Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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About the community Monte Vista Village

Monte Vista Village is a luxurious senior community in Lemon Grove, CA, in San Diego County, which offers excellent assisted living and independent living options. Located amongst 7.5 acres of land (including a stunning tiered waterfall), Monte Vista Village is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the best of what senior life has to offer, with numerous shops and restaurants nearby.

You will find the staff at Monte Vista Village are all helpful, conscientious and caring, as well as fully prepared to go the extra mile to make your life as easy as possible. With year round social and recreational activities, the staff at Monte Vista Village allow you to live life to the fullest, and will always be there when you need them.

As well as offering great senior care, Monte Vista Village also offers its residents a number of wonderful lifestyle amenities, such as:

  • Swimming pool and hot tub
  • TV lounge, computer room and games room
  • Library
  • Golf course and billiards lounge
  • Barber and beautician on site
  • Fitness center
  • Dogs and cats allowed

    Life at Monte Vista Village is an empowering experience, where residents can enjoy an active and fulfilling social...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for Monte Vista Village

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

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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.

Amenities at Monte Vista Village

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Skilled nursing facility located on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining
Room service

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Golf course or putting green


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews for Monte Vista Village


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August 26, 2021
Jon J - Child of resident/client
My review of Monte Vista Village

I'm happy to be in this community.

August 26, 2021
Fern A - Resident/client
My review of Monte Vista Village

Very slow and no information when you need it. Not much to do.

August 26, 2021
Lillian M - Resident/client
I consider Alta Vista Home

I liked it from the minute I wake. The four other places I did not like. Here I feel like home.

August 3, 2021
Melody - Toured community
My Tour Experience

My tour here was a nice experience. They had a pool, and the surroundings were nice. Everything looked okay to me. I thought it was a very nice place.

August 2, 2021
Lynn - Child of resident/client
Beautiful, Warm, and Friendly Place

It is a very comfortable place to live. The staff are caring. It is pretty, and has lots of outside space to sit and visit. My loved one has meet several friends here. The value for your money is wonderful. The food is excellent with a good variety.

June 24, 2021
Betty R - Resident/client
Happy to be here!

Everyone is very friendly here.

June 21, 2021
Betty R - Toured community
Happy to be here!

Everyone is very friendly here.

April 21, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
My experience

The community is neat and clean and the other residents are friendly. The staff is also very friendly and the food is good also. Communication could be better and I would like to be more informed about the community.

October 4, 2019
Karen B - Loved one of resident/client
Love Monte Vista!

Great place, so glad we found it. Moved my mother in law in last spring and it has been a blessing and great help for us all. Staff is super, gardens are beautiful, her room is perfect size for her. She loves the food and really enjoys the social aspect of the community living. Cant say enough good things about Monte Vista!

Response from Monte Vista Village

October 7, 2019

Hi Karen, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Monte Vista Village! It is a privilege to care for your mother-in-law. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Susan, Executive Director

March 19, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community


Response from Monte Vista Village

April 10, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Monte Vista Village. We are so grateful for your kind words and support! Sincerely, Susan, Executive Director

February 26, 2019
Cheryl Graves-Bradford - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

My mother moved to Monte Vista last November in 2018 into an independent home. Unfortunately she fell and suffered from serious fall. Monte Vista was able to care for my mother through the different levels of care provided. I love the community and all the services provided. My mother has fully recovered and is now able to walk again. Thank you

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 8, 2019

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for the privilege of serving your mother. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything. Sincerely, Susan, Executive Director [removed]

April 17, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

I spoke with them, but since they do not have memory care, if my aunt's memory became worse she would have to move again, so they said she was not appropriate for their facility.

July 20, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Beautiful and Inviting Community

My sister and I love this beautiful community. The landscape is so well-maintained. It has been a very positive move for her. The staff is very friendly and caring. Her studio apartment is beautiful. She is already involved in a couple of the numerous activies they provide. The walkways are inviting and picturesque for taking strolls around the community. I've dined with her on a couple of occasions and the food is delicious. They serve a well-balanced meal with a lot of variety.

Response from Monte Vista Village

July 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! We are thrilled to hear that your sister has been enjoying the surroundings and staff. It is our goal to provide a welcoming environment and the best service for our residents and guests. We really appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, Maria Shetler, Executive Director.

March 14, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Not the right care!

This community would have been nice but they did not meet her level of needs. If we would have put my loved one in this community she would have needed extra assistance from an in-home caregiver or outside company. Other than that, the place was clean and everyone was friendly.

