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.

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

New Listing - 18 hours online
$415,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
863
SQFT
1080 Park Blvd #1218
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$1,225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,246
SQFT
4486 Del Monte Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$11,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,777
SQFT
9811 Blackgold Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,418
SQFT
10077 Mozelle Lane
La Mesa, CA 91941
Mount Helix Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,621
SQFT
4475 Niagara Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,834
SQFT
5111 Brighton
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$869,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,621
SQFT
1920 Alta Vista Dr
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,790,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,553
SQFT
18112 Avenida Orilla
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$699,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,379
SQFT
650 Westlake St
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,188,888
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,776
SQFT
3336 Yucca Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
Clairemont Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$2,795,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,766
SQFT
2965 Ocean Front Walk #2
San Diego, CA 92109
Mission Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,336
SQFT
1205 Pacific Hwy #3203
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$11,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,928
SQFT
9811 Black Gold Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,096
SQFT
4450 Coronado Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,008
SQFT
630 Gage Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
Point Loma Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,400,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1639
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
4766 Bermuda Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,731
SQFT
622 Rancho Del Cerro
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$875,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,148
SQFT
5353 La Jolla Blvd #37
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,567
SQFT
15061 Almond Orchard
San Diego, CA 92131
Scripps Ranch Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,006
SQFT
6639 Surf Crest
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Aviara Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$699,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,869
SQFT
11127 Caminito Vista Serena
San Diego, CA 92131
Scripps Ranch Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$18,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
3,136
SQFT
2984 Sandy Lane
Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,359,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,749
SQFT
2665 5th Ave #405
San Diego, CA 92103
Hillcrest Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,650,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,537
SQFT
550 Front St #1108
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$899,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,284
SQFT
2632 Penrose Street
San Diego, CA 92110
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$2,495,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,721
SQFT
1710 Avenida Del Mundo #201
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Shores Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$8,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,586
SQFT
5833 Rutgers
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,199,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
638
SQFT
3443 Ocean Front Walk Unit F
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,061
SQFT
4636 Osprey St
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$729,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,296
SQFT
805 Arroyo Place
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Chula Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$578,888
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,739
SQFT
2984 Luciernaga #4
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,950,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.03
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
3936 Strandway
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$3,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,588
SQFT
8352 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$174,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,344
SQFT
2003 Bayview Heights Dr #223
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,050,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,672
SQFT
6537 Vispera Place
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,536
SQFT
1259 Sugarbush Drive
Vista, CA 92084
 
New Listing - a week online
$1,649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,667
SQFT
517 N Cedros
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$500,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
312
SQFT
2999 Mission Blvd #304
San Diego, CA 92109
Mission Beach Subdivision
Open House 12/16 at 12PM
$1,625,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,455
SQFT
730 Seagirt Ct
San Diego, CA 92109
Mission Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,865,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,212
SQFT
3255 Sitio Oceano
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
4036 Riviera Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
4034 Riviera Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$3,588,800
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,490
SQFT
550 4th St
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$519,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,357
SQFT
5316 Roswell St
San Diego, CA 92114
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,752
SQFT
3115 Edith Ln
San Diego, CA 92106
Point Loma Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,000
SQFT
2910 Candil Place
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
New Listing - a week online
$1,225,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,689
SQFT
12933 Caminito Del Canto
Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,000
SQFT
2171 Rockhoff Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,758
SQFT
2292 Rock Crest Gln
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,365,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,852
SQFT
301 N Rios
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Beach Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$675,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,778
SQFT
1739 Avineda Regina
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$849,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,909
SQFT
301 Mission Ave #506
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,389,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,311
SQFT
1415 Highland Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,447
SQFT
2731 Ocean St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,270,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
802 N Pacific St #C
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,391,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,781
SQFT
2884 Trails Ln #Lot #13
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,250,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,089
SQFT
3624 Garfield St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,406,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,781
SQFT
3155 Donna Dr #Lot #2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,702
SQFT
1695 Neale Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Mission Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,436,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,781
SQFT
3151 Donna Dr #Lot #1
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision