Sun City Shadow Hills offers two magnificent clubhouses full of impressive resort-style amenities.

Active adult communities are specifically designed to support an exciting lifestyle with amenities typically found in country clubs and luxury resorts. Elaborate clubhouses with fitness centers, swimming pools, restaurants, golf courses, hobby rooms and social spaces create the ideal atmosphere for residents to live a physically fit and socially active lifestyle.

The community clubhouse is the heart of any active adult community. The most sought-after communities boast expansive clubhouses brimming with luxury amenities and buzzing with activity and excitement. 55Places tours hundreds of active adult communities every year and has been especially impressed with the following clubhouses. Be sure to click on the community links below to view more pictures of 25 great active adult community clubhouses, listed in no particular order.

1. Sun City Shadow Hills – Indio, CA

With nearly 50,000 square feet of amenity space, Sun City Shadow Hills offers the ultimate in active adult living in the gorgeous Coachella Valley. Two elegant clubhouses offer a wide variety of amenities including two magnificent golf courses. Today buyers can select from new construction or resale homes built by Del Webb in nearly 30 unique floor plans. Residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with clubs and activities catering to a wide range of interests, all supported by elegant facilities to support an exceptional active adult lifestyle.

2. Trilogy at the Vineyards – Brentwood, CA

Trilogy at the Vineyards is a breathtaking Shea Homes community offering luxury active adult living in a prestigious Northern California location. The gorgeous Club Los Meganos boasts 34,000 square feet of impeccably designed amenity space featuring resort style luxuries including a full-service spa, delicious dining and elegant lounges. Residents also enjoy 27 holes of golf and a stunning natural setting with single-family homes surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and the California countryside.

3. PebbleCreek – Goodyear, AZ

PebbleCreek is a luxury lifestyle community for retirees as young as age 40. Residents enjoy access to multiple amenity centers including a creative arts center. There are multiple options for physical fitness pursuits both indoors and out, fantastic socializing, delectable dining plus two championship golf courses. Robson Communities designed PebbleCreek to meet the needs of today's active adult homebuyer with an appealing collection of high-end amenities and beautiful homes in a private desert setting.

4. Robson Ranch – Eloy, AZ

Halfway between Phoenix and Tucson is Robson Ranch by Robson Communities. This sprawling active adult community boasts a private location and resort-style amenities including on-site dining and fantastic golf. Homebuyers will appreciate the attractive pricing and are sure to find the perfect home with over 20 designs to choose from. Future plans call for an additional creative arts center and clubhouse, which promises to be equally as impressive and a wonderful addition to this already exceptional Phoenix area community.


Trilogy at Encanterra impresses with modern amenities and amazing design in architecture and furnishings.

5. Trilogy at Encanterra – Queen Creek, AZ

Set in a scenic location 45 miles southwest of Phoenix is Trilogy at Encanterra by Shea Homes. Residents appreciate the rural location yet close proximity to city and suburban access. With 60,000 square feet of amenity space residents need not venture far to enjoy world-class amenities including a private 18-hole championship golf course and on-site dining. Impeccable design and attention-to-detail are evident throughout the community from the luxury spa and restaurants to the recreational retreats and social lounges.

6. Siena – Las Vegas, NV

Siena offers privacy and prestige in a location destined to bring residents excitement and opulence. With over 70,000 square feet of amenity space residents enjoy a luxury lifestyle complete with on-site dining, golf, trails, recreations and more. The Las Vegas location presents a world of opportunity to enjoy resort-style living whether staying home in the community or venturing out to the Vegas strip. Siena showcases an abundance of resale homes to choose from in various styles and prices to fit the needs of discerning active adult homebuyers.

7. Del Webb Naples – Ave Maria, FL

Del Webb Naples is a unique neighborhood centered around a charming towne square and Ave Maria University. Residents enjoy the comfort of a small town atmosphere combined with world-class amenities and a strong sense of neighborhood pride. Del Webb Naples residents enjoy a stunningly elegant private clubhouse plus have access to the countless amenities of the greater Ave Maria community including retail, dining and everyday conveniences, all just minutes from home.

8. Trilogy Orlando - Groveland, FL

In the heart of Central Florida is a masterpiece 55+ community by Shea Homes. Trilogy Orlando offers modern elegance with state-of-the-art amenities and finely crafted single-family ranch homes. The outstanding Magnolia Club boasts 57,000 square feet of stylish amenity space designed to create a welcoming atmosphere to live a vibrant lifestyle. The impressive collection of amenities rivals the best luxury resorts and offers residents everything needed to live a fulfilling active adult lifestyle.

9. Sun City Carolina Lakes – Fort Mill, SC

Del Webb’s Sun City Carolina Lakes combines world-class amenities with casual elegance to create a warm and inviting 55+ community. The grand Lake House amenity center offers 40,000 square feet of space dedicated to creating the ultimate atmosphere to enjoy the famous Del Webb lifestyle. Outdoors, ten shimmering lakes enhance the community landscape and add to the variety of unique recreations. Future plans call for the construction of a second clubhouse adding even more attractions to this highly sought-after active adult community.

10. Carolina Preserve – Cary, NC

Carolina Preserve is a 55+ community meticulously designed by Del Webb to create the ideal setting for active adult living in the popular Triangle Area of North Carolina. The community sits within the larger Amberly master planned community giving residents access to both the private Carolina Preserve clubhouse in addition to the Amberly amenities. Both feature state-of-the-art facilities to support a traditional active adult lifestyle designed around social activities, special events and physical fitness as well as meeting new people, trying new activities and making new friends. Please continue clicking the links below to learn more about the remaining communities completing our list of 25 great active adult community clubhouses.

11. Andalusia at Coral Mountain - La Quinta, CA

12. Sun City Lincoln Hills - Lincoln, CA

13. SaddleBrooke - Tucson, AZ

14. Sun City Grand - Surprise, AZ

15. Sun City Anthem - Henderson, NV

16. Del Webb Ponte Vedra - Ponte Vedra, FL

17. Lely Resort - Naples, FL

18. Stone Creek - Ocala, FL

19. The Villages - The Villages, FL

20. Valencia Reserve - Boynton Beach, FL

21. Cresswind at Lake Lanier - Gainesville, GA

22. Soleil Laurel Canyon - Canton, GA

23. Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC

24. Greenbriar Oceanaire - Waretown, NJ

25. Greenbriar Stonebridge - Monroe, NJ