The Inland Empire has presented active adults with affordable homes less than two hours from major attractions.

Owing to its reasonable home prices and close proximity to big cities, the Inland Empire is a top choice in Southern California for homebuyers seeking an active adult community. Many communities in this area offer easy access to outdoor recreation while still remaining relatively close to the attractions of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Check out the top five lowest priced communities in the Inland Empire below.

The Club – Menifee, CA

High $100s - High $200s

Located in Menifee, CA, The Club is an affordable 55+ community that has 259 single-family homes. This gated community offers a private, active environment, and it’s about an hour-and-a-half drive to Southern California’s major metropolitan areas. Homebuyers can find resale homes priced from the high $100s to the high $200s.

Most of The Club’s single-family residences feature two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Those seeking a spacious home will enjoy the open floor plans and roomy master suites.

The Club is known for its small-town feel where neighbors can regularly mingle and socialize. Amenities include a clubhouse, arts and crafts studio, a library, an outdoor pool with spacious patio, tennis and basketball courts, and even a ballroom and stage for parties.

Serrano del Vista – Banning, CA

High $100s - Mid $200s

This intimate age-restricted community was completed in 2004 and consists of 246 single-family homes. Its close proximity to the surrounding San Jose Hills and Santa Ana Mountains make it popular for active adults who enjoy the outdoors. Homes in Serrano del Vista are available on a resale basis, with prices ranging from the high $100s to the mid $200s. These homes run between 996 and 1,475 square feet, and they have two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Nature lovers will especially enjoy the stunning mountain views and private patios that some of these homes feature.

There is no shortage of activities at Serrano del Vista. The community boasts a clubhouse, ballroom and bar, exercise room, library, outdoor pool and spa, relaxation room, walking and biking trails, and more. Residents can also enjoy trips to nearby Temecula, which is famous for its many wineries and vineyards.

Seven Hills – Hemet, CA

Low $100s - Mid $200s

Located in Southern California’s San Jacinto Valley is the 55+ community of Seven Hills. This active adult community has over 1,143 single-family and attached homes, and provides a casual lifestyle for residents to socialize and enjoy themselves.

Resale homes are priced between the low $100s to the mid $200s, and they are available in a variety of sizes to fit diverse needs. Attached homes are between 1,180 to 1,470 square feet with up to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Select homes feature vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, and charming courtyards. The spacious single-family homes are between 1,150 to 2,500 square feet, and they feature two to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some single-family homes offer modern granite countertops and views of the nearby golf course.

A biannual fee gives residents access to the Seven Hills Members Club, which includes amenities such as a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor spa, library, 18-hole golf course, driving range, 2 putting greens, and an outdoor pool and patio. And for those seeking outdoor adventures, Hemet is located less than an hour’s drive to the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains.

Murrieta Hot Springs – Murrieta, CA

Mid $100s - High $200s

Sometimes referred to as The Knolls, this popular 55+ community consists of 1,040 homes in three separate neighborhoods: Spring Knolls, Golf Knolls, and Warm Spring Knolls. Each distinct neighborhood offers its own clubhouse and amenities that can be enjoyed by all residents.

Homes are available on a resale basis and are priced between the mid $100s to the high $200s. These spacious single-family homes range in size from 960 to 2,646 square feet, and they feature two to four bedrooms, one to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached carport or two-car garage.

This community caters to the needs of those seeking a vibrant and social lifestyle. With three clubhouses offering a unique set of activities, residents can enjoy outdoor pools, exercise rooms, billiards and cards, a dog park, picnic areas, and more. The convenient location of Murrieta Hot Springs also makes traveling to nearby San Diego and Los Angeles a breeze.

Jess Ranch – Apple Valley, CA

Below $100k - High $100s.

Located on the edge of the Mojave Desert, Jess Ranch is a gated 55+ community that provides an escape from the fast-paced city life. It consists of over 2,000 homes, with a mixture of very reasonably priced single-family homes, attached homes, and condos. Pricing for these resale homes ranges from below $100k to the low $200s.

Jess Ranch’s low-maintenance condo homes offer one to two bedrooms, up to two bathrooms, and a carport. Attached homes have one to two bedrooms, up to two bathrooms, and a garage or carport. Single-family homes feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

This well-established community is known for its beautiful park-like setting and intimate social atmosphere. It has a private clubhouse, outdoor pool and spa, walking and biking trails, and is conveniently located so residents can make easy day trips to Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.