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Assisted Living in San Marcos, California

San Marcos is a sunny retirement destination in Southern California said to have one of the best climates in the state. The nearby Pacific Ocean moderates temperatures to create mild winters and warm summers with few sweltering days. The city has plenty of outdoor attractions, including golf courses and Discovery Lake, which offers parks, nature trails, fishing and bird-watching. San Diego attractions, including the San Diego Botanical Garden and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, are only a short drive away.

Assisted living in the San Marcos area costs an average of $4,750 per month. There is a smaller senior population here than the national median, but there is still a wide variety of senior resources in the area. Additionally, California does not tax Social Security and offers and property tax relief for those over the age of 62, which may make the area more affordable for seniors.

Note: Data for San Marcos was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.

8 Assisted Living communities in San Marcos, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Silvergate San Marcos

1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale San Marcos

1590 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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San Marcos Villa, San Marcos, CA

3. San Marcos Villa

3728 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Sapphire Pacific - Lake San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

4. Sapphire Pacific – Lake San Marcos

839 La Tierra Dr, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Summer Hill Rest Home Ii, San Marcos, CA

5. Summer Hill Rest Home Ii

558 Smilax Rd, San Marcos, CA, 92069

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Blue Skies Of San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

6. Blue Skies Of San Marcos

1119 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Richland Manor, San Marcos, CA

7. Richland Manor

949 Richland Rd, San Marcos, CA, 92069

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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SYNERGY HomeCare of North County, San Marcos, CA

8. SYNERGY HomeCare of North County

251 N City Dr, Ste 128F, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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20 matching communities nearby San Marcos

1. Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Ave, Escondido, CA, 92027

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Blvd., Oceanside, CA, 92056

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E Bobier Dr, Vista, CA, 92084

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Drive South, San Diego, CA, 92128

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Westmont Town Court

500 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92083

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise at La Costa

7020 Manzanita Street, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Brookdale Carmel Valley

13101 Hartfield Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92130

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92129

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Brookdale Carlsbad

3140 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Atria Encinitas

504 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA, 92024

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Oakmont of Escondido Hills

3012 Bear Valley Parkway South, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Las Villas De Carlsbad

1088 Laguna Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Felicita Vida

930 Monticello Drive, Escondido, CA, 92029

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA, 92057

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr., San Diego, CA, 92064

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Atria North Escondido

1342 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Casa Aldea Senior Living

14740 Via Fiesta, San Diego, CA, 92127

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea

3535 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea, CA, 92007

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in San Marcos, California

The Cost of Assisted Living in San Marcos

Due to its proximity to San Diego, San Marcos shares the area’s average assisted living cost of $4,750 per month. The city’s cost of assisted living is slightly higher than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,051. California is one of the more expensive sunny retirement states in the area, with neighboring Nevada and Arizona coming in at $3,400 and $3,700, respectively. Along the coast, Oregon averages $4,499 per month and Washington comes in at $5,500.

$4750

San Marcos

$4500

California

$4051

The United States

$3750

Arizona

$4100

New Mexico

$4499

Oregon

$5500

Washington

$4375

Hawaii

$3400

Nevada

Assisted living costs in California can vary widely by location. San Marcos seniors pay $4,750 per month, while seniors in nearby Los Angeles pay an average of $4,500. The Riverside area is more affordable at $3,525 per month, and El Centro to the east averages $4,850. Further up the coast, Salinas has an average monthly assisted living cost of $5,500, and San Francisco comes in at $4,750.

$4750

San Marcos

$4500

California

$4500

Los Angeles

$5000

Oxnard

$5500

Salinas

$4750

San Francisco

$3525

Riverside

$4850

El Centro

$4500

Sacramento

San Marcos Assisted Living Financial Aid

Seniors living in San Marcos may be eligible for a variety of Medi-Cal waivers to help defray the costs of assisted living, health care and personal assistance.

To learn more about these programs, their eligibility requirements and application processes, visit our Assisted Living in California page.

San Marcos Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription
California Department of Aging(916) 419-7500This state-run organization operates a variety of programs for seniors, including Medicare counseling, legal assistance and caregiver services. A variety of nutrition programs include home meal delivery, fresh community lunches and a food pantry. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is responsible for overseeing care homes and investigating allegations of elder abuse.
San Marcos Veterans Center(855) 898-6050Operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this agency helps veterans and their families access housing assistance, health care and employment placement. Assistance with benefits applications and appeals is also available.
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego(619) 323-2841At the Diocese, seniors can access transportation, as well as home-delivered and community meals. A foster grandparent program pays seniors a stipend for community outreach work, and a food pantry serves anyone in need.
Multipurpose Senior Services Program1 (800) 339-4661Operated by the California Department of Aging, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program offers a variety of resources for Medi-Cal eligible seniors. These include home repair, health care, meal services, transportation and personal assistance.
The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing(844) 654-4636Seniors and their families can access free referrals for health care, housing, legal assistance, financial aid and home repair. The Senior Disaster Resource Alliance provides assistance to elders in need of transportation, housing and assistance during times of crisis.

Meals on Wheels San Diego County(619) 260-6110Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to seniors who are homebound or disabled. These visits also provide socialization and ensure the wellness of isolated seniors. Through community partnerships, this organization is also able to provide pet meals, home clean up, smoke detector repair and fresh fruit and vegetable delivery services.

Rancho Bernardo Senior Services(858) 487-2640This nonprofit offers free professional services, including legal aid, tax preparation and financial planning. Seniors can also access health services, such as wellness calls and flu shots, as well as continued education, such as driving refresher courses. Referrals are available for transportation and handyman services.

San Marcos Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in San Marcos must adhere to the state regulations laid out by California’s Department of Aging. Read more about these protections at our Assisted Living in California page.