Explore 55-Plus Homes for Sale in Orange County CA

Orange County Active Adult Lifestyle

Orange County 55+ Communities are a very popular choice for many retirees as well as empty nesters looking to simplify and enhance their lifestyles. Orange County CA has an excellent selection of retirement communities to meet the needs of most seniors. These senior communities typically require that one occupant of the household be 55 plus years of age. The majority of these communities cater to the needs of seniors and offer an assortment of amenities to allow you to retire in style. Orange County 55-Plus homes for sale often include single level floor plans, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, movie theatres, social clubs, and more. Some offer the added security that comes with a gated neighborhood with monitored access. Retiring in Orange County can be a very exciting time for seniors. Orange County’s excellent moderate weather, abundance of things to do, proximity to beaches, and top tier healthcare make the area a great choice for active adults.

Popular South Orange County Retirement Communities

Some of the more popular Active Adult communities include Casta Del Sol and Palmia in Mission Viejo. Laguna Woods or "Leisure World" as it is sometimes called, is another good choice in the city of Laguna Woods. All offer the security that comes with a gated neighborhood as well as a host of amenities. If you click on a neighborhood link below it will take you to a dedicated community guide and listings for each.

Laguna Woods Village

Laguna Woods Village is the largest and most well known 55+ community in South Orange County. Originally it was called Leisure World in Laguna Hills but as it grew larger it became a fully incorporated city. Now home to 18,000 residents, this gated community offers an unmatched lifestyle with 7 clubhouses and amenities such as movie theatres, golf courses, equestrian center, tennis courts, and more than 250 clubs catering to a variety of interests. Condos and Co-operatives are available but there are financial requirements that must be met in terms of assets and/or income.

Casta del Sol

The Casta Del Sol 55+ community is located in Mission Viejo, and offers an active adult lifestyle that is truly exceptional. Casta Del Sol has just over 1,900 homes and condos that offer 1 to 3 bedrooms and range in size from 927 to 1806 square feet. Lifestyle amenities are similar to Laguna Woods Village but on a much smaller scale which is right-sized for many. There are two clubhouses with pools including a salt water pool, an exercise room, shuffle board, tennis courts, golf, and gardens. The hill terrain offers a great opportunity to find a home with a great view - but leave the maintenance to the HOA.


Also located in Mission Viejo, Palmia is a newer 55+ community that is smaller than the two options above and has just over 900 homes and condos. Lifestyle amenities in Palmia are also impressive - enjoy Club Palmia, a luxurious 12,000 sq ft clubhouse complete with a community pool, tennis courts, golf putting green.


For the latest in Active Adult living, you may also want to explore new construction homes at Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo. Gavilan is a desirable 55+ community made up of 4 distinct neighborhoods featuring single level homes, and the Hacienda clubhouse witha resort style pool which is very luxurious and exclusive to Gavilan. 


Looking to Sell? List Your 55+ Home With Us

If you are considering selling your home in an active adult community we would be happy to provide you with a free home valuation. If you need to sell your current home to move into an Orange County retirement community we can assist with that as well. We are Orange County senior realtor specialists with past experience in most South Orange County 55+ communities. Did you know that California's Proposition 60 may allow you to maintain your low property tax base when moving to another home? Call us to discuss your situation and real estate needs.

Contact An Orange County Realtor® to View Homes in 55-Plus Communities 

Contact David Grbich, Associate Broker Realty One Group, for more information regarding Orange County 55+ properties for sale. Enlist the support of a professional real estate agent with extensive local experience. Call Dave at 949.500.0484 or use the contact form below to share your needs.

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