Summerset in Brentwood, California offers comfortable 55+ active adult living in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Though the region began as an agricultural community, it has since become largely residential with lovely communities thoughtfully planned for active residents.

This 1,000-acre golf community, developed by multiple builders over an eleven-year span, is home to many active adults who enjoy warm weather, scenic views, and socializing with friends and neighbors. The many social clubs and recreational facilities make life at Summerset enjoyable for both residents and their visiting guests.

The Summerset development includes a total of four age-restricted communities encompassing 2,013 residences available on a resale basis. The communities include Summerset 1, Summerset Palms (2), Summerset Vista (3), and Summerset Orchards (4). Each of the four communities has its own homeowners' association, clubhouse, pool and other amenities.

Summerset Amenities

Living in Summerset means having the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities the community has to offer, including access to the beautiful 18-hole golf course. Amenities vary in each community but typically include spacious fitness centers, library, card rooms and billiards rooms. A ballroom and a pavilion are also available for community events in some of the neighborhoods.

A varying degree of fitness equipment and outdoor amenities can also be found throughout Summerset. The community boasts many classes and groups to support residents interested in fitness activities. Residents can also stay active while enjoying the beautiful weather at the outdoor swimming pools and spas, lighted tennis courts, bocce courts, private parks and walking trails that are dotted throughout the communities.

Summerset Homes & Real Estate

Living in Summerset means being able to choose from four different 55+ age-restricted neighborhoods that each offer different floor plans. Summerset 1 is the original phase of the community. Construction here began in 1994 and was completed several years later with a total of 471 homes. Summerset 1 has 14 single-family floor plans available on a resale basis that range in size 964 to 2,311 square feet. These low-maintenance homes feature two to four bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one to three-car garage.

Summerset Palms (Summerset 2) was started in 1998 and offers 431 homes. Summerset Vista (Summerset 3) was started in 2000 and has 464 homes. These neighborhoods offer the same twelve single-family floor plans and two duplex floor plans available on a resale basis. These homes range in size from 964 to 2,652 square feet and feature two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and a one to three-car garage.

The fourth and final phase of the development was Summerset Orchards (Summerset 4), which was built by Del Webb between 2002 and 2005. The 647 low-maintenance single-family homes at Summerset Orchards offer open floor plans and popular amenities such as fireplaces, hardwood floors, and attached garages with driveways for visitor parking. There are nine single-family floor plans to choose from in Summerset Orchards available on a resale basis as well. These homes range in size from 1,253 to 2,571 square feet and typically feature two bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two to three-car garage.

Homes are comfortably nestled throughout the community, with premium lots offering golf course views or a cul-de-sac location. All homes throughout out Summerset are patio homes, where there are no distinctive yard lines or fencing. Each of the communities offers a gated entry.

Summerset Lifestyle

Residents at Summerset have many opportunities to stay active, both physically and mentally. Like all active adult communities, lifestyle is a major focus of the community's residents. Whether they choose to volunteer with a community committee, take part in the many recreational amenities, or join one of the various social clubs, they are likely to find community activities to match their interests.

A few of the social clubs available at Summerset include: book club, hiking club, hot rodders, red hats, Summerset singers, Summerset singles, and the San Francisco group. Residents can also take part in the community governance and join the architectural, facilities, joy of music, library, safety and security, or travel committees.

Surrounding Area

Just down the road from Summerset, residents can visit a shopping center featuring Target, Home Depot, a grocery store, and other shops. The city of Brentwood, with its quaint shopping district, is only minutes from the community. The larger city of Oakland is about 45 minutes by car, while San Francisco and Sacramento, with their world class dining, shopping, and major league sports teams, are only about an hour away. Summerset is an ideal active adult community in Northern California that offers affordable homes, great amenities, and a convenient location.

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Summerset Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Summerset. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Parks & Natural Space

Summerset Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Summerset. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Aerobics
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Cardio Aerobics
  • Ceramics
  • Chi Ball
  • Computer Club
  • Crafts Club
  • Cribbage
  • Dancing Club
  • Diabetic Support Group
  • Dominoes
  • Drawing Club
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Golf
  • Happy Hours
  • Hearts
  • Kare Bears Club
  • Mahjong
  • Music Club
  • Nine Tee's Club
  • Pilates
  • Pinochle
  • Planned Trips
  • Poker
  • Pool Club
  • Potlucks
  • Quilt Club
  • R.V. Club
  • Rough Riders
  • Rummy Cube
  • Scrapbooking Club
  • Stretch N' Tone
  • Summerset Singers
  • Summerset Singles
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Tango Lessons
  • Tap Class
  • Tennis
  • Veterans Club
  • Walking Club
  • Water Aerobics
  • Watercolor Classes
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Summerset Reviews (3)

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I am getting a lot more here for my money than anywhere else I have looked in the Bay Area. Coming from the Midwest, it is hard to adjust to the "sticker-shock" but Summerset gave me a beautiful home in a safe community. Something I didn't realize I could get with my Midwest dollars and cents. Right on the golf course with gated entry?! The clubs and activities-- A real bonus!


Good location close to all the things you actually need like the grocery stores and such. My home is right on the golf course so I've got really great views. There is plenty to do in the community plus a lot of perks in the surrounding areas too. I didn't plan to just stay in my community all the time so I like the location here and other things to see and do.


The communities of Summerset offer something everyone. Lots to do for those over 55, you should never be bored!

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