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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

Open House 08/21 at 1PM
$519,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,608
SQFT
1489 Dover St
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$275,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
883
SQFT
1381 Panorama Ridge Rd
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 12:30PM
$674,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
5046 Caesena Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,808
SQFT
4987 Poseidon Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,899
SQFT
4922 Delos Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,808
SQFT
4955 Poseidon Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #66
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$855,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,936
SQFT
4101 Arcadia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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 - 2 days online
$539,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
5227 Don Ricardo Drive #133
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$540,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,062
SQFT
5215 Don Ricardo Drive #134
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$419,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,636
SQFT
2293 Morgan Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$529,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,726
SQFT
3452 Don Porfirio Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 7 days ago
$439,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,228
SQFT
2283 Lindsay Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$439,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
2292 Morgan Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West 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

Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$525,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
1754 Pleasantdale
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$579,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,760
SQFT
444 N El Camino Real #117
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$480,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,566
SQFT
444 N El Camino Real #SPC 34
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$560,000
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

Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$435,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,223
SQFT
525 W El Norte Pkwy #SPC 174
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$400,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,204
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Dr #399
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$395,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,566
SQFT
8975 Lawrence Welk Dr #SPC 193
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$343,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
1631 Lotus Glen
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$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
New Listing - 2 days online
$317,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1618 Lotus Glen
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$313,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
525 W El Norte Pkwy #94
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
$309,700
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
525 W El Norte Pkwy. #275
Escondido, CA 92026
Southwest 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
$380,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1,300
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd #194
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$185,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
1120 E Mission Rd #103
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$435,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,644
SQFT
4650 Dulin Road #78
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$565,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,248
SQFT
942 Ridge Heights Drive
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$220,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,636
SQFT
4747 Oak Crest Rd #41
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
$430,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,690
SQFT
4650 Dulin Road #80
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$425,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,493
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #9
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$549,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,992
SQFT
1061 Ridge Heights Drive
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 
$374,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,780
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd #SPC 229
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$289,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
4650 Dulin Road #102
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$37,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
1120 E Mission #78
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$428,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd Spc 118 #spc 118
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$339,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,644
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. Spc 184 #184
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$215,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.08
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4650 Dulin Rd
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$398,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #86
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$393,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,620
SQFT
4650 Dulin Rd. #222
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
$499,211
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

Open House 07/20 at 4PM
$1,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,845
SQFT
1725 La Plaza Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 12PM
$1,199,750
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,517
SQFT
1362 San Pablo Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
1537 El Paseo Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$559,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,237
SQFT
1127 Los Campaneros
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$278,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B210
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,654
SQFT
1215 San Julian Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,618
SQFT
1047 San Pablo Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 2PM
$839,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,897
SQFT
1251 Discovery St
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 11AM
$239,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,034
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago, B102
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 1PM
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,216
SQFT
1319 Miracielo Ct
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$400,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
1019 Susana Ct.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$589,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,458
SQFT
1425 La Habra
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 1PM
$439,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,125
SQFT
1662 Waterlily Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$290,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
952
SQFT
1631 Sonata Lane
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,076
SQFT
1570 Calle Devanar
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$690,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,675
SQFT
1442 La Linda Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$832,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,533
SQFT
1541 Via Entrada Del Lago
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$359,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,224
SQFT
1040 San Marino
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$238,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B105
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$125,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
660
SQFT
1682 Circa Del Lago #A208
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 - 23 hours online
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
16682 Orilla Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$446,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,455
SQFT
17453 Plaza Animado #140
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 1PM
$970,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,787
SQFT
7965 Lusardi Creek Lane
San Diego, CA 92127
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,565
SQFT
17796 Corte Sobrado
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 1PM
$359,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
980
SQFT
17617 Pomerado Rd #Unit 117
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,770
SQFT
12492 Nacido Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$750,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,688
SQFT
16750 Coyote Bush Drive #29
San Diego, CA 92127
Rancho Bernardo Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,358
SQFT
12542 Rios Rd
San Diego, CA 92128
Rancho Bernardo 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

Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$559,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,237
SQFT
1127 Los Campaneros
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$278,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B210
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 1:30PM
$349,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,535
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #334
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$263,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #21
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$179,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,488
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr #262
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 11AM
$239,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,034
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago, B102
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$189,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkwy #329
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$199,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,850
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd. #278
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$259,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,680
SQFT
1401 El Norte Parkway #218
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$108,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
1515 Capalina Rd #33
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$349,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,044
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #412
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$149,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,104
SQFT
1145 E Barham Dr. #252
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$129,999
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
1145 E Barham #61
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$230,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,884
SQFT
1930 San Marcos Blvd #142
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$448,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,194
SQFT
2010 W San Marcos Blvd #12
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$289,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
1195 La Moree Rd #94
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$239,000
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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$265,000
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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$312,500
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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$245,000
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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$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
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$123,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
660
SQFT
1616 Circa Del Lago #C204
San Marcos, CA 92078
 
$225,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1219 E Barham #46
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$143,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr #196
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$109,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
1515 Capalina Road #19
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #94
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$139,999
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,368
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr. #235
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$124,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1145 E Barham Drive S #19
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$160,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
1515 Capalina Road #5
San Marcos, CA 92069
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
$319,400
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Boulevard #162
San Marcos, CA 92078
 
$238,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B105
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$185,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1401 El Norte Parkway #15
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$125,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
660
SQFT
1682 Circa Del Lago #A208
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$165,000
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
$209,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
650 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #246
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$374,900
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
$239,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr #215
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$230,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
1219 E Barham #45
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 12 hours ago
$245,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago #B 307
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$399,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd. #373 #373
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$168,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,392
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr #17
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$344,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,652
SQFT
1930 San Marcos Blvd. #334
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$256,500
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
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,416
SQFT
3535 Linda Vista Dr. #328
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision
$259,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,445
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkw #161
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$377,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,566
SQFT
1401 El Norte Pkwy. #123
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
$260,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
1195 N La Moree Rd Spc 126 #126
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos Subdivision