As the hub of California’s world-famous, innovative tech center, Silicon Valley, San Jose offers its residents a healthy economy and a wealth of cultural amenities. Along with its warm, Mediterranean climate providing over 300 sunny days per year, the city boasts views of the Santa Cruz mountains and more than 53 miles of walking trails. For beach-loving seniors, the scenic Santa Cruz coastline is within a 45-minute drive.
As the third most populated city in California and a part of the state’s most affluent county, San Jose’s abundance of arts and sports attractions include the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, Levi’s Stadium and the infamous Winchester Mystery House. Of the city’s residents, 11.9% are aged 65 and older, and according to the Centrum Healthiest Cities Study, these seniors are fortunate enough to live in the No. 1 healthiest city in America. While the average cost of assisted living is well above the $4,000 national average at $5,500 per month, residents can choose between dozens of facility options with varying prices, services and styles. Below, we’ve highlighted 10 of what we consider to be the best assisted living facilities in San Jose.
Oakmont of San Jose
917 Thornton Way
San Jose, CA 95128
Staff members at the luxurious Oakmont of San Jose pride themselves on helping residents enjoy fulfilling, active lifestyles. With a convenient location minutes from downtown San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the community transports residents through its complimentary chauffeur service to fun social outings, errands and medical appointments. The building, surrounded by lush, manicured grounds and gardens with walking paths, boasts upscale amenities, including a private movie theater, fitness center and salon and day spa. Family and friends are invited to join residents for celebrations in the private dining room or share chef-prepared meals in the elegant, restaurant-style dining hall.
Brookdale San Jose
1009 Blossom River Way
San Jose, CA 95123
Walking distance from shopping at Westfield Oakridge Mall and the Guadalupe River Trail, Brookdale San Jose is a pet-friendly continuing care retirement community that provides residents with an amenities-filled, campus-like environment. As staff members take care of chores and maintenance and help residents with their activities of daily living, residents are free to stroll along the landscaped grounds, read their favorite books in the on-site library and enjoy live music from the shared piano. A community kitchen and sports pub add to the laid-back, homey atmosphere, while the general store allows residents to easily purchase personal items.
Rose Garden Court
960 Vermont St.
San Jose, CA 95126
Rose Garden Court is an intimate community with secure, sunny and easy-to-navigate accommodations for up to 30 residents. Accommodations include apartments available for rent by those seeking assistance with daily activities and homes for purchase by seniors wishing to live independently. Cozy front porches and attractive, manicured courtyards provide safe spaces for residents to unwind and enjoy the fresh air. Indoors, the friendly, homey ambiance is paired with the convenience of an on-site beauty salon, TV room and common living areas perfect for celebrations and socializing. For sports and events enthusiasts, the SAP Center at San Jose indoor arena is only minutes away.
Belmont Village San Jose
500 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
Seniors at Belmont Village San Jose enjoy a highly trained staff and licensed nurse available around the clock. In this lively, elegant community located within walking distance from the Winchester Mystery House and shopping at Santana Row, residents are encouraged to use the abundance of amenities according to their own preferences and skills. A transportation service is available for personal errands and outings, the fitness center includes access to therapy services, and a beauty salon provides an array of services for women and men. Along with its outstanding amenities, we chose this community for San Jose’s top 10 list for its unique, George Mason University Healthcare Award-winning Circle of Friends program for those with mild cognitive impairment.
Sunrise Villa San Jose
4855 San Felipe Rd.
San Jose, CA 95135
Nestled in the foothills of the Diablo Mountains and close to Grant Ranch County Park, Sunrise Villa San Jose’s peaceful setting complements the intimate community’s warm, friendly atmosphere. Numerous spacious shared living areas, gardens and patios provide resident seniors with ample room for relaxation and connection, while the large suites offer privacy and independence. As just one reason why we selected this community as part of San Jose’s top 10, the facility’s staff encourages its seniors to feel a sense of purpose through coordinated volunteer activities supporting local veterans and the area’s homeless shelter.
Atria Evergreen Valley
4463 San Felipe Rd.
San Jose, CA 95135
Golf enthusiasts and nature lovers will be pleased with Atria Evergreen Valley’s close proximity to Villages Golf and Country Club, Los Lagos Golf Course and Grant Ranch County Park. This pet-friendly facility helps residents maintain active, healthy and choice-filled lifestyles through its wellness center, shuttle and transportation service, and menus offering chef-prepared, low-sodium meals. Residents can read in the library, relax in the sunny outdoor courtyard or pamper themselves with manicures and hairstyling in the on-site beauty salon.
A Home at Shaw
1545 Shaw Dr.
San Jose, CA 95118
Nestled in a quiet residential setting in San Jose’s Cambrian neighborhood and less than 4 miles from shopping at Westfield Oakridge, A Home at Shaw is a small, cozy assisted living home dedicated to providing long-term assisted living and memory care for up to six residents. Part of the BonHomie Group, the facility maintains an intimate size that supports quality services at lower monthly rates than many larger communities. Residents receive personalized care through a low, 1-to-3 staff-to-resident ratio, and emergency call systems are available in each of the well-furnished rooms to help ensure safety and peace of mind.
1583 Willowmont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95118
Also located in a residential neighborhood, BonHomie IV is close to the intersection of Meridian and Hillsdale Avenues with easy access to the W. Valley Freeway and the beautiful Almaden Lake Park. Like our previous entry, A Home at Shaw, this warm and inviting community houses up to six seniors with varying levels of needs. The attractive, lush front yard is filled with manicured plants and flowers, and the private backyard’s patio, shaded gazebo and outdoor pool provide the perfect spots for relaxation.
2795 Lena Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124
Our third BonHomie Group pick on this list, BonHomie III stands out for its nurturing staff and prime Willow Glen neighborhood location walking distance from Hacienda Shopping Center. Residents enjoy rooms with private patios, garden views and access to the beautifully landscaped backyard with a walking path and shaded seating under the outdoor trellis. We included the family-run BonHomie III in the San Jose top 10 for its cozy, home-like atmosphere that provides residents with a sense of tranquility.
Connly Care Home
1547 Kooser Rd.
San Jose, CA 95118
Seniors residing at the Connly Care Home enjoy close proximity to Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, Boulder Ridge Golf Club and the shops at Westfield Oakridge. Residents receive personalized assistance with activities of daily living in an intimate setting with a low caregiver-to-resident ratio. With low rates starting at just $2,800 per month, the community is an affordable option for seniors seeking a quiet, home-like environment with a choice of private and semiprivate rooms.
Is San Jose the Right Choice for You?
Seniors who choose San Jose as their home during their later years enjoy a huge array of cultural and artistic attractions and options for assisted living settings close to lush parks and beautiful mountain views. Its Area Agency on Aging, Sourcewise, offers resource connections, counseling and a caregiver network to those looking to make this vibrant, sunny and innovative tech hub their home.