Sun City Shadow Hills - Indio, CA

Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $300s - Mid $700s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2003 - 2016
Del Webb, Pulte
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Sun City Shadow Hills Overview

Sun City Shadow Hills is Del Webb's second active adult community in the Coachella Valley. The community is located in Indio, California two miles east of Sun City Palm Desert. Shadow Hills is a retreat for buyers who want affordable homes and resort-style amenities. Construction began in 2003 and was completed in 2016. Many retirees are lured to Sun City Shadow Hills by its convenient location close to Palm Springs as well as everyday necessities and local attractions. 

Buyers looking for homes for sale in Indio, CA will enjoy what Sun City Shadow Hills has to offer. 

Sun City Shadow Hills Amenities

The Montecito Clubhouse and Santa Rosa Clubhouse are the central hubs for community activity. The 35,000-square-foot Montecito Clubhouse boasts enviable amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes the latest in high-end cardiovascular and weight training equipment, an aerobics and dance studio, arts and crafts studio, a bistro, and indoor lap pool. There is also a grand ballroom, billiards hall, library, meeting rooms ,and a card room. Outside the Montecito Clubhouse residents can enjoy the outdoor pool, five bocce ball courts, two shuffleboard courts, and four lighted tennis courts.

The Santa Rosa Clubhouse is a welcoming 14,000-square-foot facility that boast many amenities to stay both socially and physically active. Here, homeowners can get into shape at the state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor walking track, enjoy a morning coffee at the Santa Rose Cafe, or attend a club in one of the meeting rooms. The Santa Rosa clubhouse also features a card room for attending game nights with neighbors. Outside there are two pickleball courts, one shuffleboard court, half of a basketball court, and an outdoor pool with a patio.

Among the world-class amenities is the Shadow Hills Golf Course, which provides 18-holes of magnificent golf designed by the championship team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley. Skilled players and weekend novices alike will find an exciting challenge at Sun City Shadow Hills. Plus, a par-3 course is great for residents who want to get out and work on their short game. Members of the community can also take their furry friends to two dog parks within the community or attend a performance at the amphitheater.

Sun City Shadow Hills Homes & Real Estate

Del Webb constructed Sun City Shadows Hills between 2003 and 2016 with a total of 3,400 homes. Buyers can select from over 30 single-family floor plans, giving those looking for Sun City Shadow Hills homes for sale plenty of options to choose from.

These homes range from 1,099 to just under 3,000 square feet. Del Webb offers four collections including the Shadow Series, Santa Barbara Series, Living Well Collection, and Santa Rose Series. Most of these single-level, ranch-style homes include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Larger homes in the community feature up to three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and three-car garages. Some homes also offer a den or office as well as a golf cart space. Some of these homes are appointed with included features such as granite countertops, vaulted tall ceilings, and backyard patios.

Sun City Shadow Hills Lifestyle

A steadily growing list of clubs and classes help community residents fill their days with exciting activities and events. Regardless of residents' passions, they are likely to find other like-minded rmembers of the community who share their interests. Those who like to stay physically active will appreciate the golf clubs, tennis, cardio classes, Zumba, Pilates and basketball. Those who love to play games will enjoy billiards, bocce, bridge, bunco, canasta and Mah Jongg.

Homeowners can also get creative by participating in the opera appreciation, creative arts, Writer's Club, or Ukulele Strummers Club. Shadow Hills has a full-time activities director who is continuously planning activities to encourage residents to get to know each other, including movies on the lawn, happy hours with live music, and chili cook-offs.

Indio, CA Area

Sun City Shadow Hills is located the city of Indio, CA in the desirable Palm Springs area. This location puts residents close to daily necessities and local attractions.

Members of the community are never far from what they may need. Grocery stores such as Ralph's, Sprouts Famers Market, Trader Joe's, and Food 4 Less can all be found within 15 minutes. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and Rite Aid just a few minutes away. 

Shadow Hils is also close to several health care providers, including Joh F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and Indio Medical Clinic. 

