Quick Facts

Price Range
Low $300s - High $400s
Home Types
Number of Homes
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1989 - 2005
Multiple Builders
  • 5.00 out of 5 star review
1 review
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The Colony Overview

The Colony is a 1,500-home active adult golf course community in Murrieta, CA. It 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. This well-established community is surrounded by great shopping, dining and entertainment attractions.Ryland Homes, Mastercraft and Crowell & David constructed The Colony between 1989 and 2005. The three builders joined forces to create one of the most admired active adult communities in California's Inland Empire. The Colony includes a delightful mix of housing options, world-class amenities and an active social calendar.

The Colony Amenities

The Colony's clubhouse is the central hub for all community social and fitness activities. It boasts a fitness center, hobby and craft studios, a grand ballroom, theater, library, beauty salon and billiards. Plus, an outdoor pool and tennis, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts surround the clubhouse. There are also several miles of walking and biking trails that meander through the community. The Colony Country Club, also known as California Oaks Golf Course, is a 5,218-yard par-70 course. It was designed by David A. Rainville and boasts Bermuda grass fairways, sharp doglegs and challenging greens. The course is open to the public but residents of The Colony enjoy discounted green fees. The Colony Grill offers a great place to gather with friends after a round of golf or the ideal setting for a quiet dinner with your significant other.

The Colony Homes & Real Estate

Home buyers can select from a wide range of real estate options in The Colony. There were over 60 different floor plans offered throughout the 16-year construction of the community. All residences are single-family detached homes available in one and two-story designs that range from 947 to 2,100 square feet. These homes feature two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms.All new construction homes have been sold by the developers but an ever-changing lineup of pre-owned resale homes are continually available for sale. The attractive homes include stucco exteriors, red tile roofs and two-car garages. Some of the newer homes feature more highly upgraded finishes and desirable open 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 a delightful mix of activities, events and trips. There are numerous clubs and interest groups in the community that will satisfy any interest. Hosting a number of clubs, The Colony makes it easy to spend time with friends and make new ones.

Making full use of their fitness center, The Colony offers all kinds of fitness groups from aerobics to yoga. Join a team and challenge neighbors with a game of water volleyball in the outdoor pool. Residents stay mentally engaged by joining a book club, the art group, or catching a classic movie in the theater. From wood carving to wine tasting, The Colony in Murrieta will keep your calendar full year-round.


The Colony's location is one of its most admirable qualities for active adult home buyers. The community is surrounded by some of southern California's greatest attractions. I-15 and I-215 freeways are adjacent to the community and places like Palm Springs, San Diego and the beaches of Orange County are within 70 miles from The Colony.

Outdoor recreational enthusiasts are 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, rock climbing in Joshua Tree or playing golf at any of the world-renowned courses in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Plus, Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir is 20 miles east of The Colony. The lake is ideal for boating, fishing and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

The Promenade at Temecula is only five minutes from The Colony. The indoor mall boasts over 100 name brand stores and specialty boutiques. Temecula hosts hundreds of wineries just 20 miles south of The Colony and Vegas-style gambling is just down the street at the Pechanga Casino and Hotel. With easy access to many amenities, an active social life and a bustling surrounding area, active adults are happy to call The Colony in Murrieta their home.

The Colony Amenities

The Colony features a large clubhouse, acting as the social and activity hub of the community.

  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Card Room
  • Meeting Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Auditorium with Stage
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Theater
  • Beauty Salon
  • Library
  • Music Room
  • Lounge
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Resort-Style Pool & Spa
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • BBQ Area
  • Outdoor Patio
  • 3 Shuffleboard Courts
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Event Lawn
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Scenic Lakes and Ponds

California Oaks Golf Course

Adjacent to the community is the California Oaks Golf Course, a par-70 5,218-yard course. Although open to the public, residents of The Colony enjoy a discounted rate.

  • 18-Hole California Oaks Golf Course
  • Oaks Bar & Grill
  • Pro Shop
  • Driving Range & Putting Green

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

Single Family Homes

Price Range: Low $300s - High $400s

There are over 60 single-family home floor plans offered at The Colony. The community was constructed by three different builders: Ryland Homes, Mastercraft and Crowell & David. Homebuyers can expect to find a wide assortment of home styles and layouts. Please Note: Because of the age of this community, not all floor plans are available at this time.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Da Vinci1767322.5
Rembrandt21002 + Den - 322.5

The Colony Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 5.00 out of 5 star review
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    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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