Active adults looking for a condo in a Southern California 55+ community are in luck. There are approximately 18 premium 55+ communities in the region offering quality condos at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking to downsize, searching for something more affordable, or simply seeking low-maintenance housing so you can focus on travel, hobbies, and leisure, condo living is a great choice.
Take a closer look at some of the most popular 55+ communities in Southern California currently selling condos.
Mid $100s - Mid $1Ms
As both one of the best-selling 55+ active adult communities in California, and as the largest on the West Coast, Laguna Woods Village has a lot going for it. This community offers security and peace of mind with 24-hour patrols, a guarded gate, and a private bus system. It also offers natural beauty, situated on 2,100 acres of pristine landscaping with views of rolling hills. In addition to all of that, Laguna Woods Village offers an abundance of resort-like amenities.
Built from 1964 to 1985, this sprawling community offers single-family, attached, and condo-style resale homes with 94 floor plans ranging from 675-square-foot condos to 2,600-square-foot single-family homes. Many of the resale condos available are sized around 770 square feet with one bedroom and one bathroom. There are also two-bed, two-bath condos available with roughly 1,040 square feet.
The amenities at Laguna Woods Village include seven clubhouses, five swimming pools, 36 holes of golf, an equestrian center, an 814-seat performing arts center, gardening plots, and over 250 clubs and organizations. There are also multiple dining rooms, catering kitchens, and bars to enjoy. Community members can enjoy RV parking, fitness centers, dance floors, hobby studios, and much more.
High 400s - Mid $500s
With 546 condo and attached homes, High Country Villas is a 55+ community with a specialization in condo living. Plus, it’s located only three miles from the Pacific Ocean, nestled on 12 beautiful acres in the popular SoCal town of Encinitas, near San Diego.
Homebuyers may note that the two-story condominium homes featured in this community are not age-restricted, but the one-story townhome residents must be age 55+. These homes were built between 1973 to 1985, and the smaller resale condominium units offer two bedrooms and one bathroom while larger condo units offer three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
With a 9-hole golf course, a driving range, a putting green, two swimming pools with spas, and bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, amenities at High Country Villas are sure to impress. Residents also enjoy a clubhouse with a fitness center, a library, and a game room. This community boasts beautiful views and plenty of open greenspace.
Mid $100s - High $500s
As one of the first 55+ communities in the area, Leisure World Seal Beach set the standard for active adult living, and it continues to attract boomers looking for high-quality condo living in SoCal. Built from 1960 to 1981, Leisure World Seal Beach offers beach-town vibes with cool ocean breezes and a laid-back lifestyle.
Comprised of 6,608 attached and condo homes, Leisure World Seal Beach features many one-story resale condo homes ranging from 550 to over 1,300 square feet with one to two bedrooms and one to two bathrooms.
True to its name, Leisure World Seal Beach offers a variety of amenities, activities, and opportunities to live a leisurely, enjoyable life. There are six clubhouses, 12 fully equipped kitchens, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, hobby studios, a library, and a 2,500-seat outdoor amphitheater. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the on-site nine-hole golf course, pro shop, driving ranges, and putting greens. The community also has its own health care center and full-service post office. There are also over 200 active social clubs to join.
High $100s - Mid $400s
With an upscale, country-club environment without the high price tag, Sun Lakes Country Club is truly the best of both worlds. Comprised of 3,300 homes built from 1987 to 2003, this 55+ community offers both resale condos and single-family homes, with many attractive resale condos currently available.
Homes range from 850 to 2,627 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- or three-car garage. Current resale condos are spacious and updated, starting at around 850 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Sun Lakes Country Club offers residents and their guests a multitude of amenities, including three clubhouses, a fitness center, multiple hobby studios, billiards rooms, a library, and a grand ballroom. There’s also an outdoor pool and two private golf courses as well as tennis and bocce ball courts and scenic walking trails weaving throughout the property.
Below $100k - High $200s
Budget-conscious boomers are attracted to the lower cost and variety of housing options at Jess Ranch in peaceful Apple Valley. This gated 55+ community offers homebuyers a choice of single-family, attached, or condo-style homes, with a total of 2,120 residences completed in 2002.
Most of the resale condos available for purchase offer one or two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a carport for easy and convenient vehicle parking. The square footage of the condos ranges, but many offer approximately 950 square feet.
In addition to affordable prices, Jess Ranch has plenty of attractive amenities to offer active adults. Indoors, there’s a small clubhouse to hone hobbies, play games, and socialize with neighbors. The fitness center offers instructor-led group fitness classes and a variety of state-of-the-art equipment. Outdoors, residents enjoy the sparkling pool, tennis and bocce ball courts, and paved walking and biking trails.