Which City in California Would You Retire to?

  • Which City in California Would You Retire to?

    Posted by Mark Goldstein on July 25, 2023 at 8:12 PM

    Where in California would you retire to and why? The city must have excellent healthcare/hospitals, a good doctor/patient ratio, and preferably public transportation.

    Jim White replied 7 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Peter Quain

    Member
    July 25, 2023 at 8:43 PM

    I plan on moving to Palm Springs in a couple of years. There is public transportation but having a car is much prefered. I’ve visited Palm Springs a few times now and recently spent a month there to try it out. Mostly I am moving there for the gay community. There are many gay owned/friendly businesses there and many events. I already have friends there and I’ve met some very nice people there as well. Good restaurants, easy to get around, no parking meters, lots of things to do. LA and San Diego are only about a 2 hour drive. I found a very affordable condo there in 2019 and have tenants there now until I’m ready to move.

    • Mark Goldstein

      Organizer
      July 26, 2023 at 7:46 PM

      Retirement plans change, I just may stay here in Phoenix and travel. Time will tell. 🙂

  • Dave pederson

    Member
    July 26, 2023 at 7:56 PM

    If I were to retire in California, Palm Springs would probably be my first choice. I love the location, the climate, the sense of community, and the small town flavor.

    • Mark Goldstein

      Organizer
      July 26, 2023 at 7:58 PM

      I hear you, Dave! The only downside….”It’s A Dry Heat!” LOL!

  • Jim White

    Member
    July 27, 2023 at 10:26 AM

    I’m there. Los Angeles. I’ve lived here my whole life – 75 years. Own my home in Silver Lake (which I’ve lived in for 40 years and is now worth a fortune – I could never afford to buy here now) and a condo in Puerto Vallarta, where I’m back and forth several times a year – mostly in the winter. I love L.A. (note: I always type “L.A.” because “LA” is Louisiana – I’ve had problems with that before). Other than May Gray and June Gloom, the weather is perfect, but even those overcast days are not bad, although it can get pretty toasty in September & October – but “it’s a dry heat.” It’s 20 minutes on the freeway to the beach (you have to time it right – I know people say it takes an hour to get anywhere in L.A. My response is: not if you know what you’re doing). It’s 7 minutes to DTLA for theater, museums, some great dining and some fun bars. And there are 100 other neighborhoods with more of the same within 10 or 30 minutes. What’s not to love?

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