Sun City Palm Desert is a beautiful active adult resort style community complete with a full suite of amenities, activities and recreational opportunities right inside our gates. Additionally, our residents in our sunny southern California location surrounded by breathtaking mountains, towering palm trees and gorgeously landscaped grounds, are also surrounded by an incredible array of nearby first class recreation, entertainment, cultural, educational, shopping, dining and medical services opportunities.

Within a two hour drive, Sun City Palm Desert residents can reach Big Bear Lake Ski Resorts, Orange County beaches, and San Diego.  With the Palm Springs International Airport less than a half an hour away, getting to any destination is easy.

Minutes away residents can enjoy theater, dining, art galleries, museums, casinos and all the many festivals of the Coachella Valley.  Nearby El Paseo Drive (Coachella Valley's version of Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive), The Shops at Palm Desert and the Desert Crossing Shopping Center have over 200 name brand and boutique stores plus dining and entertainment venues. Additionally, the new $500 Million Acrisure Arena, with over 10,000 seats, hosts the Valley's own AHL hockey team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, and many top tier concerts, theater programs and other events including professional bull riding, Monster Trucks, Cirque du Soleil, Stars on Ice and so much more. The adjoining Firebirds' practice ice rink, operated as the Iceplex is open to the public for skating, hockey, lessons and parties.

New in 2024 is the Palm Springs Surf Club offering beginning to advanced surfers the chance to surf 2 feet to 7 feet world class waves against the stunning backdrop of our local mountain or enjoy waterslides, lounge pools and a lazy river. A second wave park is scheduled to break ground in 2024 in Palm Desert.

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