Best Senior Living: Caring Stars 2017

America's Best Senior Living Communities This Year
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Choosing a residential community where you or an aging loved one will spend the golden years is a huge decision. And these days, there are more choices than ever of a higher caliber than ever before – instead of the dreary retirement homes of the past, today’s senior living communities are vibrant centers where older adults can do everything from learning a new computer program to getting their nails done or taking in a local museum with their fellow residents, all while receiving any assistance they may need.

Those searching for senior living options will make their decision based on a variety of factors – including the level of care needed, the planned length of stay in in the community and the specific amenities, special features and social atmosphere that can have a big effect on quality of life. This list of the most-acclaimed senior living communities nationwide helps you wade through the dizzying array of residential senior care options available, using reviews from consumers just like you across the U.S.

This year, we’ve added a few new types of senior living communities to the list – in addition to top-rated assisted living and memory care communities, we’re also awarding Caring Stars to highly rated independent living communities and care homes. We made the requirements for this honor more stringent this year – which means that the winning communities had to have a high volume of positive ratings (and a response to every negative review) in order to be listed here.

Click on the state tabs below to see which communities earned the Caring Star distinction in your state this year.

Looking for top in-home care agencies instead? See our list of in-home care winners

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Jefferson | Town Village Vestavia Hills | | Montgomery | Eastdale Estates | | Shelby | Danberry at Inverness -- Assisted Living
Danberry at Inverness -- Independent Living |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Maricopa | Atria Park of Sierra Pointe
Renaissance Luxury Retirement Community
Sunrise of Chandler
The Montecito
The Stratford
The Tuscany at McCormick Ranch
The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community | | Pima | Atria Valley Manor
The Villas at Green Valley
The Villas at Houghton
| | Yavapai | Highgate Senior Living |

County Caring Stars
Benton Apple Blossom

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Alameda | Heritage Estates
The Parkview | | Contra Costa | Eskaton Hazel Shirley Manor
Montecito
| | El Dorado | Eskaton Lincoln Manor
Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park
Eskaton Village Placerville, Assisted Living
Eskaton Village Placerville, Independent Living
| | Fresno | Cottonwood Court Assisted Living and Memory Care
Oakmont of Fresno | | Kern | Brookdale Riverwalk
| | Los Angeles | Atria Rancho Park
Belmont Village Burbank
Brookdale Antelope Valley
Brookdale Monrovia
Bridgecreek
Rancho Village
Fair Oaks by Regency Park
Hollenbeck Palms
Sunrise of Playa Vista
| | Monterey | Sunrise of Monterey | | Orange | Brookdale Anaheim Hills
Carmel Village Retirement Community
Emerald Court
Kirkwood Orange
Morningside of Fullerton
Rowntree Gardens
Sunrise of Huntington Beach | | Placer | Mistywood
Oakmont of Roseville
| | Riverside | Atria Palm Desert
Atria Park of Vintage Hills
Brookdale Hemet
The Camelot
The Village Assisted Living
| | Sacramento | Atria El Camino Gardens
Eskaton FountainWood Lodge
Eskaton Monroe Lodge
Eskaton Village Carmichael
Oakmont of Carmichael
| | San Bernardino | Atria Del Rey
Valencia Commons | | San Diego | Vista Gardens Memory Care
Wesley Palms | | San Joaquin | Prestige Assisted Living at Manteca
Somerford Place of Stockton | | San Mateo | Marymount Greenhills Retirement Community | | Santa Clara | Pacific Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Support
Merrill Gardens at Campbell | | Shasta | Willow Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center
| | Sonoma | Springfield Place
| | Tulare | Walnut Park
| | Ventura | AlmaVia of Camarillo
Cypress Place Assisted Living
The Lexington Assisted Living |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Arapahoe | Chelsea Place Memory Care
| | Douglas | Lincoln Meadows Senior Living | | El Paso | Liberty Heights |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | New Castle | Somerford House and Place of Newark
Sunrise of Wilmington |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Brevard | The Brennity at Melbourne
Palm Cottages
| | Broward | Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons, Independent Living
Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons, Assisted Living | | Collier | Brookdale North Naples
| | Duval | Augustine Landing
| | Flagler | Las Palmas
| | Hillsborough | Aston Gardens at the Courtyards
Cypress Creek Assisted Living Residence Sun City
Sun Towers Retirement
| | Lake | Atria Lady Lake
| | Marion | Pacifica Senior Living Ocala
The Windsor of Ocala | | Miami-Dade | Sterling Aventura
| | Orange | Plantation Oaks Senior Living Orlando
Westminster Towers Orlando | | Okaloosa | The Meridan at Westwood
| | Palm Beach | Atria Park at St. Joseph's
Fountainview
Mangrove Bay
| | Pasco | Atria Park of Baypoint Village
| | Pinellas | Cabot Cove of Largo
Freedom Square
Royal Palms
| | Polk | Arbor Oaks at Lakeland Hills
| | Sarasota | Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe
Autumn of Sarasota
Desoto Beach Club
The Windsor of Venice
Village on the Isle | | Seminole | Brookdale Island Lake
The Tremont
| | Volusia | Countryside Lakes
Sterling Court |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Bartow | The Fite Living Centre | | Columbia | Elmcroft of Martinez
Washington Commons
| | Fulton | Brookdale Historic Roswell
| | Hall | Country Heritage Personal Care Home | | Rockdale | Remington House |

