Located in the South Plains region, Lubbock, Texas, is an economic, health-care and educational hub. The city was the hometown of rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly, and seniors with the desire to retire in an area with a thriving music and arts scene will find that here. Whether it's a mega performance at the United Supermarkets Arena or a tribute show at the Cactus Theater, there are many music events to enjoy.
Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, which features a Lifelong Learning Institute for seniors. Traffic is virtually nonexistent, and seniors have an abundant choice of recreational activities and attractions, including hiking and picnicking at the Guadalupe National Park or the Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the nation. Residents enjoy warm weather year-round, which is good news for golfers since Lubbock is home to Rawls Golf Course, the best golf course in Texas, according to Golfing Advisor.
The city has a low cost of living and low assisted living costs. The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019 shows that the average cost of assisted living in Lubbock is $3,300, a figure lower than the national average of $4,051 and Texas state median of $3,750.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Lubbock to see if any are right for you.
Brookdale Remington Park
5301 66th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Just a few blocks away from its namesake park, Brookdale Remington Park offers its seniors plenty of off-site activities to enjoy, such as shopping centers, grocery stores and local eateries, and that's just one reason it starts off this top 10 list of assisted living facilities in Lubbock. Residents can choose from studio or one-bedroom apartments which offer plenty of room as well as a kitchenette and private bathroom in each. A beautiful courtyard with gardens and a walking path is available, and nearby putting greens are there for those who enjoy an afternoon of golf. The community space is available to residents for rent to have a get-together or party for their loved ones.
Brookdale Shadow Hills
110 Frankford Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79416
Brookdale Shadow Hills is just a short distance from Shadow Hills Golf Course and offers residents a homelike atmosphere for a maintenance-free retirement. Residents can meet new friends and enjoy new things with an activity calendar that includes events such as card games in the game room and tending plants in the community garden. The Rewiring Ageing program provides classes for technology to help residents learn to navigate today's devices and use the internet to stay connected to family and friends. Another program offered at Brookdale Shadow Hills is Brain Fit, which provides residents with a weekly brain fitness workout to help preserve cognitive function.
The Legacy at South Plains
10711 Indiana Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79423
Located between the Fox Ridge and Orchard Park neighborhoods, The Legacy at South Plains offers residents a peaceful, quiet atmosphere. Housekeeping services are available for all residents, and a registered nurse is on staff 24 hours a day to handle medical care and emergencies so seniors and their family members can rest easy knowing someone is always available. The studio apartments offer keyless entry system to make it easy for residents to access their rooms and to provide extra security, and the walk-in closet and kitchenettes provide plenty of storage space.
Carillon LifeCare Community
1717 Norfolk Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79416
Carillon LifeCare Community is the official retirement community of Texas Tech athletes and is near the University Medical Center so residents are close to the medical care they need. With four restaurant-style dining areas including a bistro, a cafe and a 1950s style diner, this facility provides healthy meals — such as gluten free options — as well as coffee and cocktail hours for socialization. Amenities that are offered for the residents include a pool, a fitness room, a spa, a library and a general store.
8609 Boston Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79423
Mackenzie Place is an assisted living facility designed to make residents feel like they're at home and is located near the neighborhoods of University Pines and Waters, which offer a movie theater and restaurants nearby. A dedicated fitness program and facilities on-site help seniors continue to make health a priority, and the staff plans activities such as arts and crafts and organizes field trips to keep residents active and engaged with neighbors and the larger Lubbock community. Prepared meals can be enjoyed in the shared dining room which is set up to encourage conversation.
5501 34th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
Just across the street from Mahon Park, Tanglewood Village has a quiet, residential feel and keeps residents in a homey environment. This facility has colorful, bright decor throughout for an upbeat, cheery atmosphere, and semi-private and private rooms are available with spacious showers for those with mobility issues. Residents can enjoy an ice cream treat in the afternoon as well as their choice of several snacks throughout the day. Outside, the landscaped grounds and garden let residents enjoy the blooming flowers and give them the opportunity to exercise their green thumbs.
SouthHaven Assisted Living
4613 66th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414
Located just two blocks east of Leroy Elmore Park, SouthHaven Assisted Living facility provides residents the combination of a homelike atmosphere and skilled medical staff nearby at all times. Residents are provided three well-rounded, nutritious meals every day, as well as snacks, and a full-service laundry and daily housekeeping are available. The facility includes a den with a TV as part of its common spaces, and a beauty salon on-site means residents can just go down the hall for regular appointments. SouthHaven Assisted Living keeps a packed activities calendar, including bingo games, nondenominational church services and musical programs.
Promiseland Assisted Living
3314 40th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
Promiseland Assisted Living is nestled between the Wheelock and Maegan neighborhoods and offers an environment that lets residents maintain as much independence as possible while still providing 24-hour supervision on-site. Some of the activities seniors at this facility can enjoy include church services, board games with neighbors and interacting with other residents in the common spaces. Homestyle meals are provided for seniors, and the staff can also accommodate special diets and dietary restrictions. We included Promiseland Assisted Living in the top 10 facility's list for Lubbock because of its homelike atmosphere and dedicated staff.
Fountain Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care
6317 112th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Residents of Fountain Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care enjoy easy access to Route 62 and the farm views provided by the Blarney Stone Equestrian Center located right across the street. This facility offers seniors personalized care with activities and daily plans centered around their individual needs and interests, and there is plenty of room to engage with neighbors in the common area or spend a quiet afternoon alone in the spacious rooms. All the meals offered at this community are home-cooked and approved by a dietitian to ensure they are promoting residents' health, and a 24-hour security system with monitoring helps ensure seniors' safety and peace of mind.
Isle at Raider Ranch
6806 43rd Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
Isle at Raider Ranch keeps residents in a quiet, residential community and is conveniently located near shopping, McAllister Park and Route 62. This resort-style community has many amenities that contribute to its all-inclusive feel, including a billiards room, an indoor heated pool, a fitness center, a salon and spa, a business center and a cafe. Outside, residents can enjoy the sprawling landscaped grounds, which include three courtyards designed for walking and enjoying the flowers and scenery, private garages and on-site parking for residents. Apartment layouts include one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and have full kitchens with energy-efficient stainless-steel appliances. Isle at Raider Ranch is included on this top 10 list for its full-service environment, attentive staff and luxury accommodations.