Why North County is a Great Place to Retire


Could there be a better place to retire than North County San Diego? We certainly don’t think so! North County has everything a retiree could want, including an amazing climate, friendly communities, beautiful homes, and an array of amenities. Here’s just a sampling of what we think makes North County the perfect place to retire.

Temperate climate

First all, it probably doesn’t need to be said but we’ll say it anyway – North County San Diego has perfect weather. We’ve even been rated one of the top 10 weather places in the world. If you love sunshine and a temperate climate, this is the place for you. You don’t have to relocate to the Mediterranean to enjoy sunny days nearly every day of the year. Average summer temperatures hover around 80 degrees, while winter brings temperatures of 40 – 60 degrees. Humidity is low (which means no mosquitos) and the average annual rainfall is between 9 – 16 inches. Do you love to garden? If so, you’ll find something to keep you busy nearly every day of the year. The best part – you’ll never have to shovel snow!

Outdoor and cultural pursuits

Our perfect climate means that you can enjoy outdoor activities all year long. If you’re a golfer, you will be amazed at how many superb golf courses are in the area. There are more than 30 golf courses, learning centers, and country clubs to choose from. You’ll never have a problem working on your game. Those who love a day at the beach will be delighted with our 20+ accessible beaches. Why not learn a new sport like paddle boarding, or explore the tide pools with the grandkids? There are several wonderful live performance venues, such as the Oceanside Theatre Company, Moonlight Stage Productions, and Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Tour the fantastic array of vineyards and wineries that dot the gorgeous North County landscape. Get out and enjoy nature with dozens and dozens of hiking, biking and horse trails to choose from. And if all that wasn’t enough, foodies will never run out of new restaurants to try, as North County is a food lovers paradise.

Social activities

If you’re interested in making new friends as you get out and enjoy what the area has to offer, then you’ll love the abundance of Senior Centers in North County. Nearly every city in North County San Diego has its own Senior Center that offers a wide range of social activities for those 55 and older. Learn how to ballroom dance, test your skills in a poker tournament, or take classes in Tai Chi or yoga.

Learning opportunities

Another great reason to retire to North County is that there are so many opportunities to learn. Many of the area community colleges offer continuing education classes in a wide variety of disciplines, and some are even free. You can take classes in nearly everything from basic computer skills to college-level academic courses at places such as MiraCosta College and Cal State University San Marcos.

Local experts

If you’d like to learn more about buying a retirement home in North County San Diego, then contact the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team. Click here or call 760-758-1211 to speak with one of our expert agents. We’re always available to answer your questions and help you find a home that meets your expectations.

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