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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 31, 2022
Crestview is a city in Okaloosa County, about 50 minutes northeast of Pensacola and conveniently located by I-10. Its population grew by 22.7% between 2010 and 2020, making it one of Florida’s fastest-growing cities and now home to 27,000+ residents, 10.9% of whom are seniors.
While the city enjoys the same senior-friendly climate that’s earned Florida its nickname, The Sunshine State, there are some features found in Crestview that outshine other Floridian cities. For example, the water quality is of an exceptionally high standard, there are more physicians per capita than the national average and it’s home to the high-performing North Okaloosa Medical Center. The average cost of living is also below Florida’s average, which helps residents get more value for their dollar.
The results of Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey show the typical senior in Crestview pays $4,924 per month for assisted living, which is above the state average of $4,000 and the country’s $4,500. However, Crestview isn’t the costliest city for assisted living in the Panhandle. Panama City is the most expensive, with an average monthly fee of $157 more than Crestview.
If Crestview has piqued your interest, check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities serving seniors throughout the area.
Operated by a private nonprofit, the purpose of Crestview Manor is to provide affordable assisted living to seniors with low incomes. Staff encourages residents to optimize their activities to improve health and fitness and assist with bathing and dressing as required. Meals are served three times per day in the dining room, and there's a community kitchen where residents have unlimited access to coffee, water and tea throughout the day. Residents look after their own rooms, but housekeeping assistance is available. The facility organizes social activities, including Bingo, crafts and regular outdoor outings.
The Blake at Miramar Beach
The Blake at Miramar Beach is usefully close to Highway 98, meaning the attractions of Pensacola and Panama City are within 80 minutes. The facility is close to many shopping centers, restaurants and the beach from which it gets its name. Residents have a choice of studio and one and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms, cleaned regularly by housekeepers. Licensed and registered nurses are on-site 24/7 to help with activities of daily living and manage residents' medications. Devotional services and Catholic communion help meet residents' spiritual needs, and physical well-being is encouraged through the facility's fitness and balance classes.
Crescent Park Village
Crescent Park Village makes our list because it backs onto a forest, significantly reducing excess noise while also being within walking distance of numerous restaurants and medical facilities. These include North Okaloosa Medical Center, a chemist, specialists in vascular treatments and eye and skin care specialists. The facility's amenities include a beauty salon/barbershop, an accessible spa tub, a library and a large porch with plenty of seating to enjoy the forest-facing views. Rooms have bathrooms with accessible showers, emergency call systems and individually controlled thermostats. Staff is available 24/7 to help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and medication assistance.
BeeHive Homes of Niceville
BeeHive Homes of Niceville is set within a peaceful residential area that's only a short walk from several medical facilities and the beautiful Rocky Bayou State Park. It's also a short journey to several houses of worship and shopping facilities. All residents have their own rooms with private bathrooms fitted with safety features, such as grab bars. Meals are dietician-approved and freshly prepared by the chef to be served in the homelike dining room. For the safety and health of residents, the facility is smoke-free. A nail and hair salon is also available to help residents look and feel their best.
Brookdale Bluewater Bay
Brookdale Bluewater Bay has a peaceful setting among mature trees, yet it's only a short walk from dentists, podiatrists, banks and restaurants. It's also less than 15 minutes from Twin Cities Hospital. Residents can choose from a range of suites, all with private bathrooms and some with sitting rooms and direct doors to the courtyard. Meals are freshly-prepared and served three times daily in the dining room, and there's a private dining room for residents to eat with visiting family and friends. For recreation, there's a fireside living room, beauty salon and exercise classes. Staff is on-site 24/7 to help with activities of daily living.
Twin Cities Pavilion
Twin Cities Pavilion is in the heart of a popular district flush with shopping centers, houses of worship, restaurants and parks and is only about five minutes from Twin Cities Hospital. It's managed by a private nonprofit dedicated to making assisted living more affordable for low-income seniors. At Twin Cities Pavilion, there's a strong emphasis on encouraging residents to do what they can, such as cleaning their rooms and doing laundry. However, this isn't imposed, as the staff is on hand to help. Double occupancy and private rooms with private bathrooms are available, and there's no charge for residents using the facility's room furniture.
Forming part of the Air Force Enlisted Village, Hawthorn House joins our list because it's not only a community in itself but part of a larger purpose-built community. Hawthorn House sits within landscaped grounds with walking paths protected by lush trees. Staff provides 24/7 assistance with daily living tasks, and there are limited nursing services when prescribed by the resident's physician. The residents comprise military widows and retirees and some active duty dependents. Apartments are spacious, with wheelchair-accessible private bathrooms, and housekeeping is weekly. There are regular fitness classes, a well-stocked library, a coffee bar and a hair and nail salon provided by a third party.
Brookdale Destin sits within landscaped grounds shielded by secure trees and is beside a fishing pond it shares with the surrounding residential community. There are several medical providers and pharmacists only a few minutes away, including Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Hospital. Residents' physical, emotional and psychological well-being is well served by the facility's many amenities, including an outdoor pool, beauty and barbershop, game room, library and arts and crafts studio. The facility has 1 and 2-bedroom accommodations with kitchens and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. Healthy, diet-friendly meals are chef-prepared daily and served in the dining room.
Meridian at Westwood
Meridian of Westwood's location provides its residents with views over a golf course and is right across the road from Fort Walton-Destin Hospital and a care clinic. The senior community's assisted living area provides staff around the clock to help residents with activities of daily living, assist with medications and organize numerous recreational pursuits. These include classes in the fitness center, live events in the theater and on-site and off-site devotional services. There's a swimming pool and spa, golf putting green and a library. One and two-bedroom apartments are available, all with private bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms.
Brookdale Fort Walton Beach
Brookdale Fort Walton Beach is situated within landscaped grounds that back onto a lake surrounded by mature trees. It's conveniently close to shopping areas and minutes from Fort Walton-Destin Hospital. For recreation, residents can spend time in the courtyard and garden, use the greenhouse, relax in the library and the fireside living room and play the piano in the common room. Meals are chef-prepared and served in the dining room, with a private dining room available for family events. Staff is on-site 24/7 to help with activities of daily living, and all private and shared rooms have private bathrooms.