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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 196 Independent Living communities in Oakland 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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Independent Living near Oakland, California

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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...

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...

The Paloma at Oakland Hills

4690 Tompkins Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

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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...

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...

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 Carlisle

1450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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The Carlisle is a boutique retirement community in the heart of San Francisco. Residents are renters and as they age we provide care in the privacy of their apartment. Prospective residents must pass a health evaluation and be independent upon move in. The Carlisle is a licensed RCFE community...

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549

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Situated between Berkeley and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa county, Merrill Gardens proudly offers senior living for the Lamorinda area in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Enjoy being centrally located within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Lafayette Library and...

Byron Park

1700 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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Nestled in the foothills of Walnut Creek, Byron Park is the premier choice for senior living in the East Bay. Since 1991, our dedicated staff has been serving the community with both independent and assisted living, creating a vibrant and safe atmosphere for residents to thrive. Invigorating...

Atria Valley View

1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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With the classic California ambiance of a Mission-style lodge, Atria Valley View is a vibrant assisted living community nestled in the hills of Walnut Creek, conveniently located near downtown, shopping, banking and the John Muir Medical Center.Recently redeveloped to create strong indoor-outdoor...

Bay Park

2621 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564

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Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Perched atop hills overlooking San Francisco bay, you'll love our beautiful views, magnificent facilities and caring staff. Residents also appreciate the convenience of living in a community just minutes...

Landmark Villa

21000 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

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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...

The Heritage Downtown

1785 Shuey Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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The Heritage Downtown offers active Senior Living within walking distance of the Broadway shopping center and amenities in the heart of Walnut Creek. Enjoy the beautiful swimming pool and sparkling spa, beautiful views from a luxury apartment home. Choose from a variety of floor plans, including...

Bethesda Christian Retirement Center

22427 Montgomery Street, Hayward, CA 94541

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The Bethesda Christian Retirement Center in Hayward, California is the perfect choice for seniors who love the Californian sun. Situated in the center of the city, it provides convenient access to all of the amenities that can be found therein. Simultaneously, its well-maintained system of...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Oakland, CA

Oakland is the largest city in Alameda County and one of the most diverse cities in America. Located in the heart of the Bay Area, Oakland offers all the comforts and amenities of living in a major city at a price more affordable than nearby cities such as San Francisco.

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


Cost of Independent Living in Oakland, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Oakland is about $3,800 in the city proper, and $3,800 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is around $3,000.


Learn More About Oakland, CA

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Oakland is rated higher than the national average, as is the case with most major California cities.

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 two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing112135106109109104

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$71,534 per year$45,469 per year$64,958 per year$39,350 per year$51,517 per year$7,272 per year$1,723 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Oakland include:

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: heart and vascular services, Alzheimer’s and brain health care, arthritis

Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Oakland/Richmond

  • Facility type: nonprofit short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 360+
  • Specialties: cardiovascular services, hospice, home health care, emergency services

Highland Hospital

  • Facility type: government/county run short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 370+
  • Specialties: cardiovascular services, imaging, skilled nursing

Weather and Climate

Oakland’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, which means the city experiences hot and dry summers with cool and wet winters. The average humidity level is 75%, and humidity levels are often highest during January at about 80%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum50.9°F57.1°F44.7°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum64.9°F72.7°F57°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 106

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: 22.94 inches

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size38.712.9%446,7637,608.5 per square mile2.58

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.9%15.7%23.6%26.9%0.6%6.8%28.2%

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.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Oakland, CA: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election

DemocraticRepublicanOther79.3%14.9%5.8%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, Oakland was named for the large oak trees that originally covered the area. These days the city is a bustling metropolis closely connected to the surrounding cities in the Bay Area. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in America, and this is reflected in the city’s culture and its vibrant art scene. The region is known for being very progressive, very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community, and for having the highest concentration of artists per capita in the United States. Notable locations in the city include Downtown Oakland, Chinatown, Old Oakland, and Jack London Square – named after the author who used to frequent the neighborhood.

Oakland is also home to a large music scene and a thriving nightlife community. Bars and nightclubs across the city feature all types of music, ranging from jazz and blues to rock bands and hip hop. One popular event in the city is the monthly Oakland Art Murmur which features live performances, food trucks, and over 30 art galleries and music venues. The event is stretched across 20 city blocks and occurs on the first Friday night of every month.

Oakland has a number of great parks for those who enjoy outdoor recreation. The Joseph Knowland State Arboretum and Park is home to The Oakland Zoo, along with many rare native plants, endangered species, bobcats, and mountain lions. Lake Merritt, located in the center of Oakland, is another great spot for a leisurely afternoon. The popular lake features grassy shores, a nature center, a boat house where you can rent boats and canoes, and a 3.4-mile walking path that runs around the water’s edge. Lake Merritt is also home to the oldest bird sanctuary in North America.

Transportation

Oakland has many great options for getting around the city and the surrounding Bay Area. Transportation between other Bay Area cities is provided by the Bay Area Rapid Transit, which operates electric trains throughout the area. AC Transit operates bus routes all throughout the Oakland metropolitan area. There are also ferries available to connect you to the nearby islands.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

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

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