It's no secret that Palm Springs, CA is known as a place to rest and relax in style. The warm, dry weather is matched only by the beautiful landscape and high-end amenities that you're surrounded by. Thousands of Americans and Canadians retire here every year for these reasons, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that home in Active Adult Communities (also known as Retirement or 55+ Communities) are highly sought after.
Fortunately, the Palm Springs real estate market—which for the purpose of this blog also includes the surrounding Coachella Valley cities—has plenty of upscale communities specifically for retirees that enjoy mixing an outdoor recreation and luxurious relaxation. You'll find gorgeous, low-maintenance homes situated near any number of high-end facilities, which could include golf courses, tennis courts, pools, lounges, and plenty of other conveniences. Many of the homes are also quite reasonably priced. Let's take a look at just a few of the best Palm Springs retirement communities:
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Four Seasons at Palm Springs
This is the only true 55+ community within Palm Springs' borders, but it's absolutely stunning. Much like the chain of Four Seasons hotels around the world, this gated community of the same name is extremely well maintained and embodies luxury at its finest. The 477 single-family homes inside the gates come in seven different floor plans, ranging from around 1,900 square feet up to nearly 3,000 square feet. These contemporary homes feature attractive Mediterranean-style roof tiles and are surrounded by perfectly sized front and back yards, not to mention the breathtaking mountain views. Inside, you'll find granite countertops, sparkling flooring, and the latest upscale appliances. Most homes also have attached multi-car garages.
The amenities at Palm Springs Four Seasons are first class. The club house is wonderfully designed and is located near the swimming pool, gym, salon, and spa. You can play basketball, tennis, pickle ball, bocce, and shuffleboard here, or you can shoot some pool inside and then head over to either the cafe or restaurant for a bite to eat. This resort-like retirement community is also very close to downtown Palm Springs, so you're never far from the action if you want to explore the heart of the city.
There's also a Four Seasons 55+ Retirement Community in Indio, CA.
Portola Country Club
This gated 55+ community is situated right in the center of Palm Desert and the nearly 500 houses are beside a gorgeous 18-hole golf course. The homes include all the modern features you'd expect from an upscale private community in the Palm Springs area and the landscaping around the homes and the golf course is truly stunning. The interior square footage of the homes in Portola Country Club ranges from 1,450 up to 2,450 and the homes are affordable too, with some homes selling for as little as $125,000.
The amenities at Portola Country Club leave nothing to be desired. There are three pools, each of which is complemented by a hot tub, as well as several tennis and pickle ball courts, a bocce area, dog park, and green space for walking. There's also a fitness center, spas, and a lounge will all sorts of options. The golf course is also among the most attractive in the area, which is saying something considering Palm Desert has plenty of other first-class courses.
Portola Country Club also manages to maintain a quiet atmosphere, despite being located so close to a pair of major highways and some of the top social attractions in Palm Desert. Civic Center Park, the McCallum Theater, and several other golf courses are all just five minutes away by car.
Sun City Palm Desert
Also located in Palm Desert, this is the largest 55+ community in the entire Coachella Valley. Developed by Del Webb, which has built some of the finest active adult communities in the country, Sun City Palm Desert has approximately 5,000 homes (both single-family and attached) across 1,600 acres. These homes were built in the early 2000s and range from about 1,000 square feet to upwards of 3,000 square feet with over three dozen floor plans to choose from. The interiors also range from basic to luxurious, so it goes without saying that there are options for buyers with many different needs.
Some of the homes in Sun City Palm Desert also boast amazing views of two incredible 18-hole golf courses. These course are truly among the top championship courses in the entire valley, let alone Palm Desert. Other highlights on life at Sun City Palm Desert include three spacious clubhouses (Lakeview, Mountain View, and Sunset View) that include the following amenities:
- Coffee shops
- Computer rooms
- Walking tracks
- Billiards halls
Trilogy at La Quinta
With over 1,200 ranch-style houses built by top developer Shea Homes, Trilogy at La Quinta is a very desirable active adult retirement community in the Palm Springs area. Located in the heart of La Quinta, which is about a 30-minute drive from Palm Springs, the Trilogy community is near the Santa Rosa Mountains. This allows home owners to have great views of this scenic mountain range and a close proximity to a series of excellent hiking trails. The floor plans of the one-story houses in Trilogy are between 1,300 and 2,800 square feet. Interior features include high ceilings, spacious granite island kitchens, crown moldings, and extra flex rooms. The patios and backyards on most of these homes are also quite large, and all homes come with attached multi-car garages. Residents also love the quality landscaping both in the yards of their homes and the community amenities.
Speaking of amenities, there are plenty to choose from. The main clubhouses is the Santa Rosa Club, which is 21,000 square feet and offers a modern fitness center, aerobics studio, walking track, billiards rooms, and cafe. There's also plenty of space to relax and socialize here, and there's a resort-style pool nearby. The Coral Spa is also located on the grounds of Trilogy at La Quinta, where residents can get a massage and a variety of nail or body treatments. There's also the Coral Mountain Club, which has an arts and crafts studio, a movie theater, and a games room.
Finally, no upscale 55+ community in the Palm Springs area would be complete without a spectacular golf course and Trilogy at La Quinta is no exception. This well-maintained championship course is both attractive and challenging. It has even hosted the PGA Tour Skins Game. When you're done your round of golf, you can enjoy some food and drinks at the Bistro 60 restaurant.
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