When most house hunters start their search for homes in 55-plus communities, they typically begin at the Four Seasons in Palm Springs, Trilogy in La Quinta, Sun City in Palm Desert or Sun City Shadow Hills and Heritage Palms in Indio.
It may come as a surprise to many to learn that there are many affordable 55-plus mobile home communities throughout the desert area, as well. Here are a few you may want to consider. In many, you own the land, rather than having to lease.
CATHEDRAL CITY – Caliente Sands, The Canyon, Date Palm Country Club, Desert Sands, Royal Palms and Sungate (you own the land on the latter).
DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Desert Crest Country Club, Healing Waters Mobile Estates
INDIO – Bermuda Palms
PALM DESERT – Palm Desert Greens Country Club (you own the land), Silver Spur, Suncrest Country Club.
PALM SPRINGS – El Dorado Palm Estates (you own the land), Horizons Mobile Home Village, Palm Springs View Estates, Parkview Mobile Estates, Ramon Park and Sahara Mobile Home Park.
RANCHO MIRAGE – Blue Skies Village (Bing Crosby’s former home, pictured above).
THOUSAND PALMS – Tri Palm Estates and golf club (you own the land)
So what makes a 55-plus community the best? If you live in one of these communities, please share why you believe yours is the best.