Retire in Walla Walla, WA

Livability Score
57
** 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
31895
Median Househould Income
42348
Median Age
36.1
65 Years and Over
4728
Median Home Value
171600
Unemployed
1255
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Cugini Import Italian Market

These people really love what they do. Very helpful. Well worth the pleasant forty minute drive for me. Top notch. Everything I've tried here is superb,...

2. Graze

Gluten-free? They don't have GF bread but they will make any sandwich into a salad, and what a salad it is! Large portions, healthy fare with not a long...

3. Andrae's Kitchen

I love Andrae's Kitchen. Unlike so many Yelpers, I almost _never_ give a place five stars. If I could, this would be 4.75, because yes, it is a "gas...

4. The Maple Counter Cafe

Indulgent breakfast food, full of love and butter. Just about everything on the menu is delightful, but prepare for crowds on the weekends! Lovely...

5. Tommy's Dutch Lunch

Like many local gems that have stood the test of time, Tommy's Dutch Lunch umassuming exterior should not be viewed as lack of achievement, but profound...

Golf
1. Wine Valley Golf Club

Absolutely beautiful. Windmills in the distance. This place is really coming together. Just added a new "wedding venue" large spacious area with tons of...

2. Wine Valley Golf Club Maintenance

Awesome course! Played 2 rounds. The course was so good I played the first round in the rain. The girls in the stack bar were awesome. They had a sandwich...

Active
1. Allegro Cyclery

What a fun shop! Great service and really interesting and nice gear selection. They carry liv bikes which are my favorite. Also great advice about where to...

2. Bennington Lake Recreation Area

This really is a great place to hike. I like to take one of the trails all the way around the lake and depending on which trail I take, the hike can be from...

3. Wine Valley Golf Club

Absolutely beautiful. Windmills in the distance. This place is really coming together. Just added a new "wedding venue" large spacious area with tons of...

4. Winding Waters River Expeditions

Where can one find the deepest gorge in North America where becoming "unplugged' is given a new meaning? That place is the ironically named Hell's...

5. Fort Walla Walla Dog Park

Was traveling and the pup needed a run, so decided to try this local park. I've been to dog parks from the East to West coasts, and this one is awesome. I...

Arts
1. El Corazon Winery

If you're looking for a snobby, upscale winery experience, this isn't the place for you. If you're looking for good wines served with a smile, inappropriate...

2. Dunham Cellars

I visited today with my friend and we had quite the experience. Karen, thank you for making this the best wine tasting EVER! I realized that it's more than...

3. Reininger Winery

Reininger Winery is a very nice place to take a breather, enjoy the sunshine and try Walla Walla and Columbia Valley varietals. Izzie and her pals made sure...

4. Gramercy Cellars

We stopped by Gramercy on our way into Walla Walla for Spring Release weekend. When we drove up to the building, it reminded me of a saloon. As we walked...

5. Gifford Hirlinger Winery

Gifford Hirlinger is one of the few wineries in Walla Walla that don't charge a tasting fee. You can find this small family-owned winery on the...

Shopping
1. Inland Octopus

Absolutely positively the place to go for toys in Walla Walla. Or southeast Washington for that matter. SAVE THE ENDANGERED PURPLE OCTOPUS!

2. Walla Walla Worm Ranch

Best tacos in Walla Walla. Delicious, authentic, and super reasonably priced. Plus, if you are a student, two tacos gets you a free soda pop! Highly...

3. Klicker Store

I had so much fun in here today. Here are my shopping finds: stocking stuffers for both my house mates Xmas gifts for mom and my best friend jalapeno and...

4. Antique Mall Of Walla Walla

I dont care what you are looking for. They will have it. Old western artifacts, orig. christmas ornaments from the 50s, cameras, buttons, china...Carol...

5. Book and Game Company

This is a locally-owned book shop that caters to anyone who wants to read a good book, or find a good book to give to a friend, or who needs a unique gift...

Health
1. Jean Colombo, RN

From the bottom of my heart, I mean this: Jean Colombo has changed my life. She diagnosed a medical problem I did not know I had - hypothyroidism - and has...

2. Symmetry Massage Therapy

Massages used to just be a lovely relaxing thing for me and I have had my fair share. At this point in my life I have pretty severe shoulder/neck/muscle...

3. Walla Walla General Hospital

This is where my doctor sends me for lab work, where I delivered my son a couple of decades ago, and where any repairs and maintenance happen. There has...

4. Kumo Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Made me feel better and I didn't die despite having needles put all over my body. Uses e-stim if necessary, and has a good holistic approach.

5. Valley Vision Clinic

Addendum: A few weeks after I posted a somewhat scathing review of my experiences at Valley Vison their office manager sent a very congenial personal letter...

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