In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Austin area, our team of researchers sorted through 193 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:
- Spent over 38 hours researching assisted living communities in Austin
- 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 Austin is $5,190, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,795 and the national average of $4,000.
Jonathan FrankLicensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan FrankLicensed 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 Austin, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 193 communities in the Austin area.
Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities
The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Austin 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.
Barton Hills Assisted Living
Barton Hills is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. With the mixture of a home-like setting and access to the city, this facility is great for seniors who enjoy tight-knit connections as a fundamental part of senior living. Barton Hills provides 24-hour care for residents needing a little extra help. They offer medication management, housekeeping, and assistance with eating to ensure that residents are happy, healthy, and thriving.
Three delicious meals and planned snacks are served in the main dining room with table service. Barton Hills offers high-end amenities that provide a care-free lifestyle, including:
- Activity room
- Outdoor gardens and walking paths
- Scheduled transportation
Customers appreciate the beautiful surroundings at Barton Hills. One family member says, “We love this place! We had my father in law and now my mother at this facility. It is clean, well taken care of and the staff is caring. The facility is well managed and is family oriented.”
Belmont Village West Lake Hills
Residents and family members alike enjoy the quality of service at Belmont Village West Lake Hills. One reviewer says "My dad has lived at the Belmont Village in West Lake Hills since July 2016. The staff has been extremely competent and caring toward him. The facility and rooms are all very attractive but come across as warm and homelike. The dining room is bright and cheery, and the variety of dishes on the menu is excellent and the food is delicious and nicely presented.”
Buckner Villa Siesta Home
Buckner Villa Siesta Home is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. This non-profit, faith-based facility is a great fit for seniors who wish to connect deeply with a spiritual path during retirement. Buckner Villas focuses on life-enriching opportunities, maintenance-free living, and a variety of senior services and amenities. Personal and medical services are provided along the continuum of care, allowing residents to age in place even when medical circumstances change.
Buckner offers two different lifestyle options for their apartment homes. The Meadows include one- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and kitchenettes, starting at $5,370. The Grove, Buckner’s newest addition of apartment homes, offers studio residencies starting at $3,100. Each living space includes apartment maintenance and repair, 24-hour staffing, cable television, and Wi-Fi. Additional services and amenities include:
- Stand-by personal care services
- Beauty salon and shop
- Three chef-prepared meals each day
- Medication assistance and monitoring
- Weekly housekeeping
- Personal laundry service
- Chaplain and social worker services
Customers appreciate Buckner Village Siesta Home, with one reviewer stating, "We moved our 83-year-old father with Parkinson's here two weeks ago and he is extremely happy. Both my sister and I are very pleased with the level of service and care that the staff is providing him.”
Elan Southpark Meadows
Residents talk about the quality of services and welcoming atmosphere at Elan Southpark Meadows. One family member says, "We love the Elan SouthPark. I think my parents would agree when I say they are very well taken care of and they enjoy living there."
Elmcroft of Austin
Residents are impressed by the supportive staff at Elmcroft. One reviewer commented, "The place and the people here are really nice. It's like home because it's not a great big multi-story institutional type of place. The staff who assisted me were very accommodating. They have great programs and activities.”
Grace House Assisted Living
Residents and family members talk about excellence in care at Grace House. One reviewer says, "Grace House is excellent for my mom. The atmosphere is home-like and very caring. The staff is exceptional, very professional, and several have many years of experience at Grace House. The ratio of caregivers to residents is well above average for the area and the service they provide is very personalized."
Ledgestone Senior Living
Customers appreciate the community of care at Ledgestone Senior Living. One resident says, “Ledgestone is a wonderful place, especially the people. One of the best Activities Directors I've ever seen. The Dining room staff, housekeepers and front office staff are all well trained, pleasant and a joy to be with.”
Legacy at Crystal Falls
Residents and family members talk about community engagement offered at Windsor Senior Living. One reviewer stated, "Legacy is a single story facility, only a couple of years old. They had a lot of workers, and everybody was wonderful. The food was delicious and the rooms were really nice. They had a kitchen area for snacks, different rooms that family members can use, and pretty outdoor spaces with garden planters if you want to plant vegetables or plants."
Legacy Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care
Legacy Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care is a senior living community located in Austin, Texas. This facility is ideal for seniors who love beautiful surroundings and the joys of simple living. Legacy Oaks offers resort-style living that balances privacy, safety, security, and community. Seniors who enjoy events and gatherings are right next door to activity centers and common areas that encourage social engagement.
There are many amenities, including a private dining room, theater and game room, fitness center, library, salon, and an outdoor garden area. For residents who need a little extra assistance, care services are offered and include:
- On-site staff, 24 hours a day
- Full-time licensed nurse
- Weekly housekeeping
- Personal laundry and linens
- Medication management
- Scheduled transportation
Residents and family members alike appreciate the caring connection at Legacy Oaks. One resident says, "The dining room, game, and reading areas are nice, located on two floors, there are a lot of activities to do, and staff pop in and out to see how you're doing. Laundry is done, showers are given, meds are disbursed, and perms are given in the beauty shop, the help is provided all in a gentle respectful way."
