Central California 55+ Communities Without Golf Courses

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Active adults who don\'t want to pay for a golf course they don\'t use, have a few options in Central California.

Although golf communities are popular among 55+ homebuyers, a view of the putting green or ninth hole isn’t everyone’s dream home. Retirees that live in communities without golf courses often enjoy lower homeowners’ association (HOA) fees as well as less traffic.

If living a lifestyle without having to worry about tee time interests you, check out these Central California communities without golf courses.

Rice RanchOrcutt, CA

Mid $400s – Mid $700s

Located in Orcutt, Rice Ranch offers active adult homebuyers a community with 755 homes and various amenities. Although there’s no golf course, there are plenty of other activities and amenities to help residents stay active.

There are two softball fields, soccer fields, and a basketball court. The community also organizes leagues and games for residents to enjoy the various sports courts, so there’s no need to worry about finding a team.

Homes in the community allow homebuyers to choose between single-family or attached as well as new construction or resale. Shea Homes has over 15 floor plans for homebuyers to choose from, allowing residents to find the ideal home for their lifestyle.

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Solera at Kern CanyonBakersfield, CA

Low $200s – Low $300s

The moderately priced community of Solera at Kern Canyon offers retirees an active community that has plenty of amenities and clubs to join. This gated community is ideally located in Bakersfield, giving residents easy access to everything the growing city has to offer, including 72 city parks and miles of walking and biking trails.

Residents of Solera at Kern Canyon can enjoy Grove Clubhouse, which is an 8,000-square-foot space composed of a fitness center, a billiards room, an arts and craft studio, a computer room, and a library. Outside, residents can take advantage of the outdoor pool, patio, and spa as well as two tennis and bocce ball courts. There’s even a small putting green for those who may be interested in fine-tuning their golf skills, but want to take their game elsewhere outside of the community.

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Four Seasons at Bakersfield – Bakersfield, CA

Low $200s – Mid $300s

Also located in Bakersfield, Four Seasons at Bakersfield is a gated community offering just under 500 homes. Residents have access to The Lodge, which is the community’s 14,000-square-foot clubhouse. Within The Lodge, residents will find amenities such as a fitness center, a library, a ballroom, billiards, a game room, and a beauty salon. The Lodge also includes the Sugars Bakery & Bistro as well as its own theater.

When residents are looking to enjoy outdoor amenities, they will find an outdoor pool and patio, as well as multiple tennis, bocce ball, pickleball, and shuffleboard, and badminton courts. Residents will also have access to the community’s garden and barbecue area.

The single-family homes of Four Seasons at Bakersfield come in a wide variety of floor plans, with a total of 19 layouts ranging from 1,444 to 2,775 square feet. Homes typically have two to three bedrooms and bathrooms, with an attached two- to three-car garage.

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Brighton Parks – Bakersfield, CA

Mid $200s – Mid $400s

The gated active adult community of Brighton Parks offers homebuyers spacious single-family homes and a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse. At the clubhouse, residents can enjoy amenities such as a lounge and bar as well as an exercise room, a card room, billiards, a game room, and a catering kitchen. Homeowners also have access to an outdoor pool and patio with a fireplace.

Within the community, there are two shuffleboard courts as well as ample space for walking and biking trails and parks. Residents of Brighton Parks also enjoy activities within the community such as book club, bridge, holiday parties, poker, and mahjong.

The homes of Brighton Parks range from 1,460 to 2,513 square feet and have two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. They also include an attached two- or three-car garage. Homebuyers can easily take advantage of the additional den space that can be made into an office or storage space.

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Del Mesa CarmelCarmel by the Sea, CA

Mid $400s – Low $1Ms

Del Mesa Carmel is a gated condo community located in Carmel by the Sea. Residents of Del Mesa Carmel enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle with ample activities and amenities available. Homeowners enjoy the community clubhouse that’s composed of multipurpose rooms, an indoor pool, billiards, a library, a woodworking shop, and a fitness center. The clubhouse also has its very own restaurant if residents ever want to grab a bite not too far from home.

The community has an on-site activities director who helps to organize community events all year long. Residents enjoy activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, water aerobics, meditation, and line-dancing. The community also organizes events such as holiday parties, Friday Lunch Bunch, and movie nights.

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

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Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

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