Retiring to California’s Central Coast
Article by Scott Norton.
Anyone familiar with California knows that there are a variety of “Californias” depending on which part of the state is the topic of discussion. For active adults trying to decide their California dream retirement, it’s enough to drive one crackers. Do you choose the dramatic rocky coasts of Northern California, or the sandy beaches of Southern California? Do you want the cool, foggy mornings of Napa, or the warmth of the desert outside San Diego? And what if you just don’t feel like choosing?
What if you want it all?
Active adults seeking a retirement “sampler platter” of California’s many charms should consider California’s Central Coast. Located in the heart of California’s world-renowned wine country about an hour north of Santa Barbara, the Central Coast characterized by amazing beaches, beautiful scenery, and charming towns such as Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo. Residents of the Central Coast enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a mild climate with an estimated 350 days per year of approximately 70-degree temperatures.
Imagine your retirement in the vitality of a thriving coastal community surrounded by the dramatic backdrop provided by vineyards, beaches and hot springs. Imagine being located merely an hour away from exploring the Santa Ynez wine country, or Shopping & Dining in Santa Barbara. Both San Francisco and Los Angeles are within a few hours drive and local attractions include Hearst Castle and the Dunes at Pismo Beach. Several of the Historic California Missions are within easy driving distance, as is the Los Padres National Forest, the Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve, and Montana De Oro State park. Imagine from October to February of every year strolling among the thousands and thousands of Monarch butterflies in the Eucalyptus grove at Pismo Beach.
If having this kind of easy access to the entirety of California sounds like your dream retirement, then take a look at Trilogy Central Coast. It’s a master-planned retirement community located off the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) about 15 minutes from Pismo Beach.
Featuring contemporary design, green building practices, and a community plan that focuses on wellness and community, Trilogy Central Coast is just the place to enjoy the coastal view while sipping a delicious local wine.
Amenities include The Monarch Club, 2009 Gold Nugget Grand Award Winner for architecture, and an ideal place to host a wedding, special event, or corporate meeting.
Nestled among eucalyptus trees, the Monarch Club provides views of the lush, green rolling hills of the Monarch Dunes Golf Course – a breathtaking backdrop for any event.
Other amenities enjoyed by residents and guests at Trilogy Central Coast include Adelina’s Bistro, Sandalwood Spa, the Avila Room, the Sculpture Garden, the Art Studio, and executive meeting rooms such as the Wine Library and the Captain’s Room.