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Luxury Assisted Living in Tampa: Our Top Picks for 2023

Thinking about senior living options in Tampa and the surrounding area? You're in good company, and Seniorly explains why in this 2023 roundup of our favorite high-end senior living options in Tampa.

By Haley Burress Updated on Apr 3, 2023

Sunny Florida is one of the country’s most popular retirement destinations. With blue skies, ocean breezes, and great tax perks, you'd be hard pressed to to find a better place to retire. Thanks to its large retiree population, Florida is home to many luxury senior living communities, and there is continued development every year. If you’re looking for high end senior and assisted living communities in the Tampa area, you’ll can definitely find something that suits your both your style and your budget.

Retiring in Tampa

Tampa has been named one of the best cities to retire in thanks to its active community of older adult residents, senior centers, and outstanding healthcare providers. Public transportation is also easy to navigate, which can make getting to doctor's appointments, shopping, or other errands even easier. Financially speaking, Tampa’s cost of living is relatively low compared to other large cities in the state. Further, Florida is considered retirement-friendly because it doesn’t tax Social Security income or withdrawals from pension accounts. 

The best senior living in Tampa

We’ve rounded up a few of our top picks for luxury assisted living communities in Tampa and the surrounding suburbs. The right senior living community can offer older adults the opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. Looking for more support or personalized assistance? So whether you're looking for an independent living environment or need something with a little more support for activities of daily living, Tampa has some great options. Here are just a few of our favorites this year:

The Meridian at Brandon

The Meridian at Brandon in Tampa, Florida is a newly opened senior living community offering a distinctive lifestyle experience that includes assisted living, independent living and memory care support.  With impeccably designed apartment homes, delicious dining options, and daily activities, this is retirement living at its best, with elegant decor, grand spaces, and high customer service expectations create a boutique hotel-like ambiance. 

The Meridian's state-of-the-art amenities are designed for fun and are easily accessible. For residents with dementia, the memory care neighborhood is second to none with intentional features and thoughtful design, including the groundbreaking Montessori Moments in Time™ programming and a highly trained staff. Residents can engage in a variety of activities and community events, including bridge games, walks, and visits from local schoolchildren, among others.  

Allegro Hyde Park 

Allegro Hyde Park offers luxury senior living in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa. This assisted living community also provides independent living programs, and residents can enjoy a close-knit environment with caring, tenured staff. 

The community boasts a Lifestyle Director, who curates a range of activities to satisfy every resident's interests, including happy hours in the well-stocked Sky Lounge, water aerobics in the heated pool, and local boutique visits via Allegro's car service. The community's red-carpet welcome, concierge services and well-appointed apartments make it one of the most highly sought-after senior living community.

Hudson Manor

Hudson Manor offers a boutique-like setting for assisted living with endless amenities and activities for its senior residents. Located on prestigious Davis Island, this assisted living community was once known as the infamous Palmerin hotel; it has even been added to the U.S. National Register of historic places (and trust us, not many assisted living communities can say that!). The beautiful campus is well-situated for residents to take advantage of its expansive offerings, as well as nearby retail shops and downtown Tampa's educational and enrichment options. 

The community's wellness program and dedicated caregivers provide personalized care focused on residents' specific medical needs, allowing them to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and environment. Experience luxury assisted living at Hudson Manor with exceptional care and living options at your fingertips.

The Legacy at Highwoods Preserve

The Legacy at Highwoods Preserve is a serene senior living community offering best-in-class assisted living and memory care services in a pristine Cypress Preserve setting.

Residents enjoy a fulfilling life with their intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social needs met beyond expectations. The community offers a range of floor plans, impeccable amenities and services, and top-quality culinary and wellness services. Special diets are also accommodated by the talented Chef Josh and his culinary team. The community has a caring staff who do everything from cooking and cleaning to driving, so residents can focus on getting the most out of life.

HarborChase of Palm Harbor

HarborChase of Palm Harbor provides assisted living services and specialized memory care for seniors with varying stages of memory loss. Located in Palm Harbor, Florida, the community offers engaging activities through their Life Enrichment Program to promote communication, growth, and excitement. 

HarborChase has highly-qualified care partners who deliver respectful care and support with daily living activities, such as medication management and grooming. The community offers full access to a diverse calendar of events and programs for physical wellness, socialization, and growth, including guided fitness classes taught in their fitness center, comedy nights, and happy hours. For seniors living in this location, the fun never ends - just check out their schedule!

The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay

The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay is a waterfront community that offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, and even respite care. The community boasts state-of-the-art amenities, a 24-hour concierge and lush tropical landscaping.

The Fountains offers an exceptional value with an extraordinary and innovative environment that promotes carefree, convenient living. With on-site amenities and services, including a spa, salon and barber- shop, personal trainers, and even pet-friendly accommodations, residents can enjoy a worry-free lifestyle. The community is committed to making its residents the center of attention and helping them thrive.

Finding High End Senior Living in Tampa

The search for senior living is undeniably complex. And with hundreds of options from which to choose, it's important to understand both your own care and lifestyle needs, but also which communities in the area are truly evolving the state of senior living in your area. Start with a curated list to narrow down your options for visiting. Tampa and nearby cities have wonderful retirement communities that boasts all models of assisted living options. Plus, the city itself is a wonderful host to older adults, attracting great music and cultural events, prestigious health care providers, and the best in brand of assisted living facilities. The bottom line? Tampa offers top-notch senior living options for older adults.

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written by:

Haley Burress

Haley Burress writes for Seniorly on the topic of senior living and the aging experience.  With a long history of roles in Life Enrichment and Dementia care management for top senior living providers like Sunrise Senior living, Haley now also serves the non-profit senior living sector in a volunteer capacity.  Ms. Burress holds a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Master's degree in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from Aurora University.

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