Altamonte Springs is a diverse resort community situated in east-central Florida’s Seminole County, about 25 miles from the Atlantic coast. This suburban city is located  just north of Orlando, so Disney World and SeaWorld are only about 30 minutes away when the grandkids come to visit. While its mild winters have attracted snowbirds to the area for many years, Altamonte Springs also makes a great retirement destination. About 6,650 of the city’s roughly 46,200 residents are aged 65 or older.  

Seniors who wish to remain independent but need some assistance with everyday tasks, personal care and housekeeping services find what they need in assisted living facilities. These homelike communities provide personalized supportive services in a safe, secure setting. The average cost of assisted living in Altamonte Springs is $3,700 per month, which is the same as the state average but lower than the national median.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Altamonte Springs, including cost comparisons with nearby cities and alternate senior care options. It also lists some benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Altamonte Springs and available aging-related resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Altamonte Springs, FL

Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs

433 Orange Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701

Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs is a resort-style community in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This facility is conveniently located near a large movie theater, the Altamonte Mall and Florida Hospital Al … (read more)
Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs is a resort-style community in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This facility is conveniently located near a large movie theater, the Altamonte Mall and Florida Hospital Al … (read more)

2014

Brookdale Altamonte Springs

360 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

Brookdale Altamonte Springs is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, a short drive away from Florida Hospital Altamonte, Walmart and Altamonte Mall. Visitors note the facility’s well-landscaped groun … (read more)
Brookdale Altamonte Springs is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, a short drive away from Florida Hospital Altamonte, Walmart and Altamonte Mall. Visitors note the facility’s well-landscaped groun … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Lake Orienta

217 Boston Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701

Brookdale Lake Orienta is located in a residential area in Altamonte Springs, Florida, next to Lake Orienta and near Westmonte and Merrill Parks. Visitors note that the facility is bright and open wit … (read more)
Brookdale Lake Orienta is located in a residential area in Altamonte Springs, Florida, next to Lake Orienta and near Westmonte and Merrill Parks. Visitors note that the facility is bright and open wit … (read more)

Bridgeport Senior Living- Port Springs

404 Spring Valley Road, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

Bridgeport Senior Living-Port Springs is an assisted living facility on Spring Valley Road in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It’s close to Interstate 4 and a few miles from Cranes Roost Park and the Al … (read more)
Bridgeport Senior Living-Port Springs is an assisted living facility on Spring Valley Road in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It’s close to Interstate 4 and a few miles from Cranes Roost Park and the Al … (read more)

Bridgeport Senior Living – Port Cardiff Llc

125 N Spring Lake Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714


Bridgeport Senior Living – Port Margate

906 Spring Valley Road, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714


Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs

989 Orienta Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701

Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, close to Lake Prairie, Eastmonte Park and a variety of shops. Family members claim the facility is beautifully landscape … (read more)
Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, close to Lake Prairie, Eastmonte Park and a variety of shops. Family members claim the facility is beautifully landscape … (read more)

Dolphin Paradise

1208 Forest Circle, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714

The food is not what you’d want for your loved one! They take the cheap way out. For the price we pay, they should be providing fresh food, not boxed instant stuff with chemicals, not Crystal Light … (read more)
The food is not what you’d want for your loved one! They take the cheap way out. For the price we pay, they should be providing fresh food, not boxed instant stuff with chemicals, not Crystal Light … (read more)

All Stars Assisted Living Inc.

1131 W Lake Brantley Road, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714


2015, 2016, 2017

Cascade Heights

160 Islander Court, Longwood, FL, 32750

We went to Cascade Heights, and that was a really nice place. We would have really considered that, except it’s just farther away from where we are. It has kind of a more large resort-style feel to it … (read more)
We went to Cascade Heights, and that was a really nice place. We would have really considered that, except it’s just farther away from where we are. It has kind of a more large resort-style feel to it … (read more)

Madison at Oviedo

1725 Pine Bark Point, Oviedo, FL, 32765

My friend has moved into Madison at Oviedo and I would highly recommend it. I did a physical tour, had multiple conversations, and looked at reviews. I liked everything, the cleanliness, the staff, th … (read more)
My friend has moved into Madison at Oviedo and I would highly recommend it. I did a physical tour, had multiple conversations, and looked at reviews. I liked everything, the cleanliness, the staff, th … (read more)

