Retiring in California

From the glitz and glam of Los Angeles to sunny San Diego and beyond, retiring in California with Upside puts you exactly where you want to be. Whether you’re downsizing your home for a more care-free lifestyle with less home maintenance to worry about, or you’re excited to start a new chapter in one of the cities you love, senior living in California is looking brighter than ever.

Retiring in California with Upside Puts You in the Spotlight

Upside membership is exclusively for adults 55 and up who are ready to enjoy life but not necessarily “settle down.” If that sounds like you, you’re going to love choosing your next home from our curated selection of top-tier apartments located in desirable neighborhoods and well-maintained buildings in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, Carlsbad, Culver City, and Santa Clarita. You’ll find awesome apartments in a variety of sizes and floorplans, so It’s fun and easy to get exactly what you want. But there’s more to retiring in California with Upside than our impressive selection of apartment homes. Let’s take a closer look.

These Are Not Retirement Communities in California

The first thing you need to know about becoming an Upside member is that we offer a different version of senior living that’s tailored for active adults who are excited and energized for a new way of life. A way of life where you are in complete control of what’s next, and California’s abundant resources, attractions, and experiences are at your fingertips thanks to your personal Upside Manager who connects you to the people, places, and activities you care about. Check out a quick overview of retiring in California in one of these Golden State cities:

Los Angeles or “the City of Angels” is everything you think it is and a lot more. Sure it’s home to Hollywood, where bumping into A-list celebrities while you’re out and about is par for the course. But venture off the beaten path to one of LA’s thriving neighborhoods and discover a different side of the city beyond the iconic lights, cameras, and non-stop action.

Long Beach is a treasure of a city framed by a gorgeous waterfront and packed with world-class attractions to discover and rediscover to your heart’s content. Music fans should hit up Fingerprints Music, a record shop known for surprise performances by bands like the Foo Fighters. What else can we say? Retiring in Long Beach rocks!

With seemingly endless coastline and sunshine that pours down from bright blue skies, San Diego is truly a place for California dreamers. From Mission Bay Aquatic Park to the San Diego Zoo and the city’s 17 (and counting) museums, this coastal town offers a world of possibilities for active adults who are ready to soak them all up.

Carlsbad is California to its core. You’ll find miles of coastline to enjoy, boutique shopping, and plenty of dining options to satisfy every taste bud. Carlsbad is also home to nine craft breweries, so you won’t need to worry about going thirsty when retiring in this California city.

Culver City is another LA-area hotspot with its own rich history in the early motion picture industry. MGM built a studio here in the early days and in modern times Sony Pictures Entertainment remains the city’s largest employer. It’s also where films such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind were produced and cemented into Hollywood legacy.

They call it the “gateway to Los Angeles” and it’s not hard to see how Santa Clarita earned that reputation. Not only does it serve as a physical gateway of sorts, but it also hosts a diverse mix of historic charm, unforgettable outdoor recreation areas, and high-flying thrills thanks to nearby Six Flags Amusement Park.

All of the Care, None of the Stigma

With Upside+ Powered by TheKey, seniors live in their own apartment in a luxury building, not a sterile facility. But they still have access to support and living assistance from certified on-site care professionals. It’s the perfect solution for seniors who want care and community without the stigma or cost of senior living facilities—and with much more flexibility.

Shine Brighter in The Golden State with Upside

Think of Upside as your ticket to the California lifestyle you love or have always wanted to experience. Retiring in California as an Upside member means you get to call the shots. There are no fixed daily schedules – just personal freedom to live the life you want in a city you love.

If you’re already thinking about 55+ communities near California, we invite you to explore the Upside way of life in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clarita, Culver City, and Carlsbad. Check out our available apartments and learn more about the benefits of retiring in California as an Upside member.

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