Phenomenal golf, gorgeous weather and natural beauty draws active adults to Northern California.

California has been popular with retirees for many years. While some active adults prefer to settle in the sunny southern portion of the state, Northern California’s temperate climate and lush natural beauty make it an ideal setting for many active adults. It’s no wonder the area offers many active adult communities. There are both sprawling resort-style communities and cozy, thoughtfully planned neighborhoods. When looking for an age-restricted community in Northern California, be sure to consider these popular locations.

Sun City Lincoln Hills, Lincoln

As California’s largest age-restricted community, Sun City Lincoln Hills by Del Webb offers 6,800 homes, and a wide variety of amenities including two spacious clubhouses and two championship 18-hole golf courses. With on-site restaurants, sports courts, hobby and game rooms, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, there is plenty to keep residents busy. There are even fishing lakes, a theater, and a day spa. And when it comes to homes, potential residents can choose from over 40-floor plans including both single-family homes and attached villas.

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek 

At Rossmoor, the beautiful homes are nestled against the lush hillside and surrounded by mature landscaping. As the community developed over the course of 30 years, from 1963 to 1995, the homes incorporate a wide range of architectural styles. Rossmoor’s amenities are spread throughout five clubhouses and include resort-style features such as a 27-hole NCGA-rated golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. This 6,700 home community also includes charming outdoor spaces like picnic grounds, hiking trails, and a farmer’s market.

Trilogy at Rio Vista, Rio Vista 

Built by Shea Homes, Trilogy at Rio Vista includes many green building features, such as energy-efficient homes, low-maintenance homes. As with Northern California’s other popular resort-style communities, Trilogy at Rio Vista supports an active lifestyle. The community offers activities that promote physical, mental and social health. The state-of-the-art fitness center, the on-site learning center, and the popular cyber cafe are just a few of the amenities that appeal to potential residents.

The Club, Roseville 

Built by Del Webb with 700 single-family homes, The Club is much smaller than other Del Webb communities found in Northern California. This intimate community appeals to residents who prefer a quieter setting. Though The Club may have been planned on a smaller scale, it includes many amenities popular with active adults, such as a spacious clubhouse complete with a fitness center, hobby and game rooms, and an outdoor swimming pool. The Club also offers many active social clubs, which will appeal to a variety of interests.

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