Retirement Community facilities near Santa Cruz, CA

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Senior housing types near Santa Cruz, CA

  • Brookdale Scotts Valley

    Brookdale Scotts Valley

    100 Lockewood Lane, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (18)
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    Fewer Chores, More Fun Do you want to experience a retirement rich in exciting events, activities and programs and free from the burden of household chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry and yard work? If that sounds like something you want for your life, we have good news. Your dream retirement...

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  • Brookdale San Jose

    Brookdale San Jose

    1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA 95123
    (34)
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    Experience the Good Life While we are a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in San Jose, California, you might get the impression you stumbled upon a family reunion when you show up on our doorstep for the first time. Our team will greet you with warm smiles and you’ll hear the sound of...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Campbell

    Merrill Gardens at Campbell

    2115 South Winchester Boulevard, Campbell, CA 95008
    (10)
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    Merrill Gardens at Campbell is luxurious, modern and convenient. Take advantage of being connected to a wellness center in addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Good Samaritan Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center are also nearby. Most apartments in this modern retirement home...

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  • Atria Willow Glen

    Atria Willow Glen

    1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125
    (57)
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    Atria Willow Glen provides all the comforts of home in a resort-like community. Invite family and friends to enjoy a walk through courtyards with lush landscaping and koi ponds, or take an outing to nearby downtown San Jose. Atria Willow Glen offers easy access to shopping, banks, medical facilities...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

    Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

    7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020
    (20)
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    Merrill Gardens at Gilroy is a gated senior community set on a tranquil five-acre tract near downtown Gilroy. Enjoy a plethora of relaxing activities and attractions — art and food festivals, boating, hiking areas, golf and shopping. The team provides a high level of services, including...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

    Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

    1420 Curci Drive, San Jose, CA 95126
    (35)
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    Set in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood, Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen offers easy senior living in a modern building with large apartments. Enjoy the small-town feel and being within walking distance of outdoor cafes, coffee shops, boutiques and bookstores. The high-ceilinged, airy building...

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  • Chateau Cupertino

    Chateau Cupertino

    10150 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
    (9)
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    Just talk to our residents. Senior living doesn't get any better than living at Chateau Cupertino, whether you're in retirement or just ready for the next great phase of your life. We offer the best mix of available services you can find. You will get a great place to enjoy your life and your future...

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  • Westmont of Morgan Hill

    Westmont of Morgan Hill

    1160 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    (13)
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    Westmont of Morgan Hill is an assisted living community located in Morgan Hill, CA, in Santa Clara County and home to about 38,000 people. An area considered to be part of Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill has relaxing parklike settings, shops, stores, restaurants and new homes. Residents will be able to...

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  • Santana Terrace

    Santana Terrace

    190 Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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    Santana Terrace is a brand new Apartment community for Adults 55 and up, we are located only steps away from Santana Row and more! Our amazing community features amazing common areas to enjoy with your Family and Friends. Our amenities include a roof deck with BBQ grills, serene gardens, a pet run,...

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  • The Westmont

    The Westmont

    1675 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (56)
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    The Westmont provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built on beautiful grounds in a quiet corner of Santa Clara, you'll love the tasteful quality of our facilities while enjoying all the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping,...

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  • The Park Lane

    The Park Lane

    200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940
    (33)
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    At The Park Lane, your days belong entirely to you. Spend time exploring the many Monterey Peninsula attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, the scenic Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel art galleries or the vineyards of Carmel Valley. Enjoy gof at some of the most prestigious and...

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  • Sunrise Villa Salinas

    Sunrise Villa Salinas

    1320 Padre Dr, Salinas, CA 93901
    (9)
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    Make yourself at home at Sunrise Villa Salinas in Salinas, California. Nestled in the gorgeous Salinas Valley, Sunrise Villa Salinas distinctive architecture and design combines elegance with the warm, inviting comforts of home. A central courtyard features a breathtaking garden and landscaped...

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  • Redwood Villa

    Redwood Villa

    1981 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043
    (10)
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    Redwood Villa is a happy, active, independent Retirement Facility. It has been owned and operated by the Cappelletti Family for over 30 years. Our restaurant style dining room serves three meals a day and provides a comfortable atmosphere with great food. You will appreciate the weekly housekeeping,...

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  • BridgePoint at Los Altos

    BridgePoint at Los Altos

    1174 Los Altos Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
    (7)
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    BridgePoint at Los Altos is a full-service month-to-month rental retirement community offering independent and assisted living. Conveniently located just one block from El Camino Real on Los Altos Avenue, and just minutes from Interstates 101 and 280, BridgePoint at Los Altos is just two miles from...

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  • Palo Alto Commons

    Palo Alto Commons

    4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (5)
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    Palo Alto Commons is family owned and has been operating since 1990. Providing premier assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and exclusive, specialized higher levels of care in a lovely, residential setting. A month to month rental structure allows for flexibility and peace of mind. Our...

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  • Vi at Palo Alto

    Vi at Palo Alto

    620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford Property. Our assisted and independent living community offers a wide array of amenities and benefits to...

