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Independent Living in California

Overview of Independent Living in California

From old-growth Redwood forests to white sandy beaches, California has earned its nickname as The Golden State for good reason. California is home to great weather, year-round sunshine, and unmatched beauty. There are many great retirement communities in Southern California and the rest of the state. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can help you or your loved one find the best retirement communities in California that meet your family’s needs.

Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 880 independent living communities in California. The median monthly cost of independent living in California is about $3,000.

Top-rated Independent Living facilities in California

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Cogir of Brentwood

150 Cortona Way, Brentwood, CA 94513
10
Review Score
41 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Dee P - I live or lived in this community

It was an excellent choice. They help you all they can but give you leeway to be independent. The food is excellent the type of cooking that I'd make for my family. Transportation is a big plus.

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Atria Rocklin

3201 Santa Fe Way, Rocklin, CA 95765
10
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62 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kathleen Jane Wolff - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We visited at least 10 facilities for our friend and decided on Atria in Rocklin. The entire process was seamless. Every staff member is committed to the residents. The facility is clean, the services are...

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Greenhaven Place

6350 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95831
10
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72 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Russ K - I'm a current/former resident or client

Amazing! A must! the dining rooms feels like you're at an actual restaurant. It's a generous portion size. Taco Tuesday is every Tuesday, but you will not be disappointed. Also you can always take extra back...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Beverly Hills

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Sunrise of Beverly Hills

201 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
10
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42 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Susan J - I'm a current/former resident or client

I love the staff here. Everyone is helpful always with a smile. I’ve made many new friends. I don’t have to cook, shop for food or worry abt my blood pressure. I highly recommend SUNRISE of Beverly Hills

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Studio Royale

3975 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
10
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71 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Frank M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My father, a USAF RETIRED Master Sergeant, has now resided at Studio Royale for nearly a Decade. Recently, Studio Royale has come under new management. The quality of care and attention has improved greatly...

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Pacifica Senior Living Northridge

8700 Lindley Ave, Northridge, CA 91325
10
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246 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
George F. - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

When it became clear that my elderly mother (who has dementia and other illnesses) needed more care than we could provide at home, we had no idea what to do. It's an overwhelming situation for anyone to cope...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Los Angeles

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Pacifica Senior Living Northridge

8700 Lindley Ave, Northridge, CA 91325
10
Review Score
246 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
George F. - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

When it became clear that my elderly mother (who has dementia and other illnesses) needed more care than we could provide at home, we had no idea what to do. It's an overwhelming situation for anyone to cope...

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Sunrise of Beverly Hills

201 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
10
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42 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Susan J - I'm a current/former resident or client

I love the staff here. Everyone is helpful always with a smile. I’ve made many new friends. I don’t have to cook, shop for food or worry abt my blood pressure. I highly recommend SUNRISE of Beverly Hills

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Atria Tarzana

5325 Etiwanda Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356
9.8
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72 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Barb F - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I moved my mother to Atria Tarzana two years ago after my father passed. We are both very happy with the services provided here. They offer transportation 7 days a week along with valet parking. The...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Torrance

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Oakmont of Torrance

3620 Lomita Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
9.2
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13 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It is hard to give a qualified response to the questions. I'm in MN and Oakmont is in CA. I haven't been to the facility yet, but will be going in the spring. At this point, from my experience in working...

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Brookdale South Bay

5481 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503
9.0
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34 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Patti - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

[name removed] has blossoms with new friendships. Exercise daily she doesn't miss. Movies, lectures. Loves have her friends share a meal with her, the food is excellent. Her care takers take great care for...

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Spring Senior Assisted Living

20900 Earl St, Torrance, CA 90503
8.9
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19 reviews
R R - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. The staff, location, and the good value for the community all stands out to me. The community is very clean. The staff communication with...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in San Jose

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Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125
9.9
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107 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kate K - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My 86 year old mom moved into Atria Willow Glen in May 2023. From our first visit, the staff was helpful, responsive, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. The assisted living team is excellent. Care is...

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Belmont Village San Jose

500 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128
9.5
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62 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a current/former resident or client

I am currently a resident at Belmont Village San Jose and most everything has been great for me here at this facility so far. The cleanliness and friendliness are great. The meals are outstanding. The staff,...

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Atria Evergreen Valley

4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135
9.3
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64 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Evergreen Valley Atria is a very nice place My brother stayed for three months at [community name removed]. He was quite well taken care of. At the time we selected [community name removed] , [name removed]...

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Top cities in California for independent living

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Torrance, CA
40 facilities
8.9
San Diego, CA
66 facilities
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8.4
San Jose, CA
60 facilities
8.3
Beverly Hills, CA
126 facilities
8.2
Los Angeles, CA
149 facilities

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