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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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178 Independent Living Facilities near Encinitas, CA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Encinitas area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Encinitas. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 178 independent living facilities in Encinitas, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Olivenhain. You may also consider nearby communities such as Carlsbad, Chula Vista or Escondido.

Independent Living Facilities near Encinitas, CA

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I can't say enough about the staff. Especially those in the sales department, just fantastic. Coffee is just OK, but everything else is amazing :)

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Beautiful facility- staff is wonderful :)

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I can't say enough about the staff. Especially those in the sales department, just fantastic. Coffee is just OK, but everything else is amazing :)

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Pacifica Senior Living Encinitas

504 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
16
6

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Atria Encinitas offers older adults a comfortable, vibrant senior living community. Residents enjoy nearby shopping, beaches and attractions, as well as a spacious courtyard with colorful gardens and welcoming lounge and common areas for spending time with friends.Free from the concerns of...

4.3(53 reviews)

We had a pretty pleasant experience with this facility. I felt like the pricing was fair, especially considering the loc...

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Westmont of Encinitas NOW OPEN

1920 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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$X,XXX+ monthly
17

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Pacifica Senior Living Hemet

1177 South Palm Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
47
2

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Pacifica Hemet offers assisted living and memory care in the heart of the Island Empire. With small-town appeal and lovely views of the San Bernardino Mountains, we are the perfect place to call home. We are just an hour from the Pacific Ocean, where we occasionally go to spend a day at the...

4.7(208 reviews)

Lovely grounds. New remodeled facility, met the needs of my mother best.

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Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13
3

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...

4.7(140 reviews)

Our family was able to have an in person tour and we had a great experience. We would of chosen this community but the d...

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Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

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$X,XXX+ monthly
14
5

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, a full service senior living community half an hour north of San Diego, close to the historic Oceanside Pier. Our seaside luxury senior living retirement community in the midst of an unparalleled climate & rich in comfort, convenience, services and...

4.9(93 reviews)

Clean. People are nice.

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Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

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11
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

About Sunrise at BonitaCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in central Chula Vista, CANear regional shopping centers and Scripps Mercy HospitalSurrounded by scenic gardens and lush treesSunrise at Bonita in Chula Vista, California, is a senior assisted living community focused on...

4.4(99 reviews)
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Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

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$X,XXX+ monthly
19

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

3.9(107 reviews)

I was able to have an in person tour and it was a very nice facility but I wanted to move back home closer to my family....

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Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
46
8

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Alta Vista Senior Living, excellence is not enough; we strive to go beyond that. As an award-winning senior living campus in Vista, CA, we welcome seniors with an innovative blend of expert care, personalized plans, lifestyle-focused amenities, and inclusive activities. Residents will find...

4.4(78 reviews)

Very caring, pays lots of attention patient to outlandish rrquests, calm, always some new activity, takes clients on new...

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Atria Del Sol

23792 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

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$X,XXX+ monthly
10
4
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Atria Del Sol is an inviting senior living residence serving active older adults. In addition to independent and assisted living options, our thoughtfully designed community now offers Life Guidance, Atria's innovative memory care program for residents with Alzheimer's or other forms of...

4.4(86 reviews)
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Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078

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$X,XXX+ monthly
10

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to the North San Diego County. Located near the beautiful Lake San Marcos, our community is conveniently near popular...

4.6(77 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and it was a top contender we really liked it

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Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

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$X,XXX+ monthly
12
3
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Provides: Assisted Living

Atria Collwood is a senior residence located in the famous city of San Diego, California. Residents here enjoy access to highly qualified doctors, specialists, hospitals and medical centers. This active city features beautiful coastal views, great fishing, sailing, and many ways to stay active....

4.3(78 reviews)

This community was really nice but they did not have the in between independent and assisted and memory care for my love...

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Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
30

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Las Villas Del Norte is excited to announce the opening of The Generations Transition Program. Generations memory care offers an industry recognized program that focuses on residents individual needs. The Transitions Program will offer our beginning stage memory impairment residents an active,...

4.1(75 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and it was a very nice community

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Pacifica Senior Living Bonita

3434 Bonita Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
8
3

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Pacifica Senior Living Bonita is a beautiful, three-story Mediterranean-style building nestled in the center of Bonita's quiet country setting bordered by horse trails and golf courses, while still providing easy freeway access to an array of shopping centers, churches, banks, restaurants and...

4.3(74 reviews)

We chose Atria Bonita because we fell in love with the director, it was the perfect size, not too big but still has plen...

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Atria Park of Vintage Hills

41780 Butterfield Stage Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

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$X,XXX+ monthly
10
8
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Overlooking the lush Temecula Valley wine country of Southern California, Atria Park of Vintage Hills provides amenity-rich, resort-style living for older adults. Located near the Old Town district, with easy access to shopping, dining, medical centers and places of worship, Atria offers a full...

4.4(71 reviews)

This is a great place if you have the budget for it. Be prepared for COVID closedowns and protocols. The cleanliness, ...

