Southern Hills Retirement Community

Offers Independent Living and Senior Apartment

11 Reviews
4515 E 53rd St, Tulsa, OK 74135
Call (918) 303-7943
Southern Hills Retirement Community (918) 303-7943

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Independent Living Reviews for Southern Hills Retirement Community

August 23, 2021

By Kenneth

I visited this facility

My tour at Southern Hills Retirement Community was alright. The lady that was there was very nice. The cheapest room you could get there wasn't much bigger than the bedroom that I'm sleeping in right now, so it's kind of small. The atmosphere was very congenial. It was a nice place, but it wasn't my kind of place. It's more like a nursing home kind of situation to me. My sister talked to someone, and she seemed to think that I would be getting some kind of money from somewhere, government or VA or something like that, to help with this, and apparently, that's not the case. So we just couldn't afford it. The one studio apartment that I saw was just minuscule to me. The facilities were very nice and clean, and the staff was very professional.

Provider Response

Kenneth, it was a pleasure to have you visit Southern Hills Senior Living. We are fully aware you have many choices in senior living. There's no such thing as one size fits all. Although our apartments are smaller, they do compare with other senior communities apartments with similar square footage. The difference between our apartments and most other communities is our pricing. For example, our studio apartment is $1,350 and includes everything (utilities, phone, cable, wifi, 3 meals, weekly housekeeping, appointment transportation, activities, outings, security and more). There are many people who need these services but can't afford other communities. At every senior community in our area you will find people who use walkers, scooters and electric wheelchairs. What a blessing they can live their best life possible with friends, activities and independence. The VA Aid and Attendance benefit offered to retired veterans can be big blessing when finances are a concern. Unfortunately, there are several eligibility requirements that must be met before application can be made. I'm sorry you didn't meet those requirements at this time. I hope you're able to find a community that meets your budget, needs and wants soon.

July 21, 2021

By Jeff Willison

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We were very excited to find Southern Hills when we did. The Staff has been very helpful. My brother loves the food and friendships he has formed since becoming a member.

July 14, 2021

By Jeff

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My brother is in Southern Hills Retirement Community. The place was recently purchased, after which it was shut down and then redone, so everything is virtually brand new inside. I think they divided it all up into brand-new rooms. It has a beautiful entrance. It looks like you're walking into a pretty fancy hotel. There's an area where they go down and watch movies on Friday nights. The cost is very reasonable. We're paying $1350 a month. He gets three meals a day, and there are snacks available 24/7. They clean his room once a week, and he has free cable TV and a free landline telephone. They have somebody on the premises eight-to-ten hours a day, and then they have security 24/7. They've given us so much help since we moved in. He doesn't need anyone to tell him how or when to take his pills or how to do certain things, but even at his age, he didn't know how to use a washing machine, and he has to do his laundry there. They will do it for you, but they want $60 a month. He can do his own, and it's free. He continues to mess with the thermostat setting in his room, up to the point that he sets it to "on" instead of "auto" and then the fan runs all the time, and he doesn't like that. They went in and took control of that; they fixed the unit so he can't mess it up again. They do everything that needs to be done. They just come along and do it. The lady who runs the place has been there for over a month now, and she goes by and visits with him at least once a day. He has never lived on his own before, so she goes by once or sometimes twice a day, visits with him for a few minutes, makes sure everything's all right, and makes sure he's happy and that he's not having any problems. He goes down to the kitchen now. I was there the other day with him, and he was eating with five other people who live there. I am glad that he has made some friends. He's starting to feel good about himself. The staff is very friendly toward him and makes him feel very welcome. The food is excellent, and everybody loves it. I visited him at lunchtime two or three times, and they're having the best stuff. They don't have any activities going yet. This is a pretty brand-new facility. They're just now doing the Friday-night movie thing. They're getting ready to start their shuttle run to town once a week, and they'll also go to dinner or lunch once a week if the people want to do that. They just put in a brand-new koi pond, and the whole patio area is beautiful. They're getting ready to start all of that, but they were just finishing things. When he moved in, they were still working on the big patio, koi-pond area, and all that, and that's all been finished in the last couple of weeks. The value for the money is awesome. We have a lot of friends in Tulsa paying an additional $1500 a month and not getting as nice or as good service as we are. As soon as we saw this one, we put a deposit down immediately and took the room. It's just beautiful.

Provider Response

Hi Jeff, Thank you for all your kind words. We love having your brother here at Southern Hills. He's part of the family. We now have activities available each week. Yesterday everyone enjoyed one of the entertainers that now comes to bring musical joy and fun to the community. We go shopping or out to eat each week. The residents love BINGO and an assortment of other board and card games. As added value we now have a full-service salon and home health onsite. Some of our residents start to need a little extra help with medically related services. Home Health does a great job of allowing them to remain in their home as needs increase. Our big pond, with water features is complete and full of beautiful koi. It's so relaxing to hear sound of the flowing water as you walk over the bridge. It's an honor to work in a place that provides so many good services and amenities for such a reasonable price. In fact, Southern Hills is the best value in all-inclusive senior living in the Tulsa area.
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Questions about Southern Hills Retirement Community

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

LaFortune Park is nearby along with many great restaurants and fast food options are nearby. Reasor's and Sams Club is less than 2 miles away and so much more shopping options.

