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Find your perfect retirement home in San Diego County, California

Here is our high-level overview of where to retire in San Diego County. This is where you’ll find some of the best places for retirement and most desirable real estate not to mention the best climate, friendly people, and wonderful lifestyle.

There are four main areas of where to retire in the San Diego region:

  1. Retire in North County San Diego
  2. Retire in East County San Diego
  3. Retire in Metro San Diego
  4. Retire in South County San Diego

In the first part of this article, we will focus on retiring in North County San Diego.

 

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We will provide you links below on where to retire in North San Diego given various housing budgets and preferences.

For those who think that retirement in San Diego is out of reach, we think that if you adjust your expectations on what you can buy here on a budget, you possibly can retire here.

But first, let us give those of you who are not familiar with North County an overview.

North County San Diego is divided into 1) Coastal North County and 2) Inland North County regions.

1. Retire in North San Diego County

The best places to retire in coastal cities in North County San Diego include:

  1. Oceanside
  2. Carlsbad
  3. Encinitas
  4. Cardiff by the Sea
  5. Solana Beach
  6. Del Mar

To generalize the coastal North San Diego housing market, Oceanside is the cheapest place to retire with Del Mar being the most expensive.

Please click here to take a look at this report to research the current housing trends in San Diego County.

The best places to retire in inland cities in North County San Diego include:

  1. Bonsall
  2. Escondido
  3. Fallbrook
  4. Lake San Marcos
  5. Pala
  6. Pauma Valley
  7. Poway
  8. Ramona
  9. Rancho Bernardo
  10. Rancho Penasquitos
  11. Rancho Santa Fe
  12. San Marcos
  13. Valley Center
  14. Vista

In our next segments, we will explore the locations of major cities and towns of North County San Diego that many retirees call their home.

Oceanside, California

Oceanside is one of the most affordable beach towns for retirement in San Diego

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With its relaxed vibe, beautiful beaches and weather and large and diverse mix of residents, Oceanside is a classic California beach town. Being the 3rd largest city in San Diego County, there are huge array of activities, events and attractions, along with a lower cost of living vs. other coastal communities in North County. You can also find many wonderful ocean, mountain, canyon and golf course views.

The Scripps Memorial General Hospital is located here and with several other facilities within short distance (and 25 hospitals total within 25 miles).

The Tri-City Medical Center is based here and 9 other hospitals are within 26 miles.

Where to retire or where to live in coastal North County San Diego? Check out Oceanside, California

As for living options, Oceanside has no shortage of affordable retirement and non-age restricted housing.

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Oceanside California also has the largest number of age-restricted retirement communities in the entire San Diego County for 55 and older adults. A few examples of these 55+ communities include Ocean Hills Country Club, Oceana, Pilgrim Creek Estates, and much more.

Popular retirement housing options include attached and detached single story homes, manufactured homes with land ownership, and mobile homes and land lease (monthly space rent).

Featured Listings of where to retire in Oceanside California with single story living

Oceanside Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Oceanside, California

Also check out Oceanside homes for sale in senior communities or Oceanside retirement communities below

New Listing - 4 days online
$589,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,106
SQFT
4724 Cordoba Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$289,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,412
SQFT
200 N El Camino Real #SPC 139
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$335,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
1006 Plover Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$349,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
4423 Kittiwake Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$419,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
834
SQFT
1386 Casper St.
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$465,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,461
SQFT
4264 Shadow Lane
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$399,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,142
SQFT
4225 Moonlight
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$384,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,782
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #147
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision

Carlsbad, California

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A very popular seaside city in North County San Diego, Carlsbad is well known for its beautiful beaches, great climate and as a great place for retirees and families. With many attractions and major employers based here too, there’s lot going in Carlsbad. There are 3 hospitals in the immediate area and 18 hospitals within 30 miles of Carlsbad.

Those who are preparing to retire in San Diego start renovating their homes for safety and convenience. Some prefer to sell their homes and buy a new home (preferably single story houses or low maintenance condos in all ages neighborhoods or age restricted neighborhoods such as 55 plus communities.

With this in mind, we will feature links to best homes for retirement in each North County San Diego area that are single story or with bedroom on the main floor.

Where to live or where to retire in seaside North County San Diego? Check out Carlsbad, California

Check out the latest listings of Carlsbad houses below with single story living or with master bedroom on the main floor below.

