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

$489,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,118
SQFT
1409 Darwin
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
Price Change - 2 hours ago
$335,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
1004 Plover Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$360,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
902
SQFT
4795 Calle Las Positas
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$719,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,754
SQFT
5071 Dassia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$510,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
3526 Ponderosa Dr
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$514,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,328
SQFT
3009 Linda Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$989,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,364
SQFT
1200 Harbor Dr N #10C
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$319,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,046
SQFT
3538 Pear Blossom Cir
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$529,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,563
SQFT
4685 Rose Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$799,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,280
SQFT
400 N Pacific Street #203
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$460,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,187
SQFT
5229 Champlain St
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$534,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,420
SQFT
3744 Via Baldona
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
873
SQFT
1547 Rolling Hills Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$335,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,466
SQFT
1427 Puritan Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$365,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,016
SQFT
1430 Puritan Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$539,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,258
SQFT
5372 Gooseberry Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$519,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,515
SQFT
4766 Elm Tree
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$459,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,236
SQFT
720 Flora Dr
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$674,888
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
999 N Pacific St. #A116
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,006
SQFT
400 N The Strand #30
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
New Listing - yesterday
$899,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,372
SQFT
510 N Pacific St #1
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$374,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
3576 Santa Maria St
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$300,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,110
SQFT
4248 Tiberon Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
New Listing - yesterday
$149,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,060
SQFT
238 Bluebird Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$350,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
4473 Ibis Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$369,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
4479 Albatross Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$449,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
213 S Pacific #D
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$360,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
873
SQFT
4735 Rim Rock
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$272,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
200 N El Camino Real #178
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$389,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,164
SQFT
506 Canyon Dr. #6
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$305,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,349
SQFT
3760 Vista Campana S #2
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$279,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,738
SQFT
200 N. El Camino Real #262
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$520,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
3160 Camino Crest Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$510,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
4589 Calle Del Palo
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$589,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,592
SQFT
4952 Lerkas Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$519,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,284
SQFT
1308 Higgins
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$342,500
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,568
SQFT
5143 Weymouth Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$299,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
5049 Los Morros Way #94
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$330,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,150
SQFT
369 Los Arbolitos
Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$606,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,850
SQFT
4882 Marathon Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$539,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,444
SQFT
4732 Agora Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$610,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,031
SQFT
4681 Marblehead Bay Dr
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$578,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,603
SQFT
4179 Terry
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$589,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,850
SQFT
868 Panella Court
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$348,990
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
834
SQFT
1559 Peacock Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$159,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
208 Mockingbird Ln #T
Oceanside, CA 92057
San Luis Rey Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$155,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
220 Kristy Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$179,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
590
SQFT
900 N Cleveland St #6
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$335,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,210
SQFT
4215 Vista Del Rio Way #4
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$2,895,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,806
SQFT
923 S Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
New Listing - 17 hours online
$239,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
14 Oriole Lane
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
New Listing - 17 hours online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
288
SQFT
704 N The Strand #8
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,444
SQFT
4048 Aeolia Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
New Listing - 17 hours online
$460,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,180
SQFT
4936 Concho Place
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
New Listing - 17 hours online
$218,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
181 Horizon Ln #181
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,650
SQFT
118 Frontier Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,284
SQFT
4413 White Pine Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$486,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,501
SQFT
333 Edgehill Ln.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$617,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,155
SQFT
1605 Grandview St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$660,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
4707 Zamora Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
 

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

$755,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,084
SQFT
1059 Chestnut Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$485,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,075
SQFT
2251 Altisma Way #101
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$379,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,022
SQFT
3463 Caminito Sierra #101
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$859,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,470
SQFT
1730 Cereus Court
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,179,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
3605 Harding
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$440,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,796
SQFT
2289 Lindsay Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$889,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
4382 Shasta Place
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$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
New Listing - yesterday
$620,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,121
SQFT
6748 Paseo Del Vista
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$249,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
7103 Santa Barbara #101
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$645,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
6922 Pear Tree Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$3,149,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2924 Highland #Plus 3 vacant lots
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,329,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,700
SQFT
7034 Almaden
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,037
SQFT
2980 Avenida Ciruela
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Open House 01/27 at 1PM
$425,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,445
SQFT
6550 Ponto Drive. #116
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$429,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,112
SQFT
2854 Andover
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$579,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
791
SQFT
2005 Costa Del Mar Road #639
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$320,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,493
SQFT
7328 San Bartolo St. #221
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$205,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
7222 San Lucas #187
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$2,695,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,533
SQFT
2323 Ocean St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$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
New Listing - 17 hours online
$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
New Listing - 17 hours online
$2,310,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,966
SQFT
2359 Ocean St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$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
New Listing - 17 hours online
$475,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
791
SQFT
2003 Costa Del Mar #669
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$980,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,514
SQFT
4032 Garfield
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$1,685,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,474
SQFT
3108 Afton Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$2,780,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,630
SQFT
165 Pine Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$419,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,225
SQFT
2308 Altisma Way #218
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$229,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
7217 San Luis #173
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$1,237,120
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,961
SQFT
4730 Chase Court
Carlsbad, CA 92010
 
