J & I may have found our place to retire – Santa Barbara. J’s still leaning towards Cafayate, but I just can’t imagine living in a place that doesn’t have a Costco (Santa Barbara doesn’t have one, but the next town Goleta, which is 10 miles away, does).
Santa Barbara is a smallish coastal town, less busy than SoCal, and definitely has more character with all it’s Spanish-influenced architecture.
SB has mountains, ocean, beautiful architecture, wineries, and Costco. What more does one need in life?