The Best Places to Retire in California | Baby Boomers


2. Los Angeles

Population: 13,262,234
Share of population age 60+: 19%
Median monthly mortgage cost: $2,490
Median monthly rent: $1,463
Median home price: $590,000

Filmmakers, actors, writers, dancers and musicians often relocate to the Los Angeles area to be part of the motion picture and television industries and network with other creative people. The consistently sunny days and Mediterranean climate along with the potential to land a part on a TV show, sell a screenplay or bump into Hollywood stars might draw you into the area. However, the high home prices could make it difficult to live comfortably, and a creative retirement job might not pay enough to make the rent. Los Angeles is fortunate to have three hospitals ranked by U.S. News among the top 20 in the nation: UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Keck Medical Center of USC.


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