Independent Living Communities near San Francisco, CA

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Many seniors choose the total freedom of independent living in San Francisco, CA. Also known as the City by the Bay, this destination is home to the best organic restaurants, vibrant arts, entertainment, and recreational offerings. San Francisco is a compact city with an extensive public transportation network that makes getting around easy. Moving to a senior retirement community is a big decision. If you are just beginning your search for a retirement community in San Francisco, we are here to help you make the right choice.

Senior housing types near San Francisco, CA

  • The Carlisle

    The Carlisle

    1450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (3)
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    The Carlisle is a boutique condo retirement community. Residents are homeowners and as they age we provide continuing care in the privacy of their condo. The Carlisle is a licensed CCRC and RCFE managed by Sunrise Senior Living where you purchase your condo and pay a monthly fee for meals and...

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  • The Broadmoor

    The Broadmoor

    1499 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (8)
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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...

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  • Oakmont of Cardinal Point

    2431 Mariner Square, Alameda, CA 94501
    (5)
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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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  • Lake Park a CCRC

    Lake Park a CCRC

    1850 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612
    (1)
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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 culturally...

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  • The Lake Merritt

    The Lake Merritt

    1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    (6)
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    A NEW HOME ON THE LAKE — Small and Intimate yet Grand The 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...

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  • Atria Daly City

    Atria Daly City

    501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015
    (40)
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    At Atria Daly City, you'll find a serene and welcoming senior community with all the comforts of home. Residents enjoy a diverse social calendar with an extensive continued learning program. Surrounded by beautiful wooded walkways, Atria Daly City provides views of the courtyard or of the bay. Atria...

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  • Grand Lake Gardens

    Grand Lake Gardens

    401 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
    (7)
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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,...

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  • Belmont Village Albany

    Belmont Village Albany

    1100 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
    (8)
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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...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

    Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

    5238 Coronado Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
    (7)
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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 full...

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  • The Point at Rockridge

    The Point at Rockridge

    4500 Gilbert Street, Oakland, CA 94611
    (29)
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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 Berkeley,...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

    Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

    2361 E 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94606
    (93)
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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 in...

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  • Cadence Millbrae

    Cadence Millbrae

    1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
    (20)
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    Cadence Millbrae is designed for those who choose to pursue their lifelong dreams in an engaging social environment and who have passion for life and live with purpose in life. Our Residents have spacious apartments, elegant common areas and numerous service

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  • Marymount Villa

    345 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
    (28)
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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...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

    Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

    348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
    (114)
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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...

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  • Bay Park

    Bay Park

    2621 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564
    (17)
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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...

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  • The Stratford

    The Stratford

    601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (1)
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    Centrally located between San Francisco and Palo Alto, minutes from the airport, The Stratford is ideally situated in San Mateo. The ten-story structure offers spectacular views of the Bay and foothills, with 16 verdant acres of park across the street. A block away, San Mateo's comfortable downtown...

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  • Atria at Foster Square

    Atria at Foster Square

    707 Thayer Ln, Foster City, CA 94404
    (15)
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    Atria at Foster Square residents enjoy contemporary, upscale surroundings in the heart of Foster Square, a new residential and retail neighborhood in Foster City just south of San Francisco. The community’s central location puts older people within easy walking distance of boutiques, cafés and...

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  • Sycamore Hills By the Bay

    Sycamore Hills By the Bay

    1550 Sycamore Ave, Hercules, CA 94547
    (5)
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    Sycamore Hills by the Bay apartments is the San Francisco Bay Area's newest apartment community for the 55+ senior! Sycamore Hills By the Bay is located in Hercules, CA, and offers convenient access to pubic transportation, shopping, and dining.

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  • Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

    Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

    1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549
    (8)
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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...

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  • Landmark Villa

    Landmark Villa

    21000 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541
    (22)
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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 a...

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  • Byron Park

    Byron Park

    1700 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (6)
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    Walnut Creek's Senior Residence of Choice!  Imagine living in a gracious, private apartment environment ideally located just 30 miles from San Francisco and minutes from downtown Walnut Creek, California.  Byron Park has been serving the community with independent and assisted living options since...

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  • Atria Valley View

    Atria Valley View

    1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (31)
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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...

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  • The Heritage Downtown

    The Heritage Downtown

    1785 Shuey Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (9)
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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...

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  • Deer Park

    Deer Park

    646 Canyon Road, Novato, CA 94947
    (17)
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    Deer Park is an affordable all-inclusive retirement community, located in beautiful Northern California, just minutes from shops, restaurants and hospitals. As a Sunshine Retirement Living Community, we offer a variety of amenities to simplify your life, including three chef-prepared meals daily, on...

