Iris Place

(3 reviews)

755 Epps Bridge Pkwy , Athens, GA 30606

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2.67 out of 5.0

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    My friend was in Iris Place for a while. Her room seemed spacious, and it was definitely clean. There were places for people to sit on. She was pretty well satisfied with the place.

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    My Mom tried this place for a few months and decided to leave. There were several reasons behind her decision. First, it took forever to get even the most basic issues repaired in her apartment. The food was okay when she first got there but quickly dropped in quality as the weeks passed. The staff could be unhelpful to downright rude. I experienced this myself sometimes when I can to visit. They market themselves as independent living but it's clear many of the residents need full-time care. Iris Place plainly cares more about revenue than residents. The constant cost-cutting and shortcuts are visible everywhere.

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    My parents signed a lease for three months on a trial basis. After they moved in, no one really helped them adjust and no one visited. Several maintenance things that we're suppose to be taken care of were ignored. My dad was given a hard time about wearing his Pearl Harbor hat inside the building, a hat that he wears everywhere he goes. This was only a week after he got there and when I tried to talk to the staff about this, I was told he needed to "put on his big boy pants and grow up". When grandchildren came to eat in the dining hall, they were treated as a nuisance and we were made to not feel welcome. When I tried to talk to the staff about concerns, I was treated very rudely. My parents have left after three months. They hated it there. We are very disappointed that Iris Place did not do more to make them feel welcome.

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Description of Iris Place


Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains and just 70 miles from Atlanta, we’re the home you’ve always wanted. Boasting beautifully landscaped grounds and elegant facilities, we enjoy all the conveniences of the nearby vibrant community. When you’re not admiring the stunning mountain sunsets, you can take time to discover local attractions like the Oconee River Greenway, the State Botanical Gardens and the Athens Farmers Market. Visit the 19th-century Carter-Coile Country Doctor’s Museum or enjoy the Athens Symphony Orchestra perform at The Classic Center. Iris Place is the proud winner of three Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Retirement Community.

Iris Place is a part of Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.

Featured Amenities

We offer a host of exciting amenities to enhance your senior years. Each day you can look forward to delicious, well-balanced meals that are freshly prepared by our in-house chefs and served three times daily in our restaurant-style dining room.

Residents can choose from a carefully planned calendar of activities, events and off-site day trips. Stay active by joining in with our bean bag baseball games, gentle Tai Chi classes and popular Wii bowling tournaments. Enjoy a more relaxed pace and take high tea with your new neighbors, browse our extensive library or get involved with the local community with our award-winning volunteer program.

Available Services

An all-inclusive service awaits you as a resident of Iris Place. Everything from weekly housekeeping and linen changing to free cable and courtesy transportation is all part of the package. There are no unexpected surprises, so you’ll have more to spend on enjoying the very best that senior living in Athens has to offer.

We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday 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.

Iris Place presents an attractive option for independent and active senior living in the heart of Georgia.

Costs for Iris Place

  • Independent Living Starting Cost per Month: $1,949

Amenities at Iris Place

Property Info

  • Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles
  • Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
  • Recreation: Less than 2 Miles
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Studio Apartments
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • 2-Bedroom Units
  • Cottage-Style Homes
  • Air Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Kitchenette
  • Emergency Call System
  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Parking Provided
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • TV and Media Room with Nintendo Wii®
  • Billiards Lounge and Game Room
  • Library


  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Religious Activities and Services
  • Canasta, Bingo, Wii Bowling and Group Games
  • Shopping Trips and Local Outings


  • Outside Patio/Gardens
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Pet Policy: Pets allowed
  • Private Dining Room
  • Restaurant-style Dining


  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Other Transportation Provided
  • Housekeeping
  • Holiday Travel Program
  • Seniors Serving Seniors Program
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