Savannah Court of Maitland

1301 W. Maitland, Maitland, FL, 32751

Savannah Court of Maitland has studio apartments, and my father wanted to move there, so we chose it. It’s a good size, just big enough, and he moved in already. My dad likes the food, and they’re try … (read more)
Savannah Court of Maitland has studio apartments, and my father wanted to move there, so we chose it. It’s a good size, just big enough, and he moved in already. My dad likes the food, and they’re try … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Spring Hills Lake Mary

3655 W Lake Mary Blvd, Lake Mary, FL, 32746

Spring Hills Lake Mary is situated in Lake Mary, Florida, a short drive from Timacuan Golf Club, Oval Park and Lake Mary Historical Museum. Family members describe the staff as nurturing, friendly and … (read more)
Spring Hills Lake Mary is situated in Lake Mary, Florida, a short drive from Timacuan Golf Club, Oval Park and Lake Mary Historical Museum. Family members describe the staff as nurturing, friendly and … (read more)

Brookdale Lake Mary

150 Middle Street, Lake Mary, FL, 32746

The best aspect that Brookdale Lake Mary has is their director. She was extremely informed, has a ton of experience with families, and knows a great deal about the resources for elder care. She was ju … (read more)
The best aspect that Brookdale Lake Mary has is their director. She was extremely informed, has a ton of experience with families, and knows a great deal about the resources for elder care. She was ju … (read more)

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs

203 S. Wekiwa Springs Road, Apopka, FL, 32703

Brookdale Wekiwa Springs is located in close proximity to Route 441 and the Piedmont Plaza shopping mall in Apopka, Florida. Residents and their guests compliment the facility’s friendly, accommodat … (read more)
Brookdale Wekiwa Springs is located in close proximity to Route 441 and the Piedmont Plaza shopping mall in Apopka, Florida. Residents and their guests compliment the facility’s friendly, accommodat … (read more)

Palmetto Landing

1016 Willa Springs, Winter Springs, FL, 32708

I visited a family friend over the holidays and I must say the staff was the most pleasant staff I have ever encountered in an assisted living setting and believe me I visit at least 10 per week for … (read more)
I visited a family friend over the holidays and I must say the staff was the most pleasant staff I have ever encountered in an assisted living setting and believe me I visit at least 10 per week for … (read more)

2014

Orlando Lutheran Towers

300 East Church Street, Orlando, FL, 32801

Orlando Lutheran Towers is located in Orlando, Florida, just moments from Church Street Station and the beautiful Lake Eola Park. Residents and visitors consistently give the facility high marks for i … (read more)
Orlando Lutheran Towers is located in Orlando, Florida, just moments from Church Street Station and the beautiful Lake Eola Park. Residents and visitors consistently give the facility high marks for i … (read more)

2014, 2015

Wayman Place

342 South Wayman Street, Longwood, FL, 32750

My sister will be moving into Wayman Place. It seemed to be a clean place and well organized. We took a nice tour, and we liked the place. We liked everything about it and all the services that they o … (read more)
My sister will be moving into Wayman Place. It seemed to be a clean place and well organized. We took a nice tour, and we liked the place. We liked everything about it and all the services that they o … (read more)

Oakmonte Village – Cordova

1001 Royal Garden Circle , Lake Mary, FL, 32746

My Mother Lived there for 7 months. I went to visit her daily. My reason for placing her in Cordova was so she could have socialization with other residents. That was not the case. They have activitie … (read more)
My Mother Lived there for 7 months. I went to visit her daily. My reason for placing her in Cordova was so she could have socialization with other residents. That was not the case. They have activitie … (read more)

Ambiance of Maitland

740 N. Wymore Rd, Maitland, FL, 32751

A warm cozy homey place with licensed nurses and a loving staff of care
A warm cozy homey place with licensed nurses and a loving staff of care

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Altamonte Springs

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Division of Health Quality Assurance oversees long-term care facilities statewide, including licensing and regulating assisted living communities. The Bureau of Field Operations performs on-site surveys, and the Orlando Field Office is responsible for monitoring assisted living facilities in Seminole County, including those in Altamonte Springs.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Altamonte Springs

