Bay Area, CA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Active adults are increasingly choosing the Bay Area in Northern California as their preferred destination. They enjoy more than just a prestigious address, with miles of scenic hiking trails along the coast, unparalleled golf courses, and an enjoyable year-round climate. Those seeking a more urban experience will enjoy proximity to three large cities, each with their own unique attractions and cultures.

Active adults are increasingly choosing the Bay Area in Northern California as their preferred destination. They enjoy more than just a prestigious address, with miles of scenic hiking trails along the coast, unparalleled golf courses, and an enjoyable year-round climate. Those seeking a more urban experience will enjoy proximity to three large cities, each with their own unique attractions and cultures.

Active adults have many Bay Area 55+ communities to choose from, thanks to the region's economic prosperity and demographic diversity. They can afford to be picky about the type of community they want to live in, whether it's the sprawling, amenity-rich Rossmoor or the quaint and cozy River's Bend.

Bay Area Climate & Geography

The Bay Area is located in Northern California and is comprised of nine counties. Although the specific boundaries of the Bay Area are not firm, they are typically seen as encompassing Napa Valley to the north, Contra Costa and Alameda counties to the east and Santa Clara County to the south. Active adults and retirees of the Bay Area enjoy its diverse landforms, from mountain ranges to the peninsula to the famed Napa Valley.

The Bay Area has a reputation for having one of the most complex climates in the country, with several microclimates. The areas near the Pacific Ocean, including San Francisco, experience minimal temperature fluctuations with cool, foggy summers and mild, wet winters. Farther inland, in the areas isolated from the ocean by the mountains, summers are hot and the winter nights chilly. During the summer, temperatures in San Francisco and inland areas can vary by as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit. San Jose, in the southern portion of the Bay Area, experiences less than 15 inches of rain per year while the fertile Napa Valley to the north averages 30 inches per year. Just west of San Jose, the Santa Cruz mountains get over 55 inches of rain a year. Snow accumulation does occur frequently on the mountains but rarely on the ground.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment Near Bay Area

Active adults love the fact that the Bay Area has a sterling reputation for outdoor recreational and cultural attractions. Residents can ski in the morning, spend the afternoon at a beach and have dinner around a fire at night. Bay Area 55+ communities are also near several dozen summits for hikers while bikers will find hundreds of miles of trails to explore. Being along the Pacific Ocean also makes surfing and fishing very popular activities for residents of Bay Area active adult communities.

Bay Area's age-restricted communities also have no shortage of cultural opportunities nearby. San Francisco is a cultural destination, offering over 40 museums, over 150 registered historic places, and the famous art galleries in the Mission District. San Francisco is also home to over 30 Michelin-rated restaurants, numerous theaters, and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. Bay Area 55+ communities near San Jose enjoy an impressive number of restaurants, galleries, parks, and trails.

Silicon Valley, home to some of the world's largest companies, is also part of the Bay Area. Silicon Valley greatly contributes to the Bay Area's economic stability. Napa Valley is in the northern portion of the Bay Area. The valley is renowned for their vineyards, featuring over 400 wineries spread across 4,000 acres of land.

Sports enthusiasts have ten professional sports games to root for. Whether its baseball, football, or soccer, San Francisco or San Jose, Bay Area fans have plenty of games to attend.

Bay Area Cost of Living & Taxes

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the country. San Francisco's cost of living is 48.8% higher than the national average while San Jose is 39.6% higher. Taken as a whole, the cost of living in all of the Bay Area's nine counties are approximately 15% to 50% higher than the national average. California also has an 8.25% sales tax rate and, combined with their county rates, sales taxes in Marin and San Mateo counties are around 9%. Also, all private, local, state, and federal pensions are fully taxed.

It's not all bad news for Bay Area active adult communities. Homeowners whose primary residence is in California can qualify for a $7,000 reduction in the taxable value of their property. There are also tax relief programs for low income seniors including an option to postpone property tax payments. Social Security benefits are also untaxed.

Bay Area Health Care

There are several hospitals in the Bay Area that 55+ residents can choose from. San Francisco's UCSF Medical Center is one of the best in the region and nationally ranks in eleven specialties. The John Muir Medical Centers in Walnut Creek and Concord are well-known for orthopedic and diabetes centers. Residents in San Jose have access to the Stanford Hospital and Clinic, associated with the renowned university and the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. St. Joseph Health in Napa Valley is one of the area's premiere cancer care centers.

 


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40 communities near Bay Area

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Rossmoor

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $2Ms
  • 6678 Homes (69 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1963 - 1995
  • 13 reviews

Oakmont Village

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 3300 Homes (20 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 2016
  • 4 reviews

The Villages Golf & Country Club

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 2536 Homes (24 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1967 - 2000
  • 2 reviews

Trilogy® at Rio Vista

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $700ks
  • 3000 Homes (42 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1996 - 2020
  • 11 reviews

Summerset

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 2013 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1994 - 2005
  • 3 reviews

Leisure Town

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $600ks
  • 1150 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - Present
  • 3 reviews

Clover Springs

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 362 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2001
  • 1 reviews

Bella Vista Park

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - Mid $300ks
  • 83 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1967 - Present
  • No Reviews

Temelec

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $800ks
  • 325 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1974
  • 2 reviews

Creekside Village

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $900ks
  • 313 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1981 - 1989
  • 1 reviews

Trilogy® at the Vineyards

For Sale
  • Low $800ks - Mid $2Ms
  • 1100 Homes (15 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 7 reviews

Liberty

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 443 Homes (21 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews

Bay Village

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 378 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1969 - 2006
  • No Reviews

Pajaro Village

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 369 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1974 - 2006
  • No Reviews

Woodland Estates

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $500ks
  • 285 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1976 - 1986
  • No Reviews
Rancho de Napa - Yountville, CA

Rancho de Napa

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $500ks
  • 235 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1971 - 2004
  • No Reviews

Enclave at Mission Falls

For Sale
  • High $800ks - Mid $2Ms
  • 231 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews

Diamond Grove

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 220 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2000
  • No Reviews

The Peninsula Regent

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $800ks
  • 207 Homes (26 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1988 - 1988
  • No Reviews

Foster Square

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - High $1Ms
  • 200 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2020
  • No Reviews

Twin Oaks

For Sale
  • High $600ks - High $800ks
  • 168 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • 2 reviews

Brooks Creek

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $600ks
  • 130 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1995 - 1999
  • No Reviews

Menlo Commons

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Low $1Ms
  • 122 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1978 - 1978
  • No Reviews

Chantarelle

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $800ks
  • 120 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1988 - 1990
  • 1 reviews

River’s Bend

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 118 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1969 - 1973
  • No Reviews

Cottage Green

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 117 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1990 - 1998
  • No Reviews

The Village at Ironwood

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - High $1Ms
  • 112 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2014
  • 2 reviews

Los Gatos Commons

For Sale
  • High $700ks - High $700ks
  • 110 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1978 - 1980
  • No Reviews

RiverView

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 101 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1977 - 1977
  • No Reviews

Kindred & Balfour

For Sale
  • Low $800ks - Low $1Ms
  • 86 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • 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
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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