A Message from the
Welcome home! At The Patrician residents engage in daily life with enthusiasm and passion and our team members are truly dedicated to making a difference. As a Merrill Gardens community we embrace the importance of individuality and recognizing the uniqueness in all, where life can be defined by the possibilities. It is our pleasure to serve and the team and I invite you to join our family at The Patrician.
There’s just something magical about life at The Patrician. The morning brings the gentle sound of sprinklers mixed with the singing of native birds as the sun crests the horizon. With it comes an energy—a newness. Another day of retirement where the only things on your to-do list are those you actually want to do. And what better place to enjoy another sunny day than this brilliant community for seniors in University City, San Diego.
Connect with the Neighborhood
The Patrician is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living from a family-owned company that knows connection is everything. That’s why we encourage residents to enjoy the neighborhood surrounding our community.
Spend your mornings at a nearby coffee shop, afternoons playing a round of golf at one of the area’s award-winning golf courses, and evenings at a stunning seaside restaurant as you watch the warm sun disappear for the night. But not to worry, it will be back again tomorrow and you’ll be able to spend another day in a community with plenty of great places to visit, surrounded by great friends and neighbors.
Ask about our spacious one bedrooms with full kitchens!
We’re Proud of Our Community
Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity in the heart of the University City neighborhood in sunny San Diego.
We’d love the opportunity to show you around our community. Call today to schedule your tour!
It’s All About Choice
Offering 136 private one and two bedroom apartments for seniors, you can choose a space that makes you feel right at home.
Have more time for yourself thanks to concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping.
Enjoy restaurant-style convenience with our Anytime Dining program, serving deliciously fresh meals from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.
View our video postcard for a sneak peek at The Patrician. You’re going to love it here!
The care you need - when you need it.
Care is more than a service we provide at The Patrician, A Merrill Gardens Community – 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.
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. 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!
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Central Air
- Swimming Pool
- 24-Hour Staffing
- Resident Call System
- Transportation Options
- Anytime Dining
- On-Site Maintenance
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Wellness Program
- Pets Welcome
A word from our residents
Meet Your Neighbor
"I moved in April 2015 and have been very glad of my decision. The community is very comfortable, close to everything and you can’t beat the wonderful weather year round. I have found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. They really go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and happy. There are many activities (educational, social, physical, musical, art activities, health lectures, games, entertainment) to keep you active and healthy in spirit, mind, and body.
The dining room is incredible with offerings to keep everyone healthy and happy and the wait staff is most accommodating. It is like going to a first-class restaurant. I have also found the other residents to be very interesting, friendly, and just fun to be with."
Doris Bezkor - Resident at The Patrician, A Merrill Gardens Community since 2015
In the Community
Our intergenerational lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.
The Patrician, A Merrill Gardens Community
at Bankers Hill
Located in the heart of the popular Bankers Hill neighborhood of San Diego, this community is next door to shopping, retail, and restaurants. The roof top deck offers sweeping views and it’s just a short stroll to the famous Balboa Park.
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