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OVERVIEW
Located near everything, a mild and sunny year-around climate influenced both by coastal breezes and inland sunshine. Home prices range from affordable to some of the most expensive in California.

Location-

Our Near-Coast towns and cities lie inland, 3 to 17 miles from the Pacific coast. They are close to everything; an easy drive to North County's COASTAL and INLAND Towns and Cities, to downtown San Diego and to rest of California via the I-5 and I-15 north - south corridors.

Climate-
The combination of Coastal Breezes and Inland Sunshine produces a Near-Perfect Climate with warm, sunny winters and mild, low humidity summers. Average winter daytime high temperatures are in the 60s (F) and summer highs range from the high 70s to mid-80s.There is some morning overcast in the spring, but the sun still shines approximately 70% of the time possible. Since there is little or no summer rainfall, the summer afternoon relative humidity is low, usually below 65%. We have no snow, hurricanes or desert-like high temperatures and have few bugs. Our nearly ideal climate makes this a very comfortable place to enjoy year-round outdoor activities throughout your active retirement years.

Terrain-
The terrain is generally hilly which provides many homes with excellent views. This is a semi-rural area with hundreds of flower, landscape plant, strawberry and other unique small farms.
A Wide Range of Homes-
Includes homes that fit most budgets and tastes, ranging from detached homes and condos for all-ages in Luxurious Rancho Santa Fe and Senior-Friendly Lake San Marcos and throughout the area; to affordable Age 55+ Homes in San Marcos' Las Brisas Pacificas Senior Community and San Marcos' and Vista's Mobile/Manufactured Home Senior Communities. Real estate (except in Rancho Santa Fe), may be less expensive here than in the coastal cities.
A Very Comfortable Retirement Life Style-
Loads of Senior Activities, great shopping, many excellent, moderately priced restaurants, a choice of excellent Medical Facilities and low Crime Rates makes this a fun, comfortable and safe place to live.

On top of all this, there are tons of additional Things to Do in neighboring areas and in nearby San Diego. Please see our Directory of Activities and Resources for North County Retirees.
Employment Possibilities-
North County has a large population of small and medium sized companies in diverse industries, that include a high-tech cluster of companies in computer software and electronics manufacturing industries, and high tech firms in the defense, telecommunications and biotechnology industries.
Life-long learning opportunities-
At local Senior Centers, Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos University.

VISTA

CONSIDER VISTA FOR YOUR RETIREMENT DESTINATION-

If you are looking for a fine community that offers a wonderful climate and home choices that fit nearly any retirement lifestyle.

Vista Description-

Vista is located 6 to 12 miles inland from the coast.

A good description of this progressive city is that Vista = Variety; a variety of old and new communities, a variety of flat and hilly terrain, a wide variety home styles on a variety of sizes and shapes of lots and a variety of homes with great views.

Home Selections include Nine Age 55+ Mobile Home Parks and many all-age mobile home parks, condos, upscale suburban communities and elegant country estates.

Vista also has agricultural areas where more than 500 growers operate greenhouses and small farms.

Vista is an interesting and fun place to live that also offers many nearby activities for retirees. It is the home of the highly-rated Moonlight Amphitheatre, the nearly new Krikorian MetroPlex movie theater and the great Wave Waterpark for children and young adults.

Vista was Rate 8th best place in the U.S. to raise your family by the book 50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family and it was the home of the second-place winner of the Little League World Series in 2005.

Vista also offers a variety of fine restaurants, several nearby shopping malls and an excellent Senior Center

Nearby Tri-City and Palomar Medical Centers offer choices of full-service medical care.

Vista Facts-

POPULATION: 96,087

% AGE 55+: 10%

AREA: 18.7 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 5,180

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 69%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.):   125%

Vista Related Links-

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Vista City Website

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SAN MARCOS

 

 

Including Lake San Marcos and San Elijo Hills

 EXPLORE THE SAN MARCOS COMMUNITIES-

A very popular retirement place because of its reasonable cost of living, excellent climate, low crime rates and comfortable lifestyle.

San Marcos Description-

The incorporated city of San Marcos consists of 3 communities: San Marcos, Lake San Marcos and newer San Elijo Hills. They are located near the center of North County, 6 to 13 miles inland from the coast.

