The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Sarasota, FL

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Seniors make up over 22% of the population in Sarasota – almost double the national average – which means seniors here have more choices and more freedom in deciding where and how to live. Many of Sarasota's assisted living communities benefit from beautiful surroundings, such as large lakes and wooded areas, which creates a peaceful atmosphere even in the heart of downtown.

The cost of senior care in Sarasota is roughly 10% higher than the state average for all levels of care according to the Genworth 2019 cost of care survey, which includes assisted living, homemakers, home health aides and nursing home care. Most facilities in the area are within two miles of major medical care and specialists, and healthcare is slightly cheaper than average compared to Florida as a whole.

Continue reading to see the top 10 assisted living communities in Sarasota with information on cost, amenities and more.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Sarasota

Brookdale Colonial Park

Address: 4730 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone Number: (941) 462-1782

Brookdale Colonial Park is a large assisted living facility tucked away in a wooded area of southeast Sarasota. Residents enjoy plenty of room to move around, inside and out, with large rooms and common areas as well as outdoor spaces to walk or relax. The game room and art studio are popular indoor spots, and the whole facility has Wi-Fi access to keep in touch with family. Staff receive training on Alzheimer's and other health issues, as well as monthly training on safety.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 110

  • Average Stars: 3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 80

Atria Sarasota

Address: 4540 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone Number: (941) 347-4503

Atria Sarasota is set among tree-lined residential streets and a large water feature, which creates a peaceful atmosphere while still being close to shopping malls, restaurants and major medical care. All apartments have an outdoor patio area, walk-in closet, kitchen or kitchenette and individually-controlled thermostat. Maintenance and an emergency alert system are included in the cost, as well as laundry and housekeeping, so residents can enjoy the pool or events hosted by the full-time activity director.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,690
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Villas 
Number of Beds: 185

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 94

Heron Club at Prestancia

Address: 3749 Sarasota Square Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238
Phone Number: (941) 922-1669

This facility sits next to TPC Prestancia golf course in Sarasota, just across the street from the Westfield shopping mall, a great place for group outings with its cinemas, shops and restaurants. Heron Club at Prestancia offers several apartment options – most with their own private balcony – and residents are encouraged to bring whatever decor and furniture they like. The activity director works full time to create fun games, live events and group outings.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,475
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments, Suites 
Number of Beds: 100

  • Average Stars: 3.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 59

Elmcroft of Sarasota

Address: 730 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 955-4646

Elmcroft of Sarasota is in the downtown area, less than a mile from Sarasota Bay and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, as well as a major hospital, museums and shopping malls. Residents take part in a personalized program of activities at the facility, which includes a library, game room with pool table and many large indoor and outdoor common areas. Meals are prepared with fresh, local produce and served restaurant style in the dining room or patio area.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,890
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 147

  • Average Stars: 3.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 106

Heron East

Address: 2290 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone Number: (941) 378-5757

Heron East is set in a mostly residential neighborhood with good access to major roadways, and it's just a mile away from the Centergate Plaza shopping mall and a large hospital. New members of the community choose from four floor plans of studio apartments that can be personalized with furniture and other decorations from home. Staff are available 24/7 to help with bathing, grooming and other tasks, and the housekeeping, laundry and maintenance is all taken care of.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,375
Room Types: Studio Apartments
Number of Beds: 112

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 89

Heron House

Address: 3221 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone Number: (941) 955-7575

This facility is located east of downtown Sarasota, just across the road from the fairgrounds and close to shops and restaurants. Transportation is provided for regular group outings to the local stores, and while at home they're encouraged to be social in the lounge or take part in other activities, such as gardening, painting, games and light exercise. Educational classes and religious services are also provided. Three meals per day are served in the dining room with table service and fresh, resort-style food.

Starting Monthly Cost: $1,800
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: 95

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 109

HarborChase of Sarasota

Address: 5311 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone Number: (941) 468-2838

HarborChase of Sarasota is a large, upscale assisted living facility on the southeast side of town, just under a mile from Interstate 75 and many shopping malls and restaurants. Residents go on weekly trips to nearby events, eateries and other fun locations. While at the facility they can choose from over 21 experiences every day in the Life Enrichment program. Common areas are spacious, so it's easy to get around, and apartments can be adapted for individual needs.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,500
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 125

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 60

Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care

Address: 3271 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone Number: (941) 413-5500

This facility offers a resort-style experience for seniors in need of assistance with tasks of daily living, but who also want to enjoy freedom and security in elegant, safe surroundings. Multiple sizes and styles of apartments are available. Some have private patios and walk-in closets, and they're all fully furnished with home-like decor. Residents are also welcome to bring their own things from home. There are frequent trips to shops, restaurants, sports, theater productions and nearby beaches.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,970
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 85

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 61

Brookdale Phillippi Creek

Address: 5501 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone Number: (941) 922-8778

Brookdale Phillippi Creek is a large assisted living community surrounded by trees and landscaped grounds, and the residents can take advantage of the peaceful setting in safe and secure courtyards and gardens. The facility offers plenty of amenities to keep seniors busy, including fitness and wellness centers, a living room with fireplace, internet access and an ice cream parlor. All apartments are equipped with emergency response and security systems, and staff are on-duty 24/7 to give assistance.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 127

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 60

Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

Address: 2186 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: (941) 954-1911

This assisted living community is hidden away in a peaceful residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Sarasota, roughly half a mile from Sarasota Memorial Hospital with its major medical facilities. Activities range from stretching and light exercise in the morning, fireside snacks a little later and a movie or games after the evening meal. There is also a putting green and other outdoor sporting and relaxation areas, as well as a beauty spa and piano room.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 120

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 37

Learn More About Assisted Living in Sarasota

Assisted living in Sarasota offers many benefits for active seniors who would enjoy local events, arts and culture or a round of golf. The city also has great communities for less active residents, with beautiful outdoor areas to take advantage of the Florida weather, while still being safe and secure with staff on hand at all times to give assistance.

Read more in our guide on how to pay for assisted living in Sarasota, Florida.