An increasingly popular state for retirement, Texas has a lot of perks for seniors including low costs, warm weather, charming towns, exciting college towns and cities, and seemingly endless opportunities for an active, healthy lifestyle. The fact that Texas does not have state income tax helps retirees keep their wallets full as well. Seniors also appreciate the friendly people and slower pace of life that characterizes Texas.
If you’re looking to retire to the Lone Star State, you may not know where to begin because of the sheer size of Texas. That’s why we have carefully reviewed the services and amenities, level of care, awards and accreditations, and state inspection data when available for assisted living facilities in Texas to narrow the list to 10 of the best. We also considered reviews and ratings by residents and their family members, since they have first-hand experience with the staff, accommodations, and activities at each facility. Please note, we have listed our top 10 assisted living facilities in Texas here, in no particular order.
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Top 50 Texas Assisted Living Facilities
1. Rio Terra
2294 E Common Street
New Braunfels, TX78130
Encouraging both independence and interaction, Rio Terra provides the perfect balance of privacy and social interaction. The intimate assisted living community offers spacious apartment, including secure memory care apartments for those diagnosed with dementia, each equipped with private baths and small kitchenettes. Daily meals and snacks are offered in the elegant dining areas, or private lounge can be reserved for intimate parties and get-togethers. Residents can play a game of pool in the billiards lounge or join one of the many discussion groups or art classes; helping to remain as independent as possible, but receiving assistance when needing.
2. Sterling House of Palestine
101 Trinity Court
Palestine, TX 75801-6978
The Sterling House of Palestine offers an individualized experience to residents taking advantage of its spacious assisted living apartments. The fee-for-service structure, allows residents to pay for the services they need, saving money when extensive services are not warranted. Assistance for activities of daily living is provided in the resident’s apartment assuring privacy when assistance is needed for bathing, dressing and personal care. Those needing assistance or reminders with medication can worry less with trained nurses monitoring medication regimens for each resident. Spacious lounges are often filled with residents gathering to chat or meeting for group activities, which often include outings and sightseeing adventures.
3. Colonial Oaks of Pearland
2940 Cullen Parkway
Pearland, TX 77584
Celebrating life and new beginnings in not only a philosophy at Colonial Oaks of Pearland, it’s the way of life. In addition to receiving the assistance needed for activities of daily living, residents are encouraged to develop new friendships and participate in the various social activities while maintaining privacy and independence. The spacious and beautiful living spaces create a warm and caring environment dedicated to meeting the needs of the residents. Colonial Oaks provides trained staff and by developing individualized care plans strives to help residents age in place.
4. DaySpring Assisted Living
6400 Cheyenne Trail
Plano, TX 75023
This faith-based assisted living facility creates a family environment, enriched with family-style meals, friendly conversations and excellent care. The facility’s core values of honoring the personal dignity and trust of the residents is exhibited in the individualized care plans designed for each resident. The one-story facility is designed to lessen the strain on those with ambulation needs offering short walking distances from all resident rooms to common areas which include an ice cream parlor, a meditation garden and lush meeting areas.
5. Emeritus at Collin Oaks
4045 West 15th Street
Plano, TX 75093
Since it opened in 2002, Emeritus at Collin Oaks has become a premier assisted living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This pet-free facility offers residents the opportunity to live their retirement years as independently as possible, knowing that a helping hand is always there to assist. For those with memory deficits, Emeritus at Collin Oaks offers a secure environment with an innovative memory care program, encouraging independence and honoring the individual and their families. The facility is close to public transportation, shopping and restaurants. It is also less than a mile from the Baylor of Plano Medical Center.
6. Atria Richardson
1493 Richardson Drive
Richardson, TX 75080
Located in a residential neighborhood, Atria Richardson offers its residents with a home-like atmosphere while providing them with the assistance they need. The goal of Atria is to provide seniors with quality of life and activities like the annual sweetheart rodeo or family bingo night do just that. Striving to help keep isolation and lineless at bay, Atria Richardson encourages interaction among its residents with various activities and is a pet-friendly environment. The community also provides independent living and memory care, easing placement transitions when higher level of care is needed.
7. Emeritus of Myrtlewood Estates
2695 Valleyview Blvd.
San Angelo, TX 76904
The homelike atmosphere at Emeritus of Myrtlewood Estates residents the opportunity to develop relationships and enjoy time with their families while maintaining their security and independence they desire. When assistance is needed, the facility’s tenured and experienced staff is on hand to aide in activities of daily living, medication administration and on-site rehabilitation. Residents are encouraged to take part in social activities, enjoy historic downtown San Angelo or simply relax in a rocking chair on warm summer night.
