Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Texas. Located near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this southeast Texas metropolis offers year-round warm weather for its residents. Its outdoor green spaces, including the 155-acre Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, can be enjoyed at any time of year. The city is home to world-class museums and attractions, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Downtown Aquarium. Houston is well-known for its role in space exploration; at Space Center Houston, seniors can get an up-close look at space artifacts and step inside a replica shuttle.
Despite its large size, Houston is surprisingly affordable, with health care costs that are 6.2% lower than the national average. At an average cost of $3,863 per month, the city’s assisted living facilities are also affordable. With dozens of assisted living facilities to choose from, seniors are sure to find a community that suits their needs. This guide showcases 10 of the top assisted living facilities in Houston.
St. Dominic Village
2401 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021
St. Dominic Village is nestled in the Astrodome neighborhood, close to Brays Bayou Park and several hospitals. We feature St. Dominic Village in Houston’s top 10 because of its focus on building a community for Catholic seniors. The faith-based facility is associated with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and seniors love its large chapel and religious services. St. Dominic Village, which offers both independent and assisted living, has several floor plans, including studios and suites. Seniors have access to many on-site amenities such as the rehabilitation center and fitness center, and with 24-hour security and nursing care, they can feel safe and secure.
16820 West Rd.
Houston, TX 77095
Located on the banks of Horsemen Creek in northwest Houston, Copperfield Estates offers upscale independent living. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available, each with an in-unit kitchenette. When seniors want some fresh air, they can step onto their apartments’ patio or balcony. This pet-friendly facility offers a number of community spaces. Seniors can explore the walking paths, read in the library or work up a sweat in the gym. At mealtimes, residents can enjoy chef-prepared meals in the community’s restaurant-style dining room.
The Village of River Oaks
1015 S. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77019
This 194-bed community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care in Houston’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood. The luxurious private apartments feature 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, custom cabinetry and other high-end features that help seniors feel at home. Residents are surrounded by luxurious amenities, including an indoor heated pool, a full-service salon and a formal library. The Village of River Oaks frequently schedules outings to local museums, attractions and restaurants so seniors can enjoy everything Houston has to offer.
The Abbey at Westminster Plaza
2865 Westminster Plaza Dr.
Houston, TX 77082
This upscale independent living and assisted living community is located right across the street from HCA Houston Healthcare West. We include The Abbey at Westminster Plaza in Houston’s top 10 because of its many high-quality amenities. The facility’s 8-acre property features a garden, landscaped courtyards and a dog park. Seniors can enjoy Houston’s sunny weather in the sunroom, catch up with their friends in the lounges or watch their favorite movies in the theater. Each apartment has granite countertops, a walk-in shower, crown molding and other luxurious elements.
Bedford Residence Assisted Living
11718 Bedford St.
Houston, TX 77031
Bedford Residence Assisted Living is nestled between Sam Houston Tollway and Interstate 69, so it’s easy for friends and family members to visit. The continuing-care retirement community offers one all-inclusive rate for residents at all levels of care. This flat rate covers laundry, housekeeping and visits from health care professionals, including a nurse practitioner and a podiatrist. Seniors also receive pampering from visiting hairstylists and manicurists. For fun, seniors can create art projects, take part in an exercise class or tend plants in the garden.
Embark at Willowbrook Park
7575 Willow Chase Blvd.
Houston, TX 77070
A 288-bed community, Embark at Willbrook Park is located near Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Willowbrook Mall in northwest Houston. Residents of this pet-friendly independent living community live in one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments with in-unit kitchenettes and large closets. A putting green, walking paths and heated outdoor pool let seniors take advantage of the Houston sunshine. The community’s indoor recreational facilities include a fitness center, movie theater and library. Conveniently, a post office, community store and barbershop are located on-site.
Brookdale Memorial City
11900 Barryknoll Ln.
Houston, TX 77024
This gated independent living community is located just south of Interstate 10. We include Brookdale Memorial City because it ranks highly for its many convenient on-site amenities. Residents appreciate the fitness center, outdoor pool, theater, golf course and putting green. The pet-friendly community also has walking paths and courtyards for seniors to explore. Brookdale Memorial City offers many on-site dining options, including a restaurant-style dining room and a bistro. Since each private apartment has its own full kitchen with updated appliances, including a stove, seniors can choose to prepare their favorite meals at home.
Rosemont Personal Care Home
10931 Mayfield Rd.
Houston, TX 77043
This 24-bed assisted living community is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood near Bear Creek Pioneers Park. Visitors speak highly of the friendly, well-trained staff who provide 24-hour care and supervision to residents. The monthly room rate includes housekeeping, laundry and linen services. A licensed dietitian plans the daily meals and snacks to ensure seniors have access to healthy, delicious food.
11500 Fallbrook Dr.
Houston, TX 77065
Atria Cy-Fair is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community nestled in an upscale neighborhood in northwest Houston. Seniors can get comfortable in the spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments with individual climate controls and in-unit kitchenettes or full kitchens. Chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style in the dining room, and seniors can also enjoy casual meals in the cafe. For special occasions, seniors can host their friends and family members in the private dining room. We include Atria Cy-Fair because of its focus on engaging activities, including crochet clubs, group outings and tai chi classes.
The Gardens at Spring Shadows
10100 Kempwood Dr.
Houston, TX 77080
This pet-friendly independent living community is nestled in a residential neighborhood in the northwest of the city. Residents have plenty of space to stretch out in their private apartments, which may be as large as 1,288 square feet. Each apartment has ceiling fans, large walk-in closets and 9-foot ceilings. The gated community offers many outdoor common areas for its senior residents, including a putting green and swimming pools. Inside, there’s a library, computer center and beauty salon. Breakfast and lunch are served every weekday in the community’s two dining rooms.
Is Houston the Right Choice for You?
Houston was dubbed the New Capital of Southern Cool by GQ Magazine, and WalletHub called it one of the most fun cities in America. The city offers vast cultural and entertainment opportunities for its retirees. Among American cities with more than 1 million residents, Houston has the most green space — four of the nation’s largest urban parks are located here. The city’s residents speak more than 145 different languages, making Houston one of the most diverse places in the country. Seniors who enjoy big-city living and warm weather should look no further than Houston.