Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sacramento California Retirement


The Capital of California is located in California's "Gold Country" travel region in the inland central and somewhat northern portion of the state. Home to some of the state's richest history and most important Government agencies, Sacramento blends an extensive Government presence with historic and new neighborhoods. Old Town Sacramento offers tourists and local folks as well a step back into historic times. This area of several square blocks offers shopping, some excellent dining, and one of the best RailRoad museums in the country.

Retirement Communities and Retirement Services in Sacramento:

Pioneer House-Retirement www.pioneerhouseretirement.org (916) 442-4906
Rivers Edge Retirement Community (916) 447-4444
Campus Commons Retirement (916) 929-3966
Ivy Ridge Retirement Home www.ivyridgehome.com (916) 451-1212
Rivers Edge Retirement Community www.hfprop.com (916) 921-5131
Golden Pond Retirement Community www.crmscommunities.com (916) 369-8967
Carlton Plaza Active & Assisted Living (916) 971-4800
Eskaton Monroe Lodge www.eskaton.org (916) 441-1015
California Association of Homes & Services -Aging www.aging.org (916) 392-5111

Population: Sacramento is home to 454,000 people

Climate: Moderate winters, hot and dry summers.

Cost of Living: Moderate

Housing Costs: Moderate. Median home price is $304,000. Zillow has the details.

Taxes: California taxes are high taxes compared to other states.
California Tax details are here: http://www.ftb.ca.gov/

Colleges and Universities:

California State University Sacramento www.csus.edu (916) 278-6011
UC Davis Extension www.extension.ucdavis.edu (530) 757-8777
American River College www.arc.losrios.edu (916) 484-8011
Sacramento City College www.scc.losrios.edu (916) 558-2111
California State Universities www.ecs.csus.edu (916) 445-5983
Cosumnes River College www.crc.losrios.edu (916) 691-7344
Western Career College, Sacramento www.westerncollege.edu (888) 203-9947
High-Tech Institute - Sacramento www.hightechinstitute.edu

Transportation: Sacramento Regional Transit: www.sacrt.com

Health care:
Mercy General Hospital (916) 453-4545
Sutter Medical Center www.suttermedicalcenter.org (916) 454-2222
Sutter General Hospital www.suttermedicalcenter.org (916) 454-2222
Sutter Memorial Hospital www.suttermedicalcenter.org (916) 454-3333
Sacramento Center-Hematology www.sacramentocancer.com (916) 454-6700
Heritage Oaks Hospital www.psysolutions.com (916) 489-3336
Shriners Hospital www.shrinershq.org (916) 453-2000
Sutter Health www.sutterhealth.org (916) 733-8800
UC Davis Health System www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu (916) 734-3797
UC Davis Health System: Cardiology www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu (916) 734-3456

Travel and tourism:
http://www.sacramentocvb.org Sacramento Visitor and Convention Bureau
Sacramento Discover Gold tourism site.

Gulf Shores, Alabama Retirement

In Gulf Shores, our pleasant climate, natural beauty and Southern hospitality unite to form what visitors and residents fondly call “Pleasure Island”. We strive to maintain our family atmosphere and hometown flavor.

Retirement Community:
Liveoak Village Planned Urban Development and Wellness Center
... Now you can enjoy your early morning walks even more knowing you have purchased your new home in one of Alabama’s Premier Active 55+ Gated Communities. At Liveoak Village you’ll find more than just comfort and peace of mind. ...www.liveoakvillage.com/

Population: 5,039 (2006)

Sales Tax/General Use Tax
Tax on the purchase of general merchandise is as follows:
State of Alabama: 4%
Baldwin County: 2%
Gulf Shores: 3%
Total: 9%

1613 N. McKenzie St., Foley 251-949-3400
Other hospitals are located in Mobile, Pensacola, Fairhope and Bay Minette. All are within one hour of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are flanked by historic Fort Morgan to the west, Florida to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The Intracoastal Waterway separates the island from the mainland and accommodates water traffic and trade from across the country. The
area is easily accessible from both Interstates 65 and 10. Four-lane Alabama Hwy. 59 brings travelers directly into Gulf Shores. Located
conveniently between Mobile, Alabama (50 miles to the northwest) and Pensacola, Florida (35 miles to the east), Gulf Shores and Orange
Beach are less than a day’s drive from major Southeastern cities

Retiring To Mobile, Alabama

More than a quarter of a million people live in the metropolitan area that covers 128 square miles. And though Mobile offers the amenities and infrastructure of a major metropolitan area, it has retained its sense of community and friendliness. The rest of the world is taking notice: Mobile has been honored with an All-America City designation by the National Civic League. A recent survey ranked the city as one of the top five most "polite" cities in the nation, and Mobile consistently ranks high in Money Magazine's "300 Best Places to Live" issue

Population: Mobile is the third most populous city in the state of Alabama and is the county seat of Mobile County. The population within the city limits was 198,915 as of the 2000 census

Mobile has a number of colleges and universities.
Bishop State Community College
Capps College
Faulkner University
Southeast College of Technology
Spring Hill College
University of Mobile
University of South Alabama
The University Of Alabama School Of Social Work - Distance Learning Program

Climate: Mobile's geographical location on the Gulf of Mexico provides a mild subtropical climate, with an average annual temperature of 67.5 °F (20 °C). Normal January through December temperatures range from 40 °F (4 °C) minimum and 91 °F (33 °C) maximum. Mobile has hot, humid summers and mild, rainy winters. A 2007 study by WeatherBill, Inc. determined that Mobile is the wettest city in the contiguous 48 states, with 67 inches of average annual rainfall

Health Care: Mobile serves the central Gulf Coast as a regional center for medicine. The city is served by over 850 physicians and 175 dentists. There are four major medical centers within the city limits: Mobile Infirmary Medical Center with 704 beds, Springhill Medical Center with 252 beds, Providence Hospital with 349 beds, and the University of South Alabama Medical Center with 346 beds and a level I trauma center. Additionally, the University of South Alabama also operates USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Transportation: Local airline passengers are served by the Mobile Regional Airport which directly connects to six major hub airports: Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, and Memphis. It is served by American Airlines, Continental Express, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlink and US Airways Express

Housing Cost: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $97,000 (it was $81,400 in 2000