With its fitness room, craft studio, and more, the clubhouse is the focal point of the community. 

The Colony is an active adult community in Murrieta, California. Started in 1989 and completed in 2005, this gated 55+ community contains 1,500 single-family houses located in the beautiful Inland Empire area of Southern California.


All the residences in The Colony are single-family, detached houses in one- and two-story designs ranging from 1,070 to 2,160 square feet in size. The homes are available in over 60 different floor plans and include stucco exteriors, red tile roofs, and two-car garages. Every home has a scenic view of lush landscapes or the golf course from the backyard. Some models feature open floor plan designs.


The Colony’s centrally located clubhouse offers an impressive array of amenities including an exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment, billards, card and craft rooms, and a large multi-purpose ballroom. Residents also have access to a theater, library and beauty salon. Activity and travel directors assist residents with many educational, travel, and entertainment activities. The Colony Grill provides a convenient, appealing restaurant within the community’s grounds.

An outdoor pool and tennis, bocce ball, and shuffleboard courts surround the clubhouse. Several miles of scenic walking and biking trails wind through the community. The California Oaks Golf Course, a 4,681-yard par-65 course designed by David A. Rainville, boasts Bermuda grass fairways and challenging greens. Homeowners of The Colony pay discounted green fees. Also available for golf enthusiasts are a putting green and a driving range.


The Colony is surrounded by some of Southern California’s greatest attractions. Palm Springs, San Diego, and the beaches of Orange County are an hour’s drive away. Los Angeles, home to venues that attract visitors from around the world, is less than two hours from The Colony.

Homeowners enthusiastic about outdoor recreational activities can take part in a large array of desirable locations, including mountains, lakes, and the ocean. Within two hours from their homes, The Colony residents can sunbathe at an ocean beach, hike in the 11,000-feet tall San Gorgonio Mountains, rock climb in Joshua Tree National Park, or play at one of the world-renowned golf courses in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir, wonderful for boating, fishing, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, is just 20 miles east of The Colony.

The Promenade at Temecula, a short five minutes from The Colony, has an indoor mall with over 100 brand name stores and specialty boutiques. Vegas-style gambling is nearby at the Pechanga Casino and Hotel. For wine lovers, the desirable Temecula wine-growing area is just 20 miles south.

With so much to offer, retirees looking for an affordable active adult community in Southern California should take a closer look at The Colony.