By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
The gated neighborhood of Valencia Palms is an active-adult community offering 625 single-style family homes with open floor plans and unique architectural details. Community amenities include a clubhouse, a billiards room, several card rooms, a stage and dance floor, an arts and crafts gallery, an exercise facility, an indoor spa and massage room, steam rooms, tennis courts and a swimming pool. There are numerous restaurants, shops, beaches and other attractions near the community as well.