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Like Mark Cuban said –

“Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.”

And so, when investigating a 55+ place to live, I did look somewhere else:
My own 215-acre back yard.

Sadly, long-established senior housing providers are very reluctant to accept
the Rincon del Rio concept:

An equity investment designed as an Agrihood with a working Business Center the residents can use, a small village at the heart of the project, gardening spaces, 80% open space, rich cultural experiences in the small towns of Grass Valley and Auburn, and the opportunity to help design your own home.

There’s lots about our core proposition that confounds established senior housing developers.

Their thinking is simple enough:

We have been in this industry for decades and have built many units for old-folks. Our residents accept and pay for whatever we have always offered them. Our product is driven by industry-approved demand surveys and one-size fits all design created by senior-housing architects who do this for a living. This Rincon del Rio thing looks like a lot of unnecessary work and risk. We think 65+ folks like the products we’re building.
-Lazy Status Quo Senior Housing Developer

Now for something completely different...

While it has taken nearly a decade, we have finally found the right housing and open space mix. Our plan surpasses common senior-housing industry standards. That’s because the unique quality of the site demands a ‘holistic’ approach. This ensures residents stay active and independent.

That’s common industry jargon—easy to throw around. The reality, however, requires building a community that has a sense of place and is context-sensitive.

It is difficult to incorporate design improvements that enhance not only functional requirements, but also aesthetics. Life can get repetitive, consistent, and complacent. Falling into a life of complacency is dangerous.

Rincon del Rio presents opportunities and encourages you to take risks that are out of your comfort zone. Live where things are constantly changing, growing, and evolving.

Rincon del Rio is distinctive and remarkable. It represents real change in 55+ living. You really should consider a visit.

Welcome to the Agri-Hood

Rincon del Rio has approximately 10 acres of land determined to be “Farmlands of State Importance” which are key to the project.

The community design dedicates these 10 acres for gardening sites for residents, plus a commercial ranch growing farm-to-fork produce for the on-site dining facilities.

Fitness and wellness amenities are popular across all property types. Outdoor spaces add extreme value to the living equation.

What sets this project apart is the priceless, organic areas maintained for enjoyment by residents, their families and other guests. That is what makes Rincon unique in California.

Universal Design

No matter where you choose to live within Rincon del Rio, you will find commonalities among all our lodging options: All construction is universal design for easy living for a sustainable community.

What is Universal Design?

Universal design is just common sense.  With attributes such as zero-threshold doors and bathrooms (wet rooms), no-step entries, and wider doorways and halls, it makes living easy for everyone.

For example:

  • Curb less showers
  • Slip-resistant, comfortable flooring
  • Pull out/down cabinetry
  • Cupboards that meet counter tops (no backsplash)

Each of the living units will be furnished with:

  • a full kitchen including refrigerator/freezer, range/cooktop with oven, microwave drawers
  • washer/dryers (residential units)
  • numerous windows and lighting schemes
  • floor coverings (specified by resident)
  • safety/call alarms & fire sprinkler systems
  • individually controlled heating/cooling
  • Wi-Fi, community closed circuit and communication devices

All units feature a porch/balcony/patio. Basic utilities are included in the monthly service fee, and all detached units include private garages.

Universal Design Kicthen diagram with labels

A Town Built Just For You

A major amenity is a small downtown that provides an alternative location for many of the functions traditionally located in outdated, uncomfortable, expense-laden central club houses.

Senior housing in Nevada County - Rincon del Rio's downtown neighborhood

The Community includes central pavilions, activity spaces and multi-purpose gathering areas.

Rincon del Rio's Senior Living Pavillion

Staying active will be easy with our extensive exercise facilities and trails, as well as both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Rincon's Senior Community Pool Building

And whether you’re grabbing a bite at one of the snack or sports bars, or treating yourself to one of our fine restaurants, your food–and your experience–will be top-notch.

Fine Dining for Seniors at the Dining Deck

Technology is integral and inherent in all our community planning, and includes universal Wi-Fi and a community cable television station, state-of-the art community-wide security systems, and several dining options open to the broader, surrounding communities.

Rincon del Rio is an agrihood that boasts a working farm, providing fresh produce to the restaurants and our on-site farmer’s market.

Senior living agrihood - commercial farm for on-site restaurants and markets

There is plenty of space for residents to garden as well.

Senior living agrihood - community garden

The Community

…is clustered to encourage walkability and has an extensive transportation plan that reduces the residents’ need to maintain private vehicles.

The Bear River runs through the project offering spectacular views and recreational opportunities.

Because space is not a restraint, each of the proposed seven neighborhoods has its unique “spontaneous gathering area” such as an outdoor kitchen and large BBQ area, a sand volleyball (beach ball) area with tables, benches, etc.

These areas are meant to compliment the central village green and square and encourage activity across neighborhoods.

Ready for the next step?

The possibilities at Rincon del Rio are endless, but the opportunities are not. There are only 300 homes available. Please contact us today.

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