Atria Tamalpais Creek

Atria Tamalpais Creek

853 Tamalpais Avenue
Novato, CA 94947
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
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One of the Premier Senior Living Communities in Marin County

Atria Tamalpais Creek is an enriching retirement community in Novato that promotes independence and active lifestyles. With an event-filled social calendar and amenities like a fitness center, outdoor garden and salon and spa, our residents enjoy an environment that encourages them to remain active and engaged.

But just as important as the environment we create inside our community is the one we preserve outside of it. That’s why we’ve enhanced Atria Tamalpais Creek to be a greener, more sustainable assisted living community. In fact, our eco-friendly efforts have earned LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification.

Providing the best in independent and assisted living accommodations, plus Atria’s industry-leading Life Guidance® memory care, Atria Tamalpais Creek is like no other assisted living community in Marin County. Visit today and discover more.

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  • A choice of floor plans
  • A full-time events director
  • An emergency call system in every apartment
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Concierge
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style daily
  • Medication assistance
  • Retreat/temporary stays 
    – Atria offers a respite (retreat) program for seniors who need assisted living services on a short-term basis. Atria Retreat permits seniors to test the waters of senior living. By allowing guests to stay for a short time in an Atria community, potential residents can decide if senior living is right for them. The retreat program is also an alternative to high-cost inpatient rehabilitation following an illness or surgery. Should a patient be ready to leave the hospital but not ready to go home, Atria offers the comforts of home and 24-hour assistance until they get back on their feet. All of our Retreat guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including delicious meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, scheduled transportation service and more. 
  • Scheduled local transportation 
    – Local scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical appointments, shopping, religious services and other desired local destinations. 
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day


  • Computers 
    – Our community provides computers with Internet access specifically for resident use. Staying in touch with family and friends and staying connected to the world is important to our residents, and we want to make it easy to shop online, research, play games and more. 
  • Engage Life programming 
    – Explore our events programming, tailored to nurture the mind, body and spirit of every resident. 
  • Fitness center 
    – We recognize the importance of your physical and emotional well-being. And we also know that regular exercise is key to good health. That's why our community offers an in-house fitness center with exercise equipment designed with older people in mind. 
  • Massage therapy 
    – On-site massage therapy is offered to residents as a way to relax and renew the body. 
  • Pets welcome 
    – We recognize pets are important members of the family. That's why our community allows them in residents' apartments. Moving to a new home doesn't have to mean leaving your furry friend behind – instead, they can enjoy the benefits of Atria with you. 
  • Salon and spa 
    – We are pleased to offer a rejuvenating day spa where residents can receive manicures, pedicures and hairstyling.  
  • Theater 
    – Residents can watch movies or special presentations in the theater, which features a large screen and comfortable seating. 
  • Wi-Fi 
    – Wi-Fi is available at our community for wireless Internet access. 

Floor Plans

Our floor plans illustrate the unique living options available to our residents.

Featured Events

Mother's Day Brunch and Celebration
DateSunday, May 11
Time11:00 AM
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This Mother's Day Brunch will be fantastic. If you have never been to the community please join us for Brunch and a tour. There are two seatings: 11:00am & 12:30pm. Please RSVP by May 5th. Cost for guests only is $20.
Memorial Day Happy Hour at 4pm and full day of events. Call for details.
DateMonday, May 26
Time4:00 PM
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There is no charge. If you have never been to our community please join us for a tour.


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Executive Director
A message from the Executive Director, Cyndy Larson
I’ve worked in senior living for 23 years and the longer I do this, the more I see how community living improves people’s lives. Moving into a vibrant senior living community like ours empowers older adults to be more independent and active than they may have been at home, without the support we provide. I’ve watched so many new residents become more engaged and energized – and happy – after moving here. It’s very rewarding.

“I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and caring staff at Atria Tamalpais Creek. The decorations, art work and neatness make this a beautiful community. I’ve lived here for seven months and it’s a wonderful place to call home.” 
Harriett, Atria Tamalpais Creek resident
“My favorite place at Atria Tamalpais Creek is the Bistro. The menu is great – I especially enjoy the soup. I can also go there for a cup of coffee or to play dominoes or bridge with friends.” 
Matt, Atria Tamalpais Creek resident
“I highly recommend Atria Tamalpais Creek. It’s a great community. There are always fun things going on, and I find that my friends and the staff invite me to many activities and events I never thought to try.”  
June M., Atria Tamalpais Creek Resident
"Having lived in Marin County for 50 years, I’m excited about Atria’s eco-friendly landscaping and energy efficiency. It’s nice to know that the beautiful community I enjoy will impact future generations." 
Jeanne Ghiorzoe, Atria Tamalpais Creek resident


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Atria Senior Living is proud to offer the best independent living communities, supportive living communities, and assisted living communities (sometimes searched as independent living facilities, supportive living facilities, and assisted living facilities). Many of our communities also offer short-term temporary stays, as well as memory care services for those challenged by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A leader in the industry, we stand behind our mission to create vibrant senior assisted living and independent retirement communities that provide our residents with comfort, companionship and a wide choice of events that match individual interests. When searching for a retirement living community or senior apartment to call home, be sure to visit your nearest Atria Senior Living location. You will discover a wealth of amenities, outstanding dining options, and the right amount of discreet senior care to help residents enjoy the best that retirement communities have to offer.