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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.

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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.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org 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.

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Heather Glen At Ardenwoods
48
1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Not Listed
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Located on 48 wooded acres and just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, Heather Glenn at Argenwoods offers residents privacy and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. An indoor heated swimming pool gives residents access to low-impact exercise year-round, and a big front porch lined with rocking chairs offers a peaceful place to socialize. There's also a stocked library, a billiards room and a private whirlpool spa for relaxing. Heather Glenn at Argenwoods made our top 10 list because of its jam-packed calendar of events that seniors can participate in daily.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and visitors appreciate the intimate, scenic setting, plentiful activities and compassionate personalized care here. One guest remarked, "I recently visited Heather Glen and was so impressed with the relationship the staff had with each of the residents. Everyone knew each other's names and was genuinely happy to be there. The residents are all a treat."
4.20 out of 5 stars
(12) Reviews
103 Appalachian Blvd., Arden, NC 55398
Brookdale Asheville Overlook
Harmony at Reynolds Mountain
Fleshers Fairview Health Care
Rickman Nursing Care Center
Givens Estates United Meth
Crescent View
Arbor Terrace of Asheville
Highland Farms Inc

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org 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.

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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
amenities.

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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