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The city of Laguna Woods is 5 miles from Laguna Beach in the heart of picturesque Orange County, California. The popular upscale retirement community of almost 18,000 people is perched between the ocean and 4,500 acres of wilderness parks, near the campus of the University of California Irvine. Seniors make up 83% of the population, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine offers them access to a variety of affordable courses in literature, the arts, history and science.
The cost of living in Laguna Woods is about 23 points above the U.S. average, mostly due to the high cost of housing. Healthcare costs are 96% of the nationwide average, and the cost of groceries is exactly average. The climate in Laguna Woods makes it a great place to retire, with mild winters and cool, dry summers.
In Laguna Woods, the median cost of assisted living is $5,000 per month, which is the same as the average for the state and a bit higher than the national median of $4,300. Prices vary according to location, amenities and services provided.
Note: Information for Laguna Woods was not available, so data from the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used.
Check out our list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Laguna Woods.
Located one block from El Toro Road, a main thoroughfare, The Regency is surrounded by shopping and dining opportunities. It’s also near I-5, which is convenient for visiting family members. Seniors can swim in the outdoor heated pool, meet friends at the coffee bar and relax with a good book in front of the library fireplace. Tubs and showers have grab bars, and each one- and two-bedroom apartment has a private balcony. We added The Regency to our Top 10 list because it's highly accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
At Las Palmas, there’s abundant seating around the fireplace in the two-story lobby. Seniors can enjoy the restaurant-style dining room with its high ceiling and interesting architectural features, and the covered patio and putting green are handy places to socialize with friends. A beauty salon and barbershop helps seniors look and feel their best. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments include kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators, and each apartment has a balcony. A licensed nurse is available, and the friendly staff is happy to help seniors with daily activities.
Atria Del Sol
Overlooking the Casta del Sol Golf Course, Atria Del Sol is perched in the foothills of the Saddleback Mountains. Studio and studio deluxe apartments range from 270-510 square feet in size, with walk-in closets and Wi-Fi included. Nurses are on call 24/7, and each resident is given an emergency alert pendant or wristband. Atria Del Sol welcomes pets, and there are manicured pathways ideal for taking a walk with a furry friend. Atria Del Sol made our list because of its eco-friendly, sustainable enhancements and LEED certification.
Sunrise of Mission Viejo
At Sunrise of Mission Viejo, seniors can spend time with friends in the gallery with its fireplace and comfortable sofas and easy chairs. The sitting room is furnished with card tables, a piano and a flat-screen TV, and the Sunrise calendar is filled with activities. The chef-supervised dining program offers seniors a choice of entrées at each meal, and picnics and happy hours are regular events. Dental care, podiatry and physical therapy are all available on-site. Sunrise of Mission Viejo makes our Top 10 list because of the dedicated staff members, some of whom have worked there for over 10 years.
Every residential floor at Freedom Village has a great room with a library and terrace. Seniors can enjoy meals in the dining room, bistro or outdoor garden café, and catering is available. The Freedom Village chef uses homegrown organic herbs to create made-to-order meals with resident input. Licensed nurses oversee medication management, and each senior’s family is kept informed about their care. We included Freedom Village on our list because of the homelike atmosphere and individualized attention given to seniors.
Heritage Pointe is a senior living community that offers residents the opportunity to follow the traditions of the Jewish faith. Delicious kosher meals are always an option in the café and full-service dining room, and there are religious services every Friday and Saturday. The fully furnished fitness center is staffed by professional trainers, and physical therapy is available on-site. Heritage Pointe welcomes seniors of all faiths, and community members are invited to participate in meals and Jewish festivals.
Located on the edge of a 339-acre regional park, Regents Point offers seniors easy access to miles of walking and biking trails along a picturesque lake. A putting green and lawn bowling court, billiards room and fully stocked library are on-site amenities for seniors to enjoy. The saltwater outdoor pool and spa are heated year-round, and the community has a full-service salon and barbershop. Medication management and transportation to doctors’ appointments are provided for residents, and licensed nurses are available 24/7.
Capistrano Senior Living
Every senior at Capistrano Senior Living receives a personalized care plan that’s modified as their needs change. Meals, snacks and weekly laundry and housekeeping are provided for all residents, with other services available as required. Transportation is provided for medical appointments, and planned excursions allow residents to take advantage of the many shops and restaurants in the area. Caring staff members check in with seniors throughout the day to see if they need assistance.
Atria San Juan
Atria San Juan is situated next to the San Juan Hills Golf Course and close to dining, shopping and other services. All apartments include Wi-Fi and cable or satellite TV, a walk-in shower and a kitchen or kitchenette. Housekeeping and linen services are provided, and each apartment is equipped with electronic key entry and emergency alert systems. Seniors can relax in comfy chairs around the courtyard fountain or spend time in front of the two-sided fireplace between the living room and library.
The Wellington Laguna Woods
Seniors living at The Wellington Laguna Woods can spend time in the high-speed internet lounge or the media room equipped with a Wii gaming console. The dining room offers a breathtaking view of the Saddleback Mountains, and alternate dining spots include the club lounge and bistro. The community's studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments have fully equipped kitchens, and the grounds include a putting green and parklike courtyard. Helpful staff is available 24 hours a day to assist seniors who need extra help.