What makes Sun City Palm Desert the Best Active Adult Community in the Valley? 

Sun City Palm Desert has earned its reputation as the Best Active Adult Community in the Valley for many reasons including:
  • We are a gorgeous resort style, vibrant 55+ active adult gated community. Our lush landscaping, cascading waterfalls, lakes, magnificent mountain vistas, impeccable golf courses, immaculate surroundings and warm sunny days, create a true paradise.
  • We have the most amenities, which gives you the widest variety of activities, with something to interest virtually everyone. Many of our amenities are completely unique to Sun City Palm Desert, which means you can learn and enjoy experiences that no other Valley community offers you. Just a few of these amenities that are unique to Sun City Palm Desert are: our Softball field, our Fused Glass facility, and our Technology Center offering 3D printing, beginning and advanced computer, smartphone and smart watch classes, and a Hi Res color printer. We will soon add community solar and EV charging stations.
  • We have more activities, more fitness classes and equipment, and more educational opportunities, so you will certainly find things you will like to do as well as ways to help improve your mind and body. This also means more opportunities to meet other residents, make new friends and socialize. For those who want to try something new or polish up older skills, we offer classes galore for beginners to advanced.
  • We have the most socialization opportunities of any community in the Valley. This means our residents have so many different ways to meet other residents and to make new friends.
  • We have the lowest recurring costs of any active adult community in our class. Not just a low HOA fee, but no “hidden” Mello Roos fees or city taxes or fees in your property tax bill that many other communities have, but may not tell you about. We have an amazing special contract that can save our residents up to $150 a month and provides them with premium Internet (up to 500 Mbps) and premium TV, including Paramount+ with Showtime and MAX streaming services, plus many many sports channels including golf and tennis. Our IID electricity rates are amazingly much less than SCE rates.
  • We have sound finances, a very large reserve account and extensive insurance to cover the unexpected. Sun City Palm Desert has never charged our residents a special assessment, and works hard to control expenses while keeping our community beautiful and continually looking to provide our residents with new experiences they ask for.
  • We are a self-managed community. Unlike most Valley communities, we are run by an experienced team of our own employees that report to our Board which is composed of resident volunteers. We also have a team of resident District Delegates that work directly with our residents to understand their concerns and bring those to the General Manager and the Board. Our unique approach to managing our community results in better two-way communications between residents and management, as well as a management that is more responsive to our residents.
  • We own our two championship golf courses as well as all of our property, buildings and amenities. Some Valley communities have golf courses and clubhouses owned by third parties, which can lead to conflicts and potential problems.
  • We have miles of paths for walking, jogging or just strolling. We have acres of greenbelt (irrigated with non potable water), most with paths for residents to use to just enjoy, or for walking their dog, or even for an impromptu game of Frisbee with your children or grandkids.
  • Our streets have sidewalks and low-level lighting to make walking safer both during the day and when it gets darker.
  • We have mailboxes outside of most of our homes so those residents can just go out to the street to get their mail, no need to go to a mail room or a post box center to get their mail.
  • We have our own Postal Center which is a USPS contract postal facility, and it also accepts packages for USPS, UPS and FedEx, has private mailboxes, notary services, document shredding, color and B&W copying, scanning and fax services. This amenity is unique in the Valley, wonderful for all our residents and can be especially useful for our residents that are still working, and our postal center even sells lottery tickets.