With a whopping 277 average days of sun per year, Newport Beach offers seniors a warm, Mediterranean climate and 8 miles of beautiful beaches along the Pacific Coast. Newport Beach Pier and Balboa Pier provide a wealth of sightseeing, swimming and dining opportunities. Seniors can easily exercise and enjoy nature by taking walks along the piers and beaches and fishing or bird-watching at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. Additionally, the world-class entertainment, sports and museums of Los Angeles are within an easy one-hour drive.
For those seeking retirement in Newport Beach, Niche ranks the city the 13th best in California. Its upscale, peaceful and family-oriented feel attracts a large number of seniors, with those 65 and older comprising nearly 22% of the population, well over the 16% national average. At an average of $4,500 per month, assisted living costs in the area are also in line with the state median. Because we know choosing an assisted living facility in such a beautiful and desirable area can be a challenge, we’ve developed a list of our top 10 Newport Beach favorites.
Atria Newport Plaza
1455 Superior Ave.,
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Residents at Atria Newport Plaza enjoy a location within walking distance from Hoag Memorial Hospital and minutes from the stunning Pacific coastline. We selected this pet-friendly facility for our list of Newport Beach’s top 10 for its luxurious, resort-like amenities, including a full-service beauty salon, fitness center, wellness center and covered parking. The attractive grounds contain a terrace, garden and courtyard with grills for outdoor socializing, and cheerful decor and natural light fill the building’s interiors. Residents can dine in the shared restaurant-style dining hall or host family celebrations in the private dining room. Additionally, the Times OC dubbed this facility Best Assisted Living in 2018.
Newport Terrace Senior Living
4000 Hilaria Way,
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Also conveniently located next to Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Terrace Senior Living is surrounded by gardens and outdoor living areas where residents can soak in the warm California sun. Residents can relax on the shared rooftop terrace or select an apartment with its own patio or balcony. All apartments come with kitchenettes and satellite TV, and community amenities include an on-site beauty salon and library. The facility welcomes pets, and residents also enjoy housekeeping and laundry services.
Crown Cove Senior Living
3901 East Coast Hwy.,
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
At Crown Cove Senior Living, residents are treated to striking views of the Pacific Ocean from a location adjacent to the Buck Gully Preserve green space and surrounded by lush, plant-filled grounds. Offering assisted living and memory care, the facility provides residents a choice of five apartment floor plans, including semiprivate and private rooms. For entertainment, residents can enjoy a movie in the theater, read a book in the library or paint in the arts and crafts room. Staff members facilitate stimulating Watermark University courses and provide concierge services and move-in coordination.
Cameo – Mariners
1411 Mariners Dr.,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cameo – Mariners is an intimate, family-owned and operated assisted living facility with over 20 years of experience providing skilled, compassionate senior care in a warm, homelike environment. The highly trained staff receives 10 hours of continuing education per year and prioritizes residents’ safety and comfort through personalized care plans, healthy dietary menus and a robust calendar of activities. Residents can choose from private or shared rooms.
Astoria Retirement at Eastbluff
2209 Alta Vista Dr.,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
We selected Astoria Retirement at Eastbluff for our list of Newport Beach’s top assisted living facilities for its home-cooked meals and resort-style environment that also earned it a 2016 Best of Newport Beach award. Seniors here have access to continuing levels of care and elegantly furnished private rooms. The shared, cozy living area has a fireplace for added warmth, and the lobby’s vaulted ceilings create an open and elegant feel. For security, the facility provides residents with personal emergency call systems, and doors are equipped with alarms. Residents enjoy daily walks, exercise programs and movies in the on-site theater.
The Heathers Kent
1615 Kent Ln.,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, The Heathers Kent is an elegant, cottage-like assisted living facility offering residents an intimate, family-like atmosphere. Staff members accompany residents on daily walks to the nearby shops along East 17th Street and Mariners Park. The building’s tropical decor and surrounding palm trees create a relaxed feel, and the wide doorways and one-story layout make it easy to navigate. Residents also enjoy convenient visits from doctors, therapists and beauticians.
Brookdale Garden Grove
10200 Chapman Ave.,
Garden Grove, CA 92840
With large windows letting in an abundance of natural light and a courtyard filled with plants and greenery, Brookdale Garden Grove is a pet-friendly facility with a warm, inviting and homelike atmosphere. Amenities such as the cozy, well-stocked library and beauty salon make it easy for residents to explore their personal interests, and the B-Fit exercise program helps keep them in top mental and physical shape. Along with concierge services, the facility also provides an on-site general store and snack shop for residents’ convenience.
15302 Brookhurst St.,
Westminster, CA 92683
Brookdale Brookhurst’s stately, attractive building is set on beautifully landscaped grounds close to Vietnamese-inspired shops and restaurants in the nearby city of Westminster. The restaurant-style dining hall can accommodate specialized diets, and residents can also use the private dining room for more intimate dinners and celebrations. Offering assisted living and memory care, the facility includes a wellness center, general store and beauty salon so residents can conveniently attend to their personal needs.
18800 Florida St.,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The award-winning, pet-friendly Huntington Terrace impresses with its 3.5-acre campus filled with recreational amenities, which is why we had to include it in our list of Newport Beach’s top 10 assisted living facilities. Located in Huntington Beach, the grounds include a heated swimming pool, large putting green and clubhouse. The shady outdoor patios have an abundance of cushioned furniture so residents can comfortably enjoy the warm Mediterranean-like weather. Residents are treated to a monthly brunch, transportation services and use of a full-service beauty salon.
1525 E. Taft Ave.,
Orange, CA 92865
Kirkwood Orange is set in a peaceful neighborhood minutes from the Village at Orange mall and Santiago Oaks Regional Park. This assisted living facility welcomes pets and offers a boutique, homelike feel with an abundance of cozy amenities. The country kitchen always has snacks, the shared living room includes a piano and fireplace, and the on-site ice cream parlor has a fun, nostalgic 1950’s style. For meals, residents can eat in the shared, restaurant-style dining hall, reserve the private dining room or order room service.
Is Newport Beach the Right Choice for You?
Seniors in Newport Beach have access to excellent services in addition to the city’s stunning natural and cultural amenities. The local Hoag Memorial Hospital is ranked fourth in California, and the OASIS Senior Center provides free counseling, educational programs and social events. Seniors in the city can also feel secure knowing the low violent crime rate is far below the national average.