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Austin, Texas, is a growing metropolis offering delicious food, live music, and a wide variety of activities. These factors have made it an increasingly popular retirement destination in recent years. Luckily, the senior living scene is adapting to the increase — A Place for Mom’s network features 24 assisted living facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Austin.

Assisted living enables seniors to reside in a safe, engaging space where caregivers assist them with their daily needs and chores. And, without the daily stressors of life, seniors can dedicate themselves to their favorite pastimes and hobbies by utilizing luxurious on-site amenities and participating in community activities.

In this guide to assisted living in Austin, you’ll be able to narrow down options for a senior loved one based on factors that matter most to you — highest overall ratings, affordability, dining options, amenities, services, and more. Furthermore, we use our 20+ years of experience in the senior living industry and proprietary data to inform this guide. You’ll find local data and helpful information on local costs, how seniors pay, local assisted living features, senior demographics, and senior-specific resources and activities in the Austin, Texas, area.

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Assisted Living
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.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Nursing Homes
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.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Memory Care
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.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Independent Living
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.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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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.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Home Care
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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Austin, TX
4.4 / 5.0

My father has lived at Brookdale GT for several years. Prior to moving him there, we were at another assistant living facility which was an absolute awful experience. On one occasion, my father called me afraid and upset because there were no staff members answering. When I phoned the direct line to...

5 / 5.0

My mom is getting so much better care & there is always someone available at Spanish Oak Assisted Living community. At [removed] there were times when there was no staff in sight. Everyone is happy! Based on the experience so far, we would recommend this community to other families.

5 / 5.0

This is a clean home along with my mom's room. She likes the meals they serve here. A few times through the day they have games available. The experience and care has been great and I would recommend this community.

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I think its the friendliest, it is as good as being at home. In some ways its even better. I am not a burden on anyone and I am free to do whatever I want. I am a longer and for me, this is perfect.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
A Wonderful RetirementWhen you decide to call our assisted living and memory care community home, you can rest assured you are in good hands. With personalized care plans tailored to meet your specific needs, spacious and cozy accommodations and common areas and a variety of health and wellness...
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I have lived here for more than two years and they have been very good years. They are all like family to me and are very helpful I would highly recommend this place to you. The food is delicious! Move here.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
A Full and Rich LifeNestled within a quiet residential neighborhood, you may be surprised to discover a vibrant senior living community full of residents determined to embrace the golden years with newfound energy and excitement. Our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provides multiple...
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The folks that work at Parsons House are caring and thoughtful. I know that my father is safe and comfortable. The location is close by so we can visit whenever we need to or easily pick Dad up for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Parsons House Austin is a licensed Type A Assisted Living by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. At Parsons House Austin, we offer a variety of community features. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms...
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It is very nice. It is comparable to living in a 5 ?? hotel. The staff is friendly except for the people who are at the front desk. My loved one picked this place because it is nice, always clean, food is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
No one deserves to spend their retirement drowning in chores like cooking, cleaning and raking leaves. You should have every opportunity to invest in quality relationships, participate in life-giving activities and enjoy soul-nourishing meals in an elegant, restaurant-style dining room surrounded...
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9.5
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Belmont was a Godsend. They were so caring and kind. All staff members would address my Mom by name, from day 1. Pretty amazing. It was a happy place.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
Belmont Village West Lake Hills opened their doors in the spring 2014. The three-story Texas Hill Country-style community hosts 141 private apartments and a full continuum of lifestyle and support, including Assisted Living, Memory Care and Belmont's range of signature, award-winning programs...
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9.5
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Two parents…one in memory care the other in assisted living. Lots went on…Covid, the Freeze of ‘21, ice storm….Brookdale kept in good contact with me & kept my parents safe. I never felt like the staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Time to ThriveWhen you decide to make our assisted living and memory care community your new home, you have the opportunity to redefine independence. Without the burden of things like cooking, cleaning up and maintaining a house, you are free to enjoy all the comforts of home, complete with...
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9.2
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They are a bit short staffed on weekend right now and can struggle a bit to keep up with demands as the higher needs residents take priority but still overall very clean. The staff is so kind and caring and...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
For over 25 years, Arden Courts - ProMedica Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially-trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common...
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So far our family has had a very good experience with Pecan Ridge Memory Care. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families who may need a place for their...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
You can trust that your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is in good hands at family-owned and operated Pecan Ridge Memory Care . We focus exclusively on memory care, providing care that's based on the most up-to-date research, for our residents with Alzheimer's or dementia.At Pecan Ridge...
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9.1
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They are always responsive to requests and are always ready to help. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. They take care of any request immediately there's always someone around to help. My mom has nothing...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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 always.We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via FaceTime, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re...
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My father was involved with the community for 20 years playing Santa Clause every Christmas. In his last days he spent it as a patient and they cared for him so lovingly. I will forever be grateful for the...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Full Schedules, Full HeartsAfter spending decades taking care of other people, it’s time to sit back, relax and let someone else handle the chores so you can do more of the things you love. No more washing dishes, raking leaves or doing the laundry. We’ll take care of all the household chores so...
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We, our sister's family, have all been impressed with the care and kindness shown her by all the staff. We are there often and have enjoyed the special events which have included food and music. The facility...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
SoCo Village Is Not “Your Grandma’s Retirement Home”Just like our forward-thinking city, we work harder than anyone to create a warm, welcoming and upbeat place for seniors and families to stay, visit, and have a good time.Always look fantastic with dressing, bathing, and grooming assistance....
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We have had an overall great experience with memory care at The Auberge at Onion Creek. I find it to be a very helpful and concerned environment.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
The Auberge at Onion Creek is an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community specially designed to serve the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss as well as those living with Parkinsons, Traumatic Brain Injury and Strokes. Every day we make...
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I would recommend Tech Ridge to any friend & share my experience has been positive.The staff was welcoming, & the facility is very clean.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Life is about more than where you live — it’s about how you live it. At Tech Ridge Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care, we want to rewire expectations when it comes to senior living options. We offer sophisticated, well-appointed apartments and comfortable common areas in a setting of casual...
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It's a good place for the money we are paying. They need a chef that cooks food for the elderly. We picked this community because of the price. It was all we could afford.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Renaissance-Austin provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated atop a hill within a sprawling, landscaped woods, Renaissance-Austin is centered around a stunning, 2-acre park. You'll love our peaceful, wooded grounds and enjoy easy access to all the sites...
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My parents sold their home in Westlake and moved into The Village at the Triangle in [date removed]. They Love it. I describe it as a combination of a luxury hotel meets cruise ship. The cleanliness,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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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Palmer Woods at North Austin is a great place! They have a great group of caring staff members working there. We would absolutely recommend this community to other families based on the experience we have...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Parmer Woods at North Austin is a senior living community located in Austin, Texas, just north of the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. We offer both assisted living and memory care. Our memory care is designed as a one-story neighborhood, while the assisted living building is two stories. Both...
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We are very happy. Reserve at Lake Austin is an excellent facility and has great staff. It is a very elegant and well organized facility. The dining rooms are small and intimate, and the other public...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
The perfect senior living choice for those who desire the conveniences of supportive care and enjoy the perks of upscale independent living: The Reserve at Lake Austin will be a rare jewel in the Texas Hill Country. Top-shelf amenities, abundant outdoor spaces, exceptional local cuisine, and...
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I have been a resident for about one and a quarter years. There have been a number of problems due to weather and equipment failures. In all cases management made an exceptional effort to keep us fed and as...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Care Today, Care TomorrowLocated on a quiet campus of landscaped grounds and gardens in the heart of Texas hill country, you can enjoy everything from personalized care plans and luxury dining to resort-style amenities and an abundance of activities, programs and events without ever leaving the...
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This is the second time I’ve written a review for Ledgestone. The first review was written after my husband had been in Memory Care for 3 months. It has now been over a year that my husband has been in...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
Nestled within the abundant green vistas of historic Dripping Springs, our assisted living community offers seniors the cozy conveniences of life with personalized luxury.At Ledgestone Senior Living, we offer a variety of flexible lifestyle options with specialized programs for assurance and...
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I would tell others to just be involved. The staff truly want and welcome family at anytime!! They have lots of activities offered. The residents are out and about- and encouraged to not sit in their...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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They run a clean facility. The staff were all extremely friendly. The care services were on point. They had a lot of activities. For what my loved one was paying, it was plenty of activities and people to...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
How Will You Spend Your Days?If you want to exchange the burden of household chores like cooking, cleaning and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in friendships, exciting events and personalized care plans, our assisted living community in Lakeway, Texas is ready to welcome you in with open arms....
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Ease of transition, cleanliness, attentiveness and caring staff. We would recommend Sodalis Oak Hill community to other families
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
At Sodalis Oak Hill, residents experience a smooth transition to community care. Two stories of senior living apartments overlook the spacious inner courtyard, where residents can stroll along the paved walking paths in the fresh air. In this community, seniors reside in a suburban Texas...
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7.7
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My loved one is currently a resident at Village on the Park Onion Creek. Overall, everything about the experience has been great so far at this facility. The cleanliness and friendliness are great. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Village on the Park - Onion Creek is an independent living - assisted living community located in Austin, TX. Austin is located in Travis County and is home to just over 912,000 people. Austin is a fun city where residents can enjoy dancing, shopping, going out to great restaurants, going to...
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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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I would say to come and visit because you will enjoy it. They have activities like work outs all day, indoor swimming pool, there is a card room, a theater and evening activities. There is so much to do that...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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.
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.
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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Costs of assisted living in Austin, Texas, area

