The El Dorado

Offers Independent Living

14 Reviews
714 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Call (800) 385-2527
The El Dorado (800) 385-2527

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Independent Living Reviews for The El Dorado

September 30, 2014

By Caring93828050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother is in El Dorado and for now, it is working out. It is a senior living facility, but for a fee, it does have a 24-hour nursing care if you need it, and my brother needs that. His room is nice and bigger than the other places. He says the people are friendly and the food is good. The staff is very nice and helpful. They have a lot of stuff going on.

September 22, 2014

By Shay2

I visited this facility

I really like El Dorado, but my mom wasn’t able to do her medications, so it just didn’t fit for her. Based upon what I thought, I would definitely recommend that. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The dining was like a dining out type with waiters that took your order. The whole facility was very nice, well up-kept, and the rooms are way more than anything I would have even imagined. If my mother’s dementia weren’t so bad that would have been the spot that I would choose for her. They had bingo, cooking, they didn’t have any stoves in the rooms, but they did have one in the common area that the residents could access as they wanted. They have date nights where they watch movies, and a library. The resident manager came in and had lunch with us, and everyone wanted to be there. If they decide to go to Florida for the next two weeks, their rent still covers them there and wherever in the country they have a facility, and that is wonderful.

August 27, 2014

By Caring67399050

I visited this facility

I went to one that is really expensive and really nice called The El Dorado. It was a beautiful facility. The inside and outside were lovely. The grounds were beautiful. The food was great. The place was really luxurious. I wish I could afford it. The rooms were beautiful and a nicely sized. The halls were wide. It's really a first class place. The staff was just as nice as they could be.

February 28, 2014

By Kay23

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff at The El Dorado were friendly and my mother was happy there. It was just apartments for the residents. The food was good and they had plenty of activities like bingo and outings, although she did not do any of them. I would recommend this place to other people.

June 07, 2013

By Mary61030850

I visited this facility

At El Dorado, the place was really nice looking. We saw the apartments and they looked really nice. We like them, but we're looking for assisted living facilities.

September 23, 2011

By Kay Paggi

I visited this facility

This is an independent living community that has most of the amenities of assisted living. The building is 15 years old, and is in the process of complete remodeling. It was originally built with interesting room configurations, such as octagonal rooms in some units. There are 100 apartments ranging from studio/efficiencies to 1,000 sq ft 2-bedroom. The building is light and airy, with a 3 story skylight in the middle of the lobby. There are 2 floors of apartments. The building has several community rooms; one with a large screen TV for movies, another with overstuffed chairs and bookshelves filled with books, and another with a billiard table and plenty of game tables. The dining room is large, with a grand piano on a raised dais. Plenty of light in this area, too. All food is made from scratch by a chef. There is a beauty parlor with 2 chairs, and an area with 3 exercise machines. Part of the remodel is to add a gym that can be used for outpatient rehab. There are 3 types of church services each week. New furniture for the dining room is on order. ALL apartment have a 2nd door leading onto a private patio. The patio has a 'sticky' floor to reduce chance of falling. Apartments have a small kitchen with refrigerator and sink and cabinets. Residents may cook in their building's kitchen if they want to bake a cake or favorite recipe. There is plenty of closet space. Rooms can be painted a variety of colors to suit the tenant's tastes. Pets are accepted, as long as the residents can take care of them. There are 4 laundry rooms for residents' use. The staff does weekly housecleaning and flat linen. In addition to flat (no point system) base rent, there is an enhanced rental plan that can include companion care, cueing to activities, assistance with dressing and bathing and other personal care. There is a medical home care agency housed in the building that can assist with medications, and doctor-ordered therapies. There are 4 live-in managers, so someone is always in the building in case of midnight emergencies. Rooms have emergency pull cords. El Dorado is located on the west side of Richardson, about a block from the Richardson Senior Center. The van from El Dorado makes 3 daily trips to the Senior Center. This is a 'bridge' loving place, and there is a full activity schedule with lots of creative happenings. The average age is 82, and most residents live here for years. There is almost no staff turnover.
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Costs for The El Dorado

Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of The El Dorado

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55


  • Independent Living Starting At: $1749/month

  • About The El Dorado

    The El Dorado is located in Richardson, TX, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

    From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

    So come to The El Dorado for a visit...and stay!

    *We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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