Santa Monica Retirement Communities

Average Cost: $4,500

Map of Santa Monica Retirement Communities

Information About Retirement Community in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Retirement CommunityLocated on the Santa Monica Bay, this city is surrounded by Los Angeles on three sides. According to the 2010 United State census, its population numbered 89,736. Originally named for Santa Monica of Hippo, which was a name for the Kuruvungna Springs in the 19th century, the first official document featuring the name was on a grazing permit in 1827. As a result of the Mexican-American War, possession of the territory was awarded to the United States. In part due to the mild climate of the region, seniors find Santa Monica retirement communities to be a popular destination.

Santa Monica Attractions

The world famous Santa Monica Pier  offers a wealth of options for people who live in Santa Monica retirement communities to enjoy. These include Pacific Park, which is an amusement park. Other options include a historic 1920s carousel, shops, restaurants, entertainers and an aquarium. The Bergamot Station, an art gallery owned by the city, houses the Santa Monica Museum of Art. There are three shopping districts located within the city: the Downtown District, the north side's upscale Montana Avenue district and the south end's Main Street district with its eclectic offerings.

Senior Activities in the Area

Santa Monica Retirement Community ActivityThe Santa Monica Senior Center is located in Palisades Park. Educational, active learning and fitness activities are featured at the Senior Recreation Center housed there. In addition, seasonal events and classes at Emeritus College are available year round. Some examples of programming that residents of Santa Monica retirement communities might enjoy include cultural arts workshops, chair-assisted yoga, healthy cooking, group exercises, health education, bridge and movie screenings.

Santa Monica Medical Facilities

People living in Santa Monica retirement communities have access to some of the best medical facilities in the country. In addition to the many offerings in Los Angeles, the city of Santa Monica has its own outstanding options for healthcare. UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica  is a 299 bed hospital determined by U.S. News to be high performing in eight adult specialties, including geriatrics, urology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, the U.S. News report found the hospital showed a high commitment to patient safety by taking actions to reduce medical mistakes and accidents. During the time period that was most recently reported, the hospital performed more than 10,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries. A surgical and general medical hospital, St. John's Health Center features 233 beds and performed over 10,000 outpatient and inpatient surgeries, according to data obtained by U.S. News. In addition, U.S. News ranks this hospital highly in the specialties of orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

Options for Public Transportation

Public Transportation for Santa Monica Retirement CommunitiesSanta Monica operates its own bus service called the Big Blue Bus. This company also serves much of the University of California and West Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority also maintains bus service in the city of Santa Monica, giving people who live in Santa Monica retirement communities lots of options for traveling throughout the city. This Metro service provides complimentary service to the Big Blue Bus lines and is in operation overnight while the Big Blue Bus line is not. With its pleasant weather, access to a myriad of shopping experiences and senior activities, as well as access to top notch medical care and public transportation options, many people find Santa Monica to be an impressive place when they consider retirement. Back to Top