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Oakmont of Cardinal Point

2431 Mariner Square, Alameda, CA 94501

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Cardinal Point is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) which means that our residents move in when they are independent and active, truly being able to participate in all we have to offer! Additionally, we are also licensed for Assisted Living, so as the years go on, the resident can...

Oakmont of Mariner Point

2400 Mariner Sq. Drive, Alameda, CA 94501

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Oakmont of Mariner Point assisted living community situated in Alameda, Alameda County, California provides seniors with a safe place to live. This community offers the memory care that seniors are looking for in a location that is peaceful and good. When a senior chooses this community they will...

Lakeshore Residential Care

1901 3rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606

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Lakeshore Residential Care is located in the City of Oakland in the Lake Merritt commercial district, only a few blocks from the unique Lake Merritt and the shopping center, medical facilities, Physician facilities, banks, senior centers, churches, parks and Parkway Theater are close by, there...

The Lake Merritt

1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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A NEW HOME ON THE LAKE — Small and Intimate yet GrandThe Lake Merritt is an independent lifestyle community designed especially for older adults who want to remain active and engaged with life yet are ready to relinquish daily tasks and home maintenance. Located directly on Lake Merritt, our...

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Lake Park a CCRC

1850 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

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This is the kind of place people dream of living in. With views of both Lake Merritt and the East Bay Hills, Lake Park is a retirement community in Oakland, CA that's ?lled with natural light, greenery and fascinating people. Here, a diverse collection of extraordinary residents enjoys a...

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

2361 E 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

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Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of seniors in all stages of life. They offer everything from independent living to dementia care. They even offer support services for family members, including support groups for those interested. Elderly...

Dimond Care

3003 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

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Diamond Care retirement home is located in the stunning city of Diamond Bar, California where the sun shines year-round and the weather makes the city a perfect place to retire to! We pride ourselves in offering the best care and community to all of our residents and we are proud to be among the...

Grand Lake Gardens

401 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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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,...

J & C Care Center, LLC

4240 Redding St, Oakland, CA 94619

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The Point at Rockridge

4500 Gilbert Street, Oakland, CA 94611

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The Point at Rockridge, located in the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland, is across street from a complete shopping center and only a few blocks from the unique shopping areas of Piedmont and College Avenues. Physician’s offices, medical facilities, churches and synagogues, as well as UC...

Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

5238 Coronado Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

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Merrill Gardens at Rockridge is designed to fit in with the beautiful homes in the area. Enjoy the local cafes, gourmet restaurants, bookstores, and antique shops. It's right across the street from The Ridge, a brand new upscale shopping center. The community features spacious apartments with...

The Paloma at Oakland Hills

4690 Tompkins Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

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Sunrise of Oakland Hills

11889 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619

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Community Highlights:* Conveniently located in a beautiful, safe residential neighborhood in the Oakland Hills* Multiple nurses on staff to manage resident well-being and complex medical situations* Accommodate many couples who want to stay together but have different care needs* Higher...

Marymount Villa

345 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

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At Marymount Villa we believe everyone can find meaning and joy in life, even when they need a little help with daily living. We offer independent, assisted living, respite, hospice care, and now our newly renovated memory care unit. Marymount Villa offers a gracious setting and well-appointed...

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

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Welcome Home to Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro! We are located in the cozy downtown section of San Leandro below the Oakland foothills. With the cool evening breeze off the San Francisco Bay, you can sit outside in the patio courtyard and enjoy a beautiful Bay Area evening.Pacifica Senior...

Belmont Village Albany

1100 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

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Belmont Village Albany, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley*, offers a collaborative experience that embraces Albany’s community-oriented character while sharing the benefits of university affiliation. The best-in-class community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and...

Aegis of Moraga

950 Country Club Dr, Moraga, CA 94556

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We are proud to offer exceptional Assisted Living and Memory Care services in one of the East Bay's loveliest areas. Nestled in the heart of Moraga's rolling hills, this desirable place to live offers a charming country atmosphere within easy reach of city amenities. Our quaint, all-American town...

The Broadmoor

1499 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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The Broadmoor offers the finest in senior living in San Francisco. We are centrally located in Cathedral Hill to shopping, banks, theatres, and the symphony. All our affordable rates include three meals per day prepared by our chef and served in our formal dining room, maid and linen service, on...

The Village at Hayes Valley

624 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Village at Hayes Valley is a 47-bed community offering specialized care for high-needs assisted living as well as innovative dementia dementia care. Located in San Francisco's vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood and set in a beautifully restored Victorian, The Village at Hayes Valley imbues a...

The Carlisle

1450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Situated in the heart of San Francisco atop Cathedral Hill, The Carlisle offers assisted living and independent living for older adults looking to live within a vibrant community. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a friendly, boutique hotel where you...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Alameda, CA

Independent living communities are designed for seniors who can live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. These communities tend to be age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Alameda, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Alameda is about $3,950. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is close to $3,050.

