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Sun City Apple Valley

10733 Cumberland Ct., Apple Valley, California 92308

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Large 55+ Community in Southern California Has Mediterranean-Style Homes, Two Recreation Centers, Swimming Pools, Crafts and Art Studios, Libraries, a Golf Course and More

Nestled beneath the San Gorgonio Mountains in southcentral California, 55+ Sun City Apple Valley is about 40 miles north of San Bernadino. Del Webb broke ground on the community in 2004, and Sun City has grown and flourished along the Mojave River ever since.

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The development consists of 1,700 single family homes in four collections. The 20 different floor plans range in size from 1,099 to 2,340 square feet, and most have two to three bedrooms, two to three baths, and a two or two-and-a-half car garage. Sweeping great rooms, inviting outdoor living spaces, and gourmet kitchens are common. The architecture is Mediteranean. Some homes have lawns, while others have Xeriscape landscaping (bushes, cacti, decorative rocks).

Prices begin in the mid-$200,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change.

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Two recreation centers offer a wealth of amenities. The larger Aspen Clubhouse has a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a grand ballroom, an arts studio, a library, and a computer lab. Two outdoor pools, a patio, tennis courts, and bocce ball courts surround the building.

The smaller Mariposa Lodge has an aerobics studio, a crafts studio, and a library. Outside, there are courts for tennis and bocce ball, a pool, and an amphitheater. A full-time Lifestyle Director helps to plan excursions and parties. Members of the Ashwood Golf Club enjoy a par-65 course, putting greens, and a chipping area.

Sun City has miles of trails that connect to other developments and the town of Apple Valley. Walking or biking to Victor Valley Community College events and the local farmers' market is easy. Residents can escape south to the San Bernardino National Forest or west to the 11,000 foot peaks of the San Gorgonio Mountains.

St. Mary Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Summer temperatures are in the high-90s and low-100s. Winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 13 inches of rain per year.

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Visit www.suncityapplevalley.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/y4dbfl7z for listings.

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California:

California is the most populous state in the United States, and it is the sixth largest economy in the world.

Because it is so long, the climate varies greatly. Everything from deserts, forests and snow covered mountains to the world famous moderate temperatures of Southern California are here. Record temperatures have included a low of minus 35 degrees and a high of 134 degrees.

Missions placed within a day's walk from one another dot the length of the state and started appearing in 1769. Juan Cabrillo first sighted California in 1542 and inspired the missions. A few of the most famous ones are San Juan Capistrano (the swallows return every year at the same time), and San Diego (the first one).

A few of California's natural resources include petroleum, timber and natural gas. Industries are manufacturing (machinery, transportation equipment, electronics), aerospace and defense, biotechnology, and tourism. Of course, Hollywood and Disneyland are known around the world. Other famous attractions are Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Point Reyes National Seashore, Sequoia National Park and San Simeon State Park (Hearst Castle).

The lowest point in the U.S. is California's Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level, and the highest point in the Lower 48 is its Mt. Whitney at 14,491 feet above sea level. Outside of Hawaii and Alaska, the state's Lassen Peak is one of the two active volcanoes in the U.S. It last erupted in 1917.

More immigrants settle down in California than in any other state.

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Stats:

Population - 39,802,500

Persons 65 years old and over - 13%

High school graduates, age 25+ - 81.0%

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 32%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 39%

White persons, not Hispanic - 40%

Median household income - $64,500

Median home value - $399,000

Social Security Taxed - No

Source: U.S. Census

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Are 55+ Communities Really "Retirement" Communities?

Many people who live in age-restricted communities (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide. And whether employed or not, once the kids are grown, it is sometimes nice to live in a neighborhood where small children do not congregate.

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