When it comes to finding a home in a 55+ community, it’s important to know that these communities can vary greatly. There are small, intimate communities with under a hundred homes, and there are large, sprawling communities boasting thousands of homes.
One of the greatest benefits of living in a large community is the vast amount of amenities typically offered. Communities with over 1000 homes usually have multiple clubhouses, pools, fitness centers, and unique offerings such as golf ranges, restaurants, and even transportation. Another benefit of living in a large community is that it offers lots of home sizes and price ranges. There are also plenty of neighbors to get to know and gatherings going on, so your social calendar is never empty.
If you’re looking for larger 55+ communities in Sacramento, you’ll want to check out the three following communities, all boasting more than 1000 homes.
High $300s - Mid $1Ms
Sun City Lincoln Hills is a large, upscale community located northeast of Sacramento. With 6,783 attached and single family homes, Sun City Lincoln Hills is not short on options and offers a staggering amount of resort-like amenities.
This sprawling community offers homebuyers a choice of low-maintenance attached homes or more spacious single-family homes. There are over 40 floor plans to choose from, with homes ranging from 901 to 3,068 square feet with one to four bedrooms, one to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one to three-car garage. Built by Del Webb, the resale homes at Sun City boast a ton of value for the price, and allow residents to live within their budget in one of the most sought-after 55+ communities in the country.
The activities director makes it their duty to ensure a never-ending lineup of activities, events, trips, and classes to join on any given day. There are over 80 active clubs in the community, from astronomy and gardening to west coast swing and sewing, so residents are able to socialize, hone a hobby, or discover a new one. Organized trips to the area’s most exciting destinations are regularly planned, from wine tasting in Napa to sight-seeing in San Francisco. Stunning Lake Tahoe is only a little over an hour’s drive north. Closer to home, Downtown Sacramento offers plenty of museums, restaurants, theater, and shopping.
The real draw of this exciting community is the stellar lineup of amenities, including two luxurious lodges, 36-holes of championship golf, and an on-site restaurant and bar. Multiple indoor and outdoor pools entice residents to cool off and get some laps in, and a 15,000-square-foot ballroom allows for plenty of room to waltz. The Spa at Kilaga Springs offers residents massage therapy, nail care, and facial treatments, and the Meridians Restaurant and Bar serves elegant dinners and causal fare. The community also boasts 27 miles of fitness trails for walkers and bikers. These paved trails weave through open space and wetlands, creeks and rolling hills.
High $400s - Low $900s
Situated twenty miles northeast of Sacramento, Sun City Roseville is another in-demand 55+ community built by Del Webb. Located in the charming city of Roseville, this friendly community was built between 1995 to 2000 and offers single-family homes.
This 3,110-home community offers 25 single-family floor plans that range from 878 to over 2,600 square feet. Homes here feature one to three bedrooms, one to three bathrooms and one to three-car garages. Homebuyers can expect to find that many homes are updated and remodeled, with modern layouts and decor that highlights the surrounding Sierra Nevada aesthetic.
Residents of Sun City Roseville enjoy a wide range of amenities and a packed social calendar, thanks to a full-time activities director. There are also over 50 organized clubs. Fun overnight and day trips are always in the line-up, such as visiting the nearby wineries of Napa or the stunning scenery of Lake Tahoe.
Amenities include a 6,200-square-foot recreation center, a grand ballroom, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resort-style pool, a full-service restaurant, and multiple sports courts. As the central hub of the community, Timber Creek Recreation Lodge features 52,000 square feet of amenities, including a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a grand ballroom, billiards rooms, hobby studios, and much more. Outdoors, residents stay active on the six lighted tennis courts, six lighted bocce ball courts, and a pickleball and half basketball court.
Golfers take delight in the 27-holes at Sun City Roseville, comprised of the 18-hole Timber Creek course and the 9-hole Sierra Pines course. The on-site golf practice facilities are perfect for honing skills or warming up before a day on the greens.
Mid $400s - Low $900s
Auburn Lake Trails is a sprawling gated community located in the small town of Cool, and it’s the only community on this list with no age-restrictions. Welcoming residents of all ages, Auburn Lake Trails is well-sized, with 1,121 single-family homes. This large community offers a serene feel with plenty of mature trees and open space. Residents here enjoy an active lifestyle and fun amenities right on-site, such as golfing, horseback riding, and hiking.
The spacious homes located in Auburn Lake Trails were built between 1971 and 2020 and offer both one- and two-story floor plans that range from 1,144 to 4,036 square feet. They boast two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two-to-three-car garages. Many offer desirable, modern features such as open-concept floor plans, spacious living rooms with fireplaces, chef’s kitchens with islands, master suites with walk-in closets, and private backyard decks.
Some of the standout, most-loved amenities at Auburn Lake Trails include a 9-hole golf course, a library, a clubhouse, an outdoor pool, equestrian facilities, and tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts.
Golfers who wish to play outside of the property will be delighted to find multiple courses close by, with over seven additional courses nearby. Also found nearby are multiple green spaces, parks, paved trails, and hiking trails.