Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gavilan for Retirees in Rancho Mission Viejo, California

With the incredible number of Baby Boomers who are reaching age 65 (approximately 10,000 a DAY), the need for retirement housing is immense and growing larger all the time.  Consequently, a number of home builders have stepped up to build senior housing in a wide variety of price ranges.  Here in Southern California, retirees frequently want to stay in the area and, fortunately, there are a plethora of options available to them ... from Palm Springs to the Pacific coast (shown in this photo).

Until recently, those residents who wanted to live in a senior community in Orange County were limited primarily to older communities.  Now, however, there is a new option for home buyers.

Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo

One of the newer communities that is gaining in popularity in Orange County, California is the gated senior community of Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo.  There are three builders who are developing Gavilan, each offering their own styles and price options:

Standard Pacific Bungalows - 2 bd/2 bath/2 car garages - $500,000 - $600,000

Standard Pacific Casitas - 2 bd/2 bath/2 car garages - $600,000 - $700,000

Shea Single Family Homes - 2 bd/ 2 1/2 bath/2 car garages - $750,000 - $850,000

Del Webb Single Family Homes - 2-3 bd/2 1/2 bath/2 car garages - $800,000 - $900,000+

This gives home buyers a variety of options whether they can afford to spend $500,000 or twice that amount.

Amenities at Gavilan

Most of the new, modern homes in Gavilan are one story, with the exception of a few styles for those retirees who prefer the two-story option.  Among the green amenities you can expect in your home are: tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances, water-efficient fixtures, weather sensing sprinklers, extra insulation and high efficiency air-conditioning systems.

The homes in this community surround the beautiful adult rec center known as the Hacienda.  Built around a luxurious salt water pool and spa, the Hacienda has a large, open great-room with a giant flat screen TV and a staffed bar, which makes it an excellent spot to mingle with your neighbors.  The Hacienda also contains a yoga studio, a fitness center, a barbecue area and bocce ball courts.

The community is located just off the Ortega Highway, a short distance east of the coastal community of charming San Juan Capistrano.  

Learn More about Gavilan at Rancho Mission Viego:


http://ranchomissionviejo.com/homes/gavilan/

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(Photo credit:  Photo of the Southern California coast was taken by author, Deborah-Diane; all rights reserved.)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is so close to me and I've never heard of Gavilan. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

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