Lantern Crest – New Resort Senior Living in East San Diego County

What’s up with that “castle-like” structure that’s been growing on the Santee hillside? You know, the complex that has been under construction for the past year…The one right at the intersection of the 52 and the 67 in Santee. Several of us know it as Lantern Crest, a “Full Service” senior living facility. Several clients have asked me if I knew anything about the facility, or if I had any clients who call the place home. I have not, and my curiosity got the best of me last week, so I drove right in and I decided to stop by and do some investigating.

Luxurious Resort Style Complex

I approached the front desk which was at the far side of a beautiful lobby. At the center of the lobby is one of those cascading water fountains that seem to defy gravity. A definite eye-catcher which looks like something you would experience in a Las Vegas-style luxury resort. I asked the woman at the front desk if I could collect some basic information regarding the complex. She promptly introduced me to Robbi Hogan, the Community Marketing Director.

Two Separate Buildings Define the Complex

Robbi explained to me that the complex is actually composed of two separate facilities. “The Ridge” at Lantern Crest is the original building that was completed on the property about 2 years ago. The Ridge accommodates both assisted living and memory care and is available to residents age 62 and older. The newest building, “The Pointe” at Lantern Crest, hosted it’s Grand Opening this past January. The Point is an independent living facility available to residents age 55 and older. Living accommodations include efficient studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units with prices starting at $3,390 per month. If you are able to act soon, Lantern Crest is currently offering a “Spring Special” promotion. This special waives the normal $3,500 community fee for those who move in to their Assisted Living or Memory Care programs before April 30st 2015.

The Inspiration for Lantern Crest

In a message from the founder of Lantern Crest, Michael Grant, he reflects upon his own life experience. When it became time to evaluate assisted living facilities for his own father, he discovered that available choices had very little life or vibrancy. They were dark, old, and somewhat institutional. When the chance to develop Lantern Crest came along, he saw it as an opportunity to offer our parents and grandparents a better way to live. “Lantern Crest is a way to give our parents and grandparents a great home and lifestyle”. “I decided that Lantern Crest should be affordable luxury for our parents, and a beautiful place to live, full of life and vibrancy with all the amenities, features and services they could want or need.”

Featured Services and Amenities

  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly Linen service
  • All utilities & cable (except personal phone and internet)
  • 62 meals per month
  • Daily scheduled activities
  • Pet friendly
  • Scheduled transportation with their own mini-bus
  • State of the art movie theater
  • Fitness center
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Arts & Crafts center & poker room
  • Ice cream parlor
  • Latitude 32 bar & Grill
  • Miniature golf
  • Library & computer room

In addition to all the above, those who reside at “The Pointe”, each residence includes the following:

  • Full service kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Balconies or patios
  • Other “Light Assistance” services for a modest charge.

Contact Information

Lantern Crest is located at the intersection of HWY 52 and HWY 67 in Santee.

The address is: 400 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071




Lantern Crest is a sparkling new resort style senior living facility in Santee, CA. If you or a family member is considering options for Senior Living in San Diego county, this place should be on the top of your list of must see facilities.

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