About Ralph Anderson and Associates       To Your Favorites- Press ALT & A or B

Site Map for Retire in North San Diego County, California Website  Contact Us  Senior Communities
Other Community OptionsUs Area Map Our Climates Our Cities Crime Rates Cost of Living
Senior Activities Senior Activities and Resources Directiory


 The Answer to That Puzzling Question-

 "Where Is the Best Place to Retire?"

Click for Carlsbad, California Forecast


Temperature at Time Shown

Highly Highly Rated Among Best Places to Retire in the US!

                   A Beautiful Place to Live- Hills, Valleys & Miles of Mesmerizing Public Beaches

- Enjoy Outdoor Activities Throughout the Year -

Replace homebound boredom with outdoor activities all-year-long, throughout
 "The Retirement Chapter of Your Life"


Contact Us (Web Page)
Email Us
Phone or Text:



Click below to learn more-

16 Conventional Home
   Active Senior Communities

60 Mobile/Manufactured
   Home Age 55+ Communities

Hundreds of All-age

Retirement Rentals

Senior Care Facilities


Three unique areas to choose from, each offering a wide selection of communities and homes.

Coastal Cities
Our Coastal Area Features-
Very moderate year-round temperatures, a serene ambience and an abundance of coastal activities.

Cities located near the coast
Our Near-Coast Area Features-
A near-perfect climate influenced both by cool ocean breezes and warm inland sunshine. Many homes with beautiful views. Communities that are close to everything.

Inland Cities
Our Inland Area Features-
Sunshine approximately 330 days per year and low humidity, moderate temperatures year-around. A choice of small-city or rural living.


Live well and make happy memories
with loved ones and friends!


21 Public Beaches & a Community Pier

A Wide Selection of Golf Courses and
of Other Sports


Arts and Entertainment for all tastes


Many Opportunities for fine dining


Fun for everybody  


Mild Temperatures All Year Long-
Our Coastal and Near-Coast climates are incredibly mild. During most days of every season; Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, you can enjoy your favorite outdoor activity such as golfing, playing tennis, jogging, biking, hiking, surfing, fishing, boating, picnicking, barbequing, gardening or just walking the beach! All without out excessive heat or cold and with low humidity and few bugs. Our Inland climate is great too! It offers even more sunshine and warmer summer days.

Moderate Summers-
Average August highs range from the low 70s (F) at the coast to high 80s (F) Inland. We have very few hot, muggy or windy days, few thunderstorms and no hurricanes. Damaging hail and tornadoes are almost unheard of here. We also have very few mosquitoes and other bugs.
Warm Winters- Average lows are in the 40s (F). We have no long, cold winters and no snow or black ice. Winter days are mostly sunny and beautiful with green hills in the background and an abundance of flowers. Our miles of public beaches are nearly vacant during the fall, winter and spring months.

Stay Active-
 Staying active Is essential to maintaining good physical and mental health throughout your retirement years!

Climate Comparisons Webpage


3 Area Choices-
Our Coastal, Near-coast and Inland areas each offer a unique ambiance and a slightly different climate. All 3 Areas are less crowded than most other areas of Southern California; for example, our Coastal Area has less than half the population density (people per square mile) of Anaheim and Los Angeles and our Inland Area is even less crowded. North San Diego County also has Crime Rates below the U.S. averages.
13 City Choices-
Thirteen small to medium-sized, Senior-Friendly towns and cities offer a choice of Coastal, Suburban or Rural retirement locations. They combine to provide amenities and conveniences that are comparable to what is generally available in large cities; such as fine dining, great shopping and a variety of entertainment options, but with low Crime Rates and under less crowded living conditions.
Hundreds of Community Choices-
76 Senior Communities that include 60 affordable  Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities and 16 conventional Senior Communities, plus hundreds of Senior-Friendly, All-age Communities.
Thousands of Home Choices-
A huge choice of homes ranging in price from the $50,000s for mobile homes to over $25 million for elegant coastal estates.


-Have fun, pursue your passions and
find purpose in life-

Resort-like North County-
Abounds with cultural, recreational, educational and social activities for everyone. We have 61 nearby golf courses, 21 accessible beaches, a marina and community pier, 20 live performance theaters, more than 100 movie screens, more than 1500 restaurants, many excellent shopping centers and a large selection of places to worship. We also offer a choice of colleges and universities; some that offer low cost or even free courses to senior citizens.
The Beautiful City of San Diego-
An easy drive away, provides a vast selection of additional cultural and recreational activities.
Senior Center and City Sponsored Activities- No matter where you live in North County, you can participate in a plethora of low cost social events and activities offered by our 11 Senior Centers. You can also attend city-sponsored events such as concerts, farmers' markets, street fairs, sporting events, etc.
Senior Community Sponsored Activities- Thinking of moving to an Active Retirement Community? Most have an on premise Social Center where you can make friends while enjoying games, entertainment, swimming and exercise classes.
Work Opportunities-
Interested in continuing work? Our vibrant and prosperous economy offers opportunities for both part and full-time work for retirees, as well as an abundance of meaningful volunteer opportunities.


