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Villa Santa Barbara

227 Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Live life in style at Villa Santa Barbara, where residents can soak up the Southern California sun and enjoy desired amenities and services fit for the American Riviera. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and...

Alexander Gardens

2120 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Alexander Gardens is a spectacular historic home nestled in the Mission area of downtown Santa Barbara, amongst lush, stunning gardens. Concern for the care and needs of seniors has been a hallmark of Alexander Gardens, since the original family built 'casitas' for their elderly loved ones....

Mariposa at Ellwood Shores

190 Viajero Dr, Goleta, CA 93117

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GranVida Carpinteria

5464 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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GranVida is a community, a neighborhood of like-minded people who enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of coastal living. Like Carpinteria itself, GranVida embodies small town friendliness, hospitality and social inclusion. As the only senior living and memory care community in Carpinteria, GranVida...

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The Gables of Ojai

701 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023

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Over sixty years ago founders of AARP envisioned a gracious retirement community, prerequisites included: temperate climate, beautifully landscaped gardens, community rooms and amenities designed to serve the most discriminating seniors. Hence, their vision of what was to become The Gables was...

Ventura Townehouse

4900 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

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Our retirement community provides a private secure environment for seniors who are seeking a lifestyle free from encumbrance and household worries. From the moment you enter the Ventura TowneHouse, you'll appreciate our enlivening approach to retirement. The lively conversations in the lounge,...

Aegis of Ventura

4964 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003

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Aegis of Ventura features an elegant Spanish style architecture that is beautifully enhanced by luscious landscaping and courtyards. Inside, our compassionate staff treats you like a second family -- starting each day with a smile, a hug and engaging conversation. We offer exceptional Assisted...

The Lexington Assisted Living

5440 Ralston St, Ventura, CA 93003

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Serving our senior community since 1991, our coastal ambiance with a central courtyard & 3 beautifully landscaped acres, year-round heated pool & Jacuzzi. 'Sweet Shop' snack room with snacks and beverages available all day, complete with jukebox that plays 45's. Large, sky-lit, exercise/activity...

Cypress Place

1200 Cypress Point Ln, Ventura, CA 93003

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Our senior living community in Ventura, California, ensures that life here is exciting, from well-designed apartment homes with convenient features to delicious dining and enriching activity offerings. Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, our friendly staff is here to provide you with...

The Palms at Bonaventure Assisted Living and Memory Care

111 North Wells Road, Ventura, CA 93004

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The Palms is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our elegant dining room serves three chef-prepared meals every day. Activities are an integral part of the lifestyle at The Palms and include arts, crafts, table games, fitness classes, and outings....

The Bonaventure

10949 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93004

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The Bonaventure provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Sixty miles north of the bustling Los Angeles metro area, Ventura is truly a breath of fresh air. Surrounded by lemon and flower orchards, The Bonaventure offers a perfect blend of beach and country living....

Oakmont of Riverpark NOW OPEN

901 Town Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

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Oakmont of Riverpark is a premier senior living community situated on a beautifully landscaped campus. Developed by Oakmont Senior Living, Oakmont of Riverpark provides exceptional quality, comfort and care with five-star services and amenities. Residents enjoy a rewarding lifestyle with...

Clearwater at Riverpark

750 Clyde River Pl, Oxnard, CA 93036

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Welcome to Clearwater at RiverparkFine Living for Independent SeniorsChoosing a new home for yourself or a loved one is never easy, but it can be fun with Clearwater at Riverpark. We’ve taken care to create a warm and welcoming environment with all the comforts of home, plus the inspiring...

Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard

2211 E Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036

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Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard, an award-winning full-service luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Oxnard, CA. Our assisted living apartments and exquisite memory care neighborhood offers luxurious care, peace of mind, and maximum comfort tailored to the needs of each...

Regency Palms Oxnard NOW OPEN

1020 Bismark Way, Oxnard, CA 93033

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Get ready for retirement living that makes you say WOW! At Regency Palms Oxnard, you’ll enjoy the privacy and independence of home living, paired with the comfort and security of having a caring, passionate, dedicated staff available 24 hours a day to help with anything you might need. Spend your...

Atria Las Posas

24 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

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Celebrate your independence at Atria Las Posas! Entertain family and friends in the courtyard and enjoy the outdoor grill. Or take advantage of all the community has to offer inside, including a movie room with projector screen, an upgraded salon, and a fitness center with senior-friendly...

