In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Jacksonville area, our team of researchers sorted through 277 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:
- Spent over 38 hours researching assisted living communities in Jacksonville
- Interviewed 19 facility staff members
- Read more than 200 reviews left by residents and their family members
After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 25 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 Jacksonville is $4,425, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,500 and the national average of $4,000.
Christina Drumm-BoydCertified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-BoydCertified 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 Jacksonville, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 277 communities in the Jacksonville area.
Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities
The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Jacksonville 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.
Residents are wowed by the simple touches that make Allegro feel like home. One reviewer says, “My mother is in Allegro. The staff is very nice and very attentive. It has all levels of care, my mom has the highest level, having a staff member with her 24 hours a day. There are lots of activities, trips, performances, bridge, and movies.
Anthem Lakes is an assisted living community located in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Serving the greater Jacksonville area, this facility is great for seniors who enjoy quiet beach living with access to the city. Anthem Lakes sits on 14 acres of woodlands with walking paths and lake views that residents can enjoy. Its comprehensive senior care services support three levels of care so residents may age in place.
Personal care services are customizable according to the changing needs that senior living dictates. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans that can accommodate single and double occupancies. For those requiring a little extra help with activities of daily living, services include:
- 24-hour personal care services
- Diabetes care
- Medication management
- Meal preparation
- Full-service beauty salon
Customers enjoy the atmosphere and the facilities provided for their loved ones. One reviewer stated, "Anthem is a beautiful new facility with a friendly, courteous and helpful staff. Meals are prepared with the individual’s dietary needs in mind, and they are all very tasty and satisfying. Room cleaning and laundry services are also provided."
Astoria Assisted Living
Astoria Assisted Living is a retirement community located in Orange Park, Florida. With a mission to provide supportive personal care in a homelike setting, this facility is a great fit for seniors who thrive in quiet, relaxing settings but also need a little extra help. Astoria offers a wide variety of services and amenities to assist residents with activities of daily living.
Spacious private and semi-private accommodations are well-appointed with options for residents to furnish or live in an already-furnished apartment home. Scheduled transportation is available to excursions and appointments. Three delicious meals are planned and served daily. In addition, the following amenities are available:
- Putting green
- Social and recreational programs
- Educational program
- Pet therapy
Customers appreciate the community of care at Astoria Assisted Living. One resident says, “After a lot of looking, we couldn't be happier with the move to Astoria. It has a comfy feel, very affordable, and great care. They provide great services for veterans and are willing to guide you through the whole process.”
Atria Park of San Pablo
Customers appreciate the atmosphere at Atria Park, with one reviewer stating, "Our experience at Atria San Pablo has been excellent in every aspect. As a critical care nurse, my standards for a facility for my aunt were extremely high and Atria San Pablo has not only met but exceeded all of my expectations.”
Bartram Lakes Brooks Assisted Living
Bartram Lakes Brooks Assisted Living is a senior living community located in Jacksonville, Florida. Specializing in providing a system of care, this facility is a great fit for seniors who need a little extra help with activities of daily living and healthcare. Bartram Lakes offers assisted living and memory care to individuals in need of a safe and engaging environment where they have the autonomy to make their own choices. Additionally, adaptive sports and recreation services are provided for those with health challenges to maintain optimal health.
Accommodations include studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans with well-appointed features, including full baths and kitchenettes. When it comes to dining, Bartram Lakes stands by a fresh food pledge, with menus offering seasonal choices, scratch-made soups and sauces, and locally sourced produce. Social gatherings are at the heart of this community and include:
- Weekly “Happy Hour”
- Group exercises
- Arts and crafts
- Bridge and poker
- Field trips
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered at Bartram Lakes, with one reviewer stating, “My mom is in Bartram Lakes. I like everything about it. It is a nice and clean facility and they have good care. They have activities like bingo and ice cream socials. They have a physician’s group, and the doctor comes directly to her room. The staff is very informative, very helpful, listens well, and friendly."
Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care
Customers are pleased with the quality of community given at Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care. One reviewer says, "This is an amazing community with caring staff. There a lot of senior living options in southwest Florida but The Beach House certainly stands out!”
Benton House at Oakleaf
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Benton House at Oakleaf, with one reviewer saying, "It's a beautiful facility. The staff has been kind, helpful, and efficient. My mother is receiving excellent care. I'm very pleased."
Brookdale Orange Park
Customers appreciate Brookdale Orange Park, with one reviewer stating, "My mother has only been at Brookdale about a month in a nice, private room. So far, everybody seems really nice. They have an excellent activity department where they do arts and crafts, bingo, a Catholic mass on Wednesdays, which is good for my mom.”
Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc
Residents and family members alike appreciate the caring connection at Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc. One reviewer says, "The resident rooms are beautiful, clean, and well-maintained. It is very clear that each staff member truly cares for the residents. My mother is a changed person since she has been here for a little over a year."
Residents and family members talk about excellence in care at Heritage Crossings. One reviewer says, "Everyone at this facility was wonderful to Mom during the last year of her life. I cannot thank them enough for caring about her and treating her so well during the time she lived there. She loved the activities and the staff."
