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.

Murano Senior Living Facility

The Murano Senior Living in Seattle

The Murano Senior Living Facility is a beautiful property that’s owned by Signature 180.

As a senior community they encourages retirees to stay active and social. They have a weekly activities calendar with scheduled retreats, happy hours, and plenty of common areas to meet other residents. There’s even a piano lounge and golf simulator!

Apartments are designed to be cozy, comfortable, and customizable for senior needs. They describe the living area a relaxing, cottage-style housing environment.

Room Types: studio-style apartment or 1-2 bedroom.
Amenities: on-site beauty salon, concierge service, balconies, movie theater, wine bar, and it’s pet friendly!

Murano senior living prices (base costs):

Independent Living: $3,960/mo.
Assisted Living Facility: $5,460/mo.
Enhanced Care: $6,500/mo.
Memory Care: $8,000/mo.

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).

Watercrest Winter Park

Watercrest Senior Living - Wintercrest

Watercrest Winter Park is a senior living facility located just outside Orlando, Florida. They are best known for their independent and assisted living, but they also specialize in memory care and respite care.

Residents have given it good ratings – it boasts a 5-star rating on Google and people love that it’s a pet friendly. They even offer pet therapy for seniors who don’t own a pet of their own.

A few online reviews say that Watercrest Winter Park is the most convenient retirement community they toured – there’s on-site fine dining, fitness center for physical therapy, a beauty salon and spa, resort-style swimming pool and on-site health screenings by LN’s and physicians.

Below are our estimates for each type of care.

Independent Living: $1,850/mo.
Assisted Living: $3,950/mo.
Memory Care: $5,150/mo.

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.

Vi at Highlands Ranch Review

Vi at Highlands Ranch in Denver

Vi at Highlands Ranch sits on 25 acres and offers all the things you want in a luxury senior living facility. The campus offers spectacular mountain views with access to an array of cultural and recreational attractions in nearby Denver. As the only Type ‘A’ CCRC in Colorado, residents can choose from 29 floor plans.

They have a continuum of care service as well – this means very limited changes to your costs if your health needs change. Reading online reviews, current and past residents are very happy with the personalized service and individualized care programs Vi Living offers.

Vi at Highlands Ranch requires a sizable entrance fee of $175,000 (or more) – the good news is that it covers changes to the residence and helps keep the monthly fee more affordable. The monthly fee starts at $3,450 per month.

We estimate the base cost to be $7,800 per month.

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

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.

Harborchase of Naples Assisted Living

Located only minutes from ocean-side beaches, luxury shops, and medical centers in North Naples, Harborchase Assisted Living facility is the perfect community for seniors seeking a quiet, yet social and friendly atmosphere.

The facility provides assisted living for those who need extra assistance in their daily lives as well as skilled nursing and memory care.

It may not offer all the amenities you’d get a true 5-star senior community (i.e. professional chef or PGA-course membership), but Harborchase has very good reviews from residents and starts at $3,600/mo.

Arlington of Naples Senior Living

The Arlington of Naples is a top rated senior community that offers a variety of living options – everything from independent living, to memory care and physical rehab.

Nestled on a gorgeous 39-acre estate, The Arlington is a luxury senior retirement community. It’s one of the highest rated facilities in Florida with easy access to golf courses, tennis courts, shopping center, and more! And for getting around the enormous campus, each residence includes a two-car garage and a golf cart garage.

Assisted Living: $3,700/mo. (estimated)

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.

Beach House of Naples Senior Living

A popular senior living facility, the Beach House of Naples is everything you want in a retirement community – a care-free environment and tons of luxury amenities.

The Beach House has the perfect location. Facility is walking distance from popular restaurants, 5th Ave. shopping, and Naples hospitals.

The 9-acre campus offers 113 residences and caters to Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Respite Care. As an upscale senior community it offers the comfort, beauty, and well-being of a private residence with friendly staff to support the ADLs (activities of daily living).

Residents are encouraged to stay as independent as possible while living in a comfortable, safe environment with 24-hour staff.

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 Silverstone Review

With its resort-style atmosphere Vi at Silverstone feels more like a five-star hotel than a senior living facility.

As a resident you have access to all the finer things a luxury retirement community can offer – fine dining with an executive chef, multiple swimming pools, 18-hole putting green, sun-lit rooms with high ceilings, 24-hour concierge and valet service, and a super friendly staff that knows you by name.

Vi at Silverstone provides a ton of high-end amenities as well: from a 18-hole putting course, to a cinema-quality movie theater and on-site beauty salon.

Residents also love that it’s a pet friendly senior living community as well. There’s even an on-campus dog park!

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.

The Waterford Juno Beach

The Waterford in Juno Beach Florida

The Waterford in Juno Beach is a luxury senior living. It even made our list of best nursing homes in Florida!

Located in Juno Beach, Florida, it’s one of the best retirement communities active seniors – it includes a modern gym, daily fitness classes, membership at PGA National Resort & Spa, multiple tennis courts, and even a woodworking shop.

Residents particularly like how they personalized the service is. There’s a variety of senior care options and new residents can customize the rooms to their liking before they move in!

The Waterford is fairly expensive compared to similar retirement communities – it requires an entrance fee, plus monthly fees for independent living or skilled nursing care.

Pacifica Senior Community Oceanside

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside has everything you want in a luxury senior community.

It offers resort-style accommodations and amenities – everything from a chef-prepared meals, to an on-site beauty salon and daily fitness classes.

They cater to a variety of senior living types – independent living, assisted living & memory care/dementia health. Pacifica Oceanside also provides add-on services such as dietary monitoring, medication management, monthly health checks, and transportation services.

Floor-plans are very spacious, with most apartments having a large living room, walk-in closets, and outdoor balcony.

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs Review

Life at Brookdale Wekiwa Springs begins with a personal care assessment. Their experienced staff takes the time to listen to residents to understand their needs, and create a personalized senior care program to meet their needs.

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs sits on 8 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds – lake views, a courtyard, scenic walking trails, and tons of natural sun! As a senior care facility they specialize in three types of senior care – Assisted living, independent care, and memory care (Alzheimer’s and dementia).

The facility offers flexible, short-term options for seniors recovering from a surgery or illness.

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.