Our Independent living community is ideal for the active adult

who is seeking fewer household responsibilities and a vibrant social environment. It offers you a place where you can go about your day as you please, or take advantage of the numerous events, amenities and opportunities offered. It has a built-in network of neighbors where you can cultivate existing friendships and foster new ones. Here, you’re being supported emotionally as well as physically.

All our apartments are available on a monthly basis which makes moving in easy. Rates are guaranteed for at least one year and tenants may cancel at any time with just a 30-day notice. No purchase, buy-in, or long-term contracts are ever required. One monthly fee includes dinner every day, 50+ activities a week, weekly housekeeping and linen service, transportation, maintenance, and secure assigned underground parking. In addition, there is a very reasonable additional monthly fee for a second occupant (spouse or roommate).

And, in the future, should the need arise, you have priority access to available assisted living units.

Ready to take a tour? Call us today at 650.344.8200

At a Glance

  • Month to month rental with rates guaranteed for one full year
  • Independent, maintenance-free living
  • Luxury 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and high-end finishes, including granite countertops and all electric kitchen appliances
  • Junior 1 bedroom apartments with modified kitchen
  • Emergency call system
  • Chef-prepared, healthy gourmet lunches and dinners every day
  • A carefully orchestrated calendar full of social activities and excursions
  • Spacious common rooms for activities, fitness, hobbies, movies, games, and more
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Comfortable transportation to your appointments and activities
  • Wi-Fi, Direct TV, and phone outlets
  • Secure and reserved underground parking
  • Pet friendly community

    All apartments feature:

    Spacious living & dining area | Full or modified kitchen | Granite counters | Stainless steel appliances | Large windows for plenty of natural light

    Large walk-in shower | Private covered balcony (per plan)

    THE ROSE | 1-Bedroom Apartment | 589 square feet

    THE LILY | 1-Bedroom Apartment | 577 square feet

    THE JASMINE | Junior 1-Bedroom Apartment | 422 square feet

    THE PEONY | 2-Bedroom Apartment | 754 square feet

    THE ORCHID | 2-Bedroom Apartment | 988 square feet


    Residents at Sterling Court enjoy a retirement lifestyle designed for complete independent living. Virtually all of your “chores” are taken care of by Sterling Court’s professional staff so that the only thing you need to worry about is your social calendar.

    Our monthly service fee includes:

    • Luxury accommodations in 1- or 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchens
    • Fresh-air private balconies plus a large, inviting common courtyard 
    • Healthy lunches and dinners every day in our elegant dining room
    • Beautiful common rooms for activities, lecutres, movies, fitness, and more
    • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
    • Secure underground parking
    • Transportation to your scheduled appointments and our many offsite activities
    • Regular and urgent support and maintenance of your apartment

    There is no long-term lease required for move in. Only a small security deposit is needed. Rent is guaranteed for at least one year and tenants may cancel at any time with just a 30 day notice. All apartments are available on a monthly basis which makes moving in easy. We also offer a furnished rental apartment on a space available basis. No purchase, buy-in, or long term contracts are ever required. There is a very reasonable monthly fee for a second occupant (spouse or roommate) for our Independent Living residents.

    Sterling Court offers assisted living for residents who need a higher level of service and daily personal assistance. Each residence is a 1-bedroom apartment with an enclosed patio, partial kitchen, and emergency call system. A full package of available services includes:

    • Three appetizing and nutritious meals per day
    • Intimate cafe-style dining room
    • Medication supervision as authorized by an individual’s physician
    • Assistance with daily personal needs such as bathing, dressing, or eating
    • Close ongoing observation and monitoring of an individual’s physical and mental condition
    • Weekly housekeeping, linen, and personal laundry service
    • Scheduled transportation for doctor, dental, or other appointments
    • Planned activities such as exercise classes, arts & crafts, musical entertainment, and educational classes

    Our staff members are highly skilled, well trained and sincerely dedicated to each person’s comfort and well-being. Here you will find the perfect balance – the independence you want and the care you need. Most often, we offer open space in our assisted living quarters to existing independent living residents. There is reasonable monthly fee for a second occupant (spouse or roommate) for our Assisted Living residents.

    If you are visiting this page because you have a current emergency, please first dial 911. Then call our front desk at (650) 344-8200 to inform our staff.

    Our personnel are trained to manage emergencies and prepared to help. Emergency response times by our local fire, paramedic, and ambulance crews offer peace of mind to our residents.

    Sterling Court is strategically located to Mills Health Center in downtown San Mateo, just 1 mile away, and to Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame, just 3 miles away. Kaiser Hospital is 10 miles away in Redwood City and Stanford University Hospital is 18 miles away in Palo Alto.

    Learn More

    We can help with apartment availability and scheduling tours, or send an application for residence. Let us know what you are interested in learning more about and how we can help you!


    850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94401 Phone: (650) 344-8200 Fax: (650) 344-7395 info@sterlingcourt.com