Memphis, Tennessee, is located on the southwest corner of Tennessee along the Mississippi and Wolf rivers. It's one of the best metropolitan areas for an active retirement with its bustling commerce, media and entertainment industries. Seniors residing in communities within the city get a chance to experience its great diversity and rich cultural history.
The city's prominent music and food scene make it one of the best places for retirees. Seniors here can explore attraction sites such as the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park and the Memphis Zoo, museums and art centers, the Mississippi River, and dozens of festivals hosted in the city throughout the year. Memphis in May hosts the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest, one of the largest and most vibrant festivals of its kind in the world.
In addition to these attractions, residents have access to quality healthcare with reputable care providers such as the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare operating in the region. The cost of healthcare is 30% higher than the national average, but housing costs are 55% percent less than the national average. This is reflected in the cost of assisted living in Memphis— $3,585, a figure lower than the national average of $4,004, and the state median of $3,920.
If you're thinking of retiring in Memphis, check out our list of top 10 assisted living facilities in the city to see if any are right for you.
The Pointe at Kirby Gate
6480 Quince Rd.
Memphis, TN 38119
Seniors age 62 and older can live with dignity and independence at The Pointe at Kirby Gate's assisted living facilities. Full medical care, from medication management to hospice, is balanced by continual access to activities both on and off-site. Wellness and nutrition classes, games and regular outings are offered. Each private apartment comes equipped with a dinette, cable and Wi-Fi. Daily housekeeping, laundry and linen service is included. We featured The Pointe at Kirby Gate because they ranked highly for creating a welcoming, personalized environment designed to meet the needs of each resident.
The Glenmary at Evergreen
1550 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Located minutes from downtown Memphis, The Glenmary at Evergreen provides both independent and assisted living options for its residents. Choose from a studio, one, two or three-bedroom apartment, or a companion suite. The facility, situated in historic Midtown Memphis, is close to the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park — perfect for a special trip when family visits. Residents can go for walks in the dedicated green space adjacent to the facility, take out books from the library or receive personalized beauty/barber services at the salon.
Belmont Village Memphis
6605 Quail Hollow Road
Memphis, TN 38120
Residents can stay healthy and active while receiving a consistently high level of care at Belmont Village Memphis. Companion suites, one-bedroom or studio apartments are available, and all come furnished with kitchenettes and include housekeeping, laundry and cleaning services. Residents can visit the hair salon, grab a coffee in the lounge area or do some gardening outside. Some seniors receive physical, occupational or speech therapies on-site, and an on-call nurse is available 24-hours a day.
Carriage Court of Memphis
1645 W Massey Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
Carriage Court of Memphis provides residents with a high quality of care coupled with a range of amenities and services. Rooms come outfitted with cable and optional emergency call systems. Residents can choose from companion suites, studio or one-bedroom apartments. Seniors can focus on self-care and quiet time by taking books from the library or getting a haircut at the beauty/barbershop. We included Carriage Court of Memphis on our Top 10 list because of the facility's award-winning programs: Wellness Everyday™, Dining for Wellness™ and Brain Health University™.
Heritage at Irene Woods
4580 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125
Heritage at Irene Woods is located at the southeast corner of Forest Hill-Irene Road and Tennessee 385 and only a walking distance from Germantown and Collierville. Its location offers residents convenient access to a variety of retail services, shopping centers, restaurants, golf courses and the Memphis International Airport. The Methodist Le Bonheur and Baptist Memorial hospitals are also minutes away. The facility caters to seniors with a variety of needs, including those who need help with daily living tasks such as housekeeping, meal preparation, medication management and personal care.
The Village at Primacy Place
6015 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119
The Village at Primacy Place is a vibrant community that offers social, life-enriching activities to allow senior assisted living residents to connect with friends and family. Residents enjoy the comfort of home while receiving personalized assistance with their daily activities as needed. They can choose between studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans with kitchenettes and many utilities covered, including individually controlled heating and air conditioning. With housekeeping and laundry service handled by staff, residents have plenty of time to enjoy the facility's amenities, which include a fitness center, library, theater and beauty barbershop. Seniors can also create fulfilling experiences by participating in the numerous planned activities and social events available on-site and off-site.
Legacy Assisted Living & Memory Care at Lenox Park
6551 Knight Arnold Road Ext.
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 692 9260
Residents at the Legacy Assisted Living & Memory Care at Lenox Park enjoy active, fun living within a homelike atmosphere. Located in the heart of beautiful and bustling Memphis city, the facility is easy to access and provides ample parking for residents and guests. Residents explore various amenities, planned activities, and life-enrichment programs designed to keep them engaged and entertained. A fitness room, a beauty/barbershop, a picturesque garden, a patio, housekeeping and laundry services, and an emergency system are just some of the amenities available. Caregivers offer personal assistance with activities of daily living and coordinate seniors' medical appointments.
6301 Village Grove Drive
Memphis, TN 38115
Residents at Kennington Pointe have access to resort-style amenities for a comfortable, luxurious way of life. The facility's buildings are inspired by Southern Colonial architecture, which highlights the embodiment of southern living. The compassionate staff provides aid and assistance at any time of day, including help with medication management, transfer assistance, and personal care and hygiene. Residents can choose between studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all featuring kitchenettes or full kitchens, smoke detectors and emergency response systems. For fun and ongoing stimulation, there are ample on-site and off-site activities.
Kirby Pines Estates
3535 Kirby Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Located in southeastern Memphis and resting on a 60-acre parcel, Kirby Pines Estates assisted living community offers residents an active lifestyle within a secure and serene gated community setting. The facility provides different levels of care, with assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation services included. Residents can decide whether to reside in apartments or detached homes, both featuring in-room kitchens and emergency call systems. Seniors here have plenty of time to explore the facility's amenities, including bike and hiking trails, fishing lake, raised garden plots, an indoor pool and a fitness center.
2180 Mangum Road
Memphis, TN 38134
The Foxbridge assisted living community is an ideal place for a relaxing, fun retirement. The facility is set in an 8-acre gated campus with a beautiful landscape that features a fishing pond, walking trails, gardens and patios, offering residents an ideal resting place to spend their senior years. Residents receive personal assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and medication management, and meal preparation and housekeeping services are also available. Activities include day trips and tours, pool tournaments, cooking groups, line dancing classes and art sessions. Residents are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible to keep their minds and muscles active.