On the edge of the Atlanta metro area, Cherokee County offers a mix of urban areas and grassy mountains. It has a population of just over a quarter million, with the 65 and over community accounting for 14.5% of its residents. The county gets sunny southern weather, with hot summers and very mild winters. Residents of Cherokee County can take advantage of a wide array of natural attractions, including Gibbs Gardens, one of the country’s best-rated botanical gardens, and Lake Arrowhead, which offers hunting, fishing and boating. The area also has several wineries and vineyards where seniors can take part in tastings and tours.

There are myriad assisted living communities to choose from in Cherokee County. They share an average cost of $4,000 per month, which is higher than the state average. The state offers several tax incentives for seniors that can help make retirement in Cherokee County more affordable.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Cherokee County, GA

2014, 2016

Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd

756 Neese Road, Woodstock, GA, 30188

At Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd, the rooms were a little bit smaller and not as spacious as what I have seen with the others. They had a lot of good activities. The staff seemed nice and friendly. It was … (read more)
At Legacy Ridge at Neese Rd, the rooms were a little bit smaller and not as spacious as what I have seen with the others. They had a lot of good activities. The staff seemed nice and friendly. It was … (read more)

2013, 2015

Legacy Ridge at Woodstock

1000 Professional Way, Woodstock, GA, 30188

The apartments at Legacy Ridge at Woodstock were beautiful. Everything about the place, including the dining area, was perfect and clean. The place was excellent. They have activities like puzzles. Ev … (read more)
The apartments at Legacy Ridge at Woodstock were beautiful. Everything about the place, including the dining area, was perfect and clean. The place was excellent. They have activities like puzzles. Ev … (read more)

The Arbor at BridgeMill

700 Freedom Blvd, Canton, GA, 30114

The Arbor at BridgeMill is located in Canton, Georgia, home to the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center and Etowah River Park. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its knowledgea … (read more)
The Arbor at BridgeMill is located in Canton, Georgia, home to the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center and Etowah River Park. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its knowledgea … (read more)

Provident Village at Canton

1100 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton, GA, 30114

Provident Village at Canton is located in Canton, Georgia, near Historic Downtown Canton Cannon Park and the Holly Springs Train Station. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its organization, … (read more)
Provident Village at Canton is located in Canton, Georgia, near Historic Downtown Canton Cannon Park and the Holly Springs Train Station. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its organization, … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Canton

3100 Hidden Valley Drive, Canton, GA, 30114

The rooms are a great size. The staff is amazing. They always greet you with a smile and will stop what they’re doing to help with anything. It’s the perfect home for mom.
The rooms are a great size. The staff is amazing. They always greet you with a smile and will stop what they’re doing to help with anything. It’s the perfect home for mom.

Sunabella of Towne Lake

1835 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA, 30189

Sunabella of Towne Lake was very nice. I especially liked that they had a center courtyard that had plants, and all of the units opened out onto that with a little patio area. I thought that was very … (read more)
Sunabella of Towne Lake was very nice. I especially liked that they had a center courtyard that had plants, and all of the units opened out onto that with a little patio area. I thought that was very … (read more)

Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton

735 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA, 30114

My wife is at Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton. The layout is fine. It’s clean and well taken care of. They’ve got friendly staff. She is comfortable there. The food looked very good to me … (read more)
My wife is at Ridge Manor Residential Memory Care – Canton. The layout is fine. It’s clean and well taken care of. They’ve got friendly staff. She is comfortable there. The food looked very good to me … (read more)

The Phoenix at Union Hill

9651 Union Hill Road, Canton, GA, 30115

We toured The Phoenix at Union Hill for my father, and it’s beautiful. It’s wonderful, and it is brand new. It’s got everything you’d want from it.,You would want to go live there. They have different … (read more)
We toured The Phoenix at Union Hill for my father, and it’s beautiful. It’s wonderful, and it is brand new. It’s got everything you’d want from it.,You would want to go live there. They have different … (read more)

The Holbrook of Woodstock

13682 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA, 30188

Holbrook of Woodstock is brand new. They offer cottages for people like my mom who doesn’t need the care yet. They offer assisted living, which are apartments, and they have 26 different floor plans t … (read more)
Holbrook of Woodstock is brand new. They offer cottages for people like my mom who doesn’t need the care yet. They offer assisted living, which are apartments, and they have 26 different floor plans t … (read more)

Oaks At Towne Lake

4580 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA, 30189

We went to the Oaks At Towne Lake. It looked well established, it was very nice, clean, it had a lot of activities, and it looked real nice. The staff was very nice. They seemed to have a lot of thing … (read more)
We went to the Oaks At Towne Lake. It looked well established, it was very nice, clean, it had a lot of activities, and it looked real nice. The staff was very nice. They seemed to have a lot of thing … (read more)

Manor Lake BridgeMill

131 Holly Street, Canton, GA, 30114

Manor Lake BridgeMill is a very nice place, but it’s not what I want. The staff members accommodated me very well and they did a very good job. It’s a fairly new place and it’s very nice. They have mo … (read more)
Manor Lake BridgeMill is a very nice place, but it’s not what I want. The staff members accommodated me very well and they did a very good job. It’s a fairly new place and it’s very nice. They have mo … (read more)