San Marcos is a modern, vibrant city with a Crime Rate well below the U.S. average. The city has a total of 12 city parks and 56 miles (soon to be 72 miles) of interlinked walking trails. Its parks include 4 Dog Parks. It also has an activity-filled community center, a gymnasium, neighborhood recreation centers, the Jacks Pond Nature Center, three golf courses and the excellent San Marcos Senior Center. For more information, read Ten Reasons to Live in San Marcos.

In addition to its many fine all-age communities, San Marcos offers a wide choice of active (Age 55+) retirement communities that include 13 excellent, affordable Senior Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks and the Las Brisas Pacificas Senior Community.

San Elijo Hills is a fairly new, ocean and canyon-view community that has gained many prestigious awards in the homebuilding/development industry. Although a wonderful place to live, unfortunately, it does not have any age 55+ Senior Community sections.

Lake San Marcos is a neat and tidy, upscale town of approximately 4200 residents of all ages. Its main attractions are its village-like ambience, beautiful 80 acre lake and two golf courses. It is a great place to live and a popular place to retire, partially because many of its houses and condominiums are one-story designs that were originally designed for use as senior community housing.

  San Marcos is the city where many of North San Diego County's residents go to dine out with over 170 high quality, low and moderately-priced restaurants including those at the very popular Old California Restaurant Row; "North Counties Premiere Destination For Great Food and Great Entertainment."

San Marcos also has large variety of local shopping opportunities including the fairly new Grand Plaza and Creekside Market Place shopping centers. It also has local Costco, Walmart, and Fry's Electronics stores plus a huge selection of other fine stores that supply most of life's necessities. Being centrally located, it also within a few miles of many additional North County shopping centers. In addition, a City-certified San Marcos Farmers' Market is open on Sundays 10 AM - 2 PM at 1080 San Marcos Blvd.

San Marcos, often called "The Educational Heart of North San Diego County"is the home of both Palomar Community College with its many free courses for Seniors, and Cal State University @ San Marcos with its ever-expanding offerings of Extended Learning Courses and Certificates.

In addition to the San Marcos' Edwards Stadium 18 movie theater, the city sponsors the Theater West youth theater and within a short driving distance, you will find hundreds of additional Activities and Entertainment Resources including beaches, excellent shopping centers, highly rated golf courses and excellent live theaters.

A Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Medical Center, located within the city and the nearby Palomar Pomerado Health and Tri-City Medical centers offer a choice of excellent medical care. The San Marcos Community Health Center offers lower cost medical care for those with little or no health insurance.

San Marcos Facts-

POPULATION: 84,810

AGE 55+: 12%

AREA: 23.8 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 3,563

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 61%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): 68%

San Marcos Related Links-

San Marcos City Website

San Elijo Hills Community Website (Relax, it will finally appear!)

Lake San Marcos Communities

Wikipedia on San Marcos

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RANCHO SANTA FE

EXPLORE RETIRING TO RANCHO SANTA FE-

If you can afford the ultimate in luxurious country living, Rancho Santa Fe is the "best of the best" locations in San Diego County.

Rancho Santa Fe Description-

Rancho Santa Fe is located 3.5 to 6 miles from the coast and therefore has a nearly ideal year-round climate with approximately 320 days of sunshine per year.

This sophisticated rural community is rated by many as the #1 place to live in the United States. It is also rated as the wealthiest community with more than 1,000 households in the U.S. and the 16th Most Expensive Small Town in the U.S.

It is "picture perfect" with rolling hills and lushly-landscaped, elegant, gated-estates and is a true horse lover's paradise with serious competitors in all disciplines. Rancho Santa Fe has strict design restrictions; very few homes are visible from the road.

Rancho Santa Fe also has a small village, six exclusive private golf clubs, polo fields and 26 miles of equestrian riding trials.

Nearby Encinitas, Del Mar, La Jolla and San Diego provide diverse options for shopping, dining, cultural events and entertainment.

 Scripps Green Hospital and various other nearby San Diego medical centers offer a choice of excellent medical care.

Rancho Santa Fe does not have any Senior Communities, but it does offer a wide variety of luxurious Home Selections for people of all-ages.

Rancho Santa Fe Facts-

POPULATION: Approximately 3,117

% AGE 55+: Approximately 18%

AREA: 6.8 Sq. Mi.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): Approximately 458

CRIME RATE (% of US avg.): No data

Rancho Santa Fe Related Links-

The Bridges Community

Wikipedia About Rancho Santa Fe

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