The Colony - Murrieta, CA

The Colony is a golf course community in Murrieta, California. This 55+ community is revered for its prime location in the heart of Southern California, set within an hour from the ocean, towering mountains, scenic lakes, and the desert. The Colony is also known for offering a thoughtfully designed mix of housing options, world-class amenities, and an active social calendar.

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Murrieta, CA will love what The Colony has to offer. 

The Colony Amenities

The Colony's clubhouse is the central hub for all community social and fitness activities. The clubhouse boasts a fitness center, lounge, hobby and craft studios, a grand ballroom, theater, library, beauty salon, music room, and billiards.

The amenities continue outdoors as residents can take advantage of a resort-style pool, whirlpool spa, and patio. There are also tennis, bocce ball, and shuffleboard courts surrounding the clubhouse. The community is also home to several miles of walking and biking trails that meander through the founds. 

The Colony Country Club, also known as California Oaks Golf Course, is a 5,218-yard par-70 course. This course is open to the public but members of The Colony community enjoy discounted rates. The golf course was designed by David A. Rainville and boasts Bermuda grass fairways, sharp doglegs, and challenging greens. 

The Colony Homes & Real Estate

Ryland Homes, Mastercraft Residential, and Crowell & David constructed The Colony between 1989 and 2005. The community is comprised of 1,501 single-family homes in a variety of floor plans, making it easy for buyers searching for Murrieta homes for sale to find what they are looking for. There were over 60 different floor plans offered throughout the expansive community.

The Colony houses for sale are available in one and two-story designs that range from approximately 947 to 2,100 square feet, although some homes may be outside this range. These homes typically feature two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two- to two-and-a-half-car garages. These thoughtfully designed homes include stucco exteriors and red tile roofs. Some of the newer homes feature more highly upgraded finishes and desirable open-concept floor plan layouts. All homes in The Colony enjoy rear yard views of a scenic greenbelt or the golf course.

The Colony Lifestyle

An on-site activities director and travel coordinator are continually supplying residents of The Colony with an engaging mix of activities, events, and trips. There are numerous clubs and interest groups in the community for homeowners to take advantage of, such as card clubs, casino nights, computer classes, karaoke, and crafting clubs. Making full use of their fitness center, The Colony offers fitness groups from aerobics to yoga. Members of the community can join a team and challenge neighbors with a game of water volleyball in the outdoor pool. Many residents can also enjoy joining a book club, the art group, or catching a classic movie in the theater.

Murrieta, CA Area

The Colony's location put residents close to daily necessities as well as within a few hours’ drive from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oceanside. 

Homeowners will never be far from everyday conveniences, as grocery stores such as Albertsons, Ralphs, and Sprouts Farmers Markets are all just a few minutes away. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS. 

The Colony is also close to several healthcare facilities, including Rancho Springs Medical Center, Inland Valley Medical Center, and Temecula Valley Hospital.

When it comes to finding dining and entertainment options, residents can travel along the Temecula Valley Freeway which makes accessing restaurants and retailers a breeze. 

Nature lovers hoping to explore the outdoors will enjoy being located close to parks and greenspaces like Glen Arbor Park, Lake Skinner Park, and Bear Valley Park. Outdoor recreational enthusiasts are also surrounded by a vast array of enviable attractions including mountains, lakes, and the ocean. Within two hours from home, the residents of The Colony can enjoy sunbathing at the beach, hiking the 11,000-foot peaks of the San Gorgonio Mountains, or rock climbing in Joshua Tree. Golfers can tee off at courses such as California Oaks Golf Club, Cross Creek Golf Club, and The Golf Club at Rancho California. 

Members of the community interested in visiting nearby metropolitan areas can take advantage of freeways such as  I-15 and I-215 adjacent to the community. This location puts places like Palm Springs, San Diego, and the beaches of Orange County within 70 miles from The Colony. When it comes to long-distance travel, San Diego International Airport is just over an hour away.

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The Colony Amenities

The following amenities are available to The Colony residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Performance/Movie Theater
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Picnic Area
  • On-site Retail
  • Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Lounge

The Colony Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Aerobics
  • Art Group
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Bird Watchers
  • Bocce Ball
  • Book Readers
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Card Clubs
  • Casino Night
  • Chorus
  • Cinema Classics
  • Comedy Club
  • Computer Class
  • Cook's Circle
  • Cribbage
  • Crocheting/Knitting
  • Cruise
  • Dance Classes
  • Drama Group
  • Fitness
  • Founder's Circle
  • Genealogy Club
  • Horseshoes
  • Jack and Jill Golf
  • Karaoke
  • Ladies' Golf
  • Ladies' Poker
  • Ladies' Tennis
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Poker
  • Men's Tennis
  • Mixed Poker
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Poolside Parties
  • Qigong
  • Quilting
  • Racquet Club
  • Red Hat Society
  • Roadrunners R.V. Group
  • Scrapbooking
  • Singles Group
  • Slo-Pitch
  • Sports Car Club
  • Storm Baseball
  • Stretching Class
  • Sunshine Club
  • Tai Chi
  • Tap Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Therapeutic Swimming
  • Tuesday Night Socials
  • Walkers Club
  • Water Pilates
  • Water Volleyball
  • Wine Tasting
  • Woodcarvers
  • Writers' Workshop
  • XYZ Club
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

The Colony Reviews (1)

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5.0

Betty and I have been in The Colony for just over 7 months. We love it. We have met many people through golf, paddle tennis, ping pong, and in our neighborhood, and all enjoy The Colony very much. I have not heard one negative. There are many activities, that we haven't as yet been able to join. We enjoy our home, and look forward to many years to come.

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