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If you’re looking for independent living in the San Mateo 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 Mateo. 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 28 independent living facilities in San Mateo, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Independent Living Facilities near San Mateo, CA

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Last Updated: 9/23/22
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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,986/month
Average starting price $6,889/month
Average starting price $5,792/month
Average starting price $6,040/month
Average starting price $3,785/month
Average starting price $1,808/month
Recent reviews of Independent Living in San Mateo, CA
Westmont of Milpitas
4.7

We think it's a very nice place. It has a lot of amenities, and they have special events regularly. Every Thursday they have a happy hour, and they schedule events for the families to attend as well. I think they're really working hard to keep people happy. The staff is very friendly, and most of the residents are as well. Mom tells me the food is pretty good. We really like that if you end up needing assisted living down the road, you don't have to move to another apartment, which was not the case anywhere else that we looked. You also have a choice of a studio, 1-bedroom, or 2-bedroom apartment. And her 1-bedroom is very roomy.

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Merrill Gardens at Rockridge in Oakland, CA
4.4

They were very caring, everyone there. They truly cared about the people who lived there. The building was very nice and clean, which is one of the main reasons we put her there. It didn't feel like a facility. It felt like a home.

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The Ivy at Golden Gate in San Francisco, CA
4.2

Most staff are very friendly, with occasional lapses in service (too busy to help dress; slow, slow kitchen sometimes); coordination of offsite pharmacy and medicine technicians could be better; like in any health care setting, patient advocacy (usually a family member) is essential (especially during the initial period) to insuring that the care is appropriate, complete and timely. Supervisory staff & management are very responsive.

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Atria Park of San Mateo

2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403 | 1.5 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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For more than 20 years, Atria has served the families of San Mateo. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including...

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4.0(58 reviews)

From the first phone call through placement, I always felt they were talking just to me. They listened without interrupting. I felt we were a team. I'm praying my uncle will feel that too when he gets...

Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Ln, Foster City, CA 94404 | 2.6 milesfrom San Mateo center

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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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4.7(34 reviews)

(name removed) has been serving (name removed) and (name removed) for over five years here at Atria. We give her high marks for her competent service and also for her warm personality. You’re the best!!

Sunrise of San Mateo

955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402 | (< 1 mile)from San Mateo center

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About Sunrise of San MateoSunrise of San Mateo offers a homelike and nurturing setting with personal services and engaging activities for seniors of all life stages. Located just minutes away from downtown San Mateo, California, our residents may enjoy a variety of fine dining, shopping and...

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4.3(17 reviews)

This has been a very good experience for us. The overall community and the way they care for the residents has made it a good experience for us. The communication from the staff is okay; however, there are...

Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame

250 Myrtle Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 2.6 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame offers a progressive senior living community for active adults. We're located across the street from Washington Park, which provides scenic views for nearly every apartment. We are also convenient to...

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4.7(125 reviews)

We chose Atria Burlingame because of the location, price, and the friendly staff. The room sizes are a little bigger than the ones that I saw at other places, she does have a private studio. Overall I would...

Sunrise of Burlingame

1818 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 4.9 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Our Burlingame location has enriched the lives of many seniors and their families throughout our 7 years in the community. Sunrise is the pioneer of gold-standard Senior Living and continues to pave the path as we celebrate our 40th year! With our Assisted Living, tiered Memory Care...

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4.6(17 reviews)

My mother was a highly independent woman until about one year ago. She never wanted to leave her home. The staff at Sunrise of Burlingame are exceptional and she feels at home there and well cared for. The...

Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061 | 7.5 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Make the Most of Your Golden YearsOur 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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3.7(55 reviews)

I would tell others to make sure to do a walk through before you make your choice of apartment. I did not do that and when I moved in some things needed to be fixed. I was not a fan of the food at first but...

Sunrise of Belmont

1010 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002 | 3 milesfrom San Mateo center

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About Sunrise of BelmontCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in Belmont, CANear the San Mateo Medical CenterNext to Carlmont Village Shopping CenterFantastic views of the San Francisco peninsula coastal hillsNear a library, art center and parkSunrise of Belmont in Belmont,...

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4.1(21 reviews)

They made an effort, to make my loved one feel apart of a family. They showed kindness and patience. Overall, my loved one feels like they are at home. We chose this community because it is a close location,...

Cadence Millbrae

1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030 | 6.2 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Cadence Millbrae is ideally located across the street from Green Hills park and just 5 blocks from downtown Millbrae. Currently undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation, Cadence Living is transforming this majestic Spanish Colonial beauty into one of the most desirable lifestyle communities in all...

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3.8(26 reviews)

The community feels homey and that is clean and healthy. The staff are very friendly, calm, and helpful towards the residents and families. My loved one loves the meals, and there are choices for the...

The Trousdale

1819 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 4.9 milesfrom San Mateo center

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5.0(2 reviews)

We have been very happy with our experience at The Trousdale. The managing director here is really, really good. The staff members here are all very dedicated to their residents, they do have some turnover...