The cost of Austin assisted living depends on a number of factors — location, floor plan, amenities, and your senior loved one’s required level of care. However, the median cost of rent, excluding add-on fees for services and amenities, is $5,280 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data.[01]

This cost may seem steep at first, so it’s important to remember that rent at assisted living apartments in Austin, Texas, typically includes the following amenities:

  • A dining plan with three meals and snacks daily
  • On-site amenities (fitness centers, pools, craft centers, libraries, movie theaters, courtyards, etc.)
  • On-site activities (interest clubs, game nights, holiday parties, fitness classes, etc.)
  • Day trips and outings to local attractions and events
  • General maintenance and landscaping

Seniors may have to pay additional fees for the following on-site amenities and services in an Austin assisted living community:

  • Personalized care services (assistance with activities of daily living, medication administration, catheter care, etc.)
  • Pet rent and additional occupant fees
  • Room service and special meal accommodations
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Beauty salon and barber shop services
  • Transportation services

The following costs don’t include any add-on fees for care; however, they do provide a good cost comparison of nearby areas in Austin.

Average cost comparisons near Austin, TX

Average monthly costs

Austin, TX

$5,282

How people pay for assisted living in Austin, Texas

There are several ways for seniors to pay for assisted living in Austin. Most seniors use a combination of private retirement funds, insurance policies, and federal and state programs. In this section, you’ll find useful information on how you can use private pay methods, veterans benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid to cover some of your loved one’s medical and assisted living costs.

Private pay methods in Austin

Seniors and families typically look at private payment methods when they initially start planning for assisted living. Private pay includes all of a senior’s personal income and asset resources. Their income might include savings accounts, retirement pensions, investment returns, and/or Social Security benefits, all of which can be used to pay for assisted living. And luckily Texas doesn’t levy a personal income tax, meaning these income sources aren’t taxed.

Depending on your loved one’s resources and current situation, they may combine a few of the following private payment methods to cover costs of assisted living. Keep in mind that long-term care insurance policies vary in what they cover, so it’s best practice to consult with your loved one’s policy provider. Learn more about unique private pay methods below:

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Veterans benefits for assisted living in Austin
Can veterans benefits be used to pay for assisted living in Austin?

If your senior loved one is a veteran, they can use funds provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay for rent at an Austin assisted living community. Senior veterans and their surviving spouses may be eligible for VA pension benefits. The Aid and Attendance benefit is especially important for qualifying seniors as it can be added to their existing VA pension benefits to cover anything that improves a senior’s life — which could include assisted living.

Who qualifies for veterans benefits?

If you’re unsure about your loved one’s eligibility for VA benefits, the best place to start is by reaching out to a local Veteran Service Organization (VSO). VSOs are vetted by the VA and will happily help you and your loved one find options you may not know about. They’ll also help you successfully file for a claim or appeal a denied claim. In Austin, assisted living communities also sometimes partner with local veteran programs to help potential senior residents obtain their entitled benefits.

