55+ communities are designed to house individuals and families aged 55 and over. If you are considering a home purchase in one of these special communities, you’re in luck! The greater Sacramento area has many options to consider.
Compiled below is a list of the major 55+ communities in and around Placer County, so take a look to begin exploring your options.
About 55+ Communities
These communities offer more than just an age limit. They are ideal for active adults, as many of the amenities offered center around activity and fitness. Some examples are swimming pools, golf, pickleball, bocce ball, organized field trips, shuffleboard, fitness centers, wellness centers, classes, clubs, and more.
Keep in mind that enhancement fees are often included when purchasing a home in one of these communities. The purpose of these fees is to improve and enhance the community’s resources and offerings.
Homes in these communities are also designed to be low maintenance, including the yards and floorplans. There also tends to be a strong sense of community that residents cherish and take pride in.
55+ Communities Near Placer County
El Dorado Hills
Lennar at Heritage El Dorado HillsThis newer 55+ community is by Lennar Homes, will have around 1,000 homes when completed, and features four home collections: Mosaics, Legends, Estates, and Reflections.
Residents have amenities galore at Heritage, starting with the 5,000 square foot clubhouse in the middle of the community. They have on-site fitness, aerobics, and dance studios. Outside, there are two pools, a spa, patio, BBQ area, tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts. On top of it all, there is plenty of walking and biking trails with beautiful scenery — and a dog park!
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Four Seasons at El Dorado HillsThis gated community is small, yet full of amenities and offers a wide range of home options. Containing only 460 single family homes, most of them have large great rooms and spacious kitchens that connect to one another.
Residents of the Four Seasons are not lacking in options for leisure and activity. They have yoga classes, games, dances, dinners, parties, clubs, arts, and two unique features. They have a two-acre community garden, full of gorgeous gardens. The residents have also tended to a small vineyard to make several varieties of wine! It is one of the many ways to make friends in this tight knit community.
Outdoor activities are not lacking either! They have an outdoor area with a pool, tennis courts, bocce ball, shuffleboard, horseshoe areas, fireplaces, a BBQ area, gazebos, and pathways to enjoy.
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VersanteVersante is a small, pet-friendly neighborhood with homes that resemble cottages and have great architectural detailing. It is also a nature lover’s delight! The clubhouse patio overlooks the foothills and the neighborhood is covered in lighted walkways that lead residents through the lush parks that surround the clubhouse.
Additionally, the clubhouse has an exercise room, a library for reading, a card room for games, a full kitchen, and a community living room. The small size of the community makes it easy to make friends. Residents often plan activities, socials, and games to enjoy each other’s company.
An added bonus — the HOA fee covers roof maintenance, front yard landscaping, water, sewer, exterior painting, and insurance for the structure.
Pinnacle at BlackstoneLocated in the foothills of El Dorado Hills, Pinnacle at Blackstone is a community of 65 single-family homes that are perfect for active adults. It’s also located within the larger Blackstone community!
Like many of the 55+ communities, one of the main amenities is its clubhouse, The Club at Blackstone. It includes a fitness center, gathering room, catering kitchen, a hobby and game room, massage room, business center, and more. It’s the ideal place to make friends and engage with your neighbors. Outdoors, it has three pools (a resort-style pool, lap pool, and kiddie pool) with a gorgeous patio and several gazebos. HOA fees cover the common area and neighborhood maintenance!
Lastly, one of the special features of this community is the large living spaces. Homes range from 2,541 to 3,564 square feet.
Diamond GlenThis is only one of its kind in the Folsom area for adults aged 55 plus! As a well established, pet-friendly neighborhood, residents generally consist of active adults and retirees who warmly welcome newcomers.
If you are looking for a single-family home in a park-like setting, you will enjoy the oak trees and paved trails throughout this community. Other amenities include the clubhouse with an exercise room, library, game areas, card room, catering kitchen, multipurpose room, outdoor pool, a spa, tennis court, pickleball, walking trails, and picnic tables.
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Sun City RosevilleSun City Roseville is one of the most robust communities around with endless entertainment and recreation options. Not only can future residents choose from over 25 different single-family floor plans, but all of the homes are single story and include low-maintenance landscaping.
This community contains several amenities for its residents to enjoy, including the Timber Creek Recreation Lodge, the Sierra Pines Recreation Center, and a Golf Club. The Recreation Lodge has over 52,000 square feet of activities, including the fitness center, indoor lap pool, aerobics room, grand ballroom with a stage, the Wall Street room, Billiards room, arts & crafts/ceramics/sewing studios, outdoor pool, and golf practicing facilities.
If that wasn’t enough, the Sierra Pines Recreation Center also has meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, a deli, and a patio with BBQs for grilling and a croquet court. In addition, the community includes miles of walking/biking trails, lighted tennis and bocce ball courts, a pickleball court, a volleyball court or horseshoe pit, and community parks. Their Golf Club includes the 18-hole Timer Creek course and the 9-hole Sierra Pines course. They even have the Timbers Restaurant to enjoy!
With over 50 organized clubs at Sun City Roseville, there’s an activity to match everyone’s individual interests. There’s also a full-time activities director that provides residents with plenty of entertainment options.
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An exciting venture in this community is the Village Center, a large shopping center in the works.
You will love the low-maintenance lifestyle at The Club at WestPark thanks to the HOA that covers front yard maintenance, common area maintenance, and landscaping. There is also a full-time lifestyle director to curate a full social calendar for residents and a concierge service to help secure dinner reservations, tickets to shows, schedule pet sitters, etc.
