Contributing Writer

Monica Dubé

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Monica Dubé wrote about the West Coast for 55places.com, covering active adult communities and trends in Northern California, Southern California, and Arizona. Based in San Diego, Monica is a freelance writer with experience in copywriting, blogging, and journalism.


119 Articles by Monica Dubé

  • The Best Lowest-Priced 55+ Communities in Orange County, CA

    by Monica Dubé on November 26th, 2021

    California's Orange County is known for providing an exceptional lifestyle for active adults. While many communities in this area are pricier, Orange County is home to some great affordable options as well. Let's explore the best lowest-priced communities for active adults seeking the OC lifestyle.


  • Best Lowest-Priced 55+ Communities in the Inland Empire

    by Monica Dubé on November 11th, 2021

    If you've been looking for affordable homes for sale, Inland Empire might be just what you need. This scenic and popular region is home to a variety of communities. Check out the best lowest-priced communities in the area!


  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Retire to Northern Arizona

    by Monica Dubé on October 14th, 2021

    Northern Arizona offers an excellent quality of life for active adults. With mountain landscapes, charming towns, and great outdoor recreation, Northern Arizona is favored by those seeking a relaxed lifestyle away from big-city congestion. Discover why more and more active adults are choosing to retire in Northern Arizona.


  • 4 Northern California Golf Course Communities

    by Monica Dubé on October 6th, 2021

    Golf is a popular pastime among many active adults, so it's no surprise that an on-site golf course is one of the most desired amenities in a 55+ community. We're exploring the top four age-restricted communities in Northern California where residents can enjoy on-site golf.


  • The 55+ Communities of Mesa, Arizona

    by Monica Dubé on September 29th, 2021

    Mesa is a top destination for today's active adults. The area has a fairly low cost of living, an abundance of golf courses, and sunny weather all year. Residents of Mesa also enjoy proximity to top hospitals and first-class health care. Here are five age-restricted communities in this popular retirement destination.