RETIRING IN SANTA CRUZ - 55+ ACTIVE ADULT & SENIOR COMMUNITIES IN SANTA CRUZ
Why retire to Santa Cruz? There are a myriad of reasons to live in Santa Cruz at any age. We have fantastic weather, plenty of fun community events, tons of outdoor activities like golfing, hiking, sailing, fishing, standup paddle boarding, surfing, mountain biking, yoga . . . Living in Santa Cruz you can enjoy an active lifestyle in a geographically gorgeous place with a great community feel.
If you are retiring to Santa Cruz there are some 55+ Adult Communities here. One great senior 55+ condo complex is Piedmont Court on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Piedmont Court is a historic building built in 1912 which consists of single level, 1 bedroom condos for people over 55.
In Watsonville we have the "Adult Village" which is an area of single level homes for seniors over 55+. These senior homes are now selling for around $200,000.
There are several senior 55+ mobile home parks in Santa Cruz. Some of my favorites are ones where you own the land or it is owned as a co-op, you do not lease. These are Sorrento Oaks, close the the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Tradewinds Park on Jade St in Capitola.
If you are over 55+ but do not necessarily want to live in a senior community and you are looking for affordable homes in Santa Cruz there are some options. There are Santa Cruz single level homes for sale in all price ranges and there are some great single level condos that are very affordable. You can now find nice condos in Santa Cruz priced under $300,000
If you are a senior (55+) and own a home in Santa Cruz and are looking to downsize, it may be possible to transfer your tax base, which can save you a lot of money. Read my article: Transferring your property tax base in Santa Cruz county
Contact me for more information about senior and active adult communities in Santa Cruz county, I am happy to help!