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15 55 Plus Living Communities in the Petaluma Area

Vintage Chateau

No matter your interests, Vintage Chateau will satisfy.

  •  333 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954 $
  • Personal security system available
  • Furnished clubhouse with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, recreation room/lounge and dance floor
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool, spa and gazebo
  • Walking distance from market, movies, restaurants and more

Springfield Place

Senior Living in Petaluma, California

  •  101 Ely Boulevard South, Petaluma, CA 94954 $$$
  • Two-story building in historic Petaluma in beautiful Sonoma county
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Private dining room for family and guests
  • Comfortable lobby and lounges
  • Outdoor courtyard and walking path

Cogir of Rohnert Park

Discover the rewards of a life well lived!

  •  4855 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 $$
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Full kitchens in every apartment
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Vintage Park

Welcome home to Vintage Park.

  •  147 Colgan Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 $
  • Furnished Clubhouse with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, recreation room, and dance floor
  • Community Garden Area
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Walking distance from shopping, park, library, banks and more

Vintage Zinfandel

The perfect apartment community for you.

  •  2037 Zinfandel Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 $
  • Clubhouse with adjoining kitchen
  • Community room with computer and internet access
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Controlled access building with elevators
  • Relaxing pool and spa

Solstice at Santa Rosa

Fall in love with Solstice

  •  3585 Round Barn Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 $$
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning - everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

Fountaingrove Lodge

We are the LGBT & Friends Retirement Community you have been searching for...

  •  4210 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95403 $$$
  • Fountaingrove Lodge provides luxury living that cannot be explained but must be experienced
  • Full time concierge, health & fitness programs, world class chefs, and even chauffeur service
  • Swimming Pool, Orchard, Bocce Court, Pet Park, Lanai Dining, and Resident Gardens
  • Residents feel peace of mind knowing they have the option of Fountaingrove Lodge's Signature in-home continued care services
  • Schedule a tour today to experience the luxury

Varenna at Fountaingrove

We are the Luxury Retirement Community you have been searching for...

  •  1401 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 $$$$
  • Each of our floor plans offer a luxurious aesthetic and unrivaled amenities for maximum comfort.
  • Our private theater is complete with popcorn machine, luxurious leather seating, and surround sound.
  • Our fitness center has the latest exercise equipment and a layout that makes working out enjoyable.
  • Our elegant restaurant-style dining along with our Executive Chef make each meal an experience.
  • Additional resident meals, guest meals & catering, meals delivered to your home, day trips & excursions, personal assistance, chauffeured transportation beyond ten miles, grocery shopping, errands, guest suites, pet care, dry cleaning, personal laundry, and more, are available at an additional cost.

Oakmont Gardens

Connect to Your Best Life

  •  301 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 $$$
  • 163 Apartments
  • Bistro, library with fireplace, intimate conversation areas
  • Spacious, light-filled restaurant-style dining room
  • Pool, spa and fitness center available all year
  • Social, recreational and life enrichments programs

Deer Park

Novato is a wonderful little town, perfect for the retiree still on the go!

  •  646 Canyon Road, Novato, CA 94947 $$
  • 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. Each apartment has an emergency communication system.

Drake Terrace

There is a vibrant, active feeling evident throughout our community

  •  275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 $$$
  • Scheduled daily transportation - shopping, medical appointments and errands
  • Personalized care plan that can include assistance with dressing, bathing and other activities of daily living
  • Emergency response system and daily check-ins
  • 24-hour security / front desk staff / manager on duty 7 days / week
  • Supportive guidance for residents and families

Aldersly Retirement Community

Cozy, Comfortable, Connected.

  •  326 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 $$$$
  • The immaculately maintained 3 and a half acre Aldersly garden campus is situated just a few minutes north of San Francisco
  • Independent Living - Private, garden apartments offer a range of floor plans, many suitable for couples.
  • Assisted Living - Rosenborg Assisted Living Center offers 30 state-of-the-art private apartments designed to provide more responsive, personalized assistance for its residents.
  • Health Care & Rehabilitation Center - Professional nurses provide daily oversight in our Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in the Kronborg Building.
  • The entire Aldersly staff is dedicated to the idea of providing the highest level of appropriate, knowledgeable, and personalized care.

The Reserve at Napa

An affordable apartment community for Seniors 62 and over.

  •  710 Trancas Street, Napa, CA 94558 $
  • Historical Landmark - The Grant House
  • Community room with computer and internet access
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Private Patio and balcony entries
  • Dishwashers & garbage disposals

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.