Austin enjoys proximity to numerous lakes and rivers and an abundance of parks that create a lush, green landscape. The population of Austin is 961,855, of which approximately 134,659 are seniors 60 and over. This fast-growing city offers many reasons seniors can enjoy retirement here, including a warm, moderate climate. U.S. News & World Report ranked Austin, out of 150 U.S. cities, as the No. 1 best place to live in Texas, 5th best place to live in the nation and 50th best place in the United States to retire.

Assisted living communities offer seniors long-term care when they can no longer live alone. The staff members at these facilities assist residents with daily care needs, housekeeping services and transportation. Assisted living is a good option for seniors who don’t need the advanced medical care of a skilled nursing facility. The monthly average cost for assisted living in Austin is $5,345, which is much higher than the Texas average of $3,998.

In this guide, you’ll find information about assisted living in Austin, including costs and the advantages and disadvantages of retiring in the city. Also included is a listing of free local resources for seniors in Austin.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Austin, TX

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Gaines Ranch

4409 Gaines Ranch Loop, Austin, TX, 78735

My brother will be moving into Brookdale Gaines Ranch. The apartments are all completely updated. They have crown molding and all new fixtures. In the kitchen, they have new microwaves. It looks very … (read more)
My brother will be moving into Brookdale Gaines Ranch. The apartments are all completely updated. They have crown molding and all new fixtures. In the kitchen, they have new microwaves. It looks very … (read more)

Holiday Renaissance-Austin

11279 Taylor Draper Ln, Austin, TX, 78759

We liked Renaissance-Austin Senior Living. The problem with them is the fact that they only had a room upstairs on the second floor, and my mother didn’t want to be on the second floor. They weren’t w … (read more)
We liked Renaissance-Austin Senior Living. The problem with them is the fact that they only had a room upstairs on the second floor, and my mother didn’t want to be on the second floor. They weren’t w … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Round Rock

8005 Cornerwood Drive, Austin, TX, 78717

Brookdale Round Rock is located just east of Avery Ranch Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Residents have access to laundry services, and cleaning crews stop by their suites every morning. Tai chi, cooking … (read more)
Brookdale Round Rock is located just east of Avery Ranch Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Residents have access to laundry services, and cleaning crews stop by their suites every morning. Tai chi, cooking … (read more)

Sodalis Austin

7017 Menchaca Road, Austin, TX, 78745

Sodalis Austin had been under a different name, but they’ve remodeled, so everything was clean and spacious. I met with the admissions coordinator, and she had the nurse come in and sit with us for ab … (read more)
Sodalis Austin had been under a different name, but they’ve remodeled, so everything was clean and spacious. I met with the admissions coordinator, and she had the nurse come in and sit with us for ab … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brookdale North Austin

5310 Duval Road, Austin, TX, 78727

Brookdale North Austin is located in the Duval Springs section of the Austin metro area, about 12 miles north of downtown. Staff members receive high ratings for their helpful and pleasant attitudes, … (read more)
Brookdale North Austin is located in the Duval Springs section of the Austin metro area, about 12 miles north of downtown. Staff members receive high ratings for their helpful and pleasant attitudes, … (read more)

Brookdale Beckett Meadows

7709 Beckett Road, Austin, TX, 78749

No place is perfect, but Beckett Meadows was about as close as you can get. It’s not the newest or fanciest place, certainly not a palace, but the staff there more than make up for that. The caretaker … (read more)
No place is perfect, but Beckett Meadows was about as close as you can get. It’s not the newest or fanciest place, certainly not a palace, but the staff there more than make up for that. The caretaker … (read more)

2015, 2022

Brookdale Westlake Hills

1034 Liberty Park Dr., Austin, TX, 78746

The thing I liked the most about Brookdale Westlake Hills was there were a lot of people on hand at the facility. There were people who care for the clients, and they were just floating around, which … (read more)
The thing I liked the most about Brookdale Westlake Hills was there were a lot of people on hand at the facility. There were people who care for the clients, and they were just floating around, which … (read more)

Buckner Villas

11110 Tom Adams Dr, Austin, TX, 78753

My mother moved into Buckner Villas, and she’s doing well. We’ve been very happy with it, it’s extremely clean, and when you drive up the grounds are immaculate; they’re always working on the grounds. … (read more)
My mother moved into Buckner Villas, and she’s doing well. We’ve been very happy with it, it’s extremely clean, and when you drive up the grounds are immaculate; they’re always working on the grounds. … (read more)

