NewForest Estates Independent Living

5034 New Forest Street, San Antonio, TX, 78229

Reviews of NewForest Estates | Independent Living

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13 Reviews

July 11, 2016

By Robbie053180

I visited this facility

We visited New Forest Estates, and it seemed perfectly fine and less expensive than other places. We could not see any wrong with it. They had a nice pool. It’s a little less posh compared to the other places we’ve visited, but it’s OK.

October 21, 2015

By A happy daughter of a resident

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother has lived at NewForest Estates for about 3 years and it has been a good experience for her overall. Anytime we needed help from the administration, they have been helpful, kind and supportive. My mother lives in the independent life section, she is about to turn 90 soon and I have no doubt that her longevity has to do with the life style she has enjoyed there.

November 25, 2014

By outoftown

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother has been at New Forest for 4 years. We narrowed our choices based on cost, cleanliness and safety. It was Mom's choice of New Forest. They have been exceptional in relating to and understanding mom's personality. The amenities are wonderful if one takes full advantage of them. The administrative staff have been exceptional on 3 occasions where extra care was needed spontaneously. Over all the staff has been good in communicating with us (her children/care takers).

November 21, 2014

By Shirleybydesign


Newforest Estates has always been a very friendly, active independent living community. They are now undergoing a complete renovation. The new design is beautiful and reflects the spirit of its residents as well as the very caring staff. Newforest Estates is truly a "family" and I am privileged to provide personal services to a number of residents to assist them in their efforts to enjoy independent living for years to come. Newforest residents are very fortunate to have an outstanding chef on staff. The food is wonderful, activities and special events fill the calendar. This is a happy community!!

July 22, 2014

By Dawna2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Dad has been at Newforest Estates since April. We chose this place for its price and the feedback that we read. The staff are very friendly and they appear to love their jobs. They all seem to truly care about the people that are in the community. He is in a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with a kitchenette. They do have a lot of activities there, and they have a pool. They also play games every night. They have two church services on Sunday. They have van trips every day to Walmart, restaurants, or special trips. They also have dances or some music once a month. Their food is good.
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    Questions About NewForest Estates

    Describe your community's overall population of independent living residents. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

    Our independent living consists of about 200 residents with an average age of 80.

    What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

    Movie Theater Wal-Mart Sam's Club Pet's Mart Many Restaurants Good Will Home Depot RBFCU Bank Party City

    What are some recent off-site events that your community activity director has organized?

    Weekly Walking Club San Antonio Zoo The River Walk The Witte Museum

    What transportation services do you offer to independent living residents?

    We offer 7 days of transportation which include trips to local shopping areas, grocery stores, doctor's appointments, restaurants and various churches.

    What makes your chef or dining program exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

    Our chef has over 20 years of culinary experience and ensures that most of our entrees are prepared from scratch. We allow for residents to make suggestions for our menu.

    If your community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

    We are pet friendly as long as they are friendly and well trained.

    Does the community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

    We have Amada Home Care on site to provide customized care plans for our residents.

    Features of NewForest Estates


    • Minimum Rate: $1700/month
    • Rent Plus Care Fees
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    Room and housing options

    • 1-bedroom apartments
    • 2-bedroom apartments
    • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
    • Studio Apartments


    • Minimum Age: 55
    • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

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