West Palm Beach, a city of nearly 111,400 people in South Florida, was recently listed among the top 10 retirement destinations in the Sunshine State. The city enjoys warm weather and nearly 240 days of sunshine every year. West Palm Beach is home to a thriving arts scene, and some notable destinations include the world-renowned Norton Museum of Art and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The city also offers world-class shopping opportunities, including the more than 40 antique stores on Antique Row.
For retirees, there’s a lot to like about West Palm Beach, so it’s no wonder 18.5% of the city’s residents are aged 65 or older. While the city’s overall cost of living is 8.1% higher than the national average, the dozens of assisted living facilities in the area are surprisingly affordable. Seniors pay just $3,500 per month on average, which is about $550 less than the U.S. norm. This guide showcases the 10 best assisted living facilities in West Palm Beach that seniors should definitely consider.
Brookdale West Palm Beach
6100 Common Cir.
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Conveniently located beside Florida’s Turnpike, Brookdale West Palm Beach cares for seniors in a resort-like environment. Residents have the choice of four floor plans, each with in-unit laundry facilities and private balconies. The community’s full activity calendar features weekly Shabbat services and Jewish holiday celebrations. We included Brookdale West Palm Beach in this list because its sprawling 33-acre grounds, with a large pond, walking paths and outdoor pool, encourage seniors to get outdoors and enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Colonial Assisted Living at West Palm Beach
534 Datura St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Colonial Assisted Living at West Palm Beach offers seniors customized assisted living care at affordable prices. The community is nestled in the heart of downtown, and since transportation is provided, it’s easy for residents to get out and enjoy the area’s many attractions. With up to 170 residents, this community is a great choice for seniors who want to meet lots of new people. Trips to the beach, ice cream socials and karaoke give seniors plenty of opportunities to get to know their neighbors.
Argo Senior Living at Haverhill Road
2939 S. Haverhill Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
This recently renovated assisted living facility provides West Palm Beach seniors with compassionate, personalized care. Residents are encouraged to express their individuality through their furniture and decor choices, and the staff will even help them hang their favorite pictures. The facility boasts beautiful grounds, complete with walking paths and a landscaped courtyard, that residents and their pets can explore. Three times a day, residents enjoy delicious, well-balanced meals in the lovely dining room.
3061 Donnelly Dr.
Lantana, FL 33462
At Atria Meridian, seniors are encouraged to pursue an active, independent lifestyle, but the friendly staff is always ready to provide discreet support. We included this community in West Palm Beach’s top 10 because of the numerous positive reviews for its dining program; residents have the freedom to enjoy delicious meals at any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. With its shuffleboard court, walking paths and heated outdoor pool, this facility is a perfect choice for seniors who love spending time outdoors.
Brookdale Palm Beach Gardens
11381 Prosperity Farms Rd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Brookdale Palm Beach Gardens is located just a short drive away from John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, but with its beautiful 27-acre grounds, seniors can enjoy a park-like environment right at home. Residents can improve their golf game on the putting green, catch fish in the pond or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Indoors, the recently renovated facility offers elegantly furnished common areas with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. With a library, pub, general store and much more, residents can enjoy an engaging lifestyle.
Savannah Court of the Palm Beaches
2090 N. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
This assisted living and memory care community is conveniently located just off Interstate 95, beside the upscale Banyan Cay Resort and Golf Club. Residents live in spacious, well-decorated apartments with individual climate control and private bathrooms. In the dining room, seniors enjoy delicious comfort foods, including pot roast and chicken pot pie. The clean single-story building offers a beauty salon where residents can get pampered, as well as a secure courtyard where they can relax with friends and family.
Discovery Village at Palm Beach Gardens
100 Discovery Way
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Located just minutes away from the PGA National Golf Course, Discovery Village at Palm Beach Gardens offers upscale assisted living in a resort-like environment. Each apartment features high-end touches that seniors love, such as granite countertops and custom closet systems. We featured this community in the city’s top 10 because of the many elegantly appointed common areas in its Grande Clubhouse. Seniors can enjoy gourmet meals in the dining room, exercise in the wellness center or entertain friends and family in the Legend’s Club and Bar. The clubhouse also has an ice cream parlor, movie theater and beauty salon.
111 Executive Center Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
At this upscale independent and assisted living community, West Palm Beach residents are encouraged to enjoy an active, social lifestyle. The facility is well-reviewed for its varied activities, including off-site trips to the beach and restaurants. Seniors can walk their dogs on the paved paths, swim in the outdoor pool or challenge friends to a game of shuffleboard or tennis. From their private balconies, residents enjoy views of the gorgeous 12-acre grounds, which feature a large lake with several fountains. The facility’s location beside Interstate 95 makes it easy for family members to stop by.
The Carlisle Palm Beach
450 E. Ocean Ave.
Lantana, FL 33462
Located just steps from the beach in Lantana, The Carlisle Palm Beach is a premier senior living community. With its elegantly appointed common areas and top-notch amenities, it’s reminiscent of an upscale country club. Residents can soak up the sun in the lush courtyard, swim laps in the outdoor pool or enjoy a game of billiards with friends. Each modern, well-decorated apartment has a private balcony, and some residents enjoy jaw-dropping ocean views. We featured The Carlisle Palm Beach on this list because they ranked highly for their respectful staff who go above and beyond to care for residents.
Brookdale West Boynton Beach
8220 Jog Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Nestled in an upscale neighborhood dotted with country clubs, this senior living community cares for its assisted living and memory care residents in a high-end, hotel-like environment. Residents can spend their days floating in the pool, chatting with friends in the sunny courtyard or joining trips to restaurants and shopping centers. The facility’s gorgeous interiors feature marble floors, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of sunshine. Residents enjoy delicious meals in the well-appointed dining room, and for intimate family meals, the facility provides an elegant private dining room.
Is West Palm Beach the Right Choice for You?
With plenty of parks, such Okeeheelee Park and the Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve, West Palm Beach seniors can walk, bike and bird-watch year-round. If residents require medical attention, the area’s many hospitals, including JFK Medical Center North Campus, are just a short drive away. Seniors who dream of retiring in sunny South Florida should look no further than West Palm Beach.