Legacy Oaks of South Austin

7501 US-290, Austin, TX, 78736

Legacy Oaks is an established facility. It had been recently renovated, so it’s really in good shape. The director was very knowledgeable. It was very clean, very organized, and they had good activiti … (read more)
Legacy Oaks is an established facility. It had been recently renovated, so it’s really in good shape. The director was very knowledgeable. It was very clean, very organized, and they had good activiti … (read more)

Ledgestone Senior Living

13150 Four Star Blvd, Austin, TX, 78737

Our parents lived in a big house out in the country, and had been using home caregivers for 12-hour daytime care. Their declining health and their isolation, prompted us to seek out a different, bette … (read more)
Our parents lived in a big house out in the country, and had been using home caregivers for 12-hour daytime care. Their declining health and their isolation, prompted us to seek out a different, bette … (read more)

The Plaza at Querencia

2500 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX, 78735

The Plaza at Querencia’s facilities were the nicest we’ve seen. They seemed to have a lot of activities, including transportation to places we might need to go. The food offering was better. They show … (read more)
The Plaza at Querencia’s facilities were the nicest we’ve seen. They seemed to have a lot of activities, including transportation to places we might need to go. The food offering was better. They show … (read more)

Maravilla at The Domain

11001 Austin Lane, Austin, TX, 78758

I went to Maravilla at The Domain yesterday. It’s a wonderful community, new, it’s only been there for two years. The staff and caregivers were very pleasant, they seemed as though they enjoyed their … (read more)
I went to Maravilla at The Domain yesterday. It’s a wonderful community, new, it’s only been there for two years. The staff and caregivers were very pleasant, they seemed as though they enjoyed their … (read more)

Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit

4401 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78759

It was quite nice, but it’s outside of our budget. My mother’s more mobile than the people in the area we went to. Most of them were in wheelchairs. We wanted a one-bedroom, but all they had were stud … (read more)
It was quite nice, but it’s outside of our budget. My mother’s more mobile than the people in the area we went to. Most of them were in wheelchairs. We wanted a one-bedroom, but all they had were stud … (read more)

Brookdale Northwest Hills

5715 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX, 78731

I was at Brookdale Northwest Hills; my experience was not too good regarding their assisting staff. It was during COVID, so we were all quarantined in our rooms, they followed the rules, and they were … (read more)
I was at Brookdale Northwest Hills; my experience was not too good regarding their assisting staff. It was during COVID, so we were all quarantined in our rooms, they followed the rules, and they were … (read more)

SoCo Village

3700 Payload Pass, Austin, TX, 78704

SoCo Village was brand new. The staff said it opened at the end of 2020, but because of COVID, they haven’t had many residents yet, so it’s still pretty empty. When you go into something brand new, ev … (read more)
SoCo Village was brand new. The staff said it opened at the end of 2020, but because of COVID, they haven’t had many residents yet, so it’s still pretty empty. When you go into something brand new, ev … (read more)

Longleaf Bee Cave

3936 South FM 620 Road, Austin, TX, 78738

Longleaf Bee Cave is brand new. It was very pleasant and very nice. The layout and features in the assisted living facility have been somewhat different from the memory care facility. But they had a l … (read more)
Longleaf Bee Cave is brand new. It was very pleasant and very nice. The layout and features in the assisted living facility have been somewhat different from the memory care facility. But they had a l … (read more)

Tech Ridge Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

400 E. Yager Lane, Austin, TX, 78753

Tech Ridge Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful facility. It is a two-story facility and has everything you would need in there. The staff was very friendly, very knowledgeable, and ver … (read more)
Tech Ridge Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful facility. It is a two-story facility and has everything you would need in there. The staff was very friendly, very knowledgeable, and ver … (read more)

The Village at The Triangle

4517 Triangle Ave., Austin, TX, 78751

My mom is at The Village at The Triangle, and the thing I like the most about them is they’re very much a community. The people are checking on my mom and they always have activities for the seniors. … (read more)
My mom is at The Village at The Triangle, and the thing I like the most about them is they’re very much a community. The people are checking on my mom and they always have activities for the seniors. … (read more)

Village on the Park – Onion Creek

11300 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX, 78748

We had a good visit at Village on the Park – Onion Creek. The staff was good. The apartments were average. They had a library.
We had a good visit at Village on the Park – Onion Creek. The staff was good. The apartments were average. They had a library.

Accession Estates Assisted Living Homes

10301 English Oak Dr., Austin, TX, 78748

After visiting four other assisted living with my husband for a place for my father-in-law, I was extremely impressed with the homely atmosphere at this home. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Th … (read more)
After visiting four other assisted living with my husband for a place for my father-in-law, I was extremely impressed with the homely atmosphere at this home. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Th … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Austin

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What To Consider About Assisted Living in Austin

All long-term care facilities in Texas are managed by the Texas Health and Human Services. The agency provides licensing and regular inspections of communities to ensure they abide by the assisted living statutes set forth by the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Austin

  • Seniors who prefer warmer climates may enjoy Austin’s temperate weather. The city receives an average of 35 inches of rain each year, comparable to the national average of 38 inches, with no snow. Residents have 228 sunny days a year to enjoy Austin’s outdoor beauty, a multitude of markets, music events and many golf courses.
  • Austin is a health-conscious city, with many of its residents heading outside to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and abundance of activities. The city offers excellent health care options, including the Ascension Seton Northwest Hospital, which ranks fourth on the list of top hospitals in the nation.
  • Budget-conscious seniors may find it challenging to live in Austin due to the city’s high cost of living of 119.3 compared to 100 as the national average. However, this high number is driven by an expensive housing market running at 159.6 versus the Texas rate of 84.3 and the nation’s average of 100. Seniors residing in an assisted living community typically don’t have to be concerned about the expensive housing market.
  • Texas is a retiree tax-friendly state. Social Security income, retirement withdrawals, public and private pensions and wages aren’t taxed. These tax-free policies offer financial advantages for seniors who retire in Austin, allowing them to keep more of their retirement savings.
  • Crime rates in Austin are higher than average, with violent crime ranking at 24.9 compared to the U.S. average of 22.7, with 100 being the highest. Property crime ranks at 55 compared to the U.S. average of 35.4.

  • Austin is a senior-friendly city offering many resources and options to help older residents live a full and active lifestyle. The Senior Resource Guide, a statewide publication available in print and online, provides comprehensive information for seniors living in Austin.

Paying for Assisted Living in Austin

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey reports an average cost of $5,345 per month for assisted living in Austin. The Texas average overall is $3,998, much lower than Austin and lower than the national average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $5,345, assisted living costs in Austin are among the most expensive in Texas. In San Antonio, a 90-minute drive south of Austin, assisted living costs $3,413 per month, much lower than Austin. To the southeast, on the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi’s monthly average is $3,388. Among the lowest costs for assisted living is Waco, north of Austin, at $2,800.

$5345

Austin

$3998

Texas

$4500

The United States

$3413

San Antonio

$3388

Corpus Christi

$2800

Waco

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Additional long-term care options in Austin include adult day health care for seniors who only need weekday care, which runs an average $1,517 per month. Seniors living at home who need care can opt for homemaker services or home health aide care, which includes some medical assistance, at an average cost of $5,196 each. For seniors who need higher levels of medical care found in nursing homes, a semiprivate room costs $5,931 and a private room $8,973.

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$5196

Homemaker Services

$5196

Home Health Aide

$5931

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8973

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Austin

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services may have programs and services to help seniors afford the cost of assisted living. Medicaid may also help seniors pay for assisted living in Austin.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

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 Texas page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Austin

Austin provides many free resources for seniors who live in assisted living communities or are considering moving into a facility. Local government agencies and nonprofits offer a host of activities, classes and assistance for seniors, including recreational opportunities, health and wellness resources and benefits information. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(512) 978-2400

The South Austin Senior Activity Center includes a community flower garden where seniors can enjoy outdoor games. The center holds classes in ceramics, exercise and cooking and offers billiards, arts and crafts and educational meetings.  

(512) 978-2480

The Lamar Senior Activity Center provides activities that foster sound physical and mental health for seniors through classes, support groups, wellness programs and educational workshops. Activities include dances, workshops, local area trips and live music performances.

(512) 974-1464

The Senior Transportation Program provides transportation for seniors 60 and older to help them maintain their independence. Rides may be scheduled up to 30 days in advance. Assistance is provided for those needing help, and seniors who use a wheelchair can request a handicap-accessible van or bus when they schedule a ride. 

1 (800) 252-2412

The long-term care ombudsman office is available to assist residents and their families with concerns or issues they have with long-term care facilities. The office provides mediation services to come to an acceptable resolution. Ombudsmen also help residents understand their rights and provide information concerning Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Austin

Austin Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texas