The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Columbus, OH

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Over 892,000 people live in Columbus and 9.8% of them are seniors aged 65 and over. Although Columbus, Ohio, is a bustling metropolis, seniors can find natural settings to relax in the city's dozens of parks. The city also has five senior centers, including the Prairie Township Senior Center and plenty of arts and cultural opportunities for seniors to explore.

The cost of living in Columbus is in line with the rest of the state and 10% lower than the national average. Seniors can expect to pay less for housing and healthcare than the U.S. median. Although it's cold and snowy in the winter months, spring and summer in Columbus are quite pleasant.

Living in the city comes at a slightly higher cost. According to Genworth's 2018 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities cost an average of $4,170, just under the state average and $170 higher than the national median.

Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Columbus and to see if there is one that fits your lifestyle.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Columbus

Friendship Village Columbus

Address: 5800 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus, OH 43231
Phone Number: (614) 215-9388

Friendship Village Columbus provides around-the-clock services, structured daily activities and care planning and supervision by a registered nurse. This pet-friendly facility in the northeastern region of Columbus has numerous on-site amenities, including a beauty/barbershop, general store, fitness center, library and computer lab. Residents also receive transportation for medical appointments and planned local outings to shop or dine. It's listed among the top communities in Columbus for its friendly staff, diverse activities and chef-prepared cuisine.

Monthly Starting Cost: $2,464
Room Types: Studios, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 64

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 72

Kensington Place Retirement Community

Address: 1001 Parkview Blvd., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone Number: (614) 252-5276

Located in the beautiful city of Columbus, Ohio, Kensington Place Retirement Community offers independent living, memory care living, respite services, and assisted living for seniors. It's just a few miles from Interstate 670, making it easy for residents to access the abundant cultural and shopping opportunities in Columbus. This facility keeps nursing staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so residents get the medical care they need, and laundry and housekeeping services are available so residents can spend more time enjoying the many on-site amenities, including the salon and barber shop and religious services.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,429
Room Types: Studios, One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 187

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 78

Danbury in Columbus

Address: 2870 Snouffer Road, Columbus, OH 43235
Phone Number: (614) 339-0459

Featuring resort-like community amenities designed for comfort, support and security, Danbury in Columbus ranks as one of the area's best assisted living facilities. The ADA-approved floor plans cater to a variety of living styles and are equipped with individual climate controls and emergency call systems. Residents share a warm, friendly atmosphere at the movie theater, bistro, fitness room and large outdoor patio, while the trained 24-hour staff looks after their personal care needs. Located near Dublin, Powell and Worthington, the community offers convenient access to shops, restaurants and parks.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studios, One-and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 133

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 43

The Woodlands of Columbus

Address: 5380 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213
Phone Number: (866) 886-0819

The Woodlands of Columbus offers assisted living that focuses on health and safety. Thoughtfully designed accommodations are equipped with emergency response systems, call buttons and bathroom handrails. Wide entryways and wheelchair-friendly spaces provide easy mobility within the homelike facility. Regular personal care assessments are provided by the residents' choice of home health agencies, and house physicians and visiting specialists oversee their healthcare needs. Round-the-clock assistance includes nutritional counseling, incontinence care and medication assistance. Highly appreciated for its competent staff and community features, The Woodlands of Columbus is listed as one of the best in the area.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studios, One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 120

Bickford of Scioto

Address: 3500 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone Number: (614) 457-3500

Within walking distance of the Scioto River, Bickford of Scioto lets you enjoy your retirement and take in all the views this beautiful area has to offer. Enjoy maintenance-free living that lets you take advantage of the facility amenities, such as the garden, the patio, religious services and planned off-site activities. This facility offers assisted living, memory care and independent living settings, so you can be assured that the arrangements and staff can provide the appropriate level of care. Scheduled transportation is also available so residents can make appointments or stay active in the community.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,407
Room Types: Studios and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Bed: 75

  • Average Stars: 3.4 stars out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 114

Creekside at the Village

Address: 2200 Welcome Place, Columbus, OH 43209
Phone Number: (614) 559-5500

Creekside at the Village is a faith-based, non-profit senior living facility located within Wexner Heritage Village. This convenience provides Creekside residents with priority access to comprehensive on-site health care, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, concierge medicine, traditional primary care, laboratory and dialysis. The healthy lifestyle is complemented with luxurious amenities and services that include well-appointed apartments done in high-end finishes, park-like grounds, restaurant-style dining, private party spaces, social events and off-site outings. Creekside at the Village makes it to our list of the top-10 assisted living facilities because of its highly rated community features and activities.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,645
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 138

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 60

Chestnut Hill Senior Living

Address: 5055 Thompson Rd., Columbus, OH 43230
Phone Number: (614) 855-3700

Chestnut Hill Senior Living provides assisted living services in Northeastern Columbus. Residents enjoy access to the on-site library, the fitness center with senior-friendly equipment and a full calendar of events based on residents' input. This pet-friendly facility features studio and one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes, parking spaces for residents and scheduled transportation services to nearby medical appointments and shopping centers. Chestnut Hill Senior Living is listed here for its highly ranked facility amenities and the friendliness of its staff.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studios, One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 113

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 160

Cherry Blossom Senior Living

Address: 79 Blossom Field Blvd., Columbus, OH 43213
Phone Number: (614) 530-7726

Cherry Blossom Senior Living is a pet-friendly assisted living facility located near I-270 in the eastern region of Columbus. The facility is just 5 miles away from the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, as well as several restaurants and shopping centers. Facility residents also enjoy access to on-site beauty and barbershop services, a fitness room and outdoor common areas. Cherry Blossom Senior Living has a licensed nursing staff that is on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure residents' safety and well-being.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,500
Room Types: Studios, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 13

Brookdale Trillium Crossing

Address: 3500 Trillium Crossing, Columbus, OH 43235
Phone Number: (614) 321-8761

Brookdale Trillium Crossing provides well-rounded assisted living amenities and services that are designed to positively impact every aspect of residents' lives. The Optimum Life approach and its signature programs are anchored on the emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful dimensions of wellness. Residents are encouraged to celebrate life each day, which they can easily do while enjoying meals at the bistro, relaxing in the garden or connecting with friends at the game room. Brookdale's holistic approach gets it a high rating on most review categories and puts it on our list of the best.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studios, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 74

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 120

Whetstone Rehabilitation Center

Address: 3700 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: (614) 457-1100

Walking distance from the Oletangy River, the beautiful walking trails of Northmoor Park and the John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health, Whetstone Rehabilitation Center is a full-service, continuing care community offering seniors compassionate assisted living services. Convenient on-site amenities include a beauty salon, general store and computer room. Residents can relax in the attractive, secured outdoor courtyards, and the shared, restaurant-style dining hall serves delicious chef-prepared meals. To help residents retain privacy and independence, the well-designed apartments include kitchenettes, personally-controlled thermostats and emergency call buttons.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 200

  • Average Stars: 3.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 110

Learn More About Assisted Living in Columbus

Columbus made the New York Times list of the "52 places to visit in 2019" and Food and Wine magazine's list of "32 Places to Go (and Eat) in 2019," indicating there is much to keep seniors busy here. Retiring in Columbus offers the opportunity to explore all that a large city has to offer at a cost of living on par with the rest of the state. Learn more about paying for assisted living in Columbus.