California Independent Living

A beautiful beach on the coast of CA (California)Vibrant, independent seniors who want to enjoy an active retirement on the west coast often choose a carefree California independent living community, where a monthly fee covers rent, maintenance and meals along with various amenities. These age-restricted communities vary in size from intimate urban apartment buildings to large desert resort complexes, complete with tennis courts, pools and fitness trails.

In California there are 533 Independent Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs. The average cost of Independent Living in California is $2,611 per month.

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California Independent Living Facilities by Region

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Other Areas in California

Bakersfield, Bishop, Chico, Eureka, Hanford, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Napa, Ventura, Sonora, Red Bluff, Redding, Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Grass Valley, Vallejo, Visalia, Yuba City

Map of California Independent Living Facilities

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Cost of Independent Living in California

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The average cost of Independent Living in California is $2,611. Independent Living costs range from $1,388 to $4,395 depending on location and other factors.

City Minimum Cost Maximum Cost Median Cost
Anaheim$2,625$2,698$2,662
Bakersfield$1,620$3,389$2,262
Carmichael$2,050$2,595$2,323
Escondido$2,345$2,700$2,523
Fresno$1,750$2,040$1,946
Sacramento$2,395$2,795$2,595
San Diego$2,900$3,050$2,982
San Jose$2,375$2,900$2,566
San Rafael$4,100$4,395$4,248
Santa Rosa$2,495$3,825$3,009
Stockton$1,695$2,125$1,910
Thousand Oaks$2,950$3,240$3,113
Walnut Creek$2,825$4,095$3,460
Source: SeniorHomes.com - 2012
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Overview of California Independent Living

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The sprawling coastal state of California has long been a popular destination for both tourists and permanent residents who head west to enjoy the warm sunny climate, the bustling urban centers and tremendous array of social, cultural and recreational opportunities. As the most populous state in the country, there are numerous California independent living communities located in major centers such as San Francisco, Long Beach and San Jose, as well as smaller inland areas like Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe. In California, you can golf in the shadow of the snow-capped High Sierra Mountains, sample award-winning wines in the Napa Valley and bump elbows with movie stars in Hollywood.

Independent Living in California Defined

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California independent living facilities offer active, healthy retirees their own private apartment or suite and may provide amenities such as concierge-style support service from professional staff, meals in a restaurant-style dining room and additional amenities like on-site fitness rooms, libraries and spas. Residents of these facilities are free from major health conditions or memory impairments that would impact their ability care for themselves. Seniors who need skilled nursing services or help with daily living should consider retiring to a nursing home or assisted living facility where medical staff can provide the right care for their particular needs. You can find facilities that provide assisted living and skilled nursing care in California in our Assisted Living and Nursing Homes categories.

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