Part of the popular Bluegrass region of Kentucky and the broader metropolitan area of Lexington-Fayette, Lexington ranks as the state’s second most populated community, with over 323,700 residents. A family-friendly city that’s perfect for equestrians and outdoor enthusiasts, Lexington also boasts the endearing title of “Horse Capital of the World.” The city’s beautiful countryside is dotted with horse farms and attractions, such as Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland Race Course. Nearby, seniors can explore the region’s unique landscapes and wildlife at the 734-acre Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.
Lexington also has plenty to offer seniors interested in history and the arts, including the Aviation Museum of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky Art Museum. In addition, seniors can take advantage of the laid-back southern charm of the area by visiting one of the many bourbon distilleries in the city, or check out its many restaurants serving southern fare or specializing in diverse international flavors. Because this scenic town has so much to offer, we’ve curated a list of our 10 favorite Lexington assisted living facilities for seniors interested in the area.
3051 Rio Dosa Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
At the welcoming, pet-friendly Richmond Place, residents have access to highly skilled assisted living and memory care in an amenities-filled community. The restaurant-style dining hall serves nutritious, tasty meals prepared by a professional chef with input by a professional dietitian. Residents can schedule hair appointments in the full-service beauty salon, practice their golf swing on the outdoor putting green and host family and friends in the guest suites or private dining room. For exercise, residents can visit the fitness center stocked with senior-friendly equipment or swim outside in the heated pool
701 Liberty Ridge Ln.
Lexington, KY 40509
Liberty Ridge is a nonprofit, state-certified independent living, assisted living and memory care facility staffed by compassionate caregivers and set in a stately building on vast, parklike grounds with lush green lawns and a scenic pond. Assisted living residents live in spacious apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. To further the relaxing atmosphere, staff members provide weekly housekeeping and linen services. The dining hall serves three healthy meals per day, and residents can visit the on-site gift shop for treats or beauty salon when seeking a new hairstyle.
Magnolia Springs Lexington
2701 Magnolia Springs Dr.
Lexington, KY 40511
We selected the award-winning Magnolia Springs Lexington for our list of the city’s top 10 for its luxurious ambiance and long list of convenient amenities. The attentive staff encourages residents to explore their talents and stay active through complimentary concierge services, frequent group outings, a media room and a well-stocked game room. Residents can meet friends for a drink in the bar and lounge, or grab a snack in the casual bistro. Film enthusiasts can catch a flick each week in the theater, and the on-site spiritual center hosts worship services.
Highgrove at Tates Creek
4251 Saron Dr.
Lexington, KY 40515
Serving independent, assisted living and memory care residents, Highgrove at Tates Creek is a warm, vibrant and upscale facility with well-decorated, homelike interiors. The roomy, stylish beauty salon is the perfect place for residents to pamper themselves, and the shared living areas are filled with comfortable furniture and cozy fireplaces. In the restaurant-style dining hall, colorful carpeting, green plants and high ceilings add a touch of luxury. Outside, the large outdoor courtyard has abundant patio seating and walking paths surrounded by well-manicured plants.
Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care
191 Leestown Center Way
Lexington, KY 40511
Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in a quiet residential neighborhood minutes from the Lexington Cemetery and Spring Valley Golf Club. The intimate community has a warm, homelike ambiance and an easy-to-navigate one-story layout, and its cozy shared living areas are filled with well-cushioned furniture, charming fireplaces and attractive decor. One living room even includes a billiards table and bar. Residents can also cook in the community kitchens, relax in the beauty salon and spa or enjoy the fresh air on the tranquil, shady outdoor patios.
Legacy Reserve at Fritz
2700 Man O War Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40515
Legacy Reserve at Fritz provides personalized independent living, assisted living and memory care in a modern, upscale environment. Selected for our list of Lexington’s top 10 for its resort-style accommodations, amenities and hospitality, the facility’s tastefully designed building contains an abundance of spacious living areas with high ceilings and elegant decor. In the fine dining hall, a wall adorned with beautiful paintings of horses adds a unique Kentucky flair. For recreation and leisure, residents can take water-aerobics classes in the indoor aquatics center, watch educational programs on the theater room’s large screen and shoot pool with friends.
Cedarhurst of Beaumont
1165 Monarch St.
Lexington, KY 40513
Cedarhurst of Beaumont is a lively assisted living, memory care and respite facility where assisted living residents experience the comforts of home. Pets are welcome to live with residents in their well-designed apartments with kitchenettes, private bathrooms, personally controlled thermostats and private, locked mailboxes. Along with receiving three home-cooked meals each day, seniors can also stop by the beverage bar for a drink at any time. Additionally, the facility contains a convenient on-site beauty salon, a wellness center and an entertaining movie theater.
The Willows at Hamburg
2531 Old Rosebud Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509
We selected The Willows at Hamburg for our list of Lexington’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its lively atmosphere and welcoming, southern charm. Professional chefs cook delicious, well-balanced meals that can include comfort food favorites and ingredients plucked straight from the community garden. A shuttle is available to take residents on fun scheduled group trips to nearby attractions, or residents can stay home and barbecue on the outdoor patio, or take a stroll along the beautiful, landscaped grounds.
Morning Pointe of Lexington
233 Ruccio Way
Lexington, KY 40503
Morning Pointe of Lexington offers assisted living and memory care from a convenient location close to Shillito Park and the shops at Lexington Green. Here, residents can select the apartment size and layout that best suits their needs, and the cozy, plush common areas are decorated with rich, warm colors to serve as inviting spaces for residents and their loved ones to convene. In the attractive restaurant-style dining hall, tasteful decor and an abundance of windows add to the facility’s elegant, homelike feel.
100 Windsor Path
Georgetown, KY 40324
Located in nearby Georgetown, Windsor Gardens is a locally owned assisted living and memory care facility run by a caring staff that strives to create a family-like environment. Residents have immediate access to the on-site pharmacy, beauty salon and full-service dining hall where three tasty meals are served each day. Residents can attend on-site worship services, and outside, several serene and shady patios are lined with comfortable rocking chairs for relaxing and socializing.
Is Lexington the Right Choice for You?
Seniors considering joining the 12.6% of Lexington’s population comprised of adults aged 65 and older may be pleased to learn that Lexington ranks as the third safest city in the country. Additionally, Lexington’s climate offers seniors the beauty of four changing seasons and comfortable summers with temperatures that rarely reach above 86 degrees. For seniors looking to stay active, Lexington hosts a long list of annual community festivals and events, and senior-specific services abound, including educational activities and a nutrition program at the Lexington Senior Center.