Master-Planned and Gated Communities in California

You might know California by its iconic landmarks and regions: the Hollywood sign, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Napa Valley Wine Country, and its redwood forests. But outside of the spotlight, California has more to explore. Its diverse geography gives you a little taste of everything, from its long Pacific coast shoreline to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east, and the Mojave Desert in the southeast. It’s also full of cities bustling with excitement, ready to showcase their history, cuisines, culture, entertainment, and shopping. So, why should you choose a community in California?

The Landscape

The fact that California is home to the highest mountain peak—Mt. Whitney—and the lowest point—Death Valley—in the contiguous US should be evidence enough of the diversity of its landscape. If you’re looking to maintain an active lifestyle, outdoor adventures in the Golden State do not disappoint. From hiking to water sports, you’re covered. Just a trip to the Yosemite National Park will give you access to biking, fishing, and golfing in warmer months, and ice skating and cross-country skiing in the winter. Out on the coast, beaches are plentiful. Be ready to share sun-filled days lounging on the sand, beach-combing along the shore, or taking to the water to surf.

The Wine

California is recognized as a wine haven, bottling world-class wines from grapes grown in its gorgeous countryside. The famed Napa and Sonoma Valleys boast a multitude of wineries that offer up a taste of California in a wine glass. If you’re feeling up to it, take a journey along the Silverado Trail, a Napa Valley wine route. Visit the wineries and try everything from big-bodied reds to delicate sparkling wines and all the vintages and varietals in between.

The Climate

Where you are in the state will determine the weather you’ll experience, but you can expect most of California to have warm, dry summers, and mild, wet winters. As you move inland, summers become drier and winters, cooler. At higher altitudes, you’ll find a climate similar to the coveted four-season cycle. But no matter where you are in the state, it’s safe to say that, in general, the climate is pleasant year-round.

Living in CA

High quality of life and top health care options are just two reasons that California should make your list for places to retire or relocate. It’s also important to note that Social Security benefits are not taxed. Bundle that with pockets of nature, vibrant cities, and the state’s rich history, and you’ve got a destination that’s hard to beat.

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The Collective

Manteca, CA
Gated Community with Single-Family Homes & Resort-Style Living from $400K

It’s all here at The Collective, a new 55+ gated master plan community with resort-style amenities and new homes priced from the $400,000s – and it’s all about the carefree life you deserve. Get social. Be your healthiest you. Make some forever friends. And kick back in a new home that’s just your style. Welcome to stress-free living where life’s whatever you want it to be.

The Collective isn’t your average collection of homes. It’s a gated master-planned community of single-family neighborhoods by three trusted builders. Whether it’s Venture by Taylor Morrison, Turnleaf by Anthem United or Origin by Trumark Homes, you’re bound to find the perfect residence for you, all surrounded by spaces and places that are anything but typical.

When you live at The Collective, you also enjoy a full-time lifestyle director on hand to curate community events, outings, classes, activities and more, so you can experience a lifestyle that’s active, social and enriched. Plus, with San Francisco to the west, Silicon Valley to the south and Wine Country all around, The Collective puts you front and center to it all.



Palm Springs, CA
Single family homes from $700K.

This is Miralon. Where modern new homes in Palm Springs blend with parks, miles of trails and olive groves in a prime desert location. New experiences are as simple as stepping outside. Whether it’s tranquil, artsy, eclectic or organic, more or less everything is right where you want it. From glorious days spent under the sun to masterful artistic adventures, Miralon spoils you in any way you choose. Here, you’ve not only found exceptional mid-century modern designs but the ultimate Palm Springs neighborhood that’s entirely yours.


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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Terra Lago

Indio, CA
Homes: $267,990 - $345,990

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Terra Lago in Indio, CA is an active lifestyle gated community for those 55 and better. Residents here enjoy the centerpiece of the community, The Lodge, a spectacular recreation facility that offers activities, events and fun gathering spaces. Indoors you’ll find a grand ballroom, library, craft room, game room, yoga studio, hair salon, fitness center, computer room, bistro, lounge and even an indoor pool. Outdoors enjoy the firepit, resort-style pool and spa, bocce, horseshoes and a putting green.

The Lodge offers many classes and activities so you can enjoy your favorite hobbies and even discover new talents. With a world of amenities and like-minded residents, at K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Terra Lago your residents will become dear friends. Homes range from 1,559 square feet up to 2,747 square feet and focus on open designs that create a flow between indoor and outdoor living. Convenient spaces throughout provide ample storage and help you keep your home neat and organized. Surrounding by gorgeous mountains, there are beautiful views all around and some homesites even border the golf course next door allowing private golf course views.


Plan a visit to California

When you’re in a state this big, it only makes sense to make it a permanent (or at least more permanent) place to live. Explore gated and resort communities, 55+ communities, and other residential communities that may give you access to everything you already know about California—and everything you have yet to discover. If you find one that sounds like your ideal place to call home, set up a trip to visit in person and get a taste of what it would be like to spend your golden years in the Golden State.


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