New Listing - 16 hours online
$749,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,210
SQFT
4807 Flying Cloud Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$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
New Listing - 6 hours online
$599,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,369
SQFT
2548 Luciernaga Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$679,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
948
SQFT
812 Skysail Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$529,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
935
SQFT
1064 Laguna Drive #19
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$3,000,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
159 Tamarack
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$149,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,020
SQFT
6550 Ponto Drive #52
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$310,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
690
SQFT
2380 Hosp Way #240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,425
SQFT
3138 Del Rey Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Price Change - 5 days ago
$750,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,278
SQFT
4747 Marina Dr #4
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,346
SQFT
3544 Celinda Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$279,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,638
SQFT
7222 San Benito #348
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$820,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,322
SQFT
4825 Vigilant Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,483
SQFT
3828 Highland Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$699,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,258
SQFT
4519 Cove Drive #5
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$579,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,008
SQFT
916 Caminito Estrada #C
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$159,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,120
SQFT
6550 Ponto Dr #SPC 104
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$199,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
6550 Ponto Drive #143
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$929,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
7108 Mimosa Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Price Change - 5 days ago
$987,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,392
SQFT
1068 Goldeneye View
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,456
SQFT
6514 Oceanview Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$439,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
791
SQFT
2003 Costa Del Mar #679
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$1,290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
3291 Highland Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$299,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
7316 San Benito #363
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
$1,345,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,133
SQFT
2041 Caracol Court
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
$899,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,776
SQFT
331 Olive Ave #202
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,760
SQFT
3776 Highland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
2415 Tuttle St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,488,000
Condo For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,163
SQFT
3357 Madison Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
 

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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 - yesterday
$1,649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,533
SQFT
335 W I Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,625
SQFT
1002 Alexandra Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
New Listing - a week online
$1,450,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,614
SQFT
1444 Ivyglen Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$569,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
925
SQFT
155 Rosebay #49
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,159
SQFT
1435 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
New Listing - yesterday
$1,249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,020
SQFT
1675 Noma Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,241,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,694
SQFT
1303 Hermes Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$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 - yesterday
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
316 Firtree Ct
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$399,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
155 W Jason St #13
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$1,549,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,374
SQFT
1010 Arden Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$1,100,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
959
SQFT
940 Sealane Drive #2
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$465,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
884
SQFT
277 Fairlee Ln
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$339,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
600
SQFT
123 Jasper Steet #37
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$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
New Listing - 16 hours online
$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
$729,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
248 Fraxinella
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$300,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
520
SQFT
123 Jasper St #11
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$349,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
650
SQFT
1650 S El Camino Real #205
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$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
$739,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
248 Fraxinella
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,999,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,687
SQFT
571 Nobel Court
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$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
$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
Open House 01/19 at 10AM
$190,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
514
SQFT
170 Diana St #22
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$3,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,700
SQFT
858 Hymettus Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$1,399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,392
SQFT
651 Cornish Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$727,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
827
SQFT
724 Snapdragon Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$525,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
1714 Pleasantdale
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$139,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
495
SQFT
699 N Vulcan Ave #77
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$104,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,344
SQFT
350 N El Camino Real #12
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$399,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
123 W Jasper #36
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
$489,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
170 W Diana St #5
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
$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
$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
$421,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
906
SQFT
1710 S El Camino Real #107
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$565,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
1849 Pleasantdale Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$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

Cardiff by the Sea, California

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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

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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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.

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

$639,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,640
SQFT
1204 Via San Jacinto
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,022
SQFT
1429 La Loma Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,548
SQFT
1067 San Pablo Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$605,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
1534 Camino Linda Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$719,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,675
SQFT
1442 La Linda Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$130,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
660
SQFT
1508 Circa Del Lago B206 #B 206
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,552
SQFT
1267 Via San Jacinto
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$525,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,076
SQFT
1682 Via Caminar
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$119,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
660
SQFT
1682 Circa Del Lago #A112
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$2,243,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,845
SQFT
1725 La Plaza
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,508
SQFT
1496 La Linda Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$325,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
952
SQFT
1631 Sonata Lane
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$369,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,224
SQFT
1006 San Marino Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$818,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,705
SQFT
1450 La Plaza Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$547,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,369
SQFT
8847 Golden Ridge Rd
Lakeside, CA 92040
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,963
SQFT
1903 San Pablo Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$776,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,520
SQFT
1946 San Pablo Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,305
SQFT
1169 Los Corderos
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision
$799,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,804
SQFT
1902 San Pablo Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Lake San Marcos Subdivision