8. The Laurels in Stone Oak
511 Knights Cross Drive
San Antonio, TX 78258
Choices are abundant at the The Laurels in Stone Oak with several room options ranging from spacious two-bedroom apartments to intimate alcoves. Each living area is equipped with its own thermostat, allowing residents to live in comfort. Individualized care plans are carried out by the licensed nurses and personal caregivers assuring residents get the care and assistance they need while maintaining as much independence as possible. A full-time activities director ensures variety in social activities and regular outings to shopping centers and entertainment venues.
9. Sterling House of Wichita Falls
918 Midwestern Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302-2110
Understanding the uniqueness of its residents, Sterling House of Wichita Falls spends time with each resident and their families to establish distinct care plans, tailored for their specific care needs. The single story building offers spacious apartments and beautiful common areas, encouraging socialization and relationships. The facility offers 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, honoring independence but providing assistance when needed.
10. Sterling House of Waco
1700 Lakeshore Drive
Waco, TX 76708-7900
With three choices of rooms, residents at Sterling House of Waco are able to choose the layout that works best for them. The facility offers trained staff available 24/7 to aid with activities of daily living. The facility strives to maintain the independence and safety of its residents and incorporates ongoing medical health status monitoring into their protocols. The facility also strives for life enrichment, providing various social activities for its residents
11. Summit at Lakeway
1915 Lahmans Crossing Road
Lakeway, TX 78734
The continuing care environment of the Summit at Lakeway offers not only assisted living, but memory and skilled nursing as well, giving residents the opportunity to age in place. The spacious living accommodations for assisted living residents are accentuated with beautifully landscaped grounds and common areas. Staff assistance is available 24/7 and on-site rehabilitation including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy is available when needed.
12. Querencia at Barton Creek
2500 Barton Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78735
Not just an assisted living facility, Querencia at Barton Creek is a continuing care retirement community with a resort-like atmosphere. The Plaza, the assisted living portion of Querencia, allows its residents to continue with their resort-like living while receiving the independence they need. The beautiful accommodations are enhanced with personal services that include assistance with daily living activities, rehabilitative services, medication management and an in-house medical director and dietician.
13. The Pavilion at Great Hills
211819 Pavilion Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
With 116 fully furnished apartment and 23 memory care apartments, The Pavilion at Great Hills offers premiere amenities and professionally landscaped courtyards and grounds. Within the doors of The Pavilion, residents are able to enjoy the wellness and fitness center, library, theatre, arts and crafts room and elegant restaurant-style dining. Personalized care plans are designed to support independence but provide assistance when needed. The memory care team utilizes the resident’s own personal history in the creation of tailored life programs.
14. Rambling Oaks Courtyard
110 Barnette Road
Highland Village, TX 75077
Combining country-club life with personal care assistance, Rambling Oaks Courtyard helps its residents live comfortably and independently. The facility offers private apartments with spacious walk-in closets, gracious restaurant-style dining with three meals per day and inviting common areas with planned activities and celebrations. Staff is available 24/7 and residents are equipped with emergency life line pendants.
15. Sunrise of Frisco
2680 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
Upon entering Sunrise of Frisco residents are greeted with the aroma of fresh flowers to make them feel at home. The new facility offers two neighborhoods designed specifically for those with dementia and memory impairments, a first in the Frisco area. All residents are fitted with an individualized service plan for their care which may include assistance with activities of daily living and mobility, medication management and plans for socialization. The facility also offers a unique, holistic program for patients in the early stages of memory loss which is designed to help slow the progression of the disease.
16. Mirabella Assisted Living
4242 Bryant Irvin Road
Brenbrook, TX 76109
With unmatched services and unparalelled care, Mirabella Assisted Living strives to make its residents feel at home with spacious bathrooms, wall-to-wall carpeting and walk-in closets. With a host of activities geared toward active living and social interaction, the facility provides enriching activities and events. The facility even boasts a men’s “hang-out” area. For those needing assistance, access to care is available 24 hours a day with medication management if needed.
17. Quail Park
2300 Paluxy Highway
Granbury TX 76048
Casual elegance and life enhancing activities make Quail Park of Granbury simply the best. The intimate setting provides its residents with access to 24-hour care and assistance while helping them maintain their independence. Its life enhancement program offers opportunities for various activities and exercises on and off campus. A sliding-scale feel assures residents only pay for the level of care they need.
