Best Retirement Cities in Orange County

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Choosing the Right City to Retire In

As you approach retirement years there are many factors to keep in mind, housing being one of them. There are many benefits to purchasing your retirement home sooner rather than later. Tax benefits like Prop 60/90 allow you to maximize your retirement. But there’s also something to be said about the mental benefits of spending your retirement in a place you love. Orange County has so many options for retirees, you just have to know where to look. Here are some of the best retirement cities in Orange County.

3 of the Best Retirement Cities in Orange County

Dana Point

As far as coastal cities go, Dana Point is a great option for retirement. And if you’re a boat owner or lover of the outdoors, Dana Point would be the perfect place to retire. This small coastal city has charm, things to do and is a beautiful place to spend your retirement years. With plenty of outdoor activities to keep anyone active during retirement, spend your days walking along the beach and exploring the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area. There are tons of tide pools and coastal bluffs that make Dana Point a thing of beauty. But there are also great coffee shops and local restaurants to enjoy. All in all, Dana Point is a great city to choose for retirement.

Laguna Beach

Founded in the 1920s, Laguna Beach has always been a hub for creativity and artistic expression. If that sounds like you, Laguna Beach might be the perfect city for you to retire to. Laguna Beach has tons of boutique art galleries and small businesses. Unlike other Orange County cities, it’s very easy to navigate via bus or car and even has some of the best medical facilities in the area. Mission Hospital and the Hoag Medical Group are both located close by, so staying on top of your health care needs as you age is easier than ever. If you want to stay active while embracing kitschy beach town living for your retirement, then Laguna Beach is the place for you.

Aliso Viejo

If you’re looking for a change of pace and living right by the water isn’t necessarily a requirement for you, Aliso Viejo is a great place to consider retiring. This small city is packed with retirees and parks. In fact, there are 21 parks in Aliso Viejo, perfect for the active retiree. This city was also named a ‘walkable community’ in 2007, meaning that it has made great strides for things to be safe for people that are traversing the city by foot or other transport besides a car. And a fifteen-minute drive is all that separates you from the ocean. If you’re looking for a place to settle down where you don’t have to deal with beach town traffic, Aliso Viejo is a perfect place for you.

Find a Place in Orange County to Spend Your Retirement

When you retire, you should love where you live. Orange County has so many great options for retirees. I’ve spent more than 18 years serving retirees throughout Orange County. I can help you find the right place to settle down and spend your retirement just like I have for countless other clients. Contact me today to find the home you’re going to retire in.

Kathy Burns

Kathy Burns

Realtor®, CIPS, RSPS, SFR
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage