Community Spotlight: Sun City Shadow Hills in Indio, CA


Located in Indio, CA, Sun City Shadow Hills provides a vibrant lifestyle in the scenic Coachella Valley. From nearby attractions to on-site amenities, residents of this gated 55+ community always have a way of staying social and active. The community offers a retreat-like environment and avoids the congestion of bigger cities. With a strong sense of community, an ideal location, and an impressive lineup of amenities, it’s no surprise that Sun City Shadow Hills remains a top choice in Southern California.

Large Selection of Thoughtfully Designed Single-Family Homes

Sun City Shadow Hills is home to about 3,400 single-family residences in a gated environment. Development at this community was carried out from 2003 to 2016, so the homes have modern designs and energy efficient features. There are over 30 floor plans available in the four home collections: Shadow, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Living Well.

All of the homes are designed with low-maintenance living in mind, allowing active adults to spend more time enjoying themselves rather than maintaining the home. From 1,099 to nearly 3,000 square feet, these homes cater to a wide range of living needs. Most of the residences have at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Some have desirable modern features, such as granite countertops and tall ceilings that create a more spacious feel.

Prices begin in the mid $200s and reach the mid $700s. Currently the monthly homeowners’ association fee is $259, which is very reasonable considering the plentiful amenities, maintenance of common grounds, and 24/7 gated security. 

A Vibrant Lifestyle Within the Scenic Coachella Valley

As with most Sun City developments, Sun City Shadow Hills allows residents to live a social and active lifestyle. The community has two large clubhouses, as well as an on-site golf club.

The 35,000 square-foot Montecito Clubhouse is one of the main social centers of the community. This immense clubhouse has an indoor pool, resort-style outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, grand ballroom, multiple studios for hobbies and crafts, and more. For those who enjoy friendly competition with their neighbors, there are also tennis courts, bocce courts, and shuffleboard courts.

The 14,000 square-foot Santa Rosa Clubhouse offers another location where residents can socialize and stay active. It has a café, fitness center, indoor running track, outdoor pool and spa, additional courts for tennis, bocce, and shuffleboard, and more. Residents can also enjoy a game of golf with two 18-hole courses. The Shadow Hills Golf Club also has a restaurant, clubhouse, pro shop, practice facilities, and a driving range.

For residents who prefer to be outdoors, Sun City Shadow Hills is the place to be. Its scenic grounds offer views of the surrounding Coachella Valley, including desert and mountain landscapes. There are walking and biking trails that wind through the community, allowing residents to explore the on-site dog parks, lakes, and ponds. The community is also home to an outdoor amphitheater that regularly holds concerts throughout the year.

Ideally Located Near Southern California’s Top Destinations

The ideal location of Sun City Shadow Hills allows residents to enjoy the best that Southern California has to offer. For highly-rated dining, shopping, and entertainment options, residents of Sun City Shadow Hills don’t have to travel far. Palm Springs is only about 15 miles away from Indio, giving residents direct access to world-class resorts, casinos, and award-winning golf courses.

When residents want to enjoy big-city attractions, Southern California’s most popular destinations are easily accessible. Downtown Los Angeles and Orange County’s beach cities are about a two-hour drive away, making day trips convenient.

The community’s convenient location means residents can also enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, from the desert to the beach. The surrounding area is home to many popular spots for outdoor recreation. Idyllwild, which is a quaint town nestled in the nearby San Jacinto Mountains, is a great place for hiking, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors. During the winter months, residents can even enjoy skiing and other snow sports in Southern California’s mountains. The Lifestyle Department at Sun City Shadow Hills also frequently organizes trips and excursions to surrounding attractions, so residents can easily explore their local area with neighbors.

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