Spring flowers in bloom on a hillside in Murrieta, California

Murrieta, California is an idyllic haven for active adults. Let's explore the 55+ communities in the area.

Tucked away in southwestern Riverside County, about a one-hour drive from the beach, Murrieta is a quiet haven for active adults. This charming city is renowned for its pleasant year-round weather and close proximity to exciting urban areas such as San Diego, Palm Springs, and L.A. It’s also one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, boasting economical home prices and plenty of attractions, entertainment opportunities, shopping destinations, and dining spots.

Take a look below at the three beautiful 55+ active adult communities currently selling homes in the desirable city of Murrieta, California.

The Colony

Low $300s - High $400s

With 1,501 single-family homes, The Colony is the largest 55+ community in Murrieta. This sprawling community is highly prized for its beautiful Spanish-influenced architecture and resort-like amenities. The gated community is only five minutes from The Promenade at Temecula, a large indoor mall with dozens of name-brand stores, specialty boutiques, and eateries.

With construction dates ranging from 1989 to 2005, The Colony is well-established and updated, offering homes in over 60 floor plans with a wide range of styles, sizes, and prices. Homebuyers can choose between one- or two-story designs, and the homes range in size from 947 to 2,100 square feet. These stucco-exterior homes feature red-tile roofs, two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two-car garages, and views of lush greenbelts, golf fairways, and the San Bernardino Mountains. Many of these homes have been modernized and updated with open floorplans, granite countertops, wood or tile flooring, and stainless steel appliances.

The amenities at The Colony continue to delight and entertain residents, and the clubhouse serves as the central hub and gathering spot. Inside, residents enjoy the use of a fitness center, a grand ballroom, a library, hobby and craft studios, a theater, a beauty salon, and billiards. Outdoors, residents and guests bask in the sun at the sparkling outdoor pool and play tennis, bocce ball, or shuffleboard on the outdoor courts. The Colony Country Club offers discounted fees to community members on their 5,218-yard par-70 course. There are also miles of paved walking and biking paths woven throughout the community.

Learn more information about The Colony here.

Four Seasons at Murrieta

Low $400s - Low $500s 

Active adults looking for a mid-sized, luxurious community with friendly vibes and modern homes will want to take a closer look at Four Seasons at Murrieta. This 55+ community was built from 2000 to 2004, so both the homes and amenities here are up-to-date, modern, and beautiful. Neighbors here are close-knit and welcoming, and residents and their guests enjoy the high-end amenities one would expect at larger active adult communities.

Some of the amenity highlights at Four Seasons at Murrieta include a ten-acre recreational complex with a fitness center, an aerobics studio, a beauty salon, and hobby rooms, among other indoor amenities. Outdoors, the fun continues at the sparkling outdoor pool and spa, putting green, driving range, and sports courts.

Homes at Four Seasons at Murrieta feature nine single-family floor plans ranging from 1,772 to 2,773 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- to three-car garage. Many of these homes boast desirable upgraded features such as granite countertops, charming front porches, plantation shutters, and generously sized lots.

Learn more information about Four Seasons at Murrieta here.

Murrieta Hot Springs

High $100s - Mid $300s

Murrieta Hot Springs, also known as The Knolls, is made up of three separate neighborhoods, each with its own set of amenities. Residents of this popular, affordable community are welcome to use any of the amenities they like, regardless of which neighborhood they reside in. This gated community boasts a friendly, well-established neighborhood feel, and a wide variety of amenities to choose from.

With 1,040 single-family homes built from 1971 to 2014, Murrieta Hot Springs offers homebuyers plenty of options in terms of prices, sizes, and upgrades. Homes here range from 960 to 2,646 square feet, with two to four bedrooms, one to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached carport or two-car garage. Many of these homes are custom built and one-of-a-kind. Some homes feature extra-large kitchens and plantation shutters, while others boast laminate and tile flooring, covered patios or sunrooms, and/or breakfast nooks.

With three separate neighborhoods, the overall list of amenities at Murrieta Hot Springs is lengthy and impressive. There are three clubhouses, four outdoor pools, and three shuffleboard courts, to name a few. In addition to those, residents enjoy the use of an outdoor dog run, barbecue and picnic areas, miles of paved walking paths, and numerous billiards and game rooms.

Learn more information about Murrieta Hot Springs here.