Active Adult Retirement Communities

The Heritage Downtown, Walnut Creek, CA

The Heritage Downtown Apartments are nestled in the beautiful Downtown Walnut Creek Community.   Located within walking distance to wonderful restaurants, shopping, theatres, Art Centers, businesses, and Community Events.   The Heritage Downtown offers onsite Fitness Program, Outdoor Pool, Chef’s Garden and beautiful garden property.  The Bay Area’s #1 Active Senior Living Community! 

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA

Rossmoor is the Granddaddy of the active adult communities in the Bay Area. It was built in 1964 (with building going on for many years thereafter) and consists of cooperative apartments, condominiums and 66 single family homes. Located close to San Francisco among acres of beautiful valley, it has two golf courses, hundreds of social and activity clubs, four pools, a large fitness area. Prices there are often one-half to one-third of the prices of surrounding Walnut Creek properties. There are older one and two bedroom models as well as units that have been renovated spectacularly. Some are on a single level, others have stairs. Rossmoor is a gated community and is a very safe place to live.

Trilogy Rio Vista, Rio Vista, CA

Very much like the beautiful homes in Brentwood, these are gorgeous two bedroom homes with elegance of scale.  Being further from San Francisco, they are priced much less than Trilogy in Brentwood with prices starting at $253,000 to $390,000.

Trilogy at the Vineyards, Brentwood, CA

The general Trilogy community is a giant accumulation of single family homes built over a number of years. The new units being sold are very grand indeed. The scale is tall and graceful and meant for elegant entertaining. Mostly two bedroom homes, some have lofts or office space and two car parking. Currently between $550,000 and $847,000, they are mini mansions.

In addition, older sections of Trilogy are available. Also mostly two bedroom homes, they would start at approximately $350,000.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Stoneridge Creek, Pleasanton, CA

Award-winning Continuing Life® retirement communities have been helping seniors “Live Better and Live Longer” since 1991. Stoneridge Creek is not just a retirement community – it’s a comprehensive retirement plan. It’s a master-planned neighborhood for people 60 and over that provides beautiful homes, convenient services and access to long-term care, if needed – the combination of which allows for comfort, freedom and peace of mind.

Stoneridge Creek offers a variety of comfortable one-bedroom apartment homes to spacious single-story homes. All residences come with high ceilings, beautiful kitchens and baths, and modern appliances.

Along with their new home, residents enjoy a package of services, activities and amenities designed to make life easy (housekeeping, landscaping, home maintenance, etc.) and enjoyable (fine dining, theaters, day spa, etc.).

AIf they ever require a higher level of assistance or care, each resident at Stoneridge Creek will have access to assisted living, memory support and a skilled nursing center. Having a comprehensive plan in place means less worrying about future care burdens for themselves or their families.


Stoneridge Creek is a buy-in type of facility. The amount required to buy in is $300,000 to $1,000,000 depending on size of unit and number of people. At least 75% of that amount is returned to the family after the senior leaves Stoneridge Creek. The monthly fees for Independent Living range from $3,000 to $5,000. There is also a Memory Care unit there. Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care are located in a separate building.

As of now all units are sold including a new phase that just broke ground. However, they do put potential residents on a wait list and estimate they will be able to assign them a unit that they like within three to six months. There is a $30,000 deposit required to be put on that waiting list.

ViaMonte at the Orchards, Walnut Creek, CA

This senior housing is a part of the very well established Sequoias in San Francisco (and other campuses too). They are famous for their great reputation and care and offer assisted living and memory care as well as independent living. This is just in the planning stages now, but we in Walnut Creek are very excited to have this project coming to us.

Independent and Assisted Living Communities

Atria, Walnut Creek, CA

There are numerous Atria facilities in Walnut Creek, CA. Some are Independent Living and Assisted Living and others include both those choices plus Memory Care. They have studios, studio alcoves, one bedroom and a smattering of two bedroom units.

Brookdale, Vallejo Hills, CA

This community is just over the border from Contra Costa in Vallejo and is an assisted and independent living community.  It features many amenities including anytime dining.  And it costs less than half the price of the Contra Costa facilities.  The grounds are extremely tranquil and almost rural in feeling, but it is very close to shopping, movies, restaurants and Vallejo city life.

Byron Park, Walnut Creek, CA

Byron Park is located in Walnut Creek, CA and is a very nice facility.  It provides Independent Living and Assisted Living.  
For Independent Living, they have one and two bedroom units available that rent for approximately $3500 to $6900.
For Assisted Living, units rent for between $4500 to $6300.

The Kensington, Walnut Creek, CA

The Kensington in Walnut Creek, CA offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. They have one bedroom and two bedroom units available with balconies or patios. Monthly rentals range from  approximately $6500 to $7800.

Merrill Gardens, Lafayette, CA

Merrill Gardens is a newly built facility in downtown Lafayette, CA. They offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care.  Small pets are welcome and they offer all-day dining so you can eat when you are hungry.

Waterford at Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA

Congregate living offers independent living in separate units, with the benefit of additional services and being able to share some activities of daily life with other residents.

The Waterford is a 300-unit congregate living condominium development situated on 16 acres in Rossmoor. On the premises are a grand living room with bar and piano, gracious dining rooms, a friendly cafe, libraries, craft studios, club and entertainment rooms, a beauty salon and barber shop, an exercise room and guest rooms. Services for residents include 24-hour reception, fine dining daily with optional meals available, weekly housekeeping, and organized social activities.

These units are condominiums and range in price from $110,000 to $350,000 and are one and two bedrooms. Monthly fees start at about $2000 which includes one meal for one person a day plus housekeeping services. It is not assisted care.

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