San Diego Over 55 Communities Guide

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San Diego over 55 communities

Learn more about San Diego County 55 and over communities here. Just below the active 55+ listings for sale shown below, you will see a link to our voice narrated video tours for each San Diego 55 and over community as well as our Frequently Asked Questions answered by our SRES® Senior Real Estate Specialist, Realtor® Ken Tritle (call or text 760-798-9024) who specializes in Retirement-Style home sales in both 55 and Over Communities and those in Non-Age-Restricted Communities, that are ideally suited to your unique needs, whether you are thinking of downsizing, upsizing, or rightsizing.

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List of San Diego County 55+ CommunitiesTotal Listings:
Auberge Del Sur (San Diego, CA) Built 2016
Avante at Del Sur (San Diego, CA) Attached condos built 2018
Chapala Oaks North (Rancho Bernardo)
Chateau Lake San Marcos
Costa Serena (Twin Homes)
East Ridge (Fallbrook)
Haddington at Côta Vera (Chula Vista)
High Country Villas – Encinitas
Hunter Valley Lake San Marcos
Marbella (Oaks North)
Mirador (Oaks North)
Nob Hill Vista (Twin Homes)
Oaks North (Rancho Bernardo, CA)
Oaks North Villas
Oceana (Oceanside)
Oceana East (Oceanside)
Oceana Mission (Oceanside)
Oceana South (Oceanside)
Ocean Hills Country Club, Oceanside
One Oaks North (Oaks North)
Pacifica (Oceanside)
Peacock Hills (Twin Homes)
Rancho Hermosa (Twin Homes)
Seven Oaks (Rancho Bernardo)
Summer House at Auberge Del Sur
Sun Park (Lake San Marcos)
The Cottages at Auberge Del Sur
The Junipers – Coming soon!
The Villas at Auberge Del Sur
Villa Trieste (Oceanside)
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For those looking for nearby Orange County 55+ communities, please visit our Orange County 55+ Overview Page.

DreamWell Homes Realty specializes in sales of single story homes in both Southern California 55+ communities and non-age restricted communities.

Jean and Ken Tritle are a husband and wife real estate team here to serve you. Our goal is to help our home buyers find the best places for retirement in Southern California – whether they are homes in San Diego 55+ communities, single story homes or condos in coastal San Diego location in non-age restricted communities, new construction or newer built 55+ community homes with great amenities and opportunities for social connection if so desired.

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List of San Diego 55 and Older Communities with Detached Homes For Sale

San Diego 55+ Community55+ Homes For Sale
Auberge Del Sur San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached 55+ homes and attached 55+ homes. Built 2016-2018
Chapala at Oaks North San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
East Ridge Fallbrook 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
Haddington Chula Vista 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes (Coming soon)
Hunter Valley at Lake San Marcos 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
Marbella at Oaks North San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
Mirador at Oaks North San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
Oaks North San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached 55+ homes and attached 55+ homes for sale
Ocean Hills Country Club Oceanside 55+ CommunityHas detached 55+ homes and 55+ duplexes for sale
Oceana Oceanside 55+ CommunityHas detached 55+ homes and attached 55+ homes for sale
Pacifica Oceanside 55+ CommunityHas detached 55+ homes and mostly attached 55+ homes for sale
Seven Oaks San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached 55+ homes and attached 55+ homes for sale
Summerhouse at Auberge Del Sur San Diego 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
Sun Park at Lake San Marcos 55+ CommunityHas detached single family homes
The Junipers – Rancho PenasquitosHas detached single family homes (Coming soon)

