Most Popular 55+ Communities in California

by Robert Borges on June 9, 2021

At PCR, we’re all about connecting active adults with the community that best aligns with your unique essence. If you’re looking to find and settle down in the perfect community—based on climate, taxes, amenities, lifestyle activities, proximity to family, and everything in between—rest assured we know just the place. 

Not surprisingly, California is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here’s a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in California.

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Terra Lago- Indio, CA

Four Seasons at Terra Lago California 55-plus community

This popular Southern California golf community is located about 15 minutes east of Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley. The specially-designed 55 plus community combines more than 800 single-family homes with an extensive suite of amenities, including a clubhouse, sports courts, fitness center, and bistro. Best of all, members have access to Terra Lago's two acclaimed 18-hole golf courses.

Trilogy® at The Polo Club- Indio, CA 

Trilogy at the Polo Club CA 55-plus community

Another of California’s most popular 55+ communities near Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley, Trilogy at The Polo Club’s crown jewel is a private, hospitality-staffed Resort Club with dining, fitness, pools, outdoor recreation, and much more (separate membership required). This social hub offers a full daily schedule of events, excursions, and get-togethers. The community is set in a highly sought-after area, with easy access to La Quinta, Palm Desert and all the Desert Cities. Just over 30 minutes from cosmopolitan Palm Springs, Trilogy’s central location means residents never run out of fun things to do. 

Summit at Liberty- Rio Vista, CA 

Summit at Liberty CA 55+ community

Located in the East Bay area and offering resort-style amenities and new homes in the scenic Sacramento River Delta, this popular California community is less than 10 minutes from downtown Rio Vista’s shops, restaurants, and farmers markets. Active adults 55 and over enjoy the social and recreational hub, Club Liberty, with its 4.5 acres of amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, community garden, and bocce ball courts. The community is also home to the Ranch House, Events Barn, and Racquet Center where residents can gather with friends and neighbors around the fire pit, in the art studio, for a game of tennis and pickleball, and so much more!

Heritage Placer Vineyards- Roseville, CA

Heritage Placer Vineyards CA 55-plus community

Just a short drive from Sacramento's bustling core, this active adult enclave offers easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Stay social and fit with the community's amenity-rich clubhouse, featuring a fitness center, social areas, and an inviting pool. Tennis, bocce ball, pickleball courts, and walking trails weave through the community's open spaces, providing ample opportunity for outdoor recreation. Choose your dream home from a beautiful selection of Lennar residences, ranging from 1,260 to nearly 3,000 square feet and featuring thoughtful design elements for easy living. Embrace a sustainable lifestyle in this solar-powered community, perfect for active adults seeking a carefree and fulfilling retirement.


While those are the 55+ California communities that generated the most interest from your peers when searching for their dream homes this year, rest assured it’s just the beginning. Visit PCR for a full listing of The Golden State’s most desirable communities.