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Best Towns and Cities in Los Angeles California

When it’s time to consider retirement and you’re looking for places to live around the Los Angeles area, there are plenty of communities and small towns near Los Angeles, California. Living near a large metropolitan area in California, but residing in a small town, gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to developing a nice quality of life for you and your family to live in. You can choose the best neighborhoods to live in that give its residents a small town feel, while still enjoying that dynamic and vibrant city life, which is right around the corner.


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Some Small Towns in Los Angeles California

NGetting away from it all in retirement is a possibility even when you live in the sprawling metropolitan complex that is Los Angeles, California. You will find that with a little research, a map, and the desire to pluck a jewel from the debris of city life makes living in southern California an ideal option when searching for your retirement home.

City of Industry, CA

For a change of pace from the suburban sprawl of Southern California, The City of Industry is almost exclusively industrial. According to 2010 census figures, The City of Industry only had 219 citizens while the city plays host to over 2,500 companies that supply more than 80,000 jobs in the area. Regardless of its commercial flavor, however, the area offers close proximity to the finer things that Southern California has to offer.

Rolling Heights, CA

Situated in the Pales Verde Hills of Los Angeles, Rolling Heights is comprised of a single gated community that offers a ranch-style feel with large lots, no stoplights, and wide bridal paths along the city roads. As the 21st richest community in the United States, you will need to steward your retirement funds to live in Rolling Heights, but if you can manage it, you will be able to enjoy all that a large metro area has to offer, while being ensconced within the protective walls of this affluent gated community.

San Antonio Heights, CA

For those seeking a little distance from Los Angeles, the city of San Antonio Heights, California, located in nearby sprawling San Bernardino County offers the perfect opportunity to get away from it all while still maintaining close proximity to exciting night life, great restaurants, and state of the art medical facilities. Nestled at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, just north from the City of Upton, San Antonio Heights affords beautiful vistas and a small town feel.

Hidden Hills, CA

Hidden Hills, California is a gated community situated on the extreme west edge of the San Fernando Valley. An extremely affluent area, Hidden Hills is a jewel waiting to be discovered by newly retired couples hoping for a home that looks like in the movies. The city has a summer camp for the grandchildren, while community events are held throughout the year in this very wealthy community.

Oak Park, CA

Located in beautiful Ventura County, Oak Park, California is situated among the Simi Hills of Ventura County. Oak Park offers urban living with a small town feel that residents have come to love. When scouring for areas for a nice town for your retirement years, Oak Park should certainly be on the itinerary of any prospective buyer looking for a new home.

Val Verde, CA

With a 2010 population of just 2,468 people, Val Verde, California lies like a precious jewel in a small, isolated valley to the north of the San Fernando Valley. The chances are very good that if you were unaware of its existence that you would easily pass over this small little burg in its splendid isolation. Politically active, the small town's residents are seeking to block a cell-phone tower from being erected that would detract from the beauty of the area, and to date, they have been successful. Additionally, they hold an open political forum in which neighbors can glean information and contribute the policy debates that are of a concern to them.

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