Retire in Minneapolis, MN

Livability Score
64
** 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
394424
Median Househould Income
50767
Median Age
31.7
65 Years and Over
33508
Median Home Value
205200
Unemployed
21319
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Lands End Pasty Company

This is a 5-star establishment where you can get a luxurious and portable meal encased in dough, and quality conversation too. Oh, and there is a little...

2. Sphynx Café

After a long day of driving and flying we arrived at our Air B and B. We were not very hungry but needed to refuel. The Sphynx Cafe was right around the...

3. Sushi Takatsu

Oh. My. Gosh. Get the sushi bowl. Stop reading this review, and go NOW. If you're still reading, it means it's its not within the hours of 10:30am-3pm...

4. Chimborazo

You know a place is memorably delicious when merely writing about it is a stimulus for salivating and stomach growling. No pictures, smells, or food from...

5. Fika

Oh my gosh...I don't even know where to begin with this review. The food they served was not only delicious but was a piece of art on a plate. You can...

Golf
1. Theodore Wirth Park

I've hiked on the trails in Theodore Wirth Park and wish I'd have taken more advantage of this gorgeous park while I was still living in the metro. There's...

2. Minikahda Club

This country club is amazing. Historic and beautifully maintained. I attended an event recently, and was completely blown away.

3. Town & Country Club

So you say you're looking for a country club, but you want it to be in town? Well the Town & Country Club is your answer! This place is lovely. I went to...

4. Braemar Golf Course

For a public course this is an excellent option. You always have to deal with the slow play of average golfers but you will find a course that is relatively...

5. Lost Spur Golf And Event Center

Great course, staff is always willing to help you out. 9 hole, well maintained and challenging. Developed trees , greens look and putt great I look forward...

Active
1. Surge Cycling

Very friendly and a nice calorie burn. Good cyclist and cardio training. I hit the $15 new member special and was very impressed with this place. Surge is...

2. Lake Harriet

Another tourist item on my list checked off! It was the perfect day to visit Lake Harriet as the weather was just like cool California weather, and even...

3. Midtown Greenway

The Greenway is the yellow brick road to Oz! If you need to get somewhere in cities, the Greenway will get you there or connect you to another path you...

4. Above the Falls Sports

My 71 year old parents took the kayaking tour with us. They were very happy with it even though it was their first time on the kayaks!! Our guide Kalen is...

5. One Yoga Studio

Let's say you wanted to buy happiness. But someone cut you a deal, emptied out your stressful insides, and gave you joy instead. You'd find yourself at One...

Arts
1. Heights Theatre

Went back and I can confirm: the popcorn is really good!

2. Riverview Theater

I'm in love with this place... Not only do I love the $2 movie tickets, the decor, the real butter, a cheap date night, a fun atmosphere, great staff,...

3. Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art doesn't have a lot a street presence, but the art inside packs a powerful punch. You could easily spend most of a day...

4. Minnesota Twins

This ball park is as beautiful as it looks on TV; green grass, clean seats, fantastic foods and a great view of the Twin Cities. If you're driving, you'll...

5. Open Book

Along the busy fast-paced street of Washington Ave I spotted a historic building called The Loft Literary Center whose purpose is to inspire a passion for...

Shopping
1. Wild Rumpus

A must-do when visiting Minneapolis with kids. We had family in from Manhattan including my 7 and 9 year old nephews who kept telling me how their favorite...

2. MartinPatrick3

When you walk into this store it's like no other store in the world. Ultimate selection of anything Your heart desires. Whether it's the finest furniture or...

3. The Cottage House

Someone on Facebook posted about this place so I decided to check it out, thinking that she had vetted it and I'm so happy I did so. It's a solid 4.5 stars...

4. Vintage Music

Bought the 1955/1956 Capehart Colortone record player with the tube amplifier from Mike at Vintage Music... The biggest reasons for my purchase is how my...

5. Electric Fetus

This place is incredible. It's way more than a record store. I visited while in Minneapolis because Prince tweeted about the store and was known to visit...

Health
1. Grant Ernhart, Certified Rolfer

I've used Grant for several years, and am not sure what I'm going to do now that he's gone. He has a deep understanding of how the body is supposed to move...

2. Infinity Bodyworks

My massage with Rebecca was exactly what I needed and a 90 minute heavenly experience. I had a migraine for 3 days that had made me feel sick all over,...

3. Look + See Eye Care

These people were great. I visited on a Tuesday morning needing to get my Ray Bans fixed, was warmly greeted, helped immediately, the work was done...

4. Renewal Laser Clinic

I have nothing but good words. Nick is very personable and attentive. I was quoted for 8 sessions and was told that if my removal requires more than the...

5. Fiant Dental

My teeth suffer from poor genes and a childhood filled with Mountain Dew. After a dentist in my 20s used terrible shame tactics and rough cleaning, I was...

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