Regularly named one of the country’s most expensive areas, the Bay Area is notorious for its high real estate prices. It’s also well-known as an economic and entertainment hub, rife with job opportunities, a diverse population, and a thriving arts, food, and entertainment scene. These qualities make it a highly desirable area, along with other features such as a pleasant, mild climate and a wonderful location near the ocean, foothills, national parks, and beautiful lakes.
The Bay Area may be expensive as a whole, but active adults can still find some reasonably priced 55+ communities that are selling homes for $350k or under.
High $100s – High $400s
While not technically located in the Bay Area, Rancho de Napa is situated just about an hour north of San Francisco in the highly desirable wine country city of Yountville. This 55+ manufactured home community provides a lot of bang for your buck, and it offers residents all the entertainment and luxury of wine country without the usual steep price tag. This well-established 55+ community offers lush, mature landscaping, stunning views of vineyards and mountains, and a prime Yountville location near dozens of acclaimed wineries and restaurants.
Rancho de Napa was built between 1971 and 2004 and offers single-family manufactured homes that range between 1,180 and 1,600 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and covered parking for one to two vehicles.
Amenities at this charming community include a private clubhouse, a number of meeting spaces, a sparkling outdoor pool and spa, bocce ball courts, and walking trails and greenspaces ideal for enjoying Northern California’s many sun-filled days.