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14 55 Plus Living Communities in the Northridge Area

The Village at NorthRidge

Perfect Balance of Contemporary Design and Resort-Like Tranquility!

  •  9222 Corbin Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324 $$$$
  • Resort-style dining in the Prairie Grille Restaurant, open 12-hours daily
  • Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Full-service Spa and Salon
  • The Majestic Theater
  • Each spacious residence comes equipped with a variety of features and amenities that are suitable for any lifestyle.

Vintage Crossing

Welcome to Vintage Crossing!

  •  6830 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303 $
  • Furnished clubhouse with adjoining kitchen
  • Craft room with computer and internet access
  • Relaxing spa and upper deck verandas
  • Controlled access building with elevator
  • Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, banking and more

Fairwinds - West Hills

Come join us for Five-Star Fun.

  •  8138 Woodlake Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 $$$
  • Beautiful two-story building with elevators
  • True restaurant dining in our elegant dining room
  • Comfortable lobby and lounges
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Computer center with internet access

The Village at Sherman Oaks

A Retirement Community Designed with You in Mind!

  •  5450 Vesper Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 $$$$
  • Each spacious residence comes equipped with a variety of features and amenities that are suitable for any lifestyle.
  • Heated Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Billiards/Game Room
  • Greenhouse and raised container gardens
  • Beauty Salon/Barber

Las Serenas

Welcome to Las Serenas Senior Apartments

  •  2090 Yosemite Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063 $
  • Private balconies or patios
  • Active social calendar
  • Private access community
  • Recreational pool, spa and shuffleboard
  • Ideal location

Vintage Paseo

Vintage Paseo is truly a wonderful place to live.

  •  2970 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063 $
  • Private patio or balcony
  • Gas range with full-size oven and hood fan
  • Furnished clubhouse and library
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Planned social activities

Twelve Oaks Senior Living

Come Home to Twelve Oaks

  •  2820 Sycamore Ave., Glendale, CA 91214 $
  • Come and take a stroll under the oaks, and you'll see what makes this community so special, and why our residents love being here.
  • Enjoy an expertly prepared meal in our comfortable dining room.
  • Socialize with friends and family in our parlor, library, game room and common areas.
  • Turn housekeeping cares over to our weekly service, while we look after all the landscaping and maintenance.
  • Gain added peace of mind from our 24-hour security and emergency call systems.

The Reserve at Thousand Oaks

Bringing a Vibrant Beauty to Senior Living!

  •  3575 N Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 $$
  • The cuisine our chef specializes in - food that is wholly satisfying, using natural ingredients
  • Your personal concierge will create a worry-free atmosphere
  • Full range of spa services is just a hot stone's throw away from your front door
  • If you love spending time in the pool, join us for an instructor-led aquatics class
  • Access to your own private travel agency

University Village Thousand Oaks

Expect More from...Life

  •  3415 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 $$$$
  • Over 60 acres of rolling hills and valleys
  • Gate-guarded, private community convenient to cultural offerings of Los Angeles
  • Formal dining room and casual lounge
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Putting green, croquet court, bocce ball court

Scholl Canyon Estates

A Senior Living Community in Glendale, CA Designed with Your Needs in Mind!

  •  1551 E Chevy Chase Dr, Glendale, CA 91206 $$
  • Choice of studio, one bedroom unit or 2 bedroom/2 bath suites
  • Full kitchen with refrigerator & stove
  • Three chef-prepared meals per day
  • Wellness program & group exercise classes
  • Shopping & group excursions

MorningStar of Pasadena

Pasadena Seniors’ Most Trusted Choice!

  •  951 S Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 $$$
  • Bright and airy apartments
  • Patios and balconies available in some floorplans
  • Restaurant-style dining with daily specials
  • Private town car and van transportation service
  • State-of-the-art security and monitoring systems

FountainGlen at Pasadena

Luxurious 55+ Apartment Homes!

  •  775 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 $
  • Beautiful Landscaping
  • Conversation and Barbecue Grilling Areas
  • Soothing Spa/Hot Tub
  • Assigned Parking
  • Amazon Package Lockers

Brookdale South Bay

Senior Living in Torrance

  •  5481 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 $$$
  • Trade home maintenance for more free time
  • Learn new skills, such as Spanish or art, with available classes
  • Explore your creative side in arts and crafts studio
  • Multiple options for how to spend free time
  • Staff is available 24/7 for emergencies

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.