California 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

California is one of the most popular retirement states in the country. With a climate that is diverse as the people, California has long been a favorite among retirees. The list of 55+ communities is a smorgasbord of options with almost every type of climate and lifestyle options imaginable. For retirees seeking 55+ communities in California, the list of best places to retire in California is quite extensive.

California is one of the most popular retirement states in the country. With a climate that is diverse as the people, California has long been a favorite among retirees. The list of 55+ communities is a smorgasbord of options with almost every type of climate and lifestyle options imaginable. For retirees seeking 55+ communities in California, the list of best places to retire in California is quite extensive.

There are more than 80 active adult 55+ communities in California that offer amenity-filled clubhouses, golf courses and organized social activities. Additionally, there are smaller scale 55+ communities in California that offer low-maintenance adult living without the amenities and lifestyle options. Many of the best places to retire in California are very affordable despite what many people believe.

California Climate & Geography

California’s climate varies widely, from the Mediterranean-like retirement communities in San Diego to the temperate climate communities in Northern California. California’s climate is typically warm with dry summers and mild, wet winters. Farther inland, summers are hot and dry, and at higher altitude the weather is more typical of a four-season cycle with cold, snowy winters. Retirees in California can choose from Pacific coastal warm beaches to the snowy, cool areas of the Sierra Nevadas.

California is bigger than 85 of the smallest nations in the world. San Diego and Los Angeles are the largest cities in the state by population. Los Angeles is rated as the fourth biggest economy in the country.
California is also home to the largest county in the entire United States: San Bernardino County.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in California

California has a reputation as a haven for people with imaginative minds, and this shows in its multifaceted cultural offerings. The state is home to many famous cultural institutions and national parks. California is home to many well known colleges, including University of California campuses, Pepperdine University, Stanford University, and the University of Southern California.

California is referred to as the “Golden State”.  Popular attractions  include Hollywood, Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge. California is home to many huge events such as music festivals, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the largest three-day rodeo.

California has the largest economy in the United States and leads it in agricultural production. The state is also known for film production, food processing, petroleum, computers and computer software, tourism, and aerospace. 

California Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in California varies significantly by region but in general, it is relatively high compared to other states. The cost of living tends to be higher in areas that are closer to the Pacific Ocean. The Inland Empire Area of the state is a little less expensive though. However, housing, gas, and consumer goods typically tend to be priced higher than most other states in the country. California also has a higher minimum wage than most states.

California is a high tax state with some of the highest sales, personal income, and corporate taxes in the nation. There is a 7.5 percent sales tax, 13.3 percent individual income tax, 8.84 percent corporate income tax, and $1,426 property tax per capita.

Healthcare in California

California was the first state in the nation to enact legislation creating a healthy benefit exchange under federal health care reform. In 2014, most Californians will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The health plan choices offered by Covered California are as good as you can get in any marketplace, even if you are not eligible for a subsidy. California's 55+ residents love that the state is home to nearly 430 hospitals, 17 of which are nationally ranked.


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205 communities near California

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Trilogy at La Quinta - La Quinta, CA

Trilogy at La Quinta

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1238 Homes (21 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2011
  • 5 reviews
Huntington Landmark - Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Landmark

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $900ks
  • 1238 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1986
  • 1 reviews
Gavilan - Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

Gavilan

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - Low $2Ms
  • 1200 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2013 - 2021
  • 24 reviews
The Oasis - Menifee, CA

The Oasis

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 1158 Homes (16 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2005
  • 3 reviews
Leisure Town - Vacaville CA

Leisure Town

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $600ks
  • 1150 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - Present
  • 3 reviews
Seven Hills - Hemet CA

Seven Hills

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $500ks
  • 1143 Homes (27 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1970 - 2006
  • No Reviews
Four Seasons at Hemet, CA

Four Seasons at Hemet

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $600ks
  • 1106 Homes (18 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2011
  • 3 reviews
Trilogy at the Vineyards - Brentwood, CA

Trilogy® at the Vineyards

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Mid $2Ms
  • 1100 Homes (16 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 7 reviews
Murrieta Hot Springs - Murrieta CA

Murrieta Hot Springs

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 1040 Homes (21 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1971 - 2017
  • No Reviews

Hidden Meadows

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1032 Homes (4 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1962 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Kern City - Bakersfield, CA

Kern City

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 1024 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1961 - 1977
  • No Reviews
Terramor - Corona, CA

Terramor

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1010 Homes (39 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Heritage Palms - Indio, CA

Heritage Palms

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $800ks
  • 1004 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1995 - 2004
  • 3 reviews
Heritage El Dorado Hills

Heritage El Dorado Hills

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1000 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Del Webb Rancho Mirage - Rancho Mirage, CA

Del Webb Rancho Mirage

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1000 Homes (26 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Trilogy at The Polo Club - Indio, CA

Trilogy® at The Polo Club

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $800ks
  • 1000 Homes (8 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2013 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Heritage Park - Sacramento, CA

Heritage Park

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $700ks
  • 965 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2005
  • 4 reviews
Regency at Folsom Ranch - Folsom, CA

Regency at Folsom Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $800ks - Low $1Ms
  • 930 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Peacock Hills - Oceanside CA

Peacock Hills

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 920 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1976 - 1980
  • No Reviews
Palmia - Mission Viejo CA

Palmia

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Low $1Ms
  • 901 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1988 - 1999
  • 1 reviews
Del Webb at River Islands - Lathrop, CA

Del Webb at River Islands

For Sale
  • 900 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Springfield at Whitney Oaks - Rocklin, CA

Springfield at Whitney Oaks

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 868 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2003
  • 2 reviews
Esplanade at Turkey Creek - Lincoln CA

Esplanade at Turkey Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $700ks - Mid $800ks
  • 850 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • 4 reviews
Hueneme Bay - Port Hueneme, CA

Hueneme Bay

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 773 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1963 - 1971
  • No Reviews
Shea Homes at Rice Ranch - Orcutt CA

Rice Ranch

For Sale
  • Mid $800ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 755 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2010 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Altis - Beaumont CA

Altis

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $700ks
  • 704 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • 2 reviews
The Club at Westpark Village - Roseville CA

The Club at WestPark

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $700ks
  • 704 Homes (9 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2014
  • No Reviews
Costa Serena - Oceanside, CA

Costa Serena

For Sale
  • High $1Ms - High $1Ms
  • 694 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1971 - 1982
  • No Reviews
Four Seasons at Terra Lago - Indio, CA

Four Seasons at Terra Lago

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 682 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2014 - Present
  • 8 reviews
Terra Lago - Indio, CA

Terra Lago

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 639 Homes (33 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 8 reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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