Merrill Gardens at Lafayette


1010 Second Street , Lafayette, CA 94549

(855) 840-7257

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We toured Merrill Gardens at Lafayette. It was brand new, very clean, with a very open plan, but a little bit sterile. They have an underground parking garage, which was nice. The units were nice, but a little bit on the small size. The staff member who helped me was alright. He was just filling in for somebody else. He was able to answer some questions but not everything. We didn't observe any activities. They have a small gym, a small theater, a card room, a small library, and a garden space. Merrill Gardens at Lafayette was OK; however, the layout was rather cold and confusing, and that was part of the problem. Also, they need to make sure that the people that show you around are more informed as well.

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Merrill Gardens, Lafayette is a new community, less than a year old. It has 85 apartments, and can accommodate 17 in their memory care unit. They offer all day dining, happy hours several times a week, usually with live music, as well as nightly movies in their theatre, a full service salon, exercise and massage room, and many open areas for residents and their guests to enjoy. Each independent or assisted living apartment has a kitchen. The studios are equipped with everything a kitchenette offers, a refrigerator, sink and microwave, as well as a 2 burner stove. The 1 and 2 bedroom apartments offer the same kitchen options as the studios, but with four burner stoves with an oven. While this community does not offer large open garden areas, they have 2 rooftop decks with resident gardening projects, and are in walking distance to downtown Lafayette, which has many options for shopping and dining. They have two community computer stations for residents' use, but their WiFi is accessible in most locations in the community. In addition to this being a nice and new community, they also offer underground parking for their residents. This is especially great on hot California summer days, as well as (when we don't have a drought), rainy Bay Area winters. The garage has an elevator that goes directly to the community from the garage. Lastly, because they are a new community that is not at capacity, they offer an area comparatively reasonable rate that should be explored!

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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

Property Info

Licensed Capacity: 100

Emergency Services: Less than 5 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 60

Number of Units: 89

State License #: 79200358

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

Washer/Dryer in Apt

Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop


Garage Parking


Social Events

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Educational Opportunities

Personal Pathways Activity Program

Family Support Groups


Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Cable/Satellite TV

Dedicated Concierge

Pet Policy: Small pets allowed

Anytime DiningSM

Private Dining Room Available

Free Wi-Fi in Common Areas


Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Other Transportation Provided


Weekly Linen Service

Escort Help & Safety Checks

Description of Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

Nestled in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Merrill Gardens at Lafayette is centrally located near shopping, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor recreation and medical facilities in Contra Costa County. We are proud to offer a range of senior living options from independent and assisted living to memory care for those with Alzheimer's and dementia.

As one of the newest additions to the Merrill Gardens family of communities, Merrill Gardens at Lafayette is dedicated to providing seniors an alternative to traditional retirement housing.

Featured Amenities

With 89 brand-new, pet-friendly apartment homes, residents have their choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans that feature fully equipped kitchens, in-home washer/dryer units and emergency call systems. Homes are leased month-to-month, with no buy-in fees, and all utilities (except telephone) are included in the monthly rental fee.

Residents also benefit from convenient underground garage parking, complimentary wireless Internet, welcoming common areas and a well-stocked library. With our signature Anytime Dining program, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on your schedule in our restaurant-style dining room anytime between 7am and 11pm. A private dining room is also available for hosting special celebrations and family events.

Available Services

At Merrill Gardens at Lafayette, our cheerful and caring staff are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that our residents are happy, healthy and enjoying life at our community. Professional caregivers are on hand to provide assistance with life's daily activities from bathing to dressing to managing personal medications.

Seniors enjoy the comfort and convenience of weekly housekeeping and linen services, an on-site concierge, scheduled transportation and daily meal service. Our full-time Activity Director is also on site daily to schedule a rotating assortment of fun events and activities from book groups to yoga to group outings.

Come discover for yourself why Merrill Gardens at Lafayette was named Best of 50+ Silver Winner by the National Association of Home Builders in 2013!