For those who want spend more time outdoors than in their home, Indio and the Coachella Valley is an ideal destination. The Valley is framed by the towering Santa Rosa, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountain ranges. The deep valleys and high ridges make for boundless recreational opportunities and breathtaking views. Parks and greenspaces such as Coachella Valley Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, and Mt. San Jacinto State Park can all be reached within 50 miles. 

Golfers can tee off at courses such as Eagle Falls Golf Course, San Gorgonio Golf Course, and Santa Rosa Golf Course. 

Residents who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Palm Springs is just 15 miles west and is renowned for its world-class shopping, fine dining, casinos and festivals. This community's convenient location is only two hours away from many airports including the Palm Springs International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport, John Wayne Airport and San Diego International Airport.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Shadow Series

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $700s

The Shadow Series are affordable, thoughtfully designed plans with maintenance-free living. These homes are located in Phase 2 of Sun City Shadow Hills. Homes in this series feature two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two or two-and-a-half-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Valencia16522 + Den22
Del Oro1880322.5
Santiago20762 + Den22

Santa Barbara Series

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $700s

The Santa Barbara Series homes are located in Phase 1 of Sun City Shadow Hills. Homes in this series feature two to three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two to three-car garage. Most of the models feature a den.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
San Ramon1191222
San Olivia13492 + Den22
San Ysidro14542 + Den22
San Vincente15742 + Den22
San Sebastian17632 + Den2.53
San Emilio18062 + Den22.5
San Benito21342 + Den22.5
San Rafael23743 + Den2.53
San Miguel25962 + Den2.52.5

Santa Rosa Series

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $700s

The Santa Rosa Series was designed for space and comfort. These low-maintenance homes are located in Phase 2 of Sun City Shadow Hills. These charming homes feature two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two to three-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Montoya14322 + Den22
Serrente14882 + Den22
Avalino17632 + Den22
Madera18542 + Den22
Sorrano21153 + Den32
Castellano22302 + Den2.52.5
Dorado24462 + Den2.53
Terraza27102 + Den2.53
La Paz29713 + Den3.53

Living Well Collection

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $700s

The Living Well Collection are affordable, thoughtfully designed plans with maintenance-free living. These homes are located in Phase 3 of Sun City Shadow Hills. The beautiful homes in this collection feature one to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and a two to three-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Embark1321222 - 2.5
Hideaway15121 + Den - 2 + Den22
Inspiration16601 + Den - 322 - 2.5
Retreat19522 + Den22
Connect22913 - 3 + Den2.52.5
Californian26563 - 3 + Den32 - 3
Socialite2955332 - 3

Sun City Shadow Hills Amenities

Montecito Clubhouse

The Montecito is a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse that offers residents a wide variety of amenities. This beautiful facility allows residents to be involved within the community.

  • Clubhouse - 35,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Indoor Pool
  • State-of-the Art Fitness Center
  • Bistro
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Billiards Hall
  • Mara Monte Grand Ballroom
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Library
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Table Tennis
  • Resort-Style Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • 4 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 5 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 2 Shuffleboard Courts

Santa Rosa Clubhouse

The Santa Rosa is the second clubhouse within Sun City Shadow Hills. This 14,000 sqaure-foot facility features wonderful amenities to stay socially and physically active.

  • Clubhouse - 14,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Santa Rosa Café
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Business Center
  • Game Room
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Card Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Patio
  • 3 Pickleball Courts
  • 1 Shuffleboard Court
  • 4 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 2 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 1/2 Basketball Court
  • Pro Shop

Shadow Hills Golf Club

Sun City Shadow Hills also has the Shadow Hills Golf Club, which has two 18-hole courses, a clubhouse, and on-site restaurant. Sun City Shadow Hills residents enjoy discounted rates.

  • Clubhouse
  • Shadows Restaurant
  • Pro Shop
  • 18-Hole Championship Golf Course
  • 18-Hole Par-3 Golf Course
  • Practice Facilities
  • Driving Range

Outdoor Amenities

Sun City Shadow Hills also features several outdoor amenities to enjoy the beautiful California climate.