18. Argent Court of Jourdanton
1951 Highway 97E
Jourdanton, TX 78026
Combining independent living with personal care Argent Courts is a new retirement alternative. Residents are invited to join in various social activities developing and maintaining relationships with others. Access to care is available 24/7 by loving, caring and trained staff. Each apartment is equipped with a personal call system and a kitchenette providing residents with both the security and independence they deserve.
19. The Solana Terrace at Cinco Ranch
24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
The warm and intimate environment of The Solana Terrace Assisted Living offers residents four levels of care with individualized care plans and personal attention. Residents have access to therapy and rehabilitation programs as well as assistance with activities of daily living if needed. Activities and amenities are all designed to fulfill the philosophy of The Solana Terrace: stimulate the mind, strengthen the body and invigorate the spirit.
20. Adante San Antonio Assisted Living
2702 Cembala Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230
Devising personalized care plans with each resident’s unique medical and social needs in mind, Adante San Antonio encourages independent living while providing 24-hour access to care and assistance. Residents not only enjoy the spacious apartments but can take advantage of the facilities gracious amenities and services such as convenient dining services, medication management, transportation and social and recreational activities.
21. New Forest Estates
5034 New Forest Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
Centrally located in a residential neighborhood in historic San Antonio, New Forest Estates offers both assisted living and independent living on the same campus. The spacious living areas offer residents the privacy and independence they want combined with the help and care they need. Veterans are treated with the respect they deserve and staff will work to make sure they receive the services and care they need including arrangements for transportation to local bases for medical appointments, shopping and special events.
22. Isle at Watermere
251 Watermere Drive
Southlake, TX 76902
With 66 assisted living apartments and 25 memory care apartments, The Isle at Watermere is a complimentary extension of its upscale independent living community. The spacious apartments are climate controlled and equipped with an emergency response system and high-speed internet access. There are several common areas throughout the community, perfect for gathering with family and friends for a game of cards or relaxing conversations
23. Atria Copeland
5317 New Copeland Road
Tyler, TX 75703
From the grand front entrance to the exceptional care, the Atria Copeland blends hospitality, independent living with the access to care many seniors need. The elegant dining area offers meals served restaurant style while the café is open around-the-clock for snacks and beverage. Assistance is available for activities of daily living as well as medication management. Pets are welcome to join their owners in one of the spacious apartments available at Atria at Copeland.
24. Homewood Residence at Victoria
9606 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway
Victoria, TX 77904
Offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, Homewood Residence at Victoria is permiere retirement community situated in a residential setting. Those needing assisted living will find access to care 24-hours a day while maintaining the independence they not only need but deserve. The spacious apartments are equipped with cable television and the common areas provide access to a library and recreational activities.
25. Parklane West
2 Towers Park Lane
San Antonio, TX 78209
Providing personalized assisted living and skilled nursing care, Parklane West offers its assisted living residents the choice of two different beautifully furnished, spacious apartments with window views. With access to 24-hour care, residents are able to maintain their independence while receiving the care they need. Residents can also take advantage of the structured activities and events or simply relax and enjoy the company of others.
26. Horizon Bay San Antonio
9203 Cinnamon Hill
San Antonio, TX 78240
Featuring its own library with aviary, private dining room, game room, fitness area, chapel, beauty shop and two covered porches, Horizon Bay San Antonio provides its assisted living residents the opportunity to live in style while receiving the care they need. The spacious apartments are equipped with a resident all system, emergency pull cords, seated shower stalls and kitchenettes, designed to help residents maintain their privacy and independence. Residents are encouraged to partake in a variety of social, education and cultural programs.
27. Horizon Bay San Marcos
1720 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
Surrounded by the peace of oak and cedar trees, Horizon Bay San Marcos assisted living offers personalized care programs designed to maximized independence while providing needed care. With retirement living, assisted living and memory care, Horizon Bay San Marcos has a level of care to meet most every situation. In order to make Horizon Bay San Marcos feel more like home, small pets are welcome and guest suites provide accommodations for over-night visitors.
28. The Village at The Woodlands
2323 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodland, TX 77380
With graduated levels of care, from independent living to assisted living and memory care, The Village at The Woodlands offers tailored programs to supplement independence. This spacious facility offers assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, personal laundry services, specialized diets and supervised activities and fitness programs. The memory care program also offers multi-sensory activities, assistance at mealtime, and a safe and secure environment staffed with dedicated and skillfully trained caregivers.
