Small-Town Vibe with Easy Access to the Bay Area

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Saratoga Retirement Community boasts an enviable location—one that offers residents both a retreat-like escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and easy access to the amenities offered by one of the country’s most exciting metropolitan areas. Only 50 miles from San Francisco, a day trip to explore the city couldn’t be more convenient.  

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. We’re also just minutes from West Valley College, making it easy to pursue lifelong-learning opportunities and discover new intellectual paths to go down.

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Arts & 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

Thanks to its 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. And situated just a short 30-minute drive from the California coastline, walking a golden stretch of beach is easily within reach.