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Oceanside   Carlsbad   Encinitas

Solana Beach   Del Mar

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- Coastal beauty and a very comfortable year-round climate, loads of coastal activities, homes that range from affordable to movie-star class -

North San Diego County's Coastal Towns and Cities lie along historic Scenic Highway 101 and extend several miles inland. They feature miles of ocean views with coves and sandy beaches, beach walkways, beach-view restaurants and a marina and fishing pier. Their beautiful public beaches are generally peaceful and un-crowded except during summer vacation months.

They have a moderate climate with winter daytime temperatures in the 60s (F), winter nights in the 50s and summer highs in the high 70s. The afternoon relative humidity is usually in the 55-65% range. Some mornings are overcast, but the sun still shines approximately 68% of the time possible. We have few thunderstorms and no hurricanes. Damaging hail and tornadoes are almost unheard of here and we have few mosquitoes and other bugs.

Many outdoor activities are available including: surfing, boating, sailing, fishing, running, hiking, camping, attending horse races, hot air ballooning, attending the county fair and home and garden shows at the Del Mar fairgrounds and playing at top-rated golf courses. Our Coastal Towns and Cities also provide a variety of diverse shopping opportunities, a wide selection of cafes and fine restaurants and a choice of excellent medical facilities.


- Oceanside May Be the Perfect Choice for Your Active Retirement Home -

In addition to being one of the most affordable beach cities in Southern California, this 42 sq. mile, city (see a MAP) offers a diverse selection of excellent Active Adult  and All-age Community choices for active retirees.

The conveniences of a large city, the amenities of a vacation resort and two excellent Senior Centers make Oceanside one of Southern California's most popular coastal retirement cities.

Oceanside Has Much to Offer Retirees:

A diverse selection of excellent communities for Active Retirees that include nine Age 55+ Active Adult Communities, eleven Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities and many All-Age Communities.

Excellent Senior Centers that include the new El Corazon Senior Center that "Targets Baby Boomers" and the Oceanside Country Club Senior Center.

Many city sponsored Special Events are scheduled throughout the year, including a year around Farmers Market every Thursday morning.

Great beaches, a beautiful marina with 1000 slips and a 1601-foot Community Fishing Pier.

Year-round comfort with summer highs in the mid 70's (F) and winter lows in the low 40's

Nearby Tri-City Medical Center provides full-service health care.

Local year-round outdoor activities including sailing, fishing and golfing (4 Public Golf Courses).

Local Mira Costa College that offers some tuition-free courses to senior citizens.

Nearby Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base provides a Commissary and other services for Retired Military personnel.



% AGE 65+: 12.9%

AREA: 42 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 4,145

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 89%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 102%


Oceanside City Website

Wikipedia About Oceanside

Things to Do in Oceanside

Oceanside Museum of Art

Heritage Park Village and Museum

California Surf Museum

Oceanside Beaches

Mission San Luis Rey  


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  Carlsad and La Costa     City of Carlsbad     Carlsbad Surfer CARLSBAD
& La Costa

- The beautiful city of Carlsbad with its perfect climate, nearly seven miles of beaches and charming village has been recognized as one of The Best Places to Retire in Southern California - 

Carlsbad Has Much to Offer Retirees Including-

The separate communities of Carlsbad Village and La Costa- Both senior-friendly communities with many fine, older neighborhoods and newer luxury homes and condos.

Rated as one of the Best Retirement Cities in Southern California- By  Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Fortune and Where To Retire Magazines and by Milken Institute's 2014 Best Cities for Successful Aging report of the 100 top rated "Large Metros" (#1 for weather, #3 in General Rank and #37 overall).

Many Safe, Upscale Neighborhoods- With a wide range of Home Selections  that include four Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities (including  Rancho Carlsbad and Camino Hills), and many excellent All-age Communities.

An outstanding Senior Center.

Three Beautiful Beaches- The South Carlsbad State Beach that includes a popular 220 site camping area and 2 use areas, the Carlsbad State Beach that includes an approximately 3/4-mile-long tri-level beachside walkways. And the North Carlsbad beaches that although owned by the coastal property owners along that stretch, are open to the public with the City of Carlsbad providing public access to these beaches.

13 Parks and nearly 50 miles of Trails-  That are maintained by the city. Also, includes 3 beautiful lagoons that cover more than 1,000 acres and include nature preserves, hiking trails and water recreation areas and provide "some of the most beautiful views in the world."

 Home of the Carlsbad Triathlon- And Carlsbad Marathon and Half-Marathons, the  Carlsbad Lifestyle & Fitness Festival, and miles of Running and Biking  Trails.

Four excellent local golf courses- Including top-rated Omni La Costa Resort Legends Course and Aviaria Golf Club.

Excellent Shopping Opportunities- Including the near-by large, enclosed " The Shoppes at Carlsbad" shopping mall and the 100 store "Carlsbad Premium Outlet Stores" outdoor shopping center.

Weekly Certified Farmer's Markets- And semi-annually; the "World's Largest (900+ exhibitors) One-day Street Faire" that is usually held in May and November.

"Olde Carlsbad" Village- With its traditional small town atmosphere, unique shops and excellent restaurants.

Many Things to Do- Including famous LEGOLAND Theme Park for your grandchildren and the beautiful Carlsbad Flower Fields and Museum of Making Music for everyone.

Nearby Tri-City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas- Offer a choice of excellent medical care.

Carlsbad, home for high-end ski and golf equipment manufacturers- Has been called "Sports City, U.S.A." and San Diego-Carlsbad was recognized in 2015 by Milken Institute as one of the "25 Best-Performing Cities Where Americas jobs are created and sustained in the United States."

