La Quinta golfers at Rancho La Quinta Country Club

76 Million Boomers Began Turning 50 This Year!

“The youngest of 76 million boomers have begun turning 50 this year and 10,000 boomers per day will turn 65 from now through 2030.” This data was shared in an article on CNBC.com article about the booming housing market for Boomer Retirees.

The article mentions how more and more boomers are seeking an active lifestyle and how these demographics alone are driving increased demand for 55-plus communities. “The concept has gotten an even bigger boost in recent years as more boomers find themselves sitting in an empty nest in an active housing market,” the article said.

As I read the article, I thought of the Palm Springs area real estate sales as it relates to this huge boomer market. Yes, the Palm Springs real estate market has several active adult communities including Sun City Palm Desert, Sun City Shadow Hills and Heritage Palms Country Club in Indio, and Trilogy at La Quinta

Many people like active-adult communities because the Home Owners Association (HOA) can do the ‘heavy lifting’, such as yard work. There are also a variety of social and athletic activities to enjoy. But that’s the great thing about so many of our Palm Springs area golf and country clubs, and even non-golf resort lifestyle communities–the heavy lifting can be done for you!

Many Desert Communities Provide Value Added Services

Let’s take PGA West in La Quinta as an example. PGA West includes about 2,400 homes and luxury condos. Most neighborhoods include landscape maintenance for each property and condos include exterior building maintenance too. Several golf clubs and country clubs including La Quinta’s Hideaway Golf Club offer a private concierge service for members. The concierge service will take care of just about any task for you.

Another benefit in the Palm Springs real estate market is the number of property manager’s available to check your property when you’re away. Property managers can also help you take care of things in and around your home, regardless of where you choose to live in the desert.

Golf & Country Club Amenities Popular With Boomers 

Many of our local golf and country clubs offer wellness programs for members and/or homeowners and their guests and you often don’t need to leave your neighborhood to take advantage of a massage, dinner, golf or tennis.

Other communities such as Legacy Villas in La Quinta offer a lock n’ leave condo and townhouse lifestyle that also includes 14 pools, onsite fitness, walking to shops and dinner and more.

Boomers Can "Have It Their Way" In The Palm Springs Real Estate Market 

Bottom line is this. The desert resort lifestyle that so many people have come to enjoy here in the Palm Springs area can be yours in a variety of locations, price segments and amenities. Like the old Burger King® commercial broadcast, “You can have it your way!”

Photo: Rancho La Quinta by Bill Dettman