Austin Retirement Communities

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Austin Retirement Communities

The Plaza at Querencia

Review by Local Professional


Located in southwest Austin and part of a golf course with some nearby shopping, this Southwest motif building is full service. They have kind staff, exercise rooms equipped very well, and even a small store...

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The Plaza at Querencia

Review by Catherine


After having a bad experience at another facility we moved our father to Querencia skilled nursing. We can't say enough good things about the care, understanding and one on one attention our father gets there. We were so traumatized from the experience at the previous place and mis- treatment he received...

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Review by John


We're in Westminster and they have all of the facilities here. I like the fact that we are in an independent living apartment. It has a full kitchen and it has all the things that we need. We have maid service once a week, and we have trash or recycling pickup three days a week. The food is very good...

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Information About Retirement Community in Austin

Austin, the large capital city of Texas, is home to 820,000 people and over 1 million insect-eating bats that earn it the nickname "Bat City." A popular retirement destination, Austin's senior citizen population has increased by 53% in the last 12 years and Austin retirement communities have also grown accordingly. The community is a surprisingly diverse mix of residents from all ages and backgrounds. This unique blend means that small businesses often stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the headquarters or satellite offices of major corporations like Apple and Google.

Austin Attractions

Bat City has a number of great getaways and experiences to keep residents of Austin retirement communities entertained throughout the year. Austin's Fazio Canyons Golf Course gives dedicated duffers a challenge, while beautiful scenic stops like the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Zilker Botanical Garden are sure to attract gardening enthusiasts. For seniors with active lifestyles, the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and rowing on Town Lake are excellent destinations to enjoy a little nature along with healthy exercise.

Senior Activities in Austin

Austin runs a well-established program for residents of Austin retirement communities through the Senior Activity Center - Lamar. In addition to planned activities like senior-friendly health programs and field trips to nearby tourist spots, the center also serves as meeting space for a number of independent senior-centric groups. The Coming of Age Organization of Austin also offers seniors helpful benefits like computer classes, medical equipment lending services, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Austin Medical Facilities

Playing host to so many residents of Austin retirement communities and employees at prestigious companies, it's little wonder that Austin boasts highly skilled medical facilities, Seton Medical Center, located in Austin proper, was ranked #1 in the Austin metro area and "High-Performing" in geriatrics by US News. St. David's Medical Center is also located in Austin and enjoys a "High-Performing" ranking in diabetes / endocrinology and geriatrics as well. In addition to these centralized hospitals, a network of 18 quick-care clinics operate throughout the metro area under the name ARC, or Austin Regional Clinic.

Transportation for Seniors in Austin

Residents of Austin retirement communities who opt out of car ownership have lots of options for quickly and easily getting around the Austin metro area. The city's Capital Metro system has an impressive network of connections through a bus and rail system. Disability assistance is available for the entire system, and economical multi-trip passes are available for senior riders who may have a set income. A convenient trip planner is available on the Capital Metro website that enables riders to type in their starting and destination addresses and receive a customized route.

With a wide range of senior-serving activity centers, excellent medical care, and accessible transportation options, life in Austin retirement communities has never been better. Come investigate this Texan gem for yourself and you'll see why more and more retirees call Austin home each year.

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