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Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549

(9 reviews)

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Situated between Berkeley and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa county, Merrill Gardens proudly offers senior living for the Lamorinda area in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Enjoy being centrally located within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Lafayette Library and Learning Center and BART Station are also nearby.

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette was named Best of 50+ Silver Winner by the National Association of Home Builders. It offers underground parking, full kitchens and washers and dryers in most apartments, a well-appointed library and lots of comfortable meeting areas. A private dining room is available for special occasions and residents enjoy a modern fitness center and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

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Reviews of Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

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April 2019

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Lovely facilities and great activities but not enough attention to individual residents' needs

Lovely surroundings, both common areas and individual apartments. Activity directors are outstanding and they offer a variety of engaging activities and have frequent musicians, enjoyed by the residents. My mother was happy meeting the other residents and participating in activities until she couldn't remember to attend. The staff were not really attentive to reminding her to attend activities or using her walker. Their system of dispensing medications is antiquated causing many errors when prescriptions change and some of their med techs do not follow doctors' orders. There seems to be a high turnover rate, likely contributing to these issues.

November 2017

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Perfect Location

My wife and I are staying here and the location is great it's right downtown. We are in the independent living and they come clean our room once a week and do the linens. They have lots of daily activities that we'll start doing soon. The food is good and no set times for meals you can go down anytime. It is really clean in here. I would recommend this community.

January 2016

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Attentive staff

The staff here is very helpful and attentive to the residents. They have lots of activities that seem to keep the residents happy and engaged. The facility itself is clean and well kept. The food here is also pretty good.


Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Health Care Services

Ambulatory care
Incontinence care

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Full kitchen

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



Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community


Devotional activities offsite
Activities on-site
Activities off-site
Frequently asked questions about Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette offers Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette has received an average review rating of 4.61 based on 5 reviews. See all reviews.

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