Tuesday, March 4, 2008

San Diego Retirement

San Diego California, is it's own California travel region thanks to millions of annual tourists and a large number of travel attractions. This is one of the USA's most popular retirement areas for those who can afford one of California's most expensive areas in terms of real estate.

Retirement Communities (partial list):
St Paul's Retirement Homes www.stpaulseniors.org (619) 239-6900
GCWF Retirement Trust (619) 234-2855
Grossmont Gardens Retirement www.healthcaregrp.com (619) 463-0281
Coronado Royale Retirement Center www.seasonscoronado.com
Patrician Retirement Community (858) 455-9188
Regency Park Retirement (619) 464-6801
Wesley Palms Retirement Communities www.wesleypalms.org

Population: 1,257,000 is the population of San Diego, California

Moderate warm coastal weather. San Diego is considered to have some of the most desirable weather in the USA, with low rainfall, moderate temperatures year round, and sunshine almost every day.

Cost of Living: Moderate to High

Housing Costs: The Median home price in San Diego is $561,000
Zillow has more detail for home prices in the San Diego Area.

Taxes: California has income, property, and other taxes that are generally higher
than other states. California Tax details are here: www.ftb.ca.gov

Transportation: www.sdcommute.com

Universities and Colleges:
San Diego State University www.americanlanguage.org (619) 594-6561
Point Loma Nazarene University: General Information www.pointloma.edu (619) 849-2355
San Diego Mesa College www.sdmesa.sdccd.cc.ca.us (858) 627-2600
New School of Architecture www.newschoolarch.edu (619) 235-4100
University of California San Diego: Scripps Institution www.aquarium.ucsd.edu (858) 534-3474
Fashion Institute of Design www.fidm.edu (619) 235-2049
University of San Diego www.sandiego.edu (619) 260-4600
California Western School-Law www.cwsl.edu (619) 239-0391
University of California San Diego www.ucsd.edu

Health care and Hospitals in San Diego:
Sharp Memorial Hospital www.sharp.com (858) 939-3400
UC San Diego Medical Center: UCSD Medical www.health.ucsd.edu (619) 543-6222
Sharp Coronado Hospital www.sharp.com (619) 522-3600
UCSD Medical Center-Hillcrest www.health.ucsd.edu (619) 543-3697
San Diego Cardiac Center www.sdcardiac.com (858) 244-6800
Scripps Mercy Hospital www.scripps.org (619) 294-8111
Children's Specialists of San Diego www.chsd.org

Travel and tourism - San Diego Region:

wikitravel.org/en/San_Diego Wiki Travel has a nice list of attractions in the San Diego region which include these:
Balboa Park, a beautiful city park and the home of the San Diego Zoo
Old Town - site of the original San Diego. A state park now and home to great shopping, dining, and history.
Del Coronado - one of the world's most famous hotels.

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