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Finding the right assisted living or senior living community in Southern California can be tough. Luckily for those living in Orange County, the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area offers a multitude of options. Here at Seniorly.com, we've done some of the work for you by creating a list of the 14 most popular Orange County senior living communities!

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

Life in Southern California comes with a lot of benefits. Warm weather and access to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, entertainment, and arts & cultural amenities are just some of the joys seniors retiring in Orange County, CA can look forward to. For all those benefits, finding the right senior living community to call home can be a drawback. Yes, there are plenty of senior living and assisted living communities out there, but which one is right for you? The best Orange County, CA senior living community is the one that fits your physical, mental, and emotional needs. Below, Seniorly.com runs down the 14 most popular senior living communities in the metropolitan area and is presented in no particular order.

1. Vivante on the Coast

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Vivante on the Coast is one of Orange County’s newest senior living communities, and is already winning praise for its accommodations, amenities, and services available to seniors. Located on the border of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, this 2016 Gold Award Winner for Best Assisted Living Community in Southern California provides luxurious senior living in a resort-style environment situated on the Pacific Coast. Vivante provides assisted living and memory care service levels, with an overall focus on the health and well-being of its residents. Seniors enjoy personalized services, exceptional food, and a dynamic list of activities to help remain healthy and happy. Click here for more information on Vivante on the Coast.

2. Atria Golden Creek

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Atria’s Golden Creek location is newly renovated, with $13 million in improvements that make it a better experience in senior living, while also earning the senior living community LEED certification as an eco-friendly community. Atria offers seniors an active lifestyle with discreet, varying levels of care that include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The community has amenities that include indoor and al-fresco dining options, a spa, fitness center, and 24-hour staff support to ensure safety and comfort for all its residents. Click here for more information on Atria Golden Creek.

3. Atria Woodbridge

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Atria offers two senior living communities in the Irvine area of Orange County, and the Woodbridge senior living community is independent living at its best. The hassle-free environment empowers seniors to lead active, healthy lifestyles while also providing support when it is needed. Seniors have the option of independent or assisted living, and enjoy a variety of amenities that include social restaurant dining, private areas to socialize or relax, a full library, and onsite professional musical performances, just to name a few options. Click here for more information on Atria Woodbridge.

4. Meridian Gardens of Anaheim

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Located in the busy, growing neighborhoods of Southwest Anaheim, Meridian Gardens of Anaheim is a senior living community with optional independent living, assisted living, and memory care service levels. Meridian’s services and amenities are designed with health, wellness, and life-enrichment of its residents in mind. For those who want to remain engaged in the local community, Meridian Gardens’ location is near local shops, restaurants, and public transportation to ensure the freedom to enjoy the senior living community as well as the local area. Click here for more information on Meridian Gardens of Anaheim.

5. The Groves of Tustin

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Boutique senior living has come to Orange County at The Groves of Tustin. This senior living community is situated between Old Town Tustin and Irvine. Offering assisted living and memory care services, The Groves of Tustin is a vibrant senior living community with California-fresh dining options, home-style cooking, a selection of health and wellness programs, and an onsite salon. The Groves’ vibrant lifestyle program provides social engagement to ensure the mental and emotional well-being of its residents. Click here for more information on The Groves of Tustin. 

6. Sunnycrest Senior Living

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Located in Fullerton and recently renovated, Sunnycrest Senior Living is an independent and assisted living community near Brea, Yorba Linda, La Habra, La Mirada, and Whittier. The pet-friendly senior living community has a variety of services onsite that include lounges, courtyard with putting green, off-street parking for residents and their guests, a shuttle service, library, salon, activity room, and brain fitness classes to ensure the mental and physical well-being of all residents. There’s a full calendar of fun, engaging events and activities to help maintain social connectivity as well. Click here for more information on Sunnycrest Senior Living.

7. Brookdale Anaheim

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Brookdale Anaheim is an exceptional senior living community ideally located minutes from I91 and I5, and is great for seniors from the Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, and surrounding suburbs in northern Orange County. This community has assisted living and memory care service levels, and combines onsite amenities and supportive care with access to nearby shops, museums, restaurants, theaters, and entertainment such as Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland. The West Anaheim Medical Center is also conveniently located just minutes away. Click here for more information on Brookdale Anaheim.

