Retire in Northfield, MN

Livability Score
59
** 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
20303
Median Househould Income
58375
Median Age
25.2
65 Years and Over
2589
Median Home Value
201500
Unemployed
685
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Red Barn Farm

You have to provide everything but the pizza which makes it an outing you're committing to but it's worth it. The atmosphere is very friendly and quaint....

2. Hogan Brothers Acoustic Cafe

This is my absolutely favorite place in Northfield. Fast service, delicious hoagies, delicious chili and really great ice cream. I absolutely recommend this...

3. El Triunfo

My love for burritos started here. The Best Mexican food I have ever had. One bite of this El Triunfo's burritos will blow you away. I mean it. Its just...

4. Basil's Pizza Palace

We had the garlic cheese bread appetizer and meat lover's special pizza. All were AWESOME! Food came out hot and fresh. Nice family owned and operated...

5. Ole Store Restaurant

I visited the Ole Store Restaurant for the first time in October of this year and was extremely impressed. I ordered a soup that I wasn't familiar with and...

Golf
1. Legends Club

Hands down one of the top 5 courses in the state. Has always been in great shape and some of the best holes you'll find anywhere. Pricey but worth it when...

2. Cleary Lake Regional Park

It had been a few years since I walked these trails. I drove here after finding Murphy Hanran park not allowing dogs on hiking trails. My dog Hunter and I...

3. Willinger's Golf Club

Best kept golf secret in Minnesota. Amazing golf for the price... and the drive down from the Cities isn't all that bad at all. Course is challenging...

4. Stonebrooke Golf Club

Stonebrooke is definitely a must play in the Twin Cities. Course is very scenic with a nice variety of holes. Challenging but not too difficult so it's...

5. Creeks Bend Golf Course

Love this course, I have been coming here for around 10 years to participate in a golf scramble that my friend hosts. Its in New Prague that is 30 minutes...

Active
1. Anytime Fitness

Really nice place to workout. I have been A member for three years. There is a lot of good equipment and all the equipment is in great shape. There is a...

2. Northfield Gymnastics Club

We love this place! My two girls have been going here for about six months. The prices are great (about $170 for 8 weeks of sessions 2x per week for 2...

3. The Gear ReSource Outfitters

A few weeks ago, I went with my significant other and her friends on a snowshoe trip with this group. There was a Living Social deal so we did it and...

4. Cannon Falls Canoe & Bike Rental

Ive always done the raft option and loved it. $50 for a raft for the day and a ride back when you are done. You can fit 4 people and a large cooler. I...

5. HeartWork Studio

This is a great yoga studio. I can't wait to get back! It is very warm, welcoming, and friendly. The instructors are knowledgeable and helpful. They have...

Arts
1. Alexis Bailly Vineyard Inc

a perfect autumn day. bluebird skies. peak fall color. charcuterie and a wine tasting with husband and pup. What could be better? A quick drive from the...

2. Cannon River Winery

We love this winery because all of the wines white to red all are outstanding. The service has always been good and the prices have always been good as...

3. Marcus Cinemas

This theatre is amazing. I have been going here since I was a kid and it recently has become like a completely different theatre! The dream loungers are...

4. Paragon Odyssey 15 IMAX

Went here for a movie with Sarah J. First off, I haven't been to a movie in about five years. This place totally changed my opinion. Reclining seats?...

5. Alexis Bailey

What? Decent wine in Minnesota? I'm not joking. There are a lot of sweet (and I don't mean good) wines in the midwest and few have yet to come up with a...

Shopping
1. The Sketchy Artist

I remembered this store from several years ago when I was a student. It's still just as hard to NOT buy their stuff! Their sheets of paper are soooo...

2. Monarch Gift Shop

Sterling Silver Rings a plenty. I hit the jackpot. Great unique gifts as well. If you or yours loves a cool sterling silver ring below $100 this is the...

3. Forget-Me-Not Florist

This my favorite florist EVER!! I live in CO but all of our siblings live in or near Northfield . Whenever I call they are very helpful & pleasant. Have...

4. Northfield Arts Guild

Arts Guild has awesome classes for both kids and adults, and they do amazing theater. Our kids have been in several theatrical productions and loved...

5. Downtown Bicycles

Downtown Bicycles, in my experience, offers the best and friendliest service period. I've been to shops around the Twin Cities area who may have a bigger...

Health
1. Northfield Urgent Care

Some may find it surprising that I'm reviewing an urgent care clinic but I went yesterday in a pinch when i suspected my 1 yr old had an ear infection. We...

2. Harvest Seed Acupuncture

Rhonda is a great acupuncturist. I like how she takes her time explaining things and always answers the questions I have as I do not know much about...

3. Allina Health Northfield Clinic

Allina Health Northfield clinic is a great place to receive care. There are many caring and competent physicians, and staff is usually friendly and...

4. Corbett Chiropractic & Health Enhancement

There is a disk in my neck that will suddenly 'slip' and for the last three or four years, it has completely put me out of commission on a number of...

5. Heritage Dental Care

I've not been one to post reviews often, but I'm so impressed that I'm moved to do so here. Dr. Michael Thompson put sealants on my 7 year old daughter's...

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