View of a rock formation in Apple Valley, CA

Apple Valley is a popular and affordable Inland Empire city.

Apple Valley, California is a desirable retirement destination for active adults for many reasons. This desert town allows active adult homebuyers to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the region while not breaking the bank.

Apple Valley is especially ideal for active adults looking for outdoor recreation as the area is close to several national parks and mountain ranges, while still maintaining a comfortable distance from major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

Active adult home buyers interested in retirement communities in Apple Valley have a few different options to choose from. There are three unique 55+ communities located in the picturesque Apple Valley. Below we highlight everything these communities have to offer.

Jess Ranch

Below $100k - High $200s

Located in the heart of Apple Valley, Jess Ranch offers active adult homebuyers condos, attached, and single-family homes. With just over 2,000 homes in the community, homebuyers can choose the home style that best suites their needs.

Condos typically have one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms and a carport. The attached homes in Jess Ranch offer one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a garage or carport. Each home offers a spacious first-floor master suite and extra storage space. The single-family homes offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Jess Ranch offers residents a traditional set of amenities. Homeowners have access to the clubhouse as well as an outdoor pool, patio, and spa. The community also has three shuffleboard courts and walking and biking trails to help residents stay active.

Jess Ranch is conveniently located close to everyday shopping as well as medical centers and entertainment venues. The location on the southern edge of the Mojave Desert provides easy access to plenty of outdoor activities and grounds such as the Mojave Narrows Regional Park, which is just a 10-minute drive from the community.  

Sun City Apple Valley

Low $200s - High $300s

Built by trusted active adult community developer Del Webb, Sun City Apple Valley offers homebuyers a long list of amenities, social clubs, as well as home styles.

In Sun City Apple Valley, residents have access to the amenities of the Aspen Clubhouse and the Mariposa Lodge. With a combined 30,000 square feet in space, homeowners can enjoy the community’s fitness center, resort style pools and spas, tennis and bocce courts, and much more. Residents of the community also have access to the 27-hole Ashwood Golf Course and two putting greens.

The community is also home to well over 40 interest and social clubs, allowing residents to participate in activities such as pilates, chess, Zumba, yoga, massage therapy and more. There is also an on-site activities director in charge of organizing community events such as ice cream socials, dances, and wine tastings.

The homes of Sun City Apple Valley come in a range of floor plan options. With over 15 unique layouts to choose from, active adult homebuyers can find the right home for their lifestyle. Homes range from 1,115 to 2,340 square feet and have two to three bedrooms and bathrooms. Every home has an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage. Most homes also have additional den and flex rooms that can be easily used as a study or additional living space.

Wyndham Rose

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Located adjacent to Sun City Apple Valley, Wyndham Rose is the smallest community in the Apple Valley area with just 168 single-family homes. This gated 55+ community is ideal for active adult homebuyers looking for a more relaxed retirement set in California.

Features such as a community greenbelt and walking and biking trails allow residents to make the most of their picturesque setting and year-round mild climate. Residents of Wyndham Rose enjoy holiday parties and picnics, as well as low maintenance living as the homeowners' association covers all common area maintenance.

The homes of Wyndham Rose range from 1,357 to 1,970 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage. They offer larger yards than most homes in the area and some even have golf course views of the nearby Ashwood Golf Course.