The scenic desert city of Reno is located approximately 22 miles from the beautiful vacation destination of Lake Tahoe, where seniors can visit luxurious ski resorts and hike or picnic on the lake’s sunny, sandy beaches. Reno itself is home to well over a dozen casinos, including downtown’s famed Eldorado, which offers live entertainment, fine dining and a wide array of exciting games. Reno also offers seniors numerous attractions, such as the National Automobile Museum and the vibrant Riverwalk district filled with nature views, street artists, restaurants and shops.
With its proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the Truckee River and 87 city park facilities, it’s no surprise that Reno ranks 23rd among the best cities for outdoor activities and 46th among the best cities to retire. The city offers a long list of senior resources, such as activity centers, a senior transportation program and the annual Senior Fest. For seniors considering making this lively, attractive city their next home, we’ve put together a detailed list of our top 10 Reno assisted living facilities.
Atria Summit Ridge
4880 Summit Ridge Dr.
Reno, NV 89523
Atria Summit Ridge, chosen for our list of Reno’s top 10 facilities for its beautiful, luxurious setting, is an independent and assisted living community with a spacious shared living area adorned with soothing decor, high ceilings, a toasty fireplace and a baby grand piano. There’s a stately game room with a billiards table that serves as the perfect area to unwind with friends, and the well-paved courtyard is built around a large flowing fountain. Residents can dine outside in the exquisite private dining room or in the elegant, shared dining hall.
Five Star Premier Residences of Reno
3201 Plumas St.
Reno, NV 89509
Features at Reno’s pet-friendly Five Star Premier Residences include a spacious computer lounge, making it easy for residents to stay in touch with loved ones, a fitness center, movie theater and beauty salon. Staff members take care of the housekeeping and laundry tasks and also provide around-the-clock concierge services. Residents can view the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains from many of the apartments, which include complete kitchens and a private patio or balcony.
The Seasons of Reno
5165 Summit Ridge Ct.
Reno, NV 89523
Providing compassionate assisted living and memory care, The Seasons of Reno is conveniently located near the Renown Health Urgent Care medical center and numerous shops and restaurants west of Reno. On-site, the facility’s well-stocked library and beauty salon offer comfort where residents can relax, socialize and treat themselves to some pampering. Additionally, residents can appreciate the facility’s spacious apartments and special touches, such as the luxurious dining hall’s linen tablecloths and elegant place settings.
Park Place Assisted Living
2305 Ives Ct.
Reno, NV 89503
We selected Park Place Assisted Living for our list of Reno’s top 10 facilities for its two and a half acres of beautiful grounds, unique living spaces and kind staff members who strive to help residents feel welcomed and at home. A row of quaint cottages, each with space to accommodate 12 residents, are connected by breezy outdoor walkways, surrounded by lush greenery and filled with an abundance of windows to let in natural light. The community hosts frequent celebrations for residents and their loved ones, including live outdoor bluegrass band performances and holiday barbecues.
MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks
2360 Wingfield Hills Rd.
Sparks, NV 89436
Residents at MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks live in a well-decorated building with rich, vibrant colors, making it even more fun to enjoy the various amenities, such as a comfortable movie theater. The lively ambiance in the shared fine-dining hall is enhanced by performances on the baby grand piano. The facility provides independent living, assisted living and a secure Reflections memory care wing for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
2000 E. Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89434
Located just blocks from Northern Nevada Medical Center and minutes from The Outlets at Sparks, Brookdale Vista provides residents with a multitude of convenient amenities. Residents can convene in the game room for friendly yet stimulating competition, enjoy a haircut in the beauty salon and stroll past gardens on the manicured grounds’ walking paths. The facility’s attractive building has a unique design with vaulted ceilings in many of the cozy common areas, and the beautiful shared living room stands out for its unique stone columns and comfortable furniture.
Cascades of the Sierra
275 Neighborhood Way
Spanish Springs, NV 89441
At Cascades of the Sierra, residents have access to a full-service salon and spa, offering haircuts, manicures and professional massages. There’s a fine-dining restaurant on-site as well as a casual fireside bistro. We selected this facility for our list of Reno’s top 10 for its unique EverFit program where residents receive professional oversight as they participate in group exercise classes designed to strengthen their bodies and minds. Additionally, the resort-like community’s scenic Spanish Springs setting is located across the street from the peaceful East Canyon Park.
222 E. Patriot Blvd.
Reno, NV 89511
Compassionate staff members at Summit Estates provide residents with personalized assisted living and memory care that’s designed to accommodate each individual’s unique talents and preferences. Residents’ housekeeping, laundry and meals are taken care of, so residents have more time to participate in their favorite activities, snuggle with their pets or join group trips to local attractions. There’s an on-site beauty salon, and the well-designed apartments include kitchenettes and full bathrooms.
Reno Valley Assisted Living & Retirement Center
1155 Beech St.
Reno, NV 89512
At Reno Valley Assisted Living & Retirement Center, the secure outdoor living areas include paved walking paths and a shady patio. The attentive staff members invite residents to engage in intergenerational activities to help them feel involved in the greater community. Residents receive three nutritious, home-cooked meals per day, each carefully made to accommodate any specialized dietary needs. The facility is located next to the University of Nevada campus, Taylor Memorial Park and Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center.
The Fountains Senior Care
1920 Harvard Way
Reno, NV 89502
The Fountains Senior Care is a comfortable, cozy assisted living facility staffed by friendly caregivers who provide housekeeping services and transportation to local community centers where residents can participate in stimulating activities. The shady grounds are perfect for peaceful daytime strolls, and the beauty salon provides residents with new haircuts and stylings. Residents live in private studio apartments equipped with convenient emergency call systems, making it easy for them to request assistance as needed from the always-available staff.
Is Reno the Right Choice for You?
Along with an average of 252 sunny days per year, Reno’s desert climate provides warm, dry summers with little humidity or rainfall and cooler winters that average 22 inches of snow. Active Reno seniors can easily visit nearby ski resorts, take in the beautiful mountain views and embark on peaceful hiking excursions. Additionally, the cost of assisted living in the city averages $3,250 per month, significantly less than the $4,025 national average.