Retire in Hickory, NC

Livability Score
54
** 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
40108
Median Househould Income
42393
Median Age
38
65 Years and Over
6273
Median Home Value
155800
Unemployed
1554
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Umi

Make sure to get reservations, as this place is small but believe me it's worth the effort and wait! Best Japanese food in town, and the only authentic...

2. Hatch Sandwich Bar

Best Sandwich Shop in Hickory...maybe the whole world!!! The use of locally sourced, fresh ingredients, plus some really interesting combinations, make...

3. Vintage House Restaurant

Ladies and gentlemen, what can I say...It doesn't get any better than this. Chef/owner Matt Parker has a gem in Hickory, NC. This was my second occasion...

4. House of Nom Nom

Holy smokes! The Bulgogi Burger was so amazing! Full of flavor and love! We also had the Asada fries and it was absolute bliss! A simple dish with complex...

5. Duck N Good Food Place

Probably the best Hmong restaurant I've ever been to. The duck n combo is such a good idea. Because ppl always torn between getting duck or roast pork ....

Golf
1. Rock Barn Country Club & Spa

This review is for the golf only. These 2 courses are my favorite in the area. The only thing that keeps me away is the drive or I would play here more...

2. Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

Outstanding golf course! The design is awesome and fair. I don't hit the ball very far, so I played the "senior" tees and found the course challenging...

3. Guilties

Atmosphere is terrific. Food can be a bit inconsistent if you don't order right. Example, first time we had fries there we loved them. They were cooked...

4. Henry River Golf Course

Fun public course. Very hilly. Just reopened under new ownership.

5. D L Tee Golf

Decent driving range. Nice pro shop. Regrip/repair clubs. Instruction. Pro shop: http://www.dltgolf.com/main/golf-shop/ Questions or Concerns?...

Active
1. South Mountains State Park

My wife and I really enjoy the Clear Creek Access Area. It is semi-strenuous in areas, but has natural beauty to make up for it. We will probably hike...

2. Rock Barn Country Club & Spa

This review is for the golf only. These 2 courses are my favorite in the area. The only thing that keeps me away is the drive or I would play here more...

3. Aquaventure Watercraft Rentals & Boat Club

Great customer service. Good prices. Was in and out quick. I would use them again. Very friendly staff.

4. Skydive Central North Carolina

My cousin came in to town to visit and decided that we were going to do something different. After googling around for a bit I came across Skydive Central...

5. Everyone Yoga

Having been to various classes and styles of yoga over the years, I can say that this center offers a nice balance of classes, ranging from beginner to...

Arts
1. Carolina Vines Wine Bar & Shop

I liked this place! First time in Newton. Saturday afternoon eating cheeses. Good beer also!

2. Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery

We toured the vineyard as a possible wedding site and could not have been happier with our trip. The vineyard has been in the owners family for generations...

3. Rock Barn Country Club & Spa

I truly enjoy my visits to the Rock Barn Spa. The employees are extremely friendly and courteous, and my massage therapist (Hannah) was fabulous. The meals...

4. Fidder's Vineyard

My guy and I visited today and we're impressed by the selection of sweet wines. We had the opportunity to taste about 10 wines and ended up buying 8...

5. Hickory Motor Speedway

Been going here for 24 years.....grew up as a fan and now I help out a few of my buddies here! The car count could be a little better at times. The cars...

Shopping
1. The Cigar Hut

Excellent place to relax and fire up a good cigar. I drove 40 miles to get here and am glad I did.

2. Mitchell Gold Outlet

SCORE! Just an update that we went back on the last weekend in July after our heartbreaking first visit. Needless to say, we learned from our mistakes this...

3. Carrington Court

We had 4 dining room chairs made by Carrington Court and are very happy with them. We have a very small dining room and finally decided to get a smaller...

4. Valley Hills Mall

I grew up going to this mall and it's been upgraded through the years. There was a particular time when stores were closing left and right but it has come a...

5. Resource Warehouse & Gallery

Love! The store has so many great, fun items, and the warehouse- well it is a dream for anyone who love pinterest!

Health
1. FastMed Urgent Care

These guys were absolutely fantastic. Was in and out of the place in less than a half hour with the solution to what was going on at the time.

2. Mountain View Family Dentistry

Mountain View Family Dentistry is by far the best dental office I've ever been to. I drive 45 minutes just to go see Dr Carnaggio. As soon as I walk in...

3. Urgent Care of Mountain View

Fast, friendly, efficient. In three visits, the same strong level of service. Two of three we got the immediate help we needed but on the third time, we...

4. Gunter & Graham, DDS

Sometime over the weekend I noticed that one of my front teeth, a maxillary central incisor, was sharp against my tongue. I thought very little of it until...

5. Crouse Chiropractic

Dr. Crouse is such a nice person and a great chiropractor, too! I always feel better after my adjustment. His office will take great care of you, just like...

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