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Grand Lake Gardens

401 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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About the community

Grand Lake Gardens is a residential independent living community in the heart of the Grand-Lakeshore District, offering a lifestyle filled with engagement in and outside the community. Access to higher levels of care are available at our sister community Piedmont Gardens.

The intimate, boutique-style atmosphere sets the community apart from other large high-rise or expansive communities. The residents and team members come together to create a vibrant lifestyle in which each person has the opportunity to grow and learn intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically. Grand Lake Gardens is centrally located in Oakland, close to the renowned Grand Lake Theater and within walking distance of Lake Merritt and the eclectic Grand-Lakeshore district which offers shops, restaurants, post office, drug stores and many other businesses and services.

Grand Lake Gardens is a non-profit residential living community owned and managed by Human Good, and has been serving seniors for over 50 years.

Services included in the monthly fee are bi-weekly housekeeping, maintenance, a flexible dining program, 24/7 emergency response, and most utilities. A variety of life-enrichment programs are scheduled seven days a week, and complimentary transportation is offered Monday-Thursday. Secured garage parking is also available for an additional fee....

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Senior Housing Types

Independent living

Pricing at Grand Lake Gardens

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop

Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Private dining room

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room


Laundry service / drycleaning


Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning



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August 2, 2019
cathy lackey - I live or lived in this community
my second year at grand lake gardens

the first time i walked into grand lake gardens i loved it!! i felt "at home" at that very moment. i was greeted by our gracious front desk staff person and was delighted that she already knew my name! my favorites here at grand lake gardens include the marvelous staff, loving and friendly residents, our rose, vegetable and zen gardens, the awesome courtyard and superb food in our dining room. please come by for a visit and tour. you will be glad you did! we look forward to meeting you!

Response from Grand Lake Gardens

August 6, 2019

Cathy, it’s been a such pleasure to have you as part of our community these last two years, and we’re delighted to know you felt so comfortable here from your very first visit. We want everyone who walks through our doors to share that sentiment and know they’re among friends. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, and we hope Grand Lake Gardens continues to be a place of comfort for you.

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September 7, 2017
Evelyn - I live or lived in this community
An Informal Classy Place

We had the experience of visiting a number of retirement centers and staying at 3, and when we visited Grand Lake Gardens we know this one for for us. We needed to be in a place where we could walk or take public transportation to do our errands. We can walk to 2 grocery stores, post office, hair salon, barber shop, etc. Our medical offices are a10 minute bus ride away. We found fellow residents friendly and happy from the first day we visited. Being new, we've sat at dinner most evenings with new people. Folks are really relaxed and informal. The staff members are capable and accessible. All parts of the place are cared for; even the stairways -- which we use in addition to the busy elevators -- are newly painted and well lighted. The top floor dining room is a gem.

Response from Grand Lake Gardens

September 14, 2017

Evelyn - it is really gratifying to receive such high praise - thanks for sharing so that others can read about our great community, and have it come form a new voice.. Phil Brandmeier Executive Director

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August 8, 2017
cathy lackey - I live or lived in this community
Visit Grand Lake Gardens

From the moment I walked through the front door I felt like I was home! After moving in I began to count my blessings. At Grand Lake Gardens, I found a wonderful group of people my own age who have become the greatest neighbors anyone could ask for. I cannot begin to express how impressed I am with the staff. They are professional, loving, and caring about each and every resident- and it shows. We have abundant menu choices and our transportation driver it the best. The grounds are so pretty and I love the gardens reflections and visiting. Now friendships bring chances for fulfilling lifetime interests. I am creating new memories. The community spirit here is awesome. I feel safe, secure and stimulated. I highly recommend taking a tour of Grand Lake Gardens.

Response from Grand Lake Gardens

September 14, 2017

thanks Kathy for all your kind words. we're glad you're here with us. Phil Brandmeier Executive Director

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