Mr. and Mrs. Ashley

It’s not about getting older or wiser-it’s about getting happier…living here is all about friends and the camaraderie.

— Mr. & Mrs. Ashley

Love this place. What a fantastic place to live.

— Peter M. (google.com review.)

Originally just for military veterans, it is now open to everyone. It’s a gated community that has 221 acres and 440 residential facilities. Residents have a choice between living in a house or in an apartment. We chose to have a house in Altavita Village. There are a number of thoughts that come to mind when one talks of moving to a retirement community. The first is usually the thought that “I’m not ready for that, yet”. Read more.

— Jack K. (google.com review.)

We have been residents for the past 10 months. Altavita exceeds our expectations in all ways. We were told to expect to feel like we were on a cruise ship “on land.” Having just returned from a cruise, I can say the food is better here, as are the activities, the accommodations, and our great neighbors.

— Carolyn W. (google.com review.)

We have so many activities and amenities to offer… And when the time does come, which it will to all of us, there’s no better place to get the attention and care from loving and efficient staff than here in the independent living areas as well as the Assisted Living, Memory Care and Health Center areas.

— Jerri R.

Second only to proposing marriage to my spouse some 54 years ago, moving to Altavita Village in 2011 was the best of decisions! What a totally wonderfully open and friendly community on most beautiful grounds and numerous amenities.

— Charles Hale (google.com review.)

Some of the friendliest staff members around! This community is filled with the kindest and most caring-hearted employees.

It doesn’t feel like a retirement home or skilled nursing facility. Rather, it’s a community filled with family encapsulated by one village; Altavita Village. When you’re here, you certainly feel at home.

— Stacey H. (yelp.com review)

We love the active lifestyle and all amenities here. Altavita Village has relieved us of the burden of homeownership and we felt we were giving a gift to our daughter.

— Mr. & Mrs. Baltazar

I have been in Alta Vita for almost five years now and really love it. I was looking at other places somewhere closer to my daughter, but I am not going to find anything I will like better than here. I am in a single-family home, about 1,950 sq. ft.

— Sandra (caring.com review.)

Peace of mind for my family with friendships and new beginnings.

— R. Solander

I was tired of maintain my home. I am very happy here.

— L. Laine

As a widow, I wanted to join a community. The Altavita Village staff is excellent and the friends I have made here make me love where I live.

— B.Henry

My husband and I have visited/researched about a dozen CCRCs in SoCal and AZ and hope to move to one in the future. Altavita is our first choice because of the large, beautiful campus and large variety of Independent Living housing options. We were also impressed with the residents and the staff we’ve met. Very importantly, its Skilled Nursing Facility is highly rated and used by Kaiser for its members.

— M. Mitoff (google.com review.)

Our goal was to be secure, safe and closer to our family.

— Mr. & Mrs. Stotts

I was looking for a security blanket including the on-site health care and continuing care offered at Altavita Village.

— J. Felker

Mr. and Mrs. Smith with their motorcycle

Our kids encouraged us to be here. The goal was to be secure, safe and closer to our family.

— Mr. & Mrs. Smith

We feel so free and safe here.

— J. Lawson

We have traveled all of the western United States and have investigated 17 other CCRCS. After touring [Altavita] and the consultant answering all my detailed questions, Altavita Village came out on top!

— D. Fowler

Having dad here alleviates me of worry, [in addition to] all the wonderful amenities here.

— D. Baylow

I moved here for the security of onsite health care.

— B. Palmer

It’s all about the people! We are extremely happy with our new friends.

— Mr. & Mrs. Heck

I was sold with my house; the yard and view are wonderful. It feels like home.

— J. Wittress

Mr and Mrs Brophy

We did it for the kids so they wouldn’t have to worry about our future.

— Mr. & Mrs. Brophy

Colonel Ralph E. Leighton (1913-2001) and Mrs. Helen Leighton moved to Altavita Village (formerly Air Force Village West) in November of 1989 from the San Francisco Bay Area. My father read about Altavita Village from an advertisement in Army Times magazine. He asked mom if she felt like a road trip to Southern California to check the place out and she said yes. Twenty-five years later mom is still a resident.

My first visit occurred one month after move-in day. Mom and dad were very excited to show the place off. I felt at home immediately in their beautiful home and enjoyed meeting all of their friends they had known from years in the military and from up north. I felt as if I had inherited another family. I would also like to mention that throughout this time the dining facilities remain superb. The grounds are beautiful, well kept, and safe for evening strolls.

Altavita offers a high quality of life at all levels. My mother is currently a resident in the Assisted Living Unit where the level of care alleviates any concern with regards to her well being. The nursing staff is excellent and attentive to the needs of the residents without being over-bearing.

Kindness, a cooperative attitude, and serving those who served our Country is truly the mission of Altavita Village. This is more than a community and a place to live.

— J. Bazemore