Sun City Palm Desert - One of the 8 Best Places to Retire

The prestigious publication MONEY, posted its article, “The 8 Best Places to Retire in America” November 20, 2019 on its website Sun City Palm Desert is honored to not only be included in "One of the 8 Best", but also is the only active adult community included in all of California.
By ALIX LANGONE ,  SHAINA MISHKIN and OLIVIA RAIMONDE           November 20, 2019
What makes a great place to retire? It’s a trick question, of course — there are as many answers as there are retirees. Some love to golf in the sun, while others feel most invigorated by winter sports. For every history buff, there’s a modern art enthusiast, an adventurer for every homebody.

Here at MONEY, we tried to find something for everyone in our 2019 roundup of the best places to retire. To compile the list, we tapped the same data that we used to determine our Best Places to Live in America (please see more about our methodology below). Even if you have no plans to relocate, this list might inspire you to consider what you value most in retirement, which in turn will help you structure your days. And if you do plan to move, we offer suggestions for every interest and budget.
Palm Desert City, Calif.
Palm Desert City is the place to be if you’re passionate about the arts and love perfect weather.
Situated in the Coachella Valley area, Palm Desert City has a 50-plus population of 54%, so there’s an active older community ready to be joined.
A standout is the Sun City Palm Desert, a 55-plus gated community with 9,000 residents that offers huge a variety of activities and classes (think yoga, water aerobics and cycling), the renowned Mountain Vista Golf Club, and more than 1,000 acres designed with waterfalls, bocce courts and jogging trails.
If you aren’t ready to commit to desert living full-time, you can become one of thousands of “snowbirds” who flock to the city every winter — Palm Desert has 263 days of sunshine a year.
And thanks to its Art in Public Places program, featuring a collection of over 150 pieces, the city boasts fantastic public art projects all year around. Tours of these exhibits are free.

To find MONEY’s Best Places to Retire, we looked only at places with populations above 50,000…, collected about 47,500 different data points…, considered data on each place’s economic health, cost of living, health care, safety, diversity, quality of life, and amenities. To pick the retirement destinations noted here, we put the greatest weight on health and safety, cost of living, housing and economic factors, as well as the percentage of residents age 50 or above.