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30 Independent Living Communities in the Irvine Area

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Atria Golden Creek

Discover an entirely new look for Assisted and Senior Living in Irvine, CA, at Atria Golden Creek!

  •  33 Creek Road, Irvine, CA 92604 $$$
  • New Bistro with outdoor seating and a barbecue area
  • All Renovated Apartments feature the Saflok® electronic key entry system
  • Addition of new Family Room and Library with plush, comfortable furnishings
  • Rejuvenating Day Spa with full services, including manicures, pedicures and hairstyling
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
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The Meridian at Anaheim Hills


  •  525 S. Anaheim Hills Road, Anaheim, CA 92807 $$$
  • Elegantly appointed apartment and a community filled with activities and amenities
  • Three Nutritious Meals Served Daily
  • Weekly Wellness Checks Performed by a Licensed Nurse
  • Fitness Center with Private Trainer
  • Secured Parking Garage
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Oakmont of Capriana

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

  •  460 S La Floresta Dr., Brea, CA 92823 $$$$
  • Capriana was named Project of the Year and awarded the 2013 Sage Award.
  • Complimentary Concierge Service makes daily tasks easier than ever.
  • Complimentary Chauffeur Service makes getting around town a breeze.
  • Valet Service creates a feel of luxury and pampering for you and your guests.
  • Professional and Courteous staff that is here to serve you 24/7.
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Pacifica Senior Living Chino Hills

Award-Winning Assisted Living and Memory Care Retirement Community in Chino Hills California!

  •  6500 Butterfield Ranch, Chino Hills, CA 91709 $$$
  • 24-Hour On-Site Professional Staffing
  • Restaurant-Style Dining with a variety of meal choices each day
  • Social, Educational, Spiritual, and Recreational Programs
  • Manicured and Maintained Landscaped Grounds with Water Fountain
  • Activities - Craft and Game Room
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Atria Newport Plaza

Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in Newport Beach, CA

  •  1455 Superior Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663 $$$
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Bathrooms designed for comfort and safety
  • Luxurious entertainment lounge with patio and fireplace
  • Full-service dining featuring seasonal menus and healthy choices
  • Full calendar of fun and engaging programs, events and activities
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Atria San Juan

Independent/Assisted Living and Memory Care in Orange County, CA

  •  32353 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 $$$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
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Pacifica Senior Living Hillsborough

A Welcoming Senior Living Community in Chino, CA!

  •  11918 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710 $$
  • 24-hour staff
  • Concierge service
  • Scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and events
  • Routine health assessments
  • Escort and transfer assistance available

Regents Point

Welcome to Regents Point

  •  19191 Harvard Ave, Irvine, CA 92612 $$$$
  • Enjoy an expertly prepared meal in our dining room or bistro.
  • Socialize with friends and family in our lounges and common areas.
  • Keep active in the fitness centre, swimming, putting green and lawn bowling area.
  • Kick back and relax at the spa. Get creative in the arts studio.
  • And count on the full continuum of healthcare services, should you ever need them.

Heritage Place at Tustin

Welcome to Heritage Place At Tustin!

  •  1101 Sycamore Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780 $
  • One and Two bedrooms
  • Large kitchen with Dishwasher
  • Gated Community
  • Community Room
  • Sparkling Pool with sun deck

Park Plaza

Our Award Winning Intimate Village-Style Senior Community is Waiting for You!

  •  620 South Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866 $$
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
  • Signature The Art of Living Well® programs
  • All-day dining hours with two unique venues
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Planned social and educational events, shopping excursions and day trips

Meridian at Laguna Hills - CA


  •  24552 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 $$
  • Round-the-clock care
  • Assistance with the activities of daily living
  • A full menu of life-enriching amenities
  • Private apartment homes include personal bathrooms and an outdoor living space
  • Gourmet meals served in our elegant restaurant-style dining room

Park Terrace

Surrounded by Natural Beauty and Filled with the Comforts of a Modern Resort!

  •  21952 Buena Suerte, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 $$$
  • Summit Club is for those who are able to make their needs known and that need minimal to moderate support with self-care (activities of daily living)
  • Three meals per day which includes a healthy, nutritional program
  • Scheduled transportation with chauffeured van and town car to medical appointments and errands
  • Connections is personalized for those who benefit from more attention and greater emotional support.
  • State-of-the-art fitness center

Emerald Court

Welcome to Emerald Court!

