Retirees get to experience the beauty of all four seasons in the city of Sacramento, without battling extreme temperatures in any month of the year. Winter temperatures dip into the high 30’s and summer temperatures top out in the high 80’s or low 90’s. Sacramento offers plenty of sightseeing for historical buffs and some of them are free. With old time boardwalks, museums, and tours, Sacramento delights residents and visitors at every corner.
Take in some of the Sacramento history and culture at Old Sacramento in the national historic landmark section of town. Pick your mode of transportation from bicycling, to a railroad excursion, or a riverboat ride. Old Sacramento is a place where you can slow down the pace with a horse drawn carriage ride or consume an exquisite meal at a restaurant overlooking the river. The California State Railroad Museum, Capitol Park, and Sutter’s Fort are within walking distance. Take the grandkids along and visit the animals at the Sacramento Zoo or play all day at Fairytale Town.
What makes a place attractive for retirees? According to Movoto, seniors want a good selection of doctors, a reasonable cost of living, a median home price, and a low crime rate. They also want to live in an area where there are plenty of other seniors and lots of recreational opportunities nearby. Here are the top ten recommendations by Movoto:
Winters-charming, small town feel with a low crime rate.
Walnut Grove-a golfer’s paradise with more seniors and senior amenities than any other neighborhood.
Citrus Heights-casino lovers will be happy to live near the Lucky Derby Casino and restaurant aficionados won’t get tired of visiting nearly 200 restaurants. Seniors will have plenty of money for fun where the cost of living and housing are low.
Roseville-plenty of doctors, theater, a golf course, and over 400 restaurants—Roseville has plenty to keep seniors busy.
Arden-Arcade-there’s no lack of seniors for companionship in this community with golf courses, recreation centers, restaurants, and numerous volunteering opportunities.
Gold River-ethnic restaurants abound in this senior-rich community with many doctors in the area.
Woodland-a low cost of living and low cost housing make Woodland a great place to retire. When you add the Yolo County Fair and Heidrick Ag History Center, there’s little reason to roam outside the community.
Galt-seniors looking for a low-cost community with a low crime rate will love living in Galt.
Carmichael-this community has a multitude of doctors so the large population of seniors can take care of their health and wellness.
Loomis-retire in style in the prestigious neighborhood of Loomis where you can visit wineries, dine in style, or enjoy fine cuisine at a local restaurant.
Sacramento Magazine notes that the Fabulous Forties is a great place for seniors in their sixties and seventies to live. If money is no object, this east side neighborhood caters to the ladies and gents who prefer to live in an architecturally rich suburb. It has an elegance and charm that Ronald Reagan loved when he lived there as Governor.
The magazine also recommends the downtown/midtown area for empty nesters where living is easy and you can walk just about everywhere.
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