Oakmont of Camarillo

305 Davenport St, Camarillo, CA 93012

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Camarillo Senior Living

6000 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012

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The Best Is Yet To ComeExperience what the golden years are really about in our beautiful senior living community in Camarillo, California. Surrounded by nature’s finest display of gardens and walking grounds, you can savor resort-like amenities, luxury dining and an abundance of soul-filling...

Fillmore Country Club

827 River Street, Fillmore, CA 93015

(877) 616-7329

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Fillmore Country Club is a beautifully designed Senior Community with Assisted Living Services, short-term stays, and an appealing alternative for seniors who need some assistance with their daily routines such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. Located in Fillmore, CA, we are...

Sage Mountain Senior Living

3499 Grande Vista Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

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Welcome to Sage Mountain Assisted Living and Memory Care. Sage Mountain opened in November 2018, located in Thousand Oaks and offering seniors a homelike setting in an elegant environment. The care team at Sage Mountain has a passion for helping seniors and their families transition through...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Santa Barbara, CA

Retirement in Santa Barbara means living near a beach and never being far from art fairs, historic structures, or gorgeous mountain vistas. Dubbed “The American Riviera,” this coastal California town is known for its Mediterranean climate and distinctive Spanish Revival Colonial architecture.

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

Cost of Independent Living in Santa Barbara, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Santa Barbara is about $3,000 in the city proper and $3,200 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is around $3,000.

Learn More About Santa Barbara, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Santa Barbara are rated 10 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing110106113111113109

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$104,029 per year$65,728 per year$79,344 per year$42,094 per year$47,191 per year$8,462 per year$1,323 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Santa Barbara include:

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 360+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 20+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, inpatient surgery

Weather and Climate

Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate, with warm winters and cool summers, is one of the most desirable in the country and is often ranked accordingly. Ocean breezes help moderate temperatures throughout the year. Most of Santa Barbara’s rainfall occurs during winter, whereas summers are mostly dry, and humidity remains relatively low during every season, particularly winter.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum53.1°F65.4°F40.8°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum67°F76.7°F57.3°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 68

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 16.93”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size3518.0%193,292500.8 per square mile2.58

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.7%3.9%1.3%36.5%0.2%3.6%56.2%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Santa Barbara, CA: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

If your ideal retirement is lounging on a beach, surrounded by art fairs, historic structures, and mountain vistas, look no further than Santa Barbara. This coastal California town has been dubbed “The American Riviera,” largely due to its Mediterranean climate and distinctive Spanish Revival Colonial architecture.

One of Santa Barbara’s most popular tourist destinations is its Waterfront neighborhood, which sits just southeast of downtown and features beachside restaurants and stores along Cabrillo Boulevard, as well as West Beach and the marinas of Santa Barbara Harbor. Here you’ll also find Stearns Wharf, one of the oldest piers in California and now home to several dining spots, museums, souvenir shops, a candy shop, and an ice cream parlor. As you head inland from the Pacific shore toward the Santa Ynez Mountains, you’ll encounter the historic landmark Mission Santa Barbara, a religious outpost founded by Franciscan Friars in the late 1700s. The old chapel and surrounding park attract many of the town’s sightseers, and the Mission grounds still serve as a place of worship today.

Both residents and visitors of Santa Barbara have seemingly endless opportunities to celebrate the town’s local art and history. In addition to Santa Barbara’s Museum of Art, Botanic Garden, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Museum of Natural History and accompanying Sea Center, the city hosts a range of festivals, such as the annual Summer Solstice Parade, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, a street-painting event outside the Mission called I Madonnari, and the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show along the beach. Santa Barbara is also known for its classical music culture, with professional symphony and opera groups performing throughout the year. Notable theaters throughout town include the Arlington, Lobero, and Granada, as well as the Santa Barbara Bowl, a large amphitheater built into a canyon in the Riviera neighborhood.


The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) provides bus service throughout the city and surrounding areas as well as shuttles in the Downtown and Waterfront neighborhoods. As Santa Barbara is a bicycle-friendly town, the MTD encourages riders to bring their bikes onto buses, which are equipped with bicycle racks. Easy Lift Transportation is a nonprofit organization serving the Santa Barbara area with paratransit for seniors or residents with limited mobility.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Oakmont of Riverpark NOW OPEN, Royal Oaks Inn and Oakmont of Simi Valley (Now Open) are the top rated independent living facilities near Santa Barbara, California. See full list of communities.

There are 25 independent living facilities near Santa Barbara, California. See the full list.

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