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The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA

Get the inside scoop on the seven best luxury senior living communities in Los Angeles, CA. Seniorly offers fresh perspective on luxury senior living in LA.

By Marlena del Hierro · Updated Nov 25, 2022
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After working hard for decades and saving diligently for retirement, the time has come to retire in style and elegant comfort. Luxury senior living communities are gaining popularity as the Baby Boomer generation moves out of the workforce and into retirement. Luxury assisted living communities take the accommodations, services, and amenities of the average assisted living property to the next level.

As a resident of a Los Angeles luxury senior living community, you can expect to enjoy dinners at elegant restaurants prepared in gourmet kitchens. Salons and spas offer a chance to refresh after vigorous classes in the state-of-the-art fitness centers on-site. When it's time to wind down, pursue your interests in an art studio or take in the latest feature films in the on-site theater. Our local Seniorly Partner Advisors have helped countless seniors find the right  luxury LA senior living community to fit their lifestyles, and you'll find exclusive observations from Sarah Ordover, one of our Seniorly Partner Advisors ( and a Los Angeles local expert), in the property list below.

Belmont Village Senior Living – Westwood

Belmont Village Senior Living - Westwood - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

"This independent living, assisted living, and memory care community is situated in a lushly landscaped residential neighborhood in the heart of Westwood. Its residents can enjoy shopping at its best on Rodeo Drive, Century City and Westwood Village. Also convenient to the area are the UCLA Medical Center and its world-renowned physicians, the sunny beaches in Santa Monica, places of worship and excellent restaurants." Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

Comfort, care, and active living come together in this lushly landscaped luxury senior living community in Los Angeles. Tucked into the neighborhood of Westwood, this LA senior living community offers residents chef-prepared meals with 24 options daily, professionally-supervised fitness center, a screening room, and various social enrichment activities near Beverly Hills and the beaches of Santa Monica. Get more information on Belmont Village Senior Living - Westwood.

The Village at Northridge

The Village at Northridge - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Home Care

“This is a beautiful property catering to a largely independent clientele. It has gracious outdoor and common spaces with extra large apartments, most with full kitchens.” Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

Nestled on five acres of land in Northridge, this property combines a resort-like experience with tranquil surroundings to deliver inspiration, rejuvenation, and learning. At  this luxury senior living community in Los Angeles you can walk the landscaped courtyards and walking paths during the day, grab casual bites or happy hour with other residents at the on-site bistro, and show off your creative side in the art room that hosts daily crafting activities. Though often mistakenly called a luxury nursing home, the accommodations here feature extra-large apartments that are ideal for independent seniors. Find out more about  The Village at Northridge. 

Sunrise of Beverly Hills

Sunrise of Beverly Hills - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Short-Term Stays

"The finest senior living in Beverly Hills starts with an unrivaled location, surrounded by upscale dining, shopping and cultural destinations. Step inside and you'll encounter a bright and bustling community with an active volunteer program and a senior living calendar full of activities." Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

This property offers a seamless transition from your own home to a luxury senior living community in Los Angeles. Just three blocks from luxury shopping on Rodeo Drive, this property has a full calendar of senior activities and is located right next to a Whole Foods Market for you to do your own grocery shopping when you wish. If you choose to spend more time on-site, you'll find that each room has a kitchenette to allow residents the freedom to cook their own meals. There are also daily enrichment activities, wellness groups, and ample communal spaces on the property for socialization and other gatherings. Get more information on the Sunrise of Beverly Hills.

Brookdale Santa Monica

Brookdale Santa Monica - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Assisted Living

“Ocean-front living complete with gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Pier welcome you at this facility. The exceptional location is only matched by the outstanding services and amenities offered to residents.” Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

Embrace coastal life at its finest at this LA senior living community. This property is located along Santa Monica's upscale Ocean Avenue and offers brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean. Step out and enjoy all that the Santa Monica pier has to offer or stay on-site and take advantage of the fitness center, greenhouse, theater, and putting green. Daily meals are prepared by a culinary chef and there's even a registered dietitian on staff to help all residents meet their nutritional needs. Find more information on Brookdale Santa Monica. 

Welbrook Santa Monica

Wellbrook Memory Care - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Memory Care

“This brand new, state of the art memory care community, located in the central Santa Monica neighborhood, brings the feeling of a boutique hotel to residents with Alzheimer's and other memory impairments. The only community in the area using the Vigil Monitoring System ensures peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for in a timely, sensitive manner.” Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

One of the newest luxury senior living communities in Los Angeles, Welbrook feels like an extension of your home. The property offers private studio apartments for all residents, including individual bedrooms, and includes its compassionate cuisine program and concierge doctors available. Other services include an innovative Vigil Monitoring system for peace of mind for each resident, the Welbrook Moments program's holistic approach to health, and a unique One-on-One transitional support program. You'll get luxury amenities in a peaceful, loving environment. Explore the Welbrook Santa Monica.

