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Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

4.3
(76 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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....

Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129

4.2
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128

4.4
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117

3.8
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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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Atria La Jolla

4025 Pulitzer Pl, San Diego, CA 92122

4.0
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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.

Torrey Pines Senior Living

13101 Hartfield Ave, San Diego, CA 92130

3.7
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

4.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise of Sabre Springs is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in San Diego, CA.

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

4.3
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109

4.1
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Vi at La Jolla Village

8515 Costa Verde Blvd, San Diego, CA 92122

4.4
(6 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Belmont Village La Jolla (Opening Summer 2022)

3880 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

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,...

Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

4.7
(140 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

4.4
(99 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

About Sunrise at BonitaCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in central Chula Vista, CANear regional shopping centers and Scripps Mercy HospitalSurrounded by scenic gardens and lush treesSunrise at Bonita in Chula Vista, California, is a senior assisted living community focused on...

Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

3.9
(105 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

4.8
(86 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078

4.6
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026

4.1
(72 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Las Villas Del Norte is excited to announce the opening of The Generations Transition Program. Generations memory care offers an industry recognized program that focuses on residents individual needs. The Transitions Program will offer our beginning stage memory impairment residents an active,...

Atria Bonita

3434 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

4.2
(72 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Bonita is a beautiful, three-story Mediterranean-style building nestled in the center of Bonita's quiet country setting bordered by horse trails and golf courses, while still providing easy freeway access to an array of shopping centers, churches, banks, restaurants and medical facilities...

Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084

4.3
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Vista, located in Vista, California, offering multilevel retirement that provides independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and health and rehabilitation all on one convenient campus.Pacifica Senior Living Vista is a multilevel...

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Cost of independent living in San Diego, CA

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
    National
  • $4,233
    State
  • $4,170
    San Diego, CA
  • $3,816
    Fallbrook, CA
  • $5,355
    Encinitas, CA
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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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Learn More About Independent Living in San Diego, CA

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

Cost of Independent Living in San Diego, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in San Diego is about $3,200 in the city proper, and $2,827 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of California is around $3,045.

For this type of senior living, San Diego, California offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About San Diego, CA

Cost of Living

Dubbed “America’s Finest City,” San Diego has one of the highest cost-of-living index scores in the country at 178, 78 points higher than the national average of 100. The grocery index and median rent costs are also higher than the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
178 104 $1,480 19.4% $628,388 $65,707 Top estate tax rate is 16 percent% (exemption threshold: $5.49 million) 7.75%

Local Hospitals

There are at least 8 hospitals located in San Diego which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service San Diego are:

Weather and Climate

San Diego has a hot semi-arid climate. This means that the summers in the city tend to be very hot, sunny, and dry. The winters tend to be mild to cool with slightly higher levels of precipitation. On average, the humidity level for San Diego is roughly 65%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at about 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
81°F 89°F (August) 74°F (August) 74°F 82°F (December) 66°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
30.1 (Moderate) 36.6 during December (Good)

The peak air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion during this time.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Inclement weather
1” 3” (March) Floods and hurricanes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Diego County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
56.30% 36.57% 7.13%

Population Statistics

Population city proper Population metro Population density Population trend
1,419,516 3,210,314 1,683 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.82%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22% 9% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
16% 44% 18%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
16.8% 6.4% 30.0% 0.4% 0.4% 64.7% 5.1% 6.2%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
12,882 34 4

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 68% 9% 15% 4% 8%

San Diego is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

While living in San Diego, there are plenty of options for entertainment. In total, there are 98 museums and 150 performing arts stages, including two Tony Award-winning theaters. San Diego also has an opera, symphony, a world-famous zoo and aquarium, and regular arts and culture events that include an art walk and dinner theatres. The museums include several railroad, flight, and military museums to suit any interest.

In order to get around the city there are a number of options for transportation. San Diego is served by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, which features 93 bus lines and three light rail systems. SDMTS also offers paratransit for elderly and disabled residents — MTS-Access — offering large vans capable of carrying wheelchairs and passengers.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Oakmont of Pacific Beach, Westmont of La Mesa and Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside are the top rated independent living facilities near San Diego, California. See full list of communities.

There are 59 independent living facilities near San Diego, California. See the full list.

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