List of San Diego 55+ Retirement Communities with Attached Homes For Sale

San Diego 55+ Community55+ Traditionally-Built Homes For Sale
Auberge Del Sur San Diego 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ homes and detached 55+ homes
Avante Del Sur San Diego 55+ Communityattached 55+ condos
Chateau Lake San Marcos 55+ Communityattached 55+ condos
Costa Serena Oceanside 55+ Community55+ Duplexes
High Country Villas Encinitas 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Nob Hill Vista 55+ Community55+ Duplexes
Oaks North Villas Rancho Bernardo 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Oaks North Village Rancho Bernardo 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Oceana Oceanside 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Oceana East Oceanside 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Oceana Mission Oceanside 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Oceana South Oceanside 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Pacifica Oceanside 55+ CommunityAttached 55+ condos
Peacock Hills Oceanside 55+ Community55+ Duplexes
Rancho Hermosa Oceanside 55+ Community55+ Duplexes
Seven Oaks Rancho Bernardo 55+ CommunityHas both attached 55+ homes and detached 55+ homes
The Cottages at Auberge Del Sur San Diego 55+ CommunityHas both attached 55+ homes and detached 55+ homes
The Junipers – Rancho PenasquitosComing soon – 2023
The Villas at Auberge Del Sur San Diego 55+ CommunityHas both attached 55+ homes and detached 55+ homes
Villa Trieste Oceanside 55+ Community55+ Duplexes (all on one level), Attached 55+ condos on 3 story building with single level living
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List of 55 and older communities in San Diego For Sale Sorted by Cities

North County San Diego 55+ Homes For Sale# of 55+ Homes For Sale Listings
San Diego 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional Built 55+ Homes – Non Manufactured Homes)
Carlsbad 55+ Homes For Sale (All manufactured homes)
Encinitas 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional built – non-manufactured homes)
Oceanside 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional Built only – non manufactured homes)
Fallbrook 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional built – non-manufactured homes)
Escondido 55+ Homes For Sale (All manufactured homes)
Rancho Bernardo 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional built – non-manufactured homes)
San Marcos 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional built – non-manufactured homes)
Vista 55+ Homes For Sale (Traditional built – non-manufactured homes)

North County San Diego is generally the most desirable location, with ideal and affordable 55+ communities

Overview of the Best Retirement Communities in San Diego County for 55+


Carlsbad, California

“The village by the sea,” has an estimated population of 113,000 and is known as a great place for families. Very safe, Carlsbad CA has a small town feel even with many attractions, large employers, plenty of parks… public recreational activities…. busy libraries… cultural arts programs… and senior centers with active programs for the young at heart. 

Learn more about Carlsbad 55 and over communities here.

Del Sur, San Diego, CA

A luxury retirement 55+ gated community with resort-style amenities are offered in the following communities: Auberge at Del Sur and Avante Del Sur…Located in the city of San Diego and built with environmentally friendly design, Del Sur is modelled after several historic city neighborhoods. This is a tight knit community with top schools, natural settings and parks with an authentic feel. The peaceful setting is surrounded by nature and open-spaces, with nearby mountains. With a central location and easy highway access, every recreation in San Diego is just a short drive…including 32 golf courses within 10 miles.


Encinitas, California

Just south of Carlsbad, Encinitas CA is another beautiful seaside city along the Pacific Coast Highway – “the PCH.” The average daily temperature is very mild at 72°F. A relaxed vibe, world-class surfing conditions and over 6 miles of coastline lead to a great quality of life. 

Learn more about Encinitas 55 and over communities here.

Escondido, California

Escondido in CA, is the heart of North County, 30 miles north of Downtown, and a gateway to diverse landscapes – high desert, low desert, mountains, coastal, and downtown areas… all within an hour drive. The Mediterranean climate, rich history, attractive downtown and wide range of shopping, attractions and recreations make Escondido a desirable place to live. There are plenty of choices for new homes in non-age restricted communities that offer one story homes in Escondido, including nearby Valley Center, CA.

Learn more about Escondido 55 and over communities here.

Fallbrook, California

Fallbrook in CA is an elevated, inland community in a rural location with plenty of open spaces, rolling hills and a charming downtown. It enjoys the same Mediterranean climate of the coastal cities, but is a little warmer in summer and cooler at night. Not at all your average rural town, Fallbrook is a lively, artistic and friendly community.

Learn more about Fallbrook 55 and over communities here.

Oceanside, California

North of Carlsbad, Oceanside, CA, the 3rd largest city in the region has a population of roughly 175,000. Oceanside is pure California beach culture… flip-flops and shorts are more common than professional attire, and there’s a middle, working class feel. There are over 3.5 miles of sandy beaches, excellent surfing conditions and a beautiful harbor and pier. A great place to live near the coast. Oceanside also has some lovely all-age communities with single story homes that lend themselves to aging in place such as Shadowride and the Summit at Ocean Hills, which is near the premier and gated 55+ community of Ocean Hills Country Club.

Learn more about Oceanside 55 and over communities here.

Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California

Rancho Bernardo is a master planned community in hills and canyons 20 miles northeast of Downtown San Diego. An upper middle class – middle aged community, with 7 distinct communities, each with their own style and character – including shopping, boutiques, crafts and great dining options. It’s also home to Sony’s headquarters and a major business park. There are other non 55+ communities with one story homes in Rancho Bernardo which are great for retirement living.

Learn more about Rancho Bernardo 55 and over communities here.

Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

A new San Diego 55+ community is coming soon at The Junipers in Ranch Penasquitos. Learn more about newly built San Diego 55+ homes for sale here.

San Marcos, California

An inland city with a suburban feel, San Marcos CA is known for open spaces and more than 18 parks. The prestigious Lake San Marcos (LSM) area features 60+ miles of hiking and biking trails. Central to all North County and the beach, San Marcos has a strong educational reputation as home to 4 colleges and universities. Bus service and light-rail lines run to the universities and connect to Oceanside and Escondido. There are many more options are available in single story houses in San Marcos CA that are not in age-restricted communities.

Learn more about San Marcos 55 and over communities here.


Vista, California

Vista CA is a hillside city 7 miles northwest from the coast. With many recreations and amenities, 27 golf courses within 10 miles…13 public parks, a dog park… several sports parks… and the Wave Waterpark. The Vista Village area is the main entertainment district, home to regular festivals and events. Vista also boasts an active craft beer culture. There are traditional built or stick built Vista single story homes in non-aged restricted – communities i.e. Vista Valley Country Club, Shadowridge area, to check out.

Learn more about Vista 55 and over communities here.

Great news! There is a new San Diego 55+ community project called The Junipers, 55+ community in Rancho Penasquitos and will consist of 536 detached and attached homes for 55 and over adults to be built by Lennar. Learn more about The Junipers here.

Also, Haddington at Côta Vera in Chula Vista will soon have new 55+ homes for sale!

Current San Diego 55+ homes fo sale.

Please contact Ken Tritle, Realtor® SRES® Senior Real Estate Specialist at DreamWell Homes Realty, by filling out this form, calling, or texting 760-798-9024 for more information or visit our The Junipers Rancho Penasquitos 55+ community page for any updates.

Please be sure to also follow our DreamWell Homes Realty Facebook page for regular updates and we highly recommend that you subscribe to our Youtube Channel for our new home video tours.

Many seniors ask questions about living or buying homes in San Diego 55+ communities on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

Please be sure to visit our 55+ Frequently Asked Questions. To get direct answers for all your homeowner association (HOA) questions – Find the initial list of HOA contact information for San Diego 55 plus communities here.

Which 55+ communities in San Diego offer many social activities?

Ocean Hills Country Club (OHCC) in Oceanside CA is the top choice if you are looking for active adult communities. If you would like to participate in social activities, join clubs, and make new friends with like-minded people, also check out Seven Oaks in Rancho Bernardo, Oaks North in Rancho Bernardo, Chapala at Oaks North, and more communities in this list here.

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Which 55+ communities in San Diego allow pets?

Many of these 55 plus communities allow pets and are pet-friendly communities. There are dog friendly San Diego communities for seniors such as Auberge at Del Sur in San Diego, Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside, Oceana in Oceanside which have dog parks. Other pet-friendly senior communities in San Diego are located in Oaks North 55+ communities and Seven Oaks 55+ in Rancho Bernardo.

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Which San Diego 55 and older communities have single family homes for sale?

There are several San Diego 55 and older communities that have single-family homes for sale.

Here are a few examples:

Oaks North – Located in Rancho Bernardo, this community has single-family homes for sale. It offers a golf course, clubhouse, pool, and other amenities.

Ocean Hills Country Club – Located in Oceanside, this community offers single-family homes for sale. It features a golf course, clubhouse, pool, and other amenities.

Seven Oaks – Located in Rancho Bernardo, this community has single-family homes for sale. It offers a clubhouse, pool, and other amenities.

These are just a few examples of San Diego 55 and older communities that offer single-family homes for sale.

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Where to find luxury retirement communities for 55+ San Diego?

Where can you find 55 and older communities in San Diego where you own both the land and the home?

