Retire in South Hero, VT

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.
Total Population
1576
Median Househould Income
72724
Median Age
48.4
65 Years and Over
251
Median Home Value
337800
Unemployed
45
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Wally's Place

I live in NYC and these bagels are better than most of the ones in my neighborhood. Friendly staff, delicious food, AND THEY HAVE PORK ROLL! If you're in...

2. La Boca Wood Fired Pizza

Best pizza around ! Great variety of specialty pizza's with the freshest ingredients. They have slowly been adding new items to the menu as well. The...

3. Himalaya Restaurant

We had an excellent meal here when we were visiting the area last week. Tried to like the butter tea, just couldn't, though it did grow on my husband over...

4. Blue Collar Bistro

Good eats here. Had an awesome pulled pork and chicken sandwich and it was delicious...the maple bacon potato chips are out of this world. Cool menu....ate...

5. Blue Paddle Bistro

Very charming inside and great food if your in the area definitely go here. It is pricey but worth it! I got the steak with Gorgonzola and balsamic omg melt...

Golf
1. Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

Great mini golf! The staff, especially the manager, were super friendly! The holes were very well maintained and the pirate theme was fun and silly (even to...

2. Gonzo's HD Sports

Gonzo's is awesome! Steve (the owner), Sean, and Taylor are always very friendly and hospitable. Always excellent service. There are six golf simulators...

3. Kwiniaska Golf Club

A group of us played here on a day off. Solid course, nice staff (despite not allowing fivesomes on a quiet day), and a good restaurant with a warm...

4. Lake Placid Club Golf

The Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club owns and operates the Historic Lake Placid Club. The Lake Placid Club offers 45 holes of spectacular golf in the heart...

5. Sugarbush Resort

One of the top 5 in the East. The biggest draw is the variety of terrain. Each peak is a different experience on any given day. Snow is generally awesome...

Active
1. Starr Farm Dog Park

A beautiful dog park. Huge open field on the shore of lake Champlain. Not much shade if you go on a hot summer day. so plan ahead and be prepared. Very...

2. Lake Champlain Ferries

Taking the ferry turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Vermont and Northern New York. This was actually the fastest way for us to get to...

3. Ausable Chasm

This place is absolutely beautiful and completely worth a visit. My girlfriend and I did the rock climbing and tubing. The rock climbing was awesome-our...

4. MetroRock

Ok, I'm not a climber but, thanks to my very convincing friends - I gave this place a go. Holy rocks! Never realized I was afraid of heights until I saw...

5. Spare Time

What a fun place! Something for everyone! Food is alright.

Arts
1. Sunset Drive In

We discovered this spot this weekend. Score! Although it's a bit of luck scoring two great flicks back to back, it was nice to switch things up from your...

2. Elfs Farm Winery & Cider Mill

Went in to check this place out on a Wednesday afternoon. Tom was very friendly and talkative, letting is taste all their delightful offerings from the...

3. Groennfell Meadery

Tucked away behind Costco in Colchester, this place was off the beaten path, but full of patrons having a fabulous time! I was VERY impressed with this...

4. Grand Isle Art Works

I had lunch at Cafe Zachary and was blown away!!! The chef personal talked to me and my friend to explain his ingredients, cooking style and more! Once the...

5. East Shore Vineyard

Let me preface this by saying I'm not a wine drinker (except sangria). Most wines, I find, are too bitter for me. But I've been to East Shore twice now for...

Shopping
1. Costco Warehouse

Best prices in town on milk, eggs, and bread. Also, the Costco "Kirkland" branded diapers are made by Huggies, and an excellent value. I often come here...

2. Grand Isle Art Works

I had lunch at Cafe Zachary and was blown away!!! The chef personal talked to me and my friend to explain his ingredients, cooking style and more! Once the...

3. Danform Shoes

We headed into the Colchester store and were immediately greeted by helpful salespeople. My daughter and I were both able to find shoes and boots in our...

4. Claussen's Florist

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G shop! I was in there for a mere 10 minutes but saw more plants than I ever imagined existing in one single location. This place had beautiful...

5. Target

While the grocery selection is not as varied as Walmart's and prices are a bit higher (though they price match). I prefer Target. I'ts cleaner, nicer, not...

Health
1. Onion River Chiropractic

If you are in pain, Onion River Chiropractic is the place to go! I have been a patient with different ailments over the course of 15 years or so. Dr....

2. Brian Mills, DMD

I should have written this review much sooner instead of waiting until after I had written a ONE star review for Gentle Dental, but here you have it. I...

3. Planet Massage

I have been using the massage services at Planet Massage for the last 9 months. I began massage to help relieve a frozen left shoulder, a bad lower back,...

4. Four Seasons Dermatology

Dr. Partillo is great! He is very friendly, quick and thorough. I would have given 5 stars but the woman at the front desk was really rude even though I...

5. Anna Bolanis Family Dentistry

My son had to have a tooth pulled and she was beyond amazing. She does have a bit of a brusque manner, but I don't mind

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