Sun City Palm Desert by Del Webb - Palm Desert, CA

Quickfacts
Builder: Del Webb
Price Range:Low $200s – Mid $800s
Home Types:Single Family, Attached
Number of Homes:4,949
New/Resale:Resale Homes Only
Age Restriction:55+
Construction Dates:1992 – 2003
Gated:Yes
Rating: 3 Reviews
 

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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 two championship golf courses.

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 includes a fitness center, indoor lap pool and spa, the Daily Grind Coffee Bar, a large computer lab, a post office, grand ballroom, several hobby and craft rooms, a pro shop plus tennis and pickleball courts. The Mountain View Clubhouse also includes dining options at the Ventanna Restaurant, which is great for elegant dinners. Papa Dan's at the Vista Grille has great sandwiches and burgers.

The Sunset View Clubhouse features a library, 200-seat auditorium, aerobics and dance studio, card and meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and spa, a billiards hall and bocce ball courts. 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.

The Lake View Clubhouse was the third amenity complex built in Sun City Palm Desert. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor walking track, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool and spa.

The two 18-hole championship golf courses at Mountain Vista Golf Club produce an exciting and memorable golf 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 45 different floor plans throughout the 12-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 3,200 square-foot estate homes 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 Del Webb 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. Whether your passions include cards, arts and ceramics or tennis, golf and hiking, there is something for everyone at Sun City Palm Desert.

Area

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 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. There is so much to do in and around Sun City Palm Desert that residents never want to leave.

Sun City Palm Desert Amenities
Below are amenities offered within Sun City Palm Desert.
  • 36-Hole Mountain Vista Golf Club
  • 200-Seat Auditorium
  • 10 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 2 Pickleball Courts
  • 8 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 2 Paddleball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Softball Field
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Fishing Ponds

Mountain View
Mountain View is the main clubhouse within Sun City Palm Desert. Here, residents can a wide variety of amenities to stay socially and physically active. It is open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Clubhouse
  • Concierge
  • Daily Grind Coffee House
  • Martini's Pub
  • Papa Dan's Restaurant
  • Ventanna Restaurant
  • Grand Sierra Ballroom
  • San Gorgonio Meeting Room
  • San Jacinto Meeting Room
  • Santa Rosa Meeting Room
  • Ventana Meeting Room
  • Saddleback Meeting Room
  • Idyllwild Meeting Room
  • Card Room
  • Computers
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Post Office
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Pro Shop

Sunset View
Sunset View is a beautiful facility that has many meeting rooms and is the perfect place to host a club meeting or party. It is open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Clubhouse
  • Boulevards Restaurant
  • Dance Studio
  • Speakers Hall
  • Library
  • Billiards Hall
  • Palm Meeting Room
  • Oasis Meeting Room
  • Canyon Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bocce Ball Courts