Legacy Oaks of Lakeway
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered, with one resident stating, "Legacy Oaks is a warm and caring place to call home. As a retired interior decorator, I always appreciate the fine furnishings and cabinetry, etc. of my two bedroom apartment."
Customers are excited about the level of service provided by Longhorn Village. One resident says, "My wife and I have lived here a year and we love it. We were welcomed with open arms by everyone we met and the staff is superb. It has been like cruise ship living every day."
New Haven Assisted Living of Kyle
New Haven Assisted Living of Kyle is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. With an intimate setting and attention to personalized care, this facility is great for seniors who need extra help with activities of daily living and enjoy comfort and convenience. On campus, New Haven offers a unique approach to the layout of their residences. All suites are well-appointed and private for each resident. Every residence is organized around a central kitchen. Additionally, there are no long hallways; each resident can open their door to a common area within their neighborhood.
For those who need extra memory assistance, guide posts are placed throughout their neighborhood, providing a sense of safety and security. There are a host of amenities offered, which include:
- Three delicious, chef-prepared meals every day
- In-house beauty salon
- Basic cable and Wi-Fi
- Full housekeeping services
- Transportation services
- Utilities and private suite maintenance
- A common area with a big-screen TV
Residents and their family members appreciate the unique structure of New Haven Assisted Living of Kyle. One reviewer says, “New Haven is a very good facility, and my father has been living there for a while now. It's a smaller facility with only 16 units that has a separate memory care unit. Another reason we like it is that it has a central kitchen."
Orchard Park of Kyle
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Orchard Park of Kyle, with one reviewer saying, "My mother-in-law lives in an assisted living apartment at Orchard Park of Kyle. The staff is patient, caring, and they go the extra mile. Her apartment is nice with a small kitchen, a living room, a huge bedroom, and a bath. They have art classes sometimes, and she also enjoys going to the choir."
Parmer Woods at North Austin
Customers are pleased with the quality of community given at Parmer Woods at North Austin. One reviewer says, "Mom moved into Parmer Woods. She is very happy with the care and activities there. They have music, games, and they take them shopping. They also have transportation to doctor appointments.”
Parsons House Austin
Customers are satisfied with the continuum of care at Parsons House Austin. One reviewer says, “I highly recommend Parsons House to anyone with a parent or loved one who needs a place to go where they can age with dignity and grace. Being there has made all the difference in the world to my mother's heath. The staff and management are as caring as they are professional, and it is affordable!”
Pavilion at Great Hills
Pavilion at Great Hills is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. Established in 1985, this facility offers a long-standing and award-winning tradition of care and is great for seniors whose needs will change over time. With multiple levels of care that include assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care, Pavilion develops supportive plans along the continuum of care so residents may age in place.
In addition to supportive care services, accommodations are well-appointed and home-like. Residents can choose from a range of floor plans, from studio suites to two-bedroom apartment homes, and they are encouraged to develop friendships to support them through the changes of aging. Activities and amenities are designed for seniors to engage in the celebration of life. For safety and security, a 24-hour emergency call system and up-and-about checks ensure the well-being of each resident. Other amenities include:
- Movie theater
- Billiards room
- Business center
- Gaming lounge
- Fitness club
- Hospitality suite
- Guest apartments
Customers talk about the team effort at Pavilion at Great Hills. One reviewer says, “The management team was readily available to provide us options. My sister is settled in and happy with her apartment, the response when she calls for help, and the friendliness and respect she receives from the healthcare team."
Querencia Barton Creek
Querencia Barton Creek is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. Offering resort-style living, this facility is a great fit for seniors who are wellness-focused, active, and social. On-campus, Querencia promotes growth in four key dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. Residents have a wide variety of classes and activities to choose from, including yoga classes, nature walks, gatherings, and off-campus excursions.
For those requiring a little extra help with activities of daily living, Querencia offers an individualized approach to assisted living. Health services are overseen by a medical director and dietician, scheduled transportation to appointments is available, and a full-time lifestyle coordinator helps residents feel right at home. The culinary team provides three delicious meals and snacks daily, with table service. Other amenities include:
- 24-hour emergency response system
- Medication assistance
- Short-term respite accommodations
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry
- Daily bed-making
- Interior and exterior maintenance
- Full-service beauty and nail salon
- All utilities
- Living room and library
Residents and their families enjoy the support given by the staff of the Querencia community. One reviewer says, "My grandfather has passed recently and my grandmother lives alone there now. Her pain during this time has been minimized by the community the facility and its staff have created. A large number of activities of daily living and social gatherings keep the residence there connected and lively.”
