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The 5 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in the Bay Area

Discover the five best luxury senior living communities in the Bay Area with Seniorly. Learn about upscale independent living and more in the Bay Area.

By Marlena del Hierro · Updated Nov 25, 2022
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For those who want to age in comfort and style, these five communities provide the best that luxury senior living in the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. With state-of-the-art residential units, these higher price points not only cover the cost of your typical senior care, but also allow for beautifully manicured outdoor spaces and all of the amenities you could ever need. These upscale independent living and assisted living communities take extravagant living to a whole new level.

Coterie Cathedral Hill

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

Set in the heart of San Francisco, this luxury senior living community offers fine finishes and details throughout the studios, one and two bedroom units, and communal spaces. Kick back on the beautiful rooftop patio or by the pool, or see the latest film in the well-appointed theater that hearkens back to the movie palaces of yesteryear. Offering 24/7 assisted living and memory care services, Coterie Cathedral Hill offers older adults concierge-level service and a lifestyle that both accommodates and celebrates you.

The Vi at Palo Alto

The Top 5 Luxury Senior Living Communities in the Bay Area
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Skilled Nursing

The Vi at Palo Alto looks more like a five-star hotel than a retirement community. Fit for a life of luxury, this high end Bay Area senior living community is complete with a stunning rose garden, resident art gallery, billiards room, and indoor swimming pool, this community is the crème de la crème of senior living. With a buy-in fee up to $6M and additional monthly services fees, this community is not for casual shoppers.

San Francisco Towers

Top 5 Luxury Senior Living Communities in the Bay Area
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing

San Francisco Towers is the city’s premier senior living community. Elegant dining options, a rooftop lounge, porte cochere, library, chapel, and beautiful terraces all mark this community as the ultimate San Francisco senior living experience. Don’t worry if you can’t get a parking space with your $1M buy-in fee; in this city, you’ll never wait more than five minutes for a Lyft. 

Varenna at Fountaingrove

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

The Varenna at Fountaingrove is an exclusive Bay Area luxury senior community named after a small historic village in Italy. Varenna at Fountaingrove offers world-class resort-style living at its finest, with chauffeur and concierge services, spa treatments, gourmet cuisine, and more. Entrance fees can cost up to $1.5M. Better bring your golf clubs!

Stoneridge Creek

  • Independent Living

Stoneridge Creek is the ultimate upscale independent living experience for those seeking a peaceful, elegant retirement. Luxury amenities include a putting green, bocce ball courts, an open air pool, spa, billiards room, fitness center and card rooms. Buy-in fees at this resort-like community reach upwards of $1M.

Kensington Place Redwood City

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Redwood City’s newest memory care community, Kensington Place, offers a cozy, home-like environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Their multifaceted memory care programs ensure that residents get all the support they need to remain happy and engaged as they age. But with high quality care comes an even higher price tag; two bedroom units at this community cost a whopping $18K per month!

Although this article focuses on solely high end options, Seniorly can also help you find communities with lower monthly rates. Just start your search via the box below to get in touch with us.

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Marlena del Hierro
Marlena Del Hierro is Vice President of Partnerships and Seniorly’s Lead Gerontologist. Marlena earned her Master of Arts degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University. She also serves in an advisory capacity for Jukebox Health. As Seniorly’s first employee, Marlena is a vocal advocate for evolving the aging paradigm, and is a frequent contributor to public discussions about aging. She has served as a resource for media outlets like WGBH, FOX News, CNBC and the Today Show.
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