Spotlight on Independent Living in California

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 09 November 2011

At this time of year, many East Coast and Midwest natives may be dreaming about an escape to warmer climes. Dubbed the Golden State for good reason, California would definitely be a fitting destination. Whether you already live in CA or would like to spend your retirement years there, consider these resort-style independent living communities:

Destination: Corona

Recently opened, Valencia Terrace blends classic architecture with modern style: each apartment in the community has a washer/dryer, private patio or balcony, and full kitchens with brand new granite countertops.

Destination: Dana Point

Surrounded by palm trees, Fountains at Sea Bluffs in Dana Point offers a stunning view of San Juan Capistrano’s sparkling city lights and easy access to the beach. Residents choose from 11 different floor plans for spacious one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom condominiums.

Destination: Hollywood

Large apartments, concierge services, a spa and salon, scheduled transportation, and a dynamic social calendar are among the amenities residents will enjoy at Belmont Village of Hollywood Hills, located next door to the famous Hollywood Bowl.

Destination: Monterey

Wherever you turn at The Park Lane in Monterey, a gorgeous view awaits: Jack’s Peak, the Monterey Bay and Skyline Forest. Of course, a beautiful view is only one aspect of choosing a new home, but The Park Lane’s tree-lined walking paths, easy access to Cannery Row, spacious chalet-style residences, and restaurant-style dining certainly add to the total package.


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