Sun City Palm Desert Overview
Del Webb's Sun City Palm Desert is the largest active adult community in the Coachella Valley. This nearly 5,000-home community is the ideal retreat for retirees who want an active lifestyle community in the desert. It boasts a world-class lineup of amenities that includes three clubhouses and a 36-hole championship golf course.
Sun City Palm Desert is a masterfully crafted community that was the result of many years of careful planning. The knowledge and experience Del Webb acquired while building their popular Sun City brands across Arizona in the 1970s and 80s led to a home-run with the opening of Sun City Palm Desert in 1992.
Sun City Palm Desert was the first 55+ active adult community in the Palm Springs area. When it originally opened, the community was known as Sun City Palm Springs. Despite the fact that the community was actually 15 miles east of the city of Palm Springs, the name stuck for many years. As the community neared completion, the residents joined the nearby city of Palm Desert for their postal needs and the community was designated as Sun City Palm Desert.
Sun City Palm Desert Amenities
Spanning 1,600 meticulously planned acres, Sun City Palm Desert is the largest of the 55+ communities in the desert. The community boasts three clubhouses featuring finely appointed amenities that have set the standard for active adult living in the region. It offers an unparalleled lifestyle with a rich lineup of clubs, activities and classes to match the interests of any physically or socially active adult.
The Mountain View Clubhouse is spread across two buildings for a combined size of 77,828 square feet. Indoor amenities include a fitness center, indoor lap pool and spa, the Daily Grind Coffee House, a large computer lab, a post office, ballroom, several meeting rooms, and a pro shop. The Mountain View Clubhouse also includes dining options at the Ventanna Restaurant, which is great for elegant dinners while Papa Dan's at the Vista Grille offers sandwiches and burgers. Outdoors, residents can enjoy the desert climate with an outdoor pool and spa or break a sweat on one of ten tennis or four pickleball courts.
The 25,000 square-foot Sunset View Clubhouse features a library, speaker's hall, aerobics and dance studio, card and meeting rooms, and a billiards hall. The Boulevards Restaurant at the Sunset View Clubhouse offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains while serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Outdoors, the Sunset View clubhouse offers an additional outdoor pool, spa and eight bocce ball courts.
The 16,000 square-foot Lakeview Clubhouse was the third amenity complex built in Sun City Palm Desert. It includes a fitness center, indoor walking track, four meeting rooms, and a library. This clubhouse also features an Olympic-sized outdoor pool and spa as well as being surrounded by scenic ponds.
The two 18-hole championship golf courses at Mountain Vista Golf Club produce an exciting and memorable experience for golfers of all skill levels. Hall of Famer Billy Casper and Greg Nash designed the Santa Rosa and El Gorgonio golf courses. Both courses boast exciting layouts with cascading waterfalls and emerald green fairways adorned with beautiful flowers and towering palm trees. Set amidst the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountain ranges, the views are truly breathtaking.
Sun City Palm Desert Homes & Real Estate
There are a wide variety of housing styles and sizes in Sun City Palm Desert to match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer. The community sold out of new construction homes in 2003 but an ever-changing lineup of pre-owned resale homes are available on the real estate market. Del Webb offered over 40 different floor plans throughout the eleven-year construction of Sun City Palm Desert. Homebuyers can select from single-family and attached homes that range from 1,000 square-foot one bedroom homes all the way to elegant three bedroom homes that can span 3,200 square-feet. Some of the larger estate homes come with magnificent golf course views.
All homes in Sun City Palm Desert are one level and include two-car garages with golf cart storage. Upgrades and finishes in the homes range from very basic to highly upgraded homes with granite countertops, gourmet kitchens and spa-like bathrooms.
Sun City Palm Desert Lifestyle
Since opening in 1992, Sun City Palm Desert has grown into an active adult community filled with activities, culture and clubs. There are over 80 different clubs and community interest groups in Sun City Palm Desert. A community activities director and monthly calendar keep the residents up to date with all of the latest news and events offered in the community.
Sun City Palm Desert features a club, activity or group for virtually every interest. Residents who want to explore other fitness regimens can try aqua Zumba, raja yoga, Tai Chi, or join the desert cyclist group. Meet new neighbors over a game of Mah Jongg, poker, or billiards. Discover a new favorite wine with wine tastings, a terrific read with the book club, or create a gift for the grandchildren with the quilters club. Those who enjoy creative outlets will find like-minded residents in the art club or the writers circle. From racquetball to the rainbow circle, Sun City Palm Desert has an activity that you are sure to love.
Sun City Palm Desert is nestled in the beautiful Coachella Valley, which has been a popular haven for retirees seeking warm weather and 350 days of sunshine a year. The area is home to the renowned tourist haven of Palm Springs that offers a variety of festivals and great shopping, restaurants and casinos. The area also hosts a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearby mountains are ideal for hiking, camping and horseback riding. Plus, there are over 200 golf courses in the surrounding area, making it one of the premier golf destinations in the world.
Sun City Palm Desert is centrally located next to San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles and provides endless entertainment. Residents can enjoy day trips at Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Mountain and local beaches. Sun City Palm Desert is also conveniently located near world-class shopping, tasteful dining and great medical facilities. Active adults will find that there is so much to do in and around Sun City Palm Desert in Southern California that they will never want to leave.