How, Where, When & Why for Your Move

1. How Exactly Are You Going to Make Your Retirement Dreams Come True?

Ideally, don’t wait until you’re retired, or just before, to start making serious plans. Think about it while you’re still working and earning. Once the details are crystalizing in your mind, talk with a local real estate agent and get their input.

2. Where Do You Want to Be?

Is it San DiegoNorth County San Diego Inland… Coastal? How far from downtown, shopping or the doctor? This could very well be the place where you live the rest of your life. 

It should also be where you are most happy!

You’ll likely be dedicating more time to scoping out towns and communities… and we have a lot of specific info that we can provide you by signing up to our newsletter in the form provided below.

3. When Do You Want to Be There?

How old will you be… or in what year do you want to move?

Having a realistic timeframe, without rushing the planning and decisions, helps you avoid skipping important steps and minimizes stress.

4. Why Do You Want This?

Help motivate yourself with what’s important to you.

Are you downsizing, simplifying, moving closer to kids, grandkids, or necessary healthcare? 

Don’t just settle for something that sounds nice. Be sure of your decision… that it makes sense for you, and not just to please others or because everyone else is doing it.

An Exercise to Help You Get Started

  1. Make a List – write down all the things you want to do in your life. Consider what activities interest you… travel, new business, tennis, golf, hiking, biking and visiting/hosting family, etc.
  2. Research and rank several different communities that seem interesting and fit your interests.
  3. List the features important to you in the community and in the home itself.
    1. Include price, community rules and restrictions, locations and proximity to shopping, entertainment, attractions and medical care.
    2. Include anything useful you learn about the neighbors and members.
  4. Use a ranking scale of 1-10 – assign a level of importance to each feature. Add up the scores to see which are the best communities.

Create a Master List

Important note… do this with your spouse, so that you each create your own separate lists of rankings. Then compare the two and combine your lists.

Narrow down the best options and eliminate the communities with a low score.

Combine the lists based on the highest rankings to create a master list to work off.

Be sure to do this research in person as you visit potential homes, and when you talk to realtors and other residents. As a starting point, use internet websites and read comments from other retirees and residents. 

Also check out DreamWellHomes.com for video tours of 55 and over communities here.

Check out the latest ocean view homes for sale in San Diego County below

New Listing - 42 minutes online
$6,499,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,192
SQFT
1368 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
New Listing - an hour online
$1,199,000
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,019
SQFT
1240 India #1314
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,624
SQFT
4317 Miriam Place
La Mesa, CA 91941
 
Open House Sat, Jul 2, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,064
SQFT
5973 Steeplechase Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
 
New Listing - 6 hours online
$14,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,900
SQFT
7310 Vista Del Mar
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,945
SQFT
5444 Parkview Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$3,995,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.59
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
7301 Encelia Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - yesterday
$4,495,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.93
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
7301 Encelia Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - yesterday
$11,995,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.51
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
7301 Encelia Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - yesterday
$2,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,949
SQFT
920 Bonita Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
New Listing - yesterday
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,392
SQFT
9532 Lamar St.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,876
SQFT
4443 Del Monte
San Diego, CA 92107
Point Loma Subdivision
Open House Fri, Jul 1, 11 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$450,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,069
SQFT
5985 Dandridge Lane #108
San Diego, CA 92115
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$850,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,191
SQFT
1080 Park Blvd #1801
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,050,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,411
SQFT
555 Eaton Street #G
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$6,885,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,218
SQFT
1314 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$929,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,390
SQFT
3625 Jetty Point
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$18,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,004
SQFT
7301 Encelia Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$10,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,616
SQFT
1660 Brahms Road
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,524
SQFT
9476 Laurentian Dr
San Diego, CA 92129
Rancho Penasquitos Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$829,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,012
SQFT
550 Front St #503
San Diego, CA 92101
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$685,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,025
SQFT
7310 Estrella De Mar Road #19
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
Open House Sun, Jul 3, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$2,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,596
SQFT
1624 Malden
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
Open House Wed, Jun 29, 5:30 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$2,825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,039
SQFT
7090 Crystalline Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,000
SQFT
14720 High Valley Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$4,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,700
SQFT
7125 Aviara Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$3,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,367
SQFT
2678 Ocean St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,377
SQFT
29115 Meadow Glen Way
Escondido, CA 92026
Hidden Meadows 905 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$975,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
697
SQFT
803 S Pacific ##7
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,432
SQFT
2465 Oxford
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$4,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,055
SQFT
4386 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,843
SQFT
9258 Maler Rd
San Diego, CA 92129
Rancho Penasquitos Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,438
SQFT
1388 Kettner Boulevard #1304
San Diego, CA 92101
 
Open House Wed, Jun 29, 6 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$2,495,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,234
SQFT
13053 Caminito Del Rocio
Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,095,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,254
SQFT
321 10th Ave #2304
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,150
SQFT
1405 San Simeon
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$3,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,940
SQFT
6152 Cardeno Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,058
SQFT
136 W Fir
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$969,900
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
1,036
SQFT
200 Harbor Drive #3103
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,836
SQFT
7970 Wetherley St.
La Mesa, CA 91941
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,607
SQFT
3831 Margaret Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$5,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,571
SQFT
3959 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,780
SQFT
5204 Castle Hills Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,575,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.67
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Camino Arriba
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,971
SQFT
930 Santa Hidalga
Solana Beach, CA 92075
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,475,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,624
SQFT
100 Harbor Dr #3503
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$499,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
1930 W San Marcos Blvd #364
San Marcos, CA 92078
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,255
SQFT
4783 Pescadero Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
Open House Sat, Jul 2, 8 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,988,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,887
SQFT
6749 Lonicera Street
Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,996,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,718
SQFT
9535 Poole St
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,878,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,064
SQFT
13606 Durango Dr
Del Mar, CA 92014
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,337
SQFT
1851 32nd Street
San Diego, CA 92102
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,600,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,225
SQFT
7461 Mermaid Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
Open House Sat, Jul 2, 8 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,749,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,581
SQFT
90 N Coast Highway 101 #311
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,885,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,147
SQFT
2724 Unicornio Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
New Listing - 7 days online
$8,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,790
SQFT
1011 Avenida Amantea
, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$825,000
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
784
SQFT
1657 Bacon Street
San Diego, CA 92107
 
New Listing - a week online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,156
SQFT
315 Alpine Heights
Alpine, CA 91901