Year-round sun, constant warm weather, and plenty of fun; It’s no wonder active adults adore living in Palm Springs. Adding to what makes the area so popular is the fact that many of the 55+ communities in the area are quite affordable too.
Read on to learn more about the best lowest-priced communities in Palm Springs.
High $100s - High $400s
Built in 1975, this long-standing community is a favorite among active adults who appreciate low-maintenance homes and an array of fun amenities. Located just 25 minutes from Palm Springs in Rancho Mirage, Sunrise Country Club is close to the excitement of the city but far enough that it feels like a peaceful refuge.
While there's no age limit in this gated community, active adults find plenty of like-minded neighbors to socialize with or play a round of golf with on the community’s 18-hole golf course. In addition to the well-maintained golf course, homeowners at Sunrise Country Club also enjoy a clubhouse, a fitness center, a golf pro shop, and a tennis pro shop. There's on-site dining and a bar to enjoy as well as access to 21 outdoor pools, 19 whirlpool spas, and tennis and pickleball courts.
Low $200s - Mid $500s
Situated on 50 acres with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, this gated 55+ community offers active adults a luxurious setting at a bargain price tag. Located in Palm Desert, Villa Portofino is a newer community offering both new and resale homes. The community has 460 attached and single-family homes plus a wealth of amenities.
These include a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a game room, and a 100-seat movie theater. The Dream Game Room includes a sports bar, multiple big-screen TVs, pool tables, and a poker room. There’s also a beauty salon, library, craft room, and art room inside the clubhouse.
Outdoors, homeowners bask in the desert sun in the sparkling pool or putt around on the nine-hole putting course with a charming water stream that weaves throughout. There are plenty of paved walking and biking trails to enjoy on the property as well.
Mid $200s - High $500s
Located in Indio, California—just minutes from Palm Springs—Heritage Palms is a gated, 55+ community offering residents wide, open space and plenty of recreation. With 1,004 homes spread out on 379 acres, this lushly landscaped community is a mini paradise that’s affordable too.
Homebuyers here can choose between attached duplex-style homes or single-family homes. There are miles of paved trails as well as a semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course on the property.
In addition to those amenities, residents of Heritage Palms also enjoy a 32,000-square-foot clubhouse that houses a fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, a ballroom, a library, and an arts and crafts studio. There’s also a gourmet on-site restaurant, an outdoor pool and spa, four lighted tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, and gardening plots. A 27-hole, par-72 Heritage Palms Golf Course designed by Arthur Hills is also available to play, with no initiation fee to residents.
Mid $200s - Mid $600s
This luxurious attached-home community also has no age requirements, so neighbors of all ages can socialize in this friendly Palm Desert gem. Homes in Palm Valley Country Club feature one to three bedrooms and open concepts.
At the heart of the community is a grand 100,000-square-foot clubhouse with two restaurants, a bar, a lounge, a golf pro shop, and multipurpose gathering spaces. There's also an expansive Palm Valley Spa and Athletic Club.
Outdoors, golfers delight in the 18-hole golf course, driving range, and putting green. There’s also an Olympic-size outdoor pool with a patio, a whirlpool spa, and cabanas to use. There are multiple tennis courts and pickleball courts to enjoy as well.
Mid $200s - High $900s
As one of the biggest and most popular 55+ communities in the area, Sun City Palm Desert delights residents with its array of home choices, vast number of amenities, and affordable prices. There are 4,949 attached and single-family homes in this sprawling, gated community, with a wide variety of floor plans to choose from. The resort is situated right in Palm Desert near Palm Springs in the beautiful Coachella Valley.
Among the stellar amenities, this community has to offer are three grand clubhouses with multiple fitness centers, a day spa, two restaurants, 16 tennis courts, two 18-hole golf courses, a pro shop, an outdoor pool, and much more.