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Retirement Living In Redondo Beach - California

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Area Description

Redondo Beach is one of the three Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 66,748 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area. The primary attractions include Municipal Pier and the sandy beach, popular with tourists and a variety of sports enthusiasts. North Redondo contains some of the city's major industry and commercial space, including the inland aerospace and engineering firms that are part of Southern California's long space legacy. It is also home to the South Bay Galleria shopping center and a revitalized Artesia Boulevard. North Redondo is the home of the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, one of the South Bay's premier cultural facilities, and home to the Los Angeles Ballet, Distinguished Speaker Series, Kala Koa Entertainment, and a diverse range of other cultural and entertainment events. Redondo Beach is a full-service city with its own police, fire and public works departments, two public libraries, a performing arts center, fifteen parks, thirteen parkettes, a large recreational and commercial harbor including King Harbor, a 1,500-slip private craft port; the Redondo Beach Pier and Seaside Lagoon; and a bathing and surfing beach. The WAVE provides convenient, inexpensive shared-ride transportation to destinations within Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach and designated satellite facilities in adjacent communities of Manhattan Beach and Torrance. Call (310) 802-7684 for a free introductory trip. Operating since 1987, the WAVE is a Senior and Disabled curb-to-curb paratransit service operating through a cooperative partnership between the City of Redondo Beach and the City of Hermosa Beach.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The Aviation Gymnasium is part of Aviation Park, a 14-acre recreation facility located at Aviation and Manhattan Beach Boulevards in northern Redondo Beach. The facility provides space for numerous recreational programs.

Redondo Beach's Summer Drama Camp has provided camp participants with a quality education in performing arts and the various elements of stage management.

At the Redondo Beach Farmer's Market you can enjoy shopping in a friendly atmosphere with a view. Open every Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Redondo Beach Farmers Market is located in front of Veterans Park. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Fresh and Dried fruits Jams and Preserves, Honey, Cut Flowers, Bakery Goods, BBQ Chicken, Fresh, Vegetables, Nuts, Fresh Fish, Kettle Corn, and Bedding Plant.

The Seaside Lagoon opens for public use beginning May 24, 2014 and is open daily through Monday September 1. Situated on the southwest corner of Harbor Drive and Portofino Way in Redondo Beach's King Harbor, the Lagoon operates from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily throughout the summer months. Closed for Special Event July 3 & 4, 2014. The large saltwater lagoon, offers trained lifeguard supervision. Besides swimming, the Lagoon offers a large sand area for sunbathing, children's play equipment, snack bar facilities provided by Ruby's Restaurant , and volleyball courts. There is also a grassed area and luau shelter for day and evening events.

Cultural Activities

Public transportation

BCT Line 102 hours are 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 30 to 45 minute headways and provides service between the Redondo Beach Pier and the Redondo Beach Green Line Station serving:
-Redondo Beach Pier/King Harbor
-Redondo Beach Civic Center
-Redondo Union High School
-Beach Cities Health District
-Artesia Blvd Business District
-South Bay Galleria and Marketplace
-Redondo Beach Transit Center
-North Redondo Beach
-Redondo Beach Green Line Station

BCT Line 109 hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on 30 to 40 minute headways and provides service between the Redondo Beach Riviera Village and the Los Angeles Airport City Bus Center serving:

-Redondo Beach Riviera Village
-Redondo Beach Pier/King Harbor
-Hermosa Beach Pier Avenue
-Downtown Manhattan Beach
-Manhattan Village Mall
-Douglas Green Line Station
-Plaza El Segundo
-Downtown El Segundo
-Aviation Green Line Station
-LAX City Bus Center

The City of Redondo Beach has existing franchise agreements with four taxicab companies operating a total of 160 licensed taxicab vehicles approved for operation in Redondo Beach. Only these four companies are authorized to pick up within Redondo Beach city limits. The taxicab vehicles are identified by an official City of Redondo Beach Taxi decal that is visibly displayed on the rear of the vehicle. Each vehicle issued a decal is fully insured and is inspected annually. Many of these vehicles are also approved to operate in adjacent jurisdictions including the cities of Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Lawndale, and Torrance. (All Yellow Taxi, Bell Cab Company, South Bay Yellow Taxi, United Independent Taxi Driver's.)

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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Redondo Beach, California?

For those of you that retire in Redondo Beach, you will have pleasant temperatures year-round.

Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Redondo Beach such as a movie, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect a few days of rain.

Summertime in Redondo Beach is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the beach, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings.

If you retire in Redondo Beach, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  49  57  66
 Feb  50  58  66
 Mar  52  59  67
 Apr  54  61  68
 May  58  64  70
 Jun  60  66  72
 Jul  64  70  76
 Aug  64  71  77
 Sep  63  70  76
 Oct  59  67  74
 Nov  53  62  70
 Dec  48  57  66

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  0  0
 Feb  0  0  0
 Mar  0  0  0
 Apr  0  0  0
 May  0  0  0
 Jun  0  0  0
 Jul  0  0  0
 Aug  0  0  0
 Sep  1  0  0
 Oct  1  0  0
 Nov  0  0  0
 Dec  0  0  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  3 "  6  42 %
 Feb  3 "  6  44 %
 Mar  2 "  5  48 %
 Apr  1 "  3  49 %
 May  0 "  1  54 %
 Jun  0 "  0  57 %
 Jul  0 "  0  60 %
 Aug  0 "  0  60 %
 Sep  0 "  1  59 %
 Oct  1 "  2  53 %
 Nov  1 "  3  46 %
 Dec  2 "  5  40 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Redondo Beach, CA

Redondo Beach, California cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Redondo Beach, CA

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What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Redondo Beach Offer For Retirees?

Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with programs and activities, help with special events, and serve as a senior club officer or chairperson. Some of the special events include an annual Health Fair, Old Fashioned Summer Picnic, recognition events, and the Arts and Crafts Bazaars.

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