San Diego is the 8th largest
city in the United States and the 2nd largest after
Los Angeles in California. It has received many awards
and recognitions for high quality living. According
to Money Magazine, it was one of the top 5 places to
live. Forbes further recognized San Diego as one of
the top 10 safest places to live.
With a diverse economy, San Diego rarely
has major economic problems since many of its industries
are stable and growing. This means that real estate
values, while expensive, will in the long-run rise.
With a very warm (over 200 days above
70 degrees Fahrenheit) and dry (most years are under
14 inches of rain) climate, San Diego makes a great
retirement destination for seniors wanting to escape
cold and humid weather. With the Pacific Ocean nearby
and plenty of sun, San Diego is a great place for seniors
who want to visit the beach and enjoy water sports and
San Diego is also full of sporting events
and theme parks. San Diego has football and baseball
teams as well as SeaWorld and the world-famous San Diego
Zoo. All these attractions plus many festivals make
San Diego a fun city. San Diego is also home to a major
cruise port so it's very easy to hop on a cruise last
minute for a nice weekend getaway.
Many consider San Diego
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in San Diego.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
San Diego 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.
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 San Diego is
quite beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
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 San Diego 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.
San Diego CA Retirement Housing
Options: In San Diego 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 Senior Retirement Communities
Carlsbad, CA 92009 - Carlsbad By The Sea is a Continuing
Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living,
Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Care.
Paul's Senior Homes & Services - San Diego California
328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103
St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services is a full-service,
nonprofit retirement community with independent, assisted
living and skilled nursing communities as well as an
intergenerational day care program and Program of All-inclusive
Care for the Elderly.
Vista Retirement Community
183 Third Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Fredericka Manor is a Continuing Care Retirement Community
offering four levels of care: Independent Living, Assisted
Living, Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing with a rehabilitation
services, and a specialized, secure 60-bed Alzheimer’s
Palms 2404 Loring St, San Diego, CA 92109
is a multi-level care retirement community offering
Assisted Living and Wellness Clinic. The clinic is staffed
with licensed nurses around the clock dental clinic,
on-site x-ray, blood pressure testing and medication
Jolla Retirement Community Casa de Manana
is a licensed Continuing Care Retirement Community offering
Independent Living and Assisted Living Care with an
on-site Wellness Clinic.
de las Campanas is a San Diego retirement community
especially designed for active, involved people who
are determined to continue living life to the fullest.
Our philosophy of continuing care makes it possible.
Casa is the only proven Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)
community to offer the combination of unlimited social
and recreational senior living opportunities, high-quality
professional services, abundant amenities and peace
of mind which only on-site health care can provide.
Thiel - Resident Realtor for Active Adults in Rancho
Bernardo and San Diego CA. Born and raised
in San Diego,and with thirty years of full time real
estate experience, I know this city well. Currently
a resident of Rancho Bernardo and familiar with both
of the senior communities, I help people moving in and
moving out. Do you need reserources to help with fix
up, moving, home support - just let me know how I can
at the Embarcadero - Downtown San Diego
condominiums offer spectacular bay & sunset views.
Incredibly spacious 1 & 2 bedroom condo’s,
rich with amenities and quality features. Bayside at
the Embarcadero is downtown San Diego condominium living
at its absolute finest. (not just a senior community,
but well suited to the downsizing retiree). Near Little
Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter