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

  • Sorted through 38 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 21 hours researching assisted living communities in Gainesville
  • Read more than 120 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 15 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 $4,474, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,335 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

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 38 communities in the Gainesville area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute 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.

Ashton Manor at Sugarloaf
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
Located just a few minutes away from the Lawrenceville Highway, the Ashton at Sugarloaf is an elegant independent living, assisted living and memory care community. Residents of the Ashton at Sugarloaf stay busy by partaking in exercise classes, enjoying lush walking paths and enjoying regular outings. Assisted living residents receive discreet supportive care from caregivers who regularly check in throughout the day to ensure all needs are met. They also have access to staff 24/7 if necessary. Residents can often be found relaxing in the common rooms of the luxury southern assisted living community, tending to the garden outside or relaxing on the wide wrap-around porch with a coffee and the gentle Georgia breeze.
What Residents are Saying:
Most people are pleased with Ashton Manor at Sugarloaf with one reviewer mentioning “excellent staff and amazing care.” They added the “staff is so caring and helpful.” Another reviewer wrote “incredibly friendly staff and an overall wonderful environment.”
3.63 out of 5
(34) Reviews
1155 Lawrenceville Hwy.,
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Ashton Senior Living
Benton House of Sugar Hill
Gardens of Gainesville
Heartis Suwanee
Jackson Oaks Senior Living
Lanier Place
Magnolia Estates of Winder
Magnolia Senior Living at Sugar Hill
Manor Lake Gainesville
Phoenix at Lake Lanier
The Landings of Gainesville
The Oaks at Braselton
The Waterford at Oakwood
Towne Club Windermere

Our Methodology

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 (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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