Sun City Palm Desert

Del Webb's Sun City Palm Desert is the largest active adult community in the Coachella Valley. This 5,000 home community is the ideal retreat for retirees who want an active lifestyle community in the desert. It boasts a world-class lineup of amenities that includes three clubhouses and two championship golf courses.

Sun City Palm Desert is a masterfully crafted community that was the result of many years of careful planning. The knowledge and experience Del Webb acquired while building their popular Sun City brands across Arizona in the 1970s and 80s led to a home-run with the opening of Sun City Palm Desert in 1992.

Sun City Palm Desert was the first 55+ active adult community in the Palm Springs area. When it originally opened, the community was known as Sun City Palm Springs. Despite the fact that the community was actually 15 miles east of the city of Palm Springs, the name stuck for many years. As the community neared completion, the residents joined the nearby city of Palm Desert for their postal needs and the community was designated as Sun City Palm Desert.

Sun City Palm Desert Amenities

Spanning 1,600 meticulously planned acres, Sun City Palm Desert is the largest of the 55+ communities in the desert. The community boasts three clubhouses featuring finely appointed amenities that have set the standard for active adult living in the region. It offers an unparalleled lifestyle with a rich lineup of clubs, activities and classes to match the interests of any physically or socially active adult.

The Mountain View Clubhouse includes a fitness center, indoor lap pool and spa, the Daily Grind Coffee Bar, a large computer lab, a post office, grand ballroom, several hobby and craft rooms, a pro shop plus tennis and pickleball courts. The Mountain View Clubhouse also includes dining options at the Ventanna Restaurant, which is great for elegant dinners. Papa Dan's at the Vista Grille has great sandwiches and burgers.

The Sunset View Clubhouse features a library, 250-seat auditorium, aerobics and dance studio, card and meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and spa, a billiards hall and bocce ball courts. The Boulevards Restaurant at the Sunset View Clubhouse offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains while serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

The Lake View Clubhouse was the third amenity complex built in Sun City Palm Desert. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor walking track, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool and spa.

The two 18-hole championship golf courses at Mountain Vista Golf Club produce an exciting and memorable golf experience for golfers of all skill levels. Hall of Famer Billy Casper and Greg Nash designed the Santa Rosa and El Gorgonio golf courses. Both courses boast exciting layouts with cascading waterfalls and emerald green fairways adorned with beautiful flowers and towering palm trees. Set amidst the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountain ranges, the views are truly breathtaking.

Sun City Palm Desert Homes & Real Estate

There are a wide variety of housing styles and sizes in Sun City Palm Desert to match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer. The community sold out of new construction homes in 2003 but an ever-changing lineup of pre-owned resale homes are available on the real estate market. Del Webb offered 45 different floor plans throughout the 12-year construction of Sun City Palm Desert. Homebuyers can select from single-family plans that range from 1,000 square-foot one bedroom homes all the way to elegant 3,200 square-foot estate homes with magnificent golf course views.

All homes in Sun City Palm Desert are one level and include 2 or 3-car garages. Upgrades and finishes in the homes range from very basic to highly upgraded homes with granite countertops, gourmet kitchens and spa-like bathrooms.

Sun City Palm Desert Lifestyle

Since opening in 1992, Sun City Palm Desert has grown into an active adult community filled with activities, culture and clubs. There are over 80 different clubs and community interest groups in Del Webb Palm Desert. A community activities director and monthly calendar keep the residents up to date with all of the latest news and events offered in the community. Whether your passions include cards, arts and ceramics or tennis, golf and hiking, there is something for everyone at Sun City Palm Desert.

Area

It is nestled in the beautiful Coachella Valley, which has been a popular haven for retirees seeking warm weather and 350 days of sunshine a year. The area is home to the renowned tourist haven of Palm Springs that offers a variety of festivals and great shopping, restaurants and casinos.

The area also hosts a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearby mountains are ideal for hiking, camping and horseback riding. Plus, there are over 200 golf courses in the surrounding area, making it one of the premier golf destinations in the world.