Retiring? Think about Rio Vista.
Article by Scott Norton.
One of the major drawbacks cited by active adults looking to retire in the San Francisco Bay Area is the cost. Many people have opted for “second choice” retirement locations because they believe they simply can’t afford to retire in the Bay Area. However, if you haven’t yet opted out of your Bay Area retirement dreams, there’s a well-kept secret you should probably know about – it’s called Rio Vista, CA.
Located about an hour northeast of San Francisco, Rio Vista sits right on the Sacramento River Delta. According to various guide-books and web sites, Rio Vista is often described as a quaint, friendly, charming place that offers warm hospitality and a genuine small town feel. The waterway system makes for nice scenery and encourages water sports. The annual Bass Festival is a 3-day event in October that draws flocks of fishermen. Locke, the oldest surviving California town founded by Chinese immigrants, and the Dutra Dredging Museum are also nearby attractions. There are local restaurants to explore, there’s boating, fishing, hiking, golf, tennis and most of Northern California is relatively accessible from Rio Vista.
Napa, home of world famous California Wines is to the north. Right across the river, in Sacramento County is a lesser-known yet robust wine country. Family run wineries with names like Dancing Coyote, Six Hands, and Tierra del Rio Vineyards produce an eclectic mix of quality California Wines. Check out their web sites for tasting room locations and hours of operation.
Finally, what could seal the deal in making your Bay Area retirement dream a reality is Trilogy at Rio Vista. Trilogy is a planned retirement community that features an excellent golf course and one of the most beautiful restaurants in Rio Vista, The Nines.
Trilogy essentially offers beautiful gated, resort style living that is affordable and simply not available in San Francisco – yet is as close to the city as any of the “commuter towns” around the bay. If you really want to retire in the Bay Area, you should check out Trilogy at Rio Vista.