Retiring in San Diego California

Why live in or retire to San Diego?

We’re talking about the next 20, 30 or 40 years of your life. And over 1.3 million residents already know what we’re talking about… with a little research, you’ll quickly see why countless retirees choose San Diego.

Deciding to Move to San Diego is Easier Than You Think!

San Diego Beaches
San Diegans enjoy a rich and diverse lifestyle… they’re active, feel at home on the beach… and love to be outdoors.

Legendary San Diego Weather

With temperatures averaging 72° F, low humidity, very little rain and lots of sun. Wearing shorts and sandals all year round is no problem!

Diverse People Living Here

With a diverse and varied mix of backgrounds and nationalities among San Diegans, most are transplants from someplace else. There’s a strong influence from the U.S. Military and the mix of over 20 universities and community colleges brings an influx of youth, culture and learning opportunities open to all ages.

Read our article here on where to retire to San Diego

Beaches

why retire in San Diego California

Coronado

The centerpiece of the local culture…you can’t talk about San Diego without mentioning beaches. With over 70 miles of beautiful and diverse beaches, the beach-life mentality is reflected by the laid-back attitudes of San Diegans.

But Much More Than Just Beaches & Sunshine

This paradise is sprouting with activities… especially for active adults with no plans to slow down in retirement. The community is generally a happy, enthusiastic and healthy bunch of people who love running, cycling & biking activities.

Golf in San Diego

Golf Digest named San Diego “one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world.” And Field & Stream Magazine ranked San Diego as #2 on its “America’s Best Fishing Cities” list.

An Ocean Playground

Retirement in San Diego

Surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba diving are huge, with activities like boat rentals & private charters… scheduled excursions… dinner cruises… whale watching… boating & sailing classes… sport fishing, kayaking and more.

Continuing Education

A great way to reinvent yourself with over 20 universities and colleges. Keep up mental and physical health, and make social connections with diverse age groups, cultures and personalities.

Food Scene

Where to retire in California foodies

Downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Food culture is always evolving thanks to creative culinary minds, world famous chefs and literally thousands of restaurant choices, with limitless varieties of food. “The craft beer capital of America”- San Diego also has a reputation for beer with more than 90 micro-breweries. San Diego was also ranked #2 in the entire country for its coffee culture for 2017 by smartasset.com!

Craft Beer in San Diego

Wine Country

The region’s bio-diversity, elevation and diverse geography provides the perfect growing environment for wine, with over 100 wineries in the region.

Parks & Gardens

Diverse landscape and biodiversity across ocean habitats, marshes, deserts, mountains and canyons, including: Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Botanical Gardens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, Cabrillo National Historic Park, Mission Bay Aquatic Park.

Parks in San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Attractions

San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Aquatica (SeaWorld’s water park), LEGOLAND California, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute, Living Coast Discovery Center

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Del Mar Race Track during Sunset San Diego

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Horse Racing and home to the 4th largest fair in the U.S. from mid-June through July 4th, Summer Concert Series, with wagering and off-track betting in the Las Vegas-style race book.

Casino Resorts

11 Las Vegas-style casinos with full service hotels and resorts…. just a 30 to 45-minute drive from downtown, in the East County and North Inland County regions. Not just gambling!… Enjoy delicious buffets, concerts and broadway plays.

The Best Hospitals and Medical Centers

As leader and innovator in healthcare with 25 hospitals and over 26,000 health and social assistance facilities, many San Diego hospitals are consistently ranked among the best in the nation.

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