Sun City is probably the most affordable active adult community in its class in the area

You will find that not only does Sun City Palm Desert offer more recreation, fitness and socialization opportunities than any other active adult community in the Valley, but we are probably the most affordable as well.

Our home prices are very reasonable, but because Sun City Palm Desert is in Riverside County, not in a city such as Indio or Rancho Mirage, this means there are no extra city taxes that you as a Sun City Palm Desert home owner will have to pay.

Also, Sun City Palm Desert has NO Mello-Roos or Community Facilities District Fees (CFDs); unlike Sun City Shadow Hills and Rancho Mirage, which both have CFDs. The CFD fee at Shadow Hills runs almost $40 per month, that is an extra fee that owners at Sun City Palm Desert do not have to pay. At Del Webb at Rancho Mirage the extra fees on their property tax bills can be easily over $150 month, again extra fees that you as a Sun City Palm Desert owner do not have to pay.

If you plan to play golf you will be pleased to know that if for example you average 50 rounds of golf a season, you will pay over $1,000 less each year with our lock rate plan than at Del Webb Rancho Mirage, and Sun City Palm Desert has no initiation fee, while Del Webb Rancho Mirage charges a $6,000 initiation fee for their golf plan at the Westin.

Our HOA’s negotiations with Spectrum resulted in a savings for most Sun City Palm Desert homeowners of $40 or more per month in their Cable TV & Internet bills, while providing premium services in both categories. Some feedback indicates residents of Sun City Shadow Hills, Four Seasons and other 55+ communities pay up to $200 a month and more, Currently Sun City Palm Desert residents pay about $100 to $150 per month LESS than residents at most other 55+ communities in the Valley for Cable TV and Internet.

Comparing SCPD to nearby competing active adult communities in our class, if you combine the per month savings in property tax bills, with some savings on Cable TV & Internet bills at other communities, and lower HOA fees than most, Sun City Palm Desert home owners save about $40 to over $250 a month or more.

On top of those savings Sun City Palm Desert has very low costs for other services as well.

In summary Sun City Palm Desert has:
• Very reasonable home prices
• Among the lowest HOA fees in the area.
• The lowest property tax bill rates in the Valley and No Mello-Roos or Community Facilities District Fees (CFDs); unlike Del-Webb Shadow Hills and Rancho Mirage which both have expensive additional CFD fees.
 • Ultra low monthly fee for premium cable TV and Internet service. This may save our residents $100 a month or more.
• Very low fees for pest service and golf course glass breakage coverage.
• IID electric service; which is much lower cost than Edison resulting in lower air conditioning and electric bills.


The chart below shows how much more homeowners at other communities pay for their HOA and property tax bills compared to homeowners at Sun City Palm Desert, where our homeowners have the lowest property tax bills in the County.