7 Popular Gated 55+ Communities in Sacramento

Homebuyers searching for a gated community in an idyllic setting should consider these options in the Sacramento area.

Gated communities are a popular choice among active adults who seek the security, privacy, and luxury that these communities offer. If you’re looking for a gated community in the Sacramento area, be sure to take a look at the seven popular communities below.

Low $400s - Mid $700s

The outdoor pool at Heritage Park in Sacramento, California.

This gated community offers peaceful seclusion, and it’s only five miles from Downtown Sacramento. With a location near urban thrills yet set back in a serene environment, it’s no wonder Heritage Park is a popular choice among homebuyers.

This 55+ gated community is comprised of 965 attached and single-family homes ranging from 1,087 to 3,264 square feet. They offer two to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and a two- to three-car garage. Some amenity highlights include five one-acre parks, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, an onsite theater, a ballroom and pub, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Low $400s - Low $800s

Outdoor tables and chairs on a patio at Four Seasons at Westshore in Sacramento, California.

Another Sacramento favorite, Four Seasons at Westshore offers rural beauty near big-city attractions. This gated 55+ community offers homebuyers affordable single-family homes set among a nature preserve and 31 acres of parks. At the center of Four Seasons at Westshore, there’s a promenade around a 26-acre lake with fountains. Other highlights include the 22,700-square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, and outdoor pool.

Homes range from 1,502 to 2,828 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Featuring energy-efficient designs, these homes also offer an additional den that can be used as a hobby space or a home office.

High $200s - Low $400s

View of the Sacramento skyline on a sunny day.

Active adults looking for a more intimate 55+ community will want to consider Suncountry. It’s a highly affordable, gated community only minutes from Downtown Sacramento.

Suncountry features 307 single-family homes that range from 980 to 1,500 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. These homes include dual-pane windows, two-car garages, high ceilings, and walk-in closets. Some amenity highlights include multiple outdoor pools, tennis courts, and a clubhouse offering a multipurpose room, a library, a catering kitchen, and billiards.

Low $500s - High $600s

A boat secured to a dock at Heritage Lakeside in Elk Grove, California.

With a boat dock as well as catch-and-release fishing, Heritage Lakeside is a beautiful community offering homebuyers the best of lakeside living. This gated, 55+ community is small and serene, with only 269 single-family homes.

These low-maintenance homes are nestled around the banks of a lovely man-made lake. Properties range from 1,558 to 2,675 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.

In addition to the lake, there’s a 6,350-square-foot clubhouse that houses a fitness center, a ceramics studio, a library, and game rooms. Outdoors, a pool and spa, a tennis court, and paved walking and biking paths help keep residents active and social.

High $400s - Low $900s

Purple flowers blooming beside Folsom Lake in California.

This mid-sized community located in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin offers residents a small-town feel in a private environment. Springfield at Whitney Oaks is a gated 55+ community comprised of 868 single-family homes that come in a variety of sizes, floor plans, and price ranges.

With beautiful views of the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, these homes offer 1,182 to nearly 3,500 square feet with one to three bedrooms, two to three-and-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.

This community features a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes a fitness center, a ballroom, an art studio, a library, a billiards room, and more. Outside, residents can enjoy the outdoor pool and spa as well as the miles of paved trails. Just down the street, the Whitney Oaks Golf Club offers an acclaimed 18-hole course.

Low $600s - High $800s

A fountain at the entrance of Four Seasons at El Dorado Hills in El Dorado Hills, California.

Located in the rolling golden hills of El Dorado County, Four Seasons at El Dorado Hills is only 30 minutes from Sacramento. This gated 55+ community of 460 single-family homes is also near Folsom Lake, which offers boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and more.

Homes here range from 1,389 to 3,245 square feet. They feature two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- or two-and-a-half-car garage.

Some amenity highlights include a 12,500-square-foot clubhouse offering a double-sided fireplace, a cozy lounge area, a fitness center, a library, game rooms, a ballroom, an arts and crafts room, and much more. An Olympic-size lap pool is available outdoors as well as tennis, bocce ball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and barbecue areas.

Low $600s - High $900s

The community sign at the entrance of Heritage El Dorado Hills in El Dorado Hills, California.

Another El Dorado Hills gem, Heritage El Dorado Hills is a sprawling 1000-home community selling brand-new homes. Upon completion, these modern homes will range from 1,137 to 2,993 square feet. They will offer two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached garage. 

The resort-like amenities in this 55+ community include a 5,000-square foot clubhouse with a fitness center and an aerobics and dance studio. There’s also a catering kitchen as well as game rooms and gathering spaces. Outdoors, two outdoor pools, a spa, a patio, a barbecue area, and tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts keep residents active. There’s also an onsite dog park for furry companions.

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