The Colony At Cal Oaks! Best 55+ Communities in Murrieta, California

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The Colony at Cal Oaks

In this blog post, we will give you information on one of the Best 55+ Communities in Murrieta, California. It isn’t easy locating safe, affordable 55+ communities that have tons of activities in Southern California. Well, look no further than The Colony at California Oaks! The amenities are plentiful and include, a pool, hot tub, weight room, salon, pool tables, library, and even a golf course.

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In a previous blog, I spoke of​​ Temecula’s (unintentional) lack of retirement and senior age-restricted communities. The city of Temecula may provide the ideal family atmosphere to bring up children in, however, overlooked is Temecula’s ability to also meet all of the elements necessary for the perfect, relaxing retirement. The Colony at California Oaks neighborhood in Murrieta was created specifically for our senior, 55+ residents. This golf course community is “revered for its prime location in the heart of Southern California, set within an hour from the ocean, towering mountains, scenic lakes, and the desert. The Colony is also known for offering a thoughtfully designed mix of housing options, world-class amenities, and an active social calendar” ( Upon arrival, you will first drive through a 24/7 securely guarded gate, into the spacious neighborhood consisting of stucco and red tile roof homes in front of Murrieta’s welcoming rolling hills. Due to its large size, The Colony seems to always have active listings to choose from, and in this demanding market, there will typically be at least twenty available homes for you to explore.

Three different contractors worked to build The Colony, Ryland Homes, Mastercraft Residential, and Crowell & David. The homes were completed in two waves, the first between 1989 and 1998, and the second between 2000 and 2005. The average listing price for a Colony home is $556,990, selling for an average of $493,483. The median real estate is $585,141, impressively less expensive than 67.4% of California neighborhoods and 19.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In spite of this affordability, the average renter’s price in The Colony falls around $3,745, making it higher to rent than 74.2% of California neighborhoods.

The neighborhood is made up of 1,502 studio to two bedroom and three to four bedroom individual family style homes, with a selection of over sixty-floor plans to choose from. The second wave of established homes will have more modern touches and appearance, however, with so many different models to weigh in on, The Colony really allows buyers to determine what is most important to them. From fireplaces to porches and walk-in closets, every home will offer amenities unique to your preference. Uncommonly, all residences within The Colony are sure to face the golf course or lovely greenbelt. Most homes will typically range from 947 to 2,100 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two or two-and-a-half-car garages. The lots these homes sit on are much bigger, from 3,920 square feet to 7,840 square feet.

The biggest draw to The Colony is its own beautiful all-inclusive clubhouse, complete with a fitness center, comfortable lounge, art/ craft studios, a grand ballroom, catering kitchen, theater, library, hair salon, music room, meeting room, in addition to two separate billiards and card rooms. The outside clubhouse grounds boast just as much as the inside property does, with a resort-style pool and whirlpool spa, open barbeque space complete with an outdoor patio and picnic pavilion, several miles of walking and biking trails alongside lakes and ponds, and an event lawn, just to name a few. The Colony on-site activities director and travel coordinator work to ensure residents have complete access to recreational activities by installing two tennis courts, three pickleball courts, two bocce ball courts, and even three shuffleboard courts. The immense scope of The Colony clubhouse provides the ideal environment for countless clubs, classes, and activities.

There really is something for everyone, with options a to z including aerobics, bird watching, book reading, cinema classics, comedy club, crocheting, drama, fitness, horseshoes, photography, singles group, stretching, walkers, wine tasting, Zumba, and so much more! I can confidently assert that no other community in the Murrieta-Temecula radius is equipped with as many outstanding features as The Colony; while the Homeowners Association takes it a step further, holding frequent community meetings to make certain residents feel heard and content within their Colony life.

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One of the favorite luxuries The Colony offers is the bordering California Oaks Golf Course, fondly known as The Colony Country Club. Colony residents can always utilize this 18-hole course at a discounted rate. The 218-yard par 70 course also shares Oaks Bar and Grill, a pro shop, a driving range, and a putting green. The Colony was constructed to be perfectly centrally located, with many great schools, medical centers, grocery stores, and restaurants nearby or just a short drive away. Situated right off of access to the 15 and 215 freeways, it becomes so convenient to take a quick day trip to the mountains, ocean, or desert, as all are within two hours from home. These freeways will also connect to larger cities such as San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles, providing access to a never-ending vacation! The Colony at Cal Oaks truly offers everything one could need right at your fingertips.

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