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Most Popular Spots in California to Retire

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 12:45 PM

When looking at choosing retirement in California as a destination for your final years, there are a lot of options to choose from. For one thing, much of California is overly expensive, and for another the crime rate in some of the cities is a little too high for seniors to feel comfortable making it their new home. However, there are some very popular spots for seniors to choose to retire in California, and these can accommodate all incomes. Here is a look at some of the most popular destinations for those who want to seek their retirement in California.

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  1. Berkeley - Berkeley is the home of the University of California and has a perfect view out onto the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. There are great restaurants, beautiful mountains, and there is always something to do. This might not be the best place for a retiree who wants to relax, but for active seniors, it doesn't get much better than this. However, it is extremely expensive with a median home price of $931,900.
  2. San Diego - When looking for an ideal place for retirement in California, San Diego has to sit at the top of the list. The weather is absolutely perfect there. The beaches are beautiful, the ocean is warm, there are countless miles of beaches, and it has an amazing cultural district. However, for all that beauty and excitement, the cost is high. The median house value in San Diego is a costly $361,600 and the cost of living is 43.3 percent higher than the national average, but if a retiree can afford it, the experience is worth the cost.
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  4. Palm Springs - Palm Springs will always retain a lore for many of the older crowd, thanks to the fact that this was where Frank Sinatra used to run. However, while this was the biggest place to be in the 1950s and 1960s, there are some drawbacks to choosing this as a destination for retirement in California. For one thing, it is a desert town, so temperatures can rise to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which can be pretty tough for seniors. However, the golfing is great and the median home cost is a very low $198,800, higher than the national average but on the low end of the California average.
  5. Eureka - Located in the Northern part of California, Eureka is a town that looks like a perfect match for the retirement crowd. It is full of Victorian homes and is perfect for hiking, bird watching, and backpacking, making it seem like the ideal spot for retirement in California. While it does not feature the super sunny weather of Southern California, it does enjoy mild temperatures almost year round. Even better, the median home cost is $207,300, very low for California and just slightly higher than the national average
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