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

  • Sorted through 41 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Asheville
  • 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 9 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 Asheville is $3,325, which is considerably lower than the state average of $4,000 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 Asheville, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 41 communities in the Asheville area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Asheville 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.

Arbor Terrace of Asheville
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
Arbor Terrace has over 30 years of experience taking care of seniors. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and if you don't love it, the community offers a 60-day money-back guarantee. Residents at Arbor Terrace are active within the community through volunteer work, and family members can check in daily with their loved ones using the Sagely platform, which provides videos of activities and community event involvement.
What Residents are Saying:
Between dining on freshly prepared meals and participating in engaging activities, residents mention a variety of reasons why they love the community. "The activities director is there all day. They would bring in people from the outside that could sing or play instruments. ... There is always something for you to do," said one family member.
4.84 out of 5 stars
(18) Reviews
3199 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
Brookdale Asheville Overlook
Fleshers Fairview Health and Retirement Center
Givens Estates
Givens Highland Farms
Harmony at Reynolds Mountain
Heather Glenn at Argenwoods
Trinity View
Western North Carolina Baptist Home

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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