Category: Buying a retirement home.
Tags: 55+ homes in Orange County, Buying a retirement home, buying in Huntington Landmark, buying in Laguna Woods, senior homes
Senior communities are usually defined as housing neighborhoods requiring the occupants to be 55 years old or more. Usually one spouse of a married couple can be under 55. There is a huge diversity of properties that fit this description. Some of the homes are own your own apartments, and others are large detached homes. Most of the senior developments provide some community activities geared toward older adults. These senior developments are located in many different cities throughout Orange County.
The largest senior community in Orange County is Laguna Woods. This community is an incorporated city with its own city government. Within Laguna Woods there are a variety of homes. There are cooperative apartments where some interior maintenance is provided as well as exterior maintenance. There are standard condominiums where only the exterior is maintained. There are detached houses. There is also The Towers where the homeowners’ association provides utilities, a meal, and house keeping. The prices within Laguna Woods range from $5000 for a studio apartment in The Towers with an association fee of $1,594 per month to a detached home with 3100 square feet for an asking price of $1,295,000. Laguna Woods has many community features including a golf course, horse stables, gardening, craft shops, theater groups, trips, a library, pools, club houses, and more. To really appreciate all the community offers, you should really contact the administration and arrange to attend one of the tours provided by Laguna Woods. The website for Laguna Woods is www.lagunawoodsvillage.com.
Another popular senior community is Palmia in Mission Viejo. This is a neighborhood for active seniors with sales prices in 2010 ranging from $299,000 to $679,000. The homes are attached or detached, but all have 2 car garages. They range from 991 to 2300 square feet. The community features a beautiful clubhouse, tennis and paddle tennis courts, and a putting green golf course. For more information on Palmia go to www.palmiahoa.com.
Huntington Landmark in Huntington Beach is a well established and popular senior community. Huntington Landmark is located within 2 miles of the state beach. The ocean breezes are wonderful and provide a comfortable climate all year long. The homes are attached and feature a detached garage. The association pool and tennis are very popular. The association sponsors a large number of activities and clubs. You can go to www.huntintonlandmark.com for more detailed information.
I also like Casa Del Sol in Mission Viejo. This community is located above the Casa Del Sol Golf course. Many of the homes have lovely views. The homes are attached and detached. They feature attached 1 and 2 car garages. The prices have ranged in 2010 from $264,900 for a 2 bedroom with 1085 square feet to $679,000 for 3 bedrooms with 2679 square feet. See more information at www.casadelsol.com.
One of the newer communities is in San Clemente in the neighborhood of Talega. The developments are Sandbridge, Wavecrest, and Waveleaf. The homes were built from 2001 to 2004 and range from $620,000 to $1,045,000. Talega can be viewed from www.intalega.com.
These are just a few of the many senior communities. There are others homes for sale located in Laguna Niguel, Corona Del Mar, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Fountain Valley, San Juan Capistrano, and Tustin. If you would like more specific information, please contact me at [email protected]. I will be happy to research your needs and send you specific information on homes that meet your needs.