- Price Range
- Mid $300s - High $1Ms
- Home Types
- Attached, Single-Family
- Number of Homes
- New / Resale
- Resale Homes Only
- Age Restrictions
- Construction Dates
- 1992 - 2003
- Del Webb, Pulte
Sun City Palm Desert Overview
Del Webb's Sun City Palm Desert is a resort-style 55+ community in Palm Desert, California. This nearly 5,000-home community is the ideal retreat for active adults who want a community in Coachella Valley that offers a world-class lineup of amenities that include three clubhouses and two 18-hole championship golf courses.
Sun City Palm Desert is a masterfully crafted community that was the result of many years of careful planning. The knowledge and experience Del Webb acquired while building their popular Sun City brands across Arizona in the 1970s and 80s led to a home-run with the opening of Sun City Palm Desert.
Homebuyers often choose Sun City Palm Desert for its variety of floor plans, well-manicured landscaping, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, craft studios, stimulating intellectual activities and a multitude of recreational opportunities.
Active adults looking for homes for sale in Palm Desert, CA will enjoy what Sun City Palm Desert has to offer.
Sun City Palm Desert Amenities
Spanning 1,600 meticulously planned acres, Sun City Palm Desert features three clubhouses that offer thoughtfully designed appointed amenities that have set the standard for active adult living in the region.
The Mountain View Clubhouse
The Mountain View Clubhouse is spread across two buildings for a combined size of 77,828 square feet. Indoor amenities in this clubhouse include a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a full-service post office, a computer lab, arts and crafts rooms, a ballroom, and several meeting rooms. The clubhouse is also home to two dining different options, Papa Dan's and The Daily Grind.
Residents can also enjoy an outdoor pool and spa or break a sweat on one of nine tennis or eight pickleball courts, all of which are lit for early morning or evening play. The Mountain View Clubhouse also houses one of our two golf pro shops where equipment and accessories can be purchased, and where a pro can be hired to hone your golfing skills.
The Sunset View Clubhouse
The 25,000-square-foot Sunset View Clubhouse features a library, speaker's hall, movie theater, aerobics and dance studio, card and meeting rooms, and a billiards hall. The Sunset View Clubhouse is also host to The Boulevards Restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains while serving lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Outdoors, the Sunset View clubhouse offers an additional pool, spa, and eight lighted bocce ball courts.
The Lakeview Clubhouse
The 16,000 square-foot Lakeview Clubhouse includes a fitness center, indoor walking track, and four meeting rooms. This clubhouse also features an outdoor pool and spa, as well as being surrounded by scenic ponds and waterfalls.
The two 18-hole championship golf courses at Mountain Vista Golf Club produce an exciting and memorable experience for golfers of all skill levels. Hall of Famer Billy Casper and Greg Nash designed the Santa Rosa and El Gorgonio golf courses. Both courses boast exciting layouts with cascading waterfalls and emerald green fairways adorned with flowers and towering palm trees. The grounds of Sun City Palm Desert are also home to an 18-hole putting course, two fenced dog parks, miles of walking and jogging paths, and a baseball field.
Sun City Palm Desert Homes & Real Estate
There are a wide variety of housing styles and sizes in this community to match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer. Homebuyers can select from single-family homes, homes with casitas, and attached homes. The homes of Sun City Palm Desert range from 1,000 to 3,200 square feet. Most of the homes within the community offer one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.
Many homes have golf cart storage as well as magnificent golf course or greenbelt and mountain views. Some of the homes have been completely remodeled and highly upgraded with granite countertops, gourmet kitchens, and spa-like bathrooms.
Sun City Palm Desert Lifestyle
The community offers a lifestyle with a rich lineup of clubs, activities, and classes to match the interests of any physically or socially active adult.
Since opening in 1992, Sun City Palm Desert has grown into an active adult community filled with activities, culture, and clubs. There are over 80 different clubs and community interest groups that residents can join. A community activities director, monthly calendar, and monthly magazine keep the residents up to date with all of the latest news and events offered in the community.