  • The cost of living in Altamonte Springs is lower than the national average by about 3%, and it’s about 5.5% lower than the state average. Grocery and health care costs in the city are slightly below the national averages, and housing is nearly 15% lower.
  • Altamonte Springs’ violent crime ranking is 16.6 compared to the national average of 22.7 and the state average of 23.4. Crime rates are scored on a scale of one to 100, with one being the best. Property crime in Altamonte Springs is higher than the state and national averages.
  • Retirees in Florida benefit from living in a tax-friendly state. Florida doesn’t charge a state income tax, so retirees won’t pay taxes on their Social Security benefits and other retirement income.
  • In Seminole County, seniors pay 6% state sales tax and 1% county tax for a combined sales tax rate of 7%. Although this is relatively average compared to rates nationwide, it’s higher than 84.5% of other Florida cities and counties, but groceries and prescriptions are tax-exempt.
  • Seniors needing physical rehabilitation or assistive technology may benefit from services at Altamonte Springs’ Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. The city doesn’t have a local general medical hospital, but Altamonte Springs’ proximity to Orlando means there’s one close by. Top-rated AdventHealth Orlando is only about six miles away and is regionally ranked the number-one hospital in Orlando and number three in Florida. It’s also nationally ranked in three adult specialties and rated as high-performing in six adult specialties and 16 procedures or conditions.
  • Altamonte Springs has a rainy climate and receives an average of 53 inches of rainfall annually compared to the national average of 38 inches, but it doesn’t get any snow. Although summers can get hot and very humid, winters are extremely mild, scoring a nine out of 10 on the comfort index, with 10 being the best. The average overnight wintertime low in January is 47 degrees.

Paying for Assisted Living in Altamonte Springs

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Altamonte Springs is $3,700 per month, which mirrors the statewide average. However, it’s lower than the national average by $600 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The rate paid in Altamonte Springs matches the Florida average, but it’s lower than what seniors pay in surrounding cities. The average in Lakeland ($3,945) is $245 higher, and the cost in Deltona ($4,050) averages $350 more. The local cost is also $400 less than Palm Bay’s average of $4,100 per month, and a whopping $1,250 lower than the $4,950 paid in The Villages.

$3700

Altamonte Springs

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$3945

Lakeland

$4050

Deltona

$4100

Palm Bay

$4950

The Villages

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors wanting to compare other senior care options to assisted living will find that adult day health care is generally the cheapest. In Altamonte Springs, it runs about $1,408 per month. Receiving care at home costs an average of $3,813 for either homemaker or home health aide services. The highest-cost option is care provided in nursing home facilities, which runs about $9,125 for semiprivate rooms and $9,703 for private rooms.

$3813

Homemaker Services

$3813

Home Health Aide

$1408

Adult Day Health Care

$3700

Assisted Living Facility

$9125

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9703

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Altamonte Springs was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Orlando, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Altamonte Springs

Residents of assisted living facilities in Altamonte Springs may be eligible for financial assistance through the Medicaid Long Term Care Program and the Assistive Care Services waiver. Additional funding may also be available for the Optional State Supplement for seniors who receive Social Security income.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Florida

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Altamonte Springs

There are a variety of programs available to Altamonte Springs residents that promote the well-being and quality of life of older adults. This list provides details on free resources available to seniors residing in assisted living communities.   

Resource

Contact 

Services

(407) 665-0000

On the Seminole County Committee on Aging website, residents of Altamonte Springs can find information and links to resources that provide aging-related services, including legal assistance, the Department of Elder Affairs and area senior centers.

(407) 665-2300

The Veterans’ Services Office in Seminole County has certified service officers on staff who can assist senior veterans with accessing the benefits they've earned through their military service. VSOs can help seniors file claims with the VA to obtain benefits that may help pay for assisted living care, such as pensions and supplemental Aid and Attendance payments. Assistance is also available to veterans' survivors and dependents.

(800) 963-5337

The SRA is a private nonprofit corporation that acts as the Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida and the Aging and Disability Resource Center for four central Florida counties, including Seminole County. It helps seniors aged 60 or older access beneficial resources, such as the Elder Helpline, health and wellness programs and Medicare counseling through the SHINE program. 

(407) 571-8462

The Altamonte Springs Police Department's Seniors Vs. Crime program trains older adults as “senior sleuths” and installs them in the COPS Center storefront at the Altamonte Mall. Senior sleuths talk with other seniors to help reduce their fear or embarrassment of being victimized or taken advantage of. Trained sleuths may also help senior victims with civil complaints and recovering lost money.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida