Rio Terra Retirement

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

17 Reviews
2294 E. Common Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Assisted Living Reviews for Rio Terra Retirement

December 27, 2016

By Visitor871551

I visited this facility

Rio Terra was great and had the best vibe; it stood out. We liked that the price was very good and that they had independent living with full kitchens, and the assisted living had efficiency kitchens. The rooms were very nice and had really nice blinds. The marketing director who took us around was very personable and made us feel at home. The people there were very accommodating and welcoming. The overall grounds were beautifully kept, and we liked it.

December 20, 2015

By William104171650

I visited this facility

Rio Terra had memory care and assisted living. The dining area and kitchen were impeccable. They had very nice memory care with a lot of assistance from nurses. The people were happy and very nice. The facility looked very new and very open. They had all kinds of activities going on all of the time. It was a very nice place. Everything was good.

June 30, 2015

By Don49

I visited this facility

They were nice at Rio Terra Retirement, and they had a special wing for patients that have Alzheimer’s and dementia, but it was too expensive for what we can afford. It was a nice facility. It just won’t work for us right now.

July 10, 2013

By Teresa17

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Rio Terra was clean, conveniently close to home and of reasonable price. My mother-in-law had one bedroom with a bathroom and a small kitchen. The staff seemed to have a good attitude and was helpful. They also have medical people there. They have activities that interact with the residents. My mother-in-law liked the people and the place.

June 08, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

We visited the Rio Terra assisted living facility, since we happened to be in the area. We liked the area a lot - and there are plenty of affordable accommodations for family members who visit from out of town. The grounds were spacious and well tended. We liked the vibe - it was friendly and casual, but still professionally maintained. There was plenty of staff to take care of basic needs and care of residents. The activities ranged from board games, to discussions, private reading and watching film and TV. All of the areas were pleasant to be in and we could see that the residents thought so, as well. The indoor areas were all clean and bright. There is plenty of sunlight so that they do not need to use lighting when it is sunny outside. This was also true for the dwelling spaces. The activities they plan regularly include everything from visiting local restaurant favorites, the public library, movies, theaters, festivals and fairs - to day trips to nearby areas. The private rooms were decorated tastefully with a homey, light and airy atmosphere. Each unit has nice views of the surrounding area. Bathrooms were designed with safety seats and rails. The staff is well-versed at taking care of a variety of types of people, from those who are not ambulatory - to people who have memory issues. Their menus offered a variety of healthy food options. The food we saw looked nutritious, delicious and smelled really good, too. The snacks also looked interesting and healthy with a nice mix of nutritious options. We also liked that they encourage drinking plenty of fluids for healthy hydration each day. They have planned exercise classes - but also offer residents to work out any time they wish. We liked that they encourage exercise daily. This facility seemed very well maintained, with very nice staff and content residents.

July 31, 2011

By Mary's daughter

I visited this facility

I found the staff at McKenna Village to be warm and friendly, ready to assist and answer questions that any of us might have. The facility is new and beautiful. The common rooms are lovely with spacious gathering rooms as well as a dedicated movie viewing theater, a library and computer room, and smaller nooks and corners that people can sit in to visit. The rooms were well maintained and the appliances were all new. I liked the variety of layouts, and thought there were options to accommodate many different needs. The dining room was lovely, with views of the gardens and outside patio. Servers were pleasant, and the food surpassed my expectations. We were able to view both empty (available) rooms, and rooms that residents lived in to see how furniture fit. I especially liked the shelves outside of each room that allows the residents to personalize through displaying seasonal or other decor of their choice. Beautiful art on the walls, and a general sense of calm and pleasantness filled the entire facility.
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Independent Living Reviews for Rio Terra Retirement

December 28, 2015

By Visitor34

I visited this facility

I visited Rio Terra, which was a high-rise with apartments ranging from efficiencies to one-bedrooms to two-bedrooms/one-bath to two-bedrooms/two baths. They also have an Alzheimer's unit and maybe a nursing home. It's a huge place. A year or so ago, they had the open house for separate little cottages that are two-bedrooms/two-baths and have a garage built on to them. I don't think I can handle walking to the main building where the meals are served. They don't have enough parking places or handicapped parking places out there, so there are problems like that. It would be five stars, except for the high-rise apartments, and they only have four apartments on the corners that have windows; I simply couldn't see in their apartments, and I have to have a very light and bright place.

September 30, 2014

By Jeannie4

I visited this facility

I’d say Rio Terra Senior Living is very clean. They’re comfortable and very inviting. It seems to be very well run, very friendly, and very professional. Rio Terra is the place that we chose and we’re waiting now for an accommodation. The accommodation is very, very nice. I think it’s very adequate. The dining facility is very nice and very clean. They have exercise class, they have a sing-along, excursions to go out to eat, tours, games, and movies. The staff is very thoughtful and very friendly.

February 27, 2014

By Caring79500350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The lady who gave us the tour at Rio Terra was really warm and friendly and made us very at ease. She answered the questions quickly and doesn't say I don't know. The facility itself is really clean and modern. The people there were the same age as my parents. They weren't too old, so they felt like they would fit in. The rooms are great. I would move in myself. The dining area was really attractive. It was wide open, clean, and it didn't feel like a cafeteria. It felt like a restaurant. I know that they have a lot of activities I thought it was a very attractive, modern facility, but it had a lot of wood and it seemed warm and homey. The apartments were really nice with full kitchen that they can use as they need it.
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Services and Amenities of Rio Terra Retirement


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4005/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4080/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5200/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Detached Homes
  • Housing Extra: Cottages

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: ALF # 136489
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About Rio Terra Retirement

A community designed to enhance the lives and well-being of our senior residents, Rio Terra (formally McKenna Village) provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services and accommodations. Our beautiful community is located on 10 acres of manicured grounds, and sits next to a golf course and Comal Springs. Residents of our community enjoy an amazing combination of spacious accommodations, numerous amenities and world-class services.

Announcing…the Cottages at Rio Terra! Launch your retirement lifestyle in our brand new custom built homes, coming in June. With one and two bedroom floor plans, spacious kitchens and baths and an attached garage, you can live in your dream home and be able to take advantage of the luxuries of Rio Terra.

What Makes Us Special

We are nestled between San Antonio and Austin in the beautiful Hill Country next to the tourist town of Gruene Texas. There are many opportunities to shop, dine and just have a good time! Rio Terra was voted the best retirement community of 2014, Best Customer Service as well and Best Place to work!

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