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Independent Living Facilities near San Diego, CA

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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,557/month
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Average starting price $9,859/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in San Diego, CA
White Sands, a CCRC in La Jolla, CA
5.0

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.

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Brookdale Clairemont in San Diego, CA
4.0

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.

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Lantern Crest Senior Living in Santee, CA
5.0

Moved in mom and dad this year. What a great staff, amenities, and food. [Name removed] and team are so helpful. Unfortunately we are now in memory care and the level of care is so amazing. We love lantern crest.

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Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 | 4.2 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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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....

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4.3(83 reviews)

Right away what really stood out to us was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff members. Our loved one has been very happy so far with the meals and dining service. We really like all the nice...

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Atria La Jolla

4025 Pulitzer Pl, San Diego, CA 92122 | 6.5 miles from San Diego center

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Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.

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4.0(45 reviews)

The staff in the kitchen are wonderful. Very attentive and fulfilling all my needs.The staff as a whole is always so friendly and caring and are always available to meet any needs I may have..

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Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129 | 10.9 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Set among the canyons and nature preserves of northern San Diego County, with a central location off Interstate 15, Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos is a vibrant senior living community designed to help older adults find greater well-being.This independent and assisted living community...

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4.1(62 reviews)

I would recommend the Memory Care area to others for their loved ones. The staff is very good and address the residents by their first name. They are attentive to the resident's needs as well. There are...

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Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109 | 7.0 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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About Sunrise of La JollaCommunity & Location Highlights:Conveniently located in San Diego, CAClose to Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaGorgeous views of the Pacific oceanNear La Jolla Country Club and La Jolla's downtownSunrise of Pacific Beach in San Diego, California, provides exclusive...

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4.2(25 reviews)

I picked this community for my loved one because of the friendliness that I felt when I went to see the community. They have activities like educational activities to games and more for the residents to...

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Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128 | 11.1 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Belmont Village facility at Sabre Springs is located in the attractive residential community of Poway. Situated in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as 'The City in the Country' and prides itself on the fact that much of the area is preserved as dedicated open space. With great views...

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4.4(52 reviews)

They are short staffed at this time so sometimes her meals are cold and she has to send them back. Also it does not seem like they are cleaning deep enough due to the lack of workers. They do make sure that...

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Torrey Pines Senior Living

13101 Hartfield Ave, San Diego, CA 92130 | 12.2 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Do more of what you love every day.At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus.With several floorplans to choose from, including studio, one-bedroom and...

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3.7(41 reviews)

I’ve just been impressed with your facility and the people were are very accommodating. The therapists,[names removed] nurses like [name removed] sees what I need. You people are just so wonderful taking us...

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Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 | 10.9 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Sabre Springs is an assisted living and memory care community. Residents can live in Assisted Living without care and age in place, adding in care as needed. Every resident receives a customized care plan that addresses their individual needs by a designated care manager who get to...

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4.4(28 reviews)

I feel comfortable with the level of care provided to my loved one. the activities could use some improvement, but its important to note that the director left so they are in a gap right now. the activities...

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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 | 4.7 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill gives discerning seniors a casual elegance and sophistication found only in the prestigious Bankers Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego. Downtown retirement living has never been this good — or as much fun — as it can be at Merrill Gardens! Merrill...

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4.3(20 reviews)

The community is in a beautiful neighborhood, and the community is beautiful also. The director is amazing and very caring. The staff is amazing and I can't say anything bad about this community. I would...

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Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 | 6.6 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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5.0(4 reviews)

A loved one has lived here for over a year. She loves the activities as well as the food. The central Pacific Beach location also makes it easy to find reliable dog walkers.

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Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117 | 3.4 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Redefine your independence with more time for what you want to do.Here at our assisted living community, you get to redefine your independence, pursue your favorite hobbies and live your life your way. Whether that’s connecting with new friends or trying something new like yoga, you have choices...

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3.8(54 reviews)

We are super happy with everything. The only complaint he has had is the food. The facility does know that there are complaints and they are working on improving things. The care and the people have been...

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Vi at La Jolla Village, a CCRC

8515 Costa Verde Blvd, San Diego, CA 92122 | 6.6 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living

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Vi at La Jolla Village is a Life Plan Community, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in San Diego, California, within the ‘Golden Triangle’. Our location offers spectacular views with access to high-end shopping, dining, parks, and walking trails. Our retirement...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.5(7 reviews)

There attention to detail and the process was fantastic. There is a sales rep there named Kelly and she is one of the best I've met over there! She had it together and made us feel like a million bucks. ...

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Rancho Santa Fe Villa

8292 Run of the Knolls, San Diego, CA 92127 | 13.9 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

If your loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you will discover that our Rancho Santa Fe Villa Assisted Living Facility offers an unprecedented level of personalized attention and care. You will also appreciate the value of knowing that the world around the person you...

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4.4(7 reviews)

My mother has been living at Rancho Santa Fe Villa since 2010. She has always been very well cared as the staff is very kind and responsive to her needs. Also the quality of the meals and snacks are...

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Belmont Village La Jolla

3880 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122 | 5.7 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Belmont Village brings more than two decades of experience to its peerless Independent Living, Assisted Living and award-winning Memory Care. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful seaside village of La Jolla, our newest community in San Diego County will offer the unique balance of innovative,...

