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50 Independent Living Facilities near San Diego, CA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the San Diego 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 San Diego. 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 50 independent living facilities in San Diego, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Independent Living Facilities near San Diego, CA

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Last Updated: 9/23/22
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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,569/month
Average starting price $4,973/month
Average starting price $9,859/month
Average starting price $5,065/month
Average starting price $3,488/month
Average starting price $1,217/month
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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Aegis at Shadowridge in Oceanside, CA
4.4

We chose Aegis at Shadowridge because they were the most helpful and willing to work with us in a bad situation, they really stepped up. I was not able to go in during covid so they were very good with communication and sending us updates. I would highly recommend them.

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Rancho Santa Fe Villa in San Diego, CA
5.0

My wife and I have been at this 6 bed assisted living facility for almost 3 years. It is a beautiful home in a prestige area of north San Diego. The home has panoramic views of the rolling hills. Sometimes we see the hot air balloons go by. The facility is clean and tidy. My wife is 83 and I am 88. She is assisted living/memory and I am independent living. She has been in Hospice bedridden with Alzheimer's for 2 years and has to hand fed with pureed food and totally cared for. I'm sure she wouldn't get the care she has here at a larger facility. The caregivers are all friendly and extremely caring. Very nice meals are served 3 times a day. The Director of Activities plays music on the keyboard. Singing makes the residents come alive. He also has taught art painting with acrylics. I have never painted before, now I've painted over 30 pictures on canvas, surfboards, guitars etc. It gives me something to do and keeps my brain active. This is a superior facility compared to other ones I have heard about. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate Rancho Santa Fe Villa a 5.

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Atria La Jolla

4025 Pulitzer Pl, San Diego, CA 92122 | 6 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living

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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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4.1(47 reviews)

I can't say enough good things about Atria. Their team is awesome-the welcome they gave my parents was top notch. It is the best run senior facility we have seen - and my extended family plus in-laws have...

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 | 5.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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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(86 reviews)

From the initial tour we had with Atria Collwood, the friendliness of the staff has stood out and that remains to be true to this day. Our loved one says anytime she asks for something or anytime our family...

Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129 | 8.5 milesfrom 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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4.2(63 reviews)

Overall, this is a very good facility. Mom is in memory care. Memory care doesn't have a nurse there regularly, it seems to be just med techs. Upon returning from hospital stays, it would have been helpful...

Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071 | 9.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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4.2(30 reviews)

As far as assisted living it is nice to know when it is your time go they have a wonderful hospice care on site. Makes transition easy for when times are needed.

Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109 | 8.1 milesfrom 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(26 reviews)

We chose this facility because they let mom bring her cat, which was very important to her. The hands on staff were great. There was a big turnover in administrative positions while mom was there. That often...

Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128 | 8.6 milesfrom 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...

Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 | 8.4 milesfrom 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(29 reviews)

Just like at any care facility, you have to make pop-in visits to let them know you could come at any time of the day, and things need to always be taken care of for your loved ones. Our family visits...

Vi at La Jolla Village, a CCRC

8515 Costa Verde Blvd, San Diego, CA 92122 | 6 milesfrom 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
4.6(8 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. ...

Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117 | 3.2 milesfrom 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(57 reviews)

Things are going okay for me here. The staff needs a little more control but every place needs that so I can’t complain. The food is really good and it’s really nutritious. They have a few activities and...

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 | 7.2 milesfrom 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 | 7.9 milesfrom 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.

Cloisters of the Valley

4171 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108 | 3.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Cloisters of the Valley offers complete residential senior care in a private, caring environment. If you are looking into an assisted living facility for your loved one, you will want to make sure you are getting the best medical care in the most home-like environment possible. Please stop by to...

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4.6(14 reviews)

I had good stay. They took good care of me while I healed up. The facility is beautiful and well maintained. Staff is courteous and responsive. Now I am able to return to work.

Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 7.7 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.9(10 reviews)

I'm very pleased with it. It's so clean and new and modern. It's just he sort of place that my loved one wanted. The staff are very friendly. It's definitely been an adjustment period for her, but it's...

Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 8.4 milesfrom San Diego center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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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(57 reviews)

Monte Vista Village has been the perfect place for my mother and father who are in their mid 90's and can live independently but appreciate being pampered with delicious meals prepared for them, excellent...

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 9.8 milesfrom San Diego center

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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(71 reviews)

I can't say enough positive things about this facility. I adored them. The staff and facility is absolutely wonderful! I've already told my in laws that if they ever need a place, this is our top choice. I...

Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 6.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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4.0(112 reviews)

Good food, with good location. There are lots of options for care. Overall, this is a good community. There is a lot of socialization and activities for the residents.

The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 6.4 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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3.9(62 reviews)

They just raised the rates on us by $500 a month! What a hardship to people on a fixed income! My loved one is getting great care, but I would tell others just to be warned that after 6 months they can...

Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 9.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Sungarden Terrace is family owned for over 19 years and takes great pride in providing excellent care in a warm, nuturing environment. Some of our staff have been with us since our doors opened. Our reviews are all 4 and 5 star reviews focusing on great care, a family-like atmosphere, excellent...

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4.3(29 reviews)

We found the staff to be very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The meals and dining service is wonderful and excluding covid they did their best with the activities.

Waterford Terrace Retirement Community

5580 Aztec Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 6.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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4.5(25 reviews)

The staff are very good. They seem to be missing some people right now but it is still good. This is a very nice place. I just wish there was a swimming pool and a flat place to walk due to it being on a...

White Sands, a CCRC

7450 Olivetas Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 9.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Waking up each morning and taking a morning stroll along the coastline before joining friends for a round of golf at the Torrey Pine Golf Course or an outing to the Museum of Contemporary Art. End the day dining alfresco as you watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. For the residents of White...

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4.3(9 reviews)

The meals and dining service has been excellent, and they have really great activities for us to participate in. Based on my experience so far I would recommend the White Sands community to others.

Coronado Retirement Village

299 Prospect Place, Coronado, CA 92118 | 9.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to Coronado's Luxurious Senior Living! Thank you for your interest in Coronado Retirement Village. We are a family owned & operated licensed community that offers high Secure (Memory) Care. With beautiful views of San Diego Bay and the historic Coronado Bridge, our residents enjoy the...

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Cats allowed
3.5(15 reviews)

I have no complaints about how things went for my wife while she was in this community. The staff where friendly to her and made sure to accommodate her needs as they possibly can. She had no complaints...

St. Paul's Villa

2340 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 | 7.4 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Nestled in the heart of Bankers Hill, St. Paul’s Villa offers supportive oversight and a range of services for the senior who is no longer comfortable living at home by providing personal care support in our assisted living. We have created a home-like atmosphere through our resident centered,...

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3.0(15 reviews)

My mom only got to experience about eight weeks at St. Paul's memory care. During that short stay the staff showed dedication and commitment and took the time to know her personality and find things that...

Golden Living of Pt. Loma

3223 Duke St, San Diego, CA 92110 | 7.8 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Golden Living is located in the Loma Portal area of San Diego, just west of Mission Bay. Golden Living is conveniently located near several large shopping areas and numerous doctor's offices. Golden Living strives to make all of their residents feel at home by urging residents to decorate their...

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Devotional activities onsite
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2.1(8 reviews)

This is not fancy and I’d love to say my mom was in a swanky place. However, the staff at Golden Living adore their residents and they treat my mother like a queen. My mom resisted needing care and had...

Casa De Manana

849 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 9.1 milesfrom San Diego center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Casa de Manana is luxury for less than you might think…..A no entrance fee policy allows you to invest or enjoy your savings. Casa de Manana’s reasonable monthly fee covers meals, housekeeping, linens, home maintenance and all utilities (except telephone and cable TV). There is an on-site health...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.2(8 reviews)

This community is great for me as it is close to the ocean and within walking distance to La Jolla Village. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is good and they offer a good variety. The community...

Peppertree Guest Home

8950 Johnson Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941 | 8.2 milesfrom San Diego center

Provides: Assisted Living

5.0(1 review)

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...

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Cost of independent living in San Diego, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Diego is 4,569 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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

There are 50 independent living facilities near San Diego, California. See the full list.

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

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