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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find 224 Independent Living Facilities near Houston, TX

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Houston area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Houston. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 224 independent living facilities in Houston, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Braeswood Estates Senior Living

2555 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025

4.4
(135 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Treemont Retirement Community

2501 Westerland Drive, Houston, TX 77063

4.3
(128 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Treemont Retirement Community is Houston's 'Retirement Tradition,' with a key strength being its long-tenured staff and a warm, friendly environment. Residents say, staff "spoil us" "make us feel special" and "take the time to know us individually."Treemont is an excellent value for seniors given...

Windermere Estates Senior Living

11246 Fallbrook Dr, Houston, TX 77065

4.5
(102 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Brookdale Memorial City

11900 Barryknoll Lane, Houston, TX 77024

4.3
(97 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Trade home maintenance for more time to do what you want to do. At our independent living community in Houston, Texas, you can start your day with a swim in our heated outdoor pool maybe try a line dancing class Or maybe you want to explore your creative side with an art class in our arts and...

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Morada Cy-Fair

11500 Fallbrook Dr, Houston, TX 77065

3.8
(87 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Morada Cy-Fair we offer senior living designed to meet the needs of seniors at various life stages ranging from independent living to assisted living and a SHINE® memory care community. We are located less than an hour from downtown Houston and about an hour from Galveston. Our residents enjoy...

Brookdale West University

5151 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005

4.1
(77 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our independent living community might be the perfect fit for you. Because when it comes to chores, less is more—more time for you to do what you want to do.So how do you want to spend your days? Here are just a few of the fun things...

The Farrington at Tanglewood

505 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057

3.9
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Farrington at Tanglewood is a prominent senior living community in Houston, Texas that offers assisted living and memory care services. Houston is a family-friendly city that is home to several museums, eclectic shopping, and diverse dining choices. There is something for everyone to enjoy in...

Belmont Village Hunters Creek

7667 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77063

4.3
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Our Memorial-area community offers residents an active lifestyle in an ideal location. Conveniently situated minutes from the Galleria and just a short drive from the Texas Medical Center, residents have easy access to premier shopping, dining and entertainment, along with world-class medical...

Copperfield Estates

16820 West Road, Houston, TX 77095

3.9
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Copperfield Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in beautifully landscaped grounds in the charming community of Cypress, you'll love the elegant grace of our facilities and the convenience of being close to all the things that make life great....

Lone Star Living

10680 Westbrae Pkwy, Houston, TX 77031

4.4
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lone Star Living is an affordable all-inclusive retirement community, conveniently located minutes from shops, restaurants, hospitals and various Jewish synagogues. We offer a variety of amenities to simplify your life, including 3 chef-prepared meals daily, a brand new 200 foot dog run, library,...

Village on the Park at Steeplechase

12102 Steepleway Blvd, Houston, TX 77065

4.1
(50 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

Embark on the best years of your life at Village on the Park. Enjoy active senior living at its finest and discover active senior living at its finest! Our convenient location in Northwest Houston is within easy reach from downtown Houston, Galleria and the 290 corridor. Imagine a spacious...

Reunion Court of Clear Lake (Opening Spring 2022)

14101 Bay Pointe Court, Houston, TX 77062

3.7
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Reunion Court of Clear Lake is located on the south eastern side of Houston Texas less than 12 miles from Galveston Bay. We are in a quiet neighborhood overlooking Sylvan Rodriguez Park. Reunion Court of Clear Lake offers assisted living for those seniors needing help with daily activities and...

Belmont Village West University

2929 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025

4.2
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

When Belmont Village at West University in Houston, Texas opened its doors in November 1998, it was the realization of three years of careful planning to create a higher standard in assisted living. As our company's first facility, it became the inspiration for the successful development of...

The Shores at Clearlake

19400 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77058

4.7
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Shores at Clear Lake understands the importance of community, and we invite you to join ours.Nestled in beautiful Clear Lake, Texas with our warm and inviting Mediterranean-style building, The Shores at Clear Lake Senior Living offers resort-style accommodations with exceptional and...

The Village of Meyerland

4141 North Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025

4.3
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Village of Meyerland is an assisted living community that is located in the wonderful, of Houston, Harris County, Texas. This community offers the most beautiful assisted living spaces in the Houston area. The Village of Meyerland prides itself on social communication and interaction. You can...

Brookdale The Heights

2121 Pinegate Drive, Houston, TX 77008

3.9
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

There’s a lot for you to love here.With both assisted living and memory care, at our community, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. For memory care residents, we offer a program, also known as Clare Bridge. Rooted in “a person-centered approach,” our memory care program helps our...

Brookdale Memorial Oaks

1414 Sandy Springs Road, Houston, TX 77042

3.6
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, we can help.With both assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care on one campus, at our senior living community in Houston, Texas, you’ll have the care you need when you...