Life Care Center at Wells Crossing
Customers talk about the team effort at Pavilion at Great Hills. One reviewer says, “As a resident, I am receiving excellent care. I was able to tailor my meals to meet my special dietary needs. There are many activities, and occupational and physical therapy. I am more than content."
Life Care Center of Jacksonville
Customers talk about the beautiful surroundings at Life Care Center of Jacksonville. One reviewer says, "My husband is currently at Life Care of Jacksonville. What I appreciate about the facility that residents and their families receive support. If you present them with a problem or area of concern, they will do their best to take care of it."
Life Care Center of Orange Park
Residents and their families are pleased with the lifestyle offered at Life Care Center of Orange Park. One reviewer says, “Life Care Center is very nice. My mother enjoys it there. It is always clean and the staff is very effective and knowledgeable.”
Riverside Presbyterian House
Customers are excited about the level of service provided by Riverside Presbyterian House. One reviewer says, "Riverside is very comfortable, with good food. This is a Christian atmosphere that also gives residents the freedom to choose. Safety and wellness checks are conducted at least 3 times a day by your presence at meal time. Beautiful interior and activities.”
Seagrass Village of Fleming Island
Residents and family members talk about community engagement offered at Seagrass Village. One reviewer stated, “My mother moved into Seagrass Village three months ago from South Florida to live closer to me. The staff is very kind and works hard to make the residents feel at home. There are so many activities so that residents have the opportunity to develop new friendships."
Starling at Nocatee
Residents and their family members alike appreciate the number of activities of daily living provided by Starling. One reviewer says, “My grandmother moved into Starling at Nocatee about a month ago and she couldn't be happier. She loves all the activities (especially the Tai Chi and Yoga). Everyone is so friendly and helpful, she has made so many friends. The staff is very helpful and has made this a wonderful home for her.”
Sunrise of Jacksonville
Customers appreciate the caring staff at Sunrise of Jacksonville. One family member says, “My mother is 90 years young and has been living at Sunrise for a year. The staff is exceptional, always helpful, and friendly. She loves going to bingo and other activities.”
Residents talk about the quality of services and welcoming atmosphere at the Taylor Residences Manor. One family member says, "My mother has been a resident at Taylor Manor for almost 4 years. The staff goes out of their way to assist both residents and their families. All of the staff members are top notch and everyone is very friendly. The buildings and grounds are very nice with several courtyards for seniors and families to enjoy.”
The Cove at Marsh Landing
The Cove at Marsh Landing is an assisted living community located in Jacksonville, Florida. With a commitment to help residents live life to the fullest, this facility is great for seniors who need extra help with activities of daily living and enjoy a robust calendar of activities. On campus, The Cove offers three levels of care that allow residents to age in place as their care needs change. All care plans are uniquely tailored through the GE QuietCare system, which will track and report certain living patterns, thereby giving both clinical staff and families the ability to make sure residents are receiving the highest level of care.
The Cove offers maintenance-free living with weekly housekeeping services so residents can enjoy more leisure. Amenities include:
- Movie theater
- Billiards room
- Business center
- Gaming lounge
- Fitness club
- Hospitality suite
- Guest apartments
Residents and their family members appreciate the culture of care at The Cove at Marsh Landing. One reviewer says, “We recently moved my father in law to The Cove. The staff has been wonderful by making him feel welcome. The facility is very pleasant, clean, and full of friendly faces! We are all pleased with his relocation."
The Legacy at St. Johns
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at The Legacy at St. Johns, with one reviewer saying, "It's a beautiful facility. The staff has been kind, helpful, and efficient. My mother is receiving excellent care. I'm very pleased."
The Palms at Ponte Vedra
Customers appreciate the team effort at The Palms of Ponte Vedra. One family member says, “The Palms is clearly superior in every way possible. This is a top-notch team of skilled and compassionate individuals, in each part of the organization.”
The Windsor at San Pablo
Residents and family members alike enjoy the quality of service at The Windsor at San Pablo. One reviewer says, "My mother is a resident of The Windsor. She has really enjoyed living there. The employees there are so kind to all the residents. There are loads of fun activities and programs that the residents enjoy. It is a quiet and friendly place.”
Vicar's Landing At Ponte Vedra
Residents enjoy the active lifestyle offered at Vicar’s Landing. One reviewer says, “My grandfather lived out the last chapter of his life here, and my grandmother is still a resident. They moved into the independent living and phased through the different stages of care. The staff is very caring.”
Westminster Woods on Julington Creek
Residents and their families enjoy the support given by the staff of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. One reviewer says, "We love our home here, of course. But best of all, we love our neighbors and the staff. It's like a small town, and you can get to know everyone here over a short period of time. I have come to know almost everyone here — our neighbors and the people who work here. Everyone is truly incredible, very caring and dedicated. This is such a nice place to live.”
Residents are impressed by the supportive staff at Wyndham Lakes. One reviewer commented, "I have lived here for almost 11 years and I am now 86 years old. The quality of caring has been excellent and I have been allowed to celebrate my independence through volunteer services. Nature surrounds us and it is beautiful.”
At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.
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-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older adults, air quality, climate.
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