Camellia Place

294 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock, GA, 30188

I toured Camellia Place for my mom. It was very informative and very nice. They are set up differently. They have a house where they have many people in one house with the rooms. They have a general l … (read more)
I toured Camellia Place for my mom. It was very informative and very nice. They are set up differently. They have a house where they have many people in one house with the rooms. They have a general l … (read more)

The Retreat at Canton

3333 E Cherokee Dr, Canton, GA, 30115



2015

Cameron Hall of Canton

240 Marietta Highway, Canton, GA, 30114

Cameron Hall, located in Canton, Georgia, is close to Riverplace Shopping Center, Heritage Park and Interstate 575. Visitors compliment the friendly, professional staff and the spacious, comfortable r … (read more)
Cameron Hall, located in Canton, Georgia, is close to Riverplace Shopping Center, Heritage Park and Interstate 575. Visitors compliment the friendly, professional staff and the spacious, comfortable r … (read more)

Merrill Gardens at Woodstock

12730 Hwy 92 E, Woodstock, GA, 30188

Merrill Gardens at Woodstock, in Woodstock, Georgia, accommodates up to 200 residents in either one or two-bedroom apartments or companion suites. The facility is conveniently located near a host of l … (read more)
Merrill Gardens at Woodstock, in Woodstock, Georgia, accommodates up to 200 residents in either one or two-bedroom apartments or companion suites. The facility is conveniently located near a host of l … (read more)

Wickshire Canton

125 Riverstone Terrace, Canton, GA, 30114

Brookdale Canton is located in scenic Canton, Georgia, between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Etowah River Park and Canton Marketplace. While the facility offers residents num … (read more)
Brookdale Canton is located in scenic Canton, Georgia, between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Etowah River Park and Canton Marketplace. While the facility offers residents num … (read more)

Benton House Of Woodstock

3385 Trickum Rd, Woodstock, GA, 30188

Located in Woodstock, Georgia, Benton House of Woodstock is just a short drive from Woodstock Square Shopping Center. This facility receives high marks from relatives for its many activities. Resident … (read more)
Located in Woodstock, Georgia, Benton House of Woodstock is just a short drive from Woodstock Square Shopping Center. This facility receives high marks from relatives for its many activities. Resident … (read more)

Senior Care of Canton

220 Brick Mill Drive, Canton, GA, 30114


Paying for Assisted Living in Cherokee County

As part of the greater Atlanta region, Cherokee County shares the city’s average assisted living price, which comes to $4,000 per month. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this is less than the national average of $4,300. However, assisted living in Cherokee County is more expensive than the Georgia median, which comes to $3,500 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Cherokee County has some of the highest assisted living prices in the state. It’s beaten by nearby Gainesville, which averages $4,263. Coastal city Brunswick is also more expensive, at an average of $4,124. In the west of the state, the Columbus area is more affordable at $3,650 per month. In the center of the state, assisted living prices can be even cheaper, with Macon averaging $2,730. The lowest assisted living prices in the state can be found in nearby Warner Robins. At $2,300, it is $1,700 per month more affordable than assisted living in Cherokee County. Costs in Athens fall much closer to the state average, at $3,366. In the state’s northwestern corner, Rome has a more affordable assisted living price of $3,088.

$4000

Cherokee County

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2300

Warner Robins

$2730

Macon

$3088

Rome

$3366

Athens

$3650

Columbus

$4124

Brunswick

$4263

Gainesville

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Cherokee County

The state of Georgia offers an assisted living waiver to help offset the costs of assisted living. It’s called the Community Care Services Program and is income-based for individuals and married couples. 

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Cherokee County

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 Georgia page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Cherokee County

ResourceContact Service
Cherokee County Senior Services(770) 345-2675This body offers an array of assistive programs designed to help adults stay healthy as they age. These include care needs assessments, referrals to community services and long-term care placement. Seniors can also get help applying for health insurance and accessing other financial aid programs. This body runs the Silver Roamers program, which holds day and overnight trips, as well as several senior centers throughout the county.
Georgia Department of Veterans Services(770) 720-3538Veterans and their spouses can get help navigating the application and appeals process for a variety of federal and state benefits. Financial assistance may be available for housing, health care and education. This organization can also help veterans find long-term care placement. Medical and mental health referrals are also available here.
Canton Senior Center(770) 345-2675Seniors can participate in a wide variety of enriching and educational opportunities at this senior center. These include social activities like games and puzzles as well as wellness promotion activities such as chair yoga and Zumba. Seniors can also take part in hobby workshops and healthy aging classes. A volunteer transportation initiative helps seniors get to and from the center.
Atlanta Legal Aid(678) 376-4545Serving Atlanta and the surrounding areas, this nonprofit law firm aims to ensure equal access to justice by serving low-income people. A Senior Citizens Law Project helps adults 60 and over deal with issues related to housing and health care access as well as adult welfare concerns. This organization also runs a senior legal hotline that provides free information, referrals and assistance to seniors of any income bracket.
Cherokee County Transportation System(770) 345-6238This organization operates a paratransit system that helps mobility-impaired seniors get to appointments and errands. It also offers a travel training program that helps seniors learn to navigate the public transit system. CATS’s Demand Response Service offers rides to popular destinations throughout the county, which includes hospitals, malls and long-term care facilities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cherokee County

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cherokee County