Premium 55+ Communities in California

California isn't just about its iconic landmarks like the Hollywood sign and the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Beyond these, the state offers luxurious retirement communities nestled amidst varied landscapes, world-class amenities, and a lifestyle that speaks of leisure, luxury, and vibrant living.

Why California for Active Adult Communities?

The blend of California's scenic beauty, diverse culture, and pleasant climate makes it a top choice for retirees. Here's why the Golden State is the perfect backdrop for your active adult lifestyle:

Varied Landscape

From the lofty heights of Mt. Whitney to the depths of Death Valley, California's varied landscapes promise an ever-changing view outside your window. Whether you're hiking through Yosemite National Park, surfing along the Pacific coast, or enjoying a relaxing day on the beach, California offers endless adventures.

Exquisite Wine Experiences

Relish in the tastes of California with its world-class wines. Journey along the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley and indulge in a rich tapestry of flavors, from big-bodied reds to delicate sparkling wines.

Favorable Climate

Warm, dry summers and mild winters make California an attractive destination year-round. Enjoy the seasonal transitions in the higher altitudes or the pleasant coastal temperatures, ensuring comfort in your golden years.

High Quality Living

With top-notch healthcare options, untaxed Social Security benefits, and vibrant cities rich in history, California offers a blend of nature, culture, and modern amenities that's hard to beat.

Defining Active Adult Communities

Designed for the 55+ age group, active adult communities in California cater to those who wish to immerse in a lifestyle that's both engaging and rewarding. With an emphasis on activities, socialization, and tailored services, these communities are the epitome of luxurious retirement.

Features of Active Adult Communities

  • Vibrant Lifestyle: Dive into a plethora of activities from yoga sessions, water aerobics, game nights, and much more.
  • Close Community Bond: Forge deep connections with like-minded peers over shared interests and gatherings.
  • Ease and Comfort: Accessible designs, wheelchair-friendly spaces, and optimum lighting ensure you experience utmost comfort.
  • Serenity and Privacy: Retreat from the urban hustle and relish the calm and peace these communities provide.

Embark on Your Californian Retirement Adventure

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Begin your journey of active retirement by exploring the myriad of 55+ communities dotting California. Use our comprehensive list and filter by location, activities, or amenities to find your perfect Californian abode.

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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 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.

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The Retreats

Rancho Murieta, CA
Homes from the $800's

The Retreats is a gated community offering single-family new homes for sale in Rancho Murieta, CA. Choose from 4 unique single story floorplans on spacious homesites. Home sizes range from 2,292 sf up to 3,077 sf with up to 5 bedrooms and an option for our Extra Suite Plus for multigenerational living. Enjoy living within the privately gated golf course community of Rancho Murieta Country Club. Residents can enjoy evening strolls on the community walking paths and nature trails around the lakes or just a visit to the Murieta Equestrian Center. Rancho Murieta is conveniently located just 25 miles from Sacramento.
Offered By: K. Hovnanian Homes Northern California, Inc.

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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.

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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.

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Carmel Ranch

Oakdale, CA
Homes from Mid $600K

Carmel Ranch is a beautiful gated new home community in Oakdale, CA. These new homes have 3 single story and two 2-story home designs with up to 5 beds, 3 baths and 2,752 sq. ft. of living space. If you are looking for multi-generational living 2 of our home designs offer our Extra Suite or our Extra Suite Plus. Each home is offered in one of our new interior design Looks Collections: Loft, Farmhouse, Classic or Elements for on-trend style in your new home. Come experience stunning interiors and sophisticated living all at an incredible value. Homeowners will enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle with easy access to a charming downtown, Oakdale Golf & Country Club across the street and many other outdoor recreation in the area. Know as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” Oakdale has a lot to offer.
Offered By: K. Hovnanian Homes Northern California, Inc.

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Gated Community San Francisco CA | Luminescence at Liberty

Luminescence at Liberty

Rio Vista, CA
Homes from the upper $300K to upper $400K

Luminescence at Liberty is DeNova Homes’ newest 55 + Active Adult gated community in Rio Vista, California. Luminescence will feature 163 single-story homes and 74 duets (148 homes). The single-family homes feature three-floor plans ranging from approximately 1,302 to 1,569 square feet and include two bedrooms, two baths, two-car garages, and covered patios (per plan). The duets feature one floor plan of approximately 1,160 square feet with two bedrooms, two baths, a one-car garage, and outdoor patios (per plan). Luminescence offers open floor plan layouts with flexible spaces that fit your needs and all the amenities you expect from DeNova Homes.

Luminescence at Liberty is a gated community and offers a range of incredible amenities, including a centrally located Great Lawn with tree-lined walkways connecting you to the Community Garden and other major facilities, including the Ranch House, the Barn, the Pool, and the Fitness Center. The Ranch House includes the Liberty House Café, several multi-purpose spaces, and a large, covered patio with fire pits. This facility is the central gathering space to relax and participate in activities with other residents. The Events Barn provides a secondary area for large-scale events, an art studio, and a business lounge. Liberty features eight bocce ball courts, two tennis courts, four pickleball courts, a labyrinth, walking trails, and a dog park for your four-legged friends.

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Why wait? Dive deep into the Californian active adult lifestyle. Review the communities listed above, select the ones that resonate with you, and plan your visit. Engage with residents, explore the community's offerings, and immerse yourself in the active, luxurious life awaiting you in the Golden State.

 

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