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 518 Independent Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs. The average cost of Independent Living in California is $2,814 per month.

California Independent Living Facilities by Region

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Cost of Independent Living in California

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The average cost of Independent Living in California is $2,814. Independent Living costs range from $1,100 to $6,825 depending on location and other factors.

CityMinimumMaximumMedian
Bakersfield$1,399$1,424$1,412
Carmichael$2,235$2,834$2,633
Escondido$2,124$2,900$2,459
Fresno$1,524$3,795$2,570
Los Angeles$2,435$6,825$3,953
Oakland$3,995$4,295$4,145
Riverside$1,650$2,075$1,873
Roseville$1,900$2,399$2,150
Sacramento$2,030$2,995$2,670
San Diego$3,494$4,890$3,784
San Francisco$2,600$2,600$2,600
San Jose$3,095$3,895$3,499
Santa Rosa$2,049$3,480$2,896
Stockton$2,190$2,462$2,326
Walnut Creek$4,459$4,504$4,482
Source: SeniorHomes.com - 2015
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.
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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.

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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.