Retire in Taos, NM

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. ParCht

Wow! Wonderful service, food and wine. A must visit when you are in Taos. We had the make your own board and had the owners choose for us. Just fabulous...

2. Ranchos Plaza Grill

Our go to place for celebrating birthdays in my family! I always get the same thing which is the shrimp pasta with mushrooms. It's so creamy and garlicky!...

3. Aceq

Still five stars! This place has been through management and chef changes recently - and it's better than ever! It was one of the best meals I've ever...

4. Raw to Go

A real jem! Came here based on the Yelp reviews and couldn't agree more -- the food is awesome! Have eaten here twice in 3 days, and will eat here one...

5. El Meze Restaurant

First, the setting. Just outside of town, the outdoor patio looks over the meadow and mountains, which can capture a sunset, throw a rainbow, or foreshadow...

Golf
1. Towa Golf Resort

Love this course! My husband and I drove down from Denver and played the weekend after labor day. The greens were in great shape, all courses were enjoyable...

2. Angel Fire Resort

I love this place! I was a last minute reservation and the accommodated me - with smiles and outstanding customer service ! They really treat Veterans...

3. Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Awesome small resort situated in a due north shadowed valley that keeps the snow all season long! I've came here 3-times. Rentals at the base are quick...

4. Black Mesa Golf Club

One of the best golfing experiences of my life. Absolutely stunning course in an unbelievably beautiful place. Every tee box offers a new picture from a...

5. Angel Fire Country Club Golf Course

Very nice course however, way to much marsh. I saw so many people lose so many balls. Don't get me wrong the course is good. One big issue is the drink...

Active
1. Twirl

If I could give them 6 stars, I would. The store itself is crammed full of a great selection of toys, coloring books, etc...but this shop get the double...

2. Los Rios River Runners

I signed up for the Native Cultures Feast and Float. I'm visiting from Alaska and the Native culture is a very big part of our state; they make sure every...

3. Far Flung Adventures

I went with a group of 7 other guys on a 2 day overnight rafting trip (bachelor party) and had a great time. Our guides, Rob and Chaz, were cool dudes and...

4. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Beautiful views of Rio Grande Gorge. Worth a visit if you're in Taos. It's free.

5. Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting

Day one of our trip we did the saddle paddle. Had a fun morning horseback riding and then then ate a tasty lunch at the boat house. After lunch, our guide...

Arts
1. Hotel St. Bernard

Amazing dinner on Friday Night! Menu served family style included: potato leek soup, cheese fondue (with potatoes, mini pickles, prosciutto, bread, etc),...

2. La Chiripada Wine Shop

I will never forget this winery. Now, I'm no amateur when it comes to wine. I've drank my share of entire bottles of wine in one sitting. But I can't do...

3. Taos Mesa Brewing

We went for the blues band and it turned out to be a nice excursion. The drinks were nicely priced and the chicken nachos tasted good and actually looked...

4. Farahnheight Fine Art

While vacationing in Taos this year, my husband and I stopped by Farahnheight at the end of a day of gallery hopping, and I am so glad we made our way...

5. Millicent Rogers Museum

My husband had received a book on her Jewelry...but I'll be honest, we weren't really expecting that much and we were pleasantly surprised. It's a terrific...

Shopping
1. Twirl

If I could give them 6 stars, I would. The store itself is crammed full of a great selection of toys, coloring books, etc...but this shop get the double...

2. Horsefeathers Etc

The owner was super nice!!! Greeted me with a nice Texas drawl. The price are really low for an antique shop. Lot's of western memorabilia. Right next...

3. Vape Taos

Had a great experience here after feeling something wasn't "right" after buying some vape juice at another shop in town. I was feeling nauseous and had this...

4. Farahnheight Fine Art

While vacationing in Taos this year, my husband and I stopped by Farahnheight at the end of a day of gallery hopping, and I am so glad we made our way...

5. Taos Gems & Minerals

This place is amazing. Great affordable prices for jewelry and stones 1/3 of other places in Taos or online. Store owners are super nice! Loved it.

Health
1. Essential Massage and Spa Therapies

I just finished with a 90 minute massage and facial. Ananda Kali did both and it's obvious that she's a pro. She even asked how long I wanted to spend on...

2. Taos Sage Waters Massage & Spa

My husband and I had a wonderful couples massage with Lee and Rose. They were beyond friendly and professional. We had an amazing experience and wouldn't...

3. Hive Salon Oxygen Bar Gallery

My first experience at Hive Salon was positive in every respect, from beginning to end. Making an appointment was so easy using their online scheduling...

4. Taos Dental Group

After being butchered by another local dentist from another practice, I went to see Dr. Simms based on a bunch of recommendations from locals. What a sweet,...

5. Taos Chiropractic Health Center

After suffering a fall off my mountain bike at Angel Fire, I was having some neck and back pain plus some mild difficulty with inspiration. Dr. Thomas H....

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