In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Gainesville area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 52 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 8 hours researching assisted living communities in Gainesville
  • Read more than 145 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Gainesville is $3,463, which is slightly lower than the state average of $3,500 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Gainesville, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 52 communities in the Gainesville area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Gainesville area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
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Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle is located on a beautifully manicured campus that includes paved walking paths, an elegant courtyard and a fishing pond. Apartments are available in a variety of pet-friendly floor plans, all designed to let in plenty of natural light. Some units feature a private patio with a scenic garden view. We've included Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle on our list of the area's best facilities thanks to its amenity-rich environment, which includes billiards, a fitness space, a business center with computer access and an arts and crafts studio. Guest suites are available for visitors, and a private dining room offers space for personal celebrations.
What Residents are Saying:
People describe the staff of Brookdale Pinecastle as "friendly and attentive" and "helpful and wonderful." One current resident stated "the rooms are bigger than most of the places I have visited" and "they have a bigger living room." A family member described the community as "nice, very pleasant, and clean" with "excellent" food.
4.38 out of 5 stars
(95) Reviews
1801 SE. 24th Rd., Ocala, FL 34471
Brookdale Gainesville Southwest
HarborChase of Gainesville
Hunters Crossing Place
Plantation Oaks at High Springs
Riverwood Lodge Assisted Living Facility
Southwest Retirement Home
The Village at Gainesville
The Windsor of Gainesville
Watercrest Gainesville

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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