Retire in Calabash, NC

Livability Score
45
** 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. The Parson's Table

So glad I randomly stumbled upon Parson's Table during my Open Table search. We had the most wonderful meal from start to finish...first the sever brought...

2. MMM Que Rico

Wow! What a great surprise! Tucked on a corner in the cute little town of Calabash, NC is a terrific resturant. Don't blink, you'll miss it. Mmmmmm Que...

3. The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

We stopped through here on our vacation this Labor Day weekend - and wow - am I so glad we did! At first, I was a little gun-shy about a restaurant in a...

4. Christopher's Pizza

Their steak sandwich was just incredible. The Margareta Pizza was so good. My new favorite pizza place

5. Chianti South

I have personally known the owner for years and the way he has kept the restaurant throughout the years never changes! The food is absolutely exceptional...

Golf
1. Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links

Just about the greatest course on the grand strand-----------beautiful environment--------intracoastal views - you are so close to the water, you feel as...

2. Oyster Bay Golf Links

Oyster Bay is a beautiful course a short drive from Myrtle Beach that is associated with the Legends Golf Resort. We played the course as almost an...

3. The Pearl

Played the East course 10/18/15. Course was in great shape post the big rains. Course is in a great setting, beautiful views in the finishing holes. If you...

4. Farmstead Golf Links

Played golf at Farmstead and really enjoyed the course. Very fair and the greens were in good shape...a tad on the slow side but similar to most public...

5. Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center

Over all we had a nice stay. The room was nice with the exception of the beds, they were hard and very uncomfortable! Everyone was pretty nice with the...

Active
1. J&L Kayak Ecoventures

What an amazing experience. We had such a great time! We did the twilight island tour-Todd was our guide and he was phenomenal. My husband and I took single...

2. Lighthouse Watersports

We did a private boat tour of the ICW! Had an awesome time and really enjoyed the history and personal references the captain made. Our guide really...

3. Hurricane Fleet

This was the highlight of our vacation. One of the coolest things I've ever done. Two hours long and they take you out into the ocean and you get to see...

4. Tropical Adventure Mini Golf

Clean, homey mini golf place that was so fun and great for the kids-- easy to get a few holes-in-one which encourages kids to play. Nice landscaping and...

5. Inlet Point Plantation

Really really loved this experience. 1) horses are rotated and get time off and days off between rides 2) they provided bug spray for us 3) great pics at a...

Arts
1. Jewelry By Wendy

Tucked away in a woodsy shopping plaza off the main road, my mom and I stopped in because we were early for our tea party reservation. This little shop has...

2. Pirates' Treasure House

Stumbled upon this treasure chest of a souvenir and gift shop while looking for a spot to grub out for lunch! Wow, what fun it was too look around. Many of...

3. Sunset River Marketplace

This Calabash gallery is an excellent spot to shop for local art. From paintings to prints to pottery - you'll be hard-pressed to leave without something....

4. Money Bags Sweepstakes

Came here not knowing what to expect or what sweepstakes was... There was a great Sunday deal.. Buy $20 get $20 if and when you lose the first $20. Play...

5. Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club

Unless you're a complete golf snob, Carolina Shores offers a good experience for 1/2 the price you'll pay elsewhere. Employees were helpful, and we're...

Shopping
1. Callahans of Calabash

I love callahans!! Many say it's overpriced, but I feel like it's a lot cheaper than some touristy souvenir places. Absolutely love the Christmas shop.

2. Lori's Golf Shoppe

Best ladies golf shop in the area. Large selection of clothes, bags, clubs, golf seat covers, visors.....

3. Jewelry By Wendy

Tucked away in a woodsy shopping plaza off the main road, my mom and I stopped in because we were early for our tea party reservation. This little shop has...

4. Calabash Volunteer Ems Thrift Store

Now called Liberty Bell thrift. Very friendly owner. And First responders and military get 10% off

5. Gallery of Oriental Rugs

Michael is fantastic! His family is based in Wilmington NC and they are truly experts in carpets from all over the world. He brought 5 carpets to our home...

Health
1. The Transporter

Had two different drivers...one going to ILM and one on our return. Both were courteous, excellent drivers. Vehicles very comfortable. Look no further!

2. Sacred Willow Spa

This spa was wonderful! Very polite and friendly as well as knowledgeable staff. They also offer a great special for $100, a one hour facial and one hour...

3. Channel For Healing

Pat is a gifted healer. Besides helping me so much through her practice, she exudes love, positive energy, and happiness. I am grateful to her and recommend...

4. Hypnosis For Well Being

I was having problems sleeping! I have so many ideas and so much energy I would wake up at 3am thinking that I needed to get to work. On the flip...

5. Deeb & Fanning DDS PA

Full service practice with a dedicated, patient, friendly and professional staff.