Anchor Retirement Homes

Anchor Retirement Homes - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Hospice Care

“Anchor is a brand new Culver City 12 room mini-community that caters to mentally active residents needing a little extra help. French owner, Desiree, welcomes you to this warm, welcoming home that features large private rooms, each with its own elder-friendly private bathroom. Every room comes furnished with a flat screen television, cable, microwave and mini-fridge. Residents sit down to meals at a communal table prepared in the open kitchen by their own personal chef. A lovely alternative for those not needing the bustle of a large 'cruise ship' style environment." Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

Being located in the heart of Los Angeles's West Side, Anchor Retirement Homes is the perfect community for those looking for both a city lifestyle and luxury. Its free transportation and escorts allows residents to easily access the nearby local farmer's markets, high-end shopping and beautiful Southern California beaches. In addition, with an all-inclusive service that offers private gourmet chefs, plush private rooms and a calendar full of invigorating activities, seniors are able to enjoy hotel-style living in the comforts of their own home. Explore more information on Anchor Retirement Homes. 

Sawtelle One - Westside Los Angeles

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  • Board and Care

In January 2021, Kalnel Living opened its second boutique board and care home, Sawtelle One, on the Westside of Los Angeles. With beautiful interior and exterior spaces, Kalnel Living’s homes are designed to maximize comfort and embrace a bright, uplifting aesthetic that is contemporary, modern, and fresh.

Amenities, such as a private chef, light-filled large bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, expansive living areas, inviting outdoor spaces, daily exercise, 24-hour caretaker staff, and a wide variety of activities and excursions are featured at Sawtelle One. Designed for a maximum of twelve residents, the high caregiving staff ratio makes this assisted living board and care home an excellent choice for mentally active adults who need a higher level of care than can be found at most of the larger facilities.

Sage Glendale Senior Living - Glendale

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  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Opened in March of 2021, this luxury assisted living and memory care is located in an excellent, walkable Glendale neighborhood. Sage Glendale looks like a W Hotel with great outdoor space and very inviting cafe area. Residents can join the swim club and enjoy the pool at Pacific Park, just around the corner or go over to the Americana Brand for a little shopping and lunch. The community boasts a demonstration kitchen and high-end screening room.

Sage offers both assisted living and dementia care through their "In The Moment" memory care program. Care staff is available around the clock. With studios and one bedroom apartments starting at $4295/month, Sage Glendale makes luxury senior living an affordable option.

Avenir Memory Care - Westchester

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  • Memory Care

Opened September of 2021, Avenir offers a new concept in Alzheimer's and dementia care for Los Angeles. With four distinct cognitive neighborhoods in a carefully designed, upscale community, each neighborhood cares for residents with similar cognitive abilities. Avenir accepts all levels of memory impairment, from MCI to end stage dementias , including behaviors.

Avenir boasts 24/7 nursing oversight and an RN Director of Health Service. Anytime dining has been designed with the residents schedule in mind. Specific and individual dementia programming and activities are offered. The building houses both private and shared rooms.  The facility also provides short-term respite stays when caregivers need a well-deserved break.

Merrill Gardens - Rolling Hills Estates

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  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Assisted Living

Opened in October of 2020, Merrill Gardens at Rolling Hills Estates is a new, luxury family-owned and operated senior living community. Located next door to the Peninsula Shopping Center and close to the Palos Verdes Golf Club, Merrill Gardens is in the heart of everything the Palos Verdes Peninsula has to offer. With spacious apartments, stunning common areas, a resort style courtyard with farm tables, a large water feature, urban gardening and a firepit, Merrill Gardens offers a wonderful place to call home.

Merrill Gardens provides independent living, assisted living and memory care. Studios and one bedroom apartments are available, all with full kitchens and washer/dryers in-unit - even the studios. Enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour care staffing, weekly housekeeping and a dining room that is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.

The Watermark at Beverly Hills

The Watermark at Beverly Hills - The 7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, CA
  • Assisted Living

“With all the amenities and services at this community, you'll feel like you are living at your favorite resort in the heart of Beverly Hills. It has a small, boutique-like setting with a full schedule of classes from yoga to philosophy, bridge and book club. This is the perfect home for intellectually active adults.” Sarah Ordover, Seniorly Partner Advisor

The Watermark is the definition of boutique living right in the heart of Beverly Hills. Residents of this Los Angeles luxury senior living community enjoy 14 different floorplans to choose from, chef-prepared meals served daily, and a dynamic calendar of daily activities, outings, and even opportunities to continue learning through Watermark University classes. If you ever find yourself short on groceries or personal hygiene items, there's a personal shopper and pantry program available so residents have what they need day or night.

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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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