The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in The Villages, FL

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The Villages is a planned community for active seniors located 20 miles south of Ocala. As of the latest census, the percentage of residents aged 65 and above is almost 80% and the area has seen rapid growth in recent years. It was included in the Forbes list of the best places to retire in 2017. The climate of Central Florida is positive for many seniors who move here, as are the prevalence of senior-friendly attractions and events in the area.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the cost of assisted living in The Villages is roughly 50% higher than average for the state. The average cost here is $5,375 per month compared to the Florida average of $3,500. Adult day care is approximately 10% more expensive, while there is virtually no difference in the cost of in-home care and nursing facilities. The overall cost of living in The Villages is fairly consistent with the Florida average, and health care is slightly cheaper, although housing prices drive up the total.

Continue reading to find out which assisted living facilities in The Villages made it into our top 10 list.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in The Villages

Freedom Pointe at The Villages

Address: 1550 El Camino Real, The Villages, FL 32159
Phone Number: (844) 880-8405
Website: https://lifecare.brookdale.com/en/communities/freedom-pointe-at-the-villages.html

Freedom Pointe at The Villages is an assisted living facility within the larger Brookdale campus, which provides a continuum of care from independent living to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Residents can swim and take light exercise classes in the indoor pool, learn new arts and crafts, socialize in the library and go on group outings.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 58
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 80

The Springs of Lady Lake

Address: 620 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Phone Number: (352) 259-0016
Website: https://www.greystonehealth.com/thesprings/

The Springs of Lady Lake provides a safe, secure assisted living environment inside of a specialty care campus. It's located just a few blocks from Spanish Springs Town Square and Highway 441. Nurses are on duty 24/7 to provide medical care, and transportation is available for appointments and shopping. We ranked The Springs in the top 10 for its ability to provide on-site skilled nursing.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 80
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 77

Elan Buena Vista

Address: 5867 E. County Road 466, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone Number: (352) 329-3380
Website: http://elanbuenavista.com/

Elan Buena Vista is a large and modern retirement community located just across the road from a golf course and shopping center. It has a secure courtyard with sitting areas and walking trails for assisted living residents, as well as a fitness studio and salon. Residents can also keep their minds active in the creative design and media rooms.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,990
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 130
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 53

Summerfield Suites Assisted Living

Address: 17421 S.E. 109th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL 34491
Phone Number: (352) 307-0222
Website: http://www.sfs-alf.com/

Summerfield Suites provides assisted living in a home-like atmosphere with fewer residents than most communities. All apartments have a private bathroom and kitchenette, as well as individually-controlled heating and cooling. On-site nursing is available 24/7 and physicians are on call. Residents go on field trips around Ocala to go shopping, eat at restaurants and see the sights.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 46
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 61

Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living

Address: 3890 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone Number: (352) 674-4700
Website: http://buffalocrossings.com/

Buffalo Crossings is a large assisted living facility on the west side of The Villages, just blocks away from shopping centers, eateries and churches. Residents can join the chair aerobics classes arranged by certified instructors, play bingo with friends, enjoy the weekly happy hours and themed dinner parties. Transportation to a selection of local churches and temples is also provided on Sundays.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,400
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: 135
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 33

HarborChase of Villages Crossing

Address: 13517 N.E. 86th Court, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Phone Number: (352) 350-5310
Website: https://www.harborchase.com/harborchase-villages-crossing/

This upscale retirement community is located at the heart of The Villages surrounded by beautiful golf courses and shopping centers, and just a block away from The Villages Regional Hospital. Apartments can be customized for the special needs of each resident. We placed HarborChase of Villages Crossing in the top 10 for its advanced wellness center and therapeutic services provided on-site by trained professionals.

Starting Monthly Cost: $5,500
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 135
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 56

HarborChase of Wildwood

Address: 1477 Huey Street, Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone Number: (352) 251-3902
Website: https://www.harborchase.com/harborchase-wildwood/

HarborChase of Wildwood is a large assisted living and memory care community in east Wildwood, just one mile from Brownwood Paddock Square. Amenities include an exercise room, a bar for drinks and snacks, several themed dining rooms and medical facilities. Residents can take part in over 21 daily activities, classes and group trips to local shops and events.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,195
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 111
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 15

Village Veranda at Lady Lake

Address: 955 S. US Highway 27/441, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Phone Number: (352) 254-8912
Website: https://villageveranda.com/

Village Veranda provides assisted living in a large community in southeast Lady Lake. The full-time activity director encourages residents to be active and socialize by hosting live events, games and field trips. Residents can also take advantage of amenities such as the beauty and barbershop, craft room, theater and library. We included it in the top 10 for its modern, spacious interiors.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,100
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 145
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 15

The Willows of Wildwood

Address: 4725 Bellwether Lane, Oxford, FL 34484
Phone Number: (352) 430-0076
Website: https://www.leisurecare.com/our-communities/willows

The Willows is a retirement community that provides a continuum of care from independent and assisted living to memory care. Each section is designed and staffed with the needs of residents in mind, such as extra support and encouragement for assisted living, as well as medication assistance and transport to appointments and events. Residents also enjoy the bright, spacious lounges and activity rooms with casino-style card games.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,350
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 134
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 140

Sumter Place in The Villages

Address: 1490 Killingsworth Way, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone Number: (352) 561-8036
Website: https://www.sumterseniorliving.com/

Sumter Place in The Villages is a resort-style assisted living facility that is part of the large Sumter Senior Living community. The buildings are modern and bright, with high ceilings and tall windows in the common areas, such as the Grande Clubhouse. We included Sumter Senior Living in this list for its choice of accommodations, including seven different floor plans available in assisted living.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 168
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 92

Learn More About Assisted Living in The Villages

Assisted living in The Villages itself is relatively expensive, although there are many facilities on the outskirts and in neighboring areas which are more affordable, such as those in Oxford and Lady Lake. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the selection of courses available, and there are many venues for live events catering to the large senior community.

Read more about the cost of care and how to pay for it in our guide to assisted living in The Villages.