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Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 03:45 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 08:20 PM
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Castle & Cooke’s Saddle Creek Resort Catering to Bay Area Baby Boomers

Copperopolis, Ca – Saddle Creek Resort – the Castle & Cooke golf community in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Calaveras County – has seen an influx of Baby Boomers to the small town of Copperopolis, reflecting national trends recently reported by According to a March survey by Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, LLC, 39% of Baby Boomers would like to retire in a rural community. Many are also foregoing mortgages. “We were looking for a quieter, less hectic, less expensive lifestyle, while remaining close to the city so we could still attend shows and other cultural events and see our grandkids,” says M.J. Young, a long-time Bay Area resident who moved to Saddle Creek with husband Ron. “Saddle Creek is an easy two-hour drive from the Bay Area, so it truly offers the best of both worlds.” The community is just over 20 miles from Sonora, which offers shopping, museums, an opera hall, renowned regional hospital, and more. The larger metro areas of Modesto and Stockton are about 45 minutes away. Closer to home are the quaint shops and restaurants of Copperopolis Town Square...

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy an array of activity options. Saddle Creek’s award-winning golf course has been ranked among the 10 best in California, and its sports center includes a state-of-the-art gym, tennis and bocce courts, swimming pool and spa. Other area highlights are biking and mountain biking trails, water sports and fishing on many of the Sierra foothills’ nearby lakes (including Lake Tulloch, which is only five miles away), and abundant winter sports options.

Cultural attractions include wine tasting tours at nearby vineyards, theatrical performances, museums, scenic gardens and trails, a summer concert series and more. Additional information is available at

Saddle Creek showcases a variety of real estate options. Custom and estate lots, custom and semi-custom homes are all available, many featuring golf course, lake and mountain views. This serene setting – complemented by dependable, high-speed Internet access – makes for the ideal vacation, full-time or retirement home.

One of Saddle Creek’s most recent of offerings is The Oak Collection. Homes are two-bedroom with den or three-bedroom single-family dwellings with 2 or 2.5 bathrooms. They range from 1,890 to 2,574 sq. ft. and are available in French Country, Monterey, Traditional and Craftsman architectural styles. Prices begin just under $400,000.

“The Oak Collection’s lifestyle-oriented layouts are built with today’s active Baby Boomers in mind,” says Darlene Mohlke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Castle & Cooke California. “Another feature generating a great deal of interest is our ‘Green-Wise’ building philosophy.”

Castle & Cooke’s "Green-Wise" approach is built on four pillars: "Energy-Wise," "Health-Wise," "Earth-Wise" and "Design-Wise." They respectively promote more efficient energy use, improved indoor air quality, global conservation via sustainable building materials, and a walkable, fitness-oriented community in harmony with nature.

For more information: / 209.785.5600.

About Saddle Creek Resort

Situated in the rolling foothills of the Central Sierra region just two hours from the Bay Area and 1.5 hours from Sacramento, Saddle Creek Resort is located in the heart of the Copper Valley in Copperopolis. Owned and operated by nationally-renowned developer Castle & Cooke, the premier Northern California golf community is site of the company's newest collection of classic luxury homes.

Golfers will discover an ethereal collection of shimmering lakes, native trees, indigenous grasses and 100 bunkers punctuating a challenging, thought-provoking course from tee to green. To create an atmosphere of tranquility and isolation, architect Carter Morrish devised a routing in which no two holes run parallel to each other.

In proximity to Saddle Creek Resort is Copperopolis Town Square, a traditionally-designed, Gold Rush era-themed "country town" that is the retail and event hub of the Central Sierra region. Featuring charming boutiques, eateries and specialty shops, the pedestrian-friendly Town Square is the perfect place to spend some time after a round of golf.

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