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Situated in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, Greenville offers a pleasant climate with warm summers, cool winters, more than an average amount of sunny days and only about 3 inches of snow per year. Besides having abundant opportunities for outdoor activities such as golfing, birdwatching, fishing and hiking, the area is rich in history and has a vibrant, eclectic downtown core with a trolley, boutique shopping and dining options and plenty of chances to explore.
Approximately 13.4% of Greenville’s overall population of slightly under 71,000 are senior citizens aged 65 and over. The average cost of assisted living in Greenville is $2,800, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, which is significantly lower than the national average of $4,300 as well as the average for the state of South Carolina of $3,988, making it a great choice for retirees seeking quality living on a budget.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Greenville County. Check them out to see if any are right for you.
Cascades Verdae is a pet-friendly 55+ community conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just blocks from the intersection of I-385 and I-85. Besides studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, detached homes are also available. Amenities include gourmet dining with a varied menu and table service, regular happy hours, an on-site fitness center with an indoor pool, a library and 24-hour staffing. With a resident capacity of 386, there are many opportunities to make new friends.
Greenville Place earned its place on our top 10 list because of its diverse and well-stocked activities calendar. Residents can participate in group shopping trips, join a walking or baking club, enjoy a holiday celebration with their peers, take an exercise class or work on arts and crafts projects. Skilled staff in the restaurant-style dining room are responsive to the dietary needs and preferences of residents Nutritional counseling is available as well. There is a large, well-appointed courtyard where residents and their furry friends can enjoy spending time outdoors. Studio and two-bedroom apartments are available.
Palmettos of Mauldin
We liked this facility for its resident-focused approach to promoting a good quality of life for seniors. Meals are prepared by trained chefs and registered dieticians, and each resident receives a customized care plan designed to meet their individual needs and preferences. Palmettos of Mauldin offers pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom units as well as companion suites.
The Legacy at Southpointe Drive
Residents of The Legacy at Southpointe Drive can choose between studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as companion suites. Individualized care plans are reassessed on a quarterly basis to monitor for any modifications that may need to be made. This facility uses the Clare Bridge Daily Path approach, which includes a minimum of six life-enriching programs and activities per day. Small pets are welcome here, and there is a big backyard for them to enjoy the outdoors in.
Those aged 55 and over can choose between studio apartments and companion suites at Pendleton Manor. All units are generously sized with private bathrooms, ample closet space and individual temperature controls. Residents receive customized assistance 24 hours per day with the routine aspects of daily living, including medication management, bathing, dressing and basic grooming. The restaurant-style dining room serves three chef-prepared, nutritionally balanced meals per day, and the kitchen staff is happy to accommodate special dietary needs.
The Gables on Pelham
Floor plans at The Gables on Pelham range from studios through two-bedroom apartments. All units are spacious with abundant natural light, individual heating and air conditioning controls, wall-to-wall carpeting and Wi-Fi. Small pets are welcome at this facility, and there are plenty of well-maintained outdoor walking trails where residents can take them for walks. Outdoor amenities also include a shaded courtyard, a porch with comfortable seating and raised beds where residents can grow flowers, vegetables and herbs. Indoor amenities include a beauty salon/barbershop, a library, a business center, a therapy room and a game room. Residents also enjoy personal concierge services, afternoon socials and outings to local restaurants and community attractions.
The Legacy at Hawthorne Park
We chose to include The Legacy at Hawthorne Park on our top 10 list because of the family-like atmosphere created by the skilled and caring staff. This facility offers two sizes of studio apartments, and all units feature designer finishes, walk-in closets, private baths and patios or balconies and are small pet-friendly. The extensive activities calendar is crafted around the needs and desires of the residents. Meals are tastefully prepared and presented and made from fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, and a Resident Food Council assists in making rotating menu decisions. Private catering services are available for personal festivities with family and friends.
Waterstone on Augusta
We especially liked this facility's location in an upscale residential neighborhood with easy access to Greenville's downtown district as well as its general layout that resembles a small village. Floor plans include studios, one- and two-bedroom units equipped with emergency response systems. Companion suites are available, and all apartments have basic cable and Wi-Fi. Small pets are welcome here. Activities include yoga, arts and crafts, group outings, games and cards, fitness classes and special interest clubs.
Windsor House is a pet-free facility with a resident capacity of 50, making it a good choice for those with allergies who are seeking a smaller community. Spacious shared and single studio apartments are available, and units are equipped with basic cable. Delicious and nutritious menu items are all approved by a registered dietician, and menus rotate every five weeks. There is a fireplace in the den where residents can enjoy conversation with peers or simply get lost in a good book while enjoying a cozy ambiance. Other amenities include a coffee shop, a beauty salon/barbershop and a private party space.
Oakview Park earned its place on our top 10 list thanks to its stellar dining program. The full-service on-site restaurant accommodates a wide variety of dietary restrictions and preferences, including low-salt, diabetic and high-calorie diets. The kitchen uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and all menu items are approved by a registered dietician. Residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom apartments, and small pets are welcome here.