California’s Orange County is known for providing an exceptional lifestyle for active adults. While many communities in this area are pricier compared to the rest of the state, Orange County is home to some great affordable options as well. We’re exploring the best lowest-priced communities for active adults seeking the Orange County lifestyle.
Laguna Woods Village - Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods Village is a well-established 55+ community that is known for its ideal location and resort-like amenities. With well over 12,000 residences, this gated community has a large selection of homes to choose from. Residences include condos, single family homes, and attached homes.
With seven on-site clubhouses, there is never a shortage of ways to stay active and social at Laguna Woods Village. Residents can stay in shape at the many fitness centers, play various sports with neighbors, catch a show at the 814-seat theater, and take a dip with several pools and spas. With dance floors, hobby studios, and an expansive selection of meet-up groups, it’s easy for residents to pursue their interests with like-minded neighbors.
Golfers will also feel right at home at Laguna Woods Village. The community is home to two professional golf courses. With private lessons, a fully stocked pro shop, and additional amenities, residents can take full advantage of the golf lifestyle at Laguna Woods Village.
Leisure World® Seal Beach - Seal Beach
Those seeking world-class amenities and an ideal location in Orange County will find Leisure World Seal Beach to be an excellent choice. Developed between 1960 and 1981, this gated 55+ community was one of the first in Southern California. Today the community has 6,608 residences, including condos and attached homes.
Residents of Leisure World Seal Beach are served by six impressive clubhouses. Each clubhouse offers an assortment of activities and amenities to keep residents busy. Amenities include lounge areas with cozy fireplaces, a fitness center, hobby rooms, an outdoor pool and spa, golf course, and more. With a 2,500-seat outdoor amphitheater, residents can take advantage of Orange County’s excellent weather while enjoying live entertainment. There is also an on-site post office, credit union, and health care center.
Windward Cove - Huntington Beach
Windward Cove offers affordable prices and a strong sense of community. This intimate 55+ community is home to 96 condos in a gated setting.
While Windward Cove lacks an on-site clubhouse, its ideal location allows residents to enjoy all that Huntington Beach has to offer. A 10-minute drive is all that’s needed to visit the coast, as well as downtown Huntington Beach’s eclectic shops and eateries. Windward Cove is also home to a scenic greenbelt, walking trails, and a gazebo for catching up with neighbors. There is also a community park directly behind Windward Cove.