We’re talking about the next 20, 30 or 40 years of your life. And over 1.3 million residents already know what we’re talking about… with a little research, you’ll quickly see why countless retirees choose San Diego.
Deciding to Move to San Diego is Easier Than You Think!
San Diegans enjoy a rich and diverse lifestyle… they’re active, feel at home on the beach… and love to be outdoors.
Legendary San Diego Weather
With temperatures averaging 72° F, low humidity, very little rain and lots of sun. Wearing shorts and sandals all year round is no problem!
Diverse People Living Here
With a diverse and varied mix of backgrounds and nationalities among San Diegans, most are transplants from someplace else.
There’s a strong influence from the U.S. Military and the mix of over 20 universities and community colleges brings an influx of youth, culture and learning opportunities open to all ages.
The centerpiece of the local culture…you can’t talk about San Diego without mentioning beaches. With over 70 miles of beautiful and diverse beaches, the beach-life mentality is reflected by the laid-back attitudes of San Diegans.
But Much More Than Just Beaches & Sunshine
This paradise is sprouting with activities… especially for active adults with no plans to slow down in retirement.
The community is generally a happy, enthusiastic and healthy bunch of people who love running, cycling & biking activities.
Golf Digest named San Diego “one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world.” And Field & Stream Magazine ranked San Diego as #2 on its “America’s Best Fishing Cities” list.
An Ocean Playground
Surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba diving are huge, with activities like boat rentals & private charters… scheduled excursions… dinner cruises… whale watching… boating & sailing classes… sport fishing, kayaking and more.
A great way to reinvent yourself with over 20 universities and colleges. Keep up mental and physical health, and make social connections with diverse age groups, cultures and personalities.
Food culture is always evolving thanks to creative culinary minds, world famous chefs and literally thousands of restaurant choices, with limitless varieties of food.
“The craft beer capital of America”- San Diego also has a reputation for beer with more than 90 micro-breweries.
San Diego was also ranked #2 in the entire country for its coffee culture for 2017 by smartasset.com!
The region’s bio-diversity, elevation and diverse geography provides the perfect growing environment for wine, with over 100 wineries in the region.
Parks & Gardens
Diverse landscape and biodiversity across ocean habitats, marshes, deserts, mountains and canyons, including: Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Botanical Gardens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, Cabrillo National Historic Park, Mission Bay Aquatic Park.
San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Aquatica (SeaWorld’s water park), LEGOLAND California, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute, Living Coast Discovery Center
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Horse Racing and home to the 4th largest fair in the U.S. from mid-June through July 4th, Summer Concert Series, with wagering and off-track betting in the Las Vegas-style race book.
11 Las Vegas-style casinos with full service hotels and resorts…. just a 30 to 45-minute drive from downtown, in the East County and North Inland County regions. Not just gambling!… Enjoy delicious buffets, concerts and broadway plays.
The Best Hospitals and Medical Centers
As leader and innovator in healthcare with 25 hospitals and over 26,000 health and social assistance facilities, many San Diego hospitals are consistently ranked among the best in the nation.
Are these reasons attractive enough for you to retire in San Diego?
If not, then we can only hope that living close to your family who have already chosen to live here help solidify your decision to move to San Diego!
If you are ready to move, please be sure to contact us to get connected with a real estate agent to guide you on the best places to retire to in San Diego County.
Read our expert guide on where to retire in San Diego County
Whether you decide to retire in North County San Diego, Metro San Diego, East County, or South County, it’s your personal choice that counts!
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