About Us

Avila Gardens, an independent living residence for active seniors, is situated on three lushly landscaped acres in the heart of California’s picturesque San Gabriel Valley. An unequaled independent living center in the Catholic tradition, Avila offers both numerous amenities and spiritual benefits.

Avila Gardens is named after the much-beloved Saint Teresa of Avila, Carmelite nun and Doctor of the Church, whose vibrant, life-giving spirit brought forth new life to the Carmelite Order in the Sixteenth Century

The same vibrant spirit permeates Avila Gardens. Diversity and excitement weave through the daily rhythm of life at Avila and are expressed in events, ranging from Mardi Gras parties and Coffee Houses to themes such as “Around the World at Avila Gardens.” Avila radiates with the joy and excitement that springs from a life of vibrant fulfillment.

Mardi Gras

Avila Gardens’ distinctive environment invites all to experience firsthand this picturesque abode of peace, beauty, and tranquility reminiscent of the biblical Mount Carmel. Avila Gardens gives expression to Saint Teresa’s inspired words, “It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”


Avila Gardens is more than just “somewhere to live.” It is a place where one can discover grace and blessing, challenge and fulfillment. Avila is both hearth and home.