In 2022, the average cost of assisted living is about $4,600 per month. That may seem like a hefty sum for most Americans, but there are several communities that cost far more. Location certainly plays a large role in monthly assisted living costs, amenities will also play a significant factor.
These nine luxury assisted living communities offer the same assistance with activities of daily living while providing astoundingly high-end amenities.
Located in the heart of the Bay Area, the Coterie Cathedral Hill boasts refined living within walking distance of the San Francisco Theater District. Amenities include five dining options, an elegant library with more than 1,500 books, an outdoor terrace, a club room, a cinema, an on-site physician suite, a salon, a yoga studio, a fitness center, and a heated rooftop pool with breathtaking views of downtown San Francisco. White-glove service offerings range from pantry stocking and plant care to event preparation and private culinary services.
Prices start at $7,200 per month for the Coterie, just a bit higher than the $6,319 median cost in the area. You’ll also have to account for additional costs for care though.
The Preston of the Park Cities (Dallas)
At the Preston, located in the Park Cities neighborhood of Dallas, you’ll find luxurious residences and superb amenities just steps away from shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. In addition to a 24/7 concierge and housekeeping services, the Preston features innovative technologies designed specifically with older adults in mind.
Virtual reality, circadian lighting, and an online platform connecting residents with loved ones and caregivers are just a few of the special technologies provided to residents. Also available at the Preston are engaging classes and workshops through Watermark University, an extensive program calendar, a salon, and three dining options.
The monthly cost for the Preston starts at $5,400 per month, which is higher than the median cost in the area of $4,195.
The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights (New York City)
Situated in the beautifully restored Leverich Towers Hotel, the Watermark at Brooklyn Heights offers award-winning programming, luxurious accommodations, and access to all the city has to offer. There are numerous amenities available to Watermark residents, including an art studio, wellness therapies, an indoor pool, a computer center, culinary classes, a library, an auditorium, and a performing arts theater — all designed to help nurture an active mind and body. A 24-hour concierge service is also available for residents’ convenience.
Residency at the Watermark starts at $8,245 a month — quite a leap from the median of $5,750 in the area.
The Kensington Redondo Beach (Redondo Beach, California)
Located just steps from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Kensington Redondo Beach pairs its stunning views with a variety of life-enriching amenities and activities to help inspire and engage its residents. The Kensington offers residents a variety of activities every day of the week, as well as fine dining with complimentary meals for guests and a daily cocktail hour. Along with on-site clinical support, each resident is assigned a personal primary-care manager to help them with every aspect of their life at the facility.
Life at the Kensington costs upward of $7,350 per month, compared to a median of $5,250 in the area.
Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota, Florida)
Sarasota’s Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, fantastic golf courses, and plenty of shopping and dining options. In addition to amenities such as a woodworking shop, a billiards room, a meditation center, and a putting green, the facility offers a luxury sedan chauffeured by a professional driver.
A team of care partners is available to provide assistance to residents in their daily routines, and health-care services are available on-site to make maintaining wellness as convenient as possible.
The starting monthly price for Grand Living at Lakewood Ranch is $5,975, while the area median is $4,145.
The Clare (Chicago)
Ideally located in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast district, the Clare features luxurious living spaces with a host of upscale amenities. With panoramic views of Lake Michigan, the facility offers gourmet dining, chauffeur services, an aquatic center, weekly linen service, and 24-hour emergency call service. Residents can take advantage of the full-time exercise physiologist on staff, as well as a variety of exercise programs.
Life at the Clare starts at $7,328 per month, well above the local median of $4,825.
The Providence (Fairfax, Virginia)
Just a short train ride from Washington, D.C., the Providence is situated in the cozy college town of Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to 24/7 concierge and valet service, the Providence offers two elegant dining options, on-site arts and culture events, a resident response system, housekeeping, and laundry services. In addition, nearby George Mason University hosts a number of sporting events residents can attend throughout the year.
The Providence has a starting price of $7,350 per month, significantly higher than the median cost of $5,948 in the area.
Inspīr Carnegie Hill (New York City)
Crowned by award-winning architecture and situated on the coveted Upper East Side of Manhattan, Inspīr Carnegie Hill offers the finest luxury assisted living. Among its amenities are a full-service concierge, a salon and spa, pantry-stocking service, pet care, interior decorating, personal assistance (for tasks such as sending holiday cards), on-site health care, and 24-hour dining options. Resident health and welfare is actively supported by robust life-enrichment programming, a resident safety system, and on-site care management with a registered nurse.
This facility charges upward of $15,000 per month, compared to $5,750 in the surrounding area.
Corso, located in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood, delivers luxury with a touch of European elegance. Named after the main street in Sorrento, Italy, the facility is distinguished by its unique design. Guests can enjoy the walking gardens, a juice and coffee bar, a movie theater, and a salon among other amenities. An array of impressive dining options are available, including a formal restaurant, a bistro, a crêperie, and a teahouse. Corso also staffs an on-site nurse and provides a care call system to ensure residents’ safety and peace of mind.
Assisted living at Corso starts at around $7,500, well above the $3,845 median for the Atlanta area.
Amie has been writing about senior care products and services for the last decade. She is particularly passionate about new technologies that help improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. Seeing her parents and grandparents age made Amie ask herself, “Would this be good enough for my loved ones?” In her spare time, Amie enjoys outdoor adventures and spontaneous road trips. Learn more about Amie here