The Villages Retirement Community

The Villages Senior Living Community

The Villages is one of the largest retirement communities in the US – 2018 consensus estimated that their Florida location had 128,750 total residents. It even had a documentary made about it called “Some Kind of Heaven” which was released in 2021.

The campus is made up of 17 special purpose Community Development Districts (or CDD). There are three town squares (Brownwood, Spanish Springs & Lake Sumter) – each location has its own stores, restaurants, and open-air plazas featuring free nightly entertainment.

A centerpiece at The Villages is its variety of golf courses. Residents agree that the ability to play “Free Golf for Life” is a major part of The Villages advertising campaigns. As of February 2019 The Villages operates 50 golf courses.

Five Star Premier Residences

Five Star Senior Living

The Five Star Premier is a beautiful property located in a quiet area in Boca Raton, FL.

The facility is designed to promote active and healthy living – there are regular wellness checks, off-campus activities, clubs and groups to join, happy hours for socializing, and it’s pet friendly!

The dining room is also very social with its open layout and friendly staff. Residents say it’s one of the most socially friendly senior living communities in South Florida.

Families like that there’s regular health assessments. This helps them determine the level of care they should be getting – in some cases it means moving their loved one from independent or in-home health care, to assisted living or specialty memory care. The Director of Resident Care also works closely with the resident and family to discuss potential options if there’s a change-in-health.

Assisted living base prices start at $3,550 per month (for a one bedroom senior apartment).

Meridian at Lake San Marcos Review

Meridian at Lake San Marcos California

The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is a beautiful property owned and operated by Pacifica Senior Living.

As a senior facility it boasts an impressive 4.8-star rating on Google, and is in the top 10% of all senior living facilities in located in California!

Residents say it provides a resort-like experience, and encourages seniors to stay active and social. It includes an activities calendar, scheduled retreats, and lots of common areas. There’s even a large swimming pool!

Pacifica offers a range of care plans – from basic assisted living service, to memory or respite care.

Base prices start at $2,995/month for a basic studio apartment.

Abbey Delray South Assisted Living

Abbey Delray South Assisted Living

Abbey Delray South believes the best approach to person-centered senior care is in building relationships and building a community-friendly environment.

They offer both long-term skilled nursing and short-term rehab services on-site. Abbey Delray South also provides the built-in senior health care assistance to support you or your loved ones no matter what the future holds.

Located only 2.5 miles from the beach, residents love it for its resort-style amenities. Among their many features Abbey Delray offers 24-hour emergency response, medication monitoring, in-ground pools, and an on-site beauty parlor.

Good reviews on medicare.gov, and affordable monthly pricing.

Independent Living: $6,250/month
Assisted Living: $7,900/month

Vi Living at Hilton Head

Vi at Hilton Head TidePointe

Vi at Hilton Head, TidePointe, is a senior community right on the beach on Hilton Head Island.

They offer a continuum of care service – from personalized assisted living, to skilled nursing or memory care support.

Assisted Living care includes assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, as well as medication monitoring and administration. Wellness programs include physical fitness, daily social events, and regular health check-ups.

The Skilled nursing care at Vi offers residents comes with a private care suite and personalized treatment from licensed nurses. They offer both short-term rehab care and long-term skilled nursing care.

Residential prices starting at $895,000.

Vi at The Glen Review

Vi at The Glen in Chicago

Located in the northern community of Glenview, residents of Vi at The Glen are privy to a host of resort-like amenities and care services.

In terms of senior care they provide a variety of care options – from independent living, to skilled nursing and memory care. There is always a licensed nurse on staff 24/7, and you can personalize their service to fit your needs (i.e. basic check-ins, physical therapy, ADL assistance).

Amenities are on-par with a 5-star resort. Some of the favorites are the 5,000 sq. ft. putting green, movie theater, on-site salon, executive chef fine dining, and 24-hour concierge service.

Pricing can be a bit expensive though. As a luxury senior living facility there it includes an entry fee + monthly rent/fees.

Starting Entrance Fee: $365,200

Starting Monthly Fee: $4,680/mo.

Excellence Senior Living Reviews

Excellence Senior Living in Florida

Excellence Assisted Living is a premier retirement community in Orlando, Florida.

Although “Senior Living” is not a medical model, Excellence provides a variety of medical care services – medication management, regular check-ups, maintaining medical records, physician care, dental procedures, onsite physical rehab, and other specialized care services. Residents can also choose independent care with regular check-ins and around-the-clock staff in case of emergency.

Licensed staff is available 24/7 to assist residents who experience memory loss or dementia.

Residents have 1-2 BR room options when it comes to apartment layouts.

Our team estimates that the average assisted living cost is $2,750 per month.

Calusa Harbor Senior Living

Calusa Harbor Assisted Living

Calusa Harbour is an affordable facility, and offers lots of the luxury amenities you’d see in senior communities for half the price – scenic views, garden walkways, inground swimming pool, art studio, salons, game rooms, and much more!

Calusa Harbor accommodates seniors wanting independent living (with regular check-ins), assisted living, skilled nursing (aka nursing home), and specialized care such as rehab and respite care.

Very good reviews on medicare.gov, and affordable monthly pricing.

Senior Living Prices

Independent: $1,450/mo (starting)
Assisted Living: $1,950/mo (starting)

All Seasons Naples Senior Living

All Seasons Naples Florida

All Seasons Naples is one of the most popular options for senior living in North Naples, FL.

