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Old 09-18-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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It really depends on size. North of SF the biggest city on the coast is Eureka. Next down would be Ft Bragg and Crescent City. Smaller towns like Mendocino, Shelter Cove and Trinidad are also options. South of SF you have Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Moss Beach, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Big Sur. Those are all much more expensive but not entirely prohibitive.
Big Sur = living, ie; squatting in a tree house in the redwoods unless you're loaded and connected and very fortunate.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Is anyone familiar with coastal city, california
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Cayucos, CA - California beach resort town visitor information Close enough to San Luis Obispo where there would be jobs.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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You do realize the huge jump in SS you would receive if you wait a few years I hope... not sure what your situation is but unless it's dire, I would work a few more years, it will help you a lot in the long run. Maybe you could buy something now and get a renter in advance planning of moving?
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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You do realize the huge jump in SS you would receive if you wait a few years I hope... not sure what your situation is but unless it's dire, I would work a few more years, it will help you a lot in the long run. Maybe you could buy something now and get a renter in advance planning of moving?
Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same thing, and it might give the OP a chance to save some money as well.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Oh, meant to mention, I'm turning 62 and am thinking of quitting my job and living on social security which a person can start collecting at 62.
Actually, we heard of a great little mobile home park in Monterey area called Shoreline Estates. The homes are not that much and it is a rent controlled community with fairly low rent space. Compared to some of the southern parks where the rent space can be up to $1,000 a month, the amount they charge is doable. Another coastal spot would be Crescent City. It has a prison that houses some of the worst of the worst so some of your neighbors may be relatives. Not much in the way of work there either but living is cheaper. You may want to check out the forum on retirement at the bottom of the site called Retireing on a Shoestring. Some great people post there with some great information. Good luck in your hunt. Just keep in mind that CA is now the highest or close to the highest taxed state in the union.
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