Retire in Westfield, 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
41371
Median Househould Income
60845
Median Age
36.8
65 Years and Over
5811
Median Home Value
221800
Unemployed
2079
** 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. Taste of Lebanon

Incredible food! We order from here a couple times a month. We've tried probably half the menu and nothing has disappointed us. My favorite is the shawarma....

3. Fernandez Family Restaurant

This place has the best Spanish food in the area. It is always fresh with very friendly service. I love the pork shoulder with the rice and beans. The...

4. Coco & The Cellar Bar

Dang dang dang! That's good chicken. Great bar and bartender. Wander in off the street, ate at the bar and asked the tender what he suggested. Patrons on...

5. Peppo's Pizza

There is simply no better pizza in western Massachusetts. Period. Peppo is so friendly and whether we order for delivery or carry out, you know you're...

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. 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...

3. 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...

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. Northwest Park

Visiting Northwest Park is a staple in my childhood and is still routine when I return back to my hometown from living in the city. The trails range from...

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. 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. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

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. 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...

3. 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...

4. Durocher Florist

I was looking for a shop to do the flower bouquets for my sisters bridal shower that I was hosting. I found this shop on Yelp and decided to give it a shot....

5. The Botaniste

I decided to visit this hidden gem in Easthampton after reading reviews on yelp. I was looking for flower arrangements for cemetery plots and wanted to find...

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. 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...

3. Gary J Rappaport, DDS

This is my go to place for all my dentistry needs. My whole family comes here. It gets a little busy when school is out, because all the college kids want...

4. Arbor Massage

When I lived in South Hadley, My weekly massage became a highlight of my week. Every ache and pain brought on by a stressful week at work was melted away...

5. 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....

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