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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 6, 2022

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Ideal for seniors looking for an affordable beach retirement city, Jacksonville has a cost of living that’s lower than most average cities across the nation. Seniors budgeting their expenses will also find groceries and health care less costly than the national average, and housing costs are nearly 20% lower than the state average.

The average assisted living cost in Jacksonville is $4,660, which is just $160 more than the national average and $660 more than the state average. However, Florida is one of the most tax-friendly states for seniors to live in. The state lacks income tax on Social Security benefits, pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement income. There is also no inheritance tax or real estate taxes for families of seniors in long-term care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Jacksonville, FL

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Jacksonville is $4,660 per month, more than both the state average of $4,000 and the national average of $4,500. Panama City is one location with a higher assisted living cost at $5,081 per month. Pensacola and Miami have similar costs at $4,323 and $4,385 per month, respectively. Orlando facilities have the same average cost as the national average at $4,000.

  • Jacksonville: $4,660
  • Florida: $4,000
  • United States: $4,500
  • Pensacola: $4,323
  • Panama City: $5,081
  • Orlando: $4,000
  • Miami: $4,385

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Jacksonville, FL

Assisted living is just one type of long-term care option in Jacksonville. Those who prefer to delay residential care can choose in-home care at $4,481 per month or add medical care with home health care for an additional $286 per month. Minimal assistance during the daytime hours only is provided via adult day health care at $1,625 per month, while nursing homes offer the most comprehensive care, with a semiprivate room costing $8,213 and a private room starting at $8,882.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,660
  • In-Home Care: $4,481
  • Home Health Care: $4,767
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,625
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $8,213
  • Nursing Homes Facility (private room): $8,882

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Jacksonville, FL

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Jacksonville, FL

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Florida.

Free Resources for Seniors in Jacksonville, FL

Seniors in Jacksonville have access to several organizations that help provide information on assisted living. These organizations also can provide assistance with insurance counseling, home and community-based services and case management.




Department of Elder Affairs (850) 414-2999 The Florida Department of Elder Affairs promotes the safety, health and well-being of older adults throughout the state of Florida. The department offers a variety of services, including an elder helpline, housing, community service, transportation, caregiving, elder protection, senior companions and food assistance.
Senior Resource Association (772) 569-0760 The Senior Resource Association is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors live long and productive lives. Programs offered through this organization include meals, transportation, guardianship, information and referrals, health and fitness and adult enrichment.
Senior Resource Alliance

(800) 963-5337

The Senior Resource Alliance is a nonprofit that serves seniors aged 60 years of age and older through planning, coordination, development and evaluation of programs and services. The alliance offers insurance counseling, housing, food, caregiving and utility assistance.
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

(727) 319-7440

The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs helps men and women who’ve served in the military locate the programs and services that provide the most benefit. The Aid and Attendance Housing Benefit is one program that pays reimbursements for services used in long-term care.
Florida Council on Aging

(850) 222-8877

The Florida Council on Aging provides educational opportunities, information sharing, advocacy, and a list of publications and resources of interest to seniors in the state. One service — the long-term care ombudsman — helps protect the health and safety of seniors in long-term care.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Jacksonville, FL

Assisted Living Communities in Jacksonville are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Jacksonville, FL

Brookdale Atrium Way

Just minutes from the airport and local beaches, Brookdale Atrium Way offers a home-like community that encourages social connections and staying active. Staff is available 24/7 to help with medication management, housekeeping and personal grooming. A general store is available for purchasing small gifts and necessities, and the small cafe and private dining room is ideal for entertaining guests. There is also a library, an arts and craft studio and a greenhouse for those with existing hobbies or seniors interested in something new. Social activities include games and billiards, bingo and exercise classes. 

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Sunrise of Jacksonville

Sunrise of Jacksonville has over 30 years of experience in providing excellent care for seniors who need assistance with daily living. With over three acres of property, the community has walking paths and benches for enjoying the outdoors and the Florida weather. Monthly wellness visits are provided by a licensed on-staff nurse and daily exercise is offered in the on-site fitness center. The community has its own bus for transportation around the city and for day trips. This community ranks in our top 10 for its consistent individual care and signature Sunrise dining. 

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  • Recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality award by the American Healthcare Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.
  • Mansion-style community with second and third-floor balconies

Camellia at Deerwood

Camellia at Deerwood offers studio, one- and two-bedroom units with a full kitchen or kitchenette and each unit has either a patio or balcony. Housekeeping, with linen service, and maintenance are included as is personalized assistance. With a resort-like feel, this upscale facility has an on-site swimming pool, theatre and a small bistro for entertaining friends. Regular activities include card games, board games and billiards. Residents can enjoy frequent outings to nearby points of interest and shopping.

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Wyndham Lakes

Located on the south side of Jacksonville on over 19 acres, Wyndham Lakes is a quiet community with an expansive courtyard for enjoying the outdoors. The community offers over 150 activities per month, including historic trivia, gardening, crafts, reading groups, exercise and computer classes. There is an on-site beauty and barber shop and resident transportation. The facility ranks top on our list of assisted living communities due to its year-round community events and beautifully-landscaped facility. 

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The Windsor at San Pablo

The Windsor at San Pablo offers beautifully decorated one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and an emergency call system for those who need immediate help. Residents can take part in art lessons, group games, chair aerobics and walking clubs. There is an on-site theater, a well-stocked library and a large courtyard. This facility ranks in our top 10 list due to the friendly staff and the resort-like atmosphere.

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Sunrise of Jacksonville

Sunrise of Jacksonville is conveniently located near the center of town close to St. Vincent's Southside hospital, multiple eateries and the St. Johns River. The community hosts regular events for the residents, including cooking challenges and outings to nearby attractions. The community has upscale furnishings and a Sunrise Signature dining room that creates the feel of restaurant-style eating.

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  • Social and educational programs for families
  • Trained staff available 24-hours a day

Brookdale Southside

Brookdale Southside is located in a quiet residential community close to the St. Vincent Medical Center and the Southside Square Shopping Center. The grounds include a small lake close by with a walking path that is ideal for seniors who enjoy the outdoors. Other amenities include a library, a gym, a computer room and an on-site swimming pool. This community ranks in the top 10 due to its spacious rooms and constant activities, including exercise classes, board games, trivia and bingo. 

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Atria Park of San Pablo

Located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine along the Intracoastal Waterway, Atria Park of San Pablo is close to shops and beaches, which provide seniors with plenty of things to see and do. The community schedules over 200 activities each month, including birthday parties, exercise classes, movie nights and art classes, and there is an on-site salon and barber shop, a physical therapy room and a library. 

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  • Private dining room available for special occasions
  • Town car and concierge services available

The Windsor at Ortega

Named the best assisted living facility of Jacksonville by The Folio 500 in 2018, The Windsor of Ortega is an upscale community with a variety of residential floorplans, including one and two-bedroom apartments, and in-room kitchenettes. An on-site theater is used for movie nights and the spacious garden and patio is ideal for afternoon walks or socializing with friends. The community also has a coffee shop, a computer room and an on-site beauty and barber shop.

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Augustine Landing

Augustine Landing provides the feel of apartment-style living in a quiet residential neighborhood. A spacious library with couches and chairs provide residents a comfortable place to relax and read, and a game room is available with board games for those who enjoy friendly competition. There's also a theater with a large screen TV for movie nights and each room has a small patio for enjoying the outdoors in private. 

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