The Village of Tanglewood

1600 Augusta Drive, Houston, TX 77057

4.3
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Providing excellent service, a professional approach and a willingness to go the extra mile every day allows our team to surpass other retirement communities.' Located in a distinctive neighborhood, The Village of Tanglewood is a five story mid-rise community with easy access to theaters, the...

The Village of the Heights

1407 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008

3.9
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Village of the Heights is an assisted living community located in Houston, Texas, in Harris County and home to just over 2.2 million people. Houston is a large and busy city where residents can enjoy a host of activities including shopping, fine dining, sporting events, and other activities....

Apex Oaks at Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care

13702 Wimbledon Oaks Dr, Houston, TX 77065

4.3
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Wherever you are on your journey, we are here for you!Apex Oaks at Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care is a sixteen apartment, private-pay, assisted living community providing resident-centered care designed to meet the specific and unique needs of those with Alzheimer's disease and other...

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Cost of independent living in Houston, TX

The average cost of senior living in Houston is $3,089 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Deer Park, TX with an average of $2,147 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

Independent Living Houston, TX

When it comes to senior living, Houston has a number of options for seniors who desire independence in their retirement. One such option is independent living which may also be referred to as retirement communities or 55+ communities in Houston, Texas. These communities offer a wide range of services to seniors who desire to live independently among their peers. When searching for independent senior living, Houston, Texas is a great choice for you or your loved one.

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Cost of Living

The location in which a community is located could have a big effect on the overall cost. The overall cost of living in Houston is cheaper than in most major U.S. cities. The cost-of-living index rating is 5 points higher than the national average of 100. This rating is particularly low for a high density city, making Houston one of the most affordable cities in Texas. The city also has a low grocery cost index which reflects the cost of groceries and produce based on a national average of 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Rent burden Median rent Median home value
105 93 17.2% $1,063 $148,025

Local Hospitals

Proximity to high quality medical communities is a common factor in many seniors’ choices when deciding on where to live. As the largest city in Texas, Houston is home to many world-renowned hospitals and medical centers, such as:

Weather and Climate

A region’s climate can have a great effect on the health, mood, and well-being of those who live there. Houston’s climate is considered humid subtropical — mostly hot and humid in the summer with occasional cool nights in the winter.

Seasonal Temperatures

Summer average Summer low Summer high Winter average Winter low Winter high
82°F 75°F 90°F 54°F 45°F 62°F

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
30 (good) 51 in winter months (moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Yearly Rainfall Yearly Snowfal
49.8” <1”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results

Voted Republican Voted Democrat Voted Third Party or abstained
52.23% 43.24% 4.54%

Population

Population Population density
6,997,384 3,662 people per square mile

Age Range

Median Age 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+
33 11% 9% 4% 3%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or not specified
7% 22% 45% <1% <1% 24% 2% <1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The 5th largest city in the country, Houston has plenty of culture to offer, no matter what your interests and tastes. Some of Houston’s most popular attractions include:

  • Arts – Houston has a renowned arts community where seniors can enjoy live opera at the Houston Opera House, elegant dancing at the Houston Ballet, and exceptional classical music at the Houston Symphony Orchestra
  • Bayport Cruise Terminal – Houston is a great city for cruise fans. The Bayport Cruise Terminal is the port of call for both Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. It is the perfect place to depart from if you want to explore the Caribbean or even visit Europe
  • Museum District – The Museum District in Houston has six premium options, consisting of both museums and other attractions such as The Houston Zoo, which is a world-class example of an animal sanctuary
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center – An enclosed butterfly habitat featuring a simulated rainforest and 50-foot waterfall installation

Sports

The 5th largest city in the country, Houston has plenty of culture to offer, no matter what your interests and tastes. Houston has a renowned arts community where seniors can enjoy live opera at the Houston Opera House, elegant dancing at the Houston Ballet, and exceptional classical music at the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Houston is a great city for cruise fans. The Bayport Cruise Terminal is the port of call for both Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. It is the perfect place to depart from if you want to explore the Caribbean or even visit Europe. The Museum District in Houston has six premium options, consisting of both museums and other attractions such as The Houston Zoo, which is a world-class example of an animal sanctuary. Cockrell Butterfly Center is an enclosed butterfly habitat featuring a simulated rainforest and 50-foot waterfall installation. Houston is a great place for sports fans. No matter your favorite sport, you can find a team to root for. The city of Houston is home to several professional sports franchises, including the Houston Astros (MLB), the Houston Texans (NFL), the Houston Sabercats (Rugby), the Houston Rockets (NBA), the Houston Dynamo (MLS), the Houston Dash (women’s soccer).

Transportation

Houston has several varieties of public transportation for getting around the city. Operated by Houston’s METRO, a convenient light rail system travels through many of the city’s neighborhoods. The METRO bus system is extensive and operates over a wide range of hours throughout the day.

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Cottage Grove Living, Brazos Towers and The Abbey at Westminster Plaza Independent Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Houston, Texas. See full list of communities.

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