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Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Saratoga Retirement Community boasts an enviable location—one that offers our residents both a retreat-like escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and easy access to the amenities offered by a metropolitan area. Only 50 miles from San Francisco, and only 26 miles from the California coastline, Saratoga’s location makes a day trip to Ghirardelli Square or a golden stretch of beach easier than ever.  

For those wanting to explore more of our home city, downtown Saratoga features a year-round farmers’ market, and the Hakone Gardens, located just minutes from our campus, hosts one of the most authentic Japanese-style gardens in North America.

Arts and Culture

For those with an ear for music or an eye for the arts, the city of Saratoga is also home to a vibrant arts and culture scene. Villa Montalvo, California’s historic estate for the arts, hosts world-class artists on both indoor and outdoor stages, as well as the West’s oldest and most prestigious Artist Residency Program. 

If you have a taste for wine and stellar views, Saratoga is also within driving distance of The Mountain Winery, a beautiful chateau originally built in 1905. Sitting on a crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Mountain Winery boasts magnificent views of the entire South Bay area.

Natural Beauty

Due to a year-round temperate climate, Saratoga is also home to an abundance of recreational opportunities. Hike the popular Sanborn Park, with trails that wind through immense redwood trees, or play a round of golf at the nearby Saratoga Country Club.

If you’d rather stay close to home, Saratoga Retirement Community’s own campus is lush with outdoor beauty, offering lovely gardens, a koi pond, and walking paths that meander through beautifully manicured grounds.