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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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.


K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Homestead | New Homes in Dixon CA

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Homestead

Dixon, CA
Homes coming soon.

Welcome to K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Homestead, a new active adult 55+ community with new single-family homes for sale in Dixon, California. Enjoy a gated, resort-style community with world-class amenities that offer active adults a well-deserved lifestyle of relaxation & recreation. Residents can experience world-class amenities and low-maintenance living year-round. The community’s amenities include a clubhouse with a luxurious swimming pool, an indoor fitness center, a billiards and cards room, outdoor stage, dog park, fire pit and more. There are also plenty of ways to stay active outdoors with walking trails, pickleball courts and bocce courts.

Located in beautiful Solano County, this 55 and over community is in an ideal location with easy access to major roadways like I-80, shopping, dining, and more. Soak in the small-town charm of Dixon, formerly an outpost during California’s Gold Rush. For a day trip or weekend getaway, enjoy the short commute to nearby Napa, Tahoe, Sacramento or the Bay Area.


55+ Living in the Bay Area California | The Collective | Active Adult

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-planned 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, Vida and Dawn 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 the mid-$800K.

Palm Springs evokes images of refreshing pools, sleek style, and luxurious living. You may think it’s a fantasy, but it’s all possible at Miralon.

Just four miles from fashionable downtown Palm Springs, Miralon is a new master plan community where modern homes are set against a backdrop of rough-hewn terrain, and new experiences are as simple as stepping out your door.

Situated at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in the Sonoran Desert, Palm Springs is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Life at Miralon provides quick access to some of the most impressive canyons, hiking trails, and state and national parks in the southern Californian region.

Within the community, you’ll meander down trails past working olive groves, sparkling ponds, and three dog parks. At The Club at Miralon, you’ll find a fitness studio, a cafe, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and a community garden. Just outside, lounge in a cabana by one of the luxurious pools, with a cocktail you grabbed from the full-service bar, all while gazing at the mountain landscape.

Mid-century modern architecture is synonymous with Palm Springs, and Miralon honors that tradition with its desert modern-style homes. Floor plans range from 1,900 to 3,000 square feet, and many homes include pools, private patios, and courtyards. Clean interiors make decorating easy, whether you want calm and cool or bold and retro. With a choice of several builders and exteriors, the neighborhoods in Miralon are just different enough while remaining cohesive.

At Miralon, you’ll discover exceptional mid-century modern designs and the ultimate Palm Springs neighborhood, entirely for you. In 2021, Miralon won the Master Plan Community of the Year at the Gold Nugget Awards.

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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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