Carlsbad Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Carlsbad, CA

Condo living may be an ideal way to live or retire if you are looking for a low maintenance lifestyle. Perfect for retirees in San Diego who love to travel. Just lock and go!

Also check out Carlsbad homes for sale in senior communities below

New Listing - 6 days online
$448,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,688
SQFT
3443 Don Arturo Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$495,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
3475 Don Lorenzo Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$499,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,702
SQFT
3452 Don Porfirio Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
 
Price Change - 4 days ago
$469,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
3472 Don Arturo Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$445,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,488
SQFT
5245 Don Valdez Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$539,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,622
SQFT
5145 Don Miguel Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$440,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,646
SQFT
3461 Don Arturo
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision

Encinitas, California

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A smaller beach community with a very tranquil look and feel, Encinitas residents are easy going people who appreciate the ideal location and high quality of life. A beautiful downtown and surrounding area, great beaches, restaurants, many lively activities and convenient highway access make it a highly desirable place to live.

Where to live or retire in North San Diego Coastal area? Check out Encinitas, California

It really depends on your preferences and what you can afford, but check out some of the latest homes for sale that offer single story living in Encinitas, California here.

Encinitas Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to Retire in Encinitas, California

Also check out Encinitas homes for sale in senior communities below

New Listing - 3 days online
$549,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
1933 Springdale
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$629,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
350 Orwell
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$625,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,564
SQFT
444 N El Camino Real #58
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$539,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,620
SQFT
444 N El Camino Real #71
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision

Cardiff by the Sea, California

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Where to retire in Cardiff by the Sea, San Diego County, California

Cardiff by the Sea Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Cardiff by the Sea, Southern California

Solana Beach, California

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Where to retire in Solana Beach, San Diego County, California

Solana Beach Homes For Sale

Del Mar, California

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If you are looking to retire and live in luxury coastal San Diego properties, Del Mar, California is just might be what you are looking for.

Where to retire in Del Mar, San Diego County, California

Del Mar Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Del Mar, California

Escondido

Centrally located, Escondido is about 18 miles to the beaches. The terrain is more mountainous and desert-like compared to the coastal cities, however it is a fertile area where fruits and vegetables thrive.

Temperatures are also warmer and dryer, especially in summer, however the winters are comfortable and pleasant. Located in a valley, the city has a larger population of roughly 150,000, and you’ll find plenty to do and see. The charming downtown has a historic feel and the city’s numerous attractions and entertainment choices make this a very vibrant place to live.

The Palomar Medical Center is located here and an additional 18 hospitals are within 25 miles of Escondido.

Where to live or retire in North County? Check out Escondido, California

Escondido has plenty of affordable houses and condos including detached single family homes and manufactured homes in age-restricted communities, check out some of the latest homes for sale that offer single story living in Escondido, California here.

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Where to retire in Escondido, North County San Diego, California

Escondido Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Escondido, California

New Listing - yesterday
$499,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,560
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Drive #36
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$419,700
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,776
SQFT
525 W El Norte Pkwy. #4
Escondido, CA 92026
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$375,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,004
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Dr. #273
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$355,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,780
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Drive #383
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$349,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
525 W El Norte Pkwy Spc 323
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$345,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,824
SQFT
1818 Lynx Gln
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$339,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Dr #377
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$328,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,780
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Dr. #357
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision

Fallbrook

As an inland-community, Fallbrook lies in an elevated, rural location about 30 minutes from the coast and 45 minutes to downtown San Diego. Unlike the coastal cities, there are plenty of wide-open spaces, lush green hills and valleys, and particularly great conditions for growing fruits and vegetables.

Fallbrook is a pleasant place to live, where you’ll find the tight-knit community of 30,000 residents very friendly and laid back. There is also a very strong focus on outdoor activities and the arts, with many diverse performances and events all year round.

The Fallbrook Hospital is a general surgical and medical center located right in town and 2 other major medical facilities are nearby (and 7 hospitals within 20 miles).

Where to live or retire in North San Diego County? Check out Fallbrook, California

Fallbrook offers many detached single family homes with larger lots on a rural setting including custom homes and manufactured homes in age-restricted communities, check out some of the latest homes for sale that offer single story living in Fallbrook, California here.

