As the number of 55 plus communities in Santa Clarita continue to grow, active adults have more options than ever before when buying homes in age restricted communities.
If you are at least 55 years of age and interested in buying a home, you’re in the right place! We provide all the information needed to help active adults find and buy homes in suitable 55 Plus communities.
NOTE: These are not assisted living communities! These are active adult, age restricted communities where you might buy a home. We do NOT include rentals or mobile home park communities at this time.
Should you have any questions or would like to discuss your options, contact Senior Real Estate Specialists, Matt & Meray Gregory of the Gregory Real Estate. 661-713-4799. With us, there’s never any sales pressure, whatsoever!
Links to Senior Communities With 55 Plus Homes For Sale
See below, links to our community reports, filled with our first hand descriptions, videos and photos for each community. Each report also includes active listings of homes for sale.
See our first hand local information about the homes & amenities in the new, Altis 55 Plus community of Skyline Ranch in Santa Clarita. The neighborhood is gated and the amenities are over the top! Includes a video, pics and more.
Galloway is a terrific new active adult community in Five Knolls of Santa Clarita Valley. The neighborhood comes with plenty of amenities geared for adults, but there’s also a Senior Community Center located next door. Yep, when it comes to local conveniences, you’d be hard pressed to match this one!
Built in 2017, Verano is an active senior living community nestled in the hills of the new Aliento community. It’s really more of a village with 95 homes with a gated entrance and plenty of amenities. See our report to view learn of the community amenities, photos and more.
Valencia Belcaro is a gorgeous 55 Plus community situated on the north end of Valencia in Santa Clarita. See our full report which includes first hand local information including Belcaro homes for sale, amenities, local conveniences and much more.
The new Highlands neighborhoods are now in development at the top edge of the Tesoro community. There will be 360 brand new homes specifically dedicated for active adults, all situated in their own gated neighborhood.
As Brokers, REALTORS®, Senior Real Estate Specialists AND lifelong SCV residents, we have the expertise & local knowledge to help our active seniors buy and sell their homes.
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55 Plus Community Quick Facts
What to expect when buying a home in a typical 55+ community
Age Restrictions Yes
HOA Dues Yes
Assisted Living No
Financing Options for Seniors
55 Plus Overview
In the past active adults here in SCV had few options for buying a home in age restricted communities. Today, that’s no longer true. For many years the only age restricted community where one could buy a home was Friendly Valley. Then, in 2004 the Valencia Belcaro 55+ community was developed. In 2020 the Verano neighborhood of Aliento was completed. In 2021 the new Galloway community was built and we have another coming soon in the Highlands.
Of course there have always been a good number of adult mobile home parks and some are quite nice. However, that’s not quite the same as buying a house. In fact, many of our active adult buyers are surprised at some of the homes now designated for seniors, especially in the newer developments. Some are quite luxurious, resembling small resorts. Others are more modest. One similarity they all share are terrific amenities & activities geared toward active, 55 plus seniors.
Active Adult Community Home Prices
The prices can range from affordable to costly. Although home prices might seem too costly in some communities, don’t let that scare you off until AFTER you learn of your financing options! Why? Because, if you are over 50 years of age there are now special financing options available. As designated SRES REALTORS®, we can help guide you through the options by introducing our preferred associate lender, perfect for active adult buyers.
Even though the brand new homes in the recently developed communities can be costly, we still have some reasonably priced homes, usually found in Friendly Valley.
How are Senior Living Communities Different than Others?
If you are over the age of 55, your needs will be different than say, those of a first-time buyer. Perhaps you are ready to retire or downsize. Many seniors like the idea of living in a neighborhood with other adults in their age group. Whatever the reason, you can depend on us as a SRES® to serve your specific needs.
Some of these newer 55 Plus communities are similar to mini resorts. Usually, but not always, the homes tend to be a bit smaller. Ideally, a single story home is the preferred choice, but the 2 story homes often come with the master bedroom and bathroom situated downstairs. Either of these options are suitable for the 55+ crowd.
In addition to all the typical amenities such as pools and hot tubs, some neighborhoods offer organized, age appropriate activities and clubs. The new Galloway community just happens to be situated right next door to the SCV Senior Center. Here in Santa Clarita, most of the adult communities are gated and secure.
When considering buying a brand new home vs an older home, newer 55+ homes might have more built-in accessibility features.
What to Look for When Buying a Home as a Senior
Active adults are usually looking at homes and communities with features to help make their lives easier. Convenience is usually the primary consideration! Some of the features to look for include:
Communities with single story homes or 2 story models with the primary bedroom and bathroom downstairs.
Neighborhoods with recreation areas, activity centers, game rooms, etc.
Nearby public transportation
Nearby convenience shopping and dining
Overall calm and friendly atmosphere
There’s more, but you get the idea
If planning on buying or selling a home and moving to a home in a 55+, we are especially sensitive to your needs. Once we help you find a suitable neighborhood and home, we provide expert representation, enabling you to make accurate and informed decisions.
What About Unrestricted Communities?
Just because a specific community or neighborhood is not age restricted does NOT mean it’s not suitable for active adults. So, if there’s no restriction, what makes a good neighborhood for the 55 plus crowd?
If you are not interested or can’t find a home in a 55 plus community, look for neighborhoods with more single story homes or townhomes. Or, if 2 story homes, consider those with the primary bedroom and bathroom situated downstairs. Gated neighborhoods are nice, but not really a requirement. Amenities and activities are important, but if you live in a community without those activities, Santa Clarita has a terrific senior center.
The bottom line is, there are now more options for active adults here in Santa Clarita. Yes, 55 plus communities have benefits, but there are plenty more suitable neighborhoods as well.
Contact your Senior Real Estate Specialists, Matt & Meray Gregory.