2022 Top Tennessee Senior Living Communities

Are you looking for senior living and care in Tennessee? You want to make sure that you’re getting the best service and amenities in a warm, home-like environment. Unfortunately not all communities are created or managed equally. With so many options today it can be overwhelming finding the best fit your loved one or yourself. Is assisted living enough, or is nursing home care needed?

We decided to review the top senior living facilities in the most popular areas of Tennessee. The following 15 communities are the highest rated on our site. Don’t see your city here? You can search our senior living directory for more great living options or contact us.

How to Pay For Tennessee Senior Living
Senior Living can be expensive, not everyone has the savings or the income to pay for the room, care, and other services that can add up every month. There are options though. VA Benefits, Long-term care insurance, home equity, reverse mortgages, life settlement funding, and Medicaid may all be options to help offset or cover the cost of senior living and care.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Tennessee

So how did we figure out what were the best Tennessee senior living communities? We combined reviews from several websites, including Google, Facebook and other sources for senior living in Tennessee. Reviews themselves aren’t enough, so we made sure there no outstanding compliance violations or complaints with the TN Dept. of Health.

The last thing we did was make sure the living facilities listed were affordable for most people. What good is a senior living community if you can’t afford to live there? The average cost for assisted living in Tennessee is $3,920.00. In most communities this includes housing, many meals, and basic amenities and services. Independent living is typically cheaper but doesn’t offer care, while memory care and skilled nursing can be thousands more a month.

Top Rated Tennessee Senior Living Facilities

4.74 stars

4.74/5 Average Rating of Facilities
407 Total Reviews


Shannondale Health Care Center

7424 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909

Living Types Available: Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

Shannondale Health Care Center Knoxville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Shannondale Health Care Center:

My Father and Mother at one time have been residents. My Mom has been there now for 4 years. She and I can’t say enough about the Care and Compassion of Everyone there! It absolutely gives Me such a peace of mind to know I can depend on them when I am not there! Especially during this Virus. I want to THANK Everyone of You from the Bottom of My Heart!!

-Sandy Travis

Princeton Transitional Care and Assisted Living

401 Princeton Rd.
Johnson City TN 37601

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Nursing Home

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

Princeton Transitional Care Johnson City TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Princeton Transitional Care and Assisted Living:

Princeton took wonderful care of my sister during her stay. The staff were very compassionate and does a great job at communicating. They made sure she had everything she needed at home and even called to check on her after she was home. Great bunch of people

-Virginia Gipson

Riverdale Assisted Living

6880 East Raines Road
Memphis TN 38115

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Riverdale Assisted Living:

This is a wonderful place. It really has atmosphere! I am amazed at the number of residents who participate daily in exercise and fun activities. There is a cosmetologist available weekly, a team of nurses and resident assistants on staff. Meals are served hot and fresh! There is industrial equipment available for laundry, cooking… You name it! It is such an excellent retirement facility.

-Delphine Rogers Newsum

Shannondale of Maryville

804 Shannondale Way
Maryville, TN 37803

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

4.5 stars

4.4/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

Shannondale of Maryville Maryville TN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Shannondale of Maryville:

My father and mother were both residents at Shannondale Health Care in Maryville. I can not say enough good things about the staff of nurses at the facility. They are true professionals and go over and above the call of duty to care for the residents. I would recommend Shannondale to anyone looking for a place for a family member.

-J Strundle

South High Senior Living

835 Tipton Ave
Knoxville TN 37920

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

south high senior living knoxville tn

What residents and loved ones have to say about South High Senior Living:

South High Senior Living has the best care team and leaders in the business! The team is family oriented and that mindset carries over into the residents daily care. South High not only is the most beautiful community in the Knoxville area, but also has the most beautiful people that work here. They have a deep passion for what they do. I highly recommend South High Senior Living to anyone!

-Chelsea Irwin

Ashwood Square Retirement Community

7683 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga TN 37421

Living Types Available: Independent Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

ashwood square retirement community chattanooga tn

What residents and loved ones have to say about Ashwood Square Retirement Community:

Ashwood Square is the best independent facility around. Everyone including the staff is so friendly and helpful. You never feel alone and there are so many activities. The food is excellent and I appreciate the housekeeping. I highly recommend Ashwood Square.

-Becky Schmeckpeper

Traditions of Mill Creek

7110 Southpoint Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027

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

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
5 Total Reviews

Traditions of Mill Creek

What residents and loved ones have to say about Traditions of Mill Creek:

My husbands family moved their Mom into the assisted living area a couple of weeks ago. The entire staff has been very helpful and attentive throughout the process. The facility is very clean and well laid out for meetings and activities. Meeting with her in the first floor common areas has been very helpful. We look forward to being able to visit in her room and join her and her new friends in the dining room once the Covid protocols will allow it. She is enjoying the activities and opportunity to eat in the dining room with other residents.

-Gayle Boone

Robinwood Retirement Resort

2795 Kirby Whitten Road
Bartlett TN 38134

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Robinwood Retirement Resort:

This is the best place to be. They have delicious food, fun activities and truly care about their residents well being. I would give them a 10 if I could. I highly recommend Robinwood for anyone looking for a retirement home.

-Denise Shepherd

Traditions of Smyrna

800 Great Circle
Smyrna TN 37167

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
7 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Traditions of Smyrna:

They are one big family so glad we found this place for dad

-Mike Lance

Jubilee House on Warfield

475 Bellamy Lane
Clarksville TN 37043

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
1 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Jubilee House on Warfield:

I am an 80-year-old retired mechanical engineer, my wife (75) and I are the current residents of the Jubilee House. Our experience here is absolutely amazing. The facility is very nice. We enjoy its entertainment room, wellness clinic, guest speakers, painting sessions as well as many other activities. Due to my handicap, they provide me all the help I need around the clock, including medical help from a resident nurse, and assistance with my day-to-day activities, which includes transferring from a bed or a chair, grooming, etc., plus transportation on a handicap-accessible van. The kitchen staff is very caring and helpful, and the food is very nutritious and delicious, prepared by a group of experienced chefs.

-Gopal J Virani

More Highly Rated TN Senior Living & Care Facilities

Sherrill Hills Retirement Resort

The Bridge at Hickory Woods

Signature Lifestyles of Rogersville Assisted Living

Harmony at Victory Station

The Opal at Music City

Dominion Senior Living Crossville

City View Towers

Blakeford at Green Hills

The Goldton at Spring Hill

The Rutherford Assisted Living

The Village at Bellevue

Trinity Hills of Knoxville

Murci-Homes

Keestone Resort at Village Pointe

The Glenmary at Evergreen