Here are the winners of our Austin, TX search for the top senior housing properties; from assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing and more.

The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

Finding a place to live in Austin is one of the challenges seniors and their caregivers have to face, if their retirement is going to be as comfortable as they deserve. Plenty of senior living communities do business in the city, but it takes time and in-depth research to find the one that’s right for you or the senior you care for. Some places in town provide independent and assisted living only, while others have memory care and skilled nursing on the premises. Some offer a country club environment, while others are more clinical. This list of 12 senior living communities in and around the Austin area can get you started on finding the perfect place for either yourself or the special senior in your life. Below, Seniorly.com runs down the 12 most popular senior living communities in the metropolitan area and is presented in no particular order.

Editor's Note: This list is not in any particular order. The numbers are to help you read the article more easily.

1.  Legacy Oaks

Legacy Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Legacy Oaks is lucky enough to be located in Oak Hill, one of Austin’s most beautiful neighborhoods. This sprawling 7-acre community welcomes seniors who need limited assistance to live independently, as well as those who require full-time memory care. Residents here enjoy amenities such as public computer stations, casual bistro cafe, family room, full-service salon, theater, game room, and gourmet meals expertly prepared and served in a well-appointed private dining room. Click here for more information on Legacy Oaks. 

2.  Brookdale North Austin

Brookdale North Austin The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Brookdale North Austin is a full-service community that operates out of a building that’s a classic of the Texas Colonial style of red brick and gabled roofs. Located just across the street from a state-of-the-art nursing and rehab center, Brookdale North Austin has created a self-contained community where residents can enjoy prepared meals, onsite beauty services, housekeeping, arts and crafts, fitness center and a community theater. Click here for more information on Brookdale North Austin.

3.  The Harbor at Lakeway

The Harbor at Lakeway The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

The Habor at Lakeway takes care of its seniors at the assisted living and memory care levels. This facility works with family to craft an individual care plan that’s tailored to the specific needs of each new resident. Everybody who lives here enjoys complimentary Wi-Fi, a full-sized kitchen in every assisted living unit, bathing assistance in the shower or whirlpool, dressing assistance for mobility-challenged seniors, hygiene and grooming assistance, mobility assistance and help getting into and out of bed. At higher levels of care, residents can expect continence management care and assistance with physician-prescribed diets. Click here for more information on The Harbor at Lakeway.

4.  Brookdale Gaines Ranch

Brookdale Gaines Ranch The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, Brookdale Gaines Ranch instantly radiates compassion and care. The staff is consistently regarded as one of the best in the area at creating a friendly and welcoming environment, which clearly resonates in the residents as well. Click here for more information on Brookdale Gaines Ranch.

5.  Parsons House Austin

Parsons House Austin The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities Austin, TX

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Parsons House Austin is a very stately red-brick facility that bills itself as a privately owned community in the exclusive Coronado Hills neighborhood of north Austin. Here, senior living can be had at both independent and assisted living levels, as well as temporary respite care by arrangement. This large community keeps a licensed medical doctor on staff for residents. Seniors in the independent living program have the luxury of furnished guest rooms in their suites for visiting family and friends to stay in. Click here for more information on Parsons House Austin.

6.  The Pavilion at Great Hills

The Pavilion at Great Hills The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

The Pavilion at Great Hills advertises what it calls “worry-free living,” and it seems that they mean it. This complex offers assisted living and memory care in 139 private units arrayed around country club-style common areas. Unlike almost all senior living communities, Pavilion does not charge a large up-front deposit for move-ins, but offers as simple a lease as they can to keep the disruption of a move to a minimum. Click here for more information on The Pavilion at Great Hills.

7.  Atria at the Arboretum

Atria at the Arboretum The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Independent Living

Atria at the Arboretum aims to make the daily chores of senior living optional for its residents, so that they can enjoy the freest lives their health will allow. Residents at the Arboretum enjoy weekly housekeeping and linen service, professionally prepared meals served in a private dining room, in-room catering, and complimentary transportation services. Click here for more information on Atria at the Arboretum.

8.  Brookdale Northwest Hills

Brookdale Northwest Hills The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Northwest Hills, an assisted living and memory care facility, welcomes residents and guests through a large public lobby with a vaulted ceiling, beyond which is the private dining hall where residents can enjoy chef-prepared meals together. Although the cozy rooms here have lovely views, you'll seldom find residents in them as there is constantly a variety of engaging activities. Click here for more information on Brookdale Northwest Hills.

9.  Brookdale Round Rock

Brookdale Round Rock The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Brookdale Round Rock is a handsome white stone building where seniors live in spacious rooms with full kitchens and walk-in closets. This assisted living and memory care community has 24-hour concierge service and a regular schedule of activities that help foster a real community spirit among the residents. Click here for more information on Brookdale Round Rock.

10.  Silverado Bee Cave

Silverado Bee Cave The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Memory Care

Silverado Bee Cave is geared toward caring for the special needs of disabled seniors. Staff here are trained in the unique demands of senior living for patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body and other types of dementia. Daily care and supervision are combined here with special events and activities, such as arts and crafts workshops, to help slow the progress of dementia and keep seniors’ minds active. Click here for more information on Silverado Bee Cave.

11.  Elmcroft of Austin

Elmcroft of Austin The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Elmcroft of Austin presents a graceful colonnade to visitors who pull up to the front entrance of its facility, which is located close to shopping and entertainment in the quiet Matthews Park neighborhood south of the greenbelt. Here, staff and residents have created an environment that’s as close to homelike as senior living communities can get. Services offered include assisted living and memory care. They also provide respite care, which is a low-risk way to explore the community before deciding to move in. Click here for more information on Elmcroft of Austin.

12.  Brookdale Parmer Lane

Brookdale Parmer Lane The 12 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Austin, TX

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

The most impressive and widely recognized trait of Brookdale Parmer Lane is its dedicated staff. Every staff member has both the experience and patience to know each resident on a personal level and provide a unique senior living experience. Whether you're looking for Assisted Living or Memory Care, Parmer Lane undoubtedly provides a distinguished quality of care. Click here for more information on Brookdale Parmer Lane.

We developed this list through an analysis of online search popularity, social media sentiment and user reviews across multiple sites like Yelp and Facebook.

We've also compiled a list of 17 apps and websites that provide home delivery services to seniors in the Austin area.  Click here to see that senior living list.

If you are a caregiver in the Austin area, click here to see a list of 9 local caregiver organizations we have identified to help you through many aspects of caregiving.

For more helpful resources on senior living, click here.


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