8. Brookdale Irvine

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Assisted Living

Located a few blocks from the San Diego Creek on the edge of Mason Park, Brookdale Irvine has assisted living available to Orange County, CA seniors looking for a beautiful setting to call home. This Brookdale location provides quality care services customized to its individual residents, with a full list of services that include a busy social calendar to encourage social engagement, activities and outings, and a variety of wellness plans and other onsite amenities. Click here for more information on Brookdale Irvine.

9. Atria del Sol

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Another recently renovated senior living community in Orange County, CA, Atria del Sol is situated in Mission Viejo and underwent $8.6 million in renovations to improve its facilities and earn LEED eco-friendly certification. Atria del Sol provides beauty in the surroundings with its location near the Saddleback Mountains overlooking Casta del Sol Golf Course. This relaxing senior living community offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care in a setting designed to meet the needs of each individual resident. Click here for more information on Atria del Sol.

10. Brookdale Anaheim Hills

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Assisted Living

Another Brookdale community, the senior living community in Anaheim Hills sets itself apart with a quiet atmosphere. Situated on three acres of land in the foothills of Anaheim Hills, this Brookdale senior living community is minutes away from local shopping, golf courses, restaurants, and country clubs, as well as national parks and the beauty of the Santa Ana River. Here, seniors can remain engaged in the local community while enjoying the benefits of assisted living in a community with 24-hour security, concierge services, medical and health support, as well as amenities such as a library, barber shop, and even an arts & crafts studio. Click here for more information on Brookdale Anaheim Hills.

11. Atria San Juan

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Atria San Juan takes advantage of Orange County’s beauty with its location near Dana Point overlooking the San Juan Hills Golf Course. Local shops, banks, and medical centers are minutes away in San Juan Capistrano, but onsite at this independent, assisted living, and memory care community you’ll find a fulfilling lifestyle awaiting as well. Stay active in the fitness center, cozy up near the library’s double-sided fireplace with a good book, or dine out on the patio with friends. Here you’ll find just the right care for your individual needs. Click here for more information on Atria San Juan.

12. Forever Young Memory Care

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Memory Care

Forever Young Memory Care is a purpose-built community that fosters independence among Orange County seniors by encouraging active lifestyles and the pursuit of new activities on a daily and weekly basis. The values of Forever Young focus on care, culture, and quality of life. The services specialize in personal engagement through conversation, hobbies, eye contact, the outdoors, and much more. Family members can trust the safety and convenience of Forever Young Memory Care’s dementia and Alzheimer’s care, and don’t forget to ask about its Veterans assistance for retired US Military members. Click here for more information on Forever Young Memory Care.

13. Sunrise Huntington Beach

The 14 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Orange County, CA

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Sunrise Huntington Beach offers senior living with the feel of a beach vacation. Located moments from the Pacific Coast Highway, Sunrise Huntington Beach has assisted living and memory care services in a community that offers rustic architecture, palm tree-lined walkways, and access to local shopping centers, grocery stores, restaurants, and even a local senior center. Amenities include a country-style bistro, trained staff onsite 24-hours a day, and a full social calendar to encourage engagement among residents. Click here for more information on Sunrise Huntington Beach.

14. Sunrise Seal Beach

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Sunrise Seal Beach provides independent, assisted, and memory care services in its beautiful senior living community that is modern and cozy. Sunrise is located next to Old Ranch Country Club, with many suites overlooking the greens and fairways. The Navy Golf Course and Bixby Golf Course are also nearby, with local shopping, dining, and entertainment just blocks away. Onsite amenities include daily and weekly activity schedules, a nutritious dining plan, and an overall focus on wellness and personal delight in retirement. Click here for more information on Sunrise Seal Beach.

We developed this list through an analysis of online search popularity, social media sentiment and user reviews across multiple sites like Yelp and Facebook.

We've also compiled a list of 17 apps and websites that provide home delivery services to seniors in the Orange County area. Click here to see that senior living list.

If you are a caregiver in the Orange County area, click here to see a list of 14 local caregiver resources we have identified to help you through many aspects of caregiving.

For more helpful resources on senior living, click here.


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