There are many great choices for independent living communities in Alameda, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Alameda, CA

Cost of Living

Regularly cited as one of the best areas to live in California, the island city of Alameda mixes a suburban feel with urban entertainment and amenities. The city, home to many families and young professionals, packs bars, restaurants, parks, and coffee shops within its limits. However, the city’s perks come at a price: like most of the Bay Area, Alameda’s cost of living is more than double the nation’s average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax242111$2,25921.9% spend over 30% of their income on rent$728,036$89,045None

Local Hospitals

The Alameda region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center – This 241-bed community just opened in 2011, making it equipped with modern technology and treatment options. It has 24-hour emergency care, as well as unique features like family sleeping accommodations and advanced earthquake resources.
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – This Berkeley hospital provides high-quality stroke care, receiving recognition as a Primary Stroke Center.
  • UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital – This specialized care center is among the best orthopedic hospitals in the country, and strives to advance standards in musculoskeletal medicine.

Weather and Climate

Alameda’s climate is considered warm-summer Mediterrean, with temperate summers and mild winters. On average, the humidity level for Alameda is about 74%. This number peaks in July, around an extremely high 98% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low64°F73°F (July)54°F (July)51°F62°F (February)41°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating56 (Moderate)101 in November (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated unhealthy for sensitive groups. This means that people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma or COPD, should avoid prolonged outdoor exposure and exertion.


Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall2”4” (December)0”

Demographics and Values

The island city of Alameda leans strongly liberal, given that 78% of the population voted Democrat in the last election. The area’s economy centers mainly around healthcare, transportation, and fitness, with the region’s largest employers including Telecare Corporation, the civil construction firm Stacy & Witbeck, and various athletic clubs.

The Asian community is the fastest-growing population in Alameda, increasing by more than 6% in a single year. These numbers lead to greater representation of Asians and Asian Pacific Islanders within the local region. In 2002, the city founded the Asian Community Collaborative (ACC), a group of more than 30 community-based organizations serving and advocating for the community. The ACC aims to empower Asians in Alameda through its focus on language access, employment, and social services. The organization regularly hosts events, and general members meet quarterly.

Alameda is also notably climate-conscious. City officials stress the importance of public transportation, citing the high level of greenhouse gases that come from cars. In the same vein, the city prioritizes recycling, and recently reached 100% clean energy through its local utility provider.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Alameda County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party78.1%14.5%7.4%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend4,729,48477,6242,927 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of 0.76% since 2010



Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree13%51%19%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more31.5%7.1%12%0.4%0.5%42.8%8.2%


Property crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens313


UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans5%68%9%9%5%6%

The city also expresses a strong support for the LGBTQ+ community. Officials appointed an LGBTQ Commission, and local resources include the Oakland LGTBQ Community Center, the Pacific Center, and many others. For LGBTQ+ seniors in particular, an organization called Lavender Seniors of the East Bay offers events, volunteer opportunities, and a newsletter.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Seniors eager to spend time outside will find plenty of opportunities in Alameda. As a popular vacation destination for San Fransiscans and other Bay Area residents, the city has many beaches. These include Alameda Beach and Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, which welcome visitors to enjoy beachside businesses and volleyball courts, in addition to warmth and relaxation. Along with these sunny spots, Alameda’s leisure opportunities stretch across 21 area parks. Among the most popular is Lincoln Park, with its tennis courts, pickleball communities, and rose garden. Meanwhile, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park boasts panoramic views of the beautiful Bay Area.

Alameda also claims an envious museum scene, inviting residents to learn about everything from history to art. The USS Hornet, an historic U.S. Navy vessel, is docked in Alameda, where it now houses historical artifacts and illustrates the legacy of the national landmark. History buffs can continue their tour and find similarly interesting delights at the Alameda Naval Air Museum. On the artistic side, seniors can stroll through galleries like the Alameda Art Association, or entertain younger family members at the Museum of Children’s Arts. Seniors qualify for discounts at most of these institutions.

As part of the region known as Wine Country, Alameda possesses an abundant winery and vineyard scene. Rock Wall Wine Company, Dashe Cellars, Rosenblum Cellars, and Building 43 Winery hold wine tastings for both the wine-curious and wine connoisseurs.


In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and promote accessibility on the island, Alameda focuses heavily on public transportation. The city manages nine bus and shuttle services, a ferry service, and four trains. Seniors and those with disabilities are eligible for discounts.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Bethesda Christian Retirement Center, Aegis of Fremont and Joy Senior Center are the top rated independent living facilities near Alameda, California. See full list of communities.

There are 151 independent living facilities near Alameda, California. See the full list.

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