Where to Retire in California: We Can Help

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Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your Ideal Lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to help you get answers to the questions that are keeping you from Trilogy at the Polo Club sunsetmoving to your ideal destination.

So what is your ideal destination within California? Whether it’s Northern California, Southern California or points in between, we have the information you need to make the best decision on where to retire within the state. There are many great locales to choose from, and if you want to live in or near San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Palm Springs. We have you covered. If you are looking for retirement communities near the ocean or near the mountains, we have those as well. Small towns, large cities and areas in between, we have those covered and are ready to help you find the best place for you to retire in California.

While California is a state that has a high cost of living and the overall tax environment isn’t necessarily friendly, there are many variables that favor this state as a retirement hotspot. First and foremost is the climate. There are some areas that can get hot (the deserts) and there are some cold and wet spots in the north, but mostly the weather is excellent year round.

There are also a few tax benefits, as all retirement benefits are exempt from Social Security taxes as well as some disability payments.  Additionally, property taxes are capped to 1% of property value and those over 55 may also qualify for other property tax exceptions.

Within the state there are a wide variety of communities to choose from, such as:

Gated Communities
Golf Communities
Active Adult Communities
Mountain Communities
Lake Communities
Green Communities
Coastal Communities
Inland Communities
University Towns
Small Towns
Vacation Homes
Luxury Homes
Affordable Homes for Retirement

If you are looking to retire or relocate to any of the picturesque spots within the state, you’ll find the information you need from Ideal-Living. Our Digital Ideal-Living Magazine includes numerous articles such as the top travel destinations, tips on selling your home, and how to make the most of your retirement. Our free Retirement Guide, Ideal-Living Digital Magazine and e-Newsletter offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers.

Ideal-Living provides you the resources to not only compare California against other states, but also compare communities within California. And not just a few communities, including California and other states, there are over 200 communities available for comparison. All that California has to offer is at your fingertips.

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