Baby Boomers have never been the silent sort, and more and more we are hearing their wishes in unison.
Disclaimer: The San Diego real estate market is not like Las Vegas, or Tucson or Asheville or Biloxi and our home prices, though far more reasonable than they were a few years ago, are still quite high because of ongoing demand.
Blame that on our incomparable balmy climate, stunningly beautiful ocean and mountain views, great golf courses that can be played year round, a vibrant San Diego downtown area and a series of unique seaside villages across the San Diego Bay and up the San Diego County coast.
But the wishes of these retirees are likely similar in many parts of the country represented here on Active Rain. My bias, of course rests with San Diego, as we work with a number of baby boomers who are either moving to or within our Southern California paradise.
Many of those already invested in the San Diego real estate market (or yours--wherever that may be) are seeking to downsize and move away from the sacred soccer fields, elementary school crossings and the cul de sacs.
Those moving from suburbs in other areas are generally fulfilling a lifelong dream of spending the rest of their lives at the craggy southern coastal tip of California, or Florida--or even a Midwest college town. In San Diego County, want to live in places like La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar,Solana Beach, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad and yes, even downtown Oceanside. They, like the San Diego Baby Boomers, want to move away from hometown suburbia and plug themselves into a different kind of energy.
What do many of these Boomers want and what are we hearing? And what about YOUR Baby Boomer market?