Brentwood, CA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview

Brentwood is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. It’s part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The year-round sunny weather in Brentwood is very appealing for retirees who enjoy outdoor activities; from golf courses to farmers markets. 

Climate & Geography 

Brentwood has a mix of mediterranean and semi-arid climates. The average annual high temperature is in the low 70s and the average annual low temperature is in the high 40s. The average annual precipitation is around 13 inches of rainfall. 

There is a clear view of Mountain Diablo from Brentwood. The city is located on the alluvial plain of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The city of Antioch is approximately 10 miles away. The west of the city is filled with rolling hills, oak trees, fruit orchards, and vineyards.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Active adults take advantage of the sunny weather by frequently visiting the Brentwood Country Club and Deer Ridge Golf Club. There are numerous historic parks and regional preserves to take a stroll in, hike, and bike ride. Farmers markets and vineyards are also prominent throughout the city.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The median home cost is well above the national median. California places No. 49 for the highest cost of living in the country. 

California does not tax Social Security income or Railroad Retirement benefits, but all other retirement income is taxable. Residents 65+ can claim an extra $118 exemption that comes off their tax bill. 

There is a 2.5 percent state penalty on early distributions from retirement plans, annuities, and IRAs.

Health Care

There are two medical centers and hospitals located within 10 miles of Brentwood. They are Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center. 

Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center is ranked high performing in knee replacements. 

Sutter Delta Medical Center is ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure.