Silvergate San Marcos – San Marcos, CA

1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA 92078

Silvergate San Marcos (Retirement Residences and Memory Care Suites) is a welcoming, privately owned senior community in San Marcos of San Diego, CA. It features separate areas for Assisted Living and Memory Care. The community regularly hosts activities, including live entertainment, exercise and sensory walks. The Memory Care side has three individual sections (Italy, England and France) where residents can live and engage in a tight-knit environment.

Details You Should Know

Care Types Provided
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Pricing Tier
Location Type
Apartments Furnished
37460026 View Inspection Report
75 apartments

General Information

Silvergate San Marcos is one of three privately owned Silvergate properties in San Diego. Interestingly, the owner visits often to stay involved with staff and residents.  This community offers living accommodations for seniors with services for Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Silvergate is located within minutes away of local entertainment venues including restaurants, shopping centers and a movie theater. It is also nearby Carlsbad and Oceanside beaches, two lakes, hiking trails, parks and California State University San Marcos.

Pricing & Financials

  • Community Fee $3,000 one-time fee (non-refundable), $700 second person fee
  • Assisted Living

    Studio: $2,500 - $2,600 (300 sq. ft.)

    One Bedroom: $3,600 - $3,700 (600 sq. ft.)

  • Memory Care

    Private Suite: $5,200 (300 sq. feet)

    Companion Suite: $4,000 (400 sq. feet)

Lease Terms

Month to month

Pet Fee

$500 one-time fee

*All prices listed above are "starting at" monthly estimates. Monthly resident fees may be higher depending on the level of care required.

Community Details

Dining: Silvergate offers three daily meals and snacks in both Assisted Living and Memory Care. Assisted Living residents eat in the restaurant-style dining room with a fresh salad bar, wait staff, and the option for a cocktail before dinner. On the other side, Memory Care residents eat in home-like environment with up to 10 residents at a time. Silvergate can accommodate special diets for $150 per month, and welcomes family and friends to join residents for a small fee.

  • Three meals daily with restaurant-style dining.
  • Guest meals for a small fee.
  • Meal preparation and service.
  • Daily snacks.
  • Executive chef.
  • Accommodates special diets (if ordered by a doctor).

Care Services/Staffing: The staff at Silvergate is knowledgeable in all facets of assisted living and memory care, and noticeably attentive with the residents. A number of staff members, including the Activities Director, have been the community for more than 10 years.

  • 24-Hour awake staff
  • Medication management
  • Activity director
  • Visiting occupational therapist
  • Physical therapy
  • Assistance with daily activities (ADL’s)

Room Features: In Assisted Living, residents enjoy a kitchenette, private bathroom, weekly housekeeping services, laundry services, Wi-Fi, and cable TV access. Memory Care Suites feature accessible bathrooms, more closet space, weekly linen service and daily housekeeping.

Community Amenities & Activities

Building Features:

  • Small courtyards
  • Courtyard with raised garden table and nature path
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Reserved parking (one-time fee may apply)
  • Movie theater
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Library


  • Highly trained 24-hour care staff
  • Three daily meals
  • Beautician onsite
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Daily scheduled transportation
  • All utilities (except cable and phone)
  • Laundry and linen service
  • 24-hour reception, security and emergency response systems
  • Building and apartment maintenance and repair
  • Life enhancement activities and programs
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Exercise classes of various types, NOTE: Chair exercising in Memory Care.
  • Shopping and other local outings
  • Music classes and sing-a-longs
  • Social events (for ladies and gentlemen)
  • Chair massages
  • Bible study
  • Bingo
  • Movie nights
  • Sensory walks (for Memory Care)
  • Memory games

Other Features/Amenities:

  • Wellness center
  • Coffee and snack lounge
  • Hobby and craft lounge
  • Guest speakers


Silvergate is located in San Marcos among a range of other businesses such as Vons, Alberton’s, Bank of America, T-Mobile, Starbucks and the Rock Church San Marcos. Its convenient location offers various opportunities for resident outings. On days when residents invite friends, family and visitors, there is ample parking around Silvergate San Marcos. Both sides of the community are surrounded by small courtyards and outdoor spaces for residents to relax and enjoy the day.

Local attractions

  • Jack’s Pond Park and Nature Center
  • Twin Oaks Golf Club
  • Discovery Lake and Park
  • The Murder Mystery Company
  • Double Peak Park
  • St. Mark’s Golf Club

Parks, Beaches & Trails

  • Buelow Park
  • Mulberry Park
  • St. Mark’s golf course.
  • Carlsbad State Beach.
  • The Oceanside Pier
  • Sunset Park
  • 60+ miles of trails for running, hiking, biking, horse-riding, etc.

Shopping: Silvergate San Marcos is only minutes away from the Grand Plaza Shopping Center, which offers 356,000 square feet of shopping with more than 40 retailers, such as Marshalls, Sport Chalet, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross, Nordstrom Rack. In the general vicinity, there are a number of restaurants like the Broken Yolk Cafe, Elephant Bar, Love Boat Sushi, and Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza.

  • The Grand Plaza Shopping Center
  • Nordahl Marketplace
  • Palomar Plaza Shopping Center
  • San Marcos Premium Outlets

Things to do:

  • San Diego Safari Park
  • Oceanside Pier
  • LegoLand

Nearest hospitals & doctors

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

2185 Citracado Parkway

Escondido, CA 92029

Palomar Health

2227 Enterprise St

Escondido, CA 92029

Tri-City Medical Center

4002 Vista Way

Oceanside, CA 92056

Nearest places of worship

Rock Church San Marcos

1370 W San Marcos Blvd

San Marcos, CA 92078

San Marcos Lutheran Church

3419 Grand Ave

San Marcos, CA 92078

Gateway Community Church

970 Los Vallecitos Blvd

San Marcos, CA 92069

Community FAQ

Does Silvergate San Marcos require a long-term contract?

No. Residents of Silvergate can pay fees on a month-to-month basis.

What types of health assessments are performed routinely?

When each resident joins the community, the staff will conduct a full assessment. Thereafter, the staff will perform routine checks, generally during meals. If there is any change in the condition of the resident, then the care staff will notify his or her doctor.

What types of community events does Silvergate San Marcos offer?

Since Silvergate is centrally located, its Activity Director can schedule outings for the residents to venture out of the community with various shopping options, events in North County, casino trips, wine tastings, cruises, sporting events, museums, movie theaters, and live performances.

Are the apartments furnished at Silvergate San Marcos?

No. Each resident at Silvergate San Marcos may add furniture from home and decorate to their liking.

Is there a licensed nurse on staff at all times?

Silvergate staff is available 24 hours per day. In addition, all suites come with emergency response systems. However, Silvergate does not staff a licensed nurse 24-hours per day.

Is Silvergate able to accommodate a special diet?

Yes, Silvergate can accommodate special diets, as ordered by a doctor. On the Memory Care side, this comes with a $150 monthly charge.

Are pets allowed at Silvergate San Marcos?

Yes, pets are allowed at Silvergate in the Independent and Assisted Living building, but there is a one-time pet fee of $500.

Request Additional Info

Phone: (760) 744-4484