San Diego is for seniors

Many people, when getting close to retiring or post-retirement, decide that it’s time to relocate.  Whether it’s for the chance to experience new and exciting adventures or to finally get a change of scenery, many seniors find that living in Southern California has it all, especially San Diego.

What makes moving to San Diego so desirable for senior citizens? The San Diego area is home to a variety of cultural and outdoor activities. There are over 90 golf courses in and around San Diego as well 300 plus museums. Balboa Park is home to several theaters, museums, restaurants, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. San Diego offers hikers some of the best trails, and the area’s beautiful beaches are perfect for taking those sunrise or sunset walks.

San Diego is also home to professional as well as college sporting events. And the local colleges and universities provide continuing educational opportunities for seniors in pursuit of lifelong learning. 

What is the temperature outside?

However, if you were to ask a group of seniors why they chose to retire in San Diego, the answer would most likely be “because of the San Diego weather.”  San Diego has a warm, year-round climate with an average temperature of about 70 degrees. 

Snow is a rare event in San Diego, and the area experiences an annual average of a little over 10 inches of rain. If you have lived a large part of your life in an area with cold winters, hot summers, or both, you are probably ready to move to an area with comfortable weather, lots of sun, and for the opportunity to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.

Housing and community

When it comes to housing for seniors in San Diego, there are many active adult communities in North San Diego County that offer residents a wide variety of amenities including pools, spas, clubhouses, golf courses, and fitness centers.  Many of these communities consist of distinct neighborhoods which provide seniors with different living options.

The San Diego area also has a large selection of assisted living facilities as well as combination retirement communities that offer independent living apartments together with assisted living and skilled nursing.

As a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, San Diego offers plenty of options for transportation, walkable streets, safe housing, and a variety of age-appropriate community programs and activities for seniors. The City of San Diego’s Parks and Recreation Department provides many free services, programs, and events to seniors. There are nine senior centers in San Diego that offer educational programs, day trips, and programs for the city’s seniors. 

If you decide to relocate to San Diego or anywhere in California, give our family a call.  We are here to help you set up a living trust as part of a comprehensive estate plan and any other legal documents you need to put in place or have modified. The Law Office of David W. Foley, attorney for living trusts, specializes in living trusts, trust administration, and other estate planning services.