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  • Brookdale Redwood City

    Brookdale Redwood City

    485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
    (41)
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    Make the Most of Your Golden Years Our warm and welcoming independent and assisted living community is nestled in one of the most scenic areas of the San Francisco Bay. With a convenient location between Palo Alto and San Mateo, you can embrace all the natural beauty and wonder California has to...

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  • Oakmont of Concord

    Oakmont of Concord

    1401 Civic Ct, Concord, CA 94520
    (4)
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    About Oakmont of Concord Oakmont of Concord is a luxury retirement community situated on a lush campus with scenic views, industry renowned dining, and endless on-site amenities. We are also very close to shopping, fine dining, the arts, and world-class entertainment. If an active lifestyle is what...

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  • Atria Tamalpais Creek

    Atria Tamalpais Creek

    853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947
    (23)
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    Atria Tamalpais Creek is an enriching senior living community in Novato that promotes independence and active lifestyles. With an event-filled social calendar and amenities like a fitness center, outdoor garden and salon and spa, our residents enjoy an environment that encourages them to remain...

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  • Brookdale Danville Diablo Road

    Brookdale Danville Diablo Road

    950 Diablo Road, Danville, CA 94526
    (14)
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    Home Comforts with Luxury Amenities Some seniors might think retirement means falling asleep in an armchair and counting down the minutes until your next television program comes on. But that doesn’t have to be your experience. Instead of settling for a life of isolation and boredom, you can...

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  • Carlton Senior Living Concord

    1700 Broadway Street, Concord, CA 94521
    (30)
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    Chateau on Broadway is a lively, activity filled independent living senior community that provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy laughs, fun and life with new friends. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Residents enjoy a contemporary, urban setting with beautifully landscaped grounds that...

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  • Bethesda Christian Retirement Center

    22427 Montgomery Street, Hayward, CA 94541
    (2)
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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 gardens...

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  • Casa Sandoval

    1200 Russell Way, Hayward, CA 94541
    (28)
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    The Casa Sandoval Assisted Living Community in Hayward, California has a serene outdoor environment that will create a state of relaxation and peace for your loved one. With our landscaped walking trails under the shade of oak trees, private courtyards, and calming sounds of the creek will lift up...

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  • City Center at Fremont (Opening Fall 2018)

    TBD, Fremont, CA 94539
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San Francisco, California

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities provide individuals with a nice balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to worry about housekeeping. Frequent needs such as housekeeping and the scheduling of social activities are taken care of, allowing seniors more opportunities to live life as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar ages and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to their own private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they prefer. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with independent care providers as desired. There are an assortment of costs and benefits to balance when selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in your plan: initial assessment fee, Waiting list deposit, private phone, utilities, transportation, field trips, wellness program, and internet access. The conveniences associated with independent living include laundry service, security guards, healthcare center, game/TV room, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, golf course, and community activities.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 51.0% are male and 49.0% are female. The median age of San Francisco is 38 years old. In San Francisco, 3.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of San Francisco is 5.1% mixed race, 34.2% Asian, 47.2% white, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.5% other or not specified, 5.3% black, and 15.3% Hispanic. San Francisco has a population density of 7,286 people per square mile. Out of the total population of San Francisco, 10.6% have some form of disability, 5.5% do not have health insurance, 4.7% are widows, and 70.4% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 22.4% have a graduate degree, 55.8% have a college degree, and 12.3% have a high-school diploma.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be the motivating factor in selecting what facility works best. Monthly, the median rent in San Francisco is around $2,435 and the median value for a home for San Francisco costs around $927,729. The rent burden for San Francisco is around 22.7% of the average person's monthly income.

State Information

An overview of California

Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation. In terms of resources, California has a cost of living index of 138.7, a grocery index rating of 121.4, and a housing index rating of 227.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in California are Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica ̢РUcla Medical Center &Amp; Orthopedic Hospital. The quality of life enjoyed by the average California citizen is ranked 19th nation-wide. Additionally, California is ranked 7th by healthcare standards.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religious values, 31% of California's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 23,558 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 62% of California residents voted Democrat and 32% voted Republican. The state of California ranks 1st in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 37, and 26% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.26 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71°F. The average high summer temperature is around 116°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in California drops to around 47°F. The average high winter temperature is around 76°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 8°F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in California is 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. California experiences an average humidity rating of about 61%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of July. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in California

The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of joshua tree, redwood, western cypress, and jojoba. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the snakes, the black bears, the coyotes, or the cougars. The state animal of California is the california grizzly bear.