Nestled within the southern region of the stunning and diverse San Francisco Bay area, Sunnyvale offers seniors a community lifestyle thanks to its population of just over 153,000 residents. Seniors here live within an hour’s drive of bustling San Francisco and San Jose but experience a quieter suburban culture, lighter traffic within the city and significantly lower crime rates. In fact, SmartAsset named Sunnyvale the safest city in the United States based on the safety of its roads and minimal reports of crime.
For seniors who can afford the area’s high cost of assisted living, Sunnyvale offers a temperate Mediterranean climate with approximately 260 sunny days per year and average January lows of only 42 degrees. The often near-perfect weather makes it easy for seniors to enjoy scenic weekend or day trips to Lake Tahoe, Sequoia National Park or any of the numerous parks and forests within the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains. To help seniors who are considering this desirable city for their next home, we’ve highlighted 10 of our favorite Sunnyvale assisted living facilities.
175 E. Remington Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Located within easy walking distance of the Sunnyvale Community Center and its beautiful park and pond, the pet-friendly Atria Sunnyvale provides seniors with an active, comfortable and amenities-filled lifestyle. The building contains a movie theater, library and activities room filled with games, and residents can enjoy restaurant-style dining with delicious, chef-prepared meals inside or outside. Friendly staff members take care of residents’ housekeeping and laundry, facilitate engaging volunteer programs and run a scheduled transportation service for errands and fun outings. The facility also provides independent living and memory care, and assisted living residents can choose from studio or one-bedroom apartments equipped with convenient emergency alert systems.
Belmont Village Sunnyvale
1039 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Each day at Belmont Village Sunnyvale, residents can choose from a multitude of dining options. Just one reason we selected the facility for our list of the city’s top 10, the restaurant-style dining hall serves 24 chef-prepared food selections per day. Additionally, a casual bistro provides tasty snacks. The unique mission-style building is filled with attractive furnishings in rich blue and neutral hues, and outside, the grounds include a well-landscaped patio and a courtyard with a fountain, walking paths and gardens. Residents can exercise in the on-site fitness center, enjoy daily scheduled transportation and get their hair styled in the full-service beauty salon.
Sunrise of Sunnyvale
633 S. Knickerbocker Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Sunrise of Sunnyvale provides residents with stunning views from the peaceful rooftop garden. On the ground level, an elegant, shady patio offers comfortable, cushioned seating surrounded by greenery and the well-landscaped grounds. The facility’s assisted living and memory care residents receive compassionate care tailored to their specific needs and preferences. For instance, in the restaurant-style dining hall, professional chefs consult with residents about their dietary restrictions and tastes to modify their meals, such as purees, gluten-free or low-sodium meals. A nurse performs monthly wellness visits on-site, so residents can spend more time relaxing in the casual bistro or cozy fireside library.
1025 Carson Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
A family-owned assisted living facility for over 30 years, Sunnyside Gardens offers Can’t find photo that best represents the facilityresidents an intimate, boutique environment with a low staff-to-resident ratio. Through the R.O.S.E.S. enrichment program, kind staff members facilitate engaging, stimulating and holistic group activities. Three distinct memory care programs serve residents with varying levels of needs, and residents have on-site access to beauty salon and podiatry services, a comfortable, homey living room with a large-screen television and a sunny lounge that’s perfect for socializing.
Belmont Village San Jose
500 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
Located in San Jose across from the famed Winchester House and adjacent to the shops and restaurants at Santana Row, Belmont Village San Jose offers active seniors a prime location for walking and enjoying the area’s many amenities. On-site, the facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment in its fitness studio, a large, elegant dining hall named Josephine’s Kitchen and a living room with cozy furniture, a fireplace and baby grand piano. Residents here can partake in memory enrichment programs, communicate with loved ones through the technology center’s computers and schedule haircuts in the beauty salon.
Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support
2384 Pacific Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support offers residents cozy, private apartments and common areas that enhance the homelike environment. Set in a peaceful Santa Clara neighborhood, the facility has a sunroom with high ceilings, a media room with abundant seating and a gym with senior-friendly exercise equipment. In the restaurant-style dining hall, a chef prepares meals using fresh herbs from the courtyard garden, and residents can select from approximately 17 meal options, including a daily special, soups and vegetarian dishes.
BridgePoint at Los Altos
1174 Los Altos Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
We selected the upscale BridgePoint at Los Altos for our list of Sunnyvale’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its desirable location that’s walking distance from shops and restaurants and two miles from Stanford University. Offering independent and assisted living, the community includes a wellness center, a library with computers and a cozy fireside living area. Convenient on-site dining options include a formal restaurant serving international cuisine, a private dining room for special occasions and a casual bistro. Outside on the manicured grounds, the facility’s three lush courtyards are filled with gardens, walking paths and a fountain.
Oakmont of San Jose
917 Thornton Way
San Jose, CA 95128
Oakmont of San Jose is a luxurious, community-oriented facility offering assisted living and memory care on a beautiful, well-manicured campus located near the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. At this facility, residents and their furry friends can readily enjoy the area’s good weather while strolling through the facility’s numerous gardens, perusing the fruit tree orchard or dining on the outdoor patio. Inside the elegant building, a day spa, private movie theater and fitness center provide additional areas for physical activity and relaxation.
Saratoga Retirement Community
14500 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
Included in our list of Sunnyvale’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its sprawling 37-acre grounds, Saratoga Retirement Community offers continuing care services ranging from independent living to skilled nursing. Residents can choose from a variety of apartment styles or stand-alone cottages and make use of the facility’s many resort-style amenities. These include an indoor swimming pool, a woodworking shop, an auditorium and even a wine tasting room. It’s the perfect place for seniors to explore a variety of hobbies and learn new skills, the facility also boasts a beauty salon, library and fitness room.
Sunrise of Palo Alto
2701 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
At Sunrise of Palo Alto, residents receive assisted living and memory care from a desirable location that’s close to MayView Community Health Center. The stately building houses a cozy sunroom, an elegant, open lobby with wooden accents and a well-stocked library with a fireplace. The outdoor patio offers attractive, plant-filled views, and residents can mingle or engage in stimulating enrichment programs in the activities room or media room. For added convenience, the facility provides residents with monthly wellness visits and weekly housekeeping and laundry services.
Is Sunnyvale the Right Choice for You?
Seniors in Sunnyvale are surrounded by beautiful mountains, the scenic San Francisco Bay and stunning state and national parks. They enjoy life in a vibrant and friendly suburban city that’s home to large industries, such as Yahoo!, Google and Apple, Stanford University and many highly rated hospitals located throughout Silicon Valley. The city itself provides hiking opportunities along the Steven’s Creek Trail, recreational activities at the Sunnyvale Community Center and a free summer music series for jazz and live music aficionados. Additionally, the Caltrain runs through Sunnyvale, making it easy for seniors to hop on board for exciting excursions to nearby sites.