With year-round sunny weather, beautiful oceanside and hillside cities, and so much to see and do, it’s no wonder so many active adults are looking to settle down in Southern California. Because of the area's popularity, it may come as a surprise that there are still many active adult communities in the area currently selling homes for under $350k.
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced home in beautiful SoCal, be sure to take a look at these six popular 55+ communities currently selling homes for under $350k.
Mid $100s - Mid $1Ms
With a wide range of home styles and prices, Laguna Woods Village is a sprawling 55+ community offering homebuyers a multitude of choices and a staggering list of resort-like amenities, including an 814-seat performing arts center and a 27-hole golf course.
Located in the lovely city of Laguna Woods, only 10 minutes from the beach and with an average yearly temperature of 76 degrees, this gated community is comprised of 12,736 condo-style, attached, and single-family homes. Currently, homes for sale start in the low $100s. There are a whopping 94 floor plans offered in this community, with homes ranging from 675-square-foot condo units to nearly 2,600-square-foot single-family homes.
Mid $100s - High $500s
As one of the first 55+ communities in Southern California, Leisure World Seal Beach continues to draw budget-conscious homebuyers looking for low-maintenance housing and plenty of amenities. With 6,608 condo and attached homes, this gated community has a variety of choices. Current resale homes start in the mid $100s and offer 550 to 1,540 square feet, one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and a carport.
Located less than two miles from the Pacific Ocean, Leisure World Seal Beach is settled in an idyllic location and offers plenty of resort-like amenities including six clubhouses, a 2,500-seat outdoor amphitheater, a nine-hole golf course, and even its own health care center and post office.
Low $200s - Low $800s
Constructed by renowned builder Del Webb, Sun City Palm Desert is a beautiful 55+ community in the thriving city of Palm Desert. This gated community has 4,949 single-family and attached homes, with current resale homes starting in the mid $200s.
Homes at Sun City Palm Desert range from 1,000 to 3,200 square feet, and most offer one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Many homes also offer golf cart storage for those who wish to frequent the two 18-hole championship golf courses. There are also three well-equipped clubhouses on the property, housing every amenity an active adult could wish for.
Low $200s - Mid $300s
As the first master-planned community of its kind in this area, Sun City set the standard for active adult living and continues to delight residents today with its small-town setting. Sun City offers residents a social, friendly atmosphere with lots of resort-like amenities, including two outdoor pools, hobby and game rooms, and outdoor tennis and bocce ball courts.
Comprised of 4,762 attached and single-family homes, Sun City is currently selling resale homes starting in the mid $100s. The attached homes here feature one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a garage or carport, while the single-family homes feature two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a garage or carport.
High $100s - Mid $400s
Settled among picturesque rolling hills, Sun Lakes Country Club offers homebuyers upscale, country club living for a bargain price. Golfers will delight in the two immaculate, private golf courses on the property, and all residents will enjoy the multiple clubhouses offering a grand assortment of resort-like amenities.
With 3,300 condo and single-family homes, the community offers homebuyers have a choice of home sizes and prices. This gated 55+ community is currently selling homes starting in the low $100s and ranging from 850 to 2,627 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- to three-car garage.
Mid $200s - Low $600s
Located in sunny Santa Clarita, Friendly Valley offers the best of both worlds: a small-town, pastoral setting that’s close to big-city attractions. This gated 55+ community is made up of 1,290 attached and single-family homes, and home sizes range from 600 to over 1,500 square feet. These homes offer one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a garage. Current resale homes start in the low $200s.
With a well-equipped clubhouse, a nine-hole golf course, a sparkling outdoor pool, and a community shuttle available for residents’ use, there’s plenty to do in and around Friendly Valley.