Communities Without Age Restrictions in the Sacramento Area

Exterior view of the community clubhouse and entrance sign at Pinnacle at Blackstone in El Dorado Hills, California.
You don't need to be over 55 to live in these attractive communities near Sacramento.

There are many wonderful benefits to living in a 55+ community, but some people prefer to live in a community where all ages are welcome. Perhaps they enjoy the sound of children giggling in neighboring yards, or they want to live close to loved ones. Others might enjoy living in a larger, single-family home, which communities without age restrictions typically offer. Still others may prefer fewer rules and a smaller homeowners’ association (HOA) fee than a 55+ community.

Whatever your reason, if you’re looking for a community with no age restrictions in the Sacramento area, you’ll want to read about the following five retirement communities in the Sacramento area that welcome all ages.

Mid $400s - Low $900s

Bird's eye view of the Sierras around Lake Tahoe from the valley in Auburn, California.

Comprised of 1,121 single-family homes, Auburn Lake Trails is a sprawling gated community for residents of all ages. Located about 40 miles from Sacramento, this friendly community is located near everyday conveniences, restaurants, and a myriad of attractions, including The Gold Discovery Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, Jensen Botanical Garden, and Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center.

Homebuyers are sure to find a home here to fit both their budget and wish list. The one- and two-story homes range from 1,144 to 4,036 square feet with two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two- to three-car garages. Expect to find in-demand features and upgrades in these stylish homes, including open-concept floor plans, living room fireplaces, kitchens with breakfast bars, master suites with walk-in closets, dining rooms, and backyard decks. Some homes are even more additional upgrades, such as private pools and spas.

The amenities available in the community include three different event and activity centers, where residents gather to mingle and attend events. Some of the notable amenities found at The Barnloft include a stage, a warming kitchen, a dining area, and multipurpose gathering spaces. The Lakeside Clubhouse and ALT Gallery also feature a kitchen and multipurpose spaces, and The Lakeside Clubhouse includes a library as well.

A resort-style pool, 9-hole golf course, and tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts can all be enjoyed outdoors. Horse lovers of all ages delight in the on-site equestrian facilities, including closed stables and a riding arena. Residents also enjoy being within a few feet of scenic walking and biking trails.

Low $300s - Mid $500s

A tree-lined street at Swallows Nest in Sacramento, California

The only community featured here located in Sacramento proper is Swallows Nest, with 266 attached and single-family homes. This small community welcomes residents of all ages. Located near the Sacramento River, Swallows Nest offers residents a low-maintenance lifestyle with resort-like amenities and a picturesque location. An HOA fee provides 24-hour private security, exterior insurance, and all shared space maintenance, including front yard gardening.

Homes in this gated community were built between 1982 and 2001 and feature 1,166 to 2,791 square feet, with two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These open-floor-plan homes boast a stylish California bungalow style with vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, tile or hardwood floors, and breezy ceiling fans. Attached two-car garages feature extra storage space.

Some of the amenities found in this community include a clubhouse, three swimming pools, a 9-hole golf course, and tennis and pickleball courts. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate a leisurely stroll or bike ride through the several private parks and walking trails in the community. Only a few minutes away, Downtown Sacramento offers a wealth of cultural and leisure offerings, including The Crocker Art Museum, The California State Railroad Museum, the State Capitol, the Golden 1 Center, and Railyards Stadium. Of course, dozens of notable restaurants and shops can also be found downtown.

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