Retire in Centralia, WA

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
16664
Median Househould Income
37230
Median Age
35.1
65 Years and Over
2989
Median Home Value
156100
Unemployed
1130
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Pearl Cafe

Delicious food, good coffee, food is locally sourced and good quality. Very friendly staff. It's a small place so seating is limited, we had to wait for a...

2. Once Upon A Thyme

We love this place! Even our son wants to go. The turkey cranberry sandwich is amazing! I never get a picture to post before we start eating it, lol. We...

3. Fiddlers Coffee

Loved this coffee shop, they even carry Tao Te Tea an Oregon brand loose tea, great prices too! I had a pumpkin pie latte with hemp milk and it was...

4. La Tarasca

La Tarasca will probably be different than the Mexican food most people are used to because this stuff is the real deal. And it's fantastic. Some...

5. Boccata

This place was freaking amazing!! Started with their Greek platter. Their homemade hummus was delicious, then their Greek salad. So bomb! I had the strip...

Golf
1. Riverside Golf Club

we stayed here for two nights in our rv.very beautiful spacious and a great golf course.my bf played and ate burger sliders he enjoyed them and said they...

2. Newaukum Valley Golf Course

My sister just had her wedding at the Newaukum Valley Golf course and I must say, it went really smooth. We were able to set up the night before and have...

3. Gate Ranch

Bill and Jim's (as the locals call it) is a nice little par 3 golf course tucked away in Rochester, WA. I don't pretend to be a good golfer, or know a great...

Active
1. Olympic National Rainforest

HEAVEN. So many miracles to see and partake of here. I highly recommend the following. 1. Ruby Beach - Depending on when the sun is rising/setting, the...

2. Riverside Golf Club

we stayed here for two nights in our rv.very beautiful spacious and a great golf course.my bf played and ate burger sliders he enjoyed them and said they...

3. Embody Movement Studio & Lifestyle Boutique

Wonderful studio. Took two Nia classes here, very professional, friendly, and a great atmosphere. Left feeling relaxed and spiritually in-tune with my...

4. South Sound Speedway

My wife purchased the 10 lap qualifier for me for a Christmas gift. I waited a while to schedule my actual drive time. By the time I tried to sign up, the...

5. Thorbeckes FitLife Centers

This is a huge gym. Easily the biggest one I have been in. I had first entered through the swimming pool entrance and was directed to the "main" part of...

Arts
1. Psychic Sister

Pretty cool vintage clothing, and happy, wonderful staff. I especially enjoyed a 30 minute tarot reading and astrology visit with Dreamy, the owner of this...

2. Scatter Creek Winery

This was my first ever wine tasting. The wife and I were impressed by the both the hospitality and the wine. Highly recommend checking this place out....

3. Olympic Club Theater

I have to update my review. Since my last review in 2010 I got married and had two children. Olympic Club Theater is my saving grace- otherwise I would...

4. Mill Lane Winery

Four of us were renting an Airbnb nearby, and a quick Yelp search turned this winery up. So glad we stopped by! One of the owners was behind the counter...

5. Olympic Club Hotel

Stayed one night after my wedding very recently and it was everything I expected and better. Some people may take issue with the trains, which are extremely...

Shopping
1. Psychic Sister

Pretty cool vintage clothing, and happy, wonderful staff. I especially enjoyed a 30 minute tarot reading and astrology visit with Dreamy, the owner of this...

2. Bath & Body Works

Love love love this place!! So many sales I bought like $100 worth of soaps and lotions n potions!!!!

3. Nike Clearance Store

When I was in elementary school, I went through sneakers like they were made out of cardboard. So my mom was always taking me to buy new kicks (or, as we...

4. Hubbub

Walking into Hubbub is like walking into a magical land of whimsical awesomeness. There are always delightful new treasures every time you visit. If...

5. Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet

Super friendly and helpful staff. They greet and ask if you need any assistance. Today it seem they had a store wide clearance sale. Military members: this...

Health
1. Chehalis Family Dental

I first saw Dr Kim and his staff at the end of June. Being someone who is scared of the dentist it wasn't any easy task to walk in their door knowing I...

2. Wilson & Wilson Dentistry

Best dentists in Lewis County, hands down. I'm no fan of going to the dentist but both doctors go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable and...

3. Chehalis Dental Care

Both my husband and I really appreciate the professionalism and efficiency of the entire office. It's unusual to describe a dentist appointment as...

4. Providence Centralia Hospital

I could not be more impressed with this hospital. We were there for a family tragedy a few months ago and everyone did the best they could for us. First...

5. Ash & Roberts, DDS

Visiting this office was the best medical experience I've ever had. Honestly. I felt that I received the most thorough exam I've ever had in my life, and...

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