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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 12, 2023

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Lake City can be an appealing retirement location for seniors who enjoy fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. True to its name, the city offers many places to live with beautiful waterfront views. Lake City is home to almost 12,500 people, and more than 16% are seniors aged 65 years and up.

Lake City is a smart choice for retirees who love warm, sunny weather. The area gets zero inches of snow each year, and winters are quite mild with an average low of 42 degrees in January. Lake City also boasts a low cost of living — residents pay less for housing, transportation, groceries and other necessities compared to many Florida cities.

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the cost of assisted living in Lake City is $2,350. That’s $2,150 less than the national average of $4,500 and $1,650 less than Florida’s average of $4,000, making Lake City a great option for those on a budget.

 Note: Data for Lake City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Gainesville, was used instead.

This guide provides information about the top nine assisted living facilities in Lake City to help you pick the one that’s best for you.

Grande Cypress Assisted Living Facility

Located on Jewel Lake, Grande Cypress Assisted Living Facility is a 35-bed community that offers a cozy and homelike feel. In addition to help with daily activities, this facility provides healthy meals and snacks, transportation to medical appointments and complete cleaning services for every room. The facility is a few minutes away from HCA Florida Lake City Hospital and other health care providers.

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WillowBrook Assisted Living

We included WillowBrook Assisted Living for its three spacious dining rooms with views of nature and wildlife. Residents have 24-hour access to compassionate caregivers and a dedicated health care team. For fun, seniors can enjoy ice cream socials, outdoor barbecues, concerts and outings to local events. This facility is set minutes away from Alligator Lake and Lake City VA Medical Center.

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  • Alligator Lake and Lake City VA Medical Center. Living room with fireplace and piano
  • Full daily schedule of exciting activities

WillowCreek Assisted Living & Memory Care

WillowCreek Assisted Living is located near HCA Florida Lake City Hospital and provides fast access to Interstate 75, popular restaurants and many shopping opportunities. Residents will find plenty of things to do, including bingo, exercise classes, bible studies and walks around the campus nature trails. Many units include a kitchenette with a refrigerator for seniors who like to prepare their own meals. Other amenities include a library, beauty shop and TV room where residents can relax and socialize.

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Advent Christian Village

We included Advent Christian Living because the facility offers affordable senior living options for retirees of limited financial means. This 40-bedroom community is located near the Copeland Community Center as well as several pharmacies and stores. Residents are welcome to personalize rooms with their own furniture to make their space truly feel like home. This facility offers exciting amenities such as a woodworking shop, community gardens, pontoon rides and a 3-mile nature trail where seniors can enjoy biking or bird watching.

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Rising Oaks Assisted Living

Rising Oaks Assisted Living is just minutes away from Interstate 10 and Highway 129, making it convenient for friends and family to come for a visit. This modern community offers kind and cheerful caregivers who provide assistance with all activities of daily living. Residents can play a game of pool in the lounge, try a new look in the on-site salon or enjoy fine dining in the beautifully decorated dining room.

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Plantation Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

Plantation Oaks is a state-of-the-art assisted living facility with on-site pharmacy services, dedicated physical therapists and many other conveniences. Residents can select their favorite meals from a rotating menu that offers plenty of delicious options. The community is pet-friendly and welcomes guests to visit family in the cozy private dining room. This facility is located off of Highway 27 and only minutes away from restaurants and stores.

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  • Three assisted living floor plans available
  • Emergency call response system in every room

Mayflower Assisted Living

Mayflower Assisted Living was included in this list because the facility offers a low resident-to-caregiver ratio, ensuring that seniors receive the time and attention they deserve. The facility features a family-style dining room, personalized entertainment options and flat-rate pricing with no surprise fees. It is situated near High Springs Civic Center Park and a shopping center with a variety of stores.

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The Windsor of Gainesville

The Windsor of Gainesville is located down the road from UF Health Springhill Hospital, restaurants and grocery stores. This facility made our list because it offers award-winning care in an attractive luxury setting. Meals are planned by expert dietitians and prepared by Gold Leaf Chefs, so residents have plenty of appealing dining options every day. For fun, seniors can enjoy group games, live entertainment, group outings and cultural events.

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The Village at Gainesville

Residents of the Village at Gainesville receive a customized Vitality Plan that's tailored to their unique individual preferences and needs. This 104-acre community features several walking trails, fitness center with professional trainers, computer learning center and outdoor tennis courts. Residents can dine at one of several on-site restaurants, check out live performances or exercise their creativity with woodworking, painting and crafts. The facility is a short drive from HCA Florida Senior Healthcare Center.

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