The Inland Empire area offers a lot in the way of active adult living. For one thing, housing in the area is relatively inexpensive compared to neighboring regions, and the warm, year-round sunny weather is ideal for enjoying outdoor activities and day trips to the Pacific Ocean, Palm Springs, or Los Angeles.
Also known as the San Bernardino Valley, the Inland Empire offers a beautiful landscape, rich history, and a robust economy. Check out the 55+ neighborhoods where purchasing a home under $250k is very much a possibility.
Mid $100s - Mid $200s
This small and intimate community currently has some lovely, low-maintenance single-family homes for sale under $250k. Wyndham Rose is a gated 55+ community comprised of 168 single-family homes built from 1994 to 2003. Homes in this community range from 1,357 to 1,970 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage. These homes boast comparatively large backyards and some offer golf course views.
Residents love the refreshing outdoor pool, beautiful greenbelt, and miles of walking and biking trails weaving throughout the property. The community clubhouse is a gathering spot where residents socialize, play card games, plan events, and hold meetings.
Below $100k - Low $200s
The affordable, worry-free lifestyle at Banning Estates is ideal for baby boomers on a budget, with current resale manufactured homes for sale well under $250k. Banning Estates is comprised of 199 manufactured homes built between 1980 and 2001. The friendly and intimate community offers homebuyers a choice of numerous floor plans that range from 864 to 1,680 square feet. Each home offers two or three bedrooms, one or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage.
Amenities at Banning Estates are sure to impress, with a heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, a bingo hall, poker and pool tables, a fitness room, and tennis and pickleball courts. Golf lovers will appreciate the nearby golf courses in the area.
Low $100s - High $200s
With a mix of single-family homes, attached townhomes, and condos, Jess Ranch offers homebuyers choices galore. This high-desert 55+ community of 2,120 residences is currently selling resale homes starting in the low $100s.
Construction at Jess Ranch completed in 2002, and the community offers single-family, attached, or condo-style resale homes in a wide range of sizes. Condos typically offer one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a carport, while attached homes offer one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a garage or carport. Single-family homes feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
Amenities in this gated community delight residents and include a sparkling outdoor pool, a small clubhouse for socializing, shuffleboard courts, walking and biking trails, aerobics classes, tennis, bocce, arts and crafts, and more.
Low $100s - High $100s
Active adults on a budget will want to check out Panorama Village, a 55+ community that’s both affordable and loaded with amenities. Comprised of 501 single-family homes built from 1962 to 1968, Panorama Village is a mid-sized community with lots to offer. Homes range from 912 to 2,371 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage.
The resort-like amenities in this community include a nine-hole executive golf course, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a patio, a clubhouse, numerous walking and biking trails, and an indoor spa and fitness room. Residents also make use of an on-site computer lab and library, a catering kitchen, and multiple game and hobby rooms.
Low $200s - Mid $400s
Sun Lakes Country Club offers homebuyers a country club environment chock-full of amenities and lush landscaping. This 55+ community consists of 3,300 condo and single-family homes. This community offers 50 floor plans and sizes range from 850 to 2,627 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- to three-car garage. Many homes in Sun Lakes boast lovely views of the golf course and nearby mountains.
Amenities include three large clubhouses, a pool and patio, two private golf courses, a fitness center, a library, a grand ballroom, tennis and bocce ball courts, a card room, a billiards room, and an arts and crafts studio. Residents also enjoy the numerous on-site restaurants and cafes as well as the miles of scenic walking and biking trails. Residents of this thriving community stay social and active with numerous active clubs and hobby classes, including china painting, singing groups, and weight-training classes.