So, will Ramona be a good place to retire? I'm looking forward to it.
As Sharon stated Ramona does indeed heat up in the summer and it tends to get pretty chilly in the winter. But if you like that type of climate and you're comfortable in a pretty laid back and quiet lifestye and can see yourself living out your life like that Ramona is a great place to do it.
But if you like a little more action and diversity there are many other wonderful places in beautiful San Diego County you may want to consider. North Escondido, Fallbrook, Bonsall, North East Vista and San Marcos just to mention a few.
All these cities have areas both within their respective city limits and in their County sphere of influence that are qute semi rural to rural but they are a little closer to the mainstream which is particularly important to aging seniors.
I've lived in the Buena Creek area of vista as an example for 30 years and I have to say that it is one of the most beautiful areas in the World let alone San Diego. My wife, Janis and I have done a considerable amount of globetrotting to some very exotic places and everytime we come back to our home it's like taking another vactation to a very beautiful place.
The one thing that Vista has that not too many places in the rest of the county have is a" mini or micro climate" that we proudly call our "Banana Belt" . Check out this link: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?cavist+sca
Our home is situated on a flat one acre hilltop about 850 feet above sea level and has a dramatic panaramic ocean view with beautifil San Clemente and Catalina Island Sunsets. Our little neighborhood is only 6 air miles away from the coast and about 11 miles drive by car.
Presently there are several homes in our very intimate and close knit 1 acre minimum community on the market. The good news is that with the hit this neighborhood took since 2007 there are some real affordable values: http://www.zillow.com/local-info/CA-92084-home-value/r_96634/.
Just wanted you offer you up some other offers in case you weren't that previed to all the wonderful choices available in beautiful North San Diego County.
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That is a very subjective question and more a matter of preference. What do you plan to do in retirement? (Hobbies, Travel etc...) What climate do you prefer? How much land/home do you want to maintain, what is your budget? How far is your commute from family? Is proximity to a Hospital important to you? Does Ramona meet your needs? Have you lived there before or visited? Do you have friends there? Do you have pets? Do you plan on staying there a long time? Ramona is awesome for some, and not so much for others. All things to consider.
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
SImply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.