Welcome to La Vida Real, a luxurious senior community in Rancho San Diego.

Vibrant and full of life. Those words have been used to describe both La Vida Real’s rich Spanish-village style architecture and interior design, and its thriving community life.

There’s always plenty to do, and plenty of fun-loving folks to do things with. Work out at the fitness center, lounge and splash around in the pool, or catch up with the grandkids on Skype® in the Internet Lounge. Or take part in planned community-outreach programs. There are also plenty of cozy reading nooks in the library, and always, the peace and privacy of your own, beautifully-designed residence. Fit your day to your mood and still find plenty to choose from. At La Vida Real, you can be as busy — or as laid back — as you’d like. At La Vida Real, your days belong entirely to you.

Here are the amenities you will find at La Vida Real:

  • Dine Your Way™ at the Del Oro Grille restaurant with VIP service, evolving menus and daily fresh specials , available 12 hours a day so you can enjoy meals how you want, and when you want
  • Club lounge and bistro for casual bites and social hour
  • Landscaped courtyards, walking paths, gardening areas and outdoor covered seating area to stroll, dine and relax outdoors
  • Fully-equipped fitness center and group classes to stay active and fit, including indoor and aqua-aerobics
  • Heated swimming pool and spa for a refreshing swim or soak in the courtyard
  • Fixed-seat Brabham St. movie theater to catch a great flick
  • High speed Internet lounge to keep connected
  • The Mercado  sundries shop  for the ultimate convenience
  • Library and Living Room with cozy nooks for enjoying a good book or a game of cards
  • Billiards room for a rousing game of pool with your pals
  • Full service beauty salon/barber shop and manicure/pedicure spa to keep you looking your best
  • Accredited assisted living and memory care services for your peace of mind

La Vida Real offers beautiful and thoughtfully-designed alcove, one- and two-bedroom residences. 

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Reviews of
La Vida Real

4.9 /5
76 Reviews

Oct 28, 2018
Oct 27, 2018
La Vida Real is perhaps the best possible Senior Community in San Diego, from an outstanding facility to the most professional and caring staff. I feel no other San Diego Senior Community offers more to its residents than La Vida Real.
Oct 3, 2018
Jenna did an amazing job informing us about La Vida. She made my father in law feel so at ease and listened carefully to all his wants and desires for independent living. Jenna made him feel valued and respected! She was able to answer all our questions and gave us all the peace of mind that Bernard would be happy there. If Bernard's VA benefits covered the cost to live there, he probably would have moved in that very day! Jenna did more than just show La Vida, she showed him a HOME where he can belong and feel valued.
Sep 30, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
The reason for my visit was to enjoy the Oktoberfest and meet a resident. Hence most of the questions were not applicable
Sep 22, 2018
Bonnie made me feel so comfortable and welcome. I ended up not even going and looking at other places that were on my list!
Sep 17, 2018
Bonnie was welcoming, informative, caring, and so professional. She showcased the property and answered all our and then some. She was genuinely concerned about our future care and quality of life. We could certainly see ourselves moving here and spending the rest of our lives! We’ll see Bonnie again....Thank you Bonnie!
Sep 17, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Jenna was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable of all aspects of senior needs and was very interested in my parents well being.
Sep 5, 2018
Jenna is the best!!!
Aug 22, 2018
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Jul 31, 2018
Your facility would be at the top of my list to live. I am struggling as to whether I can afford it and may have to wait a year.
Jul 28, 2018
Bonnie was very friendly and made us feel comfortable on the tour. Everyone we met seemed friendly and made you feel at home. I Like the place very much and all the activities you have to offer.
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 5, 2018
Thank you for the delicious lunch--every thing is lovely!
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018
May 7, 2018
My in-laws lived here; so we are very familiar with La Vida Real, and we appreciate all that it has to offer. We stopped for updated information for ourselves plus a friend who is beginning to consider retirement options.
May 6, 2018
Not at this time. We have just started on this. We were very impressed with you facility and Jenna Ballard.
May 3, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Mar 2, 2018
Feb 8, 2018
This is a great place, and we plan on visiting again in the near future to meet with more residents.
Jan 27, 2018
Your residents all seemed content and happy.
Jan 6, 2018
Jan 5, 2018
Dec 10, 2017
Dec 1, 2017
call me in 30 days to discuss more specifics.
Nov 29, 2017
Nov 24, 2017
Amazing place and had my friend not suffered from dementia she would be there now having an extraordinary life. Very sad but a huge thank you to everyone there because you all went above and beyond in making us feel welcome. Barb Hughes
Nov 18, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
First time of several visits we asked to see the Assisted Living and memory Care sections and were most impressed with the ambiance, the obviously happy residents, and the amount of staff.
Sep 25, 2017
Great Job by Jena and her staff! The friends we brought were very impressed and believe they will someday become residents. Ron and Carol Savage
Sep 8, 2017
Sep 2, 2017
Jenna was fabulous answering our questions and making my entire family comfortable with helping my mom imagine her life at this type of community. We appreciated the friendliness of everyone there from the employees to the residents. The fact that Jenna knew each resident by name was impressive. The grounds were well maintained and the feel throughout was extremely welcoming. My mom is definitely considering the positives that would make her life better if she lived there. It was a pleasure to visit, tour and dine at La Vida Real.
Sep 1, 2017
My parents(Jack & Bethel Stubblefield) were here when your facility was first opened. Great experience and they were here until their passing. Jenna did a great job on our second visit this week and we bother a couple friends along for the tour....they too were very impressed. Ron & Carol Savage
Aug 30, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Jenna was very professional and personable during our visit. She showed us all the amenities and definitely helped ease some of my mother's concerns about living in a community like La Vida Real. We are looking forward to the next steps in my moms transition from her house to Independent living at La Vida Real.
Aug 22, 2017
Aug 12, 2017
We found La Vida Real to be a top-of-the-line retirement community that met all of our expectations.
Jul 21, 2017
Megan was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Jul 19, 2017
Beautiful location and such a stunning place for my grandmother to live! It felt like we were in a 5 star resort/spa and were so blown away by the professionalism of the staff. Having to move your loved one into an assisted living community is never easy, but luckily La Vida Real was so patient and loving the we had complete peace about the transition!
Jul 19, 2017
Grandpa was pretty resilient about needing to move to an assisted living community, but once he saw La Vida Real he was ready to go! Place is nice with lots of rooms and options. Looking forward to visiting with my grandpa more and enjoying the community with him. I know he's excited about all they have to offer and events they put on.
Jul 18, 2017
I'm very satisfied with the experience that I had at La Vida Real with my mom. I got my mom moved in two months ago and she has told me that she really likes it there and is glad that she chose to move in there. The staff there has even followed up with with a nice written letter to me letting me know that my mom is adjusting well and enjoying swimming and the pool activities.
Jul 3, 2017
Jul 2, 2017
A very positive experience.
Jun 25, 2017
Jenna was a wonderful and kind person to work with, very understanding of my mother's preferences.

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