  •  1731 West Medical Center Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801 $$
  • Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Three meals daily
  • Housekeeping/Laundry Services
  • Wellness Programs

Morningside of Fullerton

Expect more from retirement.

  •  800 Morningside Drive, Fullerton, CA 92835 $$$$
  • Formal dining room and casual lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room
  • Arts and crafts studio with display areas and kiln, woodworking shop
  • Golf pitching practice area
  • Individual gardens and community greenhouse

Vivante Newport Mesa


  •  1640 Monrovia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 $$$$
  • Studio, one-and two-bedroom floor plans, each with stainless steel appliances, solid wood cabinetry, CaesarStone countertops and Porcelanosa tile
  • Resort-quality amenities to suit each resident's unique lifestyle
  • A variety of leisure venues and activities allows residents to spend each day as they choose.
  • Our diverse dining options provide an elegant atmosphere, professional service, and fresh, local ingredients prepared by our skilled culinary team.
  • Our convenient location puts you at the heart of the vibrant Orange County coastline surrounded by the finest in entertainment and recreation.

Westminster Terrace Senior Living

Welcome to Westminster Terrace Senior Living in Westminster, CA

  •  7571 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA 92683 $$
  • Individually controlled heating and cooling
  • Emergency call system
  • Beautiful, serene courtyard
  • Entertainment areas for private family gatherings
  • Small pets welcome

Vintage Canyon

Welcome home to Vintage Canyon!

  •  855 N. Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821 $
  • Furnished clubhouse with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, recreation room/lounge, and dance floor
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Controlled access buildings with elevators
  • Walking distance to market, bank, shopping and more

Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

Designed to Meet Your Individual Needs and Give You the Freedom to be Yourself!

  •  17200 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 $$
  • 121 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

FountainGlen at Seacliff

A Marquee Destination for Active Senior Living!

  •  7181 Garden Glen Ct., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 $
  • Resort-Style Pool & Soothing Spa
  • Putting Green/ Breakfast Bar/ Fitness Center/ Billiards
  • Less than 2 Miles from the Beach/ Close to Jogging and Biking Trails
  • Balcony, Deck or Patio & Spacious Walk-in Closets
  • Washer/ Dryer Connections

Ivy Park at San Juan Capistrano

Welcome to Ivy Park at San Juan Capistrano Senior Living!

  •  32200 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 $$$
  • Four different apartment styles to choose from
  • Basic utilities (except telephone), including basic expanded cable channels
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages available 24 hours a day
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Private balcony or patio with most apartments

Magnolia Grand

Choice, Dignity, Privacy, Independence

  •  8537 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 $$
  • Meals prepared by an on-site Chef
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Patio, balcony and garden views in select units
  • Kitchenette with executive-sized refrigerator
  • Beauty salon and barber shop

Vintage at Snowberry

Welcome Home

  •  8426 Colorado Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504 $
  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans
  • Fully equipped kitchens with energy efficient appliances
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool & spa
  • Business center with high-speed internet

Truewood by Merrill, West Covina

West Covina California Independent Senior Living

  •  3601 Holt Avenue, West Covina, CA 91791 $
  • 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.
  • Catch your favorite shows in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Or participate in our renowned Wii® bowling tournament.
  • 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.

Citrus Place

A FULL CONTINUUM OF CARE in riverside, california

  •  7898 California Ave, Riverside, CA 92504 $$
  • Spacious private apartments with full baths and outdoor patios
  • Fabulous dining program with table-service and restaurant-style menu options.
  • Local transportation for shopping and medical appointments
  • Staff available around the clock for resident's convenience and security
  • All the amenities of a large facility with the intimacy of a small community

West Park Senior Living - CA


  •  801 Cypress Way, San Dimas, CA 91773 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Vintage Grove

Vintage Grove is the perfect place to call home.

  •  3625 Williams Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750 $
  • Furnished clubhouse with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, recreation room/lounge and dance floor
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Controlled access gates
  • Nearby market, post office, senior center, park, library, bank and more

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.