When someone mentions a retirement community, there is a good chance that you immediately picture Florida. Seniors have been flocking to Florida for years because of its gorgeous, warm weather, beautiful beaches, and recreation opportunities. What you may not know is that Florida has no state income tax, inheritance tax, or estate tax, and it has a lower cost of living, which is helpful for those on a fixed income. The Sunshine State also is known for having an abundance of health care options and services geared toward seniors. It’s no wonder so many seniors continue to choose Florida as their retirement destination.
But, the sheer number of retirement communities in Florida can make choosing the right one for you or your family member feel especially overwhelming. If you are looking for the best assisted living facility in Florida, you should consider one of our top picks. We have reviewed the services and amenities, awards and accreditations, and state inspection data when available to choose 10 of the top facilities in the Sunshine State. But, we also considered ratings and reviews made by residents and their loved ones because they truly have first-hand knowledge of which facilities are the best of the best. Please note, we have listed our top 10 assisted living facilities in Florida here, in no particular order.
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1. Brookdale Alamonte Springs
360 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
Brookdale Altamonte Springs, an exclusive senior living community, offers assisted living services with top-notch amenities, restaurant-style dining, and engaging opportunities. This facility features an arts and crafts studio, library, beauty/barber shop, courtyard and garden, gardening and greenhouse center, and wellness center. Both independent and assisted living are available at Brookdale Altamonte Springs, and residents receive compassionate care that allows them to be as independent as possible.
2. Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs
433 Orange Drive
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs, a vibrant assisted living and memory care residence, looks and feels like home and family for all of its residents. An affordable, resort-style assisted living facility and Alzheimer’s residence, the Grand Villa is located in proximity to theaters, galleries, performing arts venues, and popular restaurants. Residents enjoy the loving environment and exceptional assisted living services available in private or companion apartments in addition to the full social calendar, recreational and cultural events, fine dining, and health and wellness services offered by the Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs.
3. Savannah Court of Bartow
290 Idlewood Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830
Bartow is an incredible hospitable senior living community because of its quaint historic downtown, charm, state-of-the-art medical facilities and hospitals, shopping centers, and cultural and entertainment opportunities. That’s why the residents of Savannah Court of Bartow enjoy the outings to the town so much. But, they also enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, warmth, and charm they find in the assisted living facility, which features a centrally-located, enclosed courtyard complete with a sparkling fountain, colorful flowers, and shade trees under the sun-filled windows. Team members cater to residents’ needs and ensure they have all of the care and support they need while still allowing them to live as independently as possible.
4. The Atrium at Boca Raton
1080 Northwest 15th St.
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Voted Best Assisted Living Facility by Boca and West Boca Forum readers for five consecutive years, The Atrium at Boca Raton recently finished renovations and has updated its already exceptional grounds and facilities. Live entertainment is featured daily at 4 pm for social hour, when residents choose to enjoy refreshments, dance, and socialize. The caring staff transports residents for outings to popular destinations such as Florida Atlantic University, the Boca Town Center Mall, and a number of beaches and public parks. Located next to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and known for its expert, caring staff, The Atrium at Boca Raton tends to residents’ needs and ensures their physical and emotional well-being.
5. Rustic Retreat Assisted Living Facility
1120 North Federal Highway
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Rustic Retreat Assisted Living Facility features cottage-inspired spaces for residents who seek a warm, home-like environment. Common spaces foster friendships and socialization. Rustic Retreat also provides daily nutritious, delicious meals for residents. Staff is available 24 hours a day and offer assistance with medication, mobility, and much more. With a focus on love and hospitality, Rustic Retreat Assisted Living Facility provides care for seniors, military veterans, adults with disabilities, and couples who need assistance enjoying their retirement years.
6. Bradenton Senior Living at Woodlands Village
1055 301 Blvd. E
Bradenton, Florida 34203
From Holiday Retirement, the second largest provider of senior living retirement communities in the United States, Bradenton Senior Living at Woodlands Village is an independent and assisted living community designed for seniors who love the outdoors. Residents picnic on the nearby beaches of Anna Maria Island and care for the community garden on Woodland Village’s terrace. The one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments also feature a screened-in lanai. Residents also stay active with monthly special events such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing party and holiday bazaar in addition to community activities like exercise, billiards, board games, dining room trivia, music, and Wii bowling.
7. The Inn on the Pond
255 59th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
Menorah Manor seeks to provide the best possible care in a warm, Jewish environment for the senior community. Their Inn on the Pond is an elegant new assisted living facility offering assisted living that recognizes and maintains residents’ independence and dignity. Set on a large pond bordered by a permanent nature preserve and surrounded by large oaks and serene gardens, the Inn on the Pond is the first LEED Certified assisted living community in the Sunshine State. The Inn houses five separate neighborhoods, each complete with a common area perfect for socializing and relaxing.
8. The Oaks of Clearwater
420 Bay Avenue
Clearwater, Florida 33756
The Oaks of Clearwater is an all-inclusive community with waterfront living to fit any lifestyle. With expert care and attentive service, The Oaks offers independent living, assisted living, and a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. Independent living options include hi-rise apartments or villas, both of which accommodate single or double occupancy. Assisted living options support residents’ independence but also assist them with daily living activities and other care services as needed. All residents enjoy three daily chef-prepared meals, housekeeping services, daily check-in, 24-hour access to staff, access to emergency call systems, transportation for scheduled activities, and access to The Oaks’ outstanding amenities and activities.
9. The Palace at Coral Gables
1 Andalusia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Voted the number one senior living community in America by National Association of Home Builders, The Palace at Coral Gables is rated just as highly by its residents and their family members. Seniors choose from a variety of floor plans for one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments or studios. A nine-story building, The Palace has more than 240 luxurious senior living residences and a variety of retail shops on the ground floor. With five-star amenities and services from housekeeping, to scheduled transportation, to exciting activities, The Palace at Coral Gables features a reception lobby, piano bar, English-style bar, indoor heated swimming pool and spa with large patio, English-style library with computers and internet stations, a fully equipped fitness center, aerobics room, wellness center with doctors and nursing offices, and card, game, and arts and crafts rooms. The Palace at Coral Gables offers a choice of care levels including independent living, catered living, assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation, home health services, luxury living for individuals ages 55 and above, and a continuing care retirement community.
10. Brookdale North Boynton Beach
4733 NW Seventh Court
Boynton Beach, Florida 333426
A gorgeous retirement community offering assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, Brookdale North Boynton Beach offers loving support to seniors needing assistance with daily living activities. Residents appreciate knowing that this facility can see them through their golden years, even as their needs change over time. Situated on 17 beautiful acres, this facility offers amazing views of a golf course, lakes, and fountains. Brookdale North Boynton Beach is located near shopping and medical facilities and features spacious apartments with screened-in balconies, open kitchens, and walk-in closets. Residents enjoy concierge services, a library, the café and bistro, arts and crafts studio, beauty and barber shop, and other amenities at Brookdale North Boynton Beach.
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