Lake View
Lake View is a beautiful facility that is the perfect place to stay active and involved in the community. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 10 PM and 8 AM to 8 PM on Sunday.
  • Clubhouse
  • Olympic-sized Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Tahoe Meeting Room
  • Arrowhead Meeting Room
  • Silverwood Meeting Room
  • Big Bear Meeting Room
  • Library
Duplexes
Price Range: Low $200s – Low $400s
The Duplex Villas are designed for homeowners who want the ultimate in care-free, turn-key living at Sun City Palm Desert. All exterior home maintenance is maintained by the association. They beautiful homes feature one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Garnet 1,174 1 + Den or 2 2 2
Topaz 1,324 2 2 2.5
Opal 1,552 2 2 2 or 2.5
Amethyst 1,766 2 2 2.5
California Casuals
Price Range: Low $200s – Mid $800s
California Casuals are ideal for homeowners who want a single-family home with minimal space. These unique designs offer comfortable rooms sizes perfect for couples or singles.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Pasadena 1,080 1 + Den 1.5 2
Newport 1,160 2 2 2
Classics
Price Range: Low $200s – Mid $800s
Not too big but not too small is the perfect way to describe the 13 Classic floor plans in Sun City Palm Desert. With two to three bedrooms and oversized garages, these desirable plans are the perfect fit.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Maui 1,021 2 + Den 1.5 or 2 2
Gorham 1,170 2 2 2
Lanai 1,199 2 2 2
Christofle 1,310 2 2 2
Barbados 1,333 1 + Den or 2 2 2
Antegua 1,420 2 2 2
Towle 1,450 1 + Den or 2 2 2
Tiffany 1,473 2 2 2
St. Maarten 1,539 2 or 3 2 2 or 2.5
Cayman 1,600 2 2 2
Jensen 1,603 2 + Den or 3 2 2
Montego 1,852 2 + Den 2 2
St. Croix 1,995 2 + Den or 3 2 2.5
Terraces
Price Range: Low $200s – Mid $800s
There are five Terrace plans to choose from available from 1,000 to nearly 2,200 square feet. Homes features two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage. With so many choices you are sure to find a plan to suit your lifestyle.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
5171 (Limoges) 1,002 2 + Den 1.5 or 2 2
5172 (Hummel) 1,174 1 + Den or 2 2 2
5173 1,524 2 2 2.5
5174 2,000 2 + Den or 3 2 2
5175 2,196 2 + Den or 3 2 2
Premiers
Price Range: Low $200s – Mid $800s
Need some space to spread out and relax or host guests? The Premiers are a great fit for homebuyers who want more space. Homes feature two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and a two to two-and-a-half-car garage.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Waterford 1,319 1 or 2 2 2.5
Orrefors 1,544 2 2 2.5
Fostoria 1,582 2 + Den or 3 + Den 2 or 3 2
Dublin 1,625 2 2 2.5
Morocco 1,649 2 + Den or 3 + Den 2 or 3 2
Lalique 1,661 1 + Den or 2 2 2.5
Lenox 1,722 2 + Den to 3 2 2.5
Tangier/Marrakech 1,732 2 to 3 2 2.5
Baccarat 1,822 2 2 2.5
Casablanca/San Carlos 2,041 2 + Den or 3 2 2.5
Sonora 2,068 2 + Den 2 2
Victoria 2,275 2 + Den 2 2
Monterey 2,322 2 + Den 2.5 2.5
Estates
Price Range: High $300s – Mid $800s
For the ultimate in luxury and space, the Estates homes provide plenty of room to entertain guests or host family members for an extended weekend. Plus, with a third stall for your golf cart you will enjoy easy trips to the golf course for a round of golf or over to the clubhouse for a casual evening with friends.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Emerald 2,074 2 + Den or 3 2.5 or 3 2.5
Solitaire 2,137 2 + Den or 3 2 2.5
Monaco 2,177 3 2.5 2.5
Pave 2,367 3 2 2.5
Marquis 2,416 2 + Den or 3 2.5 2.5
San Remo 2,436 3 2.5 2.5
St. Tropez 2,580 2 + Den 2.5 2.5
Portofino 2,728 2 + Den to 3 + Den 3 2.5
Regent 2,752 3 + Den 3.5 2.5
Marseille 2,895 3 + Den 3.5 2.5
Tuscany 3,146 2 + Den 2.5 2.5
Provence 3,236 2 + Den 2.5 2.5

