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Grand Lake Gardens

401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland, CA 94610

Independent Living Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation
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(800) 780-8101

To Reach a Resident

(510) 893-8897

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $5,741
One Bedroom
Estimated $7,231
Two Bedroom
Estimated $8,894

Price Comparison

  • Average City Price: $6,459
  • Average State Price: $4,162
  • Average National Price: $4,181

  • Grand Lake Gardens Description

    Grand Lake Gardens has been the ideal choice for urban dwellers seeking a vibrant Oakland lifestyle with value, energy and convenience since 1966. We offer 91 maintenance-free residential living apartments available on a rental basis throughout our beautifully landscaped community near Oakland’s rejuvenated Lake Merritt District.

    We also meet the highest standards in senior care, offering priority access to advanced levels of care—including assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing—at our Oakland sister community, Piedmont Gardens. We’re dedicated to supporting residents in living rich, purposeful lives without having to worry about the future.

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    Care Types at Community

    This community offers the following types of care

    Independent Living

    Independent living offers seniors the freedom to enjoy their retirement in a supportive community setting, with amenities and activities tailored to their active lifestyle.

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    Assisted Living

    Assisted living offers a supportive community environment with personalized care and assistance for seniors who value their independence but need help with daily activities.

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    Memory Care

    Memory care offers specialized support for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia, focusing on safety, personalized care, and enhancing life quality.

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    Skilled Nursing

    Skilled nursing provides 24/7 medical care and support by licensed professionals for seniors needing continuous healthcare assistance.

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    Community Reviews

    Grand Lake Gardens
    Based on My Caring Plan's proprietary scoring, including 24 reviews across the web


  • Ranking in City: 2 out of 34 communities in Oakland
  • Ranking in State: 707 out of 3259 communities in CA
  • Food and Dining A

    Activities A

    Facility and Grounds A

    Staff A

    Employee Reviews

    Human Good
    Based on My Caring Plan's proprietary scoring, including 757 reviews across the web

    The following insights are from employees that work in California

    Employee Pay B

    Employee Staff B

    Employee Culture A

    Review Summary

    The following is an AI generated summary of the reviews of the community from across the web.

    Review Summary:

    Grand Lake Gardens has received a mix of reviews from residents and their families. Many have praised the community for its welcoming atmosphere, describing it as feeling like home from the moment they walked in. Residents appreciate the wonderful group of neighbors, the professional and caring staff, and the abundant menu choices. The transportation services and the beautifully maintained grounds, including gardens, are also highlighted positively. The community spirit is described as awesome, providing a safe, secure, and stimulating environment.

    However, there was a mention of the facility being closed permanently due to a fire in October 2022, which caused too much damage to reopen. This information contrasts with other reviews, suggesting a need for clarification on the current status of Grand Lake Gardens.

    Other reviews highlight the stability and supportiveness of the core staff, the diverse and interesting lives of the residents, and the facility's amenities such as the dining room with great views and a peaceful Zen garden. The sense of community is strong, with friendly residents, ample outdoor space, and an open-door policy from management. Activities are plentiful, and resident suggestions are encouraged, making individuals feel very much at home.


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    Priority access to advanced levels of health care

    Residential Plus care

    Access to skilled nursing care

    Rehabilitation services

    Long-term care

    Dementia care


    Utilities included

    Internet and cable included

    Interior and exterior maintenance

    Housekeeping services

    24-hour staffing

    Maintenance-free living


    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


    Community Amenities

    Beautifully landscaped grounds

    Walking paths

    Zen garden


    Organic community garden

    Salon and barbershop

    Room Amenities

    Spacious apartments

    Modern finishes and fixtures

    Thoughtfully designed studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans

    Balcony or patio

    24-hour emergency call system


    Flexible dining program

    Chef-prepared meals

    Dining experience

    Rooftop dining room


    Scheduled transportation



    Pet-friendly environment

    What is in the Neighborhood

    General Area Overview
    • The closest city is Piedmont which is 1.2 miles away and has a population of 11,376 (small town).
    • The average income is $161,739, which is very high compared to other zip codes.
    • Weather
      • High Temperature: 71
      • Low Temperature: 53
      • Average Temperature: 63.0
      • Day Breakdown: The area gets 73 days of rain and 291 days of sun
      • Precipitation: 0.5 inches a year

    Demographic Overview
    • The median age is 35.7 years old, average compared to other cities.
    • 2.9% of the population are Veterans which is a very low percentage of Veterans compared to other cities.
    • 27.16% of the population are Foreign-born which is a high percentage of Foreign-born compared to other cities.
    • The population is 1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 15% Asian, 24% Black or African-American, 23% Hispanic or Latino, and 35% White.

    Health and Safety Overview
    • The average life expectancy in zip code is 80.85 years old, which is very high compared to other zip codes.
    • Air Quality: Good Days 170.0, Moderate Days 72.0, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Days 2.0, Unhealthy Days 0.0, Very Unhealthy Days 0.0, Hazardous Days 0.0

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    Lakeshore Natural Foods
    0.3 miles away
    Safeway 1119
    0.3 miles away
    Trader Joe's
    0.3 miles away
    Whole Foods Market
    0.6 miles away
    Grocery Outlet
    0.7 miles away

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    Bus Stations

    Santa Clara Avenue & Valle Vista Avenue
    0.1 miles away
    Santa Clara Avenue & Crescent Street
    0.1 miles away
    Grand Avenue & Santa Clara Avenue
    0.1 miles away
    345 MacArthur Boulevard
    0.1 miles away
    Grand Avenue & Elwood Avenue
    0.1 miles away


    Bank of America
    0.2 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    0.4 miles away
    Bank of the West
    0.4 miles away
    Summit Bank
    0.8 miles away


    Oakland Medical Center
    0.8 miles away
    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus
    0.9 miles away
    Highland Hospital
    1.3 miles away
    Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
    1.8 miles away
    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus
    2.9 miles away


    0.3 miles away
    Safeway Pharmacy
    0.3 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Nichols Health Mart
    0.9 miles away
    1.0 miles away


    Bruce McEtchin Family Dentistry
    0.3 miles away
    Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
    0.4 miles away
    Timothy D. Lee
    0.9 miles away
    Oakland Eco Dental
    0.9 miles away
    Pediatric Dentistry
    1.0 miles away


    Grand Lake
    0.1 miles away
    Splash Pad Park
    0.1 miles away
    Eastshore Park
    0.2 miles away
    Lakeside Park
    0.3 miles away
    Mandana Plaza
    0.4 miles away

    Places of Worship

    11th Avenue Buddha
    1.3 miles away
    Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
    1.4 miles away
    Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church
    1.8 miles away
    Grace Cathedral
    9.1 miles away
    MisiĂłn San Francisco de AsĂ­s
    10.3 miles away


    Public Market
    3.1 miles away
    Alameda South Shore Center
    3.6 miles away
    Epicurious Garden
    4.7 miles away
    Eastmont Town Center
    5.0 miles away
    El Cerrito Plaza
    6.5 miles away


    Studio Grand
    0.1 miles away
    The Emerald City Stage
    0.7 miles away
    Storybook Puppet Theater
    0.7 miles away
    The Sound Room
    0.8 miles away
    Creative Growth Art Center
    0.8 miles away


    Mimosa Cafe
    0.1 miles away
    Almond & Oak
    0.1 miles away
    Yang Chow Restaurant
    0.1 miles away
    Miss Saigon
    0.1 miles away
    Mijori Sushi
    0.1 miles away

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    This community is licensed by the state of CA. It is a large-sized community with 135 total beds.


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