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Three Senior-Friendly Inland Cities

Fallbrook Escondido Rancho Bernardo

and Two Great Rural Towns

Bonsall Valley Center

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 Affordable Suburban & Rural Ambiences in an Ideal Climate of
Moderate Temperatures, Low Humidity and Sunshine 3 of 4 Days, All-Year Long!

North San Diego County's Inland Towns and Cities; Fallbrook, Valley Center, Bonsall, Escondido and Rancho Bernardo are located 10 to 30 miles east of the Pacific Coast. They have a wonderful climate with warm summers, mild winters and approximately 3 of 4 days of sunshine throughout the year. Their average January daytime high temperatures are in the 60’s (°F) and nights are in the low 40's. August highs are generally in the high 80's except for Valley Center and parts of Escondido where they frequently creep into the high 90’s and above. Summer rainfall is sparse, helping to keep the afternoon relative humidity low (in the 35-55% range) and making even hot days feel fairly comfortable. Their terrains vary; some areas are hilly, providing many homes with beautiful views and providing irrigation water drainage for the huge number of avocado groves. Other areas are flat, or with low, rolling hills that make them ideal for small family gardens, orchards and equestrian activities.

These Towns and Cities are comfortable and enjoyable places for active retirees to live. Their Senior Centers, City Sponsored Activities and many Golf Courses offer a broad selection of local activities for retired folks and their convenient locations allow participation in hundreds of additional Things to Do in neighboring areas and in nearby San Diego. In addition to all of this, they have many fine, moderately-priced restaurants, a wide variety of shopping opportunities, a choice of excellent  Medical  Facilities and Crime Rates that are below US averages.

Fallbrook Scene     Discover Fallbrook     Avacado

Pala Mesa, Rancho Monserate Country Club,
Rainbow and De Luz

- A beautiful "Friendly Village" with tree-lined streets, small farms, equestrian estates and avocado & citrus groves -

Fallbrook Has Much to Offer Retirees-

Lying 18 to 24 miles from the coast, Fallbrook has a mild and, in some areas, ocean-influenced climate. Please see a MAP of its location.

Fallbrook is a small city, noted for its traditional village, tree lined-streets, excellent public parks, picturesque small farms and equestrian estates. Its surroundings are beautiful too, with many nurseries and hundreds of avocado groves.

Fallbrook is aptly named "The Avocado Capital of the World" and is the home of the huge annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival.

It offers a comfortable, convenient and enriched retirement lifestyle with a variety of local shops, nearby; large and small shopping centers, a nice selection of fine local restaurants (including the locally famous Nessy Burger), a live theater, an Art and Cultural Center and a fine Senior Center. All of this plus Crime Rates that are well below the national averages.

Fallbrook has the Pala Mesa Resort golf course and 15 additional golf courses  within a 15-mile radius.

The De Luz area, located north of Fallbrook Village, has beautiful hilly terrain that is mostly covered by avocado groves. The Rainbow area, located east of Fallbrook is a mostly undeveloped rural community.

Homes for Active Retirees-

Fallbrook offers active retirees a choice of life in the "Friendly Village" or in the countryside just outside of the village.

Its Senior Communities include two Age 55+ Mobile Home Parks, the rural  Rancho Monserate Country Club (manufactured home) golf community, and the fine  East Ridge Estates Active Adult Community. In addition, Fallbrook offers a huge selection of retirement-suited homes in All-age Communities.

Fallbrook Facts-1


% AGE 65+: 13%

AREA: 126 Sq. Miles.

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 242


VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 66%

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Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce 

Senior Center

Fallbrook Bonsall Village News

Wikipedia About Fallbrook

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VC History Museum                           VC Chamber of Commerce                           Roulette


- A Small Country Town, Located in a Peaceful Valley.

Has Gambling Casino Entertainment at Your Doorstep -

Valley Center Has Much to Offer Retirees-

Lying 20 to 25 miles inland from the coast, Valley Center is best described as "small farm and horse country." Please see a MAP (scroll down and zoom + or - if necessary) of Valley Center's location.

It has a small village with local businesses that supply most of life's daily needs and is approximately 25 minutes from major shopping centers and medical facilities.

It has both hilly and flat terrain with many small family farms and some avocado and citrus groves.

It is the home of Bates Nut Farm and the 3-day Memorial weekend Valley Center Western Days and Stampede Rodeo.