Mills Estate Villa

1733 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 4.8 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Our fully licensed assisted living facility in San Mateo county, Mills Estate Villa, provides housing along with just the right balance of supportive services and health-related care. Our assisted living facility is located in Burlingame just outside of San Mateo, is easily accessible from...

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4.1(5 reviews)

I first found out about Mills Estate and Burlingame Villas years ago when I wrote an article for a newspaper I used to work at. When my mother needed care, I have placed her in Mills Estate Villa for...

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The Stratford

601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 | (< 1 mile)from San Mateo center

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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...

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4.0(1 review)

Looks good. But lacks skilled nursing care on premises.

Vista Terrace of Belmont

900 6th Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | 2.7 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Welcome to Vista Terrace of Belmont Senior Living!We offer both independent and assisted living. We offer studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedroom apartments, many have lovely views of the bay area and also the Belmont hills, and some of our apartments have charming walk-out terraces. Pets are...

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4.0(2 reviews)

Lovely, small community of 55 or less. Great location. Very cute and clean apartments. Executive staff very kind and gives immediate attention to concerns or requests. Wish we had found it long ago. Great!!

Bayview Villa

777 Bayview Dr, San Carlos, CA 94070 | 4 milesfrom San Mateo center

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4.0(1 review)

This place has been wonderful, for the most part, with my loved one. They are caring and keep me informed. They are quick to respond to changes or needs that may arise. They try to accommodate special needs...

The Villa at San Mateo

4000 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403 | 1.8 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Senior Aparments

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5.0(1 review)

Very nice

The Magnolia of Milbrae

201 Chadbourne Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030 | 5.3 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

5.0(1 review)

They loved it there. It is independent living. Each room had it's own little kitchen and a microwave but they ate meals in the dining room. the service was nice and they had a lot of activities going on. It...

San Carlos Elms

707 Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070 | 4.4 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

San Carlos Elms is a comfortable home setting with the security and benefits of supportive services to each resident. The Elms is conveniently located within easy walking distance of beautiful downtown San Carlos churches, Senior Center and City Library. Fire and Police Departments are within...

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4.5(1 review)

This is an excellent facility established by local residents for independent and assisted living and memory care. It's located within easy, safe walking distance of a friendly downtown area, providing a...

Westborough Royale

89 Westborough Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080 | 9.7 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Just minutes from downtown San Francisco, this is the home you’ve been looking for – a lifestyle that is comfortable, yet affordable, without traffic or parking hassles. Our scheduled transportation takes you on shopping excursions, and to medical and dental appointments. Enjoy life with friends...

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4.5(1 review)

My father has been living at Westborough for about a month now, and I feel he is enjoying his time there. The staff are very caring people who live up to what they say. This is very important to me, because...

Bonnie Brae Terrace

2400 Carlmont Dr, Belmont, CA 94002 | 3 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Independent Living

4.0(1 review)

It was a beautiful place. They had activities to do. It was a large facility and they had a fourth floor for people who needed more care. The food wasn't very good, they didn't have much of a selection. They...

Joyful Chapter

340 Alta Vista Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080 | 9.1 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

At Joyful Chapter, an assisted living facility for those over the age of 60 located in lovely San Mateo County in Southern San Francisco, CA, we proudly offer independence combined with safety. Our licensed Residential Care Facility provides quality living quarters for a maximum of six residents...

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Cats allowed
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4.0(6 reviews)

Joyful Chapter is working out just fine. My mom enjoys it there and that's what counts. I have no complaints. It has been a good experience.

Gordon Manor

1616 Gordon St, Redwood City, CA 94061 | 7.6 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Cats allowed
3.0(2 reviews)

I liked that this was close to me. I liked that it was a mixed facility with assisted living and memory care combined together. My mother can do activities with higher functioning people. It also had a...

Park Towers

700 Laurel Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 | (< 1 mile)from San Mateo center

Provides: Senior Aparments

The Peninsula Regent

1 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 | 1.3 milesfrom San Mateo center

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Provides: Independent Living

Aegis Assisted Living

2201 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404 | 1.8 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Assisted Living

San Mateo Convalescent Hospital

453 N San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401 | 1.9 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes

San Mateo Convalescent is a small family owned and operated skilled nursing facility that has provided the community with excellent care for over four decades. We have long or short-term care available, as well as Respite Retreats and Rehabilitation stays. We also offer Assisted Care Rates for a...

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Burlingame Hacienda

1012 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 3.5 milesfrom San Mateo center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Burlingame Hacienda The Burlingame Hacienda Retirement Community is an assisted living that can be found in the Burlingame, California, where they will be surrounded by a tranquil, serene environment. It is located near San Francisco and will be within walking distance to the beach. Your loved...

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Cost of independent living in San Mateo, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Mateo is 4,986 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Redwood City, CA with an average of 3,351 per month.

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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:

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Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame, Cogir of Brentwood and Sagebrook Senior Living at San Francisco are the top rated independent living facilities near San Mateo, California. See full list of communities.

There are 28 independent living facilities near San Mateo, California. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in San Mateo, California are Atria Park of San Mateo, and Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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