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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 229 Independent Living communities in Merced and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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The Hampshire

3460 'R' Street, Merced, CA 95348

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The Hampshire provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built on beautiful grounds in the green heart of California's agricultural Central Valley, you'll love the graceful elegance and friendliness of your new home. We're just minutes from shopping, dining,...

Arbor Manor Senior Cottage Apartments

140 W Minnesota Ave, Turlock, CA 95382

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Come home to Arbor Manor and enjoy the tranquility of this lovely community, our one bedroom one bath single story cottage style homes have plenty of closet space, washer and dryers, ceiling fans and private patios. Housekeeping is included twice per month at no extra charge! Our cottage style...

Paramount Court

3791 Crowell Road, Turlock, CA 95382

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Paramount Court of Turlock is situated among a charming community near Modesto, California. Our assisted living apartments provide sought after amenities including an Assisted Living Federation of America award winning dining program. Every room has been carefully detailed to give residents...

Cedar Creek

500 North Westberry Blvd, Madera, CA 93637

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Cedar Creek Senior Living of Madera was designed and built in 2007 with senior living in mind. We are locally owned yet professionally managed by Integral Senior Living. We offer over-sized apartments, wide, brightly lit corridors and three choices of accommodations. Our independent condominium...

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Stratford at Beyer Park

3529 Forest Glen Drive, Modesto, CA 95355

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Located in Modesto, California, The Stratford at Beyer Park sets the standard for Assisted Living by providing assistance with housing, personalized supportive services, and health-related care, we help preserve your loved one's dignity and independence. We will handle the housekeeping chores,...

Standiford Place

3420 Shawnee Drive, Modesto, CA 95350

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Standiford Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the north end of San Joaquin Valley, you'll look forward to enjoying perfect weather most of the year at Standiford Place. We're conveniently close to Modesto, a charming community, which offers...

The Park at Modesto (Now Open)

2832 Healthcare Way, Modesto, CA 95356

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Dale Commons

3900 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356

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At Dale Commons, our senior living community strives to provide the platform upon which residents can navigate their days and live their lives with freedom, compassion, respect, and delight. Senior residents in our independent and Assisted Living community can leave the obligations of household...

Oakmont of Fresno

5605 N. Gates Ave, Fresno, CA 93722

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Oakmont of Fresno is a family owned and operated community newly opened in March 2015. Features include industry renowned dining, and endless on-site amenities. If an active lifestyle is what you desire, you'll feel at home at Oakmont where friends and neighbors enjoy our day spa, private movie...

Fig Garden

6035 North Marks Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711

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Fig Garden provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in a quiet corner of Fresno, you'll love the tasteful elegance of our facilities and the genuine warmth of our staff. Residents also appreciate the convenience of being minutes from shopping, healthcare,...

Skyline Place

12877 Sylva Lane, Sonora, CA 95370

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Welcome to Skyline Place, a senior living community that puts relationships first. We hear, again and again, that walking through our front door feels a lot more like walking into grandma and grandpa’s house than walking into a nursing home. That’s because our residents and staff sincerely care...

Fairwinds - Woodward Park

9525 N. Fort Washington Rd., Fresno, CA 93730

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Located on the North Side of Fresno, in the Woodward Park area near San Joaquin River, this is retirement living that's so fun you'll ask yourself, 'Am I retired or am I on vacation?' Here is just a little of what your day might be like living at Fairwinds - Woodward Park Retirement Community. ...

The Windham

1100 E Spruce Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

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Experience Life at The Windham.Imagine living in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Fresno on a beautiful 10-acre campus with lush landscaping and walking paths, close to shopping, restaurants, and medical services, and just minutes from Woodward Park. At The Windham you get all this and...

Pacifica Senior Living Fresno

1715 E Alluvial Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

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Situated on five beautifully manicured acres, Pacifica Fresno is a senior living community where active older adults continue to pursue the passions they’ve always enjoyed.This independent and assisted living community offers a selection of one- and two-bedroom apartments with an array of...

