Retire in Helena, MT

Livability Score
62
** 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
29142
Median Househould Income
50311
Median Age
40.6
65 Years and Over
4798
Median Home Value
201000
Unemployed
811
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. El Vaquero Taqueria

Excellent! Absolutely the best Mexican food we've had in Montana. Authentic. The Burro El Vaquero is huge and delicious. Full of good stuff. Today's...

2. Cafe Zydeco

Out of towner here. Saw that this place was well rated and very close to me. Great atmosphere. Love that they are dog friendly. Ate outside on a lovely fall...

3. Murry's

I love this place! Food is consistently good and made from scratch. Joanie runs a happy ship and it shows in the quality of the food and desserts (which are...

4. Cielo Cocina

Homemade chips to start. The chips are amazing and the salsa, guacamole, and aioli are a welcome burst of flavor to the dining scene in Helena. I had the...

5. Steve's Cafe

Can I give it 6 Stars? Steve's Cafe has great food and wonderful people in a charming atmosphere. What more can you ask for? I ate there on consecutive...

Golf
1. Norwegian Wood Golf Course

We had a large group out to Norwegian Wood for a wedding reception. It was more then perfect. We really could not have asked for anything more. The staff...

2. Bill Roberts Golf Course

The course is in great shape, but I do think it's a little on the expensive side for a municipal course. Still the best course in town to play.

Active
1. Montana Dream Fishing Outfitters

Russell Dobrzynski is the best guide in the Craig, MT area....hands down!! I can say that because I had three other guides prior to connecting with him. Not...

2. Feathered Pipe Ranch

This is a wonderful place and a beautiful yoga retreat! Feathered Pipe Ranch offers workshops and beautiful accommodations and wonderful foods...The...

3. Gates of the Mountains

Follow in the foot steps of Lewis and Clark as vast vistas of the Continental Divide Trail are laid before thee. Helena had a capital city vibe to it but...

4. Cross Currents

Love these guys and this fly shop/guide/shuttle/lodging/boat rental outfit in Craig,MT .... Every year I head up there and get a warm welcome, professional...

5. FireTower Crossfit

I have been here twice now and meet a couple of the coaches now. They all are focused on safety more than anything. They make sure you have correct form...

Arts
1. Cinemark Theater 351

Awesome 3D theater and movie! Chairs are a little small. Good thing we're thin. Clean bathroom and theater and nice people working there! Went in for the...

2. ExplorationWorks

I came to Helena to visit my daughter and grandson.....and she comes here several times a week to let him play and use the interactive displays. Wow. I...

3. Bray Foundation Archie

I love to collect beautiful things and have, over the years, without meaning to, ended up collecting several ceramic pieces and wood carvings. I think my...

4. Jackson Creek Bar & Grille

Best hamburgers in the state! Everything I have had has been great. Have a burger and a cold smoke beer, great combo!

5. Balloons Balloons Balloons of Helena

This guy is scary-talented with balloons! He can create nearly anything, small to HUGE and is really quick about it. The balloons last forever too! He made...

Shopping
1. Sole Sisters

This is by far the most stylist boutique in Helena, maybe in all of Montana! I'm a Helena native but have lived in London and now live in NYC and whenever...

2. Barreta Audio

These folks are honest and competent. Add the fact that the service is wonderful I give them five stars.

3. Ashley HomeStore

Came here to visit my family for the summer and we decided to stop by here to shop for their new home. I was helped by a lovely young women named Jessica...

4. Natural Grocers

Wonderful selection! Love this place. Staff is always friendly and helpful. They also carry great skincare lines that are free of parabens and artificial...

5. Common Market

This is one of the best second-hand stores I've ever seen. Bill specializes in outdoor gear, tools, vintage close, stereo equipment, kitchen gadgets and...

Health
1. Associated Dental Care of Helena

Another great visit to Associated Dental, this time with Dr Allen. He was is very knowledgeable and kind. I was nervous about something concerning my...

2. Pediatric Dentistry

Kevin Rencher is a pediatric dentist and, quite frankly, the absolute best pediatric dentist I've ever met! His staff is always smiling and friendly, the...

3. Women's Health Care Center

Dr. Huntley is BEYOND amazing! Tentative, listens, cares... When she walks into your patient room she is all about you - as though you were the only...

4. South Hills Dental

Dr. Sealey and her staff are absolutely incredible! True miracle workers. I went in for the first time today to get some emergency work done and they were...

5. Balanced Bodyworks

Guys. Who had any idea you could get a great massage like this in the little town of Helena! Staying about an hour south in a vacation rental, my landlord...

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