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16 55 Plus Living Communities in the Los Altos Area

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Baywood Court

Friendship, Community and Security

  •  21966 Dolores Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining with gourmet and special diet menu selections
  • A variety of activities, programs, and meaningful volunteer opportunities
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Woodworking Shop
  • The Baywood Court Computer Lab enables residents to write their autobiography, trace their genealogy, research topics of interest, or simply surf the Internet.

BridgePoint at Los Altos

A Sense of Belonging...

  •  1174 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 $$$
  • Independent Living and Assisted Living
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Three meals daily
  • Housekeeping
  • Full activities calendar

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio

Where every minute becomes a moment

  •  23500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 $$$$
  • Daily flexible dining points program
  • Fitness center, heated pool and hot tub
  • Partnership with health and home care services
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Enhanced digital cable TV

Webster House

An engaging life. A close community.

  •  401 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 $$$$
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Regular maintenance
  • 24/7 security
  • Entrance fee and monthly fee
  • Certain services available for an additional fee, including cable TV, meal delivery, private transportation, parking, and more

Chateau Cupertino

Chateau Cupertino is independent retirement living at its best!

  •  10150 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014 $$
  • One-bedroom, two-bedroom and alcove apartments with bathroom and kitchenette including a full-size refrigerator
  • Multiple closets, patio, balcony or solarium
  • Beauty and barber services and the convenience of the General Store
  • Three conveniently-located elevators
  • Cozy living room with its fireplace and entertainment lounge where you can enjoy special entertainment or easy viewing of feature films on the big-screen TV

Villa Serena

Located in beautiful Santa Clara, California, Villa Serena offers the fun of a vibrant retirement community and the independent lifestyle you value.

  •  1340 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051 $$$
  • Chef-Prepared Meals: Enjoy three home-cooked daily meals prepared by our chef, served at your table in our dining room.
  • Fun Social Activities and Outings: Access a full activity calendar including: games, exercise, movies and many more fun weekly events.
  • Transportation: We offer local transportation for shopping trips, doctor's appointments and other scheduled activities and events!
  • Weekly Housekeeping Service: Enjoy your own personal housekeeper who will clean, vacuum, do light dusting, change your linens and bring you toilet tissue weekly.
  • Caring Live-In Managers Available to You 24/7: You'll have peace of mind knowing that our mangers live here too.

Brookdale Redwood City

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061 $$
  • Our full-service dining room offers an elegant setting, generous hours , open seating and a host to ensure a pleasurable dining experience.
  • Invite friends or family to enjoy our heated indoor pool.
  • Our well-appointed activity room is ideal for a friendly game of bridge, chess or other fun, challenging activities.
  • Green thumbs can tend to their favorite plants in our outdoor gardening areas.
  • Our emergency response system is monitored 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week by our well-trained staff in case of an emergency.

Saratoga Retirement Community

Welcome to Saratoga Retirement Community, Silicon Valley's finest destination for extraordinary senior living.

  •  14500 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 $$$$
  • Residents enjoy comfortable, carefree lifestyles in private, pet-friendly apartment or cottage homes, where they have the security of knowing a comprehensive continuum of care is available on campus, should their health care needs change.
  • Beautiful dining room with a cheerful waitstaff, a fitness center and indoor pool and spa, a club lounge, a library, a bocce ball court, a putting green, colorful gardens, surrounding residential neighborhoods to walk in and so much more.
  • We have apartment homes in one-, two-, and two-bedroom-plus-den styles. We also have several spacious two-bedroom cottages.
  • You'll also delight in the fine dining prepared each day by our executive chef and the culinary team.
  • You'll have the peace of mind that comes only from living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Cogir of Fremont

Discover the rewards of a life well lived!

  •  2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA 94536 $$
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Kitchenette in every apartment
  • Fitness area with indoor pool
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Vintage Court

We welcome you home to Vintage Court!

  •  2499 Decoto Road, Union City, CA 94587 $
  • Private patio entries/balconies
  • Furnished clubhouse with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, recreation room/lounge, and dance floor
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Walking distance from market, post office, senior center, park, library, bank and more.

Allen Temple Arms I


  •  8135 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621 $
  • Spacious one bedroom and studio apartments
  • A well-designed community room used during activities and events
  • A library that boasts of a selection of books and magazines, computer and copier machine for resident use
  • Tastefully landscaped grounds with mature trees and flowers
  • Gated and well-lighted resident and visitor parking

E.E. Cleveland Manor

54 apartments in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area

  •  2611 Alvingroom Ct., Oakland, CA 94605 $
  • Spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Full bathrooms and kitchens
  • A community garden that provides residents access to satisfying labor and a sense of community and connection to other residents
  • A computer lab for internet surfing or simply keeping in touch with business and family concerns
  • An outdoor patio with grilling equipment for fun barbeques and summer cook-outs

Peninsula Del Rey

Luxury senior living in Daly City

  •  165 Pierce Street, Daly City, CA 94015 $$$
  • Each spacious residence comes equipped with a variety of features and amenities that are suitable for any lifestyle
  • Dine Your Way® offers dining 12 hours/day
  • Pacifica multi-purpose/activities rooms
  • Full-service beauty salon/barbershop
  • Fully-equipped fitness center

Heritage Estates Senior Apartments

Discover how to retire in style!

  •  800 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore, CA 94550 $
  • Large one-bedroom apartments from 575 to 1114 square feet.
  • Spacious two-bedroom apartments from 961 to 1206 square feet.
  • Sun-drenched, Mediterranean architecture.
  • Large outdoor pool and patio.
  • Outdoor fireplace, fountains, and kitchen with BBQ.

Heritage Estates

Quite simply, at Heritage Estates, it's your life, on your terms.

  •  900 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore, CA 94550 $$$
  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Two and three story buildings with elevators
  • Two full-service salons and relaxing spa services
  • True restaurant dining in our two elegant dining rooms
  • Patios and balconies in most apartment homes

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.