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Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027 | 23.7 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.7(145 reviews)

My wife and I live here for about 2+ years. The staff and caregivers are well trained and the little touch of "caring: which is very important in our senior years - A great place!!

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Silvergate Retirement Residence - Fallbrook

420 Elbrook Dr, Fallbrook, CA 92028 | 40.7 miles from San Diego center

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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...

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4.6(70 reviews)

It has exceed our family's expectations, is the best in the area. Silvergate is very expensive, but we are getting everything needed for the money spent. Overall has been a great experience.

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Brookdale San Marcos

1590 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078 | 23.5 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Redefine your independence and do more of what you love.Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help with the little things like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too. And we’ll customize your care to your specific needs. We know that peace of mind...

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4.3(62 reviews)

Brookdale San Marcos is an updated nice looking community, we feel our loved one is very safe there and everyone we have dealt with so far has been very pleasant to work with. We would absolutely recommend...

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Atria Park of Vintage Hills

41780 Butterfield Stage Rd, Temecula, CA 92592 | 49.6 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.4(80 reviews)

Not long ago, my mother who lives in WA was taken advantage by her former husband of many years. He had her sign away 17 years worth of alimony while suffering dementia. She had no idea she was giving away...

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Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 7.3 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Monte Vista Village is a luxurious senior community in Lemon Grove, CA, in San Diego County, which offers excellent assisted living and independent living options. Located amongst 7.5 acres of land (including a stunning tiered waterfall), Monte Vista Village is the perfect place to kick back and...

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4.4(54 reviews)

A gentle breeze roams through the compound frequently tempering the hot summer sun. Residents always want to chat with the newby. There are many benches to relax on and a shady park for your reflections. You...

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Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057 | 32.1 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.8(109 reviews)

We chose Pacifica Senior Living because I liked the size of the rooms and the bathroom had a walk in shower and it had plenty of closet space. It is a newer facility and the price is comparable to others we...

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Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 10.4 miles from San Diego center

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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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4.4(66 reviews)

The meals are outstanding. The setup and location are excellent, but there is no help. So, if people need help (emergencies, or help of any kind), they do not offer that service to residents. I would...

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Cypress Court

1255 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026 | 23.8 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Cypress Court embraces the wonderful climate North County San Diego has to offer. Nestled in Escondido, California, we are centrally located near shopping, entertainment, theaters, and all the conveniences of a thriving town. As you walk through our doors, you will feel an immediate sense of...

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4.7(22 reviews)

Our mother is very happy there, we have nothing to really complain about. She is really enjoying the meals and all the people who work there. She is really happy with her apartment and the layout, but the...

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La Marea

5592 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008 | 24.8 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.9(11 reviews)

Everyone at La Marea does a great job. They are caring and capable and always go the extra mile. [name removed] has been a God send to the move in process. He is accessible, friendly and charming. We would...

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Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 8.0 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.9(10 reviews)

So far so good. They've been very responsive to our family. Initially our loved one wasn't getting showered as often as she was supposed to, and when we brought it up, they immediately remedied it - with...

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Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078 | 23.6 miles from San Diego center

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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...

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4.6(81 reviews)

My loved one's meals are brought to them in their room, there is a charge for this. However, the food is served cold by the time my loved ones receive their food. There is no way to reheat the meals due to...

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Oakmont of Escondido Hills

3012 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 | 20.4 miles from San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Oakmont of Escondido Hills is a lovely retirement community situated on a lush six-acre campus with lovely views of the Escondido Hills and within walking distance of Westfield's North County Fair Shopping Mall. If an active lifestyle is what you desire, you'll feel at home in our retirement...

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4.6(40 reviews)

Moving in was easy with friendly staff and residents helping to include my friends. But I am most grateful for the response, aid and understanding when my dad's unexpected move from independent living to...

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Cost of independent living in San Diego, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Diego is 4,557 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lemon Grove, CA with an average of 3,049 per month.

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In San Diego, CA, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In San Diego, CA, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System provides bus service in San Diego, with 93 bus lines and three light rail systems. SDMTS also provides a paratransit service for elderly and disabled residents — MTS-Access — which offers large vans capable of carrying wheelchair users. San Diego is a very walkable city with excellent public transportation options.

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Health care

San Diego is home to some of the best hospitals in the country. The city has at least eight hospitals that provide emergency services. The top hospitals in San Diego include Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, UC San Diego Health Hillcrest – Hillcrest Medical Center, and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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Senior activities

San Diego is nicknamed “America’s Finest City” for its sandy beaches, gorgeous climate, and world-class entertainment, including the San Diego Zoo and Legoland California. The city offers plenty of options for entertainment, and in total, there are 98 museums and 150 performing arts stages, including two Tony Award-winning theaters. San Diego also has an opera, a symphony, a world-famous zoo and aquarium, and traditional arts and culture events that include an art walk and dinner theatre. The museums include several railroad, flight, and military museums, with options to suit any interest. Area seniors can find a sense of community at the Verne Goodwin Mira Mesa Senior Center, which also has a ballroom.

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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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Frequently asked questions

La Marea, Cypress Court and Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside are the top rated independent living facilities near San Diego, California. See full list of communities.

There are 130 independent living facilities near San Diego, California. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in San Diego, California are Atria Collwood, Atria La Jolla, and Pacifica Senior Living Escondido. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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