In 1894, Delray Beach was purchased by a congressman as an investment for the coming railway. The U.S. Post Office changed the name to Delray in 1898. Seniors can still visit Cason Cottage and other historic buildings from the same era. Those looking for quiet reflection can find it at the Morikami Japanese Gardens, while theater lovers can attend events at the Wick Theater and Costume Museum.
Over 69,000 people live in modern Delray Beach, Florida, and 24% of them are seniors 65 or over. For many, the main draw is the weather. With an annual temperature range of 57-90 degrees, the tropical climate gives seniors an opportunity to enjoy the beach year-round.
The cost of living in the Palm Beach County community is on par with the state average but 11% higher than the U.S. average. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018, assisted living facilities in Delray Beach average $3,620 per month, which is much cheaper than the U.S. average of $4,000 and slightly higher than the state average of $3,500.
Note: Delray Beach, Florida, wasn't included in the survey, so information for the nearest city, Port St. Lucie, was used instead.
Browse through our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Delray Beach to find one that meets your needs.
Grand Villa of Delray West
5859 Heritage Park Way
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Located just a few miles away from the beach, Grand Villa of Delray West is an upscale senior living community. With a pool, courtyards and gazebos, its residents have plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors. Residents can also take advantage of the community's many indoor amenities, which include a TV room, gym and library. At the on-site beauty salon and barbershop, seniors can get the pampering they deserve. Seniors can choose between private or companion apartments with in-unit kitchenettes and screened porches. Each apartment is equipped with a number of safety features, including grab bars and emergency call systems.
Symphony at Delray Beach
4840 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Symphony at Delray Beach is surrounded by shopping centers, restaurants and other amenities. Seniors can choose from a variety of studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans, some with private patios or balconies. Chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style in the community's three dining rooms, and residents can entertain guests in the private dining room. At the full-service bar, residents can sip wine and cocktails with their friends. Other luxurious amenities at Symphony at Delray Beach include a full-service salon, fitness center and movie theater. For fresh air and sunshine, seniors can visit any of the three landscaped courtyards.
Sonata Delray Beach
8020 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Easily accessible from Florida's Turnpike, Sonata Delray Beach offers assisted living and memory care services in a homelike environment not far from the Atlantic Coast. Care is customized to each senior's needs and nurses are available 24 hours a day. We've featured Sonata Delray Beach on our list of the city's best assisted living programs because of its innovative signature programs, including Live It Up!, which fosters seven aspects of wellness as defined by the International Council on Aging. Through this groundbreaking program, seniors have access to peer counseling, mindfulness exercises and a variety of engaging social activities.
Villa Of Kings & Queens of Delray
13415 Barwick Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Seniors over the age of 60 can spend their retirement years at Villa of Kings & Queens of Delray, which is located in the beautiful city of Delray Beach, Florida. It is a small, family-owned operation with a resident capacity of 10, which gives it a homelike feel. The staff includes licensed nurses for residents who need more specialized medical services. Residents can choose from semi-private and private room options, and care options such as assistance with activities of daily living and medication management are available. Weekly housekeeping is available for apartments, and courtesy transportation services can take residents to parks and other attractions around town.
2000 Lowson Boulevard
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Located just off Interstate 95 in Delray Beach, it's easy for friends and family members to visit Abbey Delray. Residents can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, and every apartment comes with a sunroom. The community's many outdoor amenities let residents take advantage of the South Florida weather. Seniors can swim laps in the pool, stroll through the butterfly garden or admire the fish in the koi pond. The indoor common areas, which include a well-stocked library, a formal dining room and lounges, have large windows that let in plenty of natural light.
The Carlisle Palm Beach
450 E. Ocean Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462
The Carlisle Palm Beach is located in Lantana, just steps away from the ocean and the Lantana Nature Preserve. To keep seniors safe and comfortable, each assisted living apartment has an emergency response system and individual climate control. The in-unit kitchenettes and balconies help seniors feel at home. Seniors can opt for daily or weekly housekeeping, as well as personal laundry services. We included The Carlisle Palm Beach in Delray Beach's top 10 because visitors are impressed by its resort-style amenities. The community's outdoor swimming pool makes it easy for seniors to enjoy Florida's sunshine. Some of the many indoor amenities include a spa, beauty salon and fitness center.
Brookdale West Boynton Beach
8220 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Brookdale West Boynton Beach is located in an upscale area of the city, near several country clubs. Residents enjoy access to plenty of on-site entertainment options, including a theater, game room and library. With an outdoor pool, greenhouse and walking paths, seniors can spend their days exploring the community's landscaped grounds. A 24-hour security system and daily check-ins provide peace of mind to residents and their loved ones. All of the community's floor plans include kitchenettes and plenty of storage space, and pets are welcome. When out-of-town family members come for a visit, they can stay in the convenient guest suites.
3061 Donnelly Drive
Lantana, FL 33462
Ranking high for its supportive, competent staff, Atria Meridian earned a spot on our list of best assisted living facilities in the Delray Beach area. Managed by a team with more than 90 years of combined experience in senior care, the community offers an active, independent lifestyle complemented with discreet 24-hour support. Vibrant living amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, beautiful courtyards, shuffleboard court, alfresco dining area, library, salon and spa. Secure, comfortable accommodation options include studio and one- or two-bedroom apartments, equipped with individual thermostat controls and emergency alert systems. Located just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach and an hour's drive away from Miami, Atria Meridian regularly organizes group outings to interesting recreational venues.
Vi at Lakeside Village
2792 Donnelly Dr.
Lantana, FL 33462
Vi at Lakeside Village combines the comfort of neighborhood living and resort-style amenities with the security of continuing care. The facility's luxury, pet-friendly apartments include contemporary kitchens, emergency call systems and spacious bathrooms designed with built-in safety features. We've named Vi at Lakeside Village to our list of the area's best assisted living facilities thanks to its exceptional dining program, which offers seasonal menus that often include entrees with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The facility's chefs are specially trained at the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America, and everything is made from scratch. Vi at Lakeside Village is just a short drive from Atlantic Coast beaches and is easily accessible via Interstate 95.
6061 Palmetto Circle N.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Veranda Club is nestled in an upscale neighborhood in Boca Raton. We've included this community because its private apartments are well-reviewed by visitors. Each apartment has a private screened veranda where seniors can enjoy South Florida's sunny weather. Seniors' apartments also feature walk-in closets, in-unit laundry facilities and full-sized appliances in the kitchens. Personal security systems in each apartment and emergency call buttons help keep residents safe. Veranda Club provides many luxury amenities, including a spa, a dance floor and a heated outdoor pool. On-site religious services, including Shabbat services, are available to all residents.