This community features a club, activity or group for virtually every interest. Residents who want to explore other fitness regimens can try aqua Zumba, raja yoga, Tai Chi, or join the desert cyclist group. Homeowners can also meet new neighbors over a game of mahjong, poker, or billiards. It is also easy to discover a new favorite wine with wine tastings, a terrific read with the book club, or create a gift for loved ones with the quilters club. Those who enjoy creative outlets will find like-minded residents in the art club or the writers circle. From baseball to the rainbow circle, you are sure to find an activity to suit your lifestyle.
Sun City Palm Desert is nestled in the beautiful Coachella Valley, which has been a popular haven for retirees seeking warm weather and 350 days of sunshine a year. The area is home to the renowned tourist haven of Palm Springs. The Coachella Valley also offers a variety of festivals and great shopping, restaurants, and casinos.
The area also hosts a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearby mountains are ideal for hiking, camping and horseback riding. Plus, there are over 200 golf courses in the surrounding area, making it one of the premier golf destinations in the world.
Sun City Palm Desert is centrally located next to San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles and provides endless entertainment. Residents can enjoy day trips at Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Mountain and local beaches. The community is also conveniently located near world-class shopping, tasteful dining, and great medical facilities.
Available Models & Floor Plans
Duplex VillasPrice RangeMid $300s
The Duplex Villas are designed for homeowners who want the ultimate in care-free, turn-key living at Sun City Palm Desert. All exterior home maintenance is maintained by the association. They beautiful homes range in size from 1,174 to 1,766 square feet and feature one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage.
TerracesPrice RangeMid $300s - Low $800s
There are five Terrace plans to choose from available from 1,000 to nearly 2,200 square feet. Homes features one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms and an attached garage. With so many choices you are sure to find a plan to suit your lifestyle.
ClassicsPrice RangeMid $300s - Low $500s
Not too big but not too small is the perfect way to describe the eleven Classic floor plans in Sun City Palm Desert. With two or three bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and oversized garages, these desirable plans are the perfect fit.
California CasualsPrice RangeMid $300s
California Casuals are ideal for homeowners who want a single-family home with minimal space. With 1,080 to 1,160 square feet, these unique designs offer comfortable room sizes perfect for couples or singles. These two models have one or two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms and an attached two-car garage.
PremiersPrice RangeHigh $300s - Low $600s
The Premiers homes are terrific for active adults who need some space to spread out and relax or host guests. Homes feature one to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage.
|Model Name||Sq. Ft.||Beds||Baths||Garage|
|Waterford||1319||1 + Den - 2||2||2.5|
|Fostoria||1582||2 + Den - 3 + Den||2 - 3||2|
|Morocco||1649||2 + Den - 3 + Den||2 - 3||2|
|Lalique||1661||1 + Den - 2||2||2.5|
|Lenox||1722||2 + Den - 3||2||2.5|
|Tangier/Marrakech||1732||2 - 3||2||2.5|
|Montego||1852||2 + Den||2||2|
|St. Croix||1995||2 + Den - 3||2||2.5|
|Casablanca/San Carlos||2041||2 + Den - 3||2||2.5|
|Sonora||2068||2 + Den||2||2|
|Victoria||2275||2 + Den||2||2|
|Monterey||2322||2 + Den||2.5||2.5|
EstatesPrice RangeMid $300s - Low $800s
For the ultimate in luxury and space, the Estates homes provide plenty of room to entertain guests or host family members for an extended weekend. These luxurious homes offer between 1,975 to over 3,200 square feet of living space with two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half-car garage. With a third stall for your golf cart you will enjoy easy trips to the golf course for a round or over to the clubhouse for a casual evening with friends.
|Model Name||Sq. Ft.||Beds||Baths||Garage|
|Emerald||1975||2 + Den - 3||2.5 - 3||2.5|
|Solitaire||2137||2 + Den - 3||2||2.5|
|Marquis||2416||2 + Den - 3||2.5||2.5|
|St. Tropez||2580||2 + Den||2.5||2.5|
|Portofino||2728||2 + Den - 3 + Den||3||2.5|
|Regent||2752||3 + Den||3.5||2.5|
|Marseille||2895||3 + Den||3.5||2.5|
|Tuscany||3146||2 + Den||2.5||2.5|
|Provence||3236||2 + Den||2.5||2.5|
Sun City Palm Desert Amenities
Below are amenities offered throughout Sun City Palm Desert.
