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10 Best Independent Living Communities in San Diego County, CA

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Photo of Ivy Park at Sabre Springs
1111 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
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Very friendly and helpful staff. The facility is very homey with a lot of enriching activities. The room sizes are nice and we really like the layout which makes it very comfortable for my mom.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Photo of Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos
1919 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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Pacifica, Rancho Penasquitos. They are very caring, friendly, kind people who take their jobs seriously. The facility is clean, affordable, and they offer activities throughout the day to appeal to to a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Photo of Belmont Village Sabre Springs
1010 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
8.6
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60 reviews
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My mom loves Belmont. She loves the activities, the exercise classes, and the swimming exercise. She looks forward to scenic drives on Fridays. A perfect place for her.We picked this community because,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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Photo of Rancho Santa Fe Villa
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The beautiful home at Rancho Santa Fe Villa was always kept spotless and clean. Located in an exclusive residential community, it was a very clean facility at all times. The staff was very caring and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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I'm currently a resident at Remington Club. Everything has been good-great for me at this facility. The activities are great. We went on a trip to a Casino earlier this week. We also have exercise classes,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nestled in the exclusive community of Rancho Bernardo, The Remington Club strives to offers the finest in independent, assisted and skilled nursing services and outpatient therapy. Our close proximity to shopping, combined with our wonderful activities and social programs, make The Remington Club...
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My Dad was so well cared for here. He loved his staff, loved the delicious food, and thought his apartment overlooking the open space in Santa Luz was so nice. He loved to look out his windows at the view....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Casa Aldea Senior Living, a beautifully designed boutique Assisted Living and Memory Care community uniquely located near the communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Santaluz in San Diego, CA, expect the extraordinary. Casa Aldea ensures senior living is firmly in the 21st Century with its...
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After I retired, my daughter felt it was important for her to live nearby in case my wife and I might need some assistance. That was nice of her, but I was disappointed to find out later that she had turned...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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It's been a pleasure getting to know The Glen at Scripps Ranch and finding a new home for my Uncle while working with amazing people. We've been to the Glen in recent months, with my parents now living in a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Photo of San Carlos Village Apartments
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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What families are saying about independent living in San Diego County

Recent reviews for independent living in San Diego County

The Remington Club in San Diego, CA

4.5
So far it's been very good. I don't have any complaints. I can call them, they are very receptive to phone calls. The staff is very receptive. They give you choices at meals so you always have options. Others have even told me that we found a good place. I am very happy with them so far.

Cypress Court in Escondido, CA

4.1
Love my apartment! Most residents are wonderful people, have made lots of nice friends. Food is great. I love that I'm surrounded with people that are fun and you can have conversations with them. I love that I no longer have to cook or clean. I still drive and am able to park my car in gated ...
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Las Villas Del Norte in Escondido, CA

3.6
I'm very happy with the place, and I've already referred a couple of people to them. I like the fact that it has a keypad door so people can't just wander in. You have to know somebody to be able to get into the apartment area. I love the staff. My parents are very picky eaters, and they ...
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Cost of independent living in San Diego County, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Diego County is 4879.05 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Wynola, CA with an average of 3604.61 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in San Diego County, CA vs. nearby counties

San Diego County, CA

$4,879/mo

Wynola, CA

$3,605/mo

Guatay, CA

$3,876/mo

Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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
Complete guide to independent living
How to Choose an Independent Living Community: 10 Key Considerations
An Active, Engaging Retirement: Top 5 Benefits of Independent Senior Living Communities
Are You Ready for Independent Living? Ask Yourself These 14 Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon, Cypress Court and Oakmont of Escondido Hills are the top rated independent living facilities near San Diego County, California. See full list of communities.

There are 11 independent living facilities near San Diego County, California. See the full list.

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