Duluth is a charming suburb located approximately 22 miles northeast of Atlanta in Gwinnett County. Home to about 29,600 residents, including more than 3,400 seniors aged 65 or older, Duluth is a hub for entertainment and shopping. The city’s vibrant Town Green provides a wealth of free entertainment activities. Outdoorsy seniors take advantage of several golf courses, trails, parks and the Chattahoochee River, which flows along the northern boundary of the Rogers Bridge Park. Seniors can also dive into the city’s rich history at the Duluth Historical Society and Museum. Altogether, it makes Duluth a highly desirable place for retirees to live. 

Assisted living is a popular housing option for seniors who wish to remain independent but require light nursing, personal care and housekeeping. The average cost of assisted living in Duluth is $4,000 per month, higher than the statewide average but lower than the national average.

This guide provides information on assisted living in Duluth, including cost comparisons of other senior living options and average assisted living costs in other Georgia cities. It also offers some benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Duluth and free senior resources from local, county and state providers.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Duluth, GA

2019, 2021, 2022

Parc at Duluth

3315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Duluth, GA, 30096

Parc at Duluth is located near Abbotts Bridge Recreation Area and the Chattahoochee River in Norcross, Georgia. Visitors comment on the beauty and cleanliness of the accommodations, which range in siz … (read more)
Parc at Duluth is located near Abbotts Bridge Recreation Area and the Chattahoochee River in Norcross, Georgia. Visitors comment on the beauty and cleanliness of the accommodations, which range in siz … (read more)

2016

Country Gardens of Duluth

3450 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA, 30096

Country Gardens of Duluth is close to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Gwinnett Medical Center and the W.P Jones Memorial Park, in Duluth, Georgia. Family members describe this facility as wonderful, a … (read more)
Country Gardens of Duluth is close to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Gwinnett Medical Center and the W.P Jones Memorial Park, in Duluth, Georgia. Family members describe this facility as wonderful, a … (read more)

Sweetwater Terraces

3555 Sweetwater Road, Duluth, GA, 30096

Sweetwater Terraces in Duluth, Georgia, is convenient to Interstate 85, Gwinnett Place Mall and White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Each apartment has a patio or balcony, and the living accommodations rang … (read more)
Sweetwater Terraces in Duluth, Georgia, is convenient to Interstate 85, Gwinnett Place Mall and White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Each apartment has a patio or balcony, and the living accommodations rang … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Johns Creek

11405 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA, 30097

Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Sunrise of Johns Creek is located in Johns Creek, Georgia, close to the Mall of Georgia, Johns Creek Town Center and Peachtree Golf Course. Residents’ family mem … (read more)
Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Sunrise of Johns Creek is located in Johns Creek, Georgia, close to the Mall of Georgia, Johns Creek Town Center and Peachtree Golf Course. Residents’ family mem … (read more)

Sunrise at Ivey Ridge

2950 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

Sunrise at Ivey Ridge is conveniently located near Haynes Market Shopping Center and the Country Club of Roswell in Alpharetta, Georgia. Visitors are impressed by this facility, which they describe as … (read more)
Sunrise at Ivey Ridge is conveniently located near Haynes Market Shopping Center and the Country Club of Roswell in Alpharetta, Georgia. Visitors are impressed by this facility, which they describe as … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Lawrenceville

1000 River Centre Pl, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Brookdale Lawrenceville is located in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Rhodes Jordan Park, Rabbit Hill Park and Interstate 85. Visitors praise the nice, clean facility and its very k … (read more)
Brookdale Lawrenceville is located in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Rhodes Jordan Park, Rabbit Hill Park and Interstate 85. Visitors praise the nice, clean facility and its very k … (read more)

2015

Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett

3100 Club Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, 30044

As a RN, deeply entrenched in the community, I personally chose Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett for my father. I knew the company policy was love, care and understanding, which is exactly what I wanted for … (read more)
As a RN, deeply entrenched in the community, I personally chose Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett for my father. I knew the company policy was love, care and understanding, which is exactly what I wanted for … (read more)

Village Park Peachtree Corners

5701 Spalding Drive, Norcross, GA, 30092

Located in Norcross, Georgia, Village Park at Spalding is convenient to Route 141 and Peachtree Parkway Shopping Plaza. Living accommodations consist of two-bedroom bungalows and cottages with porches … (read more)
Located in Norcross, Georgia, Village Park at Spalding is convenient to Route 141 and Peachtree Parkway Shopping Plaza. Living accommodations consist of two-bedroom bungalows and cottages with porches … (read more)

Belmont Village Johns Creek

4315 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Belmont Village Johns Creek is in Suwanee, Georgia, near Georgia Highway 141, Johns Creek Town Center shopping mall and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Visitors comment on the peaceful and pleasant atmosp … (read more)
Belmont Village Johns Creek is in Suwanee, Georgia, near Georgia Highway 141, Johns Creek Town Center shopping mall and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Visitors comment on the peaceful and pleasant atmosp … (read more)