  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • 2 Dog Parks
  • Scenic Lakes & Ponds

Sun City Shadow Hills Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Aerobics Class
  • Aqua Fitness Class
  • Autumn Hoedown
  • Backgammon
  • Balance the Brain Class
  • Baptist Church Group
  • Basketball
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards Club
  • Bocce Club
  • Bowlers
  • Bridge Club
  • Bus Trips
  • Bunco Club
  • Camera Club
  • Canasta Club
  • Cardio Class
  • Ceramics Club
  • Challenge Step Class
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Classy Niners
  • Comedy Night
  • Community Singers Club
  • Computer Club
  • Concerts 4 U
  • Core Conditioning Class
  • Creative Arts Club
  • Democrats
  • Desert Gardeners
  • Desert Life Solos Club
  • Discussion Forum Club
  • Games Plus Club
  • Gin Rummy
  • Golf Cart Parade
  • Happy Tappers Club
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Holiday Gift Boutique
  • Holiday Parties
  • Jewelry Club
  • Jewish Outreach Group
  • Kings and Queens Card Club
  • Ladies 9-Hole Golf
  • Lady Putters Club
  • Let's Meet & Eat Club
  • Lifestyle Chat
  • Line Dancing
  • Live Music Happy Hour
  • Lively Liners Club
  • Luncheons
  • Magic Shows
  • Mah Jongg
  • Marathon Training
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mat PIlates
  • Men's 3.5 Tennis
  • Mexican Train
  • Monday Night Football
  • Motorcycle Riders
  • Movie Nights
  • Movies on the Lawn
  • Natural/Holistic Health Club
  • Needles & Pins
  • Oke-Dokey Karaoke Club
  • Opera Appreciation Club
  • Over the Hill Hikers
  • Paddle Tennis Club
  • Pan Club
  • Paper Crafters Club
  • Pairs' 9-Hole Golf Club
  • Performing Arts Club
  • Pet Adoption Fair
  • Pet Club
  • Pickleball Club
  • Pilates
  • Poker
  • Rainbow Friends Club
  • Readers Ink Club
  • Republican Club
  • Rimona Hadassah
  • Road Bicycle Riders
  • RV Club
  • Seminars
  • Shall We All Dance
  • Shuffleboard
  • Softball Club
  • Solos Club
  • Step Interval
  • Stitch in Time
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Tennis Club
  • That's Entertainment Club
  • The Voice
  • Topical Discussion
  • Total Body on Ball
  • Travel Club
  • Tuesday Night Putters Club
  • Tutta Bella Vino
  • Ukulele Strummers Club
  • Veterans Club
  • Wake Up Stretch
  • Wii Tennis
  • Women's 18-Hole Golf
  • Writer's Club
  • Yoga
  • Zumba Classes

Sun City Shadow Hills Reviews (13)

