California’s Best Towns

Most people stay put when they retire, or just move out to a small town within 100 miles of where they have lived.  If that is the case, then California is and will be a huge retirement state.

Amador County, the Monterey Peninsula, Nevada County, Orange County, Mariposa County, San Luis Obispos County, San Diego’s North County, Madera County, Palm Springs and Riverside County, Butte County – Paradise, Santa Barbara area, Sonama County – Santa Rosa, Tuolumne County, and San Bernardino County CA.  These areas are prime areas for folks to retire.

Please scroll down this page and give us your comment where you would like to retire to and why?  What are the best areas?   What are the up and coming areas that would be good for retirement living? 


Lake Hartwell GA

Just returned from a trip to Lake Hartwell Georgia.  Beautiful day on the lake.  Saw many lake homes and cabins along the shoreline as well as many undeveloped areas.  The couple we visited has had their lake front cabins for years.  They are retiring but do not plan to live their full time but just make more visits during the week from their home in Hamilton Mill near Atlanta.

The good part about being retired is that you can visit the lake during the week when it is much less crowded and the party makers have long gone.  So they are just going to “Retire” to the lake during the week.  They say they may entertain more at the lake house as they have more time to do so.  The 24 foot pontoon boat was a blast.

So I learned that a retirement home does not only have to be full time. They are enjoying theirs whenever they want to.

Places to retire to in Nevada

Lake Havasu City seems nice.  I visited there once when on vacation and thought is was pretty neat.   We visited the casinos, saw the London Bridge and went to an English pub right by the bridge and enjoyed a Pims cup.  But is was 122 degrees (no kidding) so you would have to like the warm weather.  The Colorado river was beautiful.  Does anyone know of an neighborhoods in the area suitable for retirement?

I heard some of the ghost towns in Nevada were now being reclaimed by Seniors? Anyone have any info on which towns these are.