The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in The Villages, FL

The Villages is a large age-restricted community in central Florida that's directly adjacent to a large and privately owned senior living complex of the same name. Designed from the start to directly serve the needs of seniors aged 55 and over, The Villages is mostly laid out in quiet suburban blocks where golf carts are as common as cars on the winding roads.

Florida is the Sunshine State, and The Villages' climate drives this home with very warm summers and barely noticeable winters. This part of Florida has an air quality index of 48.9, which is significantly better than the national average of 74.2, on a scale where lower is better, especially for seniors with asthma or COPD. While the local cost of living can be up to 10% higher than the national average, seniors living in The Villages generally pay slightly less for healthcare than seniors typically do across the nation.

Assisted living in The Villages costs local seniors an average of $5,031 a month, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is significantly more than the $3,500 monthly cost seniors can expect to pay for similar care elsewhere in Florida, or the $4,000 national median cost.

Look for a great new place to call home from our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in The Villages, Florida.

Freedom Pointe at The Villages

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1550 El Camino Real

The Villages, FL 32159

(352) 750 1355

Residents of Freedom Pointe at The Villages enjoy fun living on a whole new level. They have exclusive access to luxurious amenities and perks aimed at making their golden years exciting and relaxing. The community is within proximity to over ten golf courses and more than 30 executive courses in the neighborhood, providing seniors with plenty of opportunities for regular outings to sporting activities. Residents can also play tennis in the courtyard, swim in the facility's indoor pool, or practice tai chi outdoors in the year-round sunshine. The staff handles housekeeping, laundry service, meal preparation and the coordination of activities and outings.

  • On-site and off-site activities
  • Aging in place

Élan Spanish Springs

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930 Alverez Avenue

The Villages, FL 32159

(352) 300 1089

Spend your retirement years in the Elan Spanish Springs assisted living community, located within the Spanish Springs Town Square. Residents aged 62 and above may find this to be the ideal place to spend their golden years because of all the concierge-style services, resort-like amenities and on-site and off-site activities available. Seniors enjoy personalized care attention, medication monitoring, restaurant-style dining, a bistro, a spa, party space, resident transportation and hospitable gathering areas for socializing and entertainment. Caregivers assist residents with activities of daily living such as grooming, bathing and dressing, and the facility's care staff is available around the clock.

  • Three chef-prepared meals a day
  • Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments available

Élan Buena Vista

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5867 E County Road 466

The Villages, FL 32162

(352) 461 1096

The Élan Buena Vista senior living community focuses on the enjoyment of residents through engaging activities and vibrant lifestyle choices. It provides independent living services as well as neighborhoods for assisted living and memory care. Residents have a choice of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with companion suites available to seniors in need of memory care. Home maintenance services and all utilities are included in the fee, and residents can enjoy amenities such as a movie theater, a bistro, an art studio and an outdoor heated pool. The friendly staff is available 24/7 to assist seniors with their varying needs, including transportation to appointments and meal preparation.

  • Pet-friendly
  • Respite care available

Atria Lady Lake

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930 County Road 466

Lady Lake, FL 32159

(352) 775 1308

Atria Lady Lake is a senior living community that offers residents a simplified lifestyle with high-end amenities, delightful dining experiences and 24-hour care support. Residents receive assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, medication administration, grooming and walking. The staff provides housekeeping and private cleaning services and is available around-the-clock. Residents enjoy studio and one-bedroom apartments fitted with cable or satellite TV, emergency alert systems and individual thermostat control. Seniors are encouraged to engage in the facility's programs, outings and social events, and amenities include a spa, a movie theater, a miniature golf course, a fitness center and a game room.

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Memory care training

Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living

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3890 Woodridge Drive

Lady Lake, FL 32162

(352) 674 4700

Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated rental community situated on 466, across the road from The Villages' Charter High School. It's an assisted living community that offers senior citizens a choice of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with housekeeping and laundry service included. The facility's caregivers help seniors bathe, dress and manage their medication. Residents have plenty of opportunities to socialize, make friends, and explore a host of activities scheduled on-site and off-site. We featured Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living because of its extensive list of senior-appealing amenities, including emergency call alert systems, a bistro, 24-hour medical staff and a gym.

  • Golf cart parking
  • Pet-friendly

HarborChase of Villages Crossing

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13517 NE 86th Court

Lady Lake, FL 32159

(352) 350 7088

Residents at the HarborChase of Villages Crossing enjoy living within a robust community of like-minded people with whom they can interact, play and have fun together. The facility is comprised of luxurious amenities that include a state-of-the-art wellness center, a technology and business center, a spa, a library, hobby rooms, and a beauty parlor and barbershop. It's set in a serene and secure environment, and housing options available to seniors include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Companion suites are also available. HarborChase of Villages Crossing is included on our list because of its Life Enrichment program that ensures residents stay active and engaged.

  • Pet-friendly
  • Chef prepared meals and customized rooms

HarborChase of Wildwood

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1477 Huey Street

Wildwood, FL 34785

(352) 661-2398

Residents at the HarborChase of Wildwood enjoy a unique senior living experience that comprises of a friendly neighborhood, tropical resort-style amenities and the warmth and camaraderie of a close-knit community. Located in the heart of picturesque Wildwood, Florida, seniors who enjoy basking in the sun for the better part of the year may find this to be an ideal choice of a senior care community. Residents have a selection of upscale studio and one-bedroom apartments that come with housekeeping and laundry services as standard. An evolving menu of nutritious meals, 24/7 care staff and life enrichment programs with many activities to keep seniors active are just some of the amenities residents enjoy.

  • Physician and therapist available
  • Medical equipment repairs

Village Veranda at Lady Lake

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955 South Highway 27/441

Lady Lake, FL 32159

(352) 254-8912

Village Veranda at Lady Lake provides supportive assisted living and memory care services in a friendly, upscale environment. Residents enjoy private apartments where they can prepare snacks in their own mini-kitchens. Those who wish to eat restaurant-style can enjoy delicious meals from the seasonal menus of the ARTFUL dining program. The full-time activities director ensures there is always something to do, including a daily social hour, game nights and fitness classes. The spacious grounds include a theater, beauty salon, indoor pool and wellness center. We included Village Veranda at Lady Lake because it won the 2019 Silver Aurora Award for Best Service-Enriched Senior Community.

  • Private apartments including studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans
  • Pet-friendly

The Willows

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4725 Bellwether Lane

Oxford, FL 34484

(352) 430-0076

The Willows is centrally located in Oxford, Florida, with shops, restaurants and doctor and dental offices nearby. There are also several restaurants a few minutes away to visit when family comes by to visit. Local transportation and escorts are available for appointments, and caregivers keep every looking their best. Residents can meet for happy hour at the on-site pub or watch a movie in the community's theater. There's a computer room for internet-savvy seniors to keep up with social media, and weekly housekeeping and linens help keep living areas fresh.

  • Pet-friendly community
  • Regularly scheduled shuttle service

Sumter Place in The Villages

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1550 Killingsworth Way

Wildwood, FL 34785

(352) 653-2232

Sumter Place in The Villages is located in the warm climate of Wildwood, Florida. When visitors come to town, the Lake Griffin State Park and the Oxford Downs casino make great day trip destinations. At home, residents stay in a personalized studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. There's a full calendar of activities, including themed parties and holiday celebrations, while amenities include multifunctional craft and gaming areas. Sumter Place makes our list of top facilities due to its warm staff and amenities, such as the resort-style Grande Clubhouse.

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the community
  • Pet-friendly community