Longhorn Village would probably be my top recommendation for an assisted living community in Austin. It was developed as part of the Ex-Students Association of The University of Texas. As a result of the college connection, Longhorn's staff is very proactive, involved and hands-on. The community is beautiful, large and upscale. It's located close to the University of Texas golf club, Lake Travis, and sits inside the pricey, planned community of Steiner Ranch. Housing units are spacious and very beautiful with apartments or stand-alone villas. As far as dining goes, I thought the food was great. Residents have access to alumni benefits (due to the university connection) - such as discounts on university classes, access to the university library, and discounts on alumni group travel to football games. You don't need transportation at Longhorn since they have a regularly scheduled bus that takes residents to shopping, events, downtown, and the UT Performing Arts Center. They have separate sections for assisted living including one for memory care (Alzheimers), and another section for skilled nursing. I highly recommend Longhorn Village if you're looking for an upscale community with great care and amenities.