For seniors seeking the amenities of a major cosmopolitan city combined with a friendly Texas charm, Dallas may just be the perfect fit. With over 1.3 million residents and as the ninth most populous city in the United States, Dallas is home to world-class Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers sporting events, international cuisine in Trinity Groves and upscale shops at the Galleria and NorthPark Dallas.
Thanks in part to its low taxes and inexpensive cost of living relative to many major metropolitan areas in the country, Bankrate coined Dallas the 10th best city in the United States to retire. Excellent senior resources include caregiver support programs, nutritious meals and transportation services, which are administered through the easily accessible 12 county senior centers and The Senior Source. Dallas’ top hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center, also ranks No. 2 in the state. The dozens of excellent senior living facilities across the city reflect Texas’ legendary pride in being the biggest and the best. Here, we’ve listed eight of our favorite Dallas assisted living homes.
Sunrise on Hillcrest
13001 Hillcrest Rd.
Dallas, TX 75240
Located in North Dallas, the elegant and upscale Sunrise on Hillcrest offers assisted living and memory care. Residents who enjoy fresh air and spending time outdoors love the facility’s numerous walking paths, brick patio and beautiful shaded porch with rocking chairs. The friendly community dog adds to the cheerful atmosphere, while the cozy living room with a fireplace, reflection room and library provide ample space for residents to peacefully unwind. A restaurant-style dining hall, bistro and private dining room offer unique dining settings to accommodate residents’ varying preferences and special occasions.
The Meridian at Kessler Park
2522 Fort Worth Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211
The Meridian at Kessler Park offers independent and assisted living with full-sized apartments with spacious, open one- and two-bedroom floor plans for all residents. The pet-friendly, resort-like facility has a fountain-adorned swimming pool, movie theater, beauty salon and game room with a billiards table. Residents have ample opportunity to join fun, social outings to nearby sites such as Stevens Park Golf Course, Trinity Groves and the Galleria Mall. With 24-hour service providers, health care needs are also conveniently accommodated through the on-site doctor’s office and therapies.
The Reserve at North Dallas
12271 Coit Rd.
Dallas, TX 75251
We chose The Reserve at North Dallas for our list of Dallas’ top eight assisted living facilities for its unique QuietCare system that monitors each resident’s well-being, updating staff members of residents’ changing needs and offering family members greater peace of mind. The facility delivers independent and assisted living, and the building boasts abundant natural light and high ceilings in the beautiful, airy lobby. Numerous amenities, including the on-site fitness center, library, movie theater and putting green, provide residents with entertainment and the ability to stay active and explore their personal interests. Guest apartments are also available for an additional fee.
Grace Presbyterian Village
550 East Ann Arbor Ave.
Dallas, TX 75216
Located in Dallas’ diverse, trendy Oak Cliff area, Grace Presbyterian Village offers assisted living, independent living and memory care in a home-like setting with beautiful creek views and an array of bible study and spiritual programs led by a pastor for people of all faiths. The caring staff places a strong emphasis on residents’ wellness and encourages loved ones to visit often. We selected this facility for our list of Dallas’ top eight for its incredible 9,000-square-foot aquatics and wellness center where residents can swim, soak in the hot tub and enjoy a multitude of spa services. The center also includes a coffee bar and an exercise room for private workouts and fitness classes.
12400 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230
In this warm, home-like and pet-friendly facility, residents are encouraged to stay engaged and social through fulfilling activities in shared living spaces such as the community kitchen, game room and arts and crafts studio. The tranquil building is painted with soothing colors and set on two landscaped acres with a secure garden courtyard so assisted living and memory care residents can feel safe while doing what they enjoy. Brookdale Preston is conveniently located within walking distance from Jamestown Park and Preston Valley Shopping Center.
8523 Thackery St.
Dallas, TX 75225
Located just five minutes from the famed upscale NorthPark Center shopping mall and close to Harry S. Moss Park, Edgemere offers residents 16 acres of secured grounds, a variety of floor plans and a full range of senior care services. The high-end facility has an array of beauty salon services, a full-time concierge, chauffeured transportation and monthly wellness checks. As the first senior Life Care facility in Dallas, the community’s beautiful Tuscan-inspired architecture, lush, manicured grounds with a pond and elegant dining room are sure to astound.
Belmont Village Turtle Creek
3535 N. Hall St.
Dallas, TX 75219
Seniors with a taste for European elegance appreciate Belmont Village Turtle Creek’s beautiful French Provincial decor and architecture. We included this luxurious facility in our list of Dallas’ top eight for its elite amenities such as the heated, indoor saltwater swimming pool, stately theater and outdoor dining patio. Additionally, residents enjoy a diabetes center, daily complimentary transportation services and a Whole Brain Fitness program with brain-healthy foods and fitness exercises. The facility’s excellent Uptown location is across the street from the tree-filled Turtle Creek Park and walking distance from popular shops and eateries.
Brookdale Lake Highlands
9715 Plano Rd.
Dallas, TX 75238
Brookdale Lake Highlands is located across from BB Owen Park, and it has convenient access to I-635. This assisted living and memory care facility offers residents a B-Fit exercise program, beauty salon services and frequent group outings to the Elks Lodge and nearby restaurants and encourages them to pursue their individual passions. When not gardening in the greenhouse or strolling along the outdoor walking paths, residents are free to use the on-site piano, community kitchen and library.
Is Dallas the Right Choice for You?
Along with its bustling downtown with famed attractions such as the Majestic Theatre, the original Neiman Marcus and inspiring city views from Reunion Tower, Dallas’s 397 parks include the innovative 5.2-acre Klyde Warren Park built over a freeway and the beautiful White Rock Lake. The 234 sunny days per year and moderate climate make it easy for seniors and their loved ones to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods and enjoy one-of-a-kind events such as the State Fair of Texas.