Located just north of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita offers a ton of entertainment options and quintessential California living. Known for its golf courses and home to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, this city is an ideal spot for active seniors to enjoy retirement and welcome guests from out of town. In 2016, "Only in Your State" listed Santa Clarita as the best spot to retire in Southern California.
One of the reasons this town of approximately 210,000 people makes the list is the weather. There's no snow in this region, and an abundance of sunny days — 280 on average — make it a great place to explore local national parks and hiking trails. Outdoor enthusiasts might also enjoy spending a day along the shores of Castaic Lake. The Placerita Canyon Nature Center offers stunning vistas and cultural and historic education, while world-class dining is sprinkled throughout the city. Fun, sun and a low crime rate make Santa Clarita a senior-friendly destination.
Senior care is fairly affordable in Santa Clarita, with assisted living communities averaging $4,500 per month, though pricing can fluctuate based on the level of services available. While that is a bit higher than the national average of $4,051, it's even with the state average and slightly lower than other nearby areas like Oxnard, which is $500 more.
Note: Information for Santa Clarita was not available, so data from the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used.
Take a look at our list of the top 10 assisted living communities in Santa Clarita and see what your options are.
24431 Lyons Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Atria Santa Clarita is close to nearby attractions like the Pulchella Winery for fun excursions to enjoy with family and friends. The staff is on-hand 24 hours a day to schedule transportation, take care of housekeeping or help with other daily activities. What earns this community a spot on our top 10 list is the food. Chefs trained at well-known cooking schools such as the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales or Le Cordon Bleu plate up an ever-changing menu of gourmet meals. Residents who enjoy cooking can watch the chefs in action or take a master cooking class to sharpen their skills.
28650 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Taking luxury senior living to the next level, Oakmont of Santa Clarita offers a complete suite of assistance and concierge services. From scheduled transportation options to the use of a chauffeur-driven car, getting out to enjoy the arts, culture and social experiences in the community is a seamless process. World-class chefs serve meals from internationally inspired menus, while a range of fitness, crafts and spa activities lets seniors stay busy and active at the facility.
455 East Angeleno Avenue
Burbank, CA 91501
Located near I-5 and a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options, Belmont Village Burbank offers an extensive continuum of care that permits couples to stay together, even as their care needs diverge. Complimentary transportation is available daily when scheduled in advance, allowing residents to explore the surrounding community and take regular field trips. The dining room serves a variety of meals in a restaurant-style atmosphere with table service and 24 items to choose from. Seniors can start the day with exercise in the professionally supervised fitness room or relax and enjoy some pampering at the full-service on-site salon.
17650 Devonshire Street
Northridge, CA 91325
At Brookdale Northridge, senior care is an evolving process, with four levels of care available. Independent seniors and those that need skilled nursing care can all find a home in this community. The expansive campus is packed with amenities including a library, theater and wellness center and Wi-Fi so that seniors can stay connected with family members. At the end of an active day, seniors can gather in the living room and enjoy a fireside chat or get creative in the arts and crafts studio.
20801 Devonshire Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Brookdale Chatsworth is an assisted living community for seniors who enjoy an active and social lifestyle. The 24-hour staff at this facility is on hand to help with everything from visiting grandkids to outings, such as walking in Mason Park or dining at a local restaurant. The on-site beauty salon and barbershop keep residents looking great for their next night on the town or resident gathering in the private dining room. Special dietary needs are easily accommodated.
24305 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Pacific Senior Living at Santa Clarita offers seniors a California lifestyle full of a variety of options for daily life. Seniors select a relaxed, active, social or private style of care, directing the type and scope of their community participation. For those who enjoy a more active lifestyle, escorted day trips and scheduled transportation is available. Devotional services are offered on-site and at local houses of worship. Visitors are always welcome, and staff is available 24-hours a day.
25815 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Located adjacent to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Sunrise at Sterling Canyon offers assisted living and memory care for seniors in Santa Clarita, California. Activities range from ice cream socials to walking clubs and morning manicures, with a daily calendar filled with options. The staff is available 24 hours a day to lend a helping hand, and a licensed nurse performs monthly wellness checks. Housekeeping and laundry service is offered weekly, helping seniors enjoy a chore-free lifestyle.
190 Tierra Rejada Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, golf courses, parks and nature trails are just a few of the entertainment options near Sunrise at Wood Ranch. This community offers assisted living and memory care services that include 24-hour awake staffing, regular wellness checks and housekeeping services. Sunrise at Wood Ranch makes our top 10 for its focus on the whole family and the inclusion of scheduled meetings with loved ones and residents.
5711 Reseda Boulevard
Tarzana, CA 91356
At Brookdale North Tarzana, independent seniors get a helping hand when needed. Residents have access to an indoor parking garage and services like housekeeping and laundry, so the staff takes care of regular chores, leaving residents to enjoy social and recreational activities. Plus, this community is pet-friendly, so furry family members can move in too. Whether residents gather around the piano to enjoy a live music performance or curl up by the fireplace with a newspaper, there's an activity to fit a variety of preferences.
18700 Burbank Boulevard
Tarzana, CA 91356
At Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana, assisted living services provide added peace of mind for otherwise active seniors. From help with medication reminders and other daily activities to coordinating with favorite charities for volunteering, the staff is always on hand. Spacious units come with plenty of storage, kitchenettes and a private bathroom. The fitness center offers a place to participate in group classes or individual sessions, while those who like walking can wander along the paved walking paths through the landscaped gardens.