30% off coupon. Usually you need your Kohls card to use...

4. 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...

5. Better Life Whole Foods

Staff is knowledgeable - products great!

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. Watson Wellness Center & Beauty Spa

Hello Potential Spa Goers! Some might think this little gem is too hidden to be considered a fantastic find but I like my spa experiences to be private and...

3. Shriners Hospitals for Children

I cannot say enough good things about Shriners. I came here as a little kid (this must have been about age 10-11 or so), while my parents were trying to...

4. Springfield Family Chiropractic

Dr.Dion is one of the best and thorough chiropractors I know. When I need care in Springfield, he is the chiropractor I see.

5. Baystate Medical Center

Great service!! I accidentally took too much of my heart medication and had an issue where I needed to go to the ER. I was taken in very fast and seen...

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