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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Temelec - Sonoma CA

Temelec

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $800ks
  • 325 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1974
  • 2 reviews
Creekside Village - Sonoma, CA

Creekside Village

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $900ks
  • 313 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1981 - 1989
  • 1 reviews
Regency Park - Modesto, CA

Regency Park

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 308 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1982 - 1988
  • No Reviews
Suncountry - Sacramento, CA

Suncountry

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 307 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 1999
  • 3 reviews

Palmilla on The Greens

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $400ks
  • 305 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 1993
  • No Reviews
Sea Cliff - Carlsbad CA

Sea Cliff

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - Mid $1Ms
  • 303 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 1988
  • No Reviews
Four Seasons at Homestead - Dixon CA

Four Seasons at Homestead

For Sale
  • 302 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Sunrise Terrace - Arroyo Grande, CA

Sunrise Terrace

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 300 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1974 - 2002
  • 1 reviews
Hacienda Carmel - Carmel by the Sea, CA

Hacienda Carmel

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 300 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1964
  • 1 reviews
Altis at Skyline - Santa Clarita CA

Altis at Skyline

For Sale
  • High $700ks - High $900ks
  • 292 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Del Mesa Carmel - Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Del Mesa Carmel

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 289 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1968
  • 2 reviews
Highland Springs Country Club - Cherry Valley, CA

Highland Springs Country Club

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 289 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 1994
  • 2 reviews
Woodland Estates - Morgan Hill CA

Woodland Estates

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $500ks
  • 285 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1976 - 1986
  • No Reviews
Lakeshore - Westlake Village, CA

Lakeshore

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - Mid $1Ms
  • 284 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1967 - 1969
  • No Reviews
Talega Gallery - San Clemente CA

Talega Gallery

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - Mid $2Ms
  • 283 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2004
  • 1 reviews
Belcaro - Valencia, CA

Belcaro

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Low $800ks
  • 275 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2008
  • 1 reviews
Heritage Lakeside - Elk Grove, CA

Heritage Lakeside

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 269 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2004
  • 1 reviews
Buena Vida at La Floresta - Brea CA

Buena Vida at La Floresta

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 267 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2019
  • No Reviews
The Springs - Camarillo, CA

The Springs

For Sale
  • Mid $700ks - Low $900ks
  • 259 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 1987
  • 1 reviews
The Club - Menifee CA

The Club

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $500ks
  • 259 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1994 - 2000
  • 4 reviews
Vista Del Mar - Vista CA

Vista Del Mar

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 256 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1977 - 2000
  • No Reviews
Mountain View - Moreno Valley, CA

Mountain View

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 255 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2001 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Serrano Del Vista - Banning, CA

Serrano Del Vista

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 246 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1990 - 2004
  • 1 reviews
Ovation at Flora Park - Cypress CA

Ovation at Flora Park

For Sale
  • Mid $700ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 244 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Travata - Irvine, CA

Travata

For Sale
  • Low $1Ms - High $1Ms
  • 243 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Rancho de Napa - Yountville, CA

Rancho de Napa

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $500ks
  • 235 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1971 - 2004
  • No Reviews

Rancho Monserate Country Club

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $500ks
  • 232 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1970 - Present
  • No Reviews
Enclave at Mission Falls - Fremont CA

Enclave at Mission Falls

For Sale
  • High $800ks - Mid $2Ms
  • 231 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Esperanza - Ontario CA

Esperanza

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $800ks
  • 229 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews

El Grande Estates

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 229 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1976 - 1981
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
  • |
  • 3 bath
  • |
  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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