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Sun City Palm Desert Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Sun City Palm Desert. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • AARP Drivers Class
  • AARP Tax Aide
  • Aging with Confidence
  • Airplane Model Flying
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Alzheimers Support
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Aquacize
  • Aquatics
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy
  • Ballet
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Ball
  • Book Club
  • Boomers & Friends
  • Boosters
  • Bridge
  • British Commonwealth & Friends
  • Bunco
  • BZB's Needlecrafts
  • Camera Club
  • Canadian Club & Friends
  • Canasta
  • Car Club
  • Cards
  • Catch & Release Fishing
  • Ceramics
  • Chair Yoga
  • Compulsive Eaters
  • Computer Instruction
  • Couples Golf
  • Couples Putters
  • Crafty Ladies
  • Creative Arts
  • Democrats in Sun City
  • Desert Cyclists
  • Desert Dancers
  • Dining Out
  • Discovery Meditation
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Farmers Market
  • Financial
  • Fit-N-Fun
  • Food & Wine Connoisseurs
  • Forum
  • Friends of Gilda Cancer Support
  • Friends of the CV Symphony
  • Friendship Church
  • Fun City Bowlers
  • Garden
  • Genealogy
  • German Community & Friends
  • Gin Rummy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hadassah
  • Hand & Foot
  • Health Lecture Series
  • Hearts
  • Here We Go Travel
  • Hiking
  • Homecrafters
  • Italian Heritage Group
  • Jewelry Club
  • Just for Fun
  • Karaoke
  • Ladies 9-Holers golf
  • Lady Putters
  • Library Group
  • Line Dance
  • Love to Dance
  • Mah Jongg
  • Meditation
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Niners
  • Menz Putterz
  • Mexican Train
  • Minnesota Memories & Friends
  • Model Railroaders of the Desert
  • Moonlighters Golf
  • Mountain Vista Ladies Golf
  • Movie Nights
  • Movie-Going & Critiquing
  • Music Buffs
  • Neighbors 4 Neighbors
  • Pacific Northwesterners
  • Pan
  • Parents Grief
  • Performing Arts
  • Pet Lovers
  • Pilates
  • Ping Pong
  • Quilters
  • Racquet
  • Racquetball
  • Rainbow Circle
  • Raja Yoga
  • Red Hats
  • Rhines
  • Rummy Q
  • RV Club
  • SCPD Republicans
  • Scrabble
  • Sit-N-Fit
  • Solos Club
  • Stained Glass
  • Step Aerobics
  • Stitch & Sew
  • Stroke Survivors
  • Sun City Jewish Services
  • Sun City Singers
  • Sunshine
  • Tai Chi
  • Theatre Club
  • Time 'N' Tone Aerobics
  • Travel Club
  • Trim & Tone
  • Veterans
  • Wine Tasters
  • Wood Crafters
  • World of Women Charity Fundraising
  • Writers Circle
  • Yacht Club
  • Yoga
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Community Address: 38180 Del Webb Blvd., Palm Desert, CA, 92211, USA
Sun City Palm Desert Rating:  4 out of 5.0
Based on 3 Reviews.
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June 16, 2014 2:12 PM by Mindy Sensiba (Resident/Homeowner)2.0
Wonderful community but the problem is the Sun City people who man the Lifestyle Enhancement Committee (LEC) and the Architectural Committee. They are people who like having power and by and large they are very hard to work with. We have had outdoor wall art up for seven years than all of the sudden they tell you to take it down it isn't to code. We did a remodel and the person we were forced to get approval from was like the Soup Nazi from Jerry Seinfeld. If you don't mind dealing with community associations that are not easy to deal with than Sun City is a great community.
September 8, 2013 6:26 AM by Bill Hume (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
Sun City PD. has around 5,000 homes, which allows the community to be gated, and properly cared for with relatively modest HOA fees. The 2 golf courses plus many pools and other activities, means everyone is able to find an outlet to enjoy. It is handy to shopping, and there is easy access to basics on a golf cart that is street legal.
The homes were built from 1992 to 2002 , but have large rooms, and good sized lots to allow for privacy, but still be close to neighbours. People looking for a second home or retirement in a secure area should check out the community web site and download the community news letter to see what it's all about.
May 20, 2013 4:56 PM by Charles S. (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
This community is really top-notch. I like the fact that it's all homes, no condos or townhomes here. It's better for resale value. My wife and I moved in about a year ago and got a really great deal for a very nice home under $200,000. I've already noticed prices are starting to go up so I'm glad we bought when we did.

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Sun City Palm Desert Information
Address: 
38180 Del Webb Blvd.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside County
Association/Clubhouse: 
760-200-2222
Additional Numbers:
Gatehouse: 760-200-2100
Real Estate/Home Sales: 442-300-9327

 

 

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