Four near-by Indian Gambling Casinos offer casino-style gambling as well as top-notch entertainment and excellent restaurants.

Homes for Active Retirees-

Valley Center's Senior Communities consist of two age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks. One is the beautiful, rural Skyline Ranch that provides a free 9-hole golf course for its residents. Other homes that may be suitable for retirees may be found are on small farms and in all-age neighborhoods. One excellent all-age community is the elegant Woods Valley gated community that is adjacent to the  Woods Valley Golf Course.

Valley Center Facts- 1


% AGE 65+: 12.9%

AREA: 27.4 sq. miles

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): 339

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 44.6%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 116%

Valley Center Related Links-

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Valley Center Chamber of Commerce

Valley Center Roadrunner

Valley Center History Museum

Wikipedia About Valley Center

Indian Gambling Casinos:

Pala Casino

Valley View Casino

Harrah's Resort Southern California

Casino Pauma

Miscellaneous Links:

Skyline Ranch Country Club (Senior Mobile Home Golf Community)

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Highway 76            Bonsall C of C            San Luis Rey Downs


- An Un-crowded, Rural Retirement Lifestyle with
the Conveniences of Nearby Major Shopping and Medical Centers -

Bonsall Has Much to Offer Retirees-

Lying 14-17 miles inland from the coast, Bonsall has a mild, somewhat ocean-influenced climate and a hilly terrain that provides many homes with great views. Please see a MAP of Bonsall's location (please scroll down and zoom + or - if necessary).

Bonsall is in peaceful, country environment that allows its residents to enjoy the splendor of its natural countryside. The town itself consists of two small shopping centers, several small residential neighborhoods and many beautiful ranches and farms.

The town's businesses include the AMC River Village Movie 6 theater, a Daniels Food Market, Village Pizza and a variety of other small businesses. They are supplemented by a Certified Farmers Market and "Open Air Fair" that offers fresh, locally grown produce and other items every Sunday on Old River Road. Major shopping centers and medical facilities can also be found less than 20 minutes away.

Bonsall is also a great place for horse lovers with many nearby Horse Boarding and Training Farms, the San Luis Rey Downs Horse Training Center and the huge (over 2000 acre) Ocean Breeze Ranch. This ranch provides lodging for more than 400 thoroughbred and quarter horses and has a heritage as being "one of the finest nurseries in California for raising race horse foals."

The nearby Tri-City and Palomar Health Medical Centers offer a choice of excellent medical care.

Homes for Active Retirees-

Although Bonsall has no Active Adult Communities, it does have a wide variety of homes that may be of interest to retirees. They are located on small farms, groves and equestrian estates, and in condominiums and detached single-family home neighborhoods. Many of Bonsall's homes have spectacular views of hills and valleys and some have views of the beautiful San Luis Rey Downs Horse Training Center.

Bonsall Facts- 1


% AGE 55+: No data

AREA: 13.6 Sq. Miles

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.): Approx. 293

CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): No Data

Bonsall Related Links-

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Bonsall Chamber of Commerce Website

Fallbrook Bonsall Village News

Wikipedia About Bonsall

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ESCONDIDO   Escondodo City Logo            Safari Park

Hidden Meadows Golf Village & Welk Resort, San Diego

- Large city amenities and conveniences
along with a choice of small-city or rural ambiences-


Escondido Has Much to Offer Retirees-

Lying 10.5 to 20 miles inland from the coast, this 129-year-old city serves both as an agricultural base and as an economic hub for the area.

This description of the city of Escondido also includes the San Diego Welk Golf Resort with its adjacent Age 55+ Champaign Village mobile home park and the near-by senior-friendly golf course community of Hidden Meadows. Please see a  MAP of Escondido's location.

The City offers a wonderful low-humidity climate with the sun shining nearly 3 out of every 4 days, and temperatures that average 53 degrees in the wintertime and 78 degrees in the summertime.

Money Magazine that often has different winners in its yearly Best Places to Retire contests, wisely voted Escondido as one of the top 6 Best Places to Retire in their 2007 contest.

