Los Angeles may not be the typical place you think of when you imagine retirement, but many active adults find a lot to love in the “City of Angels.” Known for its warm climate, cultural diversity, and celebrity residents, L.A. provides retirees with endless entertainment and big-city amenities. It’s a notoriously expensive city. However, 55+ communities can offer an affordable haven to interested homebuyers.
Check out these five popular 55+ communities near L.A.
Mid $400s - Mid $600s
Active adults looking for a low-maintenance, beachside lifestyle in the Los Angeles area should consider New Horizons South Bay. It’s a sprawling 600-unit condominium community located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, right near the Pacific Ocean.
It’s endless summer at New Horizons South Bay, where residents enjoy warm sea breezes, breathtaking beaches, and plenty of sunshine in the city of Torrance. Downtown Los Angeles is only a few miles away, so community members enjoy the best of both worlds—laid-back beach life and urban excitement.
Inside this community of 600 resale condos, homebuyers can choose from units that range from 950 to 1,133 square feet and offer one to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. The community offers much in the way of amenities, including a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, two outdoor pools, a nine-hole golf course, a fitness center, a ballroom, a catering kitchen, a billiards room, an aerobics and dance studio, a sauna, and more.
Low $900s - High $1Ms
This new 55+ community is on a smaller side, offering active adults 60 resale attached homes with upscale finishes and refined amenities. Located in sunny Rancho Palos Verdes, Sol y Mar is a well-thought-out active adult community built by reputable builder Taylor Morrison.
Proud Sol y Mar community members enjoy beautiful views from atop the Palos Verdes Hills. The community boasts proximity to scenic beaches and Downtown Los Angeles as well as on-site amenities such as a well-equipped fitness center, an outdoor patio with fire pits, and endless walking and biking trails.
This almost 10-acre community offers attached homes ranging from 1,550 to 2,332 square feet with two bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These homes offer stunning views of the city or coast, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and elevator access.
High $400s - Mid $600s
Just two miles from the beach, Breakwater Village is the perfect choice for active adults seeking ocean air and low-maintenance living. Breakwater Village offers 191 condominium resale homes in a secure, gated 55+ community.
Located in the beachside city of Redondo Beach, this community has an envious coastal location with idyllic weather and Pacific Ocean views. Residents of Breakwater Village spend plenty of time outdoors enjoying the sunny climate, especially at the community pool and patio. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art exercise room, a billiards table, a catering kitchen, a barbecue area, and walking trails.
Built between 2007 to 2009, these condo-style homes range from 782 to 1,336 square feet. They offer one to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms as well as gourmet kitchens and upscale finishes.
Low $600s - High $700s
Courtyard Villa Estates is an active adult community with plenty to offer its residents; an ideal climate, beach- city vibes, and the ease of condo-living. This 55+ community is also located in the coastal city of Torrance, with easy access to Downtown Los Angeles.
This smaller-scale community offers homebuyers 42 resale condos ranging from 1,500 to 2,200 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and upgraded finishes. Every condo in Courtyard Villa Estates boasts views of the lush central outdoor courtyard, ensuring scenic views from every unit.
Residents stay active and social thanks to on-site amenities such as the fitness center and community room with lounge areas, a billiards table, and a card table. Community members also enjoy access to the on-site catering kitchen used for potlucks, holiday celebrations, and other fun get-togethers.
High $400s - Low $700s
Also located in the scenic beach town of Torrance, Village Court is a mid-sized 55+ condo community with a friendly vibe and stellar location. This active adult community of 112 condominium-style homes offers lots of amenities for those looking for plenty of entertainment, activities, and social events.
Just minutes from Los Angeles and only a few miles from picturesque beaches, Village Court offers homebuyers condos ranging from 716 to 1,378 square feet with one to three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. The condo units are up to date with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, private patios and balconies, and recessed lighting.
Amenities in Village Court include an outdoor pool and spa with a covered patio and barbecue area, a media room, a community room, game tables, a catering kitchen, and a billiards room.