Where to retire in Fallbrook, North County San Diego, California

Fallbrook Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Fallbrook, California

Also check out Fallbrook homes for sale in senior communities below

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$199,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,636
SQFT
4747 Oak Crest Rd #41
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$48,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,220
SQFT
1120 E Mission Rd #81
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$409,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
4650 Dulin Road #35
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
Open House 10/27 at 9AM
$165,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
1120 E Mission Rd #103
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$349,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd #225
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$358,800
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,620
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #222
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$398,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #86
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd #SPC 76
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$390,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,325
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #50
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$379,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,493
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #9
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$359,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,780
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd #SPC 229
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$165,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
4747 Oak Crest Road #38
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 
$449,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,903
SQFT
4650 Dulin Road #211
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 

Lake San Marcos

Lake San Marcos is located 7 to 9 miles from the beach in beautiful North County San Diego, California. It is a resort-based community surrounding a lake with wonderful year round temperate climate (see Lake San Marcos average temperature here).

With social activities and tons of amenities and activities (i.e. boating, golf) and a fantastic location, Lake San Marcos is a popular retirement spot among active seniors and a great place to live for families in the San Diego area.

Where to live or retire in North San Diego County? Check out Lake San Marcos, an unincorporated area of San Diego County California

Lake San Marcos real estate options for all ages abound such as detached homes, twin homes that are predominantly single story homes, senior condos (Chateau Lake San Marcos), all-ages condos, and homes in 55 and over communities (Hunter Valley – Lake San Marcos, Sun Park Lake San Marcos).

Find all other San Diego 55+ Communities – click here. If you prefer condos, there are also non-age restricted Lake San Marcos condominiums for sale with panoramic views of the lake at Panorama.

Featured Listings of where to retire in Lake San Marcos California

New Listing - yesterday
$439,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,070
SQFT
1680 Via Caminar
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$535,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,339
SQFT
1666 Via Ocioso
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,241
SQFT
1240 La Granada
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$739,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,255
SQFT
1318 San Pablo Ct
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$649,999
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,533
SQFT
1654 Via Brisa Del Lago
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,372
SQFT
910 Camino Del Arroyo Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$608,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,514
SQFT
1210 Via Apuesto
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$610,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,533
SQFT
1227 Via Viento Suave
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$599,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,740
SQFT
1228 Via Viento Suave
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$475,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,076
SQFT
1686 Via Ocioso
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$828,300
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,740
SQFT
1253 Camino Del Lago
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,305
SQFT
1160 Calle Del Baston
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,224
SQFT
1012 San Marino Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$420,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,048
SQFT
1656 La Madera
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$229,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B104
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$355,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,005
SQFT
1565 Fiesta Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$569,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,355
SQFT
1313 El Corral Ln
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$569,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,668
SQFT
1131 Los Campaneros
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$1,875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,469
SQFT
1430 La Plaza Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$624,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,740
SQFT
1644 Via Brisa Del Lago
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision

Rancho Bernardo

Another inland community of rolling hills and canyons, the scenic views and rural feel make this a peaceful place to live. Rancho Bernardo is officially part of the city of San Diego and located about 20 miles northeast of downtown and a 30-minute drive to the beaches. Typical of most inland locations, the temperatures here are warmer in both the summer and winter vs. the coastal cities.

Easy freeway access makes it a quick drive to any destination in San Diego county. Pomerado Hospital is less than 3 miles away and every other major medical facility in San Diego is within 22 miles. Many major employers are based here too, and you’ll find many shopping centers, restaurants, local events and outdoor activities.

Rancho Bernardo was designed as a master planned community with 7 distinct communities, parks and private community centers spread across 6,500 acres of land.

Where to live or retire in North County San Diego? Check out Rancho Bernardo

There are a wide range of housing styles in both retirement communities for 55+ adults and non-age restricted communities in Rancho Bernardo (RB).

Please check out some of the latest homes for sale that offer single story living in RB here.

Where to retire in Rancho Bernardo, California

Rancho Bernardo Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in Rancho Bernardo – San Diego, California

Also check out Rancho Bernardo homes for sale in senior communities below

New Listing - 3 days online
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,710
SQFT
16414 Ramada Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$749,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,714
SQFT
12643 Senda Acantilada
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$429,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,455
SQFT
12627 Paseo Del Verano #60
Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$529,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,096
SQFT
17909 Avenida Alozdra
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
Open House 10/26 at 1PM
$695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,905
SQFT
12575 Nacido Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,528
SQFT
17752 Camino Murrillo
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,350
SQFT
12757 Camino Emparrado
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,185,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,067
SQFT
7968 Lusardi Creek Lane
San Diego, CA 92127
Santaluz Subdivision

San Marcos, California

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San Marcos is a suburban community of roughly 80,000 residents. Located inland but not far from the coast, the weather is a comfortable balance of warm temperatures and nice, cool breezes.

