9 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles

There are some beautiful luxury senior living and retirement communities across Los Angeles, but particularly in the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica areas. My favorites, Belmont Village Westwood and Brookdale Santa Monica Ocean House are exceptional stand-outs, each in its own way. Newcomer The Variel in Woodland Hills is a next-generation luxury community that is setting a new standard for senior living in LA. Of course, Sunrise Senior Living in Beverly Hills is perfectly located on Crescent Avenue next door to a Whole Foods and around the corner from restaurants like Mastro's and Spago. You'll also find very upscale, luxury properties in Culver City and Northridge. 

Below is a curated sampling of what is available in Los Angeles. But, please don't make your decisions based on internet lists! Mine provide first-hand inside knowledge of what is out there, but most lists you find online are computer-generated clickbait, with no real human understanding behind them. You should always consult with a senior living expert like me whose job it is to know the strengths and weaknesses of the various communities and make sure you are making a wise decision. So start here, have a look at some options, then give me a call. My service is available at no charge to you. 

Here are some of my top picks for luxury living in Los Angeles:

Poolside view at Belmont Village Senior Living - Westwood

Belmont Village Senior Living - Westwood

10475 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Belmont Village in Westwood is the premier luxury independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Los Angeles. On the Wilshire Corridor steps from Westwood Village, UCLA and the UCLA Medical Center, the accomplished clientele who inhabit Belmont are an active bunch. You'll find them enjoying the community's cafe, movie theater, comfortable outdoor patio or gourmet dining room. Belmont is affiliated with UCLA and bring in professors on a regular basis to lecture on a broad range of topics from current affairs to art history. Latest hit movie screenings and talks from the hottest directors and writers can often be found since many of the families are associated with the entertainment industry. Studio, one and two bedroom apartments are available with a full range of care services, including 24/7 nursing staff. The go-to location for LA's most discerning seniors.

Common ground at The Village at Northridge

The Village at Northridge

9222 Corbin Ave
Northridge, CA 91324

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Independent and assisted living are offered at this beautiful property catering to a largely independent clientele. It has gracious outdoor and common spaces with extra large apartments, most with full kitchens. Enjoy happy hour with other residents or show off your creative side in the art room which hosts daily crafting activities. An upbeat, vibrant community with a range of apartment sizes and prices to fit most needs.

Dining room view at Sunrise of Beverly Hills

Sunrise of Beverly Hills

201 N Crescent Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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The finest retirement living in Beverly Hills starts with an unrivaled location, surrounded by upscale dining, shopping and cultural destinations. Step inside and you'll encounter a bright and bustling community with an active volunteer program and calendar full of activities. Independent, assisted and memory care is offered here in studio and one bedroom apartments. Each unit has a kitchenette and with Whole Foods right next door, residents have a hard choice to make - dine in the gourmet dining room or prepare something fresh and yummy in their own space.

Ocean view at Brookdale Ocean House

Brookdale Ocean House

2107 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Ocean-front living complete with gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Pier welcome you at this community. Located along Santa Monica's upscale Ocean Avenue, this property offers brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean from almost every apartment. The exceptional location is only matched by the outstanding services and amenities offered to residents which includes a huge, sun-filled library, gardening patio, culinary chef prepared meals, even a putting green. A range of studio sizes is available as are one bedroom apartments. Notice all the resident's cars in the parking lot. This group is on the go!

Potrait of suite at Anchor Retirement Homes

Kalnel Living

11237 Lucerne Ave and 4630 Sawtelle Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

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Kalnel Living operates two luxurious 10 room mini-communities, Lucerne 1 and Sawtelle 1, that cater to mentally active residents needing a little extra help. These homes feature large private rooms, each with its own elder-friendly private bathroom. Every room comes furnished with a flat screen television, cable, microwave and mini-fridge. Residents sit down to meals at a communal table prepared in the open kitchen by their own personal chef. A lovely alternative for those not need the bustle of a large "cruise ship" style environment.

Portrait of The Watermark at Beverly Hills

The Watermark at Beverly Hills

220 N Clark Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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With all the amenities and services at this community, you'll feel like you are living at your favorite resort in the heart of Beverly Hills. It has a small, boutique-like setting with a full schedule of classes from yoga to philosophy, bridge and book club. Offering studios and large one bedrooms with a present, yet discreet, care staff, this is the perfect home for intellectually active adults.

The Watermark at Westwood Village Dining Area

The Watermark at Westwood Village

947 Tiverton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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The Watermark at Westwood Village is an elegant new independent and assisted living property with 24-hour concierge services and personalized care. The apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows, some with spectacular views from the hills to the ocean, others with views of Westwood Village. The property boasts three dining venues, a fitness and wellness center, a salon, a spa, and a very large outdoor courtyard with a fireplace. Independent living and assisted living apartments have numerous floorplans to choose from for their one and two-bedroom units. Memory care offers studio apartments. This luxury community is right in the heart of Westwood Village. Every apartment comes with a stovetop and washer dryer.

The Variel of Woodland Hills Pool View

The Variel of Woodland Hills

6233 Variel Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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The Variel in Woodland Hills is LA's newest and most sophisticated independent, assisted living and memory care community. The one and two-bedroom independent and assisted living apartments are equipped with full kitchens and washer/dryers. The community offers an abundance of amenities including a full-size indoor pool, spa and gym, a sit-down dining room, a Starbucks-style cafe, tavern and smoothie bar. Abundant outdoor space and convenient location close to Warner Center shopping make this a serious new contender for LA senior living.

Front entrance of Welbrook Santa Monica

Welbrook Santa Monica

1450 17th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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This state-of-the-art memory care community, located in a central Santa Monica neighborhood, brings the feeling of a boutique hotel to residents with Alzheimer's Disease and other memory impairments. The only community in the area using the Vigil Monitoring System ensures peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for in a timely, sensitive manner. 24 hour nursing on-site and concierge doctors available.

Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles owner Sarah Ordover is one of LA’s top senior living advisors. Certified in dementia care, Sarah is a trained aging specialist who holds an RCFE assisted living administrators license. Sarah thoughtfully guides families through the senior living decision-making process, helping them find the best solution for their loved ones. Call Sarah at 310-853-8282 for a consultation. Assisted Living Locators is free to clients.


What is luxury assisted living?

Luxury assisted living is an upscale, high-level experience, with added amenities and a vacation-like feel. They often have more lavish finishings, like marble floors, and more bespoke experiences. View our options listed above and let us show you what luxury living looks like.

How do I know if I can afford luxury assisted living?

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