Austin is most known for its vibrant and youthful vibe, making it popular among young professionals and growing families.

But what most people don't know is that Austin is one of the top ranking regions in the U.S. for senior living. With 30 percent of its population over the age of 55, it seems as though this news is catching on.

So what makes Austin such a great place for 55 plus living?

Austin is seeing strong growth in industries with jobs for seniors, outstanding small-business opportunities, and a strong emphasis on living active and healthy lifestyles. On top of all of this, Austin's residential communities have been rapidly developing, bringing mixed-use communities with luxury, resort-like amenities, as well as variety of features specific to the quality of care needed for every stage on life.

Below are just a few of the best 55 plus communities in Austin:

Overture Domain

This apartment-style building is located in the heart of The Domain—North Austin's most exciting development.

This community features over 100 upscale, mainstream retail stores and restaurants that bring the convenience of downtown living to the suburbs. Residents at Overture Domain enjoy over 13,000-square feet of indoor amenities as well as maintenance-free living with a dynamic collection of resort-inspired services that encompass vitality, luxury, connection, and culture.

Overture Domain features one- and two-bedroom floorplans with 10 foot ceilings and large walk-in closets with wood shelving. Residents love their spacious bathrooms featuring double vanities, standing showers with built-in benches, oversized garden bathtubs, and gorgeous framed mirrors.

These units feature gourmet-style kitchens with high quality and premium touches such as:

  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Gooseneck faucets
  • French door refrigerators
  • Wine refrigerators

Maraville At The Domain

Maraville at The Domain is a three tower, state-of-the-art senior living community that caters to every stage of life, whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, or full-time care. Here you will find 230 units throughout three adjoining towers with a rooftop swimming pool, surrounded by beautifully landscaped courtyards.

Designed to enhance residents' quality of life, Maraville at The Domain features a dedicated rehabilitation center that offers preventative health options as well as a variety of fitness opportunities. Additionally, residents enjoy access to 12-hour restaurant-style dining, theatre, library, bistro, as well as other indoor and outdoor spaces promoting an active lifestyle.

Residents can choose the level of assistance you'll be needing and the floorplan and unit space that will best suit your needs, from units with two bedrooms and up 1,200 square feet of living space, to studios with 700 square feet. Each unit is designed to enhance your quality of life with features such as:

  • State-of-the-art kitchens
  • Premium hardwood flooring
  • Built-in safety features in the bathrooms
  • Private balconies or patios

Brookdale Gaines Ranch

Austin seniors at retirement communityJust minutes from downtown Austin, major shopping centers, and medical facilities sits Brookdale Gaines Ranch.

Residents of this apartment-style 55 plus community can take advantage of the city's cultural diversity with outings to museums, galleries, concerts, and theaters while enjoying the views of the city skyline and sprawl hills of the Barton Creek and Gaines Creek Greenbelts.

Onsite, Brookdale Gaines Ranch features amenities such as covered parking, accommodations for guests, an art studio, a general store, a wellness center, and more. Keep your mind sharp by taking a Spanish class or learn to paint with water colors.

Brookdale Gaines Ranch offers residents a variety of floorplan options from studio apartments to two bedroom, two bathroom units with up to 1,200 square feet of living space. Rental units in this community are designed with your comfort and safety in mind, with features such as:

  • In-home emergency response systems
  • Bathrooms with built-in safety features
  • Full kitchens
  • Ample closet and storage spaces

Englewood Estates

This Westgate retirement community takes pride in offering residents maintenance-free and comfortable living, offering daily chef-prepared meals, weekly housekeeping and linen services, as well as a complimentary shuttle service to and from local destinations and scheduled appointments.

There is always something going on here to keep you entertained with a range of activities from Friday night movies to Tai Chi. Your furry friends are not only welcome but celebrated at Englewood Estates with their unique "yappy hour" social event.

Residents of Englewood can choose to live in apartment-style units in a variety of styles and sizes or one- and two- bedroom floorplan cottages in this gated community. Enjoy independent or assisted living in your pet friendly homes featuring:

  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Private bathrooms
  • Kitchenettes
  • Private patios

The Continental

The Continental is an affordable, all-inclusive retirement community in South Lamar, just minutes away from great shopping, restaurants, hospitals, and Austin International Airport. This maintenance-free, resort-inspired building offers residents three chef prepared meals each day, weekly housekeeping and linen service, as well as free transportation when needed. Feel at home as you get to know the friendly staff on site.

Take advantage of the excellent amenities offered at The Continental, like the on-site beauty salon, billiards rooms, atrium, fitness center, and so much more! You'll spend every day as if you were on vacation.

When you tour The Continental, you'll find six spacious floorplans with one- and two-bedroom options that feature:

  • Ample living and dining spaces
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Roomy patios
  • Pet friendly units
If you're interested in learning more about any of these fine communities, contact the pros at JB Goodwin REALTORS online or call 512-502-7804 today!
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