Average Rating for this Community
Date (Recent first)
We just purchased a home in Sun City Shadow Hills and are thrilled with the community. We are in our late 50's and wanted to find an active and welcoming retirement community that we can enjoy for the next 20-30 years. We feel like we have found the perfect place. The grounds are beautiful, my husband loves the golf courses, both fitness and pool areas are outstanding and we felt the value of the home prices was very attractive. We love to hike so are excited to join the hiking club. Our neighbors were so welcoming and friendly. We were invited for a wine and cheese party after only 3 days. We feel a real sense of community at SCSH. In addition having the Palm Springs and the beautiful Coachella Valley to explore for hiking, dining, shopping etc. made it a great choice for us.
Fantastic relaxed resort lifestyle with great amenities and low HOA fees.
We purchased a home in Sun City Shadow Hills (SCSH) in 2006 for future retirement as we were just in our 40's at the time. In the meantime, we have leased our home out and have not had any issues with the home or the tenants, our current tenant has been in the home for about 4 years and have extended the lease again. They love the community and their home. After all those years we have not had any issues with our home, plumbing has been fine, roof, appliances. We did have a few stucco cracks near 2 windows (probably settling) the cracks seemed significant to us so we contacted Pulte CS and they said they were not of the size that would be covered under their warranty (10 years) we called just after 10 years and Pulte repaired the cracks... We are very happy with the customer service & the quality of work.
We are Realtors, so we know all the 55plus communities we introduced our in-laws to this lovely community which has been their home since 2004, they still love SCSH and thank us to this day for helping them decide to leave OC and move to the Desert! They have many friends are are enjoying an active retirement.
SCSH is close to shopping, medical, entertainment. There is an onsite Restaurant w/ bar - Shadows Restaurant & Bistro at the Pro Shop! Two Golf Courses without membership dues! Tennis, Pickle ball, movie nights, Concert Series, Plays and so much more... there really is something for everybody to enjoy.
We've sold many homes in SCSH since it's grand opening and thus far all our clients are happy with their decision and appreciate the lifestyle offered with low HOA dues as of 1/1/17 $255 per month. If you are thinking of retiring a few years down the line, consider buying now at today's dollars ... it's easy to rent out homes in the this community to quality tenants, there usually is a shortage of lease homes available, so consider this option we are happy we have our retirement home waiting when we are ready!
This is a great community -- well managed, great amenities, the reserves well funded and low HOA dues. Couldn't ask for a much better place to live -- except for maybe an ocean close.
We spent many vacations in the Palm Springs area, so when we were looking for a snow-bird location, we wanted a place with a lot of activity and a chance to meet people and make friends. Gracie and the Nilson team helped us find Shadow Hills and the perfect home away from home. They handled all the details of the lease, and followed up on any details to make sure we got settled in and continue to take care of any arrangements necessary during our stay. We are now on our third year and continue to depend on the Nilson Team to find us the perfect home. We enjoy golf, pickleball, painting and many other activities. We have met good friends and look forward to coming each season. Wendy Wersal
My wife and I picked Sun City Shadow Hills because we love the active lifestyle. Pickleball is our favorite activity but we also participate in several other clubs too. We are never bored. The people are very friendly and we have made many new friends.
We were extremely pleased with our stay this past winter in SCSH.
We were looking for a community setting with a large variety of activities and the oportuniy to meet people and really get involved.
SCSH provided us with exactly that.
I really enjoyed the golf and pickle ball and Deb got involved with yoga and other exercise classes.
Scott Walper
I've lived in SCSH for two months now and I couldn't be happier!! I've already joined a club and I've been going to their events every week. My daughter and I explored the gym and we liked it so much we went back the next day. I live here year-round and I've enjoyed every day - looking out at the mountains from my lovely back yard!!
Just bought our home on the golf course. The house is beautiful and the view is outstanding. Planning on spending our retirement enjoying this wonderful community
I bought a new home in 2008 and I currently spend two months a year in SCSH in California. I love my home with its gorgeous view of the mountains. Vacation Pools, Inc. put in my dream pool and backyard this summer and it is absolutely stunning. The Clubhouse is always hopping, The indoor lap pool is wonderful! So is the gym! SCSH amenities remind me of those in a five star hotel. And the ocean is only a two hour drive away! I have been coming to the Coachella Valley since I was a teenager and I always wanted to retire here so this is truly a dream come true: to live in this world famous golf and retirement resort and to spend my days outdoors and in my pool. This is one gorgeous paradise!
We have lived here as seasonal residents for the last 3 years. This is an amazing place . . . we are active golf and tennis players and this is the perfect place for our life style. It does get hot in the summer and we have some occassional windy days, but overall we love it.
We love it here! Never thought i would live in the desert! But after living here since 2005 we are convinced it is the best place to retire to for fun and peace. We are very active with playing cards bridge, mah jongg, singing, painting, performing in plays and musicals going out for lunchs and dinner with friends. What is so great is that most every one here is looking for new friends and we have found some great ones.
I have lived in SCSH since it open in 2004. I winter here and have many new friends. The life style is the best. Each morning my neighbors and I go for our morning walk down Sun City Blvd.
We have a small dog that enjoys going to the dog park that isn't to far from our home. My husband takes him each day and has many new friends also.
The weather is the best you just can't beat it in the winter.
There are many clubs to join and new friends to meet. I know anyone would be very happy at Sun City Shadow Hills.

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