Solana Beach is another small seaside community of only 3.6 sq. miles and only 13,337 residents (est. as of 2014). Located just above Del Mar and south of Encinitas, it’s only a 30-minute drive from Downtown San Diego, easily accessible by I-5 and the Pacific Coast Highway 101.
Temperatures are nearly perfect, in-line with the rest of the area, averaging 62°F in the winter and 77°F in the summer.
The train station serves both the Amtrak and the Coaster rail lines, making Solana Beach and easy connecting point for the rest of Southern California.
12 hospitals are within 15 miles of Solana Beach, including Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas only 4 miles away and the VA San Diego Hospital only 8 miles in distance.
An artsy town with many walkable streets, there are beautiful parks and plenty of stylish public works of art. Beach lovers and shopping enthusiasts alike will appreciate the eclectic shops, restaurants, scenery and 1.7 miles of coastline. Cedros Avenue “design district” includes 2 and half blocks of over 85 boutiques. The area is famous for its creative clothing, home and garden, antiques and jewelry and more.
Solana Beach has a private and public (executive) golf course at Lomas Santa Fe and there are 25 total courses within 10 miles.
Now we’ll take a look at the various retirement housing options in Solana Beach.
Where to retire in Solana Beach, CA?