Communities where you own both the home with the land included in some type of ownership are called resident owned communities. In resident owned communities, you typically pay monthly home owner association (HOA) fees anywhere from $0 to $650 or so per month- please click here for resident owned San Diego 55 communities information. The average is around $250 to $300 monthly in homeowner fees for resident owned 55 plus communities. Please also use the San Diego 55+ list above – as you can tell a majority come with land ownership and just a handful are land leased parks where typical space rents might be in the $700 to $2,500 per month.

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Are there new San Diego 55 plus communities in San Diego County?

There is a proposed new San Diego 55+ community project called The Junipers, 55+ community in Rancho Penasquitos and will consist of 536 detached and attached homes for 55 and over adults to be built by Lennar.

Haddington at Côta Vera, a new 55+ community in Chula Vista CA is currently under construction.

Newer San Diego 55+ condos both single level and two story with in-home elevators are available at Avante at Del Sur by Lennar (for sale in 2018) and Auberge Del Sur, San Diego California’s luxury 55+ community built in 2016.

For other new 55+ homes in Southern California, check out Esencia Rancho Mission Viejo 55+ homes in Orange County.

Besides Auberge and Avante Del Sur, the sort of newer senior retirement communities in San Diego with nice amenities and social activites are built in the 1970s-1990s such as Ocean Hills Country Club, Oaks North 55+ communities and Seven Oaks 55+ communities in Rancho Bernardo.

Where are the San Diego 55 plus communities that are either walkable or located near shopping, grocery stores, dining, and even hospitals?

Avante at Del Sur is San Diego’s new walkable 55 and over community with low maintenance condos and smart home features. Other walkable 55+ homes in San Diego are located in Lakeshore Gardens in Carlsbad since grocery stores, shopping, and dining spots are literally located across from the community. Park Encinitas is another walkable 55+ community that is near all major shopping, businesses, restauarants, and also near medical centers. Rancho Escondido is also another walkable 55+ community located near stores, dining, and the freeway entrance.
The homes in Lake San Marcos are also near shopping, stores, and restaurants, including golf and many amenities within Lake San Marcos. 55+ Homes in Lake San Marcos can be found at Sun Park, Hunter Valley, and Chateau Lake San Marcos. Champagne Village in Escondido is within the Lawrence Welk area resort with shopping, theatre, restaurants, farmers market, and golf. Peacock Hills 55+ homes are walkable to a school and dining spots with nearby grocery stores and shopping.

A few 55+ homes in San Diego that are located near a grocery store, shopping, and restaurants:

Avante Del Sur and Auberge Del Sur are within 2 miles of a Target store, Sprouts Produce Store, restaurants, and shopping. Ocean Hills Country Club is also near stores, groceries, and dining in the Shadowridge area of Vista. Just like Lake San Marcos homes, Las Brisas Pacificas are also near shopping, stores, entertainment, and movie theaters.

Which 55+ communities in San Diego are you likely to find houses or homes are within a few miles to the beach?

You will find 55+ homes for sale closest to the beach at Carlsbad 55+ communities such as Solamar, Lakeshore Gardens, Camino Hills, El Camino Estates, Rancho Carlsbad. Encinitas 55+ communities such as High Country Villas, Park Encinitas. Other 55 and over communities within 10-15 minutes to the beach include Ocean Hills Country Club, Oceana 55+ in Oceanside, Las Brisas Pacificas in San Marcos, and Lake San Marcos 55+ Communities

Which San Diego 55 communities are walking distance to the beach/ ocean?

Here are San Diego 55 communities that are within walking distance to the beach: Lakeshore Gardens, Solamar, and Mira Mar. Here are a few more 55 plus communities in Orange County within walking distance to the beach. Please be sure to sign up for property email alerts and our email newsletter Guide to Relocating and Retiring to San Diego (Perfect for those who are at least one year away from relocation or retirement).

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Great news! There is a new San Diego 55+ community project called The Junipers, 55+ community in Rancho Penasquitos and will consist of 536 detached and attached homes for 55 and over adults to be built by Lennar. Learn more about The Junipers here.

Also, Haddington at Côta Vera in Chula Vista will soon have new 55+ homes for sale!

Current San Diego 55+ homes fo sale.

Please contact Ken Tritle, Realtor® SRES® Senior Real Estate Specialist at DreamWell Homes Realty, by filling out this form, calling, or texting 760-798-9024 for more information or visit our The Junipers Rancho Penasquitos 55+ community page for any updates.

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