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Located along the Gulf Coast in Southwestern Florida, Sarasota County is considered a true southern paradise. The diverse region offers opportunities for seniors to experience some of Florida’s top dining, arts and culture, shopping, golfing and outdoor adventures, not to mention miles of award-winning beaches. The area also has a very low rate of crime and offers easy access to some of  Florida’s top medical facilities, ensuring seniors can enjoy a safe, healthy retirement. With its beautiful scenery, vibrant atmosphere and sunny year-round weather, it comes as no surprise that Sarasota County ranks as the top place in America to retire, according to U.S. News.

While the county’s cost of living may be slightly higher than the national average, seniors can expect to save over $400 per month on care costs. Assisted living in the Sarasota area costs an average of $3,888 per month, which is significantly lower than the U.S. national average of $4,300.

Note: Information for Sarasota County was not available, so data from the nearest city, North Port was used.

We’ve put together this list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Sarasota County area.

Grand Villa of Englewood

Located just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Villa of Englewood offers a relaxing environment for retired seniors. Residents enjoy a carefree lifestyle with daily restaurant-style meals, housekeeping and maintenance services taken care of, and complimentary transportation is available to medical appointments, shopping and errands. We've included the community on this list for its vibrant atmosphere and efforts to provide its residents with an active lifestyle. The monthly calendar is brimming with a variety of activities and events, such as yoga, art classes, bingo tournaments, lectures and off-site excursions. Residents enjoy resort-like amenities and beautiful outdoor spaces, including a heated pool, gazebo and barbecue areas.

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  • Cutting-edge resident care technology
  • On-site physical, speech and occupational therapy

Heron Club at Prestancia

Heron Club at Prestancia offers an upscale environment where Sarasota seniors have access to premier assisted living and memory care services. From the moment seniors arrive at the community and experience the Hearts Welcome Program, they feel right at home. Its residents are encouraged to live healthy and active lifestyles filled with fun activities and events, including walking groups, arts and crafts, movies, bingo and live entertainment. Residents can socialize with friends in one of the many common areas or enjoy a cocktail during happy hour. The community's Artful Dining program features restaurant-style meals prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients, such as shrimp straight from the Gulf Coast.

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  • 24-hour care staff for peace of mind
  • Weekly housekeeping, including linen services

Elmcroft of Bella Vita

With its Venice location, residents of Elmcroft of Bella Vita not only enjoy beautiful views but also the convenience of nearby grocery stores, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents can make the most of the Florida sunshine lounging at the outdoor swimming pool or arrange for a round of golf at one of several nearby courses. The community offers all the comforts of home along with state-of-the-art amenities, such as a wellness center and on-site beauty salon and barbershop. Each private residence includes a screened lanai, full kitchen and upscale finishes. The community is best known for its signature life enrichment programs, which include engaging cultural activities, fall prevention awareness classes and dream fulfillment initiatives.

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Brookdale Colonial Park

Brookdale Colonial Park is considered one of Sarasota County's top assisted living facilities for its caring staff, homestyle meals and enriching daily activities. Caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, and resident apartments are outfitted with state-of-the-art emergency call systems for peace of mind. Residents are free to plan their daily schedules, whether that means taking part in organized group activities, getting creative in the arts and crafts studio or relaxing with a book from the library. Set right in the heart of Sarasota, the community's location makes it easy for seniors to enjoy an afternoon with friends in the downtown area or take a trip to Siesta Key with the family.

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Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care

At Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care, Sarasota seniors have access to the perfect balance between care, comfort and convenience. We've included it on this list for its beautiful natural environment and vibrant social atmosphere. The community's grounds are lush and tropical, with a lagoon, walking paths and natural vegetation. Its high-end finishes and upscale amenities create a resort-like environment where seniors can enjoy a luxurious retirement. From excursions to local beaches to games, exercise classes and live entertainment, the community offers a full calendar of enrichment programs that support a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Grand Villa of Sarasota

Grand Villa of Sarasota provides seniors with a supportive environment that promotes physical, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual well-being. The community's range of lifestyle choices allows residents to receive personalized care and attention to suit their individual needs. Residents live in well-appointed apartments without having to worry about the burdens of chores, home maintenance or meal preparation. The campus sits on three lush acres on the Hudson Bayou, close to downtown Sarasota where seniors can enjoy popular eateries, theaters and shopping boutiques. There are also a variety of fun things to do on campus, including parties, educational lectures, art classes, group exercises and games.

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American House Sarasota

Thoughtfully designed for seniors' comfort and convenience, American House Sarasota is included on this list for its many services that support a maintenance-free lifestyle. Daily meals are served in a restaurant-style setting, and housekeeping is taken care of on a weekly basis. Residents are encouraged to live as independently as possible with the peace of mind that trained staff are available 24 hours a day to offer discrete assistance with daily tasks, medication management and physical therapy. With the location just minutes from white sand beaches, residents can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities or participate in the many programs offered right on campus.

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Heron House

Seniors seeking assisted living or memory care services can find the support they need at Heron House. This community is considered one of the best in the area because of its focus on overall health and wellness through a diverse range of signature programs. Artful Dining offers delicious, seasonal menus made with local ingredients, and Zestful Activities ensure residents have the opportunity to fill their days with engaging programs and events. The community offers complimentary transportation so seniors can get to medical appointments, take care of errands and attend social engagements. Beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyard areas ensure seniors can maximize their time in the sunshine.

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  • HEARTS welcome program for new residents
  • Private studio apartments with kitchenettes

The Windsor of Venice

The Windsor of Venice is considered one of Sarasota County's top communities for its unique approach to care that celebrates each senior's individual personality, lifestyle and needs. Trained caregivers provide daily assistance while respecting residents' dignity and independence. Activities and programs are designed to serve residents in mind, body and spirit, including arts and crafts, educational seminars, walking clubs and group outings. The community's on-site restaurant-style dining room offers a space for residents to connect with fellow seniors and enjoy nutritious, chef-prepared meals. Anytime Dining selections are also available so residents can dine on their own schedule at any time of day.

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HarborChase of Sarasota

Seniors can enjoy a relaxing retirement at HarborChase of Sarasota. Its coastal location places residents just minutes from beautiful beaches and other local amenities. The community is known for its robust wellness program, elevated dining experience and integration of modern-day technology into everyday life. Residents enjoy freshly prepared daily meals from a constantly evolving menu and are invited to join fellow seniors for daily happy hours in the cocktail lounge. With cleaning, laundry and housekeeping services provided, residents can focus their time on what they love to do. The robust daily activities calendar includes over 21 unique experiences designed to enhance seniors' health and happiness.

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  • Weekly off-site excursions
  • Bistro and coffee bar for complimentary snacks and beverages