Friday, February 29, 2008

San Juan Capistrano Retirement

San Juan Capistrano
Most famous for the return of the swallows and the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, this California city lies just off the coast in the Orange County Region of California along with Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Mission Viejo.

Retirement Communities:
Atria of San Juan - (949) 661-1220
Atria Del Obispo (949) 496-8802
Brighton Gardens of San Juan Capistrano (949) 248-8855
Aegis of Laguna Niguel (949) 496-8080

Population: 34,000 (year 2000)

Weather: Moderate Coastal California

Cost of Living: Moderate to High

Housing Costs: High

Taxes: California taxes are generally high compared to other states.California Tax details are here:


Health care:
Capistrano Surgicenter (949) 248-5757
Banfield the Pet Hospital: San Juan Capistrano (949) 234-1245
St. Joseph Health System Home Health at Mission Hospital (714) 712-9536

Travel and tourism: The

Retiring in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Home to the world-famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is both a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream. Visitors enjoy the top-rated RV resorts and condominiums with spectacular views and convenient locations. And, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lake Havasu is ideal for golf, tennis and desert tours.

Population: According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 56,355

Health Care: Havasu Regional Medical Center is here to serve you. (928) 855-8185.


Retiring in Bullhead , Arizona

Bullhead City is located in Arizona's west-central Mohave County, on the east bank of the Colorado River near the juncture of Arizona, California and Nevada. It is the sister city to the popular gaming community of Laughlin, Nevada.

Bullhead City serves as the economic hub and retail-shopping center for Western Mohave County and Southeastern Clark County, Nevada. More than 5 million people travel through Bullhead City annually. The year-round sunshine makes it perfect for families, retirees and vacationers - whether they are looking to escape the winter cold or want to enjoy the area's vast summer water recreation opportunities.

Weather: Bullhead City has a classic low desert climate with extremely low relative humidity and very high summer temperatures. On the average, it receives about 7 inches of precipitation a year. Stores, shops, restaurants, theaters and homes are air-conditioned much of the year.

Although most of the county is designated as desert, nearly 190 square miles is water, making water sports a favorite among residents and visitors alike. The average daily high temperature in November is 74 degrees. The average daily high temperature annually is a beautiful 88 degrees.

Things To See and Do: Water sports on the Colorado River and Lake Mohave, hiking, off-road vehicle sports, hunting, exploring ghost towns, rockhounding and prospecting are just a few of the recreational activities available in the neighboring desert around Bullhead City. Gambling in Laughlin, across the river, is also a major attraction of the area.

The Colorado River Recreation Area extends from Yuma, Arizona to Lake Powell, about 650 miles. It offers boating, fishing, hunting and other water sports. There is almost 95 miles of navigable water to use for your enjoyment between Blythe and Imperial Dam in Yuma.

Housing Costs: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $169,400 (it was $102,500 in 2000)

Population: As of the census of 2005, there were 39,101 people.

Retirement Communities: Silver Creek Leisure Living, 928-704-7000;Sunridge Village Retirement