Retire in Ladson, SC

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. Lanna Thai Cuisine

AMAZING!! I did not expect this place would be that great but I was totally wrong. Their pho was so delicious and a nice big portion. I also had their Thai...

2. Myles and Jun Yakitori

What a pleasant experience! I had no idea the owners would be so hospital, funny, and engaging. I have been wanting to try this for a long time. I lived in...

3. El Alteno 2

Fantastic mexican food. Good for vegetarians too. You can sub the meat with spicy potatoes, beans or nopales. I ate 5 tacos. Nice corn tortilla. Nice...

4. Neighborhood Taphouse

We had decided wings was in our future and had picked a chain wing joint by default on rivers. On a whim, we double checked Yelp for wings in our area and...

5. Nigel's Good Food

FOOD: Cheap but good quality with a fresh taste! The food is very flavorful, tasty and the portion sizes are great. One can't come to Charleston and not...

Golf
1. The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation

This is another Golf Gem in Charleston and another of my top 3 picks for your serious golfer, but can be enjoyed by all skill levels from the proper teeing...

2. Legend Oaks Golf Club

Since my last review, I have had the opportunity to play Legend Oaks a few more times and after reading my 1st review, felt compelled to add to it. (this...

3. Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

Easy to get on and play. I thought the greens were outstanding, overall the course was manicured pretty good. Water looks pretty. Price is right, if i...

4. The Club at Pine Forest

Toughest course in the area in my opinion. Water on just about every hole. Seems like every green is elevated as well. If the course is cart path only, you...

5. Daniel Island Golf Club

I had the opportunity to dine and go to a few events at the D.I. club and enjoyed it thoroughly. But I am only going to review the golf experiences I have...

Active
1. Cypress Gardens

Some people might think we were a little crazy for coming to a nature park in the height of winter, but this is actually a lovely location year-round. The...

2. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Love this dog park! Always great dogs and people there! This place is almost an every weekend place for me and my friend! Love that the price is only a $1....

3. Charleston Outdoor Adventures

9 of us took a private sunset dolphin cruise with captain Trip on Friday night and I absolutely loved it. I didn't know what to expect since I didn't book...

4. Kayak Nature Adventures

Robert B. I have been working with Nature Adventures Outfitters for the last thirteen years. In 2004 I was looking for a Charleston area outfitter who could...

5. Velocity Air Sports

My kids and I love it here. I like coming early during the weekday because it is less crowded.

Arts
1. The Fire Museum

What a great collection of vintage fire trucks. My little granddaughter gets excited about the example of a fire and the little girl that needs rescuing....

2. Drayton Hall

This home affords a rare opportunity to closely examine a preserved - rather than restored - Southern plantation home from the 17th century. Those seeking...

3. Hunley Conservation Laboratories

They have done such a GREAT job with informing people about the Hunley! The Hunley is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, which is kind of a bummer for...

4. Velocity Air Sports

My kids and I love it here. I like coming early during the weekday because it is less crowded.

5. Middleton Place

Middleton Place is absolutely beautiful. The gardens are well maintained, have sculptures, live oaks, various plants of all varieties, and we even had an...

Shopping
1. Harris Teeter

Seriously. Love this location. Between the service inside, the express pick up service and any time I call for a question I never have a bad experience....

2. World Market

I love World Market because of the unique items that I can find there. They always send great coupons via email as well, so make sure you sign up if you...

3. Here Be Books

Was in town for work and heard about this place. I'm a fan of board games and can't pass up the chance to check out a new game shop so I cruised over in the...

4. People Places & Quilts

Stopped in while visiting family in Summerville. Love the building. It is a very old hardware store with the original floors. They have several small...

5. Fleet Feet Sports

So thankful I found this place! I used to go to Try Sports in Mt P, but since they closed I hadn't gone for new sneakers. Training for another half...

Health
1. Monarch Eye Care

I can't say enough about Monarch. I called on a whim to see if I could get an appointment the next day (a SATURDAY), and was surprised that I could get in....

2. Reagin Orthodontics

My daughter was recently referred to this Orthodontist for a jaw issue. He was extremely nice, and referred her to a specialist in Charleston. Even after...

3. AlignLife - Chiropractic & Natural Health Center

Wonderful Chiropractor. Knows what he is talking about. Does not over charge you. Dr. Tom is invested in the whole body approach to being the best you can...

4. Shear Perfection Salon and Day Spa

Leanne is the best! My husband stopped in for a haircut and since she did such a great job with him, I decided to give them (her) a try. Both of us have...

5. Integrity Chiropractic Center

I used to go see Mike to get massages all the time when I lived in Charleston. He does a phenomenal job. I suffer from a lot of neck, shoulder and lower...