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 20, 2017

Thank you for your review. I’m sorry Monte Vista Village was not a good fit for your mother, but I greatly appreciate your time and consideration. With our multiple levels of senior living and care, including from independent living, assisted living and long-term skilled nursing, our lifestyle usually makes Monte Vista Village an excellent fit. Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any additional questions, or if I may be of further service to you. Sincerely, Maria Shetler, Executive Director

March 14, 2017
Barbara Kerr - Loved one of resident/client
Peace and Serenity... this place is a little slice of heaven

I moved my 80+ year old mother to Monte Vista Village approx. 3 years ago. She was having a difficult time processing the passing of my younger brother, and lived a 3 hour drive away. She was falling into depression and losing interest in her own life. When she told me she was ready to move back to San Diego I was relieved. I started looking for a place for her to live (I have way too many stairs in my house for her to come live with me). I was so fortunate to find Monte Vista Village, a hidden oasis, right in my own neighborhood! I've lived and grown up here my whole life, and have passed by this location countless number of times and never knew it was there. However, I did notice when the time was right, and thought "I'll have to stop by and take a look at this place." It looks very unassuming from the 'outside'... nice brick buildings, some garages on one side, obviously some kind of community housing. But when I walked 'inside' I was very pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful, lush landscaping. Meandering sidewalks passing by a shaded koi pond with benches for sitting; beautiful old trees that have been there for decades providing shaded areas for sitting and enjoying the fresh air, well tended flowering plants and lawns. I couldn't believe all this was 'hidden' away and it was like finding a little treasure. I gathered information from the very helpful, courteous and friendly staff and passed it on to my mother. She said "yes". So I proceeded with the task of moving her back to San Diego. I can't even begin to tell you what a difference this place has made, not only to me and my mom, but the whole extended family. Peace of mind is priceless. I know my mom is happy and well cared for here at Monte Vista Village. Because of the convenient location, I can visit her several times a week if my schedule allows, or less often when I get too busy, and not feel guilty that she's not being 'cared for'. The staff here is so friendly, warm and inviting that they feel like they're a part of 'my family' as well. They provide many opportunities throughout the year for the residents' families to come join the festivities, and they know how to do it right. First class, top notch, yet down home comfortable. They provide many daily activities for the residents to join in on, provide delicious and healthy meals (they even deliver!! My mom loves this!), vacuum, clean and put fresh linens on weekly, and either phone or physically come to the door and check on her if they have not heard from her!!! I feel SO LUCKY to have found this place for my mom. I don't know what other retirement facilities may be like, because I got lucky the first time around and found the right place. I absolutely LOVE the staff at Monte Vista Village... [Removed] always has a warm hug for me and my mom, [Removed] is so lively, perky and quick witted he has me laughing and he always seems to put the right touch on the special decorations at party time, [Removed] has the smile and kindness of an angel and is so tender with the residents, [Removed] is absolutely lovely, as is [Removed], ... I'm so sorry I can't remember the names of all the wonderful staff that makes this experience of aging less scary for me and my family. I want to say "THANK YOU SO MUCH". You are making all the difference in the world to my family and I.

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 20, 2017

We value and appreciate your feedback and are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful grounds and gardens. I understand your hesitation about the size and location of our assisted living. The value of our assisted living lies in its intimate size, allowing for personalized attention and care for our residents, including one-on-one escorts to any location on campus. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions about Monte Vista Village. Take care, Tracy Walter

March 11, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

We liked this place. It has nice grounds and gardens. But the assisted living residence is small and away from the main building, so there wouldn't be many people to interact with without quite a walk.

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 15, 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to take a tour of our community and share your feedback. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions about Monte Vista Village. Take Care, Tracy Walter, Marketing Director

March 7, 2017
Peter G Bradley - Resident/client
A happy camper

The reviews in January and February of this year by [REmoved] and [Removed], PhD, I find quite contrary to my experience as a resident of Monte Vista Village for the past two and a half years. Of course, there are complaints. Where are there none? But the management here tackles every issue that arises and settles it generally satisfactory. My own experience here has been exemplary. When I first visited this facility, I met that day just a few staff members and residents. I was impressed! Their friendliness and openness won me over immediately. In fact, I wrote out a check as a down payment before I left the premises and moved in shortly thereafter, this after having visited a number of senior facilities in the San Diego area. Granted, I left behind a comfortable home on acreage in the mountains half an hour away to reside in a small studio, but I have no complaints. Since being here, I’ve met, of course, all the staff and most of the residents—and consider myself fortunate to be among them. The food is good—though certainly not French restaurant caliber; yet it is definitely well balanced. And though I’m a bit of a recluse, I’m well aware of the many activities available free to everyone. Just today, residents visited the desert east of here to view the splendid blooming of flowers. Musical entertainment and sing-a-longs are presented on a regular basis. Yes, I love it here!

