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805-310-4102

1220 Suey Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Enjoy More at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

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.

$99 Moves You In!*

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A message from the
General Manager

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Being of service to seniors is a special talent and gift to be shared with others. That is my true passion, blessing, and gift to offer.

I've been with Merrill Gardens for the past eight years and have been blessed to have touched and been touched by the lives of our residents and team members. The ability to continue to invest back into our community has been demonstrated from the corporation to each and every team member on board.

I look forward to welcoming you home to Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria!

Audie Sherberg, General Manager

Staff and residents pose in front of a sign at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.

A Warm Place to Call Home

This is the good life. Conveniently located between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, this campus-style community provides a wide spectrum of care. We are close to shopping, dining, entertainment, golf courses, wineries, and top notch medical facilities.

Our sprawling grounds offer everything you need including an outdoor pool, spa, and walking paths—perfect for living the California lifestyle. When it's time to come inside, you will find spacious private cottage homes and apartments, beautifully updated common spaces with cozy areas for relaxing with friends, and an onsite wellness center.

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We're Proud of Our Community

These spacious one and two bedroom apartments have balconies and a washer and dryer.

We’d love the opportunity to answer any questions you or your loved one may have.

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An Active Life is a Happy Life

We are so proud of our Active Living Program Director Laura Cardoza! She received the Excellence in Service Award from the California Assisted Living Association.

Everyone who knows Laura agrees that she is worthy of this recognition for the incredible work she does at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria every day.

Congratulations Laura!

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Colleen, resident at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.

Meet your Neighbor

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I enjoy living here because it is a welcoming community, amenities and community activities are abundant, and I love the dining options. I also appreciate how the team members are considerate, helpful and approachable.

I have been very involved in our community over the years as an Ambassador, Past President of our Resident Council, and current Community Librarian.

Living at Merrill Gardens has enabled me to form and develop wonderful new friendships. I have met so many interesting people that I really enjoy being around.

Colleen Sturgeon, Resident at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria since 2014

Enjoying the Hawaiian party at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.
Fireplace at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.
The Sock Hop Party at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.
Dining room at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.
Residents dancing at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.
Bistro at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California.

We know you're going to love it here.

It's all about choice. Choose from 242 studio, one and two bedroom apartments and cottage homes! 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.

Community Amenities

Senior living in Santa Maria features a library Library

Senior living in Santa Maria features living areas Living Areas

Meetings at senior living in Santa Maria Meeting Spaces

Senior living in Santa Maria features a salon Salon

Senior living in Santa Maria features central air Central Air

Senior living in Santa Maria features a courtyard Courtyard

Senior living in Santa Maria features a Bistro Bistro

Senior living in Santa Maria features a greenhouse Greenhouse

Senior living in Santa Maria features a piano Piano

Senior living in Santa Maria features a patio/balcony Patio/Balcony

Senior living in Santa Maria features a washer/dryer Washer/Dryer

Senior living in Santa Maria features a kitchen Kitchen/Kitchenette

Senior living in Santa Maria features parking Parking

Senior living in Santa Maria features a theater Movie Theater

Senior living in Santa Maria features a swimming pool Swimming Pool

Community Services

Senior living in Santa Maria features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staffing

Senior living in Santa Maria includes a resident call system Resident Call System

Senior living in Santa Maria includes many transportation options Transportation Options

Santa Maria senior living includes anytime dining Anytime Dining

Senior living in Santa Maria includes on-site maintenance On-Site Maintenance

Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Santa Maria Weekly Housekeeping

Wellness at senior living in Santa Maria Wellness Program

Pets Welcome at senior living in Santa Maria Pets Welcome

Making Memories

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

Contact us today to schedule a virtual tour!

award for Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is honored to be recognized as "Best of Assisted Living" in 2018 and 2019 for excellence in assisted living. Positive consumer ratings led to this industry leading distinction from SeniorAdvisor.com.