Cogir of Manteca Senior Living

430 N Union Rd, Manteca, CA 95337

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Cogir of Manteca is an exceptional senior living community in Manteca, California. Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Manteca is a vibrant city just a short drive from Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Wine Country and historic Gold Country. Residents enjoy our proximity to...

Solstice Senior Living at Clovis

2100 Fowler Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611

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Solstice Senior Living of Clovis provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Located on beautiful grounds in the heart of Clovis, we enjoy mild and sunny weather with views of the snow-capped Sierras in the winter. We're close to shopping, healthcare, a casino, dining...

The Commons at Union Ranch

2241 North Union Road, Manteca, CA 95336

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The Commons at Union Ranch, located in beautiful Manteca, California, is an excellent senior living community, which focuses on enhancing quality of life, while providing residents with caring assistance and companionship. As our loved ones age, there comes a time when it may be necessary to...

Brookdale Tracy

355 West Grant Line Road, Tracy, CA 95376

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When you join our assisted living and memory care community in Tracy, Calif., you, as an assisted living resident, can jump into a busy social calendar and a life of leisure and independence while still receiving the personal assistance you need. Should your needs change over time, and you...

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020

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Merrill Gardens at Gilroy is a gated senior community set on a tranquil five-acre tract near downtown Gilroy. Enjoy a plethora of relaxing activities and attractions — art and food festivals, boating, hiking areas, golf and shopping. The team provides a high level of services, including...

Westmont of Morgan Hill

1160 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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Westmont of Morgan Hill is an assisted living community located in Morgan Hill, CA, in Santa Clara County and home to about 38,000 people. An area considered to be part of Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill has relaxing parklike settings, shops, stores, restaurants and new homes. Residents will be able...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Merced, CA

Merced offers its residents easy access to many of the resources and services needed to meet daily needs—like shopping centers, healthcare facilities, and public transportation—in a dense, suburban setting. Within city limits, residents of Merced enjoy the unique attractions that help create the city’s identity, such as the Merced Agricultural Museum or Merced’s Applegate Park Zoo. For those seeking outdoor adventure, Merced lies in close proximity to numerous, pristine nature areas, including Yosemite National Park, that create countless opportunities to enjoy the surrounding area’s scenic beauty.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Merced 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 Merced retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Merced, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $2,000 in Merced and $2,100 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of California is around $3,000.


Learn More About Merced, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Merced are rated 20 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the 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 ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing120127106118123115

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate$49,870 per year$35,906 per year$39,961 per year$18,549 per year$42,749 per year$2,239 per year$602 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Merced include:

Mercy Medical Center Merced

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Emanuel Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 200+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Weather and Climate

Merced’s climate is classified as semi-arid, experiencing long, dry summers, and with most of its yearly rainfall occurring during its mild winters. The average humidity level is 60%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 87%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum46°F55°F38°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum79°F97°F61°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 95

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: 13″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size3110.1%84,0613,607 per square mile3.1

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.9%11.8%5.4%55.2%0.1%4.4%25.8%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Modesto: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 60/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Merced County

DemocraticRepublicanOther51.4%43.5%5.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • Merced County Courthouse Museum
  • Merced Agricultural Museum

Outdoor attractions in Merced:

  • Moraga Park
  • Fahrens Park
  • Lake Yosemite County Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Merced’s Applegate Park Zoo

Merced’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Hollywood Merced
  • Merced Theatre
  • Merced Mall
  • Merced Marketplace

Transportation

Merced’s Regional Transit System operates a fixed-route bus system known as “The Bus,” as well as a paratransit service, throughout Merced County. The Bus offers free rides to veterans, seniors 62 years of age and above, and ADA-eligible passengers. Taxis and rideshare services are also available in Merced.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

There are 20 independent living facilities near Merced, California. See the full list.

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