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

  • Sorted through 42 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Santa Monica
  • Read more than 135 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 Santa Monica is $4,500, which is the same as the state average of $4,500 and higher than 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 Santa Monica, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 42 communities in the Santa Monica area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Santa Monica 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 Park of Pacific Palisades
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $5,195, Memory Care: $6,095
Drink in the ocean and mountain views from the rooftop terrace at this Atria Park location in desirable Pacific Palisades Village. Assisted living residents find a variety of pet-friendly accommodation choices, including spacious studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, each featuring state-of-the-art emergency alert systems and personalized support from a 24-hour staff. On-site amenities include beautifully landscaped outdoor gardens, a beauty salon and a spa. Atria Park of Pacific Palisades' vibrant social calendar utilizes the signature Engage Life program, which features more than 200 events tailored to residents' interests.
What Residents are Saying:
Visiting family members appreciate the personalized care and attention residents receive. One writes, "I loved everything about Atria Park, they were just awesome. They were everything we were looking for in an Assisted Living community. The staff was super helpful, and they were very one-on-one and attentive, which was great."
4.42 out of 5 stars
(30) Reviews
15441 West Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens
Meridian at Ocean Villa
Studio Royale Assisted Living
Sunrise of Beverly Hills
Sunrise of Playa Vista
Sunrise of Santa Monica

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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.

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