Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crescent City California Retirement

Crescent City lies on the Northern California Coast, about 20 miles south of the California - Oregon Border. Home to Redwood National Park and some of the finest coastal scenery in the USA, natural beauty is abundant in this region. Unfortunately the Crescent City economy is not so beautiful with a relatively weak job market with many low paying jobs, leading to some community challenges. The stretch of California Highway 101 passing through Crescent City gives a bad impression of the city, but also reflects the fact that this area is a far cry from the more luxurious standards of California Retirement areas like San Diego and San Francisco.

Retirement Communities: Couldn't find any! If you know of one please let us know.

Population: About 5000

Climate: Very rainy with mild to cool temperatures pretty much year-round.

Cost of Living: Moderate

Housing Costs: Moderate

Taxes: California generally has high taxes. Details:

Higher Education: College of the Redwoods

Transportation: Redwood Coast Transit provides dial a ride service throughout parts of the region.

Health care: Sutter Coast Hospital . Sutter Coast Hospital is a 59 bed acute care, community-based, not-for-profit hospital offers many forms of care at the Crescent City

Travel and tourism: Check out the Del Norte Chamber website for information about travel and tourism in this amazing region. The Redwoods and Coastal scenery are magnificent.

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