As we get older, our health, daily habits and relationships with those we love most are just a few areas where your priorities might change. And if you’re looking to retire soon, you might also be taking those things into consideration when deciding where you should settle down.
If you live in a colder city and want to swap the low temps for a warm-weather destination, the West Coast might sound like the dream location. If you’ve saved enough to splurge and you want to make California home, one luxury retirement community in Santa Barbara, California, could be the place for you.
Covenant Living at the Samarkand is located between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. Residents can marvel at the beautiful view of a sunrise behind the mountains right from their doorsteps or partake in beachfront activities like swimming, kayaking or yoga.
The benefits of living at the Samarkand come with a high price tag, however. The median listing home price for a spot in Samarkand is $1.2 million — about twice the median home listing price in California. The Samarkand is just one of the places among the priciest retirement communities in the nation.