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.

Find homes for sale in Metro San Diego walkable neighborhoods here.

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.

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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

$115,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
311 Oceanside Blvd. #52
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,450,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,184
SQFT
1445 S Pacific S #A
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$283,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #152
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,334
SQFT
4830 Ceanothus Pl
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,592
SQFT
4952 Lerkas Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$139,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
624
SQFT
54 Hummingbird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$159,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
313 Killdeer Ln
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$449,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
213 S Pacific #D
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,844
SQFT
1202 N Pacific St #402B
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$285,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
807
SQFT
3451 Seabreeze Walk
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$665,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,007
SQFT
910 S Pacific #1
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$214,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,040
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #23
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$335,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,498
SQFT
3747 S Vista Campana #93
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$145,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
163 Roadrunner Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$359,999
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
5120 Weymouth Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Pilgrim Creek Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$445,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
4605 Mardi Gras Street
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$99,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
624
SQFT
62 Hummingbird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$179,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
217 Mockingbird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
288 Newport Pier Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Summerset Estates (Unknown) Subdivision
$245,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #225
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$651,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
4005 Arcadia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
$295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,017
SQFT
445 Los Arbolitos Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
811
SQFT
2360 Paseo De Laura #61
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$89,900
For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
314 Channel Ln
Oceanside, CA 92054
Mobile Home Park Subdivision
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
520 N Ditmar
Oceanside, CA 92054
Beach / Downtown Subdivision
$635,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,002
SQFT
1112 S Pacific St S #1D
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$339,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
167 De La Rondo
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
Price Change - 6 days ago
$440,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
4171 Jonathon Street
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,622
SQFT
1315 Kelly St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$374,995
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
4361 Dowitcher Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceana Mission 4 Subdivision
$548,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
760
SQFT
999 N Pacific St #E102
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,094
SQFT
1737 Hunsaker St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Fire Mountain Subdivision
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
3513 Orr St.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$550,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
3160 Camino Crest Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$569,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,444
SQFT
4663 Majorca Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$300,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
744
SQFT
3475 Paseo De Brisas #35
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
$375,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,853
SQFT
1479 Puritan Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,261
SQFT
4817 Rising Glen Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$309,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
1048 Plover Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,176
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #236
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
$147,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,080
SQFT
71 Brookside
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$239,981
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
806
SQFT
502 Calle Montecito #20
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
4450 Via Felicita
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,150,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
221 S Ditmar
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
3744 Balboa Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$735,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,467
SQFT
93 Avenida Descanso
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$374,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,092
SQFT
4316 Black Duck Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,334
SQFT
3365 Genoa Way #139
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$924,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,928
SQFT
1833 California St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$229,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
276 N El Camino Real #261
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$319,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
4408 Shearwater Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$329,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
850
SQFT
706 Sea Cliff Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$449,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,483
SQFT
4801 Siesta Place
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$674,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,880
SQFT
4732 Galicia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$175,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
117 Swallow Ln
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$319,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
4413 Kittiwake Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
$155,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
220 Kristy Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$422,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,016
SQFT
3315 Genoa Way #100
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$348,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
850
SQFT
700 Sea Cliff Way #707
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
$135,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,265
SQFT
220 N El Camino #23
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision

Featured Listings of where to retire in Oceanside California Active Adult Communities

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.

