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Retirement Living In Yolo County - California

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Area Description

Yolo County is tucked-away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart. Davis, Winters, and Woodland boast a vast variety of experiences, from bike paths lined with lush greenery, strolling through parks, shopping in historic districts, art walks, cultural events, adventure sports, and much more!

Winters is a small yet accessible town, surrounded by fields and orchards, and Woodland is full of historical and agricultural treasures. Enjoy farm tours, great theater at the Woodland Opera House, and the Heidrick Ag History Center with more than 130,000 square feet of exhibit space. The City of Woodland also offers beautiful examples of Victorian and Craftsman style houses in the historic center of town, or get out of town on one of the many enjoyable themed train rides on the Sacramento River Train.

Incorporated Yolo County is full of charm and surprises. To the northwest portion of the county you’ll discover the verdant Capay Valley and the serene little towns of Esparto, Capay, Brooks, and Rumsey. Orchards and vineyards fill the valley floor; keep going and you come to Cache Creek, a great place for fishing and, in summertime, white water rafting. To the southeast you’ll find beautiful Clarksburg, home to nine winery tasting rooms in the Old Sugar Mill, as well as well-known, prizing-winning Bogle Vineyards. In summer, the Mill plays hosts to outdoor concerts. Elsewhere you can take part in farm tours, relax in cozy bed-and-breakfast inns, and take part in fairs and festivals year-round. Come to Yolo County — you’ll love it here!

Includes Cities/Towns: Arbuckle, Davis, Dunnigan, Esparto, Winters, Woodland.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Davis has a wide array of attractions to keep you busy while exploring Yolo County. Davis offers over a hundred miles of bike paths & lanes, to the twice a week Davis Farmers Market (voted best Farmers Market by American Farmland Trust), to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, you can even go sky-diving if you dare!

Woodland hosts many fun filled festivals and events throughout the year, from the Woodland Scottish Games in April to the Stroll Through History in September. Woodland offers loads of fun!

Cultural Activities

Yolo county has a booming art scene as well as historic charm. Many delights await you: carriage rides, art galleries, antique stores, the fabulous Buckhorn Steakhouse, live musicial performances at the Palms Playhouse in the historic Winters Opera House, wine tasting at Berryessa Gap Winery and Turkovich Family Wines. The first Saturday of every month features The Winters Walk, a showcase of various art throughout the small charming town of Winters.

Special events frequently dot the calendar. There is live theater and world-class performances at the UC Davis Mondavi Performing Arts Center, to 100 acres of plants and trees at the UC Davis Arboretum.

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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Yolo County, California?

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

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Expect a lot of rainy days in the winter, great for a day of shopping in Yolo County!

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Yolo County such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Yolo County is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Expect a lot of days above 90°.

If you retire in Yolo County, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some days above 90°. Expect a few days of rain.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  39  47  54
 Feb  41  51  61
 Mar  45  56  67
 Apr  47  60  73
 May  53  67  82
 Jun  58  74  90
 Jul  60  77  95
 Aug  58  76  94
 Sep  56  73  89
 Oct  50  65  79
 Nov  43  54  65
 Dec  38  47  55

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  5  0
 Feb  0  2  0
 Mar  0  0  0
 Apr  1  0  0
 May  6  0  0
 Jun  14  0  0
 Jul  24  0  0
 Aug  22  0  0
 Sep  15  0  0
 Oct  3  0  0
 Nov  0  1  0
 Dec  0  5  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  5 "  12  40 %
 Feb  4 "  10  42 %
 Mar  3 "  9  44 %
 Apr  1 "  5  44 %
 May  1 "  3  47 %
 Jun  0 "  1  50 %
 Jul  0 "  0  53 %
 Aug  0 "  0  52 %
 Sep  0 "  1  49 %
 Oct  1 "  3  45 %
 Nov  3 "  8  43 %
 Dec  4 "  11  39 %


 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
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  0 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for Yolo County, CA

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