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Alabaster is a suburban city in Shelby County in central Alabama. Over 33,000 people call Alabaster home, including nearly 4,000 seniors aged 65 and older. The city offers an array of shopping, dining and cultural opportunities, and it also has several municipal parks with walking trails, which offer older residents plenty of opportunities to stay active.

Seniors in Alabaster can benefit from the state’s tax-friendliness for retirees, as Social Security benefits and traditional pension plan payments are tax-exempt. Alabama has a low sales tax rate of 4%, and Shelby County only adds 1% to that figure, so Alabaster seniors pay only 5%, which is lower than 96.5% of other Alabama cities and counties.

The overall cost of living in Alabaster is about 6% below the national average, and violent and property crime rates are lower than the nationwide norms. Alabaster is also home to the County’s only hospital, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, which has an emergency department, cardiac ICU and medical surgical ICU.

Many aging adults find the personalized support and socialization opportunities offered by assisted living communities appealing. In Alabaster, the average cost for this type of senior care is $3,156 per month, which is almost identical to the statewide average of $3,150. This is significantly lower than the national median of $4,300, which helps make this suburban community an attractive location for retirees.

Note: Information for Alabaster was not available, so data from the nearest city, Birmingham, was used.

Check out our list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in the Alabaster area, to see if one might be right for you.

Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen is nestled in an attractively landscaped, wooded region of Birmingham and conveniently located near many shopping and dining options. However, residents enjoy delicious on-site formal and casual dining, including a daily hot breakfast buffet and champagne Sunday brunch. Seniors also have access to recreational activities and wellness programs through Somerby’s exclusive partnership with the St. Vincent’s Health System. The community shares a campus with its One Nineteen Health and Wellness center, and all residents receive a free membership. Seniors can choose from spacious, open-concept apartment homes in one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom floor plans.

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Features
  • Access to aquatic center with therapy, lap and aerobic pools and whirlpool
  • Paved walking paths with LifeTrail exercise stations

Maplewood Lane Assisted Living

Maplewood Lane Assisted Living offers a smaller, personalized environment with a level of professional expertise usually found in larger facilities. Residents can choose from studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as companion suites for those who enjoy sharing living space. The community is strategically located next to a quiet public park with a walking trail and lake. It’s also right across the street from a senior citizen’s center, public library, historic town hall and emergency medical services. Maplewood offers residents a full range of activities including crafts, movies, fitness classes and worship services.

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The Bluffs at Greystone

We included The Bluffs at Greystone on our 10-best list for its signature Phoenix Senior Living Live, Love, Learn Program, which is based on the National Wellness Institute’s Six Dimensions of Wellness. Located in the upscale suburbs of Birmingham, The Bluffs offers restaurant-style dining, a robust activities calendar and a beautiful community designed to enhance residents' quality of life. Besides a wealth of on-site activities and amenities, The Bluffs is also just minutes away from restaurants, shopping, Grandview Medical Center and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center's Freestanding ER.

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Longleaf Liberty Park

Longleaf Liberty Park made our list for its unique Masterful Moments® holistic wellness philosophy. It also boasts every modern amenity and lively spaces that help create a sense of community. Residents have access to multiple dining venues, along with all-day dining options and special dietary considerations and accommodations. The community also offers a range of services, including registered dietitian consultations, personal care assistance, in-home health care and physical therapy. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, sports lounge and a wide array of cultural, educational and social activities and events. Approved pets are allowed in residents’ apartments and outdoor courtyards.

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Features
  • Nursing care available 24/7
  • Scheduled transportation for medical appointments and group outings

Danberry at Inverness

Danberry at Inverness is a smaller community consisting of 48 private studio and one-bedroom residences that offers a wide array of activities, events and amenities. Residents can choose between restaurant-style dining, casual fare in the bistro and in-room meal delivery, with customized menu options available. The community features a saltwater pool, gym, spa and beauty salon/barbershop where seniors can stay fit and enjoy some pampering. Other amenities include an on-site arts studio and theater. A nurse is available 24/7, and residents can receive one-on-one health care services from visiting doctors, dentists, therapists and podiatrists.

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Features
  • Diabetic and low salt meals available
  • Pets are welcome both outside and inside the facility

Gardens of Pelham

Conveniently located off I-65 North near Oak Mountain Park, Gardens of Pelham offers a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Staff members personalize each resident’s care, making adjustments as changes occur and providing personal assistance as needed. This small, 16-apartment community offers private or shared studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences. Apartments feature private baths with walk-in showers and emergency response systems that instantly connect residents with 24-hour staff. The culinary team prepares made-from-scratch meals each day, which are served family-style in the dining room. Small pets are allowed.

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Features
  • Housekeeping and laundry service available
  • Full calendar of life-enhancing activities

Brookdale University Park

Brookdale University Park is included on this 10-best list due to its Optimum Life® and Celebrations programs, which promote an inclusive way of life for all assisted living residents. The community also offers exceptional assisted living amenities and services. Brookdale’s on-site activities change daily, and personalized care services are adjusted to meet the changing needs of each resident. The monthly calendar is filled with inspired dining and engaging activities, including themed meals and special events that highlight different cuisines and cultures.

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Features
  • Business center with computers and internet service
  • Guests welcome for meals and overnight visits

Galleria Woods

Nestled on 20 wooded acres in the prestigious Riverchase area of Birmingham, Galleria Woods offers various accommodation options, including private and shared one- and two-bedroom apartments. Detached homes are also available. The community has a full calendar of engaging events and numerous services and amenities that help enhance residents’ overall physical, psychological and social well-being. Seniors can benefit from an array of wellness amenities, including an on-site outdoor heated pool, fitness center, golf course and hiking trails. The community also features a general store and coffee shop and provides transportation services.

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Features
  • Initial and ongoing customized care assessments
  • On-site health care services available

SummerHouse Grayson Valley

SummerHouse Grayson Valley strives to create a balanced combination of amenities, personalized care and lifestyle programs to enhance residents’ overall experience. Seniors enjoy the freedom to choose their daily activities with the security of knowing staff members are always available to provide support as needed. SummerHouse residents enjoy a distinctive dining experience that features original culinary creations and traditional dishes and table-side service. The community also gives seniors a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom suites.

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Legacy Ridge Trussville

Legacy Ridge Trussville provides dedicated assisted living services, including regular wellness assessments, help with daily living activities, medication management and transportation. The skilled culinary team creates hearty, nutritious fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and residents can opt for room service in their studio or one-bedroom apartment or gather with their peers in the dining room at mealtime. On-site amenities include a hair salon, soda shop and theater room, and seniors can also enjoy the community's landscaped courtyards and enclosed veranda.

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