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Overview

Menifee is a rural city just south of San Bernardino and passing Moreno Valley in California. Its scenic environment and sunny weather makes Menifee ideal for retirees looking for an opportunity to do some exploration and get away from the routine of a metropolitan city. 

Climate and Geography

Due to Menifee’s rural community, consisting more so of low, flat land, the city offers the same tropical weather expected entirely of California, while having a more relaxed environment. With mild winters and hot dry summers, and overall warm weather, it’s perfect for those desiring a more mediterranean climate.

Menifee consists mostly of prairieland, leaving a lot of open space for waterparks, golf courses, and more.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment 

Residents of Menifee have plenty outdoor activities to enjoy, including state parks such as Crystal Cove, which is only about an hour and a half outside the city. Residents can also find fun in many amenities of the city such as classes and workshops, the Sun City library, and even Drop Zone Waterpark.

The Menifee Lakes Country Club is always an option for those looking to get out and golf

Another popular landmark for locals is the Motte Historical Museum, which fosters a variety of antique and classic cars. There’s also local breweries and wineries scattered throughout the city for the leisure of Menifee residents.

Cost of Living and Taxes 

As a city in California, Menifee has a higher cost of living than the national average. This can be attributed to the cost of housing and median home cost, which is quite higher when compared nationwide. Nonetheless, these prices are still less than what you can expect to find in other cities in California. 

Menifee is also known for having a high income tax. For residents of Menifee, Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from taxation, although, all other forms of retirement income are subject to the state’s income tax rates which can range from 1 percent to 12.3 percent.

Health Care

Menifee is home to three medical centers and hospitals within the city. These include: Menifee Valley Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and Southwest Health Care System. Of these three, Loma Linda University Medical center is nationally ranked in the field of urology and holds a high rating in performing eleven specialties by U.S News.

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