Garden Estates of Corpus Christi


2709 Cimarron Blvd , Corpus Christi, TX 78414

(855) 840-7257

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I thought that everything Garden Estates of Corpus Christi has is wonderful. If I ever need to go to a senior community myself, that's the one I'll choose. I was pleased with the layout, the floor plan, the people, and everything. I would definitely recommend them to anybody. While we were visiting, they had a group of people singing country songs, another group outside doing Zumba while in their walkers, and a movie night. The person who assisted me was the most wonderful guy I ever met and so helpful. The couple of residents I spoke to seemed happy and said it's a wonderful place.

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Garden Estates of Corpus Christi was beautiful and lovely. They have a van to doctors' appointments and they also have a beauty salon. The food was excellent. We looked at a small 1-bedroom and a large 1-bedroom. The staff was wonderful, very helpful, patient, and answered all the questions I hadn't even thought to ask.

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Garden Estates of Corpus Christi impressed me. Everybody was nice and it was kept up nice and was clean. The staff was very informative, very nice, and they went above and beyond. They had everything possible that you'd want for social things like music, dance nights, Bingo, sing-alongs, and they'd take you to Wal-Mart, shopping, and doctors' appointments. It's a pretty all-around good place.

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My 89 year old mother has always been very independent but her safety is now a concern. My sisters and I are searching for a retirement community where she will be supported, happy and safe. We found Garden Estates online and made an appointment with Gae Strenge. What a fabulous facility, beautiful, bright, and clean! Residents approached me to say how happy they are, how great the food is, and they raved about the wonderful facilities. Gae is outstanding, very knowledgeable, patient, supportive, very warm and absolutely wonderful. We have not yet made a decision about where Mom eventually will live, Garden Estates is at the very top of the list. The only drawback is that it is farther away than we would like.

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My wife and I live in the Houston, TX area and had been in Corpus Christi most of a week looking for someone to provide some living assistance for my elder aunt. She has been living alone with some assistance from a wonderful neighbor. Health problems in the neighbor's family are forcing her to reduce the assistance she can give my aunt. We had looked all of the providers we could find trying to get someone to drop in and check on my aunt twice a day. It has been impossible to find anyone to do this at an affordable price. In one last desperate effort, we contacted the folks who proved weekly skilled nursing. They said that they could not help with daily visits, but recommended we call Garden Estates of Corpus Christi. Janice answered the phone when we called. She was so bright and bubbly, I told my wife “This must be a great place”, while we were holding for Gae Strenge. Gea said that she had appointments in the afternoon, but if we could come right way she would show us the community. When we arrived, we were surprised. This was not the old folks home we knew from our youth. It was more like a fine hotel. The facility looked new and the occupants while older were moving about and seemed happy to be there. Gae explained the basic of assisted living and then took us on a tour. We saw the various assembly and game rooms, and then went through the separate dining facilities. Finally we visited the furnished model of a studio apartment containing a Queen sized bed. The apartment was roomy, with a kitchen, bath, and living room/bed room. Amazing it was less expensive than finding someone to come in for two hours a day, and the staff was available 24 hours a day. After the tour Gae invited us to lunch. The lunch was very good, and the conversation with Gae was very pleasant. By the time we left my wife and I were considering moving in. The next day we got my aunt reluctantly to agree to go see the apartment. Gae gave of a quick tour, of the apartment that would be available. It was a quick tour because my aunt is determined to stay in her home. Gea tried to get her to be comfortable, but my aunt was ready to go home as soon as we got there. We have not convinced my aunt that she should move to Garden Estates, or any where except “HOME”, but if affordable help can not be found, she will have to reconsider. Gae was always considerate, very pleasant and helpful. She is like and old friend. We look forward to working with her in the future, when my aunt has decided she must have more help.

