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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to senior apartments. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 10 senior apartments in San Francisco and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Senior Apartments near San Francisco, California

The Broadmoor

1499 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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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...

Brunswick Street Apartments

4619 Brunswick St, San Francisco, CA 94132

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Sign By Jan 15th, Just Pay $99 to move in and Rent won't be due until March 2021! Welcome to the Brunswick Street Apartments offering studio apartments for 55+ seniors! Conveniently located near public transportation, eateries, Daly City's main streets, our beautiful property has amenities...

The Paloma at Oakland Hills

4690 Tompkins Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

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Sycamore Hills By the Bay

1550 Sycamore Ave, Hercules, CA 94547

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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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Palo Alto Commons

4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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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...

Civic Center at Santa Clara

1375 Civic Center Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Acacia Glen Senior Apartments

615 Acacia Way, Woodland, CA 95695

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Acacia Glen is a recently built forty-one unit apartment complex for active, independent seniors.  Acacia Glen is designed for discerning senior citizens who desire high quality living with enhanced interior design features. For medical and dental care you couldn't ask for a more convenient...

Carefree North Natomas

5601 Natomas Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95835

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The BEST in SENIOR Apartments! Carefree Senior Living apartment communities are the ideal destination for adults looking to have FUN, enjoy life, and have new adventures. Whatever your definition of fun is, you will live the life you've always dreamed of and deserve at Carefree Senior Living...

Emerson Place Apartments

5120 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

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This small 40 unit complex has been family built and managed since 1987! Gorgeous grounds complete with an outdoor heated spa and a lap pool located by the clubhouse, where there is always hot coffee and neighbors to chat with! Designed for active seniors, the apartments each have their own...

Arbor Manor Senior Cottage Apartments

140 W Minnesota Ave, Turlock, CA 95382

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Come home to Arbor Manor and enjoy the tranquility of this lovely community, our one bedroom one bath single story cottage style homes have plenty of closet space, washer and dryers, ceiling fans and private patios. Housekeeping is included twice per month at no extra charge! Our cottage style...

Learn More About Senior Apartments in San Francisco, CA

A city prone to fog, where mountains meet the ocean and man-made modern marvels seamlessly blend into the landscape, San Francisco has the appearance of an impressionist painting or a hundred-year-old postcard, no matter which direction you turn. The Golden Gate City’s dreamlike qualities have helped make it one of the most desirable — and expensive — destinations in the country.

Senior apartments are communities geared exclusively toward residents 55+ and provide amenities similar to a typical apartment complex. These communities offer older adults an easier lifestyle by taking care of tasks such as yard work and household repairs, but they typically provide limited organized social events and few additional services compared to those offered by independent or assisted living communities.


Cost of Senior Apartments in San Francisco, CA

The median monthly cost for a senior apartment is about $1,500 in the state of California.


Learn More About San Francisco, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in San Francisco are rated 47 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly higher than 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 CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing147181143145138134

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$107,199 per year$58,299 per year$91,557 per year$40,830 per year$61,992 per year$6,374 per year$2,411 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service San Francisco include:

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 780+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, ICU

Chinese Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 60+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, inpatient surgery

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 230+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, ICU

Weather and Climate

Like much of coastal California, San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate with warm winters and cool summers, where temperatures are moderated throughout the year by ocean breezes. Summers in San Francisco are known for cool winds and fog — an effect of low pressure from California’s interior valleys — so unlike most of the country, July in San Francisco tends to have cooler temperatures than October. The city also has many different microclimates as a result of varying elevation levels and weather influences from the Pacific, which means that certain parts of San Francisco are noticeably sunnier on a regular basis, whereas other areas tend to receive much more rainfall.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum49.4°F55.9°F42.9°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum62.8°F71.1°F54.5°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 116

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.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 20.11”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size4115.1%320,9565,383.8 per square mile2.89

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.3%34.2%5.2%15.2%0.3%5.4%40.6%

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 San Francisco, CA: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election

DemocraticRepublicanOther61.5%31.5%7.0%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

A few U.S. cities have a look and feel so distinctive that they seem like their own separate country — or maybe even a dream. “You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist,” the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas once observed. “The wonderful sunlight here, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes.” A city prone to fog, where mountains meet the ocean and man-made modern marvels seamlessly blend into the landscape, San Francisco has the appearance of an impressionist painting or a hundred-year-old postcard, no matter which direction you turn.

Sightseers will have their hands full. San Francisco’s cable cars — part of the world’s only remaining manually operated system — are one of the city’s signature tourist attractions, carrying passengers up and down the steep city streets of the downtown area. Cable car riders have easy access to the garden-lined zig-zags of Lombard Street, the pastel Victorian mansions called the “Painted Ladies” along Alamo Square, and the popular restaurants and shops at the Fisherman’s Wharf. The city’s most well-known landmarks, however, are first viewed from afar and are unmistakable when spotted. Offshore from the mainland, the jagged, weathered exterior of Alcatraz Island — home to the now-shuttered federal prison nicknamed “The Rock” — sits in San Francisco Bay in stark contrast to the undeniable beauty of the surrounding terrain and metropolis. And just to the west of Alcatraz, like an entry point to the Pacific Ocean, stand the burnt orange, art deco towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, a symbol of San Francisco which seems to disappear into the sunset like a fiery, steel mirage.

Naturally, San Francisco has remained a mecca for both artists and outdoors enthusiasts since its founding. Distinguished San Francisco museums include the Asian Art Museum, the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and the Museum of Modern Art. Even Alcatraz features art exhibitions in addition to its historical museum. The gigantic Golden Gate Park spans half the San Francisco Peninsula and includes museums, ponds, trails, nature preserves, a botanical garden, a carousel, and countless other attractions. A convenient escape to the wilderness, Muir Woods National Monument is only about a 30-minute drive north of the city and allows visitors to hike among redwoods on pristine trails and forest boardwalks. An added treat is a baby-boomer favorite called the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, built in 1945 around the indoor pool of the historic downtown hotel Fairmont. This nostalgically tropical restaurant and tiki bar transports patrons to the South Pacific with its dimly lit, lush interior and often showers guests with artificial rainfall.

Transportation

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) provides many options for residents and visitors to get around the city with ease and safety. The Muni is San Francisco’s network of trains, buses, cable cars, and streetcars. SFMTA provides paratransit for riders with disabilities, as well as many discounts and accessibility options for seniors.

San Francisco is also known for its walkability and is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the country, with ongoing plans for increasing the safety and quality of bike lanes.

Frequently asked questions about Senior Apartments in California

There are 10 senior apartments near San Francisco, California. See the full list.

Acacia Glen Senior Apartments, Emerson Place Apartments and Palo Alto Commons are the top rated senior apartments near San Francisco, California. See full list of communities.

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