29. Sterling House of New Braunfels
2457 Loop 337
New Braunfels, TX 78130
By taking the time to know the residents’ life stories, Sterling House of New Braunfels offers personalized care. The spacious private apartments allow residents to maintain their independence but have access to care as needed. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the home-like common areas for socialization or activities or enjoy a meal prepared and served in one the elegant dining room. The single-story building is ideal for those with mobility challenges.
30. Chambrel at Club Hill
1245 Colonel Drive
Garland, TX 75043
The cozy atmosphere of Chambrel at Club Hill accentuates the personalized care its residents receive. Providing both independent and assisted living, residents are better equipped to age in place in one of Chambrel’s spacious apartments. With full service dining, an arts and crafts studio and beautiful grounds perfect for leisurely strolls, the community offers expansive opportunities for interaction and engagement while providing access to 24-hour care as needed.
31. Heritage at Gaines Ranch
4409 Gaines Ranch Loop
Austin, TX 78735
With breathtaking views of the Austin skyline and Texas hill country, The Heritage at Gaines Ranch offers personalized care available around-the-clock. Residents can choose from several different apartment styles, all of which are equipped with kitchenettes and spacious closets. Beautifully decorated community rooms provide ample space for socialization and companionship. Residents can also enjoy quiet time reading a book or surfing the internet in the formal library.
32. Franklin Park Sonterra Senior Living San Antonio
18323 Sonterra Place
San Antonio, TX 78258
As a brand new independent and assisted living facility Franklin Park Sonterra mixes practical functionality with luxurious details. If the need arises residents can transition for the independent living to the assisted living where their increased care needs can be met. Independence is always the optimal goal and staff is careful to assist only when necessary. Careful not to overstep their bounds, the staff at Franklin Park Sonterra encourage freedom and independence but graciously assisted when needed.
33. Broadway Plaza at Pecan Park
915 North Fielder Road
Arlington, TX 76012
Maintaining privacy, dignity and independence is the ultimate goal for residents at Broadway Plaza at Pecan Park. With a host of activities designed to bring residents together, the facility’s spacious apartments are complimented with beautiful and inviting common areas. Residents also enjoy three home-style meals prepared for them every day. Trained staff provides 24-hour care for its residents needing assistance with activities of daily living or with memory impairment.
34. Emeritus at Kingsley Place Medical Center
9000 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78240
Allowing their residents to retire with honor, Emeritus at Kingsly Place Medical Center provides a fun-loving and compassion environment. Residents not only have access to care 24-hours per day, but can take advantage of the expansive activities available. Day trips include boating at nearby lakes, visiting historical San Antonio or attending plays at the local theatre. Relationships with nearby medical facilities allow for a continuum of care that enables residents to receive the best care possible.
35. Sterling House of Maltsberger
13303 Jones Maltsberger Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
With a choice of three spacious apartments, Sterling House of Matlsberger provides retirement living for residents needing assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and dressing. The facility is located in San Antonio close to national historic sites, lakes and beautiful downtown San Antonio. The single story design promotes easy access to common areas, promoting interaction and socialization among its residents.
36. Emeritus at Hamilton House
5331 Hamilton Wolfe Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
Located in the heat of the Medical Center area, Emeritus at Hamilton House is just minutes away from Methodist, Christus and University Hospital, providing its residents the finest continuum of care available. Residents can choose from one of four available, climate-controlled, pet-friendly apartments and are encouraged to take part in the array of activities available. Emeritus at Hamilton House has been honored for accomplishments including low employee turnover and high customer satisfaction.
37. Homewood Residence at Shavano Park
4096 DeZavala Road
San Antonio, TX 78249
Situation in a residential area of San Antonio, Homewood Residence at Shavano Park provides residents the care they need while maintaining their independence and privacy. With personalized care plans followed by trained staff, residents have access to 24-hour care and medication management programs. Beautiful common areas, including a spacious patio, invite and welcome interaction and socialization.
38. Renaissance Sherman
3701 Loy Lake Road
Sherman, TX 75090
Nestled in the beautiful town of Sherman, Sherman Renaissance is a premier assisted living facility. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans to best meet their needs. In addition to 24-hour access to care, residents can participate in various activities or utilize the complimentary shuttle service to go shopping or sightseeing. Unique to Renaissance Sherman is the opportunity to travel, with lodging made available at any of its sister facilities across the country.
