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. 

What‘s Going On At
La Vida Real

Celebrate Halloween

October 25 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Lunch and Learn

October 23 11:30am- 1:00pm

Reviews of
La Vida Real

4.8/5
4.8 /5
100 Reviews

Survey
4.0/5
Sep 22, 2019
I found guest parking a big problem. I thought that it was a Gated Community. The lunch was delicious, and it is truly a beautiful place. I have just started my search.
Survey
4.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Jenna did a great job of giving us an overview
Google
5.0/5
Aug 13, 2019
Google
When we were looking for a facility for my parents in the East County, we found La Vida Real. From meeting with Jenna and Bonnie they were very knowledgeable about the options for them. It was comforting to know that mom and dad could stay here together for the rest of their lives and not have to move apartments if one needs more care. All the care would be done in the same apartment. Cristi, the Assited Living Director, assessed them and let us know exactly what their care would be. I was also very impressed by the length of employment of the staff and how many have been there since the beginning. So happy we made this choice.
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2019
Bonny was extremely knowledgeable and took extra time with us. We were waiting for our 23 year old son to meet us there after work. He ran I to some traffic making me anxious,Bonny was very understanding and put me at ease, our son was very glad we waited for him.
Survey
4.0/5
Jun 16, 2019
more cost than I have at Lantern Crest.
Survey
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Ms. Hay did an outstanding job of presenting this beautiful and comprehension senior community to me and my friend. Also every staff member we met was so gracious and accommodating. We were treated to lunch and my goodness, I wish I could go there daily and pay to have their delicious food. We were both very impressed and as of this day La Vida Real is number one on my list for retirement communities when the time comes. Claudia Hayes
Survey
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Excellent tour and lunch provided.
Survey
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Excellent tour and lunch provided.
Survey
4.0/5
May 8, 2019
Met beyond expectations!
Survey
4.0/5
Apr 21, 2019
This visit was to show some of my daughters a place I am strongly considering as a retirement location.....
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 10, 2019
We were very impressed and will consider following up on getting further information from Jenna. However, we are still independent and don't intend to make a decision about moving in just yet.
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 3, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2019
Bonnie Hay was absolutely fantastic!
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2019
Mother-in-law lived there for 5 years about 10 years ago. Loved the place.
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 19, 2019
La Vida Real is a beautiful community. The staff and residents were happy, friendly and courteous. I had a fantastic visit and I’m hoping my father will feel the same way. I hope to be moving him in soon!!!!
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 12, 2019
It's everything we'd hope for in a retirement community. I like the accommodation made for couples with different needs. We're some time away (about a year, probably) from making a firm decision.
Survey
4.0/5
Jan 10, 2019
Current residents would like additional van drivers on staff.
Survey
4.0/5
Jan 7, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 6, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 31, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2018
Beautiful property! Definitely at the top tier of our searches. Jenna was awesome! Very knowledgeable and welcoming. Great tour! Lunch was delicious too!
Survey
4.0/5
Dec 19, 2018
Jenna was extremely professional and very knowledgeable of all aspects of your facility. She was also very knowledgeable of the other facilities I have visited recently.
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 1, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
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.
Survey
5.0/5
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.
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
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
Survey
5.0/5
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!
Survey
5.0/5
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!
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
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.
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 5, 2018
Jenna is the best!!!
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 14, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
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.
Survey
5.0/5
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.
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2018
Survey
4.0/5
Jul 5, 2018
Thank you for the delicious lunch--every thing is lovely!
Survey
5.0/5
May 28, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
May 28, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
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.
Survey
5.0/5
May 6, 2018
Not at this time. We have just started on this. We were very impressed with you facility and Jenna Ballard.
Survey
4.0/5
May 3, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 2, 2018
Survey
4.0/5
Feb 8, 2018
This is a great place, and we plan on visiting again in the near future to meet with more residents.
Survey
4.0/5
Jan 27, 2018
Your residents all seemed content and happy.

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