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  • Pasadena’s premier senior living community since 1933.

  • Independent living in Pasadena, CA

    A world of culture, right outside your door.

  • Award-winning retirement community in Los Angeles area

    Villa Gardens – Premier Pasadena retirement community

    • Independent living
    • Assisted living services
    • Memory care
    • Skilled Nursing Care Center
    • Restaurant-style dining, life enrichment, wellbeing and social opportunities
Amenities and activities designed for independent senior living

An engaging community. A world of discovery.


Life unfolds here, with just the right combination of sophistication and small-town warmth. Here in the heart of the city, you’ll see the beauty of nature. You’ll find a legacy of education, art, and philanthropy. And you’ll discover an unlimited array of cultural, social, intellectual, and physical activities. That’s Pasadena. That’s Villa Gardens.

Retirement home floorplan options and accommodations

A breath of fresh air.


Make yourself at home. Ours is a real neighborhood, a welcoming community, a place with a rich history and countless offerings. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel the difference. The best of everything awaits you on four splendid acres with manicured gardens and flowering trees. A spot to engage and discover what’s next. Enrich your life here.

Resident spotlight

I have everything at my fingertips, both at Villa Gardens and around town.

—  Esther Resident

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One of the best decisions I made was to make Villa Gardens my home.

—  Cecilia Resident

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Our residents are so interesting. I love hearing about their lives.

—  Beatriz Staff

A special kind of place.

Front Porch family of retirement communities

The Front Porch Family

Front Porch is a not-for-profit family of communities and partnerships.  We celebrate the spirit of the individual and the strength of community. Each Front Porch community is as unique as the individuals who live in them.  Every day, in everything that we do, we ask ourselves: How does this benefit our residents? It’s how we approach every detail in creating experiences our residents love.

If you would like to work at Villa Gardens or another Front Porch community, please visit our Careers page and search for jobs on that page.

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What’s Humanly Possible®?

Humanly Possible® defines our culture and our cause. We are dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to creatively meet the needs of those we serve. It is an authentic call for every mind, discipline, and level of our organization to focus on what’s possible, what’s achievable, and what’s next.

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A Strong Foundation

Front Porch is a not-for-profit community of communities that believes in the power of partnership. Philanthropic support for Villa Gardens comes from the Front Porch Communities Foundation, a Front Porch supporting charitable organization dedicated to service and philanthropy. Your gift through the Front Porch Communities Foundation can make a difference at Villa Gardens and to the lives of your friends and neighbors.

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