39. The Willows Assisted Living
3410 Post Oak Crossing
Sherman, TX 75092
With a family-oriented atmosphere, the Willows Assisted Living embraces the small town values and charm of Sherman Texas. Residents and families can rest easy knowing there is on-site, trained staff available around the clock ready to provide assistance as needed. In addition, the colander is full of interactive activities including arts and crafts, exercise classes, church services and outings.
40. Atria Cypresswood
1 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
Exuding southern charm, Atria Cypresswood is located in a quiet suburb just outside Houston. Residents are encouraged to maintain their independence and privacy while still having access to the care they need. Companionship and friendships are encouraged with the many resident-led activities that promote socialization such as yoga and art classes, Bible study group, and a book club. Many residents also take advantage of the off-campus activities just as the local Red Hat Society or sightseeing in Houston.
41. Emeritus at Sugar Land
151 Commerce Green Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Home to Sugar Land’s largest aviary with 15 spectacular birds, Emeritus at Sugar Land offer three senior apartment styles designed to fit the needs of even the most particular of seniors. Offering assisted living and memory care, the facility provides 24-hour access to care but strive for residents to maintain their independence. The staff incorporates activities to help foster relationships and encourage community activities in one of the many spacious common areas throughout.
42. Atria Sugar Land
1401 Soldiers Field Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479
At Atria Sugar Land residents dine in style with the sounds of a grand piano filtering through the room. The assisted living facility encourages independence while providing the necessary care for residents needing assistance with activities of daily living and medication management. With spacious apartment, luxurious common area and various activities, residents are quick to call Atria Sugar Land home.
43. Sterling House of Texarkana
4204 Moores Lane
Texarkana, TX 7553
A charming home-like community awaits at Sterling House of Texarkana. The spacious senior-apartments combined with access to around the clock care, make this an ideal setting for those wanting to maintain their independence but need a little extra help. The facility provides various activities to encourage interaction and friendship.
44. The Forum at The Woodlands
5055 West Panther Creek Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
A beautiful lake-front community, The Forum at The Woodlands provides resort-like living and exception care. Offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, the community provides seniors an opportunity to receive the perfect level of care they need as they age. Choices are abundant at The Forum, with several different room types, dining options and activities. Residents can also take advantage of the convenient location, centrally located near shopping center, churches, golf course, parks and much more.
45. Atria Willow Park
3500 South Vine Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701
The gated community of Atria Willow Park offers its residents the chance to age gracefully with its interesting activities and exemplary care. With access to 24-hour care and assistance with activities of daily living, residents can maintain their independence with the comfort of knowing help is just around the corner. Residents can interact with each other during yoga class or computer classes in one of the various common areas.
46. Wynwood of Vernon
4501 College Drive
Vernon, TX 76302
Designed and built to provide comfort and beauty of a private home, Wynwood of Vernon offers access to care and socialization that is often needed for aging adults. The spacious apartments and luxurious community rooms promote wellness, independence and friendships. Access to care is available around the clock and medication management assures compliance and health.
47. Sterling House of Weatherford
904 South Lamar Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
The Sterling House of Weatherford provides single-story living, access to 24-hour care and spacious apartments that fosters independence. The trained staff provides assistance with activities of daily living and medication management as well as a calendar full of engaging activities designed to stimulate the body and the mind, as well as create friendships and companionships.
48. Emeritus at LakeRidge Place
2649 Plaza Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
With tenured staff and experienced caregivers, Emeritus at LakeRidge provides its residents with exceptional care and assistance. The facility is located in a pristine neighborhood and provides the ultimate in retirement living. Access to care is available around the clock and residents can take advantage of the spacious common areas and various activities. A special memory care neighborhood is designed to care for those with different levels of dementia.
49. Belmont Village at West University
2929 West Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
Designed as a place where seniors can live life to the fullest, Belmont Village at West University offers activities, living spaces and health care options for its residents. Resident activities are created and directed by a gerontologist to ensure they are not only fun, but healthful and purposeful. A licensed nurse is on duty 24-hours a day to provide care as needed and personal assistance liaisons are available to help residents age gracefully and safely.
50. Royal Estates of San Angelo
6101 Grand Court Road
San Angelo, TX 76901
With a full program of social, cultural and wellness programs, Royal Estates of San Angelo offers its residents the opportunity to their lives to the fullest. With spacious apartment with fully equipped kitchens, the facility encourages independence but provide access to care when needed. Residents are encouraged to join in daily activities and monthly events and to continue pursing areas of interested that they had before coming to the facility.
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