Sacramento is the state
capital of California. Although quite large with a population
of just under 500,000 people, it's only the 7th largest
city in the state.
Sacramento has two major universities
in its general area with The University of California-Sacramento
(commonly called Sacramento State) and the The University
of California-Davis which is less than 20 miles to the
west. This means there are plenty of opportunities to
take classes and attend lectures and seminars at two
high quality universities
There's a world-renowned research hospital
in Sacramento called UC-David Medical Center which can
provide for all the healthcare needs you might have.
Culturally, Sacramento is an older city
with history in the first half of the 19th century related
to the California Gold Rush. In Old Sacramento, there
are cobblestone streets with a lot of historic buildings
from the 1850's and 1860's. You can visit these and
enjoy a trip to the past.
Many consider Sacramento
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Sacramento.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Sacramento. offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues. In the computer age,
there have been many sites created to help people mingle.
The best one is meetup.com. It’s an online directory
of all kinds of offline clubs. It provides an online
home to these clubs so new members can inquire about
joining. Sacramento’s page can be found at www.meetup.com/cities/us/ca/sacramento
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Sacramento.
is quite beneficial. Even better is that most public
transit systems have senior rates that are much cheaper
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Sacramento. is great
since there are more specialists and medical services
available and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on. The
Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) is comprised
of over 20 Sacramento area museums, including the Sacramento
Zoo. Old Sacramento is quite a treat to visit.
Sacramento Retirement Housing
Options: In Sacramento there are unique housing
options which include condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises,
retirement communities, lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums,
top end townhouses and other housing for over 55 boomers
California Retirement Community Living
City Roseville CA
Sun City Roseville is a beautiful active adult community
20 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA. Situated at the
base of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sun City Roseville
offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities
including a 50,000 square foot recreation center and
27-holes of golf. Sun City Roseville is in south Placer
County between the Sacramento Valley and the Sierra
Nevada foothills. Roseville is within a two hour drive
to the wineries of Napa, Folsom Lake and Lake Tahoe,
and San Francisco. Closer to home, residents can enjoy
the theater, dining and museums of Sacramento. The capital
city of California offers countless enjoyable activities
for active adults including trips to Old Town Sacramento,
the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and summer fun at the Music
Club Active Adult Living California
If you're familiar with the name Del Webb, you know
we build large active living communities called Sun
City. Well, if a Sun City is, say, a big dinner party,
then Del Webb's newest community is closer to a quiet
evening with friends. Located in Roseville CA.
at Whitney Oaks CA
Springfield at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin California, near
Sacramento, is a national award-winning gated 55+ active
adult community of 868 homes. Springfield is Rocklin´s
premier 55+ active adult community located in highly
desirable Rocklin, with great climate, gorgeous scenery,
and close to lots of outdoor recreation including walking
and biking trails. The rolling terrain throughout the
community means that many of the homes enjoy magnificent
views of surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Sacramento
skyline and there are plenty of greenbelts filled with
City Lincoln Hills CA
Sun City Lincoln Hills is located in Placer County 30
miles northeast of Sacramento. This strategically located
community is within a two hour drive from Lake Tahoe,
The Bay Area, and Napa. Lincoln, CA has been noted by
Forbes magazine as one of the fastest growing cities
in the country due to its wonderful amenities, gorgeous
topography, and world-class shopping and dining.