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21 Independent Living Facilities near Lakeside, CA

If you’re looking for independent living in the Lakeside 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 Lakeside. 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 21 independent living facilities in Lakeside, 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 San Diego, El Cajon and Winter Gardens.
You may also consider nearby communities such as San Diego, El Cajon or Winter Gardens.

Lakeside Independent Living Facilities | 390 Reviews

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Last Updated: 9/22/23
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Average starting price of Independent Living in Lakeside, CA is $4,807/month. Learn more
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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,807/month
Average starting price $5,337/month
Average starting price $9,859/month
Average starting price $5,215/month
Average starting price $3,581/month
Average starting price $1,234/month
Recent reviews of Independent Living in Lakeside, CA
White Sands, a CCRC in La Jolla, CA

White Sands facility has everything from independent living to skilled nursing. They have a lot of activities to offer, it is in a really beautiful location. We could not be happier with our decision, we know our mother is safe there. The food is excellent with a wide range of choices. The rooms are very nice and adequate, they have many options to choose from. Our loved one has a beautiful view.

Remington Club in San Diego, CA

So far it's been very good. I don't have any complaints. I can call them, they are very receptive to phone calls. The staff is very receptive. They give you choices at meals so you always have options. Others have even told me that we found a good place. I am very happy with them so far.

Brookdale Clairemont in San Diego, CA

My loved one has recently made the move into this community and so far I have no complaints of how things had been going for him. He has had a few health problems but other than that the experience has been pleasant for him. The staff have done a great job at staying organized in his care plan and are always attentive to his needs. I would defiantly recommend this place to anyone interested.

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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4 Floor plans available
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81 reviews

It's good place. Recently there was a change in management, which was an improvement. They try to accommodate you and make you feel welcome. The apartment is pretty basic but it's fine, and not too small....

Provides: Independent Living
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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...

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The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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84 reviews

In my opinion, the chef and his staff do a truely great job-day after day-in feeding the multitude of residents. The food is consitently excellent. The dining room staff are consitently very friendly and...

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Tucked away on a gorgeous property in La Mesa, CA, just minutes from downtown San Diego, The Montera defines care-focused senior living. From well-appointed studio and one bedroom apartments, to personalized care plans designed for each Assisted Living resident, to rejuvenating short-term stays,...

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Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

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125 reviews

My family and loved one had a good experience with the community. The staff was caring. Everyone seemed to be friendly. We would suggest you check in with the staff often to make sure things are going...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
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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...

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Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071

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32 reviews

Based on my experience so far, I would rate all categories above as a 5. I am very pleased with Lantern Crest Senior Living and would recommend it to anyone. I wish I had entered it a couple of years...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Lantern Crest Senior Living, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed...

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Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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7 Floor plans available

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11 reviews

What we like most about the Westmont of La Mesa is the friendliness of the staff, and the cleanliness of the community. It is a beautiful community. We would recommend this community to other families based...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Waterford Terrace Retirement Community

5580 Aztec Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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1 Floor plans available
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26 reviews

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. For example, very helpful in getting the phone and 2 TVs up and running. Someone is always available. This is an Independent Living facility, so there is no...

Provides: Independent Living
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We believe that Waterford Terrace is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Waterford Terrace, our management teams live on-site, and are...

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Lo Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Dr, El Cajon, CA 92019

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Lo Har Senior Living has been good so far with their services and staff. My mother has been engaging in a couple of the activities that they offer. The community and her room seem to be getting good...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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We are licensed as an Assisted Living facility for seniors with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. We are Private pay only.

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La Vida Real

11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019

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It's a very nice facility. It's a really good quality place to go. I'm really happy with it. This is more of a memory care situation.

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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At La Vida Real, we surround our residents with an engaging blend of comfort, style, fine dining, endless social opportunities, and an impressive array of recreational and wellness programs. Here, you’ll discover a service-enriched retirement lifestyle specially designed to meet your unique needs...

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Sunshine Care Home

11812 Lakeside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040

Provides: Assisted Living

Parks Place Retirement Home

1189 El Rey Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021

Provides: Independent Living

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California Home For Seniors

1061 E Bradley Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021

Provides: Assisted Living

Casa El Cajon

306 Shady Ln, El Cajon, CA 92021

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

El Cajon Senior Towers

180 Ballantyne St, El Cajon, CA 92020

Provides: Independent Living

Lexington Senior Apt

250 E Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

Provides: Senior Apartments

Judy Jones Assisted Living

743 Hacienda Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

Provides: Assisted Living

Good Samaritan

1515 Jamacha Way, El Cajon, CA 92019

My father in law has been well cared for. The staff, including the nuns seem very friendly. His room is more than adequate size and is completely furnished.

Provides: Assisted Living

San Carlos Village Apartments

7717 Tommy Dr, San Diego, CA 92119

Provides: Independent Living

Alpine Mobile Home Estates

2400 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901

Provides: Independent Living

Peppertree Guest Home

8950 Johnson Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941

I am overly pleased with the care my mother has been receiving at this home. I knew I loved it as soon as I walked into the kitchen and there was an overwhelming smell of a delicious home cooked meal. I also...

Provides: Assisted Living

Little Flower Haven

8585 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91941

She really loves it. It's very clean and they are friendly. They always have things going on. The food seems to be good. We haven't had any problems with the laundry, except mom would like stuff ironed and...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Mesaview Senior Assisted Living

7971 Culowee St, La Mesa, CA 91942

Two relatives have lived there for a length of time (at different times). They were both happy there. One played the piano for residents. The main building is an older home, kept up well. Residents can feel...

Provides: Independent Living

Our speciality is providing quality care at resonable rates. Villa La Mesa offers modest, homelike accommodations nestled in a very quiet residential area of 'Old' La Mesa. With a total licensed capacity of twenty-nine (29) residents, Villa La Mesa is small enough to offers a warm, homelike...

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Cost of independent living in Lakeside, CA

The average cost of senior living in Lakeside is 4,807 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lemon Grove, CA with an average of 3,099 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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Monte Vista Village, Silvergate Retirement Residence - Fallbrook and La Marea Senior Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Lakeside, California. See full list of communities.

There are 21 independent living facilities near Lakeside, California. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Lakeside, California are Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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