What transportation services does Southern Hills Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

Courtesy transportation is available to all medical appointments. We also offer weekly outings for shopping and eating out.

What makes the chef or dining program at Southern Hills Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Every meal is prepared with love from our kitchen. Residents can expect 3 meals/day as a daily special. An alternate menu is available. We also have snacks, water, coffee, and tea available all day as well.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Common areas include a spacious open lobby with a large smart TV available for use, library room with a computer and printer, large dining area, open space patio with a grill, and an activities room with materials available for use for tenants such as paint, crafts, puzzles and board games. We also have a basement for inclement weather, tv watching, pool and a full-service salon.

What safety features or security measures does Southern Hills Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

Many apartments have step-over tubs or showers and handrails. The main hallway has a handrail. Basement serves as a social common area and protection in the event of storms.

If Southern Hills Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We welcome pets to Southern Hills Independent Living. We have a lovely large courtyard and a greenbelt available for walking and relaxing for our fur babies and residents.

Does Southern Hills Retirement Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Southern Hills is pleased to offer home health services to our residents through Anthem Home Health, located onsite.

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Services and Amenities of Southern Hills Retirement Community


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1350/month
  • Senior Apartments Starting At: $1350/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Spacious Rooms That Have Beautiful Up To Date Kitchenettes, Various Floor Plans/Layouts, Climate Control Heat And Air Along With Private To Semiprivate Patios For Each Room. Multiple Tub Options From Regular Tubs, Cut Out Tubs, And Walk In Showers.

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Three Meals A Day


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Campus Security, Tenant Parking Spaces,Spacious Courtyard, Koi Pond And Gazebo (Coming Soon), Library, Billiards,Outdoor Grill & Patio Seating Available For Sunbathing And Fun Cookouts.

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi


  • Offsite Activities

Guest services

  • Guest Parking


  • Minimum Age: 55
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About Southern Hills Retirement Community

Southern Hills Retirement Community is located in the heart of midtown Tulsa nestled by a great variety of things to do and places to visit. We are located near 51st and Yale by Lafortune Park and Lafortune Golf Course.

Surround yourself with great friends and great times. Be worry-free from making sure monthly bills are paid on time, keeping up with housekeeping and more! Our dedicated staff takes pride in getting to know all of our tenants and ensures that they are in an environment they can call home. Take a seat in our spacious dining room where you will be met with a delicious home-cooked meal or head down to the basement for some billiards with family and friends. Get comfy with a book in hand in our library while sipping on some warm hot tea. See what is on the calendar for our scheduled monthly activities and so much more. Take a tour today and see why Southern Hills Retirement Community should be your new home!

  • All-inclusive package pricing
  • Min Age 55
  • Room Housing Options
    • Studio apartments
    • 1-bedroom apartments
    • 2-bedrooms apartments
  • Spacious rooms that have beautiful up to date kitchenettes, various floor plans/layouts, climate control heat and air along with private to semiprivate patios for each room. Multiple tub options from regular tubs, cut out tubs, and walk-in showers.
  • Dining Options

    • 3 meals a day
    • Microwave & Refrigerator Included for rooms
    • Open spacious dining room with 3 meals a day plan with an always available menu. Private dining room that can be utilized for private parties and events for special occasions.

    Additional Amenities:

    • Beauty shop
    • On site salon services that is available with appointments. From haircuts and more!
    • Library room
    • Multiple choices of books to read from and to choose from with a warm cup of tea. Or surf the web with a computer and printer ready for use.
    • Spacious Courtyard
    • Courtyard under renovation with a Koi pond and a relaxing gazebo coming in the spring!!
    • Outdoor grill & patio seating available for sunbathing and fun cookouts.


    • Social activities & Activities Room
    • Scheduled activities onsite and off-site activities. Activities Room and activities supplies always available. Billiards available in the basement with a bar lounge area.

    Cleaning Services:

    • House Keeping and linen services
    • Housekeeping once a week with linen changes available.


    • Cable, WIFI, & Phone included
    • Cable entertainment so you never miss another show or the news. Phones also provided along with WIFI for all tenants to use.
    • Additional Amenities
    • Campus security
    • Courtesy Appointment transportation
    • Tenant parking spaces

    What Makes Us Special

    At Southern Hills Retirement Community, we’ve made retirement living easy! We offer a all inclusive package that is tailored to take care of all the essential needs for you or your loved one!

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