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Belcaro Community Real Estate for 55+
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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.
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If you've been searching for that special 55 Plus community, this is the place to be. Here we provide first hand local information specifically about Belcaro. To begin your tour, simply click or tap on your topic of interest and you are all set.
Belcaro 55+ Community Overview
The exclusive homes and neighborhoods of 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 Belcaro amenities are outstanding and include a variety of activities especially suited for active senior residents.
If you're interested in discovering more communities, we offer first hand, detailed information about nearly all Valencia neighborhoods as well as many other communities throughout Santa Clarita.
Belcaro is an exclusive and secure 55+ senior living community. There are 2 gated vehicle entries. 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.
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.
Since Belcaro includes a terrific private gym, 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 he 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.
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, bocce ball, and even a small playground for when the little ones come for a visit. Then, don't forget the Santa Clarita Trail System, easily accessible at the rear of the community
If residents need more action, they can head over to the many courts in the community. From shooting hoops at the basketball court to playing a game at the bocce ball court, active adults can get their dose of fresh air and physical activity any day of the week. A lovely children's playground is also located within the community, perfect for when the grandchildren come to play and visit.
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. Perhaps even something you might see in a magazine. Wait! Do we still have magazines? Hmmm. It looks like all 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.
Gregory Real Estate Group Comments
- Belcaro is considered an active senior living community but we'd like to see 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, it's worth it for the added security and resort style amenities that are provided.
As you know, we mentioned 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 an accurate description of the differences when you check out the Subdivisions tab above.
Neighboring Communities & Local Conveniences
Some locals think Valencia Belcaro is a part of the North Park community but this is incorrect. Since Belcaro is actually nestled between the North Park and West Hills communities, residents have easy access to either the Tesoro Village shopping center or the North Park Village Square. There's plenty of shopping, dining, and necessity type stores or shops nearby.
Another nice tidbit of information is, Belcaro has a bus stop and bench located just outside the main gates on McBean Pkwy.
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.
- Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub
- Bocce Courts (3)
- 1/2 Basketball Court
- 2 Paddle Tennis Courts
- Tennis Court
- Playground for Grandkids
- Beverage Bar
- Outdoor Patio
- Outdoor Kitchen & Barbecue Area
- Outdoor Fireplace
- Picnic Area
- Easy Access to Trail System
- Huge Clubhouse
- Gym - Fitness Center
- Locker Rooms
- Spa - Get a Massage
- Concierge Services
- Conference Room
- Computer Room
- Meeting Room
- Room for Banquets
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Game Room
- Card Room
- Performing Arts Studio
Belcaro Local Conveniences
As mentioned, Belcaro is a gated community. Residents have gated access to the main entrance and a secondary entrance leading to McBean Parkway. There is also pedestrian access to the San Francisquito Trail system located at the west edge of the neighborhoods.
All the neighboring communities are easily accessible by sidewalks or developed trails and pathways.
Belcaro backs up to the popular San Francisquito trail system, located just to the west of the community. As nearby residents, we stroll the trails too and often see the Belcaro residents coming and going via their back gate access.
Neighborhood Parks Near Belcaro
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.
There's also an easy second park which is accessible via the trail system over at West Creek Park. It's a little further away than Chesebrough, but still an easy walk.
Shopping & Dining Near Belcaro
Belcaro residents enjoy nearby convenience shopping and dining at 2 easy to access locations.
- First, located just 1/4 mile down McBean is the North Park Village Square shopping center. There's a Starbucks, Wolf Creek Restaurant, McDonalds, Ralphs grocery store, Pizza Joes, a cleaners, salon, Wells Fargo Bank, Gas Station and more.
- Next, approximately 1/4 mile west of Copperhill is the Tesoro shopping center. There's an Albertson's grocery store, Jersey Mikes deli, sushi place, Golden Spoon and more.
Belcaro First Hand Local Info
Since our Gregory Real Estate team lives in neighboring communities we have a bit of first hand information to share.
First, it's a good idea to avoid the Tesoro Village shopping center when the local Rio Norte junior high school begins or lets out for the day. That's because the parents often use the shopping center as a drop off or pick up point for their children. Actually, the lot is quite large so the traffic isn't horrible, but it will slow you down a touch.
As mentioned in the local conveniences section, there's a handy bus stop and bench just outside Belcaro's main gates.
Places of Worship
There are a few nearby options including denominations such as the local Catholic church, a Baptist church, Mormon church and a variety of other Christian churches. If we missed any, we apologize but you can check out Google Maps to find more.
With regard to the housing choices, the homes run on the expensive side so Belcaro may not fit the budget for some seniors. Also, we wish they had more single story homes.
The GREENS-Belcaro Subdivision
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.
Contact us to set up a time to talk or meet. With us there's NEVER any sales pressure, whatsoever. We are realtors/brokers AND lifetime residents here in Santa Clarita. As active local realtors and designated Senior Real Estate Specialists we are well suited to help anyone, including seniors and families buy and sell their homes.
Sorry, although there are exceptions, we do not provide home rental information at this time.
Matt & Meray Gregory
As experienced realtors/brokers, AND lifelong Santa Clarita residents, we have the expertise & local knowledge to help buyers & sellers achieve their real estate goals.
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Senior Real Estate Specialists
Years Developed: 2003 - 2005
Gated: YES inc/Guard
Mello Roos: NO
HOA: YES (2) Verify
Seniors Only: YES, 55+
Assisted Living: NO
Pets Allowed: Yes (Verify Rules & Regs)
Prices: Mid to High
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Designated 55 Plus Communities
Just because a particular community is not labeled as 55+ does NOT mean there aren't other terrific options for active seniors. See below some communities we believe to be suitable for active seniors, even though not labeled as Senior Living or 55+.
Our criteria is primarily based on neighborhoods we know to have a good number of smaller, single story homes of all types.
Contact Us and we'll share the names and locations of other communities with homes we think might be a good fit for seniors.