Our Senior Condos vs 55+ Communities

A manicured courtyard and sitting area outside of the senior condos in San Mateo

Considering moving into a retirement community with active adults? Even though you’d be selling the home you’re in, are you thinking you’d still like to own your new place? You may want to consider buying a condo in a luxury independent living community for seniors. Here, we’ll share what you should know while you’re weighing your options.


The Differences Between an Independent Living Community and a 55+ Community

They sound similar, but there are vast differences when you’re considering these two community options. 


What It’s Like to Live in an Independent Living Community

Independent living communities are designed so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy all the years ahead. Independent living communities are a one-stop-shop. They provide social activities, clubs, multiple restaurants, and other amenities. No more concerns with the maintenance or upkeep of a home. No more cooking meals (unless you want to).


What It’s Like to Live in a 55+ Community

This is ideal for people who are ready to retire and be in a community with people of their generation but still want to own their home. In a community, you’ll be surrounded by people your age. In most cases, with 55+ communities, you own your condo or apartment. In many instances, exterior and grounds maintenance are provided.


What It’s Like to Live at The Peninsula Regent 

 You’ll find that living in our senior living community, The Regent, you’ll get all the resort-style perks offered through independent living, plus you’ll have the added benefit of owning your home. And unlike other senior living communities, at The Regent, you can leave your condo to heirs.

We’re located in beautiful and quaint San Mateo, California. This charming town has easy access to the best the Bay Area has to offer. Our condominium community is perfect for you to live your best retirement lifestyle in luxury. You’ll find best-in-class amenities, social opportunities, classes, a fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, day trips and excursions, restaurants and bars. Our condos are breathtaking. Each features big windows and a balcony to take in all the natural light and beauty of the grounds and area. All are pet-friendly! One- and two-bedroom floor plans are available. 

The Peninsula Regent is located in a gorgeous, easy-to-navigate neighborhood wonderful for going for a stroll or power walk into town or to a park or beach.

If you’re ready to move into a luxury community with people in your age group, but you still want to own your condominium, explore the wonderful independent living lifestyle at The Peninsula Regent.