Renaissance Austin is a charming facility. The facility is very nice with big windows that constantly let in plenty of natural light. I find the design of the building to be quite nice with a layout that flows well. The atmosphere here is very open and airy and the light that shines through the many windows of this...
I really like this facility. Brookdale Westlake Hills is a nice facility with plenty of cool amenities. This facility is very large with plenty of places to walk. There were plenty of paved walking trails for those looking to walk and get some exercise and plenty of areas to sit along the way in case residents would...
The Renaissance has come a long way. There have been changes made over the past year or so and this community has definitely improved. The lighting is better and the employees' morale seems to be much better too. The Renaissance is clean and maintained. The staff is kind and helpful. They have activities, socials, and outdoor functions planned for their residents.
Brookdale Westlake Hills is quite lovely especially the common areas. The residents were moving around seemingly enjoying their day, while the staff monitored and helped out as needed. I noticed that some of the common areas were a little unorganized, but overall the community was clean. The dining menu has some great...
Historical area and great location! Brookdale Gaines Ranch is in an excellent location, it's peaceful, relaxing, and reminds me of grandma's. This place has many relaxing sitting areas for reading or visiting. Some of the residents were participating in an exercise type activity and seemed to really be enjoying it....
Situated in central Texas, Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and boasts of many live musical venues. Thus, the city earned its nickname as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Aside from the robust entertainment sector, Austin is also a technology hub with many Fortune 500 tech corporations establishing their headquarters in this city. For this reason, Austin also adopted the “Silicon Hills” moniker. And because of its vibrant community as well as its warm and mild weather, many seniors opted to spend their retirement years in Austin independent living communities.
Austin has a rich history spanning the centuries; thus, some interesting attractions in this city include museums and historic landmarks, such as the State Capitol; Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which contains themed exhibits chronicling the history of Texas; and LBJ Presidential Library, which exhibits a comprehensive collection of historical documents. Aside from these historical attractions, the city has a lot to offer to people who love the outdoors. Seniors living in Austin independent living communities have their pick of outdoor attractions to explore, such as the Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Town Lake, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Westcave Preserve, McKinney Falls State Park; as well as countless other playgrounds, gardens and parks.
The government has three senior activity centers and twenty recreational centers in Austin. These centers organize activities and programs catered to seniors and adults. Additionally, Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers many activities and services for seniors living in Austin independent living communities. Activities are geared toward varying goals, such as traveling, nurturing hobbies, recreation, physical fitness, learning new skills, income supplementation, and many others. One renowned center in Austin, for example, is the Old Bakery and Emporium consignment store, which exhibits handcrafted gift items made by local senior artisans.
Austin is also home to the best medical facilities. For example, St. David’s Healthcare hospitals - St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center and St. David’s Medical Center — were named in Thomson Reuters’ 100 Top Hospitals in terms of organization, patient care, financial stability and operational efficiency. In addition, seniors residing in Austin independent living communities can also take advantage of Seton Medical Center’s medical and surgical acute care centers. Three Seton hospitals have been included in the U.S News and World Report’s list of best hospitals. The Seton group of hospitals has also been recognized for different medical specialties, such as geriatrics, pulmonology, neurology, orthopedics, and gastroenterology.
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) provides accessible and convenient public transportation to the city. Seniors residing in Austin independent living communities have their pick of transportation options of buses, light rails or paratransit vans. In addition, Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers transportation services to seniors in the greater Austin area. This is part of the government’s program to enhance seniors’ quality of life by promoting their independence.
Austin has the perfect mix of city scenes, live music, and warm community living. With its thriving economy, laidback lifestyle and great outdoors, seniors residing in Austin independent living communities enjoy the best comforts that city living has to offer.
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Austin, TX Independent Living Costs
Austin, TX Independent Living Costs
The median cost of Independent Living in Austin for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,035/month (SeniorHomes.com - 2015). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.