Cambria : California

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What it's Like to Retire in Cambria

Known as Pines by the Sea, Cambria is a seaside community located between San Francisco and LA.  The population is just over 6,000. Rocky cliffs and beaches make Cambria a relatively popular spot for tourists. Typical Californian activities are popular here, from biking to fishing. 

Photo of Burton Drive courtesy of Wikipedia and San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conventions Bureau.


Where to Retire in Cambria and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area.

The median home price was $563,846 in late 2015, according to Zillow.


What is special about Cambria

The local beaches are perfect for either boogie boarding or relaxing.


What is not special about Cambria

The touristy element of the community might not be preferable for some. 


Who will like retirement in Cambria

Those who want a sunny, seaside, outdoor oriented town may like retiring here.  


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Climate and Physical Environment

As is characteristic of southern California, Cambria has hot summers and mild winters.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Cambria is home to the Cambria Historical Museum. It's also a Marine Conservation Area and six miles from a Northern Elephant Seal rookery.



Crime in Cambria is generally low.


Medical facilities

Cambria has a Community Health Center



San Luis Obispo has the closest airport, about 40 miles away, but the nearest international airpot is in Fresno about 150 miles away.


Valuable Links

Cambria on Wikipedia


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Facts about CAMBRIA
  • State: CA
  • Environment: Coastal,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • 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: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide:

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