Rio Terra Retirement

2294 E. Common Street, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

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June 09, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

We visited the Rio Terra assisted living facility, since we happened to be in the area. We liked the area a lot - and there are plenty of affordable accommodations for family members who visit from out of town. The grounds were spacious and well tended. We liked the vibe - it was friendly and casual, but still professionally maintained. There was plenty of staff to take care of basic needs and care of residents. The activities ranged from board games, to discussions, private reading and watching film and TV. All of the areas were pleasant to be in and we could see that the residents thought so, as well. The indoor areas were all clean and bright. There is plenty of sunlight so that they do not need to use lighting when it is sunny outside. This was also true for the dwelling spaces. The activities they plan regularly include everything from visiting local restaurant favorites, the public library, movies, theaters, festivals and fairs - to day trips to nearby areas. The private rooms were decorated tastefully with a homey, light and airy atmosphere. Each unit has nice views of the surrounding area. Bathrooms were designed with safety seats and rails. The staff is well-versed at taking care of a variety of types of people, from those who are not ambulatory - to people who have memory issues. Their menus offered a variety of healthy food options. The food we saw looked nutritious, delicious and smelled really good, too. The snacks also looked interesting and healthy with a nice mix of nutritious options. We also liked that they encourage drinking plenty of fluids for healthy hydration each day. They have planned exercise classes - but also offer residents to work out any time they wish. We liked that they encourage exercise daily. This facility seemed very well maintained, with very nice staff and content residents.

July 31, 2011

By Mary's daughter

I visited this facility

I found the staff at McKenna Village to be warm and friendly, ready to assist and answer questions that any of us might have. The facility is new and beautiful. The common rooms are lovely with spacious gathering rooms as well as a dedicated movie viewing theater, a library and computer room, and smaller nooks and corners that people can sit in to visit. The rooms were well maintained and the appliances were all new. I liked the variety of layouts, and thought there were options to accommodate many different needs. The dining room was lovely, with views of the gardens and outside patio. Servers were pleasant, and the food surpassed my expectations. We were able to view both empty (available) rooms, and rooms that residents lived in to see how furniture fit. I especially liked the shelves outside of each room that allows the residents to personalize through displaying seasonal or other decor of their choice. Beautiful art on the walls, and a general sense of calm and pleasantness filled the entire facility.
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Features of Rio Terra Retirement


  • Minimum Rate: $3525/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $4915/month
  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Cottages

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: ALF # 136489

About Rio Terra Retirement

A community designed to enhance the lives and well-being of our senior residents, Rio Terra (formally McKenna Village) provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services and accommodations. Our beautiful community is located on 10 acres of manicured grounds, and sits next to a golf course and Comal Springs. Residents of our community enjoy an amazing combination of spacious accommodations, numerous amenities and world-class services.

Rio Terra is operated by Legend Retirement Corporation, a company that manages a number of senior living communities in Texas and Oklahoma.

What Makes Us Special

We are nestled between San Antonio and Austin in the beautiful Hill Country next to the tourist town of Gruene Texas. There are many opportunities to shop, dine and just have a good time! Rio Terra was voted the best retirement community of 2014, Best Customer Service as well and Best Place to work!

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