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Top 5 Retirement Communities In The Desert
The Coachella Valley is known throughout the world as a premier retirement destination for active adults.There are nearly twenty different active adult 55 years and over communities in the desert. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with deciding where to live. To make your search easier we have narrowed it down to the five best retirement communities our valley has to offer.
Trilogy at the Polo Club Trilogy at the Polo Club is located along Avenue 52 on the border of La Quinta and Indio. It is an all-ages resort community with select 55+ neighborhoods.This community was Developed by Shea Homes, awarded America’s Most Trusted™ Active Adult Resort Builder for 7th consecutive year. The homes of Trilogy at The Polo Club feature unique style, fabulous indoor/outdoor living spaces, and wide-open floor plans. The Polo Club offers dining, events space, fitness, pools, and outdoor recreation with spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains to the southwest and the Chocolate Mountains to the north. Trilogy’s acclaimed restaurant, June Hill’s Table, as well as the 2 Palms Event Center, are open to the public and available for dining reservations and private bookings.
SunCity Palm Desert Sun City Palm Desert is located near the I-10 freeway off Washington Street. This community was developed by Del Webb in 1992 and completed in 2003. This community has nearly 5,000 all single-level homes with 50 different models.The community covers 1,600 acres and has tennis & pickle ball courts, two 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, chipping & putting practice areas, and an 18-hole putting course. Besides golf, Sun City Palm Desert offers a softball field, bocce courts, and a fishing lake.Residents can enjoy miles of bike and jogging paths, dog parks, and three large clubhouses.Sun City’s three clubhouses collectively feature indoor & outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, state of the art fitness centers, restaurants, and meeting rooms.This community also boasts an extensive library, ballroom, stadium seating auditorium, computer center, and postal center. Residents also have access to a billiards room, craft rooms, an indoor track, and a private RV lot.
SunCity Shadow Hills Sun City Shadow Hills is located in Indio, just two miles east of Sun City PalmDesert. Construction began in 2003 after the completion of Sun City Palm Desert and the community was completed in 2016. Sun City Shadow Hills comprises 3,450 homes, two clubhouses, two golf courses, and a bounty of amenities.The 35,000 square-foot Montecito clubhouse boasts enviable amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, arts and crafts studio, a bistroand indoor lap pool. There is also a grand ballroom, billiards hall, library, multiple meeting rooms and a card room. Outside the Montecito clubhouse residents can enjoy the outdoor pool, five bocce ball courts, two shuffleboard courts and four lighted tennis courts. The community highlights the golf lifestyle with an 18-hole golf course designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley and a newer, challenging par 3 course. These courses add to the beauty and tranquility of Sun City Shadow Hills and create vistas that are enjoyed by both golfers and non-golfers.
Villa Portofino Villa Portofino is located in Palm Desert near shopping, dining, golf, entertainment, and the Eisenhower Medical Center.This community offers Italian inspired single story 1-3 bedroom homes. Villa Portofino was built in 2005 and upon completion the community will encompass 460 homes. The community is situated on 50 acres, surrounded by vistas of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains.The amenities Villa Portofino has to offer include a luxurious clubhouse with poolside service, fitness center, pool & spa, game room, bistro bar, a cantina, and private 100-seat movie theater. At the theater, residents can enjoy complimentary matinee and evening shows and partake in monthly seminars. The community also has a nine-hole putting course that meanders through a beautiful water stream.Other designated areas include an art studio, a bridge room, a quiet library sitting room and a crafts room. Residents even have use of an on-site beauty salon.
Del Webb Rancho Mirage Del Webb Rancho Mirage is a new and upcoming 55+community being developed by award-winning builder Del Webb. Upon completion this active adult community will consist of approximately 1,000 single-family homes. This community is located near the border of Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage. It is close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and the Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa.Construction of Del Webb Rancho Mirage began in 2018. Homebuyers can choose from a great selection of customizable floor plans ranging in size from approximately 1,400 to 2,800 square-feet.The clubhouse will feature many amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center. Meeting rooms will be available as well as gathering spaces for larger events and holiday parties. The clubhouse will also be home to an aerobics and dance studio, billiards room, golf simulator, and library. Tennis and pickleball courts will be located next to the clubhouse for fun outdoor recreation. The community residents will also have two outdoor covered swimming pools to enjoy.
Brandi Pratt
Brandi Pratt
Southern California Native
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