31607

Approximate number of veterans currently living in Austin

Approximately 39% of Austin veterans are 65+

Resources for Austin veterans

Find a Veteran Service Organization (VSO) in Austin

Travis County Veterans Services Department
5325 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-854-9340
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (By appointment only)
Virtual contact: Veterans services contact form

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 800
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-475-2395

Find a regional branch of national veteran organizations

Regional Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office
VA Regional Office — One Veterans Plaza
701 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX 76799
Phone: 254-299-9932
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Austin Medicaid for assisted living

Medicaid is a public health insurance program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments. Even though it cannot be used to pay rent at an assisted living community, it can help cover some long-term health care services and medically necessary care services within an assisted living community.

STAR+PLUS Medicaid program

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (or HHSC) operates a Medicaid program called STAR, which offers a managed care program specifically for seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities called STAR+PLUS. In addition to routine health care costs, the STAR+PLUS program covers long-term care services, which include the following:

  • Nursing and personal care services
  • Therapy extension services
  • Nutrition services
  • Transportation services

Keep in mind that STAR+PLUS can only cover health care and long-term care services through agencies licensed and certified by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

For additional services to be covered within an assisted living facility, seniors must be eligible for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver program. This waiver can be used in assisted living facilities contracted with the resident’s managed care provider. This HCBS waiver enables seniors to reside and receive care in a residential setting like an assisted living community rather than an institutional setting like a nursing home.[03]

The STAR+PLUS HCBS waiver program can help cover the following costs in assisted living:

  • Personal care
  • Medical supplies
  • Nursing services
  • Respite care
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Adaptive aids, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, orthotic devices, and orthopedic shoes[04]

When a senior applies for Medicaid, Texas Health and Human Services will assess their need for the HCBS program. As of 2023, seniors must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Require an institutional level of care, commonly found in a nursing facility
  • Earn less than $2,742 per month as an individual or $5,484 as a couple[05]

Note for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings: Not all assisted living facilities in Austin qualify as an HCBS setting; however, some will. In order to qualify, a facility must do the following:

  • Be integrated into the greater local community
  • Enable interested residents to seek work or volunteer opportunities
  • Help the senior resident engage in local community life
  • Allow the senior to control their own resources and finances
  • Allow the senior to receive Medicaid care services[03]

If you need help understanding your loved one’s eligible Medicaid benefits, find a Texas Health and Human Services office near you or search for local programs through their services search tool. You can also contact your local area agencies on aging (or AAAs) for assistance in accessing local long-term care services and disability programs. Below, you’ll find more resources to help you better understand Medicaid benefits for seniors along with search tools that’ll help you locate Medicaid benefits offices in Austin.

Austin resident Medicaid resources

Find a Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) office
Medicare assisted living coverage in Austin

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides coverage to adults aged 65 and older and individuals with disabilities. It cannot be used to cover room and board costs in an Austin assisted living community, but it can help cover some medically necessary care costs within an assisted living facility.

The following Texas programs can help you save on Medicare costs and apply for Medicare benefits:

  • The Texas Medicare Savings Program covers some Medicare Parts A and B premiums, deductibles, copayments, and/or coinsurance. Part A covers hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care services. Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.

As of 2022, seniors must not exceed a monthly income of $1,133 as an individual or $1,526 as a couple to qualify for this program.[06]

  • The Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) houses the Health Information, Counseling, and Advocacy Program (commonly referred to as HICAP) and the Legal Hotline for Texans to offer seniors legal advice, referrals, and assistance with Medicare.
Dual Medicare and Medicaid coverage in Austin

If your senior loved one qualifies for both Medicare and Medicaid, they’re eligible to receive dual coverage through one Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) in Texas. This program is called the Dual Eligible Integrated Care Demonstration Project and is commonly referred to as “the Demonstration.” The Demonstration strives to improve service coordination, enhance quality of care, eliminate cost shifting between Medicare and Medicaid, and reduce costs for both the Texas and federal governments.

To qualify for the Demonstration, a senior must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have Medicare Parts A, B, and D and receive full Medicaid benefits
  • Be enrolled in the STAR+PLUS program for at least 30 days

Dual-eligible individuals should be automatically enrolled and may choose to opt out of the Demonstration after they receive a letter in the mail notifying them of their enrollment. To request additional information on this program, email managed_care_initiatives@hhsc.state.tx.us.

For additional assistance with your loved one’s eligible Medicare benefits and enrollment, you can visit the Medicare website or call 2-1-1. You can also contact a local long-term care ombudsman, as they advocate for the health care rights of assisted living residents and help families learn about senior living options and payment methods. The Capital Area Council of Governments also helps Austin seniors access the long-term care they need. It provides benefits counseling, caregiver support, and more to aging Austin residents.

