Plant City offers seniors a warm, southern climate within an hour’s drive of beautiful Gulf Coast beaches and exciting annual events, such as the Florida Strawberry Festival. It’s located approximately 23 miles from Tampa and about 12 miles from Lakeland, where senior art enthusiasts can enjoy free admission into the Smithsonian-affiliated Polk Museum of Art. In town, senior history buffs can visit the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum or the Plant City Union Depot to watch trains pass from the observation deck. Additionally, nature lovers may appreciate the many fishing, hiking and bird-watching opportunities at Edward Medard Park and Reservoir.
Along with its abundance of cultural and outdoor amenities, Plant City provides its just under 40,000 residents with a lower than average cost of living. For added benefit, seniors can also access low-cost meals at the Plant City Community Resource Center and participate in Hillsborough County’s Healthy Living Program. Recognizing this city has so much to offer, we put together a list of what we consider to be Plant City’s top 10 assisted living facilities for seniors ready for a new home.
Jovyia Comfort Home ALF
1709 W. State Rd. 60
Plant City, FL 33567
At Jovyia Comfort Home ALF, seniors live in a quiet, peaceful country setting with easy access to city amenities via State Route 60. The intimate, homelike facility is family-run by a registered nurse and pharmacist, each with over 20 years’ experience. Residents enjoy life-enriching amenities, such as cozy common areas perfect for socializing with friends and an on-site heated swimming pool. The dining program includes servings of three healthy meals per day plus snacks, and staff members provide residents with time-saving housekeeping, laundry and transportation assistance.
Coventry Assisted Living
415 N. Wilder Rd.
Plant City, FL 33566
At Coventry Assisted Living, attentive staff members provide compassionate, individualized care to residents with the particulars based on each senior’s unique needs. Residents are free to furnish and decorate their rooms to reflect their personal tastes, and they can choose between relaxing soaking tubs and walk-in showers. Along with skin and hair care, residents can treat themselves to on-site professional manicures and pedicures. The facility serves residents snacks along with three healthy meals per day.
3110 Oakbridge Blvd. E.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Selected for our list of Plant City’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its upscale ambiance, Brookdale Oakbridge offers residents a wide range of custom amenities. The building’s tranquil screened lanai is the perfect shady place from which residents can enjoy the area’s warm weather, and the walking paths lining the manicured courtyard inspire peaceful afternoon strolls. Inside the attractive building, there’s a well-stocked library and beauty salon where residents can receive professional haircuts and stylings.
Lake Morton Plaza
400 Florida Ave. S.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Lake Morton Plaza provides independent and assisted living within a family-like community where residents are encouraged to explore their interests and maintain a sense of freedom. The caring, highly engaged staff maintains a full calendar of stimulating activities, and the on-site, senior-friendly fitness equipment makes it easy for residents to exercise as they please. For relaxation, residents can watch a movie in the cozy television lounge or check out a book from the on-site library. In the shared dining hall, a professional chef serves residents three delicious, well-balanced meals per day.
The Manor at Lake Morton
534 E. Lime St.
Lakeland, FL 33801
We had to include The Manor at Lake Morton in our list of Plant City’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its modern, resort-like feel and desirable location near scenic Lake Morton and Lakeland’s bustling downtown. The lush courtyard evokes the feel of the romantic New Orleans French Quarter, and the well-landscaped grounds include blooming gardens, a shuffleboard court and putting greens. Inside, the attractive building is decorated in soothing colors and tasteful furnishings throughout its comfortable living areas and elegant shared and private dining rooms.
Stone Ledge Manor
12006 McIntosh Rd.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Stone Ledge Manor offers residents an intimate feel within an expansive country setting in Thonotosassa. Selected for our list of Plant City’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its unique lodge-style accommodations, the community contains spacious private apartments with kitchens, large bathrooms and personally controlled thermostats. Residents can soak in the facility’s therapeutic hot tub, converse with friends in one of the cozy shared living rooms or enjoy the fresh air and scenic views from a shady outdoor porch.
Green Acres Assisted Living Facility
2644 Fritzke Rd.
Dover, FL 33527
Located in nearby Dover minutes from popular attractions such as Dinosaur World and Parkesdale Farm Market, Green Acres Assisted Living offers an intimate, homelike environment where residents receive assistance with tasks such as household chores, laundry and personal errands. The facility offers scenic views of the nearby lake and boasts two-acres of well-maintained grounds. Residents enjoy lively birthday and holiday celebrations throughout the year, organized by the friendly, highly skilled staff.
Azalea Oaks Place
902 Charlie Griffin Rd.
Plant City, FL 33566
This small, intimate and family-like community is staffed by compassionate caregivers intent on helping residents maintain vibrant, active lifestyles. Each day, residents are personally invited to attend each family-style, home-cooked meal in the shared dining hall. Additionally, they’re treated to intergenerational activities with visiting children, pet therapy sessions and weekly appointments with a professional beautician. For outdoor relaxation, residents can sit on any of the comfortable rocking chairs lining the front porch and backyard deck.
Grace Manor at Hunters Creek
765 W. Grant St.
Plant City, FL 33563
Grace Manor at Hunters Creek is a well-established Plant City independent and assisted living facility filled with private villas and luxurious suites. Selected for our list of Plant City’s top 10 for its upscale atmosphere and amenities, the facility offers the security of a gated community, a convenient parking garage and an on-site swimming pool, where residents can participate in water aerobics and enjoy the city’s beautiful weather. Residents’ spacious accommodations include granite countertops, sliding barn doors and large windows to let in natural light. The private dining room is available for special family celebrations, and the restaurant-style dining hall serves three healthy chef-prepared meals per day.
Bayvue Assisted Living
2506 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.
Valrico, FL 33596
At Bayvue assisted living, residents can engage in stimulating weekly water aerobics and schedule appointments with a professional beautician or barber. The homelike facility has a warm, comfortable feel and a casual restaurant-style dining hall where residents can receive meals cooked according to their particular dietary needs. Cozy indoor and outdoor shared living areas are equipped with color televisions, and the private and semi-private apartments contain private bathrooms.
Is Plant City the Right Choice for You?
In Plant City, seniors can enjoy the city’s famous winter strawberry flavors year-round at the bustling Parkesdale Market. They can shop for antiques, attend a classic car show and admire the many historic buildings in the Downtown Plant City Commercial District. 13.1% of the city’s population are seniors ages 65 and older, and the area’s $3,498 monthly average cost of assisted living falls significantly below the national median. Additionally, despite its above average amount of rainfall, the city offers residents an impressive 242 sunny days per year and average January low temperatures of only 50 degrees.