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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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  • Cogir of Fremont Senior Living

    Cogir of Fremont Senior Living

    2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA 94536
    (32)
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    Fremont Retirement Community is an independent and assisted living community in Fremont, California. Our luxurious and active community is ideally situated in a residential area of the city, giving residents all the comforts of a small town near the amenities of a large city. Residents enjoy our...

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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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  • Acacia Creek

    34400 Mission Boulevard, Union City, CA 94587
    (15)
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    Acacia Creek is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Community (CCRC) located on the beautiful 305-acre site of the Masonic Home in Union City, and offers a truly rewarding retirement lifestyle - one that is filled with friendship and fun. One that is filled with with vitality, excitement, security and...

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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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  • Cadence Millbrae

    Cadence Millbrae

    1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
    (20)
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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 of...

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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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  • Villa Fontana Retirement

    5555 Prospect Road, San Jose, CA 95129
    (28)
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    Here at Villa Fontana Retirement we understand the importance of family. In fact this senior living facility is family owned, so they go from one family to another. Our property is recently remodeled and a beautiful place to live right here in San Jose, CA. We have been in business for 20 years now...

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  • Lincoln Glen Manor

    2671 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
    (5)
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    Lincoln Glen Manor provides an assisted living community for seniors who are looking to be a part of all that San Jose, Santa Clara County, California has to offer. This community offers the memory care that seniors need along with a great location. The beautiful city of San Jose provides residents...

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  • Golden Heritage Living

    1275 North Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112
    (6)
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    Golden Heritage Living is an assisted living situated in San Jose, California, meaning that our residents benefit from a Mediterranean-like climate with warm summers and mild winters. Our closeness to the city's center ensures convenient access to its amenities, while our multi-floor setting...

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  • Lincoln Villa

    41040 Lincoln Street, Fremont, CA 94538
    (15)
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    Lincoln Villa is a lovely community dedicated to assisted senior living. Not only is the community a wonderful place for seniors to live together and enjoy their golden years, but it is a safe environment where adult children can be assured that their parents are well taken care of. The goal of the...

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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 Senior Living

    1200 Russell Way, Hayward, CA 94541
    (28)
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    At Casa Sandoval, we promote independence through a vibrant, active and healthy senior living community. Our decisions and actions are rooted in an understanding of our residents’ needs, animated by the precepts within the MorningStar mission and core values (Casa Sandoval is managed by MorningStar...

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  • Oakmont of San Jose

    Oakmont of San Jose

    917 Thornton Way, San Jose, CA 95128
    (4)
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  • Merrill Gardens at Monterey

    Merrill Gardens at Monterey

    200 Iris Canyon Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
    (3)
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  • Civic Center at Santa Clara

    1375 Civic Center Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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  • Westmont of Milpitas (Opening Fall 2020)

    1620 S Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035
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  • Fremont Warm Springs

    250 Franciscan Ct., Freemont, CA 94539
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  • Vista Terrace of Belmont

    900 6th Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
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Santa Cruz, California

Independent Living

For seniors who wish to live primarily without assistance but would like the assistance of having their household chores taken care of by professionalls, an Independent Living Community could be the perfect fit. Meals, leisure activities and housekeeping responsibilities are taken care of for you while you are unrestricted to use your time as you wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents' quarters consist of private living spaces, each with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering opportunities to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between communities, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. If medical or nursing care is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private caregivers. There are a number of benefits and expenditures to keep in mind while choosing an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are included in your service plan: field trips, initial assessment fee, cable TV, private phone, move-in fee, wellness program, housekeeping, and laundry. The amenities that pertain to independent living include private rental hall, fitness center & swimming pool, beauty salon & barber shop, game/TV room, restaurant-style dining hall, community activities, healthcare center, and security guards.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. The median age of Santa Cruz is 29 years old. Of the population of Santa Cruz 23.6% have a graduate degree, 13.5% have a high-school diploma, and 52.2% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Santa Cruz is 5.5% other or not specified, 0.7% Native American, 20.6% Hispanic, 6.3% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 9.6% Asian, 1.4% black, and 76.4% white. Santa Cruz has a population density of 1,970 people per square mile. In Santa Cruz, 3.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Santa Cruz, 24.4% live in poverty, 7.9% do not have health insurance, 3.1% are widows, and 8.8% have some form of disability.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a big influence in choosing which location is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Santa Cruz is $2,004 per month and the median value of a house in Santa Cruz is $750,292. The rent burden for Santa Cruz is about 23.1% of the average person's monthly income.

State Information

An overview of California

The natural beauty of California is ranked 5th in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, California ranks 7th in healthcare and 19th in quality of life compared to other states. Out of a national average of 100, California has a cost of living index rating of 139, a grocery index rating of 121, and a housing index rating of 227. There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica's UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

Thirty-one percent of California residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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 terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 62% of California residents voted Democrat and 32% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 37 and 26% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for California is around 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 116F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 76F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during 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. The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.26 inches of precipitation a month. 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 tornadoes.

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, sequoia, chamise, and jojoba. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the snakes, the whales, the cougars, or the coyotes. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.