A plethora of activities are available to keep you and your guests busy in Escondido (please click-on the "Additional Escondido Related Links" below too). In addition to its mild year-round climate; it has excellent shopping, a large selection of moderately priced restaurants, 7 golf courses, 2 lakes, 3 live performance theaters  plus the excellent California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the Regal Escondido Stadium 16 With ScreenX movie theater, a Children's Museum, the nearby wonderful San Diego Safari Animal Park, the San Pasqual Battlefield Museum, Heritage Walk at Grape Day Park, the Iceoplex Ice Skating Complex, and the Escondido Sports Center. It also has many local and nearby Wineries and a charming downtown section. As a side note, Escondido is reported to have some of the best antiquing in the area. For more information on things to do in and around Escondido, please check out the Uniquely Escondido and our  Things to Do webpages.

Escondido has an excellent Senior Center that offers many planned activities, classes and events and in addition, the city of Escondido sponsors many yearly events. These include- "Crusin' Grand " where streets are covered with pre-70's cars on summer Friday evenings, a Certified Farmer's Market each Tuesday and one or more yearly huge Street Faires.

The local Palomar Health Medical Center offers excellent medical care and  Palomar Community College offers classes at a local campus.

Homes for Active Retirees-

Escondido offers a large selection of comfortable, retirement-suited homes in a variety of All Age Communities that include condominiums, single-family attached and detached home communities, small and large gentlemen's farms and elegant luxury estates. Escondido's local Active Adult Communities include thirteen Age 55+ Mobile and Manufactured home parks. One of these is upscale Champaign Village, a guard-gated mobile home park that borders the Welk Resort. In addition, the excellent Oaks North (on a golf course) and Seven Oaks Active Adult Communities are located just a few miles south in Rancho Bernardo. Also, of interest to many retirees are the mostly-senior Hidden Meadows golf community.

Escondido Facts- 1


% AGE 55+: 10.5%

AREA: 37 Sq. Miles

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.):  4,050

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 78.6%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 93.5%

Additional Escondido Related Links-

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Escondido City Website

Visit Escondido

Uniquely Escondido Website

Welk Resort Website

Champagne Village (Mobile Home Park adjacent to Welk Resorts)

Escondido Performing Arts Center

Children's Museum

Escondido Sports Center

Grape Day Park and Heritage Walk

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historical Park

San Diego Safari Park

Iceoplex Ice Skating Complex

Lake Dixon

Lake Wohlford

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Wikipedia About Escondido

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RB Winery   RB Inn Golf


- An elegant, retiree-friendly community in San Diego; "America's Finest City."
This Master-Planned Community, located just inside San Diego's city limits has the amenities, attractions and distinctive ambiance of a near-perfect retirement destination -

 Rancho Bernardo Has Much to Offer Retirees-

Resting in the rolling foothills on the western end of San Diego County's pristine San Pasqual Valley, Rancho Bernardo lies approximately 10.5 to 15 miles inland from the coast giving it a mild and somewhat ocean-influenced climate. Its average summer highs are in the high 80’s (°F) and average winter lows are in the low 40's. The average annual rainfall is approximately 12 inches.

Its location is 25 miles north of downtown San Diego and a few miles south of Escondido. It borders Lake Hodges to the north, Rancho Santa Fe to the west and Poway to the east. Please see a MAP of Rancho Bernardo's location (Scroll down and zoom + or - if necessary).

This city, where the sun shines approximately 3 out of 4 days, is a very comfortable, convenient, fun and safe place to live. In addition to its mild, sunny climate, it has loads of convenient shopping, a large selection of fine  Restaurants, an abundance of Things to Do, high quality Medical Facilities, an excellent Ed Brown Center for Active Adults and one of the lowest Violent  Crime Rates in Southern California.

Homes for Active Retirees-

Of its nearly 18,000 homes, approximately 4,000 are located in Rancho Bernardo's two excellent Senior Communities:

Oaks North and Seven Oaks.

Rancho Bernardo Facts- 1


% AGE 55+: 23%

AREA: 10.2 Sq. Miles

POP. DENSITY (Persons/Sq. Mi.):  4,944

PROPERTY CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 31.6%

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (% of US Avg.): 17.8%

Additional Rancho Bernardo Related Links-

Rancho Bernardo Area Map

Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center

Rancho Bernardo Community Park

Ed Brown Center for Active Adults

Oaks North Age 55+ Community's Website

Seven Oaks Active Seniors Community Website

Palomar Hospital

Rancho Bernardo Historical Society

Bernardo Winery

Rancho Bernardo Inn

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Key: 1. The Cities populations are based on 2013 data, crime rates based on 2013 data. The % Age 55+ data is based on 2010 census data.

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