Retire in Elkin, NC

Livability Score
46
** 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. 222 Public House

Great spot in Elkin for a relaxed meal! We were headed to Camp Cheerio from Charlotte for a Y-Guides longhouse with our group of dads & sons. We needed a...

2. Harvest Grill

Great find while traveling on I-77! Nice, small restaurant on beautiful Shelton Vineyards property. Staff was great, food was fantastic and we enjoyed...

3. Generations

Had filet mignon B had shrimp platter. Reasonable price. Well worth your time to get off I 77 S in N C. Everything cooked to order

4. Prime Thai

Thai in Elkin, at a place with no web presence & had two names aka Dewey's...I was skeptical but the guys at the hotel said it was their favorite so hey,...

5. Terry's Cafe & Catering

Fantastic food and friendly staff. Tried sweet potato saunker for the the first time in my life.

Golf
1. Olde Beau Golf Club

Wonderful place! Just beautiful. Gorgeous golf course. You'll have to try the Chiefs special carrot cake, delicious!

2. Cedarbrook Country Club

Waited & waited for some help in the pro shop. There were 4 of us waiting. The guy was in the office on a personal call & closed the door on us when we...

3. Silo Run Golf Course

A nice course about 20 minutes north of Winston. Feels like a link course, but has some holes that give it a mountain course feel. Very open and can get...

Active
1. Stone Mountain State Park

Stone mountain is a beautiful state park about 90 minutes north of Charlotte. It has several hiking trails as well as some campgrounds if you wanted to camp...

2. Olde Beau Golf Club

Wonderful place! Just beautiful. Gorgeous golf course. You'll have to try the Chiefs special carrot cake, delicious!

3. Camp Cheerio Adventure Camp

Excellent. Your kids will have a classic camp experience here with activities ranging from archery to riflery to arts & crafts. I've sent kids from ages 7...

4. Cedarbrook Country Club

Waited & waited for some help in the pro shop. There were 4 of us waiting. The guy was in the office on a personal call & closed the door on us when we...

5. Silo Run Golf Course

A nice course about 20 minutes north of Winston. Feels like a link course, but has some holes that give it a mountain course feel. Very open and can get...

Arts
1. MenaRick Vineyard & Winery

This place is so close I could walk from my home. I last visited over 3 years ago, and I sure found out what I have been missing! Rick and Mena are great...

2. Brushy Mountain Winery

Wow, wow, wow. First I was going to pass it by since it was a street location. So glad we stopped in. First the wines are amazing but the man who owned it...

3. Elkin Creek Vineyard

Start with what is important - Wines were good and service was good. Wines: Of the various Vineyards we visited over the weekend, this one probably had...

4. Shelton Vineyard Inc

Gorgeous vineyard with the most lovely grounds for strolling and picnicking. A nice little tour and I liked that you could do flights of tastings. Only...

5. Herrera Vineyards

Wow. What a great Sunday brunch. Bison burger with egg and a special sauce. Side of sweet potato fries set it off nicely. Wife had chicken and waffles...

Shopping
1. AppleJuice iRepair

I took my MacBook in on Friday morning and it wasn't turning on or doing anything. I was fearing the worst but the guys at Apple Juice made me feel much...

2. Mobile Phone Mechanix

Somehow the end of my headphones got stuck in my phone and after riding to Greensboro and being told that repairing the device could cause a "thermal...

3. Foothills Meat Center and Country Ham Outlet

What a fortunate find! We wanted to get a few packages of sugar cured country ham for a family member's Christmas gift and decided to drive to Jonesville...

4. Farmers Mulch & Rock

Need bulk mulch, soil, rock, gravel, chicken, goat feed etc? This place has it, lots of stone, river rock, mulches, compost for all your landscape,...

5. Elkin Artisan Market

The Elkin Artisian Market is tucked away on a hill in Elkin. The simple facade lures you to explore through the window. Your eyes dilate to take in the ever...

Health
1. Yadkin Valley Urology

Dr. Carbone was awesome. He has a great personality, treats his patients well, and is a tremendous doctor. After an emergency, he made time to see me and...

2. Elkin Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Heiner was my wife's OB for our last two children. We were impressed by the care and attention he gave us. His office staff is friendly and attentive.

3. Hoots Memorial Hospital

Great hospital. They give you old tyme southern service. The doctors are very good. The nurses go out of their way to make you feel better.

4. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Their CT scans are overpriced and you can get them cheaper at Piedmont Imagining in Winston Salem. I will continue to shop for a lower cost as much as I...

5. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Nurses and doctors are friendly. CT Scans are over priced. Got mine done in Winston Salem cheaper. In these days and times with the horrific cost of health...

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