On the Southern California coast, Huntington Beach is a classic beach town and the site of Huntington Landmark, a large, gated 55+ community with town homes, condominiums, two resort-style swimming pools, tennis courts, a putting green and a park-like setting. It is also just a mile from the beach.
Situated between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Sun Lakes Country Club is a 55+ community with single family homes, town homes, condominiums, two golf courses, three clubhouses and plenty of sunshine.
Arroyo Grande is just inland from California's scenic central coast and is the setting form Sunrise Terrace, a low key 55+ community with manufactured homes, a dog park, ocean views and nearly perfect weather.
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On either side of the Sacramento River and in the shadow of Mt. Shasta in northern California, Redding is the site of The Vineyard, an intimate, gated 55+ community with attractive single family homes, a clubhouse, pretty grounds, two lakes, RV storage and mountain views.
About seven miles from Laguna Beach in southern California, Laguna Woods is an established 55+ community with 36 holes of golf, five swimming pools, an equestrian center, seven clubhouses, more than 250 activity groups, a bus system and a wide range of home styles and prices.
Palm Desert is southeast of Los Angeles in Southern California and is the site of Palm Desert Greens, a gated manufactured community with pastel-colored homes, three swimming pools, a bounty of activity clubs, a golf course and plenty of sunshine.
In sunny Southern California, San Diego is the location of Oaks North, a large, settled 55+ community within the master-planned community of Rancho Bernardo. Attached homes and single family homes are for sale, and amenities include a golf course, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, a woodworking shop, various social groups, classes and more.
California is the most populous state in the United States, and it is the sixth largest economy in the world.
Because it is so long, the climate varies greatly. Everything from deserts, forests and snow covered mountains to the world famous moderate temperatures of Southern California are here. Record temperatures have included a low of minus 35 degrees and a high of 134 degrees.
Missions placed within a day's walk from one another dot the length of the state and started appearing in 1769. Juan Cabrillo first sighted California in 1542 and inspired the missions. A few of the most famous ones are San Juan Capistrano (the swallows return every year at the same time), and San Diego (the first one).
A few of California's natural resources include petroleum, timber and natural gas. Industries are manufacturing (machinery, transportation equipment, electronics), aerospace and defense, biotechnology, and tourism. Of course, Hollywood and Disneyland are known around the world. Other famous attractions are Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Point Reyes National Seashore, Sequoia National Park and San Simeon State Park (Hearst Castle).
The lowest point in the U.S. is California's Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level, and the highest point in the Lower 48 is its Mt. Whitney at 14,491 feet above sea level. Outside of Hawaii and Alaska, the state's Lassen Peak is one of the two active volcanoes in the U.S. It last erupted in 1917.
More immigrants settle down in California than in any other state.
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