- 2 Paddleball Courts
- Shuffleboard Courts
- Softball Field
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Scenic Ponds
- Tot Lot
- R.V. Parking
Mountain View is the main clubhouse within Sun City Palm Desert. Here, residents can a wide variety of amenities to stay socially and physically active. It is also where residents will find the Mountain Vista Golf Club that offers 36 holes of championship golf among cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping. It is open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM and is located at 38180 Del Webb Boulevard.
- Mountain View Clubhouse - 77,828 Sq. Ft.
- Indoor Lap Pool & Spa
- Fitness Center
- Santa Rosa Pro Shop
- Daily Grind Coffee House
- Martini's Pub
- Papa Dan's Restaurant
- Ventanna Restaurant
- Sierra Ballroom
- San Gorgonio Meeting Room
- San Jacinto Meeting Room
- Santa Rosa Meeting Room
- Ventana Meeting Room
- Saddleback Meeting Room
- Idyllwild Meeting Room
- Whitney Meeting Room
- Shasta Meeting Room
- Card Room
- Computer Lab
- Stained Glass Studio
- Sewing Studio
- Ceramics Studio
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Woodworking Shop
- Post Office
- 18-Hole Santa Rosa Golf Course
- 18-Hole El Gorgonio Golf Course
- Driving Range
- Outdoor Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Patio
- 10 Tennis Courts
- 4 Pickleball Courts
Sunset View is a beautiful facility that has many meeting rooms and is the perfect place to host a club meeting or party. It is open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM and is located at 36890 Del Webb Boulevard.
- Sunset View Clubhouse - 25,000 Sq. Ft.
- Boulevards Bar & Restaurant
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Speakers Hall
- San Gorgonio Pro Shop
- Billiards Room
- Palm Meeting Room
- Oasis Meeting Room
- Canyon Meeting Room
- Outdoor Pool & Spa
- 8 Bocce Ball Courts
- Scenic Ponds
- Fishing Lake
Lake View is a beautiful facility that is the perfect place to stay active and involved in the community. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 10 PM and 8 AM to 8 PM on Sunday and is located at 35555 Del Webb Boulevard.
- Lakeview Clubhouse - 16,000 Sq. Ft.
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Walking Track
- Gathering Room
- Tahoe Meeting Room
- Arrowhead Meeting Room
- Silverwood Meeting Room
- Big Bear Meeting Room
- Olympic-sized Outdoor Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Patio
- Scenic Ponds
Sun City Palm Desert Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes
There are plenty of activities available in Sun City Palm Desert. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- AARP Drivers Class
- AARP Tax Aide
- Aging with Confidence
- Airplane Model Flying
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Alzheimers Support
- Aqua Zumba
- Art Club
- Bible Study
- Bocce Ball
- Book Club
- Boomers & Friends
- British Commonwealth & Friends
- BZB's Needlecrafts
- Camera Club
- Canadian Club & Friends
- Car Club
- Catch & Release Fishing
- Chair Yoga
- Compulsive Eaters
- Computer Instruction
- Couples Golf
- Couples Putters
- Crafty Ladies
- Creative Arts
- Democrats in Sun City
- Desert Cyclists
- Desert Dancers
- Dining Out
- Discovery Meditation
- Duplicate Bridge
- Farmers Market
- Food & Wine Connoisseurs
- Friends of Gilda Cancer Support
- Friends of the CV Symphony
- Friendship Church
- Fun City Bowlers
- German Community & Friends
- Gin Rummy
- Grief & Loss
- Hand & Foot
- Health Lecture Series
- Here We Go Travel
- Italian Heritage Group
- Jewelry Club
- Just for Fun
- Ladies 9-Holers golf
- Lady Putters
- Library Group
- Line Dance
- Love to Dance
- Mah Jongg
- Men's Golf
- Men's Niners
- Menz Putterz
- Mexican Train
- Minnesota Memories & Friends
- Model Railroaders of the Desert
- Moonlighters Golf
- Mountain Vista Ladies Golf
- Movie Nights
- Movie-Going & Critiquing
- Music Buffs
- Neighbors 4 Neighbors
- Pacific Northwesterners
- Parents Grief
- Performing Arts
- Pet Lovers
- Ping Pong
- Rainbow Circle
- Raja Yoga
- Red Hats
- Rummy Q
- RV Club
- SCPD Republicans
- Solos Club
- Stained Glass
- Step Aerobics
- Stitch & Sew
- Stroke Survivors
- Sun City Jewish Services
- Sun City Singers
- Tai Chi
- Theatre Club
- Time 'N' Tone Aerobics
- Travel Club
- Trim & Tone
- Weight Circuit Training
- Wine Tasters
- Wood Crafters
- World of Women Charity Fundraising
- Writers Circle
- Yacht Club
Sun City Palm Desert Reviews (18)
So after many many years of debating retirement and moving either to the Big Island of Hawaii and or the Coachella Valley and then months of looking on 55Places and other realtors in both locations we chose Palm Desert Sun City and found the most vibrant beautiful community.....
