Retire in Brattleboro, VT

Livability Score
60
** 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
11876
Median Househould Income
46899
Median Age
43
65 Years and Over
2123
Median Home Value
209900
Unemployed
603
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Superfresh! Organic Café

Excellent meal and dining experience. Bottom line scores: Service 5 Atmosphere 5 Food 5 Prices 5 Great vegan food. My wife and I were in Brattleboro...

2. Chesterfield Inn

We have returned to stay at the chesterfield inn 3 times. It is lovely and so quiet and relaxing. We use it as a point between home and Maine to stay and...

3. T J Buckley's

Burrata. Hanger steak. Rabbit. Maple creme brûlée. Shortcake. Willamette Pinot. All exceeded expectations.

4. Three Stones

I have been attempting to make a visit to Three Stones for ages now and it was so worth the wait. As others have stated, it's very authentic Yucatan food....

5. The Porch Too

Best breakfast sandwich ever, hands down! Soft fried egg and juicy bacon with cheese and caramelized onions on delicious whole grain bread! That's all...

Golf
1. Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort

Every time we have visited, absolutely top notch. Great food, wine list, and cocktail selection. Service is always impeccable. Highly recommended when...

2. Scotti's

A staple for those in the Northampton area. I've tried almost everything on their menu and all options come in great portion sizes and taste delicious. The...

3. Crumpin-Fox Club

This course is extremely challenging. Elevated greens. Unforgiving if you miss off the tee. But a pure golf experience. This is the Pine Valley of New...

4. Greylock Bowl & Golf

What a great bowling alley! The first time I came across the lanes, it was closed on a Sunday afternoon and I feared that the alley had long since closed....

5. Bretwood Golf Course

A medical school colleague showed me this place 5-10 years ago, and it instantly became one of my favorites. Just a fun place to play for golfers of all...

Active
1. Brattleboro Bicycle Shop

I came with my boyfriend to buy a helmet and it was a super nice local store. Everyone was friendly but not too overwhelming and it was nice to support...

2. Appalachian Trail Adventures

Appalachian Trail Adventures provided us with a fun and unforgettable vacation! The hiking, food, accommodations and especially the service was top notch....

3. Bhava Yoga Center

I am writing this review as I literally write Peter a letter thanking him for such a fantastic class. Exactly what my tense, stressed-out self needed. He's...

4. Burrows Specialized Sports

I have cycled cross-country, and I have used the services of bicycle shops in probably a dozen states. This is one of the best repair shops I have ever...

5. Supreme Fitness

Great gym, opens early, so much equipment to use, rarely have to wait for my favorite machine. I highly recommend joining this gym, and did I mention its...

Arts
1. North End Butchers

I never put much stock in the rumors that purchasing meats through a butcher was better than purchasing through a grocer. And I'm usually not one to admit...

2. Gallery In the Woods

Outstanding quality of goods at this gallery. Not pretentious at all. Wonderful to just enjoy the eye popping beauty in a relaxed setting.

3. Northfield Drive-In Theatre

I wanted to show my son what a drive in movie was like to help him think outside the box (literally) so I brought him, me and the neighbors here. It was...

4. Retreat Farm

If you happen to find yourself visiting or passing through the quaint, quiet town of Brattleboro and either have children in tow or are an animal lover,...

5. Isabelle Abramson

I purchased one of Isabelle's fruit bowls on her Etsy site. It is exquisite - so light, delicate, and intricately carved. It's definitely something you...

Shopping
1. Brattleboro Books

I've been a fan of this bookstore since high school, and I'd usually come in on a weekend or free day to browse the used books. Their selection is so...

2. In The Moment

This is a great record store!!! It really exceeded my expectations and they also have some incredibly priced used mid high end stereo equipment for sale as...

3. Turn It Up

Their CD collection is incredible!!! You can find tons of rare recording here with super bargain price. I would plan a trip from NYC back to here just for...

4. Blueberry Haus

Yummy ice cream ,creamy ,sweet enough to make you happy not guilty ,generous amount of walnuts in maple ice cream ..owners are friendly and not trying to...

5. Gallery In the Woods

Outstanding quality of goods at this gallery. Not pretentious at all. Wonderful to just enjoy the eye popping beauty in a relaxed setting.

Health
1. Brattleboro Family Eye Care

I've been going here for several years, and I highly recommend this office! The doctors and staff are great - very knowledgeable, friendly and really take...

2. The Blind Masseur

My husband and I found Neil Taylor (the Blind Masseur) on Yelp when we were both feeling badly in need of a massage in Brattleboro. We were lucky that he...

3. Jasmine Day Spa

LOVE, Jasmine Spa! The ambiance is so relaxing as soon as you walk in the door. The essential oils are a nice pick me up and so it the hot tea that they...

4. Planned Parenthood - Brattleboro Health Center

The people who work here are sooo nice! I highly, highly recommend this place. It was the best OB/GYN experience I've ever had.

5. MB Massage Studio

Great massage. You will not be disappointed with the service. Missy knows what she is doing. She is highly knowledgeable about the body and how everything...

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