Valencia Belcaro Community, Homes and Real Estate
If you've been looking to buy a home in that special 55 Plus community, Belcaro is the place to be. Belcaro is located on the map in Valencia, CA, just west of McBean Parkway and south of Copper Hill Drive.
Here we provide extensive, first hand local information specifically about Belcaro. The information provided is quite detailed but for those unfamiliar with the community, we hope it proves to be helpful.
Scroll down to watch the video, view the photos, find information about the amenities, neighborhoods and listings of homes for sale.
Belcaro Quick Facts
2003 - 2005
Belcaro Community Report Presented By
Matt & Meray Gregory
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Belcaro Community Video
Belcaro 55 Plus Community Overview
The exclusive homes and neighborhoods in the Valencia Belcaro community were built from 2003 to 2005 and intended for residents at least 55 years of age. Driving through the community for the first time, you'll notice it's fresh, clean and well maintained. When you see the amenities you'll immediately be reminded of a mini styled resort. Yes, the amenities here are outstanding and include a variety of activities especially suited for active senior residents.
There are 2 gated vehicle entries off of McBean Parkway. The main entrance at Grove House Drive has a gate and a guard. It appears the guard is present 24/7. The 2nd gated vehicle entry is on Creek View Drive but there's no guard house and of course, no guard present.
There are numerous other pedestrian gates throughout the community including the gates at the back of the property enabling residents easy access to the Santa Clarita trail systems.
Valencia Belcaro Senior Living Neighborhoods and Homes
Overall, the homes are just outstanding and almost every real estate listing accurately refers to the community as a 55+ resort! Most of the home interiors we've seen have an elegant look and feel. Many have been extensively upgraded so you can expect to find some stylish interior decor.
Most homes come with a 2 car garage and laundry room. Even if the listings say there are 2 or 3 bedrooms, you can bet there's an extra room to be used as an office or den. We've seen homes that have a separate guest quarters, perfect for those caring for elderly family members.
With regard to the housing prices, the homes do run on the expensive side. Unfortunately, Belcaro may not fit the budget for some seniors.
Gregory Real Estate Group Comments
This really is an amazing community with a ton of upsides and there's very few downsides. However, no neighborhood is perfect.
Belcaro is considered an active senior living community and it would have been nice if there were a few more single story homes. Maybe a 55 year old has no trouble going up and down stairs, but as we age it becomes much more difficult.
There is 1% enhancement fee required when you purchase a home in Belcaro. Although the HOA dues are on the higher side, we think it's worth it for the added security and terrific amenities.
There are two Belcaro neighborhoods, the Greens and Liberty. You are probably wondering, what's the difference? The answer is, not much, but we'll give you accurate descriptions when you check out the subdivisions section at the bottom of the page.
Senior Communities With Age Restrictions
There are plenty of 55+ apartment communities but those are for rentals only. If you're looking to buy a home in a senior, adult living community and Belcaro is not for you, see the following list.
Non Age Restricted Communities
There are plenty more neighborhoods in Santa Clarita and even though they may not be age restricted, some will still be appropriate for active adults. As active, SRES REALTORS®, and life long residents, we can help you find and identify other suitable homes and neighborhoods that would also work great for active adults.
Belcaro Resort Style Amenities
Belcaro residents enjoy the use of an amazing clubhouse called Grovehouse. It's huge, sized at 9,000 sq ft and conveniently located within the community and sets the stage for all the amenities.
Amenities include a terrific private gym enabling some the 55+ residents can drop their gym memberships! Everything they might need is available including a variety of machines for many types of exercise. Once done with workouts residents can get a coffee or refreshing beverage at the juice bar. It doesn't stop there! There's a spa where you can get a healthy massage, then perhaps check out a show at the performing arts studio. There is even a concierge for scheduling reservations or buying admission to various events. There is also a very nice banquet room, library, conference area, card room, and even a game room.
Visitors are often impressed with the large community swimming pool surrounded by well designed cabanas and a stylish terrace overlooking the works. The pool is 25 meters long, perfect for lap swimming doing whichever stroke you prefer. The hot tub is great way to warm up on those cooler evenings.
Even More Belcaro Amenities
Yes, all Belcaro residents love the pool area, especially since they can utilize kitchen area and outdoor fireplace. Some of the barbecue events of the past have become legendary!
More amenities include basketball courts, paddle tennis courts, Tennis Court and even a small playground for when the little ones come for a visit. Oh, we love the community garden located at the south edge of the community.
There are more amenities but just too many to list. Rest assured, all are terrific and geared especially for the interests and comfort of the residents.
Access to Developed Trails
Residents can easily access the Santa Clarita Trail System, easily accessible via a secure gate at the rear of the community.
The trails are fully developed and intended for walking, jogging, bicycle riding and skating. Belcaro residents are often seen gathering just outside the gate both before and after using the trails.
Schools & Local Conveniences
Since Belcaro is a "55 plus" community this may be a mute point. The schools nearby include North Park Elementary, Rio Norte Junior High and Valencia High School. North Park and Rio Norte are both within easy walking distance.
Another nice tidbit of information is, Belcaro has a bus stop and bench located just outside the main gates on McBean Pkwy.
Residents have easy access to either the Tesoro Village shopping center or the North Park Village Square. Combined, the 2 shopping centers offer plenty of convenience locations for local residents.
There is no park directly within Belcaro however, residents can easily access North Park's Chesebrough Park, located perhaps 1/4 mile down, on the east side of McBean. Also, it's an easy walk West Creek Park which is accessible via the trail system.
Belcaro Community Real Estate for 55+
See below current listings of homes for sale in Belcaro.
While viewing the listings of Belcaro homes for sale, don't be fooled with the number of bedrooms listed. Don't automatically think there are not enough rooms in the homes. We say this because many houses include other rooms not specifically called a bedroom. For example, guest rooms, bonus rooms, lofts, casitas, family rooms or dens.
We also provide you the ability to search all real estate listings currently on the market in the MLS.
Map of Belcaro Subdivisions & Vicinity
There are two primary Belcaro neighborhoods, subdivisions called the Greens and Liberty.
The GREENS-Belcaro Subdivision
The Greens are a smaller grouping of homes situated in the center of the community. These are considered to be garden type homes, thus the Greens name. The homes are sized from 1,693 sq ft to 2,430 sq ft come with 2 or 3 bedrooms. Generally, the smaller homes have 2 bathrooms and the larger have 3, or at least a half bath as the third. There are no extremely large homes over 3,000 sf, but they are very nice and often feel quite roomy due to the open floor plans. Some of the homes have courtyard type entrance.
Example Listing Description for 1,696 sf Home in The Greens
A typical description for one of the smaller homes might be something like this:
Kitchen With breakfast bar with ample storage! Living rooms often have a fireplace and a formal dinbing to the side. There's usually an office or den. Many of these homes have a terrific master suite with walkin closets. The rooms sizes are large and most homes have a front patio. Each home includes a laundry room and a 2 Car Attached Garage.
The Liberty-Belcaro Subdivision
The Liberty houses are situated around the perimeter of Belcaro. These are 2 and 3 bedroom homes sized from 1,830 to 2,392 sq ft. MOST of the homes are sized the same, at 2,287 sq ft. Honestly, the homes are very similar to those in the Greens. It appears, the major differences have to do with size of the interior and some homes have good sized front yards or "courtyards" while others have very small yards.
We do not include an example description for these because it's so darn similar to the one we provided for the Greens. We have seen some of these homes include a large loft upstairs and an office down. Yep, that's darn handy not to have to trudge upstairs all the time.