Retire in Wellesley, MA

Livability Score
56
** 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
28858
Median Househould Income
159615
Median Age
37
65 Years and Over
3968
Median Home Value
914000
Unemployed
745
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Tutto Italiano

Truly fantastic sandwiches. If I'm ever hungry in this area, I love to stop here. They've also got some really cool and varied selection for packaged...

2. The Linden Store

This is the staple sandwich shop of Wellesley and it deserves to be. It's excellent. I grew up going to this shop, which was once featured in an article of...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. Juniper

The waiting time is not so great but the downtown in Wellesley is so nice that you'll probably enjoy a nice stroll before your turkish meal. The ambiance...

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. The Littlest Spa

Very good massage by Amy, can't eat for my next time. Her spa is clean, calming and cheerful. Amy is lovely!

2. Landry's Bicycles

I recently decided to stop hanging things off my road bike and invest in a triathlon bike. Started with a fitting with Mike and loved the position that he...

3. 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...

4. Sweet Meadow Farm

Best 7 year old birthday party for a true animal lover and her 9 pals. We cannot thank Julie and her team enough for such a wonderful afternoon. The three...

5. 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....

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. 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....

3. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

I opened my brain here. Yes one can just walk the beautiful grounds and take in the ART of the many odd and beautiful outdoor sculptures on display. They...

4. 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....

5. Dedham Community Theatre

It's always a treat to go to the movies. Most people don't think to go to the smaller theatres. I love going to my local theatre just down the street from...

Shopping
1. Natick Outdoor Store

I came to finally buy a pair of non-goalie hockey skates. The moment we walked back into the hockey section we were greeted by someone looking to help us....

2. Marathon Sports

Recently did my first run (The Falmouth Road Race) since having several knee surgeries. My surgeon recommended Marathon Sports so I made the trip there. The...

3. Ice House Sports

Love love love this place. These guys know how to fit skates. They don't care how long it takes - they just want to get the right pair of skates on your...

4. Wellesley Books

Anywhere my little furry friends are welcomed is good with me. I like being able to take my small well behaved dogs into a store and they are welcomed. When...

5. 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...

Health
1. AFC Urgent Care Natick

I had another positive experience at Doctor Express / Natick. I was treated by Jenna Doughelay PA & Jovan Natal -Nures. Their attention and input was...

2. Wellesley Dental Group

I'm crazy scared of needles and have very little pain tolerance. Due to some hereditary issues I need deep cleaning twice a year and I don't trust anyone...

3. 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...

4. Women's Health Associates

If you're a dude, you can skip this review because it won't help you (unless you're doing research for your wife or significant other). I love everybody at...

5. Bella Santé Day Spa Med Spa

The five stars is definitely for Alberto. He gave me a wonderful prenatal massage and was very professional. I do have to say with it being my first time to...

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