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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 Apr 15, 2022

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.

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. Find more information on Vi at Palo Alto.

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. Explore more information on San Francisco Towers.

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! Get more information on Varenna at Fountaingrove.

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

  • 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! Learn more about Kensington Place.

Although this article focuses on solely high end options, Seniorly can also help you find communities with lower monthly rates.

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Marlena del Hierro
Marlena del Hierro, Gerontologist & Partnerships Manager at Seniorly
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