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We first visited Garden Estates of Corpus Christi on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. It had became evident to my husband and me that Nancy Shorb, a longtime dear friend should consider moving into a Sr. Retirement facility. She was very much opposed and felt that she could continue living alone in her home. After church She agreed to go with us and visit a few communities. After visiting 3 facilities she was still opposed to moving, but we decided to visit one more, Garden Estates, before calling it quits for the day. It was late afternoon on Sunday and we doubted that anyone would be available to show us around and answer all of our questions, We walked in and asked for a tour. The next hour was one of the most delightful experiences that we've had lately! Gae Strenge greeted us and sat down to get to know Nancy before showing us an apartment. In 3 minutes we all felt like we had known her all of our lives. She showed us several apartments and explained everything about the facility. As we walked through the main lobby and the halls we saw many residents who's faces lit up when they saw Gae. She knew them all by name and introduced us. Gae, Janet at the front desk, as well as the residents, made us feel quite welcome. We stayed 2 hours, and were served coffee and scones. Gae invited us to come back on Monday and have lunch and discuss any necessary details. As we got in the car to leave, Nancy said, "I like THIS place!" When we asked her what she liked best, she said, "Gae Strenge!" I'm sure that you already know that Gae Strenge is a SUPERSTAR! My husband is a retired hospital administrator and he said if he was still working he would hire Gae away from there to work for him. Bottom line: in less than 2 weeks Nancy had moved in and was settled in her apartment. She has been there 7 days and is comfortable and happy. It has been a smooth transition and the staff has done everything they can to make her feel welcome. She is participating in the planned activities and enjoying the pleasant surroundings and the awesome meals.

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We had a wonderful experience when we first entered Garden Estates. Thank you Gae for your warm hospitality during our tour of your facility. Our family appreciated your informative and helpful approach. Because of your neighborly attitude, we chose Garden Estates and are very happy we did. Although management and personnel changes that took place as soon as we moved in were a little unsettling, our family will continue to be optimistic the community at Garden Estates will remain healthy, comfortable, and happy.

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Costs for Garden Estates of Corpus Christi

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 3,100

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,000

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Garden Estates of Corpus Christi

Property Info

Licensed Capacity: 67

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 62

State License #: 030038

1-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Beauty/Barber Shop


Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Educational Opportunities

Resident Clubs

Group Games


Outside Patio/Gardens

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Dining for Wellness™ Program

Fresh, Seasonal Cuisine


Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided


Wellness Everyday™ Program

Brain Health University™ Program

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Description of Garden Estates of Corpus Christi


Residents of Garden Estates of Corpus Christi experience the natural beauty on Padre Island while receiving all the services necessary to live a happy, healthy life. Our community offers our residents companionship, social gatherings, and other amenities which result in a stimulating living environment. Located near the Gulf of Mexico, seniors at our community enjoy a seaside setting with convenient access to area shopping destinations and medical facilities.

Garden Estate of Corpus Christi is operated by Senior Lifestyle Corporation. Since 1985, Senior Lifestyle Corporation has been creating premier retirement communities and innovative programs to help each senior residing with us enjoy a more fulfilling and healthy life.

Featured Amenities

Independent living seniors in our community partake of a variety of different amenities that will help to make their life go smoothly. Each residence has individually controlled thermostats, private bathrooms and kitchenettes.

We understand the importance of family, so here at Garden Estates of Corpus Christi we provide guest suites that are available for our residents' guest's personal use. As an added benefit, we also have an on-site salon and barber shop available.

Available Services

Residents can take part in our Wellness Everyday™ programs, which are award winning and feature activities seven days a week. Along with the wellness programs and Brain Health University™, we feature a Dining for Wellness™ program which helps to teach our residents the importance of eating healthy and the proper nutritional steps they should take. The dining service team provides fresh and seasonal cuisine that rotates regularly.

All accommodations in our community are provided with maintenance and housekeeping services. All utilities are included in the monthly cost except for telephone and cable services. Transportation is also provided to medical appointments or local shopping.

Garden Estates of Corpus Christi provide excellent senior living options while providing supportive services whenever needed.