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 13, 2017

Hello Peter, It is so nice to hear from you on SeniorAdvisor! We've so enjoyed getting to know you. Your feedback is greatly valued and we are so happy to provide you with excellent service. We care deeply about all of our residents and their well-being, and are glad to be your senior living community of choice! Have a great day! Sincerely, Tracy Walter, Director of Marketing

March 6, 2017
Mary Unland - Loved one of resident/client
Great community

My Dad and Mom moved to Monte Vista over a year ago. I eat there with them at least once a week and sometimes more. The guest meals are reasonably priced. I'm a good cook and most of the time the meals are very good. If you don't care for what is on the menu for a meal you can always order a hamburger, hot dog, grilled chicken breast or deli sandwich. I cook with little salt and so does MVV. There are salt and pepper shakers on every table and rarely I will add a little. The ham yesterday for lunch was one of the best I've tasted. My folks had a little problem with theft, but I installed a camera in their apartment and we caught the thief. They are in jail. MVV can't install cameras because of state privacy laws, but a resident can. Cost less than $100 and problem solved. There have been no other thefts for my folks of anything for months. I don't think you can blame MVV for one bad apple. That can happen anywhere. I can tell you that the administration was so responsive and helpful. They helped me with camera placement to insure success. And they were so supportive and caring to Mom and Dad. The staff go above and beyond every day. Mom and Dad go to exercise class 4 times per week and are being taken on a tour today. There are plenty of activities. They are very happy there and their blood work shows their health has improved. Highly recommend this place.

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 13, 2017

Hello Mary, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. It is wonderful to know that your parents and family feel supported by our team members. We have truly enjoyed getting to know all of you, and welcome you to continue to reach out if you have any questions. Take Care! Tracy Walter, Director of Marketing

February 26, 2017
Larry Williams - Loved one of resident/client
Problems at Monte Vista

My 90 year old father has resided at MVV for 2 years. He likes the facilities, neighbors, and the weather. He does not like the food which he says has deteriorated steadily. He also complains that the entertainment and social activities have also steadily declined since he first moved in. My wife and I shared lunch with him there recently and frankly, it was terrible. We understand there is also a theft problem at Monte Vista which the staff largely ignores. Any problem or complaint that comes up is invariably attributed to the residents' declining memory or confusion. We would have moved him from this facility long ago but he has friends there which he says outweigh the problems.

Response from Monte Vista Village

March 3, 2017

We are very sorry to hear of your concerns. Please be assured, all concerns — especially safety, security and resident satisfaction — are taken very seriously. The team at Monte Vista Village works diligently with residents and their families to rectify any issues. Please feel welcome to call our direct line at any time. It would be my pleasure to speak with you in person, so we may discuss these points in more detail. Best, Maria Shelter, Executive Director

January 31, 2017
EV Avakian, PhD - Loved one of resident/client
An objective, accurate description of Monte Vista Village

My 96 year-old mother has resided at Monte Vista VIllage for 3 years. She rents a 1-bedroom unit and although her vision is rapidly deteriorating. she is very cogent, and her memory is excellent. Two characteristics stand out about Monte Vista: a serious theft problem and tasteless, poor quality food. My mother has had had jewelry, money and various personal effects stolen while she is at lunch. This had happened numerous times. She cannot lock her doors because the management has keys to every apartment and the staff often walk in unannounced. They consider the theft problem to be a memory problem of the residents. This may play a role but a very small one. It is really a serious problem that no one does anything about. The food is a travesty. It is tasteless, unseasoned, and poor quality. Most residents feel this way but are afraid to speak up. I do not know where these other glowing reviews came from but they do not accurately describe Monte Vista Village.

Response from Monte Vista Village

February 28, 2017

We are very sorry to hear of your concerns. The quality of life for our residents is our top priority, including their safety, security and satisfaction. Please feel welcome to call our direct line at any time. We welcome and encourage the opportunity to speak with you in person, so we may discuss these points in more detail. Sincerely, Maria Shetler, Executive Director

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Monte Vista Village has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 38 reviews. See all reviews.

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