List Of Best Assisted Living Facilities By City

Last Updated On: February 7, 2019

Here at The Senior List®, we set out to find the top assisted living facilities in large markets across the U.S.  We begin our list in highly desirable markets around the country, and we'll keep adding to it moving forward. Do you want to see your city on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

In order to come up with this list, we compiled reviews from the top senior housing websites in the country. Using this data, we crunched the numbers and came up with a methodology that works. We've been able to compile a robust list of top assisted living by city.  Click here to read about our methods, and interpretation of the Top 10 List.

Most Popular Cities for Assisted Living

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC is experiencing fast growth partly attributed to the number of retirees who are looking for sunshine and low cost of living. With a plethora of senior housing options to choose from, Charlotte is an easy retirement pick for older adults.  Click here to read more about assisted living in Charlotte.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT is known for its beautiful setting between the Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake. With its mix of a fine transportation system, various forms of entertainment and numerous cultural outlets – not to mention its beautiful location – this city also has that added vibrancy that comes with being a university town. Click here to read more about assisted living in Salt Lake City.

Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID a city of just over 205,600 people, has a lot to offer with its mild climate, an array of cultural and sporting options and rich Basque history. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities or like your entertainment strictly indoors – or a mix – Boise can satisfy most tastes. Click here to read more about assisted living in Boise.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA is for retirees who crave an urban setting. Is there a US city more historic than Pennsylvania’s capital? The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the lesser known Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest residential street in America, complete with tiny cobblestones) are just three of the dozens of historic attractions that draw tourists. Click here to read more about assisted living in Philadelphia.

Albuquerque New, Mexico

Albuquerque, NM is known for its dry desert air, hot balloon festivals and cultural variety. Albuquerque also offers a variety of senior housing options to choose from and some top-notch assisted living communities. Click here to read more about assisted living in Albuquerque.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV is appealing for a variety of reasons. The warm, dry weather, no income tax, wealth of entertainment and outdoor activities make “Sin City” a fun place to live. Click here to read more about assisted living in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA has a wide range of assisted living communities, which cater to the city’s diverse populace. They are scattered throughout LA, as well as out into the suburbs and the San Fernando Valley. Click here to read more about assisted living in Los Angeles.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN has a lot to offer the right retiree. Being both a major music town, as well as the seat of several colleges, Nashville strives to make itself both friendly and interesting to a wide range of people. Click here to read more about assisted living in Nashville.

Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR makes for an excellent retirement city with plenty of assisted living options for seniors.  The city contains a robust public transportation system, mild weather, and excellent hospitals. Click here to read more about assisted living in Portland.

New York, New York

New York, NY For those who have lived in New York and who decide to stay in the city through the later years, there are a variety of options for senior housing, from extravagant to homey. Click here to read more about assisted living in New York.

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ is a top retirement destination with its warm temperatures, magnificent golf courses, and favorable tax laws. Click here to read more about assisted living in Phoenix.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA has a great deal to offer with its walkable downtown and extensive mass transit in the form of buses and trolleys. Click here to read more about assisted living in Seattle.

Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO is one of our favorite cities to visit. Plenty of sunshine, outdoor activities, and a very accessible downtown make Denver an awesome choice to live. Click here to read more about assisted living in Denver.

San Antonio, Texas

The centrally-located San Antonio, TX, a city of approximately 1.3 million, is a modern city built on a foundation that includes elements of the Old West, as well as Latino and Native American cultures. With its mix of new and centuries-old architecture, a plethora of shops and entertainment venues, and a complex blend of cultures, life would never be dull. Click here to read more about assisted living in San Antonio.


  1. I am in the category of needing help right now but so confused as to how to go about such a search. I need help finding an assisted living placement for myself and my husband that we can afford. Can you please do a “best of” list for Visalia, CA? Visalia is the largest city in Tulare County. I don’t know who to ask for help. While cost is very much a factor to us, it is generally not given online at the various assisted living websites. Who can we ask for help with our search?

    1. Gina, only personal info here, but thought it might help.
      We purchased here years ago due to the area filled our desires. Now, we wish to return to Tidewater, VA to be close to kin. Our home is in Shepherds Way subdivision of Red Oak, close to Rocky Mount, NC.
      Primary reasons for moving to this location was friendliness, community mindedness, and economics.
      This home was $100,000 less then same located in Tidewater, VA.

  2. You have a great list of assisted living places but I’d like to see some information of place near Mesa & Apache Junction, AZ. We live in AJ now & don’t need assisted living as of this date but we are both 81 yrs of age & we are looking to the future.
    Please see what you can find & send it to my email.

  3. If you find good assisted living in the Baltimore-Washington area, I know that many people would appreciate it, including me.

  4. Thank you for the list, is there one for Northern, NJ? Chatham, Madison, Florham Park, East Hanover? Joann Carroll

    1. Hi Joanne, We’re continually updating these “best of” lists in major metropolitan markets. Please keep checking back to see if we get closer to Northern New Jersey! Thank you for the feedback 🙂

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