While formerly known for young people, surfers, and college students, the population is gradually becoming older, more professional, and more affluent (thanks to rising property and rental costs).
Pacific Beach has 20 nearby hospitals within 12 miles. The Scripps La Jolla Hospital and the Scripps Green Hospital are only 3 miles away, and the VA San Diego Hospital is 5 miles away. The San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital is very close as well.
Known as “P.B.” by local residents, beaches stretch from the Mission Bay jetty to the cliffs of La Jolla. The ocean front boardwalk is a pedestrian walkway that runs approximately 3 miles along.
There are numerous local shops, bars, and restaurants along the boardwalk, usually crowded with pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and shoppers. Also adjacent to the boardwalk is the Crystal Pier, a public pier and hotel at the west end of Garnet Avenue.
In addition to the beaches and nearby Mission Bay Park, Pacific Beach includes Kate Sessions Park and the Pacific Beach Recreation Center.
There are also 20 public and private courses within10 miles of PB.
Now we’ll take a look at the various retirement housing options in Pacific Beach, CA.