A message from the
Merrill Gardens has given me the platform to transform the lives of seniors and professionals by providing an enriching living and working environment. The residents and team members of Merrill Gardens at Lafayette are passionate about helping each other and making everyone feel welcomed. Come see why our community is the best in town!
This stunning community received the Best of 50+ Silver Design Award and it's easy to see why - distinctive architecture, spacious courtyard, and a location in the heart of Lafayette make it a winner all around. Step outside your door and stroll to fine dining and world class shops, or hop on BART for a quick trip into San Francisco.
The spacious apartments offer full kitchens and washers and dryers in most units, and there are lots of cozy common areas including a lovely library and modern fitness center. Our community offers underground parking and free WiFi throughout the building for residents.
Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette. Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.
Call today and ask about our spacious studio apartment homes!
We’re proud of our community. Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity in the heart of Lafayette.
We’d love the opportunity to show you around and give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking.
Merrill Gardens at Lafayette is honored to be recognized as a "Best of Assisted Living 2017" for excellence in assisted living.
Positive consumer ratings led to this industry leading distinction from SeniorAdvisor.com.
We know you're going to love it here.
It's all about choice
Choose from 85 studio, one, and two bedroom private apartments and enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping.
Our Anytime Dining program keeps up with your schedule with fresh, restaurant style meals served from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.
You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.
The care you need - when you need it
Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette – it’s a way of life.
You choose the way you want to live, and we'll help you get there, whether you want to live a fully independent lifestyle, or require some assistance. We are here to help.
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Central Air
- Movie Theater
- 24-Hour Staffing
- Resident Call System
- Transportation Options
- Anytime Dining
- On-Site Maintenance
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Wellness Program
- Pets Welcome
An active life is a happy life.
Managing a packed calendar of enriching activities is a full-time job and our Active Living Program Director is up to the task. We're driven by the desires of the people who live here and our days are jam packed with lectures, parties, outings, political discussions, games, social meetups, and religious interest events. More choices than you'll have time for in your day!
A word from our residents
Meet your neighbor.
Marvin Kay says that as soon as he saw the penthouse suite layout of Merrill Gardens at Lafayette, he knew he was home and he has been happy to be part of the community ever since. He was one of the very first residents to move into the community when it opened two years ago.
He attributes his happiness to the wonderful staff, friendly neighbors, and beautiful scenery in Lafayette.
Marvin Kay - Resident at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette since 2014
In the community
Our lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.
Merrill Gardens at Lafayette Location
Located near the University of California Berkeley, this brand new community is under construction and is set to open in early 2017. This senior living community is centrally located, with architecture inspired by the surrounding neighborhoods.
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