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Independent Living at St Paul's Plaza Chula Vista

St. Paul’s Plaza: Senior Independent Living in Chula Vista


Sometimes, life as a senior can bring with it additional demands that make the golden years lose their luster. If you are in search of an easier, more fulfilling lifestyle than the one you’re experiencing at your current residence, it may be time to consider senior independent living. At senior independent living communities, residents enjoy their own, private living quarters while maintaining an active and independent lifestyle. To make your daily routine more purposeful than ever before, independent living communities feature a host of excellent amenities, life enrichment activities, educational programs, and on-site staff ready to assist when needed.

St. Paul’s Plaza, located in Chula Vista’s beautiful Otay Ranch neighborhood, is an independent, active retirement community with the most exceptional amenities, staff, and services. We’ve thoughtfully created the ultimate community for seniors looking to make the most of their golden years. Read on to learn more about senior independent living and life here at St. Paul’s Plaza, and schedule your tour with us today!

Comprehensive Senior Community Amenities


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Indoor Salt Water Therapy Pool

Stay active with open-swim or choose from a variety of therapeutic exercise classes in our indoor salt water therapy pool.

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Spa and Beauty Salon

Sit back, relax, and let yourself be pampered at The Plaza’s massage parlor and beauty salon, run by licensed professionals.

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Sports Pub

Did someone say Happy Hour? The Plaza’s licensed sport’s pub features a variety of local taps, wide-screen televisions to watch the big game, and a special pub-style food menu.

What is Senior Independent Living?


Senior independent living is a form of community living in which senior residents reside independently. Residents of independent living communities have their own private apartments and typically need little to no assistance with daily physical activities. The added benefits of independent senior living include community socialization, easy-access to daily prepared meals, life enrichment activities and programs, transportation, maintenance staff on-site, and around-the-clock security.

Most senior independent living communities offer hospitality services, such as housekeeping, meals, and laundry, and many also have convenient access to dining, entertainment, group outings, and more. Senior independent living is ideal for senior individuals who are still able to live alone.

Many seniors choose to retire in an independent living community that has the option for assisted living because they want to plan ahead for their future. For those seniors whose needs increase while residing in an independent setting and need to transition to assisted living, St. Paul’s Plaza is designed as an “aging-in-place community.”

That means, if residents need more help with daily activities of living--like dressing and grooming--they can remain living in their same apartment. This makes the transition to a higher level of care easier and stress-free for both the resident and their family. Contact our helpful staff today for more information about our “aging in place” service model.

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Enjoy Life at St. Paul’s Plaza


Building on the gold standard that St. Paul’s Senior Services has set for more than 50 years, our community here at St. Paul’s Plaza offers industry-leading amenities and services for our senior independent living residents and their families. As San Diego’s premier senior living community, we showcase brand-new living quarters, state-of-the-art technology, and the latest in care innovations — plus, a long list of other benefits that makes our community an excellent choice for senior independent living in Chula Vista. Explore the categories below for a full list of our amenities and benefits.

  • Outdoor Courtyards, Gardens and Dog Park
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Solariums and Sundecks with Beautiful Views
  • Gourmet Restaurant and Private Dining
  • 150-person Event Room
  • Licensed Sports Pub With Happy Hour
  • Televised Sports
  • Non-Denominational Chapel
  • Spa, Beauty Salon and Barber Shop
  • Massage Services
  • Indoor Salt Water Therapy Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Dance Studio
  • Robust Activity Schedule
  • Licensed Pub To Enjoy Happy Hour And Watch A Game
  • Family Kitchens And Living Rooms Ideal For Holidays And Celebrations
  • Barbecue Facilities Perfect For Hosting A Get-Together
  • Outdoor Activity Center
  • Children’s Gymnasium
  • Guest Rooms For Out-Of-Town Visitors
  • Private Dining Room For Family Gatherings
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  • Toto Toilet Seats Aiding Personal Hygiene For Seniors
  • Forward-Thinking IT Infrastructure To Meet Current And Future IT Needs
  • Smart Building Technology That Interfaces With Computers And Smart Devices
  • WiFi
  • Educational, Instructional, And Musical Programs
  • Automatic Lighting Sensors
  • Secure Card Access
  • Electronic Medical Records

Senior Independent Living: Your Next Adventure Awaits


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Independent Living Options at St. Paul's Plaza

Located in Otay Ranch, Eastlake, Chula Vista


Apartment rates range from $2,540 for a studio to $6,475 for our large two-bedroom. No matter what type of independent living residence you are looking for, our community here at St. Paul’s Plaza has the living options to meet your needs.

Each of our residences is outfitted with the latest amenities and designed to accommodate the needs of senior residents. Our community offers a long list of daily activities and social events, including Tai Chi, Zumba, Dancercise Chair Classes, pool therapy, resident Happy Hour, holiday celebrations, and much more! Our home is your home — which is why we’ll even help you organize your own resident-run events here at St. Paul’s Plaza.

For many seniors, independent living is simply the next adventure. If you anticipate growing needs and care changes in your future, St. Paul’s Plaza has you covered. Our staff is always on-hand to help you build a care plan based around your needs. Our Personal Care Program has three levels of care based upon an individual’s needs. Each level is reflected in monthly rates, which can be customized at any time. To learn more about independent living and our other senior care services here at St. Paul’s Plaza, contact our team today

St. Paul’s Plaza: Independent Living Reimagined

Newest senior residence in the larger St. Paul’s community


If you have decided that senior independent living is the best option for you, it’s time to explore the options in the area to find the best fit for your needs. For seniors in Chula Vista, there is no better choice than St. Paul’s Plaza.

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St. Paul’s Plaza was founded to administer the latest in senior care and amenities and accommodate seniors of all ages and needs in Chula Vista. Before breaking ground in July 2015, we met with many local seniors and asked what they’d like to see in their ideal Chula Vista senior living community. The results were implemented in our design plans and are a huge part of St. Paul’s Plaza today. Our community was in-part designed by seniors, for seniors. The independent living residences here at St. Paul’s Plaza are tailored to meet the needs of seniors looking for comfortable autonomy.

Our quarters are spacious and comfortably designed to make residents feel at home the minute they join our community. Our on-site staff is always on-call and ready to help with needs, both large and small. St. Paul’s Plaza is unique in that it is also an aging-in-place community offering assisted living and memory care residences for those seniors who may be transitioning to different living situations. Our community here at St. Paul’s Plaza is outfitted with an extensive selection of industry-leading amenities unmatched anywhere in Chula Vista. You can learn more about our Chula Vista independent living amenities in the following section.

St. Paul's Plaza: Our Neighborhood


Located in the beautiful Otay Ranch neighborhood of Chula Vista, St. Paul’s Plaza is an oasis in a safe and friendly community. We chose this location for its well-lit streets and proximity to Heritage Park, walking paths, a variety of shops and restaurants, medical offices, dental care, and public transportation. Resort-like amenities make it a place you’re happy to call home, and one your family will love too!