Far from the hussel and bustle of the big city and the urban sprawl are small, quiet, lakeside towns like Lucerne. Retire on the cheap in California? Above wine country, above the traffic and smog, at the very edge of Mendocino Forest. Mobile home to mansions, all the way around large Clear Lake.
description: Sleepy little lake community with minimal shopping and services, but maximum lake scenery. Grassy lakeside park and paths, paved boat launch. Residential, outdoor recreation and the mountains next door.