Grand Lake Gardens

Offers Independent Living and Continuing Care Communities

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401 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Call (800) 385-2527
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Questions about Grand Lake Gardens

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Grand Lake Gardens. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Grand Lake Gardens has a diverse population of active, friendly residents who enjoy gathering together for several things from improving their health with exercise to taking art classes. The average age is 82 years old.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Grand Lake Gardens is in a great location in walking distance to many shops, book stores, coffee shops and restaurants on Grand and Lakeshore Avenues including the well beloved Grand Lake Theater and Lake Merritt

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Grand Lake Gardens has organized?

Weekly van excursions have included the De Young Museum, the Benicia Historical Museum, Half Moon Bay, Oakland Symphony, scenic tours and monthly dinner outings to local Berkeley/Oakland restaurants

What transportation services does Grand Lake Gardens offer to independent living residents?

Transportation services are available Monday-Friday to doctors appointments, grocery shopping and local drop offs within 10 miles

What makes the chef or dining program at Grand Lake Gardens exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our dining team work to provide fresh, locally sourced healthy meals with delicious homemade soups and Bon Appetit special featured menu items

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Grand Lake Gardens boasts a beautiful courtyard, rose garden, zen garden, art studio, movie theater, library, fitness center, private dining room, game room and 6th floor dining room with views of the Oakland hills

What safety features or security measures does Grand Lake Gardens offer to independent living residents?

24 hour front desk staffing and emergency pendant system

Does Grand Lake Gardens work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Grand Lake Gardens has it's own Wellness Department on site headed by a Licensed Vocational Nurse in hand with her Certified Nursing Assistants for emergency and non emergency help to residents. Private Duty care also allowed.

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Services and Amenities of Grand Lake Gardens

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing


  • Resident Capacity: 91
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: n/a


  • Independent Living Starting At: $3790/month

  • About Grand Lake Gardens

    Living well means more than great dining and the attractions of the Grand-Lakeshore District. Our thoughtfully designed wellness programs for the mind, body, and spirit will help you reach your full potential—through intellectual stimulation, physical fitness, spiritual connectedness and social engagement.

    Treat your taste buds and your eyes in our rooftop dining room, which features panoramic views of the Oakland Hills. Choose from a wide variety of fresh, diverse menu options prepared by our talented culinary team. And with our flexible MyChoice dining program, you can eat as little or as much as you like, any time. Whatever your taste or appetite, the choice is yours.


    • Spacious apartments with modern finishes and fixtures.
    • Thoughtfully designed studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans.
    • Balcony or patio option.
    • Beautifully landscaped grounds, including walking paths, Zen garden, fountains and organic community garden.
    • Chef-prepared meals in our rooftop dining room with panoramic views.
    • Activities and classes for the mind, body and spirit.
    • Workout studio with fitness classes available.
    • Movie theater.
    • Live music performances.
    • Computer lab and community library.
    • Salon and barbershop.
    • Pet-friendly environment.
    • Secure, connected garage parking.
    • 24-hour emergency call system


    • Rental community with no entrance fee.
    • Utilities included (except phone and cable).
    • Flexible dining program.
    • Interior and exterior maintenance.
    • Housekeeping services.
    • 24-hour staffing.
    • Scheduled transportation.

    What Makes Us Special

    Priority access to advanced levels of health care at our Oakland sister community, Piedmont Gardens, if needed Residential Plus care, offering in-home assistance and health services.

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