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With more than 160,000 square miles of land area, a strong business environment, and the largest population of any U.S. state, California boasts an exceptionally broad range of master-planned communities and residential real estate. From the Bay Area to the Central Coast to SoCal, an abundance of golf communities, 55+ communities, and more, are all over the Golden State. This section features articles and information for those interesting in learning more about California communities

Exploring Shea Homes® 55-Plus Communities in California

Having constructed more than 100,000 homes since its founding in 1968, Shea Homes is among the nation’s largest private homebuilders. Recognized as an industry leader with a reputation for design, quality, and customer service, Shea Homes builds new residential real estate in 10 states throughout the country. In this article, we'll explore Shea Homes communities in California. 

Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 10 Top Cities with Exceptional Lifestyle Communities

We looked at the top 25 cities on the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list and zeroed in on the ones with some of the country’s most sought-after master-planned communities. Keep reading to explore 10 of the best cities to live in the U.S.—and discover some of the top communities located in or near those cities.

Active Adult California Communities without Golf Courses

For residents of California, an idyllic golf course is rarely more than a 5-iron away, but there are some excellent California communities without golf. In this brief article, we’ll take a look at different parts of the state to explore five non-golf communities in California that feature next-level amenities for active adults. 

Most Popular 55+ Communities in California

California is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Featuring world-class amenities, a plethora of lifestyle activities and recreation, and top-notch real estate, here’s a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in California. 

 

Best 55+ Communities in Northern California

If adventure and relaxation in the top half of The Golden State appeals to your lifestyle, here’s a shortlist of the best 55+ communities in Northern California. 

Best Golf Communities in California

From the coast to the Bay Area to the desert valley of Coachella, let’s tee off on a few of the best golf communities in California.