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Lennar at Heritage SolaireOne of the newest 55+ communities in the area is Lennar at Heritage Solaire, including 493 single family homes with modern, open designs, first-floor master suites, and spacious kitchens. All of the homes have energy efficient designs and customizable features.
Although still in development, The Sol Center will be 5,900 square feet and offer social and recreational activities, an outdoor pool and patio, heated spa, tennis courts, pickleball and bocce ball courts, and plenty of green spaces.
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Springfield at Whitney OaksSpringfield at Whitney Oaks is a gated active adult community with 868 homes. It has a small town feel, so new residents will find friendly neighbors and wonderful amenities. There are 20 different single-family floor plans with homes that range from 1,182 to around 3,500 square feet.
This includes the 6,000 square-foot Gables Clubhouse, which has a fitness center, aerobics studio, ceramics/arts studios, ballroom/billiards area, a fully-stocked library, and a computer center. The community also features outdoor swimming pools, four tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, and miles of walking and biking trails with incredible views of the Sierra Nevadas.
Looking for activities? There is a community activities director that is continually organizing classes, activities, and social events for residents. In addition, this community is just up the hill from the Whitney Oaks Golf Course that features an 18-hole course.
Amenities and activities are aplenty at Sun City Lincoln Hills. The Orchard Creek Lodge contains an indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a fitness center, indoor walking track, numerous activity rooms, billiards, and a huge ballroom. The Kilaga Springs Lodge contains a private patio, spa, indoor pool, aerobics room, and another fitness center. It is also home to The Spa at Kilaga Springs, where residents can enjoy massage therapy, nail care, and facial treatments. To top it all off, this community has 27 miles of fitness trails and 11 community parks.
If you’re a golf fan, stop by and check out The Orchard Course and Hills Course that has 36 holes of championship golf. Sun City Lincoln Hills also includes The Meridians Restaurant and Bar, open seven days a week and serves all three meals.
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Esplanade at Turkey CreekIf you’re looking for a smaller 55+ community in Lincoln to call home, we recommend checking out Esplanade at Turkey Creek. This community is coming to Lincoln in 2021!
It will contain 850 single-family homes and a host of amenities, including a private clubhouse with a multipurpose room, fitness center, indoor pool, spa, game room, cafe, restaurant, and bar. It will also feature outdoor recreational facilities, like a pool, patio, and sports courts for tennis and pickleball.
Glenbrook TrailsThis 55+ active lifestyle community contains low-maintenance manufactured homes that are affordable and surrounded by nature. This community includes a gorgeous creek, majestic pines, redwood, oak, and fig trees. It reflects a truly peaceful atmosphere!
Glenbrook Trails includes many community features and amenities, including a spacious clubhouse, heated swimming pool, outdoor patio, and opportunities to take lovely walks around the neighborhood.
Heritage ParkHeritage Park is a medium-sized active adult community made up of three gated villages. In total, 965 homes are included in this community. Most of the homes are one-story, but there are some two-story homes available as well.
The huge clubhouse available for residents includes the business center, library, theater, ballroom, club, living room, fitness center, aerobics room, and swimming pool.
There are also plenty of gorgeous outdoor spaces in this community as well, including five one-acre parks! There are also tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, an outdoor pool, horseshoe pits, badminton and bocce ball courts, gazebos, fountains, benches, and tree-lined walkways. It is a nature lover’s dream!
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Four Seasons at WestshoreOn the outskirts of Sacramento, you will find a lovely community with a 26-acre lake and a promenade that winds around it. It also has 31 acres of parks, a nature preserve, walking/biking trails, and more natural spaces throughout.
The homes are ranch-style with nine different floor plans. Some even have beautiful lake views!
This lake-centered community also features a massive clubhouse called The Lodge. It features a fitness center, aerobics room, library, billiards room, card room, arts & crafts room, ballroom, movie theater, outdoor pool with spa, lighted tennis courts, two shuffleboard courts, two horseshoe courts, two bocce ball courts, a BBQ area, and an outdoor fireplace.
SuncountrySuncountry is a gated community with 307 single-story homes that are designed smaller for easier maintenance with 980-1,500 square feet of living space.
It also includes two community clubhouses for twice the fun! The main clubhouse has a multi-purpose room, library, catering kitchen, and billiards area. The other clubhouse has a larger multi-purpose room, outdoor pools, a shuffleboard court, two tennis courts, and two horseshoe pits. The ground also has plenty of walking and biking trails to enjoy with your friendly neighbors.
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Destinations at Vineyard PointThis gated active adult community has 177 single-family homes and a private clubhouse. The amenities are truly incredible, including an aerobics studio, exercise room, and gathering room with an entertainment area, catering kitchen, and card tables in the clubhouse.
Love the outdoors? Enjoy the swimming pool, spa, and sun deck with lounge chairs, umbrella tables, and trellis.
Those interested in living in Destinations at Vineyard Point can choose from five different floor plans: Catalina, Mendocino, Pebble Beach, Sedona and Napa Valley. Many of the homes include solar electric systems and other green technology.
Heritage Vineyard CreekLast, but certainly not least, is Heritage Vineyard Creek in Sacramento. Lennar Homes started construction on this community in 2017 and it is still in the process of being built. It will include 171 single-family homes with open floor plans and main-level living.
Its exclusive clubhouse is completed and open, so there is still plenty to enjoy in this community now! The clubhouse includes a fitness center, multi-purpose room, catering kitchen, pool, patio, pickleball, tennis, bocce ball courts, a community garden, and vineyard area.