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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 18, 2023

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The charming town feel and white sand beaches of Dunedin make it an ideal place to live. Of the 36,000 residents living in Dunedin, 36.3% are seniors over the age of 65 years old. Often dubbed the perfect retirement destination by locals, Dunedin provides plenty of opportunities for leisure outings, such as golf, bike riding, unique dining options and specialty shops. 

Though the overall cost of living in Dunedin is a bit higher when compared to state and U.S. averages, that is typical for a coastal town. However, it is worthy to note that Florida is a no income tax state for individuals, so monies saved on taxes may help make up for the extra costs of living. As for safety, the crime rate in Dunedin is considerably lower than average crime rates in both Florida and the United States. 

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey does not include care costs for Dunedin; however, it does offer typical care costs for Tampa. For this area, the average assisted living cost is $3,350, and that is $650 below the Florida average and around $1,000 lower than the U.S. average cost for this level of care. 

Note: Data for Dunedin was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tampa, was used instead.

This guide provides information regarding the assisted living facilities that we consider to be among the top 10 in the Dunedin area. 

Grand Villa of Dunedin

Grand Villa of Dunedin is a senior living community that celebrates personal independence while providing care and support tailored to the specific needs of each resident. Located minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Villa is surrounded by world-class medical centers, golfing and local restaurants. Residents are served their choices of three chef-prepared meals a day in the restaurant-style dining room. For resident living quarters, the facility houses studio and one-bedroom apartments or shared two-bedroom friendship suites. Grand Villa offers residents a multitude of social events and activities, such as fitness classes, hobby groups and leisure outings. There are also several comfortable indoor and outdoor sitting areas where residents can relax, socialize and read.

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Mease Life

Mease Life made our best 10 list for its mission to make resident life all about independence and personal choice. At Mease Life, residents determine their own schedule while receiving a helping hand with medications, basic personal care or whatever is needed. The community offers private studios, efficiencies and one-bedroom apartment floor plans. Residents are served three restaurant-style meals a day from multiple menu options. On-site doctor offices, fitness classes and social activities are elements of Mease Life's Seven Dimensions of Health program that promotes a full lifestyle and healthy aging. The facility features several activity and leisure areas, including a lounge, a salon, game areas and a library.

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  • A full activity and social calendar, including weekly happy hour
  • Screened-in balconies

Sunrise Gardens

Sunset Gardens is a 50-bed, family-owned assisted living community in the heart of downtown Dunedin. Each resident at Sunset Gardens receives personalized assistance with daily tasks so they can live a full, independent life in a comfortable, homelike atmosphere. The facility offers private studio and shared two-person suites. Residents can participate in a host of inside activities and enjoy the outdoor leisure areas and beautifully landscaped gardens. Health and fitness is encouraged with daily programs, such as a walking club and chair yoga classes. Residents are served three meals a day in the full-service dining hall, and snacks are served between mealtimes.

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Angels Senior Living in Dunedin

Angels Senior Living is a 43-bed retirement community offering assisted living in a caring, homelike atmosphere. Residents receive personalized assistance with basic needs so they can focus on staying active and living life to the fullest. Residents choose three nutritious meals a day from multiple selections, served in the restaurant-style dining room. A calendar of on-site activities, like exercise classes and lawn games, keeps residents socially engaged and physically active. Movie theater visits and sightseeing tours are just some examples of chaperoned off-site outings that give residents an exciting experience and change of scenery.

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Bayou Gardens Dunedin ALF

Bayou Gardens Dunedin ALF provides assisted living in a safe, residential area that is convenient to area hospitals, shopping and restaurants. The 50-bed facility takes pride in focusing on the individual resident's specific needs and interests in an environment that feels like home. Residents can choose from fully furnished private or shared suites, each with temperature control and emergency call buttons. Housekeeping and laundry services are also included. The facility serves three nutritional meals daily, with snacks in between. Residents can choose to participate in daily activities including exercise, music, crafts and games. The facility also offers several common areas, including two entertainment centers and a spacious patio.

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Elison Senior Living of Pinecrest

Elison Senior Living of Pinecrest is a senior living community about 25 minutes south of Dunedin that offers assisted living, along with other care level options. The facility sits on a well-manicured, landscaped 9-acre property where residents can enjoy the warm Florida climate. Residents can stay active, thanks to amenities like the heated pool, woodworking shop and computer room. Elison offers five different assisted living floor plans, including studios, one-bedroom apartments and shared two-bedroom apartments. Three chef-prepared meals are served in the all-day dining room, with a separate bistro pub for snacks and socializing. Community safety measures include safety-equipped bathrooms, pull cords and pendants.

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Grand Villa of Clearwater

Grand Villa of Clearwater, located about 5 miles from Dunedin, provides assisted living to seniors age 65 or older in a relaxing, resort-style setting. The 200-bed senior living community is situated on a 3-acre well-manicured property with gazebos and walking paths. The facility made our to 10 list because it uses the newest technologies in resident care that can involve telehealth sessions, care checklists, virtual communications with family and computerized medication ordering/management. Residents can choose from private studios, one-bedroom floor plans or shared two-bedroom apartments. The community provides three chef-prepared meals daily in the elegantly appointed, restaurant-style dining room. Engaging activities such as light exercise classes, bingo games and gardening club are planned daily to enrich body and mind.

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  • Off-site excursions to shopping and restaurants
  • Parties for birthdays and all occasions

Oak Manor Senior Living Community

Oak Manor Senior Living Community in Largo is located about 10 miles from the city of Dunedin. The facility makes our list for its beautifully maintained 16-acre property. Residents at Oak Manor have a number of choices when it comes to living quarters. Private floor plans range in size from studios to two-bedroom apartments and villas, and there are also semiprivate two-bedroom units. Oak Manor operates on an all-inclusive basis, meaning that the monthly rent automatically includes services and amenities such as meals, laundry, housekeeping and utilities. Residents can enjoy three meals a day in the Clubhouse Restaurant dining room or in the privacy of their apartment or villa.

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HarbourChase of Palm Harbor

HarborChase of Palm Harbor, located about 5 miles from Dunedin, is a luxury senior living community offering assisted living and various levels of senior care. Residents can enjoy a fine dining experience every day in the various upscale restaurants on the property, or they can take advantage of room service meals. HarborChase provides residents with a host of activities to engage the mind and keep the body healthy, such as art classes and exercise clubs. The facility offers private one-bedroom and shared apartments. In-room kitchenettes are available.

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  • Emergency call system
  • Resident transportation and parking spaces provided

Cabot Cove of Largo

Cabot Cove of Largo is a senior living community located about 9 miles south of Dunedin and only a 5-minute drive from top area hospitals. The 79-bed facility works to support each aspect of resident wellness, including maintaining an active social life, ensuring balanced nutrition and offering daily exercise options. Residents are served their choice of three home-cooked meals daily, with snack and drink options available all day. The facility provides fully furnished studio apartments, each with individual temperature control. Scheduled activities, such as crafting, lunch outings and music hour, keep residents engaged and active throughout the day.

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  • Safety system throughout community
  • On-site occupational, speech and physical therapy services