Senior living in Oceanside, CA

David Eskenazy, President at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
 Heidi Charette
 General Manager

A message from the
General Manager

What is home? To all of us at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside it is a warm and comfortable place where your life experiences are valued by people who care about you. That is what we offer here - a home that is full of life, self expression and lots of new choices. I look forward to welcoming you to your new home!

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You’re going to love it here. Enjoy the classic California beach community with warm sandy beaches, historic wooden pier, and Cape Cod style harbor village. Live the laid-back lifestyle of the beach, close to a variety of stores, entertainment options, and great ways to enjoy the sunshine. Just a short drive to San Diego and close to the water, our community is ideally located.

Our spacious apartments have kitchenettes and there are lots of cozy common areas for gathering with friends. The beautifully landscaped grounds will entice you outside to enjoy the paved walking paths and garden areas.

Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside. 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.

Memory care apartments starting at $2,200*

*Limited apartments available. Call for details.

We’re proud of our community. Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity in the shadow of San Diego.

We’d love the opportunity to show you around and give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking.

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We know you're going to love it here.

It's all about choice

Choose from 144 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.


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We care.

The care you need - when you need it

Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside – 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.

Seniors living a happy life here at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

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!


  • Senior living in Oceanside features a library Library
  • Senior living in Oceanside features living areas Living Areas
  • Meetings at senior living in Oceanside Meeting Spaces
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a salon Salon
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a courtyard Courtyard 
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a wine bar Bistro and Sky Lounge
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a piano Piano
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a patio/balcony Patio/Balcony
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a kitchen Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Senior living in Oceanside features parking Parking
  • Senior living in Oceanside features a theater Movie Theater


  • Senior living in Oceanside features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staffing
  • Senior living in Oceanside includes a resident call system Resident Call System
  • Senior living in Oceanside includes many transportation options Transportation Options
  • Oceanside senior living includes anytime dining Anytime Dining
  • Senior living in Oceanside includes on-site maintenance On-Site Maintenance
  • Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Oceanside Weekly Housekeeping
  • Wellness at senior living in Oceanside Wellness Program
  • Pets Welcome at senior living in Oceanside Pets Welcome

A word from our residents

Meet your neighbor.

Following a career in education, Orlo Deeds and his wife retired to North San Diego County. After he lost his beloved wife he decided to look into senior living. Orlo says Merrill Gardens of Oceanside was clearly the best choice for a number of reasons, but one thing stood out to him that he didn’t find anyplace else.

“Merrill Gardens helps you do what YOU want to do,” says Orlo.  He likes that resident’s individual choices are important and he loves the variety of activities and the outings.  Orlo says there is no reason to ever feel lonely here. Another big plus is the restaurant style dining that is available all day so he can dine on his own schedule. He absolutely loves the food and the full menu choices.

Orlo is so pleased that he chose Merrill Gardens, and it is a joy having him here. His children love that he’s so happy too. 

Orlo Deeds, Resident at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

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Our lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.

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