6 Impressive California Active Adult Communities Worth Visiting


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.

 /><figcaption><em>Sun City Shadow Hills offers luxurious amenities in a stunning Southern CA location with fabulous views.</em></figcaption></figure>
<h3><a title=Southern California
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.

Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

Financing is the difference!

Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
Details here.

Share this post:

We're here to help! (800) 928-2055

Call us to speak with a customer service representative.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Weekly Updates

I agree that 55places and its affiliates, partner providers or agents may call, text, or email me about my inquiry, which may be made with automated means. I understand that my consent is not a prerequisite for buying a property. I may revoke my consent at any time by contacting [email protected] Message/data rates may apply. I also agree to 55places.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The Best Places to Snowbird in 2021

We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.

Interior view of the indoor pool at Del Webb Ponte Vedra in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Jacksonville Area 55+ Communities With Indoor Pools

There’s something so luxurious about an indoor pool. Take a look at these communities in Jacksonville and the surrounding northeast Florida area. You’ll find indoor pools and much, much more.

Sunset on sandy and rocky beach in the Bay Area of California.

55+ Communities on the Beach in the Bay Area

Perhaps you’re ready to turn your dream of living by the beach into reality. In that case, we’ve got you covered, because there are a few wonderful beachside 55+ communities right in the Bay Area.

A 55+ couple with arthritis holding hands and enjoying a day at the beach.

The Best Places to Retire With Arthritis

Those with arthritis know the pain and discomfort can be difficult to manage day-to-day. While there are many remedies to manage the pain, one you may not consider is climate. 55Places has taken a look at the best regions to live if you have arthritis, and many of them are home to 55+ communities!

A bridge over a pond on the grounds of Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, California.

Large 55+ Communities in the Sacramento Area

One of the greatest benefits of living in a large community is the vast amount of amenities typically offered. If you’re looking for larger 55+ communities in Sacramento, you’ll want to check out the three following communities.

Aerial view of the Downtown Spartanburg skyline in South Carolina on a sunny day.

Living in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northwestern South Carolina—also known as the Upstate—Spartanburg is an ideal destination for active adults who want to retire in a mid-sized city with a small-town, close-knit feel.

About 55places

We’re changing the way people 55 and older are searching for their perfect next place. With a national network of hand-selected real estate experts, plus comprehensive information, unbiased content, and on-the-go insight about thousands of communities across the country, we’re a trusted resource paving the way from here to home. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance single-level residence, an active lifestyle or age-qualified community, an intimate enclave, or anything in between, we can help you make your next move the best one yet.

Scroll to Top