Sunrise is a largely suburban community in the western part of the Fort Lauderdale area on Florida's sandy Atlantic coast. Home to over 95,000 people, nearly 16% of the city's residents are seniors aged 65 and over. The town was originally incorporated in the 1960s as Sunrise Golf Village, and today, the city still has multiple golf courses for seniors to enjoy, such as The Bridges at Springtree.
Sunrise is part of the larger Fort Lauderdale metro area, and it is included in the region's AARP action plan for creating age-friendly communities. Crime is up to 40% lower in Sunrise than the national average, making the city fairly safe for seniors. Like much of Florida's east coast, Sunrise gets mostly light showers, and daily temperatures even in January usually average 75 degrees. This encourages outdoor activities for active seniors year-round.
Assisted living costs an average of $3,350 a month in Sunrise, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This puts seniors' average housing costs in the city somewhat lower than both the state average cost of $3,500 a month and the national median cost of $4,000.
Note: Information for Sunrise was not available, so data from the nearest city, Miami, was used.
Have a look through our top 10 assisted living facilities in Sunrise to find a new place to call home.
Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise
4201 Springtree Drive
Sunrise, FL 33351
Located just a short drive from local attractions such as the Everglades and Atlantic Coast beaches, Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise provides a continuum of senior care services, letting seniors age in place in a region known for its natural beauty. Residents enjoy the year-round sunshine on the facility's palm-tree-lined walking paths and manicured courtyard or savor the shade in the screened lanai. Inside, residents can take advantage of the arts and crafts studio, play a hand of cards in the game room or get pampered at the on-site salon. Seniors receive three chef-prepared restaurant-style meals daily, and snacks are available throughout the day.
The Preserve at Palm Aire
3701 W. McNab Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Conveniently located between Interstate 95 and Florida's Turnpike, The Preserve at Palm Aire provides independent and assisted living and dementia care in a tranquil tropical environment. Residents enjoy upscale, restaurant-style dining with chef-prepared meals. We included The Preserve at Palm Aire among the area's best assisted living facilities because of its award-winning Dining with Dignity program, which facilitates mealtimes for seniors who have dexterity challenges or difficulty swallowing. The community includes a wellness center, an on-site salon and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.
Atria Willow Wood
2855 West Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 739 4200
Residents at the Atria Willow Wood senior living community enjoy beautifully landscaped grounds spanning over an 18-acre parcel. The facility offers senior citizens the chance to live an active lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for learning, socializing and bonding. It provides studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, most of them featuring a kitchenette or full kitchen, a balcony or patio, and an emergency alert system or cable TV. The staff handles apartment maintenance, providing housekeeping and linen services as needed. In addition to on-site amenities such as a movie theater, a library and worship space, residents also get the chance to go on regular tours to nearby attraction sites.
7650 University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321
(954) 228 6036
The Atria Tamarac senior living community caters to individuals seeking independent and assisted living support as well as memory care. The facility is located near golf courses, shopping areas and nature preserves, making it easy for staff to schedule regular excursions for seniors. Residents in the community enjoy a simplified lifestyle and 24/7 care support from experienced caregivers. They receive assistance with meal preparation, home maintenance, laundry cleaning and personal care such as medication management and bathing. Seniors can spend their time exploring the facility's amenities, enjoying their hobbies, socializing with other residents and staff, relaxing in their apartments or learning new activities.
HarborChase of Coral Springs
2975 NW 99th Avenue
Coral Springs, FL 33065
HarborChase of Coral Springs combines a luxurious, amenity-rich lifestyle with the security of 24-hour available care. Residents are encouraged to stay active through exercise, unique classes and clubs, and regular excursions to local attractions and shopping venues. The facility has a farm-to-fork approach to meals, and seniors can choose from several on-site restaurants. Options include Fusion Lounge, which offers small-plate entrees and specialty cocktails; The Grill Room, an elegant steakhouse where seniors can enjoy fresh seafood and prime steaks; and Counter-Offer, a charming bistro that serves specialty coffees, deli sandwiches and light bites.
The Sheridan at Cooper City
2580 Pine Island Road
Cooper City, FL 33024
The Sheridan at Cooper City is an upscale senior living community with a resort-style atmosphere. We included it in our list of the best assisted living facilities for its luxurious living spaces, lakeside location and modern amenities. The spacious apartments have relaxing views of the lake or the landscaped grounds and feature walk-in closets and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Residents have access to an in-house theater, a spa, a fitness studio, an art studio, a game room and an internet lounge. Carefree living at The Sheridan is complemented with attentive personal care and services that include daily check-ups, round-the-clock nursing staff, nutritious meals, housekeeping and laundry services.
LiveWell at Coral Plaza
5850 Margate Blvd.
Margate, FL 33063
LiveWell at Coral Plaza is a senior living community offering assisted living and memory care services. This community offers seniors a comfortable, hotel-like environment with completely furnished private suites, daily housekeeping visits with fresh towels, and weekly linen and personal laundry services all provided. A large facility with 140 rooms, LiveWell at Coral Plaza also has staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for discreet assistance in accordance with each resident's needs. The multilingual staff includes speakers of Creole, English, French, Hebrew and Spanish. Seniors also enjoy daily programs including arts and crafts, cooking classes, dancing, gardening, yoga and music performances.
Villa Rio Vista
1115 SE 6th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Villa Rio Vista in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers intimate assisted living care in a family-like atmosphere. The facility makes it to our list of the best for its high staff-to-resident ratio, which allows its care team to provide individual attention by personally knowing each resident's story, preferences and needs. Understanding that seniors require different levels of care, Villa Rio Vista provides three levels, with the basic care covering typical services such as housekeeping, medication management, wellness programs and round-the-clock supervision from licensed nurses. The moderate and expanded care levels include additional personal assistance and extra care services for less-active seniors.
Victoria Villa Assisted Living
5151 SW 61st Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
Victoria Villa Assisted Living is located in sunny Davie, Florida, about 20 minutes from the pristine beaches of Broward County. The facility, located on a 10-acre scenic campus, has walkways for residents to stretch their legs. To keep residents engaged, a full-time activities director plans daily events, such as music therapy. Personal rooms can be individually decorated for a homelike feel, and family members are always welcome. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided so residents can concentrate on living life fully.
5600 Lakeside Drive
Margate, FL 33063
Seniors at Waterside Landing enjoy luxurious resort-style living just minutes from Florida's beautiful Atlantic Coast beaches. This warm, intimate community offers customizable care, which may include medication management, mobility assistance and help with dressing and grooming. Residents benefit from an array of upscale amenities, such as an on-site bistro, a wellness center and a sparkling outdoor swimming pool. A screened lanai and a manicured courtyard let seniors enjoy the mild Florida winters. Seniors can choose a private apartment from five floorplans, ranging from a studio to two bedrooms. We included Waterside Landing on our best-of list because of its signature Optimum Life program, which empowers seniors through physical fitness and social activities.