Iris Place


755 Epps Bridge Pkwy , Athens, GA 30606

(855) 840-7257

Reviews of Iris Place

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I visited Iris Place. It was a very clean place, the staff is nice, and they want to help you anyway they can. The rooms were a bit tiny, but adequate for us, the dining room was beautiful, and they had linen over the tables. You can order anything you want, we did have lunch, and it was delicious. They have an activities director, and they have a bus that takes them to Walmart, banks, or whatever. It had more to offer than any other place we looked at.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

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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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

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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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

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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Costs for Iris Place

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,024

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

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


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



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


Holiday Travel Program

Seniors Serving Seniors Program

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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.