In order to find the top assisted living communities in the San Marcos area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 46 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 16 hours researching assisted living communities in San Marcos
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of San Marcos is $4,750, which is higher than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in San Marcos, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 46 communities in the San Marcos area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the San Marcos area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Atria Encinitas
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Assisted Living: $2,195, Independent Living: $2,195
Atria Encinitas is a lively independent and assisted living facility where friendly staff members emphasize the importance of fun. The building's interiors are adorned with beautiful furnishings and arched windows reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa, and a plant-filled outdoor patio is equipped with senior-friendly exercise machines. The full-service salon provides manicures, pedicures and massage therapy along with haircuts and stylings, and town car and shuttle services are available to transport residents to nearby appointments and local attractions.
What Residents are Saying:
Visiting relatives note the caring staff and ample amenities. One notes, "My mother has moved into Atria Encinitas. It is working out just fine and has everything we need. It is assisted living near our place and reasonably priced, too. They have a good, caring staff. They provide food service, transportation, and activities for residents. It is a great place."
4.19 out of 5 stars
(62) Reviews
504 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
Brookdale Oceanside
Brookdale San Marcos
Oakmont of Escondido Hills
Redwood Terrace
Silver Oak Country Estates I
Silvergate San Marcos
Sunrise at La Costa
The Meridian at Lake San Marcos
Westmont Town Court

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

Assisted Living Directory Tool

Quickly search our comprehensive directory

Show Filters
Finance Options:
Property Info:
Health Services:

Showing of Communities