San Bruno, California, is located just 12 miles south of San Francisco in San Mateo County, offering approximately 6,000 senior citizens access to all the Golden Gate City has to offer from one of the 40 most diverse suburbs in California. The scenic city touches the rolling foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers plenty of natural areas for senior outdoor enthusiasts to explore, such as the San Andreas Lake and San Bruno State Park. At Junipero Serra Park, seniors can hike and take in views of the San Francisco Bay. Seniors with an affinity for shopping can peruse the Shops at Tanforan or San Bruno Towne Center, and senior discounts at the BART and CalTrain stations makes day trips into the city or nearby San Jose quick, easy and affordable.
Along with the city’s many conveniences, San Bruno residents are fortunate to experience above-average air quality, an ample 262 sunny days per year and significantly lower than average rates of violent crime. For seniors seeking to benefit from the area’s comfortable climate and abundant amenities, we’ve put together a list highlighting our top 10 San Bruno assisted living facilities.
250 Myrtle Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Residents at Atria Burlingame enjoy a convenient, walkable downtown location nestled on a quaint street near a plethora of shops, restaurants and the scenic Washington Park. The facility’s thoughtful amenities cater to residents’ personal needs and interests and include concierge services and a full-service salon offering manicures, pedicures and haircuts for women and men. In addition to independent and assisted living, Atria Burlingame offers memory care, and loved ones and residents can participate in memory care support groups. The facility has a pet-friendly policy and spacious apartments with walk-in showers, personal alert systems and the choice of a private balcony or patio.
Sunrise of San Mateo
955 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Sunrise of San Mateo provides residents with compassionate assisted living and memory care within a warm, friendly atmosphere where staff is attentive to each individual’s unique needs. The restaurant-style dining hall’s professional chef consults with residents for input on the changing menu and accommodates specialized diets, such as purees. The building is filled with natural light, and outside, a garden patio and walking paths offer fresh air and shade from the California sun. In fact, residents can walk to the stunning San Mateo Central Park from the desirable location of the facility to sit or stroll along its lush, plant-filled gardens.
Atria Daly City
501 King Dr.
Daly City, CA 94015
Offering independent and assisted living, the pet-friendly Atria Daly City provides residents with a vibrant lifestyle filled with convenient, entertaining amenities. Residents can take daily exercise classes in the fitness room, join the frequent group excursions to nearby shops and museums and tend to plants in the community garden. The on-site salon pampers residents with manicures, pedicures and beautiful hairstyles, and residents have access to an off-site swimming pool. In addition to the restaurant-style dining hall, residents can dine on the outdoor patio or reserve the private dining room for intimate celebrations.
Sunrise of Burlingame
1818 Trousdale Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Sunrise of Burlingame is located conveniently close to the Burlingame Plaza Shopping Center and Mills-Peninsula Hospital. The facility is the winner of an AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award and boasts a modern, eco-friendly building surrounded by picturesque, landscaped grounds with green lawns, walking paths and shady rocking chairs. In the casual bistro, residents can listen to live performances from the piano, and the upscale dining hall serves three delicious, well-balanced meals per day.
Millbrae, CA 94030
At Cadence Millbrae, staff members assist weekly with housekeeping and laundry services, so residents have more time to enjoy their favorite activities. Residents can snack on fresh popcorn while watching their favorite film in the cozy on-site movie theater. The facility’s renovated, luxurious amenities also include a well-equipped fitness studio, library, game room and social lounge. Along with the availability of scheduled transportation services for personal appointments and errands, residents can participate in optional salon and therapy services from the comforts of Cadence Millbrae.
1600 Trousdale Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
We selected The Trousdale for our list of San Bruno’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its membership of an organization with over 50 years of senior care experience. The innovative Eskaton Connect application uses technology to enhance the connection between residents and their loved ones, and the Eskaton Kids Connection program enriches residents’ lives through intergenerational activities. Residents can enjoy relaxing, holistic wellness services, such as acupuncture and aromatherapy, and the on-site fitness center hosts group yoga and tai chi classes.
Magnolia of Millbrae
201 Chadbourne Ave.
Millbrae, CA 94030
An independent, locally owned community with over 20 years of senior care experience, Magnolia of Millbrae was selected for our list of San Bruno’s top 10 facilities for its beautiful shared and private living areas. The spacious apartments include full-sized kitchens, walk-in closets, walk-in showers and optional balconies and fireplaces. Residents can soak in the facility’s heated pool, watch a cooking demonstration in the chef’s kitchen or enjoy a fresh haircut in the beauty salon. The lively atmosphere is enhanced by the pet-friendly policy, frequent happy hours and the community “Sweet Shop,” where residents can enjoy frozen treats or snacks with friends.
Atria Park of San Mateo
2883 S. Norfolk St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
We selected Atria Park of San Mateo for our list of San Bruno’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its waterfront location in the amenities-filled Hillsdale neighborhood. Here, shops and restaurants are plentiful and the San Mateo Medical Center is only minutes away. The facility’s memory care wing has an open layout and secure courtyard that’s easy for residents to navigate, and all residents can enjoy the full-service beauty salon, wellness center and worship space. The luxurious dining hall has high ceilings and an abundance of windows, and the building’s tasteful decor creates a warm, inviting feel throughout the building.
Peninsula Del Rey
165 Pierce St.
Daly City, CA 94015
At Peninsula Del Rey, residents are treated to an array of upscale amenities and a resort-like feel that made it a must for our list of San Bruno’s top 10. Residents can eat anytime in the restaurant-style dining room or dine outside in the manicured courtyard with views of the gardens. To relax, residents can take a dip in the outdoor hot tub or visit the facility’s full-service salon and spa. The fitness center is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, and the private apartments come with full kitchens and personal balconies or patios with extra storage space. A convenience store is also on-site, making it easy for residents to shop for personal items or gifts for loved ones.
AlmaVia of San Francisco
1 Thomas More Way
San Francisco, CA 94132
Located next to the scenic San Francisco Golf Club and Lake Merced Park, AlmaVia of San Francisco is a pet-friendly community offering assisted living and memory care in a warm, homelike environment. The facility encourages residents’ independence and freedom of choice, and the kind, compassionate staff members include an interfaith spiritual director. Residents can spend time reflecting in the on-site chapel, stroll along the landscaped grounds’ paved walking paths or unwind with friends in the relaxing tea room. The restaurant-style dining room services nutritious, tasty meals, and a private dining room is available for special occasions.
Is San Bruno the Right Choice for You?
San Bruno offers seniors an enviable climate with a high-scoring comfort index, where temperatures range from an average 46 degree January low to an average 70 degree July high. Known to many as the site of YouTube’s headquarters, the city remains a close-knit community with an annual Posy Parade and a long list of special events throughout the year. Additionally, the San Bruno Senior Center serves residents aged 50 and older through low-cost, donation-based lunches, a computer club and outdoor sports clubs, such as horseshoes and bocce ball.