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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is a city of around 30,000 people located 24 miles from the heart of Knoxville. The city was the site of the Manhattan Project, a wartime program that resulted in the invention of the nuclear bomb. Today, scientists and engineers from around the world work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, continuing to make breakthrough discoveries concerning the medical and industrial uses of radioactive materials.

The cost of living in Oak Ridge is 83% of the U.S. average, and seniors make up over 19% of the population. Oak Ridge has an elevation of 850 feet, and the weather comfort index is a high 7.3 out of 10. In the warmer months, seniors can enjoy strolling along walking trails through a beautiful nature preserve at the University of Tennessee Arboretum. Temperatures are in the 80s during the summer and dip below freezing in the winter, with an average of 6 inches of snow each year.

Downtown, the Oak Ridge Art Center offers regular craft and fine art classes, and it’s the site of frequent art exhibitions. Seniors can explore two museums in downtown Oak Ridge, the Children’s Museum and the American Museum of Science and Energy. Knoxville, Tennessee, a 30-minute drive from Oak Ridge, boasts a symphony orchestra and a wealth of museums and theaters.

The median monthly cost of assisted living in Oak Ridge and nearby Knoxville, Tennessee is $3,900 per month, slightly less than the $4,039 per month for Tennessee and significantly lower than $4,300 nationwide.  

Check out the top 10 assisted living residences in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to see if one is right for you:

The Groves at Oak Ridge

The Groves at Oak Ridge is located close to the shops, restaurants, pharmacies and doctors' offices that line the Oak Ridge Turnpike, and the community is one mile from the Methodist Medical Center of Oakridge. Seniors can enjoy restaurant-style dining with a choice of entrée at each meal, and the 24-hour fitness center makes it easy to exercise when it's most convenient. Residents can choose between two studio apartment floor plans or select a one-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment that can also be used as a companion suite. Seniors who like to garden can enjoy planting flowers in raised beds on the shady patio.

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Commonwealth Senior Living

A 5-minute drive from Methodist Medical Center, Commonwealth Senior Living is located near several houses of worship and over a dozen restaurants. Unique features of this community include a butterfly garden and a grand piano. Seniors can choose between private and semi-private suites, and Commonwealth is pet-friendly. Each senior has a care plan that's regularly updated with input from family members, nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, and there's an in-house physician. We included Commonwealth on our top 10 list because of the high standard of medical care for seniors who live there.

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Canterfield of Oak Ridge

Located one block from the Oak Ridge Turnpike, Canterfield of Oak Ridge is also a block from the Post Office and the Ridge Way Shopping Center. In the neighborhood-style community, seniors can choose from a variety of studio and one-bedroom assisted living apartments and enjoy several shared living spaces, including a game room, multi-purpose room, fitness center, arts and crafts room and library. The campus also includes a memory care neighborhood and independent living villas. A full-time program director and on-site nurse cater to the social life and health of residents. Canterfield was included on our list because of the continuum of care offered there.

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The Courtyards at Oak Ridge

Located in a wooded residential area, The Courtyards at Oak Ridge is 2 miles from a major medical center, with easy access to the shops, restaurants and medical offices on both sides of the Oakridge Turnpike. Seniors can receive occupational, physical and speech therapy at The Courtyards, and a registered nurse is on-call 24/7. Private or shared suites are available, and all include emergency response systems. There's an on-site beauty salon and barbershop, and meals are served on a flexible schedule with snacks available. The neighborhood is adjacent to a heavily wooded area, and wildlife can often be glimpsed from the landscaped garden and spacious, shaded patio area.

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Elmcroft of West Knoxville

Nestled in a wooded residential area, Elmcroft of West Knoxville is conveniently located near a shopping district that includes a movie theater and several name-brand stores. Religious services are observed in the fully furnished chapel, and seniors can spend time in the spacious and sunny library. Popcorn is served on movie nights in the TV room filled with easy chairs, and meals are served restaurant-style with a choice of entrees. Apartments range from 293 to 620 square feet and include studios, one-bedroom apartments and companion suites.

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Atria Weston Place

Seniors have access to a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities at Atria Weston Place. The community is located one mile from I-40, convenient for visiting family members, and it's a 5-minute drive to the Westbrook Medical Center. Seniors at Atria can relax in front of a crackling fire set in a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth, visit the ice cream café and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds. A shuttle service is available to take residents to nearby shopping and attractions, and escorted doctor's appointments are available. Apartments include individual thermostats and emergency alert systems, with staff available to help 24 hours a day.

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Arbor Terrace of Knoxville

Arbor Terrace of Knoxville is located near a busy shopping district adjacent to I-40. There are over a dozen restaurants and coffee shops nearby, and Heart Hospital is a 5-minute drive from the community. Here, seniors can choose between a 250- or 395-square-foot studio or a 502-square-foot one-bedroom apartment. Transportation is available for appointments and errands, and there are frequent group excursions. Residents can meet friends at the coffee bar and enjoy the spacious covered porches and terraces, and an on-site beauty salon and barbershop helps seniors look and feel their best.

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Deane Hill Place

Deane Hill Place is nestled in a wooded neighborhood across from the West Town Mall, and the Knoxville VA Center is one mile from the community. The layout of the residence is designed for easy mobility, and apartment maintenance and laundry service are provided. Seniors in assisted living can choose from studio floor plans ranging from 370 to 500 square feet, and the shared living areas include a cozy fireplace in the living room. We included Dean Hill Place on our top 10 list because of the excellent location, adjacent to shopping, dining and basic services and close to the Westbrook Medical Center.

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Morning Pointe of Lenoir City

Surrounded by trees, Morning Pointe of Lenoir City is adjacent to Fort Loudoun Medical Center, with easy access to several houses of worship and a Walmart Supercenter. At Morning Pointe, there's a wide variety of on-site activities and community trips available to help seniors develop their interests. Art classes, musical events and entertainment, volunteer opportunities and visits to local sites of interest provide opportunities for seniors to live enriched and meaningful lives. Morning Pointe made our list because of the wealth of activities offered there for seniors.

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Truewood by Merrill

Truewood by Merrill is located in a neighborhood near I-40 and several major shopping centers, and the wooded community is 3 miles from the Westbrook Medical Center. Transportation is provided for seniors who have doctors' appointments or want to shop or check out a new restaurant. The full-time activity director plans varied and interesting events, including wine and cheese tastings, day trips, picnics, and regular activities such as yoga and swimming. Pets are welcome here, and seniors can relax in the TV room, lounge and library, enjoying hobbies and interests at their leisure.

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