Santa Barbara Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Santa Barbara Assisted Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Assisted Living in Santa Barbara for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,700/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Santa Barbara Assisted Living Facilities

Community Starting Price
Vista del Monte $6,000/month
Alexander Gardens Assisted Living $2,995/month
Abiding Care $3,900/month
Wood Glen Hall $2,820/month
Casa Rhoda 3 $3,500/month
Casa Rhoda 2 $3,500/month
Grand Care $4,250/month
Casa Rhoda 1 $3,500/month
Tree Of Life Retirement Homes, Inc. - Santa Barbara, CA $4,500/month
Lotus Villa $4,500/month
Casa Rhoda 4 $3,500/month

Cost of Nearby Assisted Living Facilities

Community City Starting Price
The Lexington Assisted Living Ventura $2,500/month
Cypress Place Senior LIving Ventura $3,295/month
Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard Oxnard $2,500/month
Granvida Senior Living - Carpenteria, CA Carpinteria $4,800/month
Peppers Estate Montecito $4,750/month
Navita Residences Tull Street Ventura $4,800/month
Mariposa at Ellwood Shores Goleta $6,450/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by 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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Reviews of Santa Barbara Assisted Living Facilities

Vista del Monte

Review by Martha


My uncle lives in Vista del Monte, and I often visit him. It's strikingly beautiful and has been there 40 years. The landscaping is well established, well-maintained, and has great community involvement. They have top-rate quality meals...

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Map of Santa Barbara Assisted Living Facilities

Information About Assisted Living Facility in Santa Barbara

Often referred to as “The American Riviera,” Santa Barbara lies 90 minutes northwest of Los Angeles, nestled between a stunning beachfront coastline reminiscent of the Mediterranean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, which create a dramatic backdrop for the city. Thousands of tourists visit Santa Barbara each year to enjoy the many world-class attractions and amenities within the city. Seniors who choose assisted living in Santa Barbara enjoy some of the best Southern California has to offer, including access to a dynamic cultural arts scene, scenic natural beauty and first-class, resort-style living.

Santa Barbara Recreation

In keeping with the city’s rich maritime history, the Santa Barbara Waterfront is a vibrant stretch of local restaurants, shops and artists. The two most popular waterfront destinations are Stearns Wharf, a 130-year old structure home to the Ty Warner Sea Center natural history museum, and The Harbor, whose pier offers some of the best boat watching in the city. Seniors enjoying assisted living in Santa Barbara take a break from sun and surf by visiting some of the area’s scenic attractions. The Santa Barbara Mission is considered one of the most beautiful Missions in California and has continued to actively function as a church since its founding in 1786. Visitors spend hours exploring the Mission’s sprawling grounds and Spanish-style architecture.

Santa Barbara Activities

Positive Aspects of CaregivingHome to several institutions of higher learning, most notably the University of California at Santa Barbara, the city is full of intellectual pursuits. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History displays collections of Prehistoric Native American life, while the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has an impressive collection of Asian artifacts. The Santa Barbara Zoo offers fun for all ages and is considered one of the best small zoos in the country. Residents of assisted living in Santa Barbara who seek friends and fun head to one of two senior centers: The Carrillo Recreation Center or the Louise Lowry Davis Recreation Center. The Centers offer a wide range of programs and activities, including dance classes, lawn bowling and hobby groups.

Santa Barbara Medical Facilities

Seniors enjoying assisted living in Santa Barbara appreciate the peace of mind of knowing that quality medical care is just a short ride away at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Serving Santa Barbara since 1888, the 408-bed teaching hospital with over 600 doctors and nurses is the largest of its kind between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The hospital is well known for its neurosurgical, cardiac and oncology programs, as well as for operating the Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging and MacDougall Eye Center.

Santa Barbara Transportation

Travel in and around Santa Barbara is easy and affordable by bus. The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) operates mass transit in the city with public transportation running from communities of assisted living in Santa Barbara to the city’s many popular attractions. All buses are wheelchair accessible and reduced fare cards are available for seniors.

Cost of Assisted Living in Santa Barbara

Beautiful Santa Barbara is far and away one of the most desirable cities in which to live, and it is no wonder many seniors wish to find assisted living housing here. Depending on the size, location and services provided by an assisted living community, monthly fees for a private one-bedroom unit can cost as little as $1,750 or as much as $5,700. The median monthly price for assisted living in the area is $3,725.* Seniors should prepare to spend $44,700 annually for assisted living in Santa Barbara.

Find Assisted Living in Santa Barbara

Assisted living in Santa Barbara offers seniors intimate, resort-style retirement living in a scenic beachfront community. Learn more about local housing options by visiting our Santa Barbara Assisted Living page.
*Genworth Financial 2011 Cost of Care Survey.
Written by senior housing writer Jacqui Howell. Back to Top