Under Props 60 & 90-
You can, under certain conditions, transfer your existing home's Tax Base to your newly purchased retirement home. If you are age 55 or over and presently own a home in any county in California, you may be able to transfer your existing home's tax base (base-year value) to a home of equal or less value in San Diego County.
Propositions 60 and 90


The Web's Most Comprehensive Guide to
Active Retirement Living in San Diego's Popular "North County."

Click On >> Site Map

An index and descriptions of our 40 web pages of information that cover nearly all aspects of North County Retirement Living.


The Reasons Why North County is such an
Enjoyable and Comfortable Place to Live.

Click On >>  
A comprehensive directory of information to help plan:
- Your Visit - Your Day - Your Retirement -

PlanYour Retirement, Read Our Retirement Lifestyle Planning Blogs:

 A Glimpse of Life Beyond "The Youth of Old Age"
What to Expect: The Good -The Bad -The Ugly
The 3 Phases of Retirement
A Check-List For Selecting Your Dream Retirement Home

We Can Help
We Can Help you sort through North San Diego County's 16 Active Senior Communities, 60 Age 55+ Manufactured Home Communities and Hundreds of All-Age Communities to find a home in a community that best fits your Personal Retirement Lifestyle.

Our Team-

              SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTSRegistered Trademark

Stan McNiel SRES
BRE #00623897
"I Listen, I Understand, I make it Work!"
Associate Broker with Windermere Real state in Carlsbad, CA


Susan Sharp SRES
BRE# 01335597
Real Estate Agent with Cole and Associates, San Marcos, CA for 16 Years

                Ralph Anderson & Associates Retirement Real Estate Research

                 Ralph Anderson

Ten years' experience studying North County's Active Senior Communities, managing this website and helping folks find the home that best suits their retirement lifestyle.
Ralph can answer many of your questions about Active Retirement Living in North San Diego County

For Information
Regarding our active retirement communities and homes presently for sale and for answers to your questions about North County Retirement-

  Please Click on>>   Contact Us (The best way to request information)
Or If You Prefer-

Phone or Text (760) 473-4647 or Email Us

- We Promise Not to Pester You with Unwanted Phone Calls or Emails -

   Why Choose US?

We specialize in helping folks retire to North San Diego County and will do our best to help you find your dream retirement home. We are very familiar with North San Diego County's Senior Communities and other real estate that is appropriate for retirees. Our "Seniors Real Estate Specialists" (See SRES), have spent many years selling homes in this area, many to retirees. Ralph Anderson has spent the past 10 years exploring the pros and cons about retiring to North San Diego County. About Us

    North San Diego County & Its Cities Have Been Highly Rated Among "The Best Places to Retire"

North San Diego County (North County) was rated as the 5th Best Place to Retire in the U.S. by David Savageau's book titled Retirement Places Rated (6th Edition, Wiley Publications, Hoboken, NJ, 2004). In addition, Carlsbad has been rated as one of the 10 Best Retirement Towns in Southern California by Fortune, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Where To Retire magazines. Escondido was rated as One of the 20 Healthiest Places to Retire by Money Magazine's 2009 retirement places recommendations.
Milken Institute's 2014 Best Cities for Successful Aging report of the 100 top rated "Large Metros," rated San Diego-Carlsbad, California; #1 for weather, #3 in General Rank and #37 overall.
Do one North County city's high ratings also apply to the other North County towns and cities? We believe that in most cases, they do. Our towns and cities are located close to each other and share many of the amenities and attributes that make them wonderful retirement places. Indeed, many of their greatest attributes such as a wonderful climate and a plethora of Senior Activities are available throughout North County.

Top of Page

Disclaimer:  Although we believe the information presented on this website and its links to be reliable, it is impossible to verify the accuracy of everything presented and therefore, we assume no responsibility for its use. Please refer to our Legal Page for detailed information regarding Disclaimers, Privacy, etc.

  A Happy Retirement Philosophy

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are-
something to love, something to do and something to hope for."
by Allan K. Chalmers
To This We Would Like to Add-

A Positive Mental Attitude, a Healthy Body and (for us) a Christian Lifestyle.

Thanks for Visiting Our Website!

2005 - 2016 Ralph Anderson & Associates - All Rights Reserved
(Last Rev. 9/1/2016)