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29 Independent Living Communities in the Alameda 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.
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Atria Valley View

Independent and Assisted Senior Living in Walnut Creek, CA

  •  1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 $$$
  • A peaceful wooded setting with scenic walking paths
  • Modern fitness center, salon and spa, movie theater and computer stations
  • Expansive courtyard and outdoor terrace with stone fireplace
  • Concierge service
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
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Atria Walnut Creek

Discover Vibrant Assisted Living and Memory Care in Walnut Creek, California!

  •  1400 Montego, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 $$$
  • Outdoor spaces including a koi pond, walking paths and patio for dining al fresco
  • Multiple dining venues offering multicultural meals, vegetarian meals and more
  • Movie theater, game room and library to gather with friends and neighbors
  • Concierge service
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Cardinal Point

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

  •  2431 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501 $$
  • Cardinal Point brings waterfront views together with luxury living.
  • Our Executive Chef makes each meal a fine dining experience.
  • Complimentary Concierge Service makes daily tasks easier than ever.
  • Complimentary Chauffeur Service makes getting around town a breeze.
  • Professional and Courteous staff that is here to serve you 24/7.

Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

Concierge services, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and much more!

  •  5238 Coronado Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 $$$
  • 127 senior living apartments. Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime Dining. Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule - 7 am to 7 pm - 7 days a week
  • Active Living. Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

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

Landmark Villa

Enjoy the active retirement lifestyle of upscale independent living

  •  21000 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94541 $$
  • Set on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and two lovely garden areas with many large trees and birds
  • 97 apartments on three floors
  • Yard work, housekeeping, meal preparation, even transportation, are taken care of for you
  • With its warm, family-friendly atmosphere, Landmark Villa feels like home the moment you walk through the doors
  • Wide range of activities each month, including exercise classes and community outings to the Oakland Zoo

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

Lafayette Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care

  •  1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549 $$$
  • 85 senior living apartments. Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime Dining. Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule - 7 am to 7 pm - 7 days a week
  • Active Living. Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

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

Serra Highlands Senior Living


  •  501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015 $$
  • Round-the-clock care and assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Full menu of life-enriching amenities
  • Personalized care plans
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • In-home emergency call pendant

The Stratford by Sunrise

Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.

  •  601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 $$$$
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal
  • Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests

Heritage Park at Hilltop

Heritage Park is a place where you can make yourself at home.

  •  3811 Lakeside Drive, Richmond, CA 94806 $
  • On-Site Management
  • Private Patios and Balconies
  • Electronic Entry Buildings
  • Beautiful Clubhouse
  • Sparkling Pool

Truewood by Merrill, Pinole

San Francisco California Independent Senior Living

  •  2621 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564 $$
  • Comfy Community and Social Meeting Areas
  • Landscaped Gardens with Courtyards
  • Laundry Facility
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Flexible Dining

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Cogir of Vallejo Hills

Discover the rewards of a life well lived!

  •  350 Locust Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 $$
  • One and two bedroom apartments
  • Library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Cogir of North Bay

Discover the rewards of a life well lived!

  •  2261 Tuolumne, Vallejo, CA 94589 $$
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Walk-in closets and private balconies/patios
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

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

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

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.

Quail Lodge

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

  •  4850 Deer Valley Road, Antioch, CA 94531 $
  • Three chef-prepared meals daily
  • On-site beauty salon
  • Fun daily activities
  • Free transportation
  • 4 Floor plans

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.