With its sunny beaches and laidback pace of life, San Diego is one of the most desirable retirement destinations in California. The near-perfect weather and outdoor attractions also make it easy for residents to embrace an active lifestyle year round. Discover the best age-restricted communities in San Diego where active adults can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Auberge at Del Sur - San Diego
Auberge at Del Sur is an exceptional community with first-class amenities. This gated 55+ community has just under 200 homes, so it maintains a neighborly atmosphere. Development was carried out from 2016 to 2017, so many of the homes offer modern features, such as spacious great rooms and covered outdoor living spaces.
It’s easy for residents of Auberge to live an active lifestyle. The community’s exclusive clubhouse has a fitness center where residents can stay in shape. There is also an outdoor pool, pickleball court, and bocce ball court. Since Auberge is part of the larger master-planned community of Del Sur, residents have access to even more amenities. The community is home to 12 parks, 11 outdoor pools, trails for walking and biking, and more.
Rancho Carlsbad - Carlsbad
Situated in northern San Diego County is Rancho Carlsbad, a 55+ community that sprawls across 106 acres near the coast. This well-established community is home to 504 single family residences in a gated environment.
Rancho Carlsbad’s amenities allow residents to stay active and meet like-minded neighbors. Residents are served by a central recreation center that has an exercise room, saunas, an outdoor pool, and two hydrotherapy pools. There are also courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball. Those who prefer to stay active while playing a game of golf will enjoy Rancho Carlsbad’s 18-hole golf course. The beach is also about five miles away, allowing residents to take advantage of surfing, paddle boarding, and other beach activities.
Ocean Hills Country Club - Oceanside
Ocean Hills Country Club provides an exceptional lifestyle in San Diego’s north county area. This premier 55+ community is spread across 350 acres and is located just four miles from the beach. The community has 1,632 single-family homes and attached homes
With a 27,000 square-foot clubhouse, residents always have options for staying active. The clubhouse has a top-notch exercise room and a separate aerobics and dance studio. The amenities continue outdoors with four tennis courts, three pickleball courts, three bocce ball courts, and four shuffleboard courts. With walking and biking trails that wind throughout the community, residents can explore the scenic grounds with neighbors. Ocean Hills Country Club also has an 18-hole golf course where residents can play an enjoyable game of golf with neighbors.
Seven Oaks - San Diego
Seven Oaks is a well-established 55+ community that offers a vibrant lifestyle for active adults. With an ideal location in the master-planned community of Rancho Bernardo, residents have easy access to shopping, entertainment, and golf courses. The community consists of 1,700 residences, including single-family homes and attached homes.
Seven Oaks’ community center is the social hub where residents can stay fit in the exercise room, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, or enjoy a game of tennis with neighbors. Additional outdoor amenities ensure residents can make the most of San Diego’s great weather while staying active. The community has ten shuffleboard courts, a putting green, and trails for walking and biking.
Oaks North - San Diego
Oaks North is known for its diverse selection of homes, fantastic amenities, and on-site golf course. This 55+ community is home to 1,963 residences, including single-family homes, attached homes, and condos.
Residents of Oaks North are served by a well-equipped clubhouse where they can exercise with neighbors in the fitness center. Outdoors amenities include a pool and spa, two tennis courts, lawn bowling, and trails for walking and biking. For an additional fee, residents also have access to the Oaks North Golf Course, which has a 27-hole course, driving range, chipping area, and a putting green.