Retire in Tarboro, NC

Livability Score
48
** 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. On the Square

Vivian Howard of Kinston's Chef & The Farmer gets all the fame, but having eaten at both fine restaurants multiple times, I must give the edge to On The...

2. La Casetta Italian Restaurant

Very good food and great service. Very polite people. They have over 15 desserts very good and some are home made. They have dozens of meals to choose...

3. Country Sunrise Grill

If you are looking for exotic, or an upscale urban environment, this is probably not it. But then again you are not likely to find that in most small towns....

4. Abrams Bar-B-Q & Seafood

I have been to every BBQ place on the NC BBQ Trail that covers Eastern Carolina BBQ, even making the trip all the way to Ayden to eat at Skylight Inn BBQ....

5. La Fiesta Mexican

Our service was fast, friendly, and helpful. I peeked into the kitchen and it is well set-up, had good equipment, was well-organized, and (superficially)...

Golf
1. Cypress Landing

This is a fabulous golf course. Greens are lightning quick, large and undulating. Fairways are plenty wide. Sand traps are perfectly manicured. Folks...

2. Scotch Hall Preserve

I drive a hour and half from Chesapeake, VA to Scotch hall Preserve and I must say was the best golf course I've ever played on. First of all when you...

3. Zebulon Disc Golf

Rookie player here, but I've played Zebulon a lot. Well maintained course but swampy spots after a good rain. Lost a couple of discs here, but that may be...

4. Bradford Creek Golf Club

I'm only writing this review because I saw something here I've never seen before... Footgolf! It's a combination of Soccer and Golf and it's awesome....

5. Lane Tree Golf Course

Love to play here. Well kept and great scenery. Great course!! Carts now have GPS in them.

Active
1. Tar River Life

Great experience. Business was friendly and helpful over the phone when I called with questions. Check in was easy, informative and super friendly. Take...

2. Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Amazing! How can we just now know about this place?! A two-hour drive but so well worth it that we have been twice in two weeks! They have done...

3. Battle Park

There are SO many wonderful adventures to be had at this place! At first it looks like just a great big woods to explore...which would be fun all in itself...

4. A Step Above Performing Arts Centre

Small classes, big technique

5. River Landing At Moratoc Park

Stopped here during the 2014 Striper run. Lots of parking, well-laid-out boat ramp. Nice looking walkway/pier. Facility looked very well maintained. Had...

Arts
1. Hinnant Family Vineyards

What a great place to visit, just past the cute little town of Pine Level. I love all that North Carolina has to offer. We've been down Hwy 70 many...

2. Tie Breakers Sports Bar & Grill

I've been going to Tiebreakers for the better part of 8 years and I've never found a sports bar that I've been more comfortable in. I've found that it's as...

3. Vollmer Farm

Took our kids out here this past weekend and loves it. From the wagon ride to the back forty to the pumpkin patch my kids had a blast. Loved all the animals...

4. Howell Theatre

I LOVE this movie theater! Their prices are amazing and they have up to date movies! They also offer special deals and special occasion movie events for...

5. Sweet Taters

My new favorite in Rocky Mount! -Live Music -Games -Great Food! For appetizer we got Beef BBQ and Mango Nachos which was great. Best mango salsa I've ever...

Shopping
1. PERC Photography School

First photography class I took where the instructor showed passion if you really got what he was saying! Ted does a great job running a well organized class...

2. Dapper Dan's

I wish gay marriage was legal in North Carolina so I could marry Dapper Dan's. It's the cutest, most comfortable antique/thrift shop in Greenville, NC and I...

3. The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences

This was an excellent find in downtown Rocky Mount, I have to preface my review. Due to a work schedule change I found myself in this area with almost...

4. Hobby Lobby

You know the scene that is common to movies, where a light shines from heaven when someone walks in somewhere, and angels sing, AHHHHHH-AAAAHHHHHH!!!!, and...

5. Harris Teeter

We grabbed a hotel nearby on our way down to Florida. It was late, we were hungry, and we needed some mixers for that bottle of rum we packed. We were so...

Health
1. MyEyeDr

I came here the Friday before flying out of town to have my eyes checked and get glasses if needed. Turns out I have astigmatism (which I knew from an eye...

2. Corrective Chiropractic

Dr. Wickstrom is the most state of the art chiropractor in Greenville, NC. His understanding of the human body is impressive and he is easy to talk to. Most...

3. Hammer Chiropractic Center

Came to see Dr.Hammer using a cane...walked out of the office without it! Great service, explained everything. Would definitely recommend!

4. Family Eyecare Center

I went to the Rocky Mount location and had my eye exam by Dr. Handschumacher after dealing with several months of vision problems despite seeing a different...

5. Atlantic Neurosurgery Consultants PA

Atlantic Neurosurgery focuses on superlative patient care and the application of high technology in the delivery of treatment for neurosurgical disorders....

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