California 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

California is one of the most popular retirement states in the country. With a climate that is diverse as the people, California has long been a favorite among retirees. The list of 55+ communities is a smorgasbord of options with almost every type of climate and lifestyle options imaginable. For retirees seeking 55+ communities in California, the list of best places to retire in California is quite extensive.

California is one of the most popular retirement states in the country. With a climate that is diverse as the people, California has long been a favorite among retirees. The list of 55+ communities is a smorgasbord of options with almost every type of climate and lifestyle options imaginable. For retirees seeking 55+ communities in California, the list of best places to retire in California is quite extensive.

There are more than 80 active adult 55+ communities in California that offer amenity-filled clubhouses, golf courses and organized social activities. Additionally, there are smaller scale 55+ communities in California that offer low-maintenance adult living without the amenities and lifestyle options. Many of the best places to retire in California are very affordable despite what many people believe.

California Climate & Geography

California’s climate varies widely, from the Mediterranean-like retirement communities in San Diego to the temperate climate communities in Northern California. California’s climate is typically warm with dry summers and mild, wet winters. Farther inland, summers are hot and dry, and at higher altitude the weather is more typical of a four-season cycle with cold, snowy winters. Retirees in California can choose from Pacific coastal warm beaches to the snowy, cool areas of the Sierra Nevadas.

California is bigger than 85 of the smallest nations in the world. San Diego and Los Angeles are the largest cities in the state by population. Los Angeles is rated as the fourth biggest economy in the country.
California is also home to the largest county in the entire United States: San Bernardino County.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in California

California has a reputation as a haven for people with imaginative minds, and this shows in its multifaceted cultural offerings. The state is home to many famous cultural institutions and national parks. California is home to many well known colleges, including University of California campuses, Pepperdine University, Stanford University, and the University of Southern California.

California is referred to as the “Golden State”.  Popular attractions  include Hollywood, Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge. California is home to many huge events such as music festivals, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the largest three-day rodeo.

California has the largest economy in the United States and leads it in agricultural production. The state is also known for film production, food processing, petroleum, computers and computer software, tourism, and aerospace. 

California Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in California varies significantly by region but in general, it is relatively high compared to other states. The cost of living tends to be higher in areas that are closer to the Pacific Ocean. The Inland Empire Area of the state is a little less expensive though. However, housing, gas, and consumer goods typically tend to be priced higher than most other states in the country. California also has a higher minimum wage than most states.

California is a high tax state with some of the highest sales, personal income, and corporate taxes in the nation. There is a 7.5 percent sales tax, 13.3 percent individual income tax, 8.84 percent corporate income tax, and $1,426 property tax per capita.

Healthcare in California

California was the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating a healthy benefit exchange under federal health care reform. In 2014, most Californians will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The health plan choices offered by Covered California are as good as you can get in any marketplace, even if you are not eligible for a subsidy. California's 55+ residents love that the state is home to nearly 430 hospitals, 17 of which are nationally ranked.


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205 communities near California

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Laguna Woods Village - Laguna Woods, CA

Laguna Woods Village

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $1Ms
  • 12736 Homes (71 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1985
  • 6 reviews
Leisure World Seal Beach, CA - Photo Courtesy of RRLH, Inc.

Leisure World® Seal Beach

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $600ks
  • 6608 Homes (61 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1960 - 1981
  • 4 reviews
Sun City Palm Desert - Palm Desert, CA

Sun City Palm Desert

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $1Ms
  • 4949 Homes (63 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1992 - 2003
  • 19 reviews
Sun City Lincoln Hills - Lincoln, CA

Sun City Lincoln Hills

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 6783 Homes (36 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2008
  • 12 reviews
Rossmoor - Walnut Creek, CA

Rossmoor

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $2Ms
  • 6678 Homes (80 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1963 - 1995
  • 13 reviews
Sun Lakes Country Club - Banning, CA

Sun Lakes Country Club

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $500ks
  • 3300 Homes (30 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1987 - 2003
  • 50 reviews
Sun City Roseville, CA

Sun City Roseville

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $900ks
  • 3110 Homes (24 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1995 - 2000
  • 4 reviews
Oakmont Village - Santa Rosa CA

Oakmont Village

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 3300 Homes (22 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 2016
  • 4 reviews
The Villages Golf & Country Club - San Jose, CA

The Villages Golf & Country Club

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 2536 Homes (23 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1967 - 2000
  • 2 reviews
Sun City - Menifee, CA

Sun City

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $500ks
  • 4762 Homes (76 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1962 - 1981
  • 3 reviews
PGA West - La Quinta CA

PGA West

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $4Ms
  • 6000 Homes (51 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1985 - Present
  • No Reviews
Sun City Shadow Hills - Indio, CA

Sun City Shadow Hills

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 3400 Homes (33 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2016
  • 14 reviews
Trilogy at Rio Vista - Rio Vista, CA

Trilogy® at Rio Vista

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 3000 Homes (38 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1996 - 2020
  • 11 reviews
Oceana - Oceanside CA

Oceana

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $600ks
  • 2332 Homes (23 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1984
  • 10 reviews
Leisure Village - Camarillo, CA

Leisure Village

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 2136 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1973 - 1984
  • 2 reviews
Jess Ranch - Apple Valley, CA

Jess Ranch

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $300ks
  • 2120 Homes (15 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 2003
  • 2 reviews
Summerset - Brentwood, CA

Summerset

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $900ks
  • 2013 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1994 - 2005
  • 3 reviews
Lake San Marcos - San Marcos CA

Lake San Marcos

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $2Ms
  • 2000 Homes (21 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 2018
  • 1 reviews
Oaks North - San Diego CA

Oaks North

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1963 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1976 - 1987
  • No Reviews
Casta del Sol - Mission Viejo, CA

Casta del Sol

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1927 Homes (15 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1987
  • 1 reviews
Four Seasons at Beaumont, CA

Four Seasons at Beaumont

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $700ks
  • 1923 Homes (22 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2019
  • 10 reviews
Sun City Apple Valley, CA

Sun City Apple Valley

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 1700 Homes (17 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2018
  • 3 reviews
Seven Oaks - San Diego CA

Seven Oaks

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1700 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1974
  • No Reviews
Ocean Hills Country Club - Oceanside, CA

Ocean Hills Country Club

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1632 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 1999
  • 3 reviews
The Colony - Murrieta CA

The Colony

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1501 Homes (16 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 2005
  • 1 reviews
Woodbridge by Del Webb - Manteca, CA

Woodbridge

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 1425 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2018
  • 2 reviews
Trilogy at Monarch Dunes - Nipomo CA

Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - Mid $2Ms
  • 1350 Homes (8 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 5 reviews
Trilogy at Glen Ivy - Corona, CA

Trilogy at Glen Ivy

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $800ks
  • 1317 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2008
  • 8 reviews
Solera at Oak Valley Greens - Beaumont, CA

Solera at Oak Valley Greens

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 1290 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2007
  • 4 reviews
Friendly Valley - Santa Clarita, CA

Friendly Valley

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Low $700ks
  • 1290 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1963 - 2004
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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