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Check out the great home options at Sun City Shadow Hills.

When searching for an active retirement community, there are many factors to consider. Besides the usual price, location, amenities, and lifestyle options, many people have a preference of living in new construction communities versus communities that only offer resale homes. There are many pros and cons to each type of community (info on new versus resale homes).

After the real estate slowdown in 2008, many builders put plans on hold for new communities or scrapped plans altogether. As a result, new construction retirement communities in Southern California were not as plentiful as they were in the past. But if Southern California is your retirement destination, and you are determined to find new construction, check out these communities where there are still plenty of new construction homes.

1. Sun City Shadow Hills

Del Webb’s latest creation located in the Coachella Valley. This follow up piece to Sun City Palm Desert, started construction in 2003. Upon completion, Sun City Shadow Hills will have 3,200 homes, 2 clubhouses, and an 18-hole golf course.

2. Four Seasons at Beaumont

K. Hovnanian’s popular Four Seasons active adult communities have long been popular around Southern California. Four Seasons at Beaumont is no exception, with a 25,000 square foot clubhouse and desirable floor plans at great prices have helped this community be a favorite since it opened for sales in 2005.

3. Solera Diamond Valley

Del Webb’s latest active adult community located in Southern California. Ideally set in Hemet, California, Solera Diamond Valley is within one to two hours of places like San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs.

4. Four Seasons at Palm Springs

This K. Hovnanian active adult community is the only gated 55+ community in Palm Springs. Home buyers get the benefits of a wonderful community with a great address. There are only a total of 473 homes planned in the community and at their current pace, Four Seasons Palm Springs will soon be sold out of new construction.

5. Trilogy at La Quinta

This Shea Homes community brings “green” living to the heart of the Coachella Valley. Many people who prefer new construction want the latest features and upgrades along with the benefits of a highly energy efficient home. Buyers can select to have their home built with green specifications that include solar panels and numerous other energy saving techniques.

6. Sun City Apple Valley

Another Del Webb community located 40 miles north of San Bernardino featuring 1,700 planned homes, two clubhouses, and 27 holes of golf. Home buyers can choose from twelve popular new construction single family floor plans.