About Retirement Living in Palo Alto, California

Modern, vibrant residential communities.

The Avant is designed for active older adults who are interested in friendship, fitness and cultural opportunities. It was built in 2014 next to Palo Alto Commons, the finest assisted living community on the Peninsula for more than 25 years. Managed by the dedicated staff at Palo Alto Commons, The Avant offers the same excellent service in a fresh take on independent living.

Enriching lifestyle.

Caring is the foundation of what we do, who we are and how we create a gracious, warm and loving sense of community here at The Avant and Palo Alto Commons. One monthly fee covers your rent and amenities like daily activities, dining, and transportation. Visit the links below to learn more.

Independent Living Activity Calendar & Newsletter
Assisted Living & Elite Care Activity Calendar & Newsletter
Meadow Wing Memory Care Activity Calendar & Bulletin
Focused Care Activity Calendar & Bulletin


Keeping fit, well and happy are principles built into our culture.

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Tempting menus. Market-fresh ingredients. A special experience.

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Resident Testimonials

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Local Attractions

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