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"I am thinking of retiring to your area, Crescent City, California."

Real Estate Broker/Owner with (831) 626-4000 CA #01772851 HI #RB-21268

We all dream of the perfect spot for retirement, and it's fun to look at Internet homes for sale during those moments. But it's a far cry to do all this in your head, with only photos of homes and pretty pictures of the scenery.


With my IDX so prominent on several websites, some of the emails that come in are from these dreamers.


"You absolutely must come here, look around, see if you like our community and everything that it has to offer."

For some potential retirees, Del Norte County in California is perfect:

1. It's a beautiful area close to the ocean, tall Redwood trees, national and regional parks, and the Smith River.

2. We are quite remote from BIG cities, which means clean air and relatively little traffic.

3. Crescent City has a regional airport with direct flights to San Francisco.

4. Highway 101 all the way from San Diego to the Oregon border and up to Canada, goes straight through Crescent City.

5. Interstate Highway 5 that also runs all the way from Canada to the Mexican border, is 88 miles inland, it's closest point to Crescent City. You turn west at Grants Pass, Oregon to get to us along Highway 199.


But this is also the charm of Crescent City in Del Norte County, California. So come for a visit and see how you like it here.


That means all the services are here from a Social Security office, DMV, Sutter Coast Hospital and a senior center even though we are a small community of about 20,000.


And once you have made this big life decision, give me a call. I will be happy to help you find your new home here in Crescent City, Del Norte County, California.

Information on Pebble Beach Drive, below, in Crescent City, click here.

Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, Del Norte County, California

Posted by

Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


Let me be your independent real estate broker for oceanfront and oceanview property in California and Hawaii.  If you are a seller/owner, I will travel to your property to help get it ready for sale, then list and market it. If you are a buyer and we have a Buyers Representation Agreement in place, I will preview property on your behalf anywhere in California and Hawaii.  Please call me to discuss how I can help you.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

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Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hella - I'm going to have to visit Crescent City some day.  I have relatives that live there and I have never been. 

Feb 25, 2013 07:19 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Jim: You should come visit definitely. The beauty of the area is breathtaking.

Feb 25, 2013 07:27 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Hella, I would love that it is a bit remote.  The picture is breathtaking and it sounds like a wonderful place to live.  Thanks for sharing!!

Feb 25, 2013 07:49 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Judith: It really is beautiful. When I come back from my trips, it's like a sanctuary. There are so few places that are relatively untouched, and all the national and regional parks, plus the ocean and the Smith River, just makes it so "unspoilt".

Feb 25, 2013 07:56 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Hella, I think that is excellent advice. People should look at an area that they intend to live many years in the future. Our area is a little like yours in that it too, is away from the hustle and bustle of big cities but offer everything that one would possibly need and then some.
Feb 25, 2013 09:05 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Silvia: When they call me, they often ask for information on what is selling NOW. That's when I tell them I have an IDX search page on which they can look at all the MLS listings at their convenience. Hopefully when they then ARE ready to purchase, they will get in touch with me...which can be YEARS down the road.

Feb 25, 2013 09:44 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hella, I have a couple from Virginia that contacted me and wants to move here...I agree with you that buyers should definitely spend some time in the area they are thinking of moving to and see all the beauty the area(s) have to offer.

Feb 25, 2013 11:51 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hella, I really like this approach and it is a great way to tell people about the potential for it being a great retirement area.

Feb 25, 2013 12:06 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

This is great advice, Hella.  Buyers should definitely make sure they are going to be able to really leave away from it all long term, beautiful as Crescent City is.

Feb 25, 2013 01:05 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Rebecca: And that includes neighborhoods of the area. How do you know which would suit you? Not from looking at photos of houses.

Debbie: Come take a look before you seriously start to search for home. Not that they shouldn't look; it's good to know what your money will buy in an area. But you may choose a home in an area not to your liking.

Jane: Buyers just might not know how BIG California is. It takes me 6 hours to drive to San Francisco. But if you like the more quiet lifestyle with all our natural beauty, this is the place for you.

Feb 26, 2013 09:47 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Crescent City looks and sounds beautiful Hella but we agree with you fully. A person has to walk or at least drive an area to make sure it feels like it could be home!

Feb 26, 2013 10:45 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Al and Peggy: That's what I tell them.

Feb 26, 2013 10:47 PM