Local McClellan-Palomar Airport- Offers Air Taxi and Charter flights to nearly everywhere and their new "Cal Jet by Elite Airways" service offers reasonably priced  airfares to Las Vegas.

Carlsbad Facts- 1


% AGE 65+: 14%

AREA: 39 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 2,879

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 60%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 49.7%

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Carlsbad City Website

Wikipedia About Carlsbad

Visit Carlsbad

Joanne DiBona Photography- Carlsbad

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                Encinitas Historical 101                     Encinitas Seal                     Seagull    
        Old and New Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia & Olivenhain        

- The Encinitas Communities Offer a Choice of Coastal, Suburban or Rural Retirement Life Styles -

The incorporated city of Encinitas consists of 5 communities that offer a variety of senior-friendly neighborhoods in a choice of beach, suburban or small farm rural environs.

Old Encinitas, Cardiff and Leucadia are beach communities that have 6 miles of breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline and 11 public beaches that include San  Elijo State Beach with its RV and tent camp sites.

Located a few miles inland are New Encinitas, an upscale, suburban community and Olivenhain, a ritzy rural community.

The Encinitas communities offer many safe, upscale neighborhoods with a wide range of Home Selections that include the High Country Villas Active Adult Community, three Age 55+ Mobile Home Park Communities and many excellent All-age Communities.

Encinitas is known as "The Flower Capital of the World." It is the home of the San Diego Botanic Garden and boasts an extensive collection of additional unique gardens and nurseries.

The Encinitas Senior Center offers classes, support groups, clubs and social activities.

Mira Costa Community College has a campus in Cardiff.

Nearby Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas offers excellent medical care.

Encinitas Facts- 1


% AGE 65+ (est.): 10.5%

AREA: 20 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 3,104

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 57%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 49%

  Additional Encinitas' Related Links-
     Encinitas City Website

Downtown Encinitas Website

Las Encinitas Rancho and "Olivenhain"

Wikipedia About Encinitas


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Rail Tail               Solana Beach City Seal              Sunset

- Its Unique Coastal Beauty, Easy Access to San Diego
and Other North San Diego County cities
and Low Crime Rate, Make Solana Beach
an Ideal Retirement Spot -

30-year-old Solana ("Sunny") Beach, like its Encinitas neighbors, is a peaceful, safe and charming sea-side village.

The Cedros Avenue Design District, a funky, high-end "anti-mall pedestrian shopping district" offers 125 unique retail stores, art galleries, cafes and entertainment. Solana Beach also provides a weekly Sunday afternoon Farmers Market.

Its 1.7 miles of coastline offers a smoking-banned beach front that is divided into four main Beach Parks; Fletcher Cove, Tide Beach Park, Seascape Surf, and Del Mar Shores. Fletcher Cove Park is an easy walk from the Solana Beach train station. Tide Park Beach, known for its large reef, and beautiful tide pools provides opportunities for surfing, surf-fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, body-boarding, jogging, and walking.

Additional attractions include San Elijo Ecological Reserve with nature trails and  access to the Coastal Rail Trail that will eventually meander all the way from San Diego to Oceanside.

Solana Beach also has its own Senior Center.

Nearby Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and Scripps Green Medical Center (Named Among Nation's Top 100 Hospitals), offer a choice of excellent medical facilities.

Solana Beach does not have any Senior Communities but it does have many safe, upscale neighborhoods with a variety of Home Selections for all age groups.

Solana Beach Facts- 1


% AGE 65+: 18.7%

AREA: 3.6 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 3,700

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 55%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 45%

Additional Solana Beach Related Links-

Solana Beach City Website

Wikipedia About Solana Beach


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 Del Mar Races          Del Mar City Seal          Del MarDog Beach


- Del Mar is a Great Retirement Choice for Those Who Can Afford the Best! -

Del Mar is an exclusive, wealthy community that has, for decades, been a playground for celebrities from around the world.

An apt description of Del Mar is that "it is a small city with a resort-like atmosphere located on a beautiful wooded hillside area overlooking the ocean."

"Where the Surf Meets the Turf" is the common term ascribed to the famous Del Mar Race Track, located at the Del Mar Fair Grounds, home of the famous Del Mar Thoroughbred Races. Para-mutual horserace betting is also offered between Del Mar racing seasons.

The Del Mar Fair Grounds also offer year-round events including the Del Mar (San Diego County) fair, home and garden shows, dog, cat and horse shows, and many other events.

Del Mar Attractions and Things to Do include Hot Air Balloon Rides, great beaches (including Dog Beach where dogs can run freely and play), Surfing, 19 Walking Trails, excellent nearby Golf Courses, the 125- acre San Dieguito County Park, and great  places to shop and eat.

Nearby Scripps Green Medical center, named among the nation's top 100 hospitals, offers excellent medical care.

Del Mar made the list of Retirement Choices in David Vokac's book The Great Towns of Southern California.

Del Mar does not have any Senior Communities but it does offer many safe, upscale neighborhoods with a variety of Home Selections for people of all-ages.

Del Mar Facts- 1


% AGE 50+: Over 20.8%

AREA:1.78 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY Persons/Sq. Mi.): 2,418

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 124%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 114%

Additional Del Mar Related Links-

Del Mar Website

Del Mar Village Walking Map

Del Mar Times Website

Wikipedia About Del Mar

Del Mar's Beaches, Parks and Trails

Joanne DiBona Photography- Del Mar


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Key: 1. The Cities populations are based on 2013 data, crime rates based on 2013 data. The % Age 55+ data is based on 2010 census data.

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