Gated 55+ communities in San Diego are particularly popular for retirees looking for added security and safety in retirement. The top 10 gated 55+ communities in San Diego County include Ocean Hills Country Club, Auberge at Del Sur, Avante at Del Sur, Chapala at Oaks North, Villa Trieste, Eastridge in Fallbrook, Rancho Carlsbad, Las Brisas Pacificas, and Emerald Lake Village. When choosing an active retirement community, also consider factors such as location, amenities, health care, social opportunities, and budget to find the perfect fit for your retirement needs and preferences.
Top 10 Gated 55+ Communities in San Diego County
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San Diego County is a popular destination for retirees seeking a pleasant climate, beautiful landscapes, and a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. Among the numerous retirement communities in the region, gated 55+ communities have gained popularity for the added security that they offer.
Let’s explore the top 10 gated 55+ communities in San Diego County and discuss the unique features and amenities of each to help you find your ideal retirement haven.
#1 Ocean Hills Country Club, Gated 55 plus community in Oceanside CA
Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside CA is an exclusive guard gated community spread across 350 acres of rolling hills. With 1,632 homes and a wide array of amenities, including an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, swimming pool, bocce ball, and a 27,000-square-foot clubhouse, this community offers an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Residents can also participate in numerous clubs and interest groups to stay engaged and connected with their neighbors.
#2 Auberge at Del Sur, San Diego CA Gated 55+ Community
Auberge at Del Sur is a gated 55+ community situated within the master-planned community of Del Sur in San Diego. Offering a collection of single-story homes and attached homes, Auberge provides an upscale living experience with modern designs and low-maintenance living. The community features a private clubhouse, swimming pool, pickle ball courts, large fitness center, and access to the extensive Del Sur trail system. Residents can also enjoy the numerous Del Sur parks, shopping centers, and dining options in the surrounding area.
#3 Avante at Del Sur, San Diego CA Gated 55+ Community
Located in the master-planned community of Del Sur, Avante is an upscale gated 55+ community that offers modern attached homes designed with low-maintenance living in mind. The community features a private clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, and access to the extensive Del Sur trail system. Residents can also enjoy the numerous parks, shopping centers, and dining options in the surrounding area – one of the very few 55+ communities in San Diego to be within walking distance to most of the area’s amenities.
#4 Chapala at Oaks North, Rancho Bernardo Gated 55 Plus Community
Chapala at Oaks North is a gated community within the larger Oaks North community in Rancho Bernardo. This enclave features 259 attached homes and offers residents access to the vast array of amenities available in Oaks North, including the clubhouse, golf course, swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Chapala residents also benefit from a strong sense of community and an active social calendar.
#5 Villa Trieste, Oceanside CA Gated 55+ Community
Villa Trieste is a gated 55+ community located in Oceanside, offering 150 attached homes in a tranquil setting. The community provides a range of amenities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, and recreational facilities. Villa Trieste is conveniently located near shopping centers, medical facilities, a community college and local attractions, providing residents with a comfortable and convenient lifestyle.
#6 Eastridge Fallbrook CA Gated 55+ Community
Eastridge is a gated 55+ community situated in the picturesque town of Fallbrook. This community offers 80 single-family homes with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Residents can enjoy a range of amenities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, a community orchard and walking trails. Eastridge offers residents a peaceful and serene atmosphere, while still being close to shopping, dining, and medical facilities.
#7 Rancho Carlsbad, Carlsbad CA Gated 55+ Community
Rancho Carlsbad is a gated, land-owned manufactured home community that spans 106 acres in the charming city of Carlsbad. The community offers 504 homes and an impressive array of amenities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, pickle ball and a public 18-hole golf course. With beautiful surroundings and a vibrant social calendar, Rancho Carlsbad is an ideal place to retire.
#8 Las Brisas Pacificas, San Marcos CA Gated 55+ Community
Situated in San Marcos, Las Brisas Pacificas is a gated, land-owned manufactured home 55+ community featuring 169 detached homes, with 2-car garages. The community offers a clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, and various recreational facilities for residents to enjoy. With a strong sense of community and a convenient location near shopping centers, medical facilities, local attractions and an easy drive to the beach, Las Brisas Pacificas is an attractive option for retirees.
#9 Emerald Lake Village, Oceanside CA Gated 55+ Community
Located in Oceanside, Emerald Lake Village is a gated, land-owned manufactured home 55+ community that consists of 161 single-family homes with 2-car garages. The community boasts a clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, and various recreational facilities, providing residents with an active and engaging lifestyle. Emerald Lake Village is also conveniently situated near shopping centers, medical facilities, and local attractions, offering residents a comfortable and convenient retirement experience.
#10 Haddington at Côta Vera, New 55+ Gated Community in Chula Vista CA
Haddington is Chula Vista’s newest gated 55+ community which is still under construction and currently pre-selling. Our family attended the grand opening on January 20, 2024 and toured three modeled residences (check out the video below). Haddington is built by CalWest.
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The Junipers, Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego CA Gated 55+ Community Under Construction
The Junipers is under construction in Rancho Penasquitos. This will be a gated 55+ Community.
With a diverse range of gated 55+ communities to choose from, San Diego County offers something to suit every retiree’s needs and preferences. When searching for the perfect retirement community, consider factors such as location, amenities, health care, social opportunities, and budget to ensure you find the ideal fit for your golden years. By carefully evaluating your options and considering the unique features and benefits of each community, you can confidently select a gated 55+ community in San Diego County that will provide a fulfilling and enjoyable retirement experience.
Here are the latest homes for sale in San Diego County Over 55+ Gated Communities
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!
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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FAQ on San Diego County Gated 55 Plus Communities
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Are there gated 55+ communities within Oaks North in Rancho Bernardo?
The only gated community within the 55+ Oaks North Neighborhood is Chapala at Oaks North.
Which gated 55+ communities in San Diego County have manufactured homes that are resident owned or land owned?
Some of the popular resident owned or land owned gated 55+ communities in San Diego County include Emerald Lake Village in Oceanside CA, Rancho Carlsbad in Carlsbad CA, Las Brisas Pacificas in San Marcos CA, Pilgrim Creek Estates in Oceanside CA. Solamar in Carlsbad CA near the beach is also a gated resident owned manufactured home 55+ community but rarely do homes come on the market here.
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Where to find 55 and older communities in San Diego For Sale
Check DreamWell Homes Realty’s website for the latest listings of 55 and older San Diego homes for sale in gated communities.
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