Top Independent & Assisted Living Communities around Asheville

Independent & Assisted Living Communities Near Asheville

Whether you are looking into senior housing options for yourself or a loved one, it's good to know what's available here in the Blue Ridge Mountains for older adults who need extra support. Independent and Assisted Living communities offer a comfortable, home-like setting with options for continued care as needed. These communities include residential and personal care homes, memory care communities, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, hospice care, and respite care. They also offer social events, activities, and specialized accommodations for a variety of needs. (Feature photo: Givens Estate, Asheville)

Gardeners at Ardenwoods Retirement Community
Gardeners at Ardenwoods Retirement Community

Independent Living Communities: This setting is ideal for seniors who would like to rent or own housing (typically condos) with extra services like dining facilities, meals, housekeeping, linen service, social activities, and transportation. They are age-restricted and include home designs like wide doorways, no stairs, and other increased accessibility features. These communities provide a quiet setting, a key benefit to many seniors. 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities: This type of community (also known as CCRCs) offers a campus-like setting with individual homes, cottages, villas, and apartment buildings spread among several acres with many of the same amenities that active adult communities offer. What makes CCRCs distinct is their long term care advantage by having residential housing, services, and nursing care all in one location, allowing seniors to age in one place. They are a combination of retirement communities where residents can enjoy physical and financial security, privacy, independence, friends, community facilities, and access to health care. 

Assisted Living Communities: These communities provide personal care in a home-like setting for seniors who do not require constant care but need extra support with daily activities like eating, bathing, dressing, and medication management. They offer apartment-like settings where residents can enjoy their privacy while also having access to dining facilities, transportation, recreational events, health care, and more.

Top Independent & Assisted Living Communities in and around Asheville

Givens Highland Farms Retirement Asheville
This welcoming community has a home to suit your lifestyle. Givens Highland Farms is one of the most unique and natural retirement communities you will find. The walkable, pet-friendly community is ideal for those seeking an active and vibrant lifestyle. Here, you will enjoy incredible scenic mountain views and outdoor activities like hiking,... read more
Carolina Living Choices Asheville
Carolina Living Choices is a print and online guide for active, senior living retirement in Western North Carolina. They offer a wealth of information and expertise on real estate, 55+, and retirement communities near Asheville, including lifestyle resources for education, enrichment, recreation, and travel. See helpful articles... read more
Tryon Estates Retirement
A resort-like senior community in the NC Foothills, Tryon Estates provides the most desirable aspects of active retirement living, while offering Acts Life Care ®️ which protects your nest egg as needs change. For those 62 and up who enjoy gorgeous scenery, wonderful friends, and gracious living. ... read more
Arbor Terrace Retirement Asheville
Arbor Terrace of Asheville offers quality, state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care in North Carolina’s beautiful Asheville area. The Assisted Living program is designed to provide care at the level you need, from minimal assistance to comprehensive care. At Arbor Terrace, assisted living levels of care change and grow with the... read more
Deerfield Retirement Community Asheville
Deerfield is a Life Care community, also known as Life Plan, offering its residents unique health care benefits. Active retirement living in an exceptional setting with a full continuum of care from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing. Surrounded by scenic beauty, the campus offers walking trails, garden plots, sidewalks,... read more
College Walk Retirement Brevard
Situated on 33 beautiful acres, College Walk features the finest in Independent Living and Assisted Living. With stunning surroundings, outstanding services, and an abundance of amenities, residents are proud to call College Walk home. Independent Living combines community living with the privacy of an apartment, rental cottage, or... read more
Lake Point Landing Hendersonville
Lake Pointe Landing features the finest in Independent Living and Assisted Services. With stunning surroundings, outstanding services and an abundance of amenities, our residents are proud to call Lake Pointe Landing home. Independent Living combines community living with the privacy of your own apartment, and Assisted Services offers... read more
Givens Estates Retirement Community Asheville
Givens Estates offers a wide variety of residential living options including single homes, cluster homes, townhomes, and apartments. They offer over 50 different floor plans with customizable options to suit your lifestyle, personal preferences, and design. Long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are an option with some homes and... read more
Harmony at Reynolds Mountain, Asheville
Harmony offers a range of residential care options including independent living, assisted living, and secured assisted living options for those suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia. The spacious 1-2 bedroom apartments feature full-size kitchens, stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and views.  Residents enjoy flexible... read more
Ardenwoods Retirement Community Asheville
Ardenwoods offers both independent and assisted senior living on 48 acres with 1-3 bedroom apartments, common dining area with mountain views, fitness center and more. Residents enjoy amenities like gardens, nature trails, social events, art studios, and full-service beauty salons. Practical services like transportation, housekeeping, and... read more
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