The Landings at Norcross

680 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, GA, 30071

My dad is moving into The Landings at Norcross. It appears clean and appears to have a modern layout. He’s on the third floor (which would be kind of a drawback), but they make rounds every two hours … (read more)
My dad is moving into The Landings at Norcross. It appears clean and appears to have a modern layout. He’s on the third floor (which would be kind of a drawback), but they make rounds every two hours … (read more)

Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Our Mom was in Antebellum James Burgess and her apartment was very nice and the people nicer. They treated her with respect and dignity. And they were extremely loving to her. We highly recommend i … (read more)
Our Mom was in Antebellum James Burgess and her apartment was very nice and the people nicer. They treated her with respect and dignity. And they were extremely loving to her. We highly recommend i … (read more)

The Cohen Home

10485 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA, 30022

The Cohen Home is located in Johns Creek, Georgia in a residential area. Residents of the facility give accolades to the beautifully landscaped facility, spacious floor plans and friendly, helpful sta … (read more)
The Cohen Home is located in Johns Creek, Georgia in a residential area. Residents of the facility give accolades to the beautifully landscaped facility, spacious floor plans and friendly, helpful sta … (read more)

Anna’s Private Home Care

730 Tab Roberts Road Northwest, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

Anna’s Private Home Care is situated east of Interstate 85 in a residential community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a short drive from the St. Marlo Country Club, Mill Creek Nature Center and several d … (read more)
Anna’s Private Home Care is situated east of Interstate 85 in a residential community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a short drive from the St. Marlo Country Club, Mill Creek Nature Center and several d … (read more)

Tapestry House Assisted Living

2725 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

Tapestry House Assisted Living is located in southern Alpharetta, Georgia, near amenities such as an urgent care center, movie theater, restaurants and shopping. Spacious apartments let residents enjo … (read more)
Tapestry House Assisted Living is located in southern Alpharetta, Georgia, near amenities such as an urgent care center, movie theater, restaurants and shopping. Spacious apartments let residents enjo … (read more)

Enrich Senior Living of Norcross

519 Lawrenceville Street, Norcross, GA, 30071

Enrich Senior Living of Norcross is located just off Route 23 in Norcross, Georgia, not far from the Norcross Welcome Center and Museum. According to relatives, this is a secure, gated community with … (read more)
Enrich Senior Living of Norcross is located just off Route 23 in Norcross, Georgia, not far from the Norcross Welcome Center and Museum. According to relatives, this is a secure, gated community with … (read more)

Heartis Suwanee

4055 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Heartis Suwanee was a beautiful facility, very bright, and secure. The staff was incredibly courteous. The rooms were large, new, and looked very up to date. I did not try the food, but the dining are … (read more)
Heartis Suwanee was a beautiful facility, very bright, and secure. The staff was incredibly courteous. The rooms were large, new, and looked very up to date. I did not try the food, but the dining are … (read more)

Tapestry House Memory Care

9212 Nesbit Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

My mother had Alzheimer’s Decease for 17 years and was in two other assisted living facilities before I moved her to Gardens of Roswell. That was the best thing in those seventeen years I ever did. … (read more)
My mother had Alzheimer’s Decease for 17 years and was in two other assisted living facilities before I moved her to Gardens of Roswell. That was the best thing in those seventeen years I ever did. … (read more)

Celebration Village Forsyth

3000 Celebration Blvd, Suwanee, GA, 30024

This place is all show and marketing. If you need independent living it’s pretty, some of the staff are nice and the food is generally good. But if your loved one needs assisted living or memory car … (read more)
This place is all show and marketing. If you need independent living it’s pretty, some of the staff are nice and the food is generally good. But if your loved one needs assisted living or memory car … (read more)

Oaks at Suwanee Creek

3681 Burnett Road, Suwanee, GA, 30024

My husband and I visited as we are looking for a loved one. It was a gorgeous facility and had beautiful rooms! The size of them was much larger than we anticipated and seemed like it would be a great … (read more)
My husband and I visited as we are looking for a loved one. It was a gorgeous facility and had beautiful rooms! The size of them was much larger than we anticipated and seemed like it would be a great … (read more)

Ivy Hall Assisted Living

5690 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

Ivy Hall Assisted Living was on the small side, and it was really about half empty. The staff told me there were only three or four men there, so I don’t think it gonna be an appropriate place for my … (read more)
Ivy Hall Assisted Living was on the small side, and it was really about half empty. The staff told me there were only three or four men there, so I don’t think it gonna be an appropriate place for my … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Duluth

Assisted living facilities, personal care homes and nursing homes in Duluth and throughout Georgia are overseen by the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation. HFR handles senior care facility inspections and licensing, monitors these facilities and investigates any complaints brought against them.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Duluth

