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What it's Like to Retire in Anaheim

Anaheim is a city of 353,000 in southern California that is proud to be the home of Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center. The Anaheim Ducks (NHL) and the Anaheim Angers (MLB) call Anaheim home. Photo of Convention Center courtesy of Wikiepedia and Buchanan-Hermit; photo of Sleeping Beauty Castle courtesy of Wikipedia and Lyght.

 

Where to Retire in Anaheim and Home Prices

There are many interesting neighborhoods and developments as well as some active adult communities in the area (see link at right).
Home prices are high, as they are in much of Southern California.  According to the National Association of Realtors, the median sale price of a home in the Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine area was $740,100 in the third quarter of 2016.

 

What is special about Anaheim

Anaheim is a large master-planned city that is made up of a historical district, resort district, and a redevelopment district, along with a diverse collection of communities and neighborhoods.  It is a college town, and has several medical facilities, sports teams, a downtown farmers market, and a transportation system.  And Mickey Mouse lives here. 

 

What is not special about Anaheim

Cost of living is very high; Home to Disneyland so lots of tourists and traffic year-round.

 

Who will like retirement in Anaheim

Those looking for a large city in a sunny climate with a lot of activities, cultural and sporting events, medical facilities, and volunteer oportunities, may like retiring here.

 

Local economy is driven by

Tourism drives Anaheim's economy. Disneyland Resort contributes billions, with the Walt Disney Company being the city's largest employer.  The Anaheim Convention Center with over a million square feet, hosts many national conferences.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Anaheim's average temperature in January is 55 degrees, July's average is 74 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Although best known for Disneyland, Anaheim has many great restaurants, museums, galleries, cultural attractions and recreational opportunities.  Among them is the Bowers Museum that presents exhibitions from museums around the world; Fullerton Aboretum which is comprised of over 4,000 plants and is a resource for ecological and horticultural education; Huntington Beach offers 10 miles of sandy beaches.

 

Crime

Crime in Anaheim is just under the national average.
 

Medical facilities

Anaheim offers all types of medical facilities.

 

Transportation

John Wayne and Long Beach airports are 15 miles away, and LA's International airport about 30 miles from Anaheim; Metrolinks and Amtrak provides rail service; OCTA provides bus service throughout the city.

 

Valuable Links

Visit Anaheim

Anaheim on Wikipedia

Vacation rentals

 

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Facts about ANAHEIM
  • State: CA
  • Environment: Urban,Suburban,College Town,Cultural Center,New Urban/Master Planned,Resort Community,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $500,001+
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 121+ (very high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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