As a senior community it caters to a variety of needs – independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care. Whether you’re enjoying the beautiful panoramic garden views, or taking part in one of their many social event, All Seasons Naples does not disappoint.

Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, daily fitness classes and 24-hour service from a licensed nurse.

All Seasons prides themselves on offering some of the best amenities and services in Naples – extensive library, intimate bistro bar, enormous outdoor pool, and full-service hair salon.

Vi at Palo Alto

Vi at Palo Alto San Francisco CA

Vi at Palo Alto is a luxury senior community located in the heart of San Francisco.

They offer a continuum of care service – from customized assisted living, to skilled nursing or memory care support.

Assisted Living care includes assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, as well as medication monitoring and administration. Wellness programs include daily physical activities, social events calendar, and regular health screenings.

Vi at Lakeside Village

Vi at Lakeside Village is a popular luxury assisted living facility in West Palm Beach,Florida.

As a senior community they offer a variety of services – everything ranging from assisted living, to memory care and skilled nursing. It’s also as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), residents can “age in place” knowing they have affordable access to upgraded care if there’s a change in health.

Vi at Lakeside Village Costs

Entrance Fee: $194,400 – $535,000
Monthly Fee: $3,650 – $5,500

Moorings Park Senior Living

Mooring Park Assisted Living Facility

Moorings Park is a high-end option for senior care.

Located in Naples and sitting on 83-acres, Moorings Park is a Medicare-Certified senior care center. There’s more than 400 residences on campus, and caters to Independent Living (senior apartments), Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing.

A licensed nurse is available 24/7 to help in emergency or to assist with the activities of daily life (ADLs).

Moorings Park senior apartments & condos from $1.5M with 70% refundable entrance fee.

Vi at Grayhawk Senior Living

Vi at Grayhawk provides exceptional, all-inclusive senior living.

Services include Independent and Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care.

Packed with an abundance of amenities — aquatic center, exquisite dining rooms, putting greens, salons, barbershop to ensure their residents are never bored.

Best known for their luxury assisted living facility, Vi at Grayhawk in Scottsdale has a perfect 5-star rating on medicare.gov.

MorseLife West Palm Beach

MorseLife Senior Living Facility

The MorseLife 50-acre campus provides exceptional senior care – Independent and Assisted Living, Short-Term Rehab, Long-Term Care, and Memory Care. As a senior living facility it also specializes in Geriatric and Palliative Care.

Residents love the high-end amenities – Morselife facility provides everything from a modern fitness center and physical therapy, to exquisite fine dining, a large library, a beauty salon & barbershop, and much more!

MorseLife is all-inclusive after monthly rental costs.

Known for their luxury assisted living facility, MorseLife in West Palm Beach has a perfect 5-star rating on medicare.gov.

Vi at Bentley Village

Vi at Bentley Village Review

Vi Living at Bentley Village is described as “resort-style living”.

As a luxury senior community Vi at Bentley Village provides residents with a sense of independence, while providing personalized assisted living. A dedicated team of caregivers with licensed nurses are available 24/7.

High end amenities include — hotel-like rooms, on-site salon and spa, heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, scenic walking paths, billiard room, movie theater, fitness center & daily workout classes.

And for golf fanatics there is an 18-hole golf course on-site!

The Palace Senior Living Facility

The Palace at Coral Gables is a super high-end retirement community in South Florida.

Winner of multiple awards, The Palace boasts more than 240 senior residences and offers all the amenities you would expect in a high-end retirement community.

The facility’s design is inspired by the Four Seasons in Paris – enormous chandeliers, designer carpeting, oak chairs, and elegant lighting. Luxury amenities include a magnificent indoor pool, concierge service, fine dining (from an executive chef), state-of-the-art fitness center, and onsite beauty salon. And for your fury friends you will be happy to know that The Palace at Coral Gables is a pet friendly senior living community!

Personalized care options include — Assisted Living, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Continuing Care, and Memory Care.

Availability changes, and residences are very limited.

The Mayflower Senior Living

The Mayflower is a super popular 55+ retirement community. For over three decades they have set the standard for senior living in Central Florida – the facility offers elegant living, world-class amenities, and peace of mind in a picturesque, resort-style environment.

Residents have regular access to doctors and licensed nurses; from basic health check-ups to physical therapy, or post-operative rehab. Specialized staff includes a director of physical therapy, occupational and physical therapists, speech pathologist, lymphedema therapist, and specialists certified in LSVT for for treating Parkinson’s.

Amenities include: Concierge desk, on-site beauty salon, large in-ground pool, on-site banking, wellness clinic, an executive chef, and restaurant-style fine dining.

Vi at Aventura Senior Living

Vi at Aventura is a senior facility just outside Miami, Florida.

As a senior community they have a dedicated team of caregivers who work 24/7 and a licensed skilled always on staff.

Residents say the senior apartments are bigger than expected. You can choose between a studio, 1-3 bedroom, or villa – each includes a walk-in closet, multiple safety rails, and rooms come with an emergency alert system.

Resort-style amenities too — an indoor swimming pool, fine dining (with an executive chef), art studio, and tons of daily social activities. Best of all it is a pet friendly assisted living facility!

Vi at Aventura Costs

Starting Entrance Fee: $210,000
Starting Monthly Fee: $3,880