The word is out: Pickleball is the new favorite sport among active adults. In fact, pickleball is so popular that it’s now considered the fastest growing sport in America.
A combination of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, pickleball is a simple-to-learn sport that’s low impact and loads of fun. Take a look at the active adult communities in the Palm Springs area where enthusiasts can enjoy the game whenever the mood strikes.
Mid $200s - Mid $700s
Located in Indio, Sun City Shadow Hills is a sprawling 55+ community with an impressive list of amenities. In addition to well-maintained pickleball courts, the community boasts a 35,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, a dance studio, and game rooms. There’s also an 18-hole golf course, four tennis courts, nearby hiking and biking trails, a grand ballroom, an arts and crafts studio, a bistro, and an indoor lap pool, among other amenities.
Sun City Shadow Hills is comprised of 3,400 single-family resale homes built between 2003 and 2016. These ranch-style homes offer 1,099 to just under 3,000 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two to three-and-a-half bathrooms. Most homes offer modern, upgraded finishes and rear patios overlooking stunning views.
Low $300s - Mid $400s
With 477 single-family homes, Four Seasons at Palm Springs offers a quieter, more intimate community with upscale, resort-like amenities and stunning views. Residents of this lovely, gated community enjoy outdoor life to the fullest by playing games on the pickleball, bocce ball, basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard courts. They can also soak up the sun in the two outdoor pools. Indoors, the clubhouse, fitness center, salon, cafe, and library also keep residents entertained and social.
The single-family homes at Four Seasons at Palm Springs were constructed from 2006 to 2010, and they feature ranch-style floor plans that range from 1,900 to over 2,800 square feet. Many of these homes boast upgrades and modern finishes such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry, and great rooms that are perfect for entertaining.
Low $300s - Low $700s
As the only non-age-restricted community on this list, Trilogy at Polo Club allows residents of all ages to live and play in the same community, so one might encounter plenty of varied competition on one of the community's three pickleball courts. There’s also a 25,000-square-foot Polo Club to enjoy, with a fitness center and a yoga studio. Residents of all ages enjoy the use of the three tennis courts and three outdoor pools as well as the onsite restaurant, charming pond, and paved walking trails.
Construction began at Trilogy at The Polo Club in 2013, and once finished, this community will have 1000 single-family homes, ranging from 1,376 to 2,549 square feet. These stunning new homes will offer two to three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.
Low $1Ms - Mid $2Ms
Those who love both pickleball and golf will want to take a close look at Adalusia at Coral Mountain, a luxurious, all-ages golf club community selling both new and resale homes.
The star of this upscale, gated community is its 18-hole championship golf course, designed by renowned architect Ress Jones. In the plans to be built is a 15,500-square-foot golf clubhouse with locker rooms, a lounge, a pro shop, a patio, and dining. There are also plenty of pickleball and racquetball courts onsite as well as a resort-style pool and a clubhouse with a fitness center. A dog park, a spa, and multiple eateries are other amenities on the ever-expanding list.
Homes at Andalusia range from 2,895 to 5,089 square feet with three to five bedrooms, three-and-a-half or four-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage.
Low $200s - Low $800s
Another fantastic 55+ community for pickleball lovers is Sun City Palm Desert, built from 1992 to 2003 by renowned builder Del Webb. This sprawling, gated community has 4,949 single-family and attached homes in a variety of sizes and floor plans. Sizes range from one-bedroom homes with 1,000 square feet to three-bedroom homes with up to 3,200 square feet.
Sun City Palm Desert is renowned for its amenities, which center around three grand clubhouses and two 18-hole championship golf courses. There are multiple restaurants, pools, lounge areas, and fitness rooms to enjoy as well as ten tennis courts and four pickleball courts, among many other amenities.
Mid $300s - High $300s
With only 202 single-family homes, Domani is a small, intimate 55+ community that’s big on pickleball. Neighbors here enjoy getting together in the community's clubhouse for a game of cards or having for a friendly game on one of the outdoor bocce ball or pickleball courts. Residents also enjoy swimming in the sparkling outdoor pool and going for walks on the many paved paths and greenspaces peppered throughout the community.
Homebuyers can choose from five floor plans with homes ranging from 1,586 to 1,886 square feet. These beautiful new homes feature early California-style architecture, and once built, they will offer two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half bathrooms, and courtyard spaces.