6 Impressive California Active Adult Communities Worth Visiting

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California is known for its beautiful weather, yet the climate and scenery are quite different throughout the Golden State. Spectacular mountains, lush vineyards and sweeping coastal shores each offer their own rewards, making California a prime retirement destination for many different active adults. Those who crave a luxurious lifestyle may be particularly taken with this sampling of six impressive California active adult communities.

Northern California

Sun City Lincoln Hills

Just 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Sun City Lincoln Hills is a Del Webb community which caters to active adults with an exciting line-up of recreations. Highlights include two amenity-rich clubhouses, two 18-hole golf courses, and a full-service day spa. Outdoor attractions feature swimming pools, sports courts, parks, a fishing lake and much more. On-site dining provides a perfect social setting with the Meridians Bar & Grill and the casual Kilaga Springs Cafe.

Trilogy at the Vineyards

Built by Shea Homes, Trilogy at the Vineyards enjoys a fabulous Brentwood location in the shadow of Mount Diablo. Its 34,000 square-foot Club Los Meganos offers many desirable amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game rooms, a demonstration kitchen, outdoor tea gardens, swimming pools, and the Kirkland Discovery Cafe. Residents can also relax at the Sawa Day Spa or take classes at the Kirkland Center for Higher Learning.

Central California

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes

In Nipomo, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is nestled amid wineries, riding stables, retail centers and coastal hot spots like Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. The community features eco-friendly residences by Shea Homes, an amenity-rich clubhouse and the 30-hole Monarch Dunes Golf Club. An active adult lifestyle is supported with amenities such as a fully equipped fitness center, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, lush gardens, the Center for Higher Learning, the Sandalwood Spa and Adelina’s Bistro & Marketplace.

Solera at Kern Canyon

Bakersfield is home of Solera at Kern Canyon, one of the most affordable Del Webb communities in California. This gated community is surrounded by green rolling hills, situated at the base of the canyons. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities in the community and surrounding area. The community consists of 558 homes, making it perfect for those looking for a smaller yet active community.

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Sun City Shadow Hills

Del Webb’s Sun City Shadow Hills is located in the Coachella Valley, just 15 minutes from Palm Springs. Resident golfers can enjoy a challenging game at the world-class Shadow Hills Golf Course or try out the many courses throughout the surrounding area. Beyond golf, the community offers a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse filled with resort-style amenities, as well as outdoor sports courts, walking and biking trails, a dog park and an outdoor amphitheater.

Trilogy at Glen Ivy

Perched in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, Trilogy at Glen Ivy overlooks Temescal Canyon and neighbors Cleveland National Forest. This Shea Home community welcomes active adults with world-class amenities and upscale homes. Its lush grounds and beautiful landscaping create the atmosphere of a luxury resort, while its fabulous line-up of amenities supports a healthy, active lifestyle. Recreations include two spacious amenity centers, the 18-hole Trilogy Golf Club, a state-of-the-art fitness center, sports courts, swimming pools, on-site restaurants, hobby and game rooms, a demonstration kitchen and the Center for Higher Learning. Whether you are looking for a home in Northern, Central or Southern California, the Golden State has many fabulous destinations for your dream retirement.

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