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

$320,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,493
SQFT
7328 San Bartolo St. #221
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlbad Subdivision
$969,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,810
SQFT
2006 Costa Del Mar Rd #1
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Omni La Costa Resort Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
675
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar #43
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$325,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
578
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Road #46
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$365,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
690
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Road #56
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$1,390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,288
SQFT
2943 Jefferson
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,647
SQFT
3900 Garfield Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,954
SQFT
7277 Almaden Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Open House 12/16 at 1PM
$499,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,445
SQFT
6550 Ponto Drive. #116
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$449,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,357
SQFT
2625 Pirineos Way #129
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$395,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
655
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Rd #50
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
655
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Road #22
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
584
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Rd #54
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
Open House 11/02 at 1PM
$269,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
6550 Ponto Drive #117
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$745,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,208
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Rd #44
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
3102 Levante St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$1,150,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,514
SQFT
4028 Garfield St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$389,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
574
SQFT
7323 Estrella De Mar Rd #27
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Subdivision
$199,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,320
SQFT
7119 Santa Barbara #109
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
1104 Knowles Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$1,449,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,934
SQFT
3107 Afton Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,655
SQFT
3805 Alder Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$775,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,278
SQFT
4747 Marina Drive #3
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$825,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,278
SQFT
4747 Marina Drive #4
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$150,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
6550 Ponto Drive, #6
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$284,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,632
SQFT
7236 San Benito Street
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
842
SQFT
2348 La Costa Ave #305
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,249
SQFT
2459 Tuttle Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,562
SQFT
2689 Vancouver Street
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$1,199,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
3605 Harding
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$189,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
7008 San Carlos #65
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$2,695,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,533
SQFT
2323 Ocean St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$139,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
6550 Ponto Dr #140
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$669,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,450
SQFT
817 Kalpati Cir. #unit 214
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$2,310,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,966
SQFT
2359 Ocean St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$789,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,474
SQFT
7557 Caloma Circle
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
791
SQFT
2003 Costa Del Mar #669
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$1,099,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,606
SQFT
331 Olive Ave #101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$980,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,514
SQFT
4032 Garfield
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,495,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
159 Tamarack
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,495,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
165 Tamarack
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,708
SQFT
1881 High Ridge Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$394,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
994
SQFT
3538 Ridgewood Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,737
SQFT
3462 Corvallis Street
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$3,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,706
SQFT
4205 Clearview Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,769
SQFT
1320 Shorebird Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$1,685,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,474
SQFT
3108 Afton Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$519,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
5362 Don Miguel #85
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$169,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,120
SQFT
6550 Ponto Dr #SPC 104
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$869,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,470
SQFT
1812 Butters Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$200,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,120
SQFT
7220 San Ramon St
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$410,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,225
SQFT
2308 Altisma Way #222
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$245,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
7038 San Bartolo
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$911,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,634
SQFT
1310 Chuparosa Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$2,780,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,630
SQFT
165 Pine Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$449,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
791
SQFT
2003 Costa Del Mar Rd #660
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$419,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,225
SQFT
2308 Altisma Way #218
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$874,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,917
SQFT
7914 Calle San Felipe
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$979,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,889
SQFT
1743 Cereus Court
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision

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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.

Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$3,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,800
SQFT
3833 Megan Ln
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
$958,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
2320 8th Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
$647,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
956
SQFT
687 S Coast Highway 101 #302
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$2,525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,666
SQFT
3840 Rancho Summit
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
$475,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
1974 Fairlee
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,204
SQFT
304 Alviso Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$2,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,157
SQFT
3701 Fortuna Ranch Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
$2,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,451
SQFT
3139 Dusty Trail
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
$399,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
155 W Jason St #13
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$50,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
420
SQFT
1549 N Vulcan Ave. Spc 63
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,419
SQFT
1691 Crest Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,965,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,750
SQFT
665 Camino De Orchidia
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,549,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,374
SQFT
1010 Arden Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,100,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
959
SQFT
940 Sealane Drive #2
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$465,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
884
SQFT
277 Fairlee Ln
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$339,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
600
SQFT
123 Jasper Steet #37
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$699,500
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,113
SQFT
1910 Misty Circle
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
906
SQFT
1710 S El Camino Real #107
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$439,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,092
SQFT
760 Encinitas Blvd ##103
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,958
SQFT
809 Eugenie
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$3,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,044
SQFT
3544 Lone Hill Ln
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,584
SQFT
1080 Balour Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,489,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,600
SQFT
746 Devonshire
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,020
SQFT
1675 Noma Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$1,382,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,312
SQFT
1145 Laurel Cove Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
$135,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,530
SQFT
350 N El Camino Real #53
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,398,888
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,115
SQFT
1636 Burgundy Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$769,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,279
SQFT
566 Nantucket Ct
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$375,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
840
SQFT
123 Jasper #29
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$1,269,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,694
SQFT
1303 Hermes Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$2,999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,450
SQFT
1403 Rainbow Ridge Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$3,500,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
777 2nd St
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$589,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
925
SQFT
155 Rosebay #49
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$114,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
550
SQFT
699 N Vulcan Ave #37
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
416
SQFT
1060 Urania Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$1,339,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,038
SQFT
135 Phoebe St
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$279,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
672
SQFT
444 N El Camino Real #10
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$75,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
512
SQFT
1624 N Coast Highway 101 #6
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,075,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,683
SQFT
818 Birchview Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,346
SQFT
1114 Crest Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,010,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,308
SQFT
745 Clark Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,535
SQFT
3467 Western Springs Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,785,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,710
SQFT
1255 Birmingham Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$300,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
520
SQFT
123 Jasper St #11
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,699,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,533
SQFT
335 W I Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
Open House 12/15 at 11AM
$739,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
248 Fraxinella
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$535,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
1713 Kellington Place
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,384,888
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,908
SQFT
2928 Lone Jack Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Olivenhain Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$349,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
650
SQFT
1650 S El Camino Real #205
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$625,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,169
SQFT
2046 Winsome Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,336
SQFT
1349 Crest Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,625,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,350
SQFT
599 Camino El Dorado
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$119,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
350 N El Camino Real #36
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$540,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
1932 Springdale Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$421,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
906
SQFT
1710 S El Camino Real #107
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$727,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
724 Snapdragon Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision

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Solana Beach, California

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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.

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

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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 pleas