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Silvergate Retirement Residence - Fallbrook

420 Elbrook Dr, Fallbrook, CA 92028

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$X,XXX+ monthly
12

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to North San Diego County. Located in the quaint village of Fallbrook, our community is conveniently close to shopping and...

4.6(66 reviews)

Silvergate is certainly the most clean and friendly retirement residence that I have visited. The apartments are well l...

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The Chateau at Harveston

40024 Harveston Drive, Temecula, CA 92591

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$X,XXX+ monthly
9
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Provides: Independent Living

The Chateau at Harveston provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the gorgeous town of Harveston, you'll love the elegant comfort of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from...

4.5(67 reviews)

I very much enjoy living in our community and the staff are extremely helpful.

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Pacifica Senior Living Menifee

28333 Valley Blvd, Sun City, CA 92586

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
95
3

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located on nine-acre grounds with beautiful valley views in the master-planned residential community of Sun City, CA, Pacifica Menifee is an assisted living community backed by the quality standards of Pacifica Senior Living.At Pacifica Menifee, it’s easier for older people to continue the way of...

4.3(50 reviews)

Very clean and staff was very friendly. I would anyone to check this.

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Arcadia Place

1080 Arcadia Ave, Vista, CA 92084

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
16
3
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Provides: Independent Living

Make the move to our beautiful Atria Retirement Community and discover how fulfilling life can be!Picture your days filled with things you want to do - spending more time with family, pursuing new interests, connecting with friends, exploring your creative side. Arcadia Place in Vista, CA, offers...

3.7(74 reviews)

Arcadia is an amazing caring community! They have helped my parents with so many changes and adjustments! The team is w...

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Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11
4

Provides: Independent Living

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon is a warm, welcoming, vibrant, engaging independent Senior Living Community in the heart of the city. Enjoy adventure, entertainment and the beautiful outdoors. Family and friends find comfort with our on-site personal care professionals. We are close to...

4.4(63 reviews)

I feel very safe with my dad here. They are very much taking precautions and taking Covid very seriously and following ...

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Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
21
6

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Vista, located in Vista, California, offering multilevel retirement that provides independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and health and rehabilitation all on one convenient campus.Pacifica Senior Living Vista is a multilevel...

4.3(61 reviews)
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Cost of independent living in Encinitas, CA

The average cost of senior living in Encinitas is $4,272 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Vista, CA with an average of $3,506 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Encinitas, CA

Encinitas is Southern California at its most serene. Where the enchanting desert landscape meets the Pacific, Encinitas offers a break from its neighboring major metro areas and is home to a host of meditative destinations and activities.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Encinitas are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Encinitas retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Encinitas, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $2,800 in the San Diego metropolitan area and $3,000 in the state of California.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Encinitas are rated 17 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
117 125 124 119 114 112

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$124,399 per year $67,867 per year $104,133 per year $56,423 per year $44,288 per year $7,792 per year $1,342 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Encinitas include:

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 190+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, hemodialysis

Tri-City Medical Center

  • Facility type: government, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, inpatient surgery

Weather and Climate

Encinitas, like most of Southern California, has a type of dry subtropical climate called Mediterranean. This means Encinitas has hot summers with very little rainfall, and cool (but not cold) winters with slightly more precipitation than during the summer months. The average humidity level in Encinitas is 63%, and humidity levels are often highest during March at about 69%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
56°F 68°F 44°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
73°F 85°F 61°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 136

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 14.3″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
43.8 17.7% 61,795 3,284.9 per square mile 2.5

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.3% 3.8% 0.8% 13.1% 0.1% 3.4% 79.5%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for San Diego.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Diego: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Diego County

Democratic Republican Other
56.1% 38.2% 5.7%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Encinitas include:

  • Lux Art Institute (contemporary art museum and studio)
  • Encinitas Historical Society and 1883 Schoolhouse
  • San Dieguito Heritage Museum at the Heritage Ranch

Outdoor attractions in Encinitas:

  • Encinitas Community Park
  • Moonlight State Beach
  • D Street Viewpoint Park
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Manchester Preserve Hiking Trails
  • Stonesteps Beach (historical landmark)
  • Meditation Gardens

Encinitas’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • La Paloma Theatre
  • Art Night Encinitas (annual festival)
  • Downtown Encinitas (restaurants and shops)
  • Encinitas Ranch Town Center (big-box stores)

Transportation

Public transportation in Encinitas is available via the North County Transit District (NCTD), which operates bus routes and rail stops in Encinitas and other cities in the North San Diego County area. For seniors, NCTD offers discounted fares and a paratransit service for curb-to-curb transportation called LIFT. The city of Encinitas also provides several other transportation options for seniors.

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La Costa Glen, Casa De Las Campanas and Villa Monticello Assisted Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Encinitas, California. See full list of communities.

There are 178 independent living facilities near Encinitas, California. See the full list.

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