County Caring Stars
Kootenai North Star Retirement Community

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Cook | The Breakers at Edgewater Beach | | Mchenry | Three Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care
| | Will | Willow Falls |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Elkhart | Brentwood at Elkhart
Eastlake Terrace
| | Lake | Residences at Deer Creek
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| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Blackhawk | Mallard Point | | Linn | Keystone Cedars | | Polk | Beaverdale Estates
Illahee Hills
Woodlands Creek | | Scott | Silvercrest Garner Active Retirement Community
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| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Sedgwick | The Regent
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| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Jefferson | Symphony at Valley Farms
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County Caring Stars
Orleans Landing at Behrman Place

County Caring Stars
Cumberland Bay Square at Yarmouth

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Anne Arundel | Sunrise of Severna Park | | Baltimore | Oak Crest Parkville
| | Frederick | Sunrise of Frederick | | Prince Georges | Arbor Terrace Senior Living of Lanham |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Middlesex | Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings
| | Norfolk | Pond Home | | Worcester | Dodge Park Rest Home |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Lenawee | Cambrian Assisted Living | | Macomb | Town Village Sterling Heights
Villas of Shelby Senior Living | | Oakland | Botsford Commons
Chester Street Residence | | Saginaw | New Hope Valley
Westcourt | | Wayne | Elmcroft of Downriver
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| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Washington | Keystone Place at LaValle Fields
Sunrise of Roseville |

County Caring Stars
Jackson The Gardens

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Greene | The Waterford at Ironbridge | | St. Lous | Brookdale Creve Coeur
Crestview Senior Living
Orchid Terrace |

County Caring Stars
Yellowstone Highgate Senior Living

County Caring Stars
Douglas Elk Ridge Village

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Clark | Atria Seville
Atria Sutton
Sunrise of Henderson | | Washoe | Brookdale Sparks
Five Star Premier Residences of Reno
Sky Peaks |

County Caring Stars
Strafford Maple Suites

County Caring Stars
Atlantic Somers Place
Essex The Solana Roseland
Morris Juniper Village at Chatham
Passaic The Chelsea at Bald Eagle

County Caring Stars
Sandoval Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Monroe | Emeritus at Landing of Brockport
Fleming Point | | Kings | Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay | | Suffolk | Sunrise of West Babylon
The Bristal Assisted Living at East Northport
The Bristal at Sayville | | Westchester | The Fountains at Rivervue | | Queens | Flushing House |

County Caring Stars
Davidson The Perryman House
Forsyth Creekside Terrace
Wake Sunrise at North Hills

County Caring Stars
Clermont Pinebrook
Cuyahoga Gardens at Westlake Senior Living
Hamilton Atria Northgate Park
Montgomery Spring Hills Singing Woods

County Caring Stars
Jackson Tamarack Assisted Living Center
Oklahoma Copper Lake Estates

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Lane | Crescent Park
Sheldon Park Assisted Living
Waterford Grand | | Marion | Brookstone Alzheimer's Special Care Center |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Allegheny | Brookdale Mt. Lebanon
Juniper Village at Forest Hills | | Berks | Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care
Walnut Woods | | Carbon | Heritage Hill Senior Community | | Montgomery | The Birches at Arbour Square | | Northampton | Traditions of Hanover | | Pike | Twin Cedars Senior Living | | York | Broadmore Senior Living at York |

County Caring Stars
Providence The Village at Waterman Lake

County Caring Stars
Berkeley Summit Place of Daniel Island
Greenville Haywood Estates
Horry Eagle Crest
Lexington Deepwood Estates
Richland The Haven in the Summit

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Hamilton | Creekside at Shallowford | | Montgomery | Fieldstone Place
Walking Horse Meadows | | Shelby | Robinwood
The Pointe at Kirby Gate | | Williamson | Morning Pointe of Brentwood |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Bexar | Carol Ann's Home
NewForest Estates
Seasons Alzheimer's & Assisted Care (Old Tezel Road)
Seasons Alzheimer's & Assisted Care (Nacogdoches Road)
The Laurels & The Haven in Stone Oak
The Waterford at Thousand Oaks
Villa De San Antonio | | Collin | DaySpring Assisted Living
Parkview in Allen
The Conservatory at Plano | | Dallas | Appletree Court Assisted Living
Brookdale Club Hill | | Fort Bend | Brookdale First Colony
The Hampton at Meadows Place | | Harris | Isle at Kingwood Assisted Living & Memory Care
Sunrise of Cinco Ranch | | Mclennan | Lakeshore Estates | | Montgomery | The Conservatory at Alden Bridge | | Smith | Rosewood Estates | | Tarrant | Courtyards at River Park
Landing at Watermere
Meadow Lakes
The Waterford at Fort Worth | | Tom Green | Royal Estates of San Angelo | | Van Zandt | Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Mulberry | | Williamson | A Touch of Home Assisted Living
Wyoming Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care Community |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Davis | Chancellor Gardens | | Salt Lake | Chateau Brickyard
Golden Living Taylorsville | | Utah | Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living
Osmond Senior Living of Lindon Utah
The Seville | | Washington | Brookdale Southgate |

| County | Caring Stars | | --- | --- | | Arlington | Sunrise of Arlington VA | | Chesapeake | Georgian Manor
Lighthouse Pointe | | Fairfax | Spring Hills Mount Vernon | | Spotsylvania | Chancellor's Village |

County Caring Stars
Pierce Point Defiance Village
Spokane Fairwinds - Spokane

County Caring Stars
Milwaukee Harbour Village
Racine St. Monica's Senior Living

See the first-ever list of in-home care agencies to earn the Caring Stars distinction.