  • Although the cost of living in Duluth is higher than the national average, it’s by less than 2%. However, it’s about 8% higher than the state average. On the plus side, health care costs in Duluth are lower than both. Health care in Duluth is more than 8% less than the national average and nearly 4% less than the state average. Prescription drugs aren’t subject to sales tax statewide, providing further savings on medical costs.
  • Seniors in Duluth benefit from lower county sales taxes, which help counter the slightly higher cost of living. Georgia’s state sales tax is 4%, which is among the lowest nationwide. Localities can add up to 4.9%, but Gwinnett County only charges 2% sales tax, and there aren’t any city or special sales taxes. The county’s combined sales tax rate of 6% is lower than 98% of Georgia’s other cities and counties.
  • Georgia doesn’t tax seniors’ Social Security income or Railroad Retirement benefits. It also exempts most types of retirement income for individuals aged 65 or older, such as interest, dividends and annuities. However, this exemption is only on income up to $65,000 for singles or $130,000 for couples.
  • Seniors benefit from having a local hospital, but several top-notch facilities are within seven miles of Duluth. Northside Hospital Duluth was evaluated with Northside Hospital Gwinnett, which combined garnered 10 high-performance ratings. Northside Hospital Duluth is a 122-bed hospital that offers the latest medical care and technology and specializes in orthopedic surgery, stroke rehabilitation, emergency services and minimally invasive surgeries.
  • Duluth crime rates are lower than the national and state averages. Crime is ranked on a scale of one to 100, with one being the best. Violent crime in Duluth is ranked at 18 compared to a state average of 21.1 and a national average of 22.7, while property crime is ranked at 32 compared to 41.8 statewide and 35.4 nationwide

Paying for Assisted Living in Duluth

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Duluth is $4,000 per month. While being near Atlanta likely drives up this cost, it’s still lower than the national average by $300 per month, and it’s only $500 higher than the statewide average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of assisted living in Duluth is on the high side compared to several cities in Georgia. Its monthly cost is much higher than Macon and Rome, with a difference of $1,270 and $912 per month, respectively. However, Duluth’s cost is lower than Brunswick’s by $124 and lower than Gainesville’s by $263.

$4000

Duluth

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$2730

Macon

$3088

Rome

$4124

Brunswick

$4263

Gainesville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is only one of several senior care options available in Duluth. Seniors looking for support and social activities during the day only may opt for adult day health care. This is the lowest cost option at an average of $1,300 per month. For in-home care, homemaker services cost about $4,147, and home health aides cost around $4,195. Nursing homes provide more extensive, round-the-clock care. These facilities are the highest cost options at approximately $6,950 for semiprivate rooms or $7,559 for private rooms per month.

$4147

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$6950

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7559

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Duluth was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Duluth

Two key state programs provide Medicaid-eligible seniors help with the cost of care: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Services Program (CCSP). The former provides assistance with intermediate-level nursing care in an assisted living environment, while the latter provides financial assistance for a lower level of care.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia

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 Duluth

Government entities and nonprofits throughout Gwinnett County strive to provide services for seniors to help them remain independent for as long as possible. Seniors in Duluth will find several free resources that assist with various needs, including transportation, legal help, counseling and socialization. 

Resource

Contact

Services

(678) 377-4150

Gwinnett County Senior Services strives to enhance the quality of life for residents aged 60 or older throughout the county. Services help seniors maintain their independence through support, education, free or low-cost services and referrals for them or their spouses. Services may include transportation, meals, counseling, educational activities, fitness classes, social events, day trips and volunteer opportunities. Seniors who don’t qualify for services may receive referrals.

(770) 822-8775

Friends of Gwinnett Seniors is a nonprofit, volunteer-operated organization that supports or supplements senior programming in Gwinnett County through fundraising efforts. It’s dedicated to helping seniors experience a safe, healthy and fulfilling life in any setting, including access to health care, transportation, nutrition and in-home assistance.

(770) 822-5147

The Gwinnett Council for Seniors advocates for the needs of seniors throughout Gwinnett County and encourages an active and informed lifestyle. GCS offers information on health, housing, education, jobs, classes, social events, volunteer opportunities and activities at more than 36 senior organizations and clubs countywide.

(678) 963-5199

The Gwinnett County LTC Ombudsman office investigates and works to resolve any complaints long-term care residents make against an LTC facility, including assisted living. Ombudsmen provide information about residents’ rights, appropriate care and resident abuse. They also regularly visit LTC facilities to talk with residents and listen to concerns they might have while observing the condition of the facilities.

(866) 552-4464

Seniors aged 60 or older in Duluth or anywhere in Georgia needing legal assistance in civil matters may contact the Elderly Legal Assistance Program. The ELAP has lawyers and paralegals who help with a range of issues involving abuse or neglect, health care, housing, long-term care, income and consumer protection.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Duluth

Duluth-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 Georgia