The Colony is a 1,500 home active adult golf course community in Murrieta, CA. It is revered for its prime location in the heart of southern California, ideally set within an hour of the ocean, towering mountains, scenic lakes and the desert. This well-established community is surrounded by great shopping, dining and entertainment attractions.
Ryland Homes, Mastercraft and Crowell & David constructed The Colony between 1989 and 2005. The three builders joined forces to create one of the most admired active adult communities in California's Inland Empire. The Colony includes a delightful mix of housing options, world-class amenities and an active social calendar.
The Colony's location is one of its most admirable attributes among active adult home buyers. The community is surrounded by some of southern California's greatest attractions. I-15 and I-215 freeways are adjacent to the community and places like Palm Springs, San Diego and the beaches of Orange County are within 70 miles from The Colony.
Outdoor recreational enthusiasts are surrounded by a vast array of enviable attractions including mountains, lakes and the ocean. Within two hours from home, the residents of The Colony can enjoy sunbathing at the beach, hiking the 11,000-foot peaks of the San Gorgonio Mountains, rock climbing in Joshua Tree or playing golf at any of the world-renowned courses in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Plus, Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir is 20 miles east of The Colony. The lake is ideal for boating, fishing and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.
The Promenade at Temecula is only five minutes from The Colony. The indoor mall boasts over 100 name brand stores and specialty boutiques. Temecula wine country is 20 miles south and Vegas style gambling is just down the street at the Pechanga Casino and Hotel.
The Colony Amenities
The Colony's clubhouse is the central hub for all community social and fitness activities. It boasts an exercise room, hobby and craft studios, a grand ballroom, theater, library, beauty salon and billiards. Plus, an outdoor pool and tennis, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts surround the clubhouse. There are also several miles of walking and biking trails that meander through the community.
The Colony Country Club, also known as California Oaks Golf Course, is a 4,681-yard par-65 course. It was designed by David A. Rainville and boasts Bermuda grass fairways, sharp doglegs and challenging greens. The course is open to the public but residents of The Colony enjoy discounted green fees. The Colony Grill offers a great place to gather with friends after a round of golf or the ideal setting for a quiet dinner with your significant other.
The Colony Homes & Real Estate
Home buyers can select from a wide range of real estate options in The Colony. There were over 60 different floor plans offered throughout the 16-year construction of the community. All residences are single-family detached homes available in one and two-story designs that range from 1,071 to 2,161 square feet.
All new construction homes have been sold by the developers but an ever-changing lineup of pre-owned resale homes are continually available for sale. The attractive homes include stucco exteriors, red tile roofs and 2-car garages. Some of the newer homes feature more highly upgraded finishes and desirable open floor plan layouts. All homes in The Colony enjoy rear yard views of a scenic greenbelt or the golf course.
The Colony Lifestyle
An on-site activities director and travel coordinator are continually supplying residents of The Colony with a delightful mix of activities, events and trips. There are numerous clubs and interest groups in the community including sports clubs, fitness groups, cards, games and hobby clubs.
- 18-Hole California Oaks Golf Course
- The Colony Grill
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Resort-Style Pool & Spa
- Card Room
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Ballroom with Stage
- Beauty Salon
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 3 Pickleball Courts
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Shuffleboard Courts
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Putting Green & Driving Range
- Picnic Pavilion
There are plenty of activities available in The Colony. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Art Group
- Card Clubs
- Bocce Ball
- Dance Classes
- Red Hat Society
- Tai Chi
- Wine Tasting
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