Livermore : California


What It Is Like to Retire in Livermore

Livermore is a wealthy small city of about 88,000 (2020),that is east of San Francisco and northeast of San Jose. It is considered the eastern-most city in the San Francisco Bay area. There are vineyards in the area - hi-tech businesses are also important to the economy.

Springtown is a part of town that began as a retirement community in the early 1960s. It is now a thriving part of the city. It features many of the city's hotels, new luxury home development, a public library branch, public schools, an established public golf course, parks, and restaurants. The downtown area is very active with nice restaurants, luxury hotel, concerts, and other attractions. The residents have a household income in excess of $135,000 per year.


Where to Retire in Livermore and Home Prices

There are some active adult communities in Livermore (see the links at left).
The median home value in early 2022 was $1,149,409 according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Livermore

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Vineyards on the south side of town. It is a prosperous community with many hi-tech businesses in town. There are a number of cultural venues available.

What Is Not Special about Livermore

High California real estate prices apply.

Who Will Like Retirement in Livermore

Retirees who are looking for a mild climate, a nice downtown and enjoy wineries would like it here.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories as well as many hi-tech businesses.

Climate and Physical Environment

Livermore is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay area, poised at the entrance to the Central Valley. The average January temperature is about 55 degrees.  The average July temperature is about 70 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Reflecting the prosperous community it is, you will find the Del-Valle Fine Arts chamber music concerts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Valley Opera, and Livermore Dance Theatre.


Crime in Livermore is about two thirds the national average.

Medical Facilities

Stanford Health Care-Valley Care is located in Livermore.



San Jose International is the closest large airport, about 26 miles away

Valuable Links


City of Livermore

Livermore Valley Wine Country

Livermore on Wikipedia


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