2022 Top Florida Senior Living Communities

Sunshine and beaches has made Florida a popular destination for seniors looking to relocate for their retirement years. As a result, there is no shortage of senior living communities available in the sunshine state. If you’re one of the many searching for senior living and care for a loved one or yourself, you probably already realized that there are hundreds of options. All of them offer different levels of care, services, and amenities, but which one is the right one?

We have put together a handy list of Florida senior living community options. This process can be overwhelming at first. There are lots of things to consider, and having some guidance is certainly welcome. Another useful resource to consult is our senior living directory. Florida senior living communities come in all sizes, and being able to narrow the search based on your individual preferences is helpful. If you’re still feeling lost, you can contact us and a senior advisor will help get you started.

Tip for Paying for Florida Senior Living: Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance is a great option to help pay for associated senior living costs. The policies are offered through private insurance companies, and the best time to purchase is between the ages of 40 and 50. Pre-existing conditions often disqualify folks, so a senior with multiple sclerosis, for example, would likely be denied. Purchasing in the mid-40s when someone is in reasonably good health will pay off by the time long-term care is needed.  

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in State

We took the time to scrutinize Google and Facebook reviews, our own user ratings, and then ranked the leading Florida senior living communities. Finally, we researched complaints and violations on Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration AHCA. We used the results to determine who made our list of top communities.

Florida assisted living costs are on par with other states of a similar size. The median cost is $2,500 per month, but there are always additional charges so it is good to inquire ahead of time to determine services and care needed. Living type can also influence monthly costs, cheaper options like independent living don’t offer care while nursing homes and memory care units can run thousands of dollars more per month.

Top Rated Florida Senior Living Facilities

4.79 stars

4.79/5 Average Rating of Facilities
552 Total Reviews


Regency Oaks Clearwater

2751 Regency Oaks Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
24 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Regency Oaks Clearwater:

My wife and I have lived in Regency Oaks Independent Living for one year now. We are completely satisfied with our decision to move here. Or should I say happy! After a 2 year search in 3 states, we couldn’t be more happy with our choice. Staff is always happy to help, if needed and very friendly. Food is great. Grounds are beautiful. And plenty of activities, gardening, wood shop, bridge, yoga, tai chi and aquatics, just to name a few. Our kids like it too. I should add that we moved from Texas to Clearwater. A 2020 Update! We have now lived here for two years. On the 2 year anniversary we got out the fine wine glasses and toasted the wise decision we made in moving to Regency Oaks. Regency Oaks staff has been working hard to keep the residents safe from COVID-19 and have been very successful. Life Care Services has been a good management team for Regency Oaks. A 2021 Update! We have now lived here 3 years. Again, we got out the fine wine glasses and toasted our decision to move to Regency Oaks. During the past 12 months since our last post, staffs response has been extraordinary. No infections! Life Care services and our CEO got us the vaccine in March. 97% of the residents are vaccinated. Now we are back to normal activities. We cannot say enough about how good it is here.

-Chris Swanson

South Port Square

23023 Westchester Blvd
Port Charlotte FL 33980

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
42 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about South Port Square:

My uncle lives here and these folks do a great job caring for their residents. Covid has made everything unmanageable, but they have stayed focused on the seniors living there. My family is very appreciative and uncle is very happy with all the changes.

-Jonn Acker

The Mayflower at Winter Park

1620 Mayflower Ct
Winter Park FL 32792

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Mayflower at Winter Park:

I have a friend there who is very dear to my heart. The place is so clean and the staff is very respectful. She is very comfortable and who could ask for more. I just wanna say to all Thank you for making my friend comfortable. Her hair is well taken care of and her clothes are always clean. I was able to bring her little dog to visit her and that was a blessing to her and me. I cant say enough about this place. Keep up the good work.

-Curtis Coaxum

YourLife of Palm Beach Gardens

13465 Pasteur Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

yourlife of palm beach gardens fl

What residents and loved ones have to say about YourLife of Palm Beach Gardens:

This facility is like a family all working together for the good of the resident! As the daughter of a resident, I couldnt be happier. The aides and nurses are so loving, caring and take time with my mom! The activity director and her assistant are ANGELS from heaven. They make sure the residents are involved in as many activities as they are interested in. Always giving a gentle nudge to participate which has benefitted my mom and helped her settle into the facility much better than I could of imagined. The executive director who runs the facility communicates with ease – ALWAYS keeping residents and family members in the loop which is so comforting for me as I dont live in Florida 6 months of the year! Her daily updates on Facebook are refreshing as I know exactly what is happening on a daily basis. She is always available for feedback or new ideas to make this facility the best it can be. The front desk are people who are the rock of the facility. The residents call or stop by with questions or concerns and they do anything and everything for the residents as well as greet guests with a smile!!! I love the family atmosphere they have created and I am glad I chose Your Life as a home for my mom and me!

-Cheryl Harris

Highpoint at Cape Coral

1701 Four Mile Cove Pkwy
Cape Coral FL 33990

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

highpoint at cape coral fl

What residents and loved ones have to say about Highpoint at Cape Coral:

Absolutely fantastic, visitation was extremely friendly and informative. Already reserved an independent living condo in this all inclusive facility for mom and will be moving her within next two weeks after we furnish with brand new furniture from sale of her house. She will begin a new chapter of her life in a beautiful new home with all conveniences included.

-Debra Brennan

Brookdale West Palm Beach

6100 Common Cir
West Palm Beach FL 33417

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
39 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Brookdale West Palm Beach:

I have known many residents who have lived at this community for several years and are very happy. The food is as good as any restaurant (if not better), and there is always something going on for the people who live there. The staff have been there for DECADES in many cases, and really seem to love what they do and genuinely care about the seniors who live there. If I had a loved one in need of independent or assisted living, Id send them there without hesitation.

-Tina Hanley

The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes

7901 Radio Road
Naples FL 34104

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
17 Total Reviews

the pineapple house at sapphire lakes naples fl

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes:

Moving my mom to the Pineapple House was the best decision weve made. It is a positive environment where my mom has made significant improvements since her move. The staff has made it easy to know everyones name. Darlene and Nanci helped every step of the way to make the transition and move-in process seamless. Nurses Yvonne, Jen and Mavis are professional, empathetic, provide personalized care and give me regular updates on my moms progress. The entire staff of CNAs such as Evie, Maria, Glenda and Elizabeth are at all times respectful, compassionate and kind. It is comforting to know my mom is safe and well cared for. Jackie and Sandi are so creative and encourage participation in the many group activities. The entire staff goes above and beyond. Thank you all for what you do! I would highly recommend the Pineapple House for your loved ones.

-Peggy Bruni

The Carlisle Naples

6945 Carlisle Ct
Naples FL 34109Address

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
21 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about The Carlisle Naples:

I am absolutely amazed by the care they have taken to keep our loved ones safe. I am so appreciative of all of their efforts. Great job Bill Diamond and staff!

-Cindy Crimmel

Lake Port Square

600 Lake Port Blvd
Leesburg FL 34748Address

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

What residents and loved ones have to say about Lake Port Square:

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more caring and dedicated staff. We are so happy to live here. Make plans early to move here and start getting rid of stuff now.

-Rob Martel

Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie

3700 SE Jennings Rd
Port Saint Lucie FL 34952

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
21 Total Reviews

harbor place at port saint lucie fl

What residents and loved ones have to say about Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie:

They are doing a great job during difficult times. My 99 year old mother is very happy. If she is happy, they are providing amazing care!

-Don Booth

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