About Lytton Gardens


Lytton Gardens is a vibrant community of senior care professionals, staff, volunteers, and most importantly, more than 400 residents who call Lytton Gardens home.

As a multi-level care community, we become many things to many people. For our residents in residential living, Lytton Gardens is a home base, providing comfortable housing in an environment of friendships, activities, and connection. For our assisted living residents, we offer help with challenging life requirements together with the bonds of community and companionship. For our staff and volunteers, Lytton Gardens is a place where they make a positive, joyful difference every day in the lives of our residents.

Lytton Gardens provides 320 high-quality, affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments for residents in residential living. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for admission.

Lytton Arbor
656 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
152 studio apartments.
66 one-bedroom apartments.
Optional meal program.

Lytton Commons
649 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
90 studio apartments.
10 one-bedroom apartments.
Optional meal program.

Lytton Courtyard
330 Everett Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
20 studio apartments for individuals.
30 one-bedroom apartments, primarily for couples.
Optional meal program.

Units at Lytton Gardens

Units are unfurnished and range from 400 square feet for a studio to 550 square feet for a one-bedroom apartment.

Lytton Gardens Amenities and Facilities

Residential living residents enjoy both their independence and a sense of community through a variety of activities and committees, as well as an optional evening communal dining program. Activities and Amenities include:

  • Organized outings
  • Social and religious services
  • On-site library
  • Fitness center
  • Resident computer lab
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty shop
  • 24-hour emergency coverage
  • Senior Produce Market
  • Resident Service Coordinator referrals and assistance
  • And more

More Great Reasons to Live at Lytton Gardens:

  • Lytton Gardens is green! The campus is a recipient of the MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Going Green Principles. “Green” features of the community include drought tolerant landscaping, building materials made of recycled Timber Tek, motion sensors to decrease the consumption of electricity, environmentally friendly lighting, low-flush toilets, and recycling programs.
  • LifeTrail outdoor fitness equipment motivates residents to enjoy the outdoors and be active. Residents can mix and match activities to create 27 different exercises, perfect for fitness and creating a social hub!
  • Free (and fast!) wifi in many public areas of the community for both residents and residents’ visitors. Ask the staff for a password and then check email, news, or sports scores, or play games online.

For information, contact the Assistant Housing Administrator Line 650.617.7313.

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