As the seventh-largest city in the United States, San Antonio offers something for everyone. Legendary must-see landmarks include the Alamo, the scenic, restaurant-lined River Walk and San Antonio Missions National Park. Ranking eighth in U.S. News’ Best Places to Retire list, San Antonio provides a low cost of living with a median home price of $211,800 and a plethora of delicious Tex-Mex cuisine. Individuals aged 65 and over comprise 11.6% of the city’s population and enjoy access to over 60 comprehensive senior resource centers providing services such as nutritious meals, social services and exercise classes.
Whether seniors would prefer to live in the historic downtown, the inner suburb of Alamo Heights or the upscale North Central planned communities, San Antonio offers a wide range of neighborhoods from which to choose. Additionally, assisted living prices across the city average an affordable $3,975 per month, which is in line with the national average. To help provide seniors with insight into San Antonio’s best assisted living facilities, we’ve gathered a list of our top eight picks.
Discovery Village at Dominion
6870 Heuermann Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78256
At the full-service Discovery Village at Dominion, residents are treated to luxury apartments with kitchenettes, wood-plank flooring and walk-in showers. The community’s Grande Clubhouse is the perfect place for residents to join in stimulating group fitness classes, read in the library or treat themselves to a beauty salon hairstyling. A friendly staff develops rich relationships with residents to provide thoughtful, individualized care. Through the Sensations dining program, professional chefs prepare delicious, international-themed meals from fine ingredients, and residents dine restaurant-style on linen tablecloths. The facility’s northern San Antonio location is perfect for easy access to I-10 and golfing at Dominion Country Club.
Franklin Park Alamo Heights
230 W Sunset Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209
Franklin Park Alamo Heights is a grand and elegant senior living facility offering residents luxurious amenities, including a large indoor swimming pool, fitness center and movie theater with stadium-style seating. Outside, the landscaped courtyard serves as an inviting place for residents to enjoy the fresh air amid the calming water fountain, soft music and native plants. We included this community in our list of San Antonio’s top eight assisted living facilities for its convenient location less than 10 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport, the Quarry Golf Course and North Star Mall and because of its upscale ambiance.
Heritage at Westover Hills
4315 Rogers Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Heritage at Westover Hills is located just over 2 miles from the popular SeaWorld San Antonio and the Alamo Ranch shopping mall. With plenty of comfortable outdoor seating in the large, manicured courtyard for residents to enjoy the sunny San Antonio weather and a clean, attractive beauty salon, it’s clear that the community values residents’ comfort. Staff members provide holistic, personalized care and keep family members updated on residents’ needs and well-being through a mobile app.
Villa de San Antonio
8103 North Hollow
San Antonio, TX 78240
Staff at Villa de San Antonio strive to help assisted living residents develop a stress-free and choice-filled lifestyle. Residents can pamper themselves in the on-site beauty salon, participate in a woman’s poker group or teach their own class. Assistance with activities of daily living is available as needed, and a weekly housekeeping service helps residents with tidying and laundry. In the restaurant-style dining room, residents may order their preferred beverages and menu items. Residents also enjoy close proximity to the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and University Hospitals.
The Inn at Los Patios
8700 Post Oak Ln.
San Antonio, TX 78217
At The Inn at Los Patios, friends and family are encouraged to visit residents, and residents are free to maintain the lifestyle they most enjoy. The beautiful creek-side grounds are filled with tall trees, a walking path, fountain water features and an outdoor swimming pool, making this a perfect choice for our list of San Antonio’s top eight assisted living facilities. Inside, comfort meets elegance in the well-furnished living areas and game room where residents meet to play social poker games and billiards. Located just 3 miles from Lady Bird Johnson Park and the scenic Uptown neighborhood, the Inn is also convenient to the San Antonio Airport and Morgan’s Wonderland amusement park.
Mendoza #1 Assisted Living
San Antonio, TX 78228
Mendoza #1 Assisted Living is an intimate assisted living facility serving up to 12 residents aged 60 and older. The location just blocks from convenient shopping and dining such as Walmart and Red Lobster lets residents run errands or dine out easily using the community’s transportation service. While staff members aim to provide a comfortable, home-like setting, residents still enjoy unique and stimulating activities such as music and pet therapy, exercise programs and social excursions.
The Haven and The Laurels in Stone Oak
575 Knights Cross Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78258
The Haven and The Laurels in Stone Oak is located in the upscale, peaceful, master-planned Stone Oak neighborhood near North Central Baptist Hospital and the Canyon Springs Golf Club. We include this facility in our list of San Antonio’s top eight for its resort-style ambiance and amenities that include on-site religious services, a beauty salon providing manicures and spa services, and for those who are fond of cooking, a community kitchen. To stay healthy, residents receive regular wellness checks and can exercise in the well-equipped fitness center. The secure outdoor areas with walking paths and a covered patio offer ample space for residents to relax and breathe in the fresh air.
Seasons Alzheimer’s Care & Assisted Living (Nacogdoches Road)
15170 Nacogdoches Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78247
At Season’s Alzheimer’s Care & Assisted Living, up to 16 residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments experience a comfortable, loving home with a high 5:1 resident-to-caregiver ratio. Secure outdoor porches and walking paths allow residents to enjoy the fresh air, and inside, staff facilitates engaging activities such as music and pet therapies. Residents receive three healthy, home-cooked meals per day served family-style and developed by a dietician. Additionally, staff implements a hydration program tailored specifically for those with dementia.
Is San Antonio the Right Choice for You?
Those seeking an affordable lifestyle in Central Texas with access to a rich, world-famous cultural history may find San Antonio to be the perfect choice. The city’s high-quality assisted living facilities offer a range of intimate, home-like and resort-style settings. For those who choose to make San Antonio home, visiting loved ones will be excited to explore the nearby Schlitterbahn Water Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the beautiful Pearl Brewery area.