San Marcos is a desirable community, known for its lake resort area, 3 universities, many dining options, wide-open spaces, parks, scenic landscape and nice views. The area is highly active and there are many community events with cultural and outdoor activities. There is quick highway access making any destination in San Diego easily accessible. The Palomar Medical Center in Escondido is 4 miles away and 16 hospitals are within 25 miles.

Where to live or retire in North County San Diego? Check out San Marcos, California

There are a wide range of homes suited for retirement in San Marcos including newer tract homes in master planned communities, homes and condos near the colleges, including homes in age-restricted communites. To give you an overview of the type of housing available, please check out some of the latest homes for sale that offer single story living in San Marcos here.

Where to retire in San Marcos, North San Diego County, California

San Marcos CA Latest Real Estate Listings – Where to retire in San Marcos, California

Also check out San Marcos CA homes for sale in senior communities below

New Listing - 4 days online
$149,999
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,272
SQFT
1145 E Barham Dr. #206
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$264,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,665
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe #99
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$198,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,404
SQFT
1145 E Barham #127
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$159,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
1145 E Barham Dr #259
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$215,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,344
SQFT
1930 San Marcos Blvd W #219
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,305
SQFT
1160 Calle Del Baston
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$315,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,830
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #132
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$375,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,539
SQFT
909 Richland Rd #2
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$229,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B104
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$345,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,674
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd W #226
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$323,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,520
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkwy #SPC 18
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$269,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,368
SQFT
1219 E Barham Dr. #102
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$145,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
1286 W Discovery #55
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$199,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,344
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr. #258
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$520,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,650
SQFT
2010 W San Marcos Blvd #60
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$229,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1219 E Barham Dr #94
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$309,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd. #SPC 408
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$184,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,368
SQFT
1401 El Norte #15
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$569,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,668
SQFT
1131 Los Campaneros
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$298,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,456
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #226
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$296,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #162
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$249,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #170
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$285,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,788
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #129
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$378,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkw #104
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$415,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
2010 W San Marcos Blvd #30
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$319,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,405
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #117
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$325,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,848
SQFT
909 Richland Rd #50
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$436,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,288
SQFT
2010 W San Marcos Blvd W #101
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$279,999
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
909 Richland Rd. #45
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$219,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #230
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$175,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1286 Discovery St. #120
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$358,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #303
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$160,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr #138
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 7 days ago
$134,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,344
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr. #18
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$439,995
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
2010 W. San Marcos #104
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$320,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,696
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #SPC 207
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$174,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkwy #329
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$310,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,215
SQFT
650 Rancho Santa Fe Rd. S #175
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$219,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1175 La Moree Rd. #25
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$219,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,640
SQFT
1175 La Moree Rd. #45
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$239,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,776
SQFT
1930 San Marcos Blvd #391
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$244,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,740
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos #78
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$184,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,530
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #29
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$140,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr #Spc 58
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$364,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,493
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkwy #16
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision

Vista, California

where to live in North San Diego County California

Vista is a hillside city of roughly 100,000 residents only 7 miles from the coast. Its Mediterranean climate is only slightly warmer than the coastal cities. It’s a very lively community and a very affordable place to live.

The downtown’s entertainment district is home to many festivals, events as well as restaurants, nightlife and music. Many arts and cultural events take place here and there are plenty of museums, parks and recreation activities.

There is a convenient public transit options with bus and light rail lines serving Vista and the surrounding cities. The Tri-City Medical center is 3 miles away and there are 10 hospitals within 24 miles.

Where to retire in North County San Diego? Check out Vista, California

There are a wide range of homes suited for retirement in Vista including large custom homes in beautiful pockets of neighborhoods or in gated communities, plus condos and homes in age-restricted communites. Please check out some of the latest homes for sale that offer single story living in Vista here.

New Listing - 3 days online
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,560
SQFT
1145 Beverly Dr
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,758
SQFT
3550 Gopher Canyon Rd
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,321
SQFT
725 Mar Vista Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$589,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,505
SQFT
919 Vale View Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,456
SQFT
2307 Barley Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
946 Tiger Tail Rd
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$590,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,334
SQFT
1619 Montgomery Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - a week online