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Easy Living San Diego for Golden Years' Retirement

Updated on May 27, 2016

San Diego Retirement Communities' Sea Fun

San Diego, California is where I go to visit family. It's a warm city with exotic small town feel. My cousins were born there and can't fathom life among the dreariness of Winter clouds and drizzle.

When I'm in town I enjoy the mix of old world and contemporary architecture in a warm and welcoming downtown. It's fun to stroll down along the gaslights and pick out a sidewalk restaurant for dinner.

Most people come for the weather. Sun, sun and more sunshine will welcome your mornings and bathe you in light throughout the days of your retirement.

The Weather Channel ranks San Diego as one of the Two Best Summer Climates in America! This city on the water is a stunning jewel for retirees who want an ocean view, as well as for those who wish the convenience and culture of a downtown high-rise.

Beach strolling, dining, culture, shopping and boating are yours for the choosing. You deserve to live in your San Diego setting of choice. Find your next home here.

Even San Diego Winter Vistas are Awesome

San Diego is a world class city with weather to match. The city boasts the "Old City" preserved section, the marvelous waterfront, downtown skyscrapers of commerce, great parks, and the the Naval Base San Diego - the reason why my uncle was in town to meet his future bride at a USO Dance back in the '40s, along with other military bases. San Diego boats the deepwater port and the West Coast's major submarine and ship building yards. A tour around the city will fill you with memories and ideas for your next itinerary.

Night Lights at Hotel on San Diego's Broadway

San Diego is Gorgeous - and this book proves it

A Photo Tour of San Diego (Photo Tour Books)
A Photo Tour of San Diego (Photo Tour Books)

From the beach to downtown, to the Parks and marinas - this is one special city - captured at the right moments to deliver exquisite photographs.


University of California San Diego Library

This fine example of Brutalist architecture is named for Dr. Seuss. He's hardly known for brutalism in his stories and rhymes, but that is the category of the building at UCSD named for him.

Brutalism, as a term in architecture, actually refers to the use of "raw concrete" - Le Corbusier's term poured into the board forms. This process leaves the tell-tale marks of the wooden boards, complete with wood veins, knots and bumps. British architects Alison and Peter Smithson were the first to attach this term to the style of building that employs the process, using both the negative marks of the forms and the masses of concrete to mark the building.

Among others, I attended CWU, and for a time lived across the lane from the Psychology Building, which resembles the Barco Law Building at the University of Pittsburg School of Law // Both of these buildings use the "raw concrete" method of implementation of the marks from the pouring board forms into the architecture. Myself, I would call this Futuristic!

Ultimate Beautiful San Diego Guides - the trip-planners angel

Jewel of the California Pacific Coast

San Diego: Jewel of the California Coast
San Diego: Jewel of the California Coast

This beautiful book provides a visual tour of San Diego's favorite attractions, including the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and Balboa Park's historic museums.

Filled with stunning photographs I wish I could capture, myself

Extreme Fishing Cap
Extreme Fishing Cap

Full back-of-neck protection with this large brimmed cap. Cool nylon with SPF 45 Coating. Cool crown mesh lining


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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      @CampingmanNW: Yes, I've seen Poway change over the last decade and more. Last trip it felt more like a generic suburb, with so many new homes looking just like they do all over the country, but they do have the weather, great streets, and kind folks.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      I lived in San Diego for many years (Poway) but moved on as the congestion and pricing was all too much to deal with. It is truly a marvelous weather location to live and the beaches are a wonder. Thanks for a nice look back

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      crstnblue 5 years ago

      Very nice, thoughtful lens. Thanks for sharing!

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      CoolFoto 9 years ago

      This will be a good fit with my San Diego, California, lens so lensroll and 5*.

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      bigjimj 9 years ago

      Thanks for bringing this aspect of San Diego to the Squidoo City Guide.