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.


120 Articles by Monica Dubé

  • Sacramento vs. Stockton: Which California City Is for You?

    by Monica Dubé on June 24th, 2021

    Sacramento and Stockton are top retirement destinations in California's Central Valley. Active adults are drawn to the region's warm climate, outdoor recreation, and ideal location near California's wine country. Our quick guide will help you narrow down your choices when considering Stockton or Sacramento for retirement.


  • Tucson Communities Big on Pickleball

    by Monica Dubé on June 22nd, 2021

    Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports for active adults. This popular sport is easy to learn, provides fantastic health benefits, and allows active adults to make lasting friendships while having fun. Here's a selection of communities in the Tucson area with a thriving pickleball scene.


  • Southern California Communities With Homes Under $200k

    by Monica Dubé on June 11th, 2021

    With sun-washed beaches and world-famous attractions, it's no surprise that Southern California is a top retirement destination. While the region (and most of the state) is known for its high cost of living, there are still many affordable options for active adults.


  • Active Adult Communities in Scottsdale, Arizona

    by Monica Dubé on June 9th, 2021

    Scottsdale has long been a popular retirement destination. The area is home to many attractions designed for modern active adults, including highly-rated golf courses and age-restricted housing communities. Today, we're highlighting some attractive active adult communities in Scottsdale.


  • The 55+ Communities of California's Central Coast

    by Monica Dubé on May 26th, 2021

    California's Central Coast provides an exceptional quality of life for active adults. Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this area of the state offers mild weather, coastal outdoor recreation, and plenty of golf courses. The area is also home to great age-restricted communities that appeal to today's active adults.