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Santa Maria
Santa Maria
California
10 reviews
3 out of 5 stars based on 10 ratings
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Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. It is approximately 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Its estimated 2016 population was 106,290, making it the most populous city in the county and the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area. The city is notable for its wine industry and Santa Maria-style barbecue. Sunset magazine called Santa Maria "The West's Best BBQ Town".

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/livability. Great weather. Most businesses still employe senior.
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Everyone is a caregiving person .
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Some people look or feel that the elderly don't have any opportunities
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I live in a retired Mobile Home Park with my mother for the last 2 years and my mother and I feel this is a safe and friendly community
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I find that age discrimination is very real here. And unless you have sold your home in LA or SF for upwards of a million dollars, older adults can't afford the rents.

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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