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.
One Month Free, No Community Fee!*
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A message from the
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
Our Simple Assessment
We know the decision to move yourself or a loved one to a senior living community can feel overwhelming. Our simple four-minute assessment can help you make more informed choices and match your needs with the right level of support.
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.
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.
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.
Meet your Neighbor
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
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.
Resident Call System
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.