Renaissance-Austin is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. With attention to every detail that makes senior living enjoyable, this facility is great for seniors who appreciate an inviting and luxurious environment. Renaissance is set on 17 wooded acres that create a quiet, cozy environment.
Common areas include a historic community house, two libraries, and a billiards lounge. Accommodations include well-appointed private suites with multiple floor plans. There are no buy-in plans or long-term leases, just an all-inclusive monthly fee. In addition, pets are welcome. Scheduled transportation assists residents on their way to outings, excursions, and appointments. Three chef-prepared meals are available buffet-style each day. Other amenities include:
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Major utilities
- Fitness room
- Private dining
Residents are wowed by the simple touches that make Renaissance-Austin feel like home. One reviewer says, “This place is gorgeous! The landscaping is lush and colorful. I love sitting on the back porch and soaking it all in. The interior is classically decorated and smells like cookies (they frequently put out fresh delicious cookies).”
Tech Ridge Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care
Customers appreciate the Tech Ridge family atmosphere, with one reviewer stating, “Tech Ridge is the best place I could have dreamed of for our mom. They engage and nurture her interests, and the staff is incredible. The facility is amazing. I'd honestly rate higher than 5 stars if able.”
The Delaney at Georgetown Village
Residents and their family members alike appreciate the assistance with activities of daily living provided by The Delaney. One reviewer says, “The Delaney is such a wonderful place for my mom. She is 87 and needs lots of assistance to live her life fully in these last years. Mom's room is just the right size for her and she has a private bathroom. The staff keeps her room, and the common areas, clean and orderly."
The Heritage at Hunters Chase
Customers appreciate the caring staff at The Heritage at Hunters Chase. One family member says, “The CNAs are caring and they enjoy working with the residents. Mom is a difficult person to deal with, but they are very supportive and understanding of her. They have assisted with Mom's behavior issues and that has been helpful to us. They have Bingo, word games, and they sing old songs.”
The Isle At Cedar Ridge
The Isle At Cedar Ridge is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. This facility is great for seniors who enjoy upscale living in a home-like setting. The Isle at Cedar Ridge focuses on maintenance-free living for all residents, so they may enjoy the comforts of retirement. There are many luxury amenities included in the resident-centered program. Each service is customizable according to the changing needs of senior living.
For those requiring a little extra help with activities of daily living, community members can choose from four different lifestyle options, complete with à la carte services for ultimate flexibility in building their own individual plan. Amenities and services include:
- Licensed nurse on staff
- 24-hour licensed supervision
- Guest services
- Medication services
- Balanced meals and special diets
- Registered dietician consultation
- All utilities (other than phone)
- Coffee bar/snacks available 24 hours a day
- Daily leisure activities
- Full-service beauty salon
Customers enjoy the atmosphere and the facilities provided for their loved ones. One reviewer stated, "My mother lives at the Isle. Everybody there has been topnotch. They're professional, caring, and responsive. The facility was like a spa and their rooms were very nice. They have an exercise room, a movie theater, and a media room with comfy chairs and a big TV."
The Village at The Triangle
Customers talk about the beautiful surroundings at Village at Triangle. One family member says, "I liked the setup at The Village at The Triangle. The residents can go outside anytime they want. The rooms are fresh, clean, and bright, with lots of natural light. The staff is wonderful. I couldn't ask for anyone nicer and better suited to take care of my mom and any of the other residents."
Village on the Park
Residents and their families are pleased with the lifestyle offered at Village at the Park. One resident says, “I have been a resident of Village on the Park Onion Creek for almost two years. My wife lives in the memory care facility next door so I can easily have daily visits with her. Living in the Village has provided good friends, a lot of activities, good food, housekeeping, etc.”
Westminster is an assisted living community located in Austin, Texas. Established in 1967 on a foundation of social services for the elderly, this facility is a great fit for seniors who enjoy the privacy of an apartment home but also need a little extra help. Westminster is a Life Plan community that provides access to care services that can be added or removed at any time. These services can be incorporated into a personal care plan tailored to the unique needs of every resident. Social and wellness opportunities are found in the many activities and classes, including water aerobics, yoga, and pilates.
The provided weekly housekeeping and laundry services, as well as personal assistance with activities of daily living, help residents focus on their own well-being and relaxation. Other services and amenities include:
- Three daily chef-prepared meals
- Medication management
- All utilities (except telephone and internet)
- Scheduled transportation
- Consulting medical director and registered dietician
Residents enjoy the active lifestyle offered at Westminster. One reviewer says, “I was drawn to Westminster because of its long term care and its central location convenient to downtown. I love the dance and Pilates classes here. I also look forward to visits from family, and I feel privileged that they are able to enjoy the best parts of my life at Westminster.”
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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