First we chose it because it is Gorgeous here with 2 golf courses and the mature landscaping in entire community.
They have three clubhouses and they are very nice and well maintained. Country club without the club membership fees. 4 Pools and 3 fitness centers....Bocce and Tennis and Pickle ball.
18 hole putting course that is really fun... plus other putting areas to practice...
Both courses are open to public, there are two restaurants to enjoy that are good....Boulevards and Papa Johns...
You can drive a golf cart all around property and out to the local store. Stater Brothers Walgreens True Value are right next door and accessible thru a resident golf cart gate. ...
We chose this location because as we age we will require more services that the area offers.
First - more medical / transportation / entertainment
Second - wanted a well made home with a yard - which these are. Plenty with views - we wanted a large private yard which we found. Oh and Everything Grows here so you can have a great garden year round.
Third - we wanted a good value and this hit all the buttons..everything other communities offer but much more affordable - it is a larger community so it remains well funded and maintained.
They have a package deal with cable and the electricity is cheaper on this side of the freeway by almost half.
Palm Springs is close and Indian Wells and La Quinta. Freeway access is great.
You can fly out of Palm Springs to Phoenix and Dallas to connect around world...
Direct flights to Toronto/Vancouver also.
We found a remolded home that was affordable and lovely... there is pretty much anything you like in this community...Do you want to remodel one yourself and save there are fixers available ... do you want one already done you can find that...
A Pool/Billiards room with 8/10 tables i forgot to count and a small cocktail lounge ( they need to make that bigger )
Many Social Clubs to join. Farmers markets. Exercise Classes. Tons of activities in the community itself.
You can even see the Development from space - it is that large...
We are very happy here with our choice to move- if your thinking about it come visit SCPD and check it out...I think you will like it we did and love it.
The HOA's are extremely reasonable. Yes, it gets a bit windy here at times, but I bet you would agree that no place has perfect weather every day of the year. This place is close. I strongly recommend it others to take a serious look at what this fabulous community has to offer.
When we looked at the cost of selling our home in the Seattle area and buying at SCPD, not only were the homes very reasonably priced but I discovered that SCPD had the lowest property tax bills in the entire Coachella Valley and unlike two other 55+ communities we considered there are no expensive Mello-Roos or Community Facility District fees that I was surprised to learn can add as much as $1,000 a year or more to your property tax bill. Also SCPD has a negotiated premium cable TV and high speed Internet package that saves us over $100 a month from what we were used to paying for an inferior package.
As you may have guessed we really became thrilled with the Sun City Palm Desert life style so we have now bought a home in SCPD and could not be happier.
Pros: Well maintained common areas, good security, some good clubs, some very nice residents
Cons: Frequent sand storms; had to remove sand yearly. Remote location necessitates long drives to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. On-site Boulevards restaurant mediocre. HOA-LEC rules very rigid and controlling; many ways to get in trouble from taking your garbage cans out too early the night before, hanging decorative tile on the front of your house, to leaving your garage door open too long. Grand-kid unfriendly; no kids under 4 allowed in pools; only 1 pool open to kids 4-18. Although it is a 55 and over community, the average age is way way above that. Be very careful when being a pedestrian or bicyclist; there are people still driving there that shouldn't be. Repetitive cookie cutter architecture with pretentious facades, jammed on 7,000 sq ft lots with crushed rock (only in HOA approved colors haha!).
Enjoy your new friends
The homes were built from 1992 to 2002 , but have large rooms, and good sized lots to allow for privacy, but still be close to neighbours. People looking for a second home or retirement in a secure area should check out the community web site and download the community news letter to see what it's all about.
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