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2022 Best Places to Retire in California

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  1. #1 Best Places to Retire in California.

    Del Monte Forest

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Ok, this is actually Pebble Beach, and I've lived here for 24 years. Pluses are the best golf in the world, super low density living in a forest with Pacific Ocean views, proximity to Carmel,...Another plus is that if you are very rich, you can buy an amazing home here...if you are not so fortunate it is a great place to visit, take the 17 Mile Drive, play Poppy Hills golf course, visit the...About 92% of families here do not have kids, so expect a very tranquil experience with an older crowd. Monterey Airport can get you almost anywhere, or you can drive up to San Jose and then anywhere...Come visit!.

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 4,105,

  2. #18 Best Places to Retire in California.

    Cerritos

    Suburb of Los Angeles, CA,

    220 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says From starting off in my Montessori School at 5 years old in the Cerritos/Artesia area where I was able to make childhood memories & receive an amazing education, to now attending Whitney High School...One of the key memories I have from growing up in the welcoming city of Cerritos is waking up in the morning and going to Island Pacific (a Filipino grocery store) with my Papang and picking out...So, with the diverse community & the unique sites that surround us, the city of Cerritos has given me and many others a true home..

    Read 220 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 50,143,

  3. #25 Best Places to Retire in California.

    Walnut Creek

    Town in California,

    193 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The downtown is amazing! There are countless stores to choose from, and each and every single one of the stores are all super-duper trendy and glamorous. I really appreciate having the privilege of....

    Read 193 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 69,567,