Austin resident Medicare resources

Social Security Administration (SSA)

National SSA phone: 800-772-1213

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)

The Legal Hotline for Texans
Phone: 800-622-2520, ext. 3
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)

Long-term care ombudsman
Clement “Pete” Moreno, managing local ombudsman at the AAA of the Capital Area
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-916-6054
Email: cpmoreno@capcog.org

Understand Texas laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

In Texas, all assisted living facilities must be licensed and certified by Texas Health and Human Services (also known as HHS) in order to operate and house residents. Texas Health and Human Services refers to assisted living facilities as ALFs and categorizes them into Type A and Type B. Here’s how the two differ:

  • Type A ALFs house residents who don’t require routine attendance and are capable of following directions in an emergency situation.
  • Type B ALFs provide care to residents who require nighttime attendance and assistance for evacuation during emergencies.[07]

Most stand-alone assisted living facilities qualify as Type A, while facilities with memory care and/or other specialized care units typically qualify as Type B. In Austin, assisted living facilities must meet several standards to remain licensed.

Assisted living staffing and training regulations

  • Assisted living facility managers must complete a course in management of assisted living facilities. The course must cover general assisted living standards, resident characteristics, resident assessments, skills to care for residents, and information on food and nutrition services. Training must also include community resources, ethics, financial management, and federal laws — especially accessibility laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Assisted living facilities must have caregivers on-site 24 hours a day. They’re required to complete 4 hours of orientation before assuming any caregiver responsibilities, and they must complete 16 hours of supervised, on-the-job training. Training should include assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), safety measures, fall prevention, emergency evacuation training, first aid procedures, behavior management, and more. Thereafter, caregivers must complete 6 hours of educational training on a yearly basis.
  • Each facility must have sufficient staff to maintain the facility’s order, safety, and cleanliness. Caregivers must also assist residents with medication routines, meal preparation and accommodations, and laundry.

Assisted living admissions, assessments, and care plans

  • Assisted living facilities are in charge of ensuring that they can meet the needs of potential residents. They must not admit or retain residents whose needs cannot be met at the facility.
  • Prior to admission, facilities must provide a written admission agreement between the facility and the resident. The agreement should entail the services to be provided and charges for the services. If a provided service or supply can be covered by Medicare, the assisted living facility must let the residents know in a statement.
  • Newly admitted residents must have a health examination performed by a physician. It should be performed no later than 30 days before admission or 14 days after. This examination must then be used to conduct a comprehensive resident assessment and create a service plan.
  • Comprehensive assessments must include the resident’s previous place of residence, preferred language, sleep-cycle issues, behavioral symptoms, psychosocial issues, dementia history, activities of daily living patterns, preferred activities, cognitive skills, communication ability, physical function, continence status, nutritional status, medications, health conditions, and more.[08]

Assisted living facility inspections

All Texas ALFs must pass a life safety code, physical inspection, and health inspection before they are officially licensed. The life safety code ensures a facility’s ability to safely house residents, while the health inspection ensures that it’s equipped to protect resident health. After an initial inspection, facilities are inspected at least once every two years.[09]

During an inspection, Texas Health and Human Services checks for the following in an ALF:

  • General facility construction
  • Management of the facility
  • Sufficient staff-to-resident ratios
  • Compliance with employee background checks
  • Implementation of safety and emergency features
  • Proper protection from hazardous areas
  • Documentation of fire drills, system checks, etc.[09,10]

The general public can use the Long-term Care Provider Search to access each licensed assisted living facility’s most recent inspection report and general facility information. To request any additional information not found on the site, email rsltcr.recordsmgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Additional information and resources

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS or HHSC) contact information
4601 W. Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-424-6500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5. p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Austin assisted living facilities

Austin doesn’t have any specific COVID-19 regulations in place for assisted living communities. However, the state does require all assisted living facilities to develop their own infection prevention and control measures for common infections, including COVID-19. The measures may include guidance on the community’s hygiene practices, disinfection and sterilization techniques, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), safe injection methods, and physical distancing requirements.

Because communities are allowed to set their own regulations, it’s best to check with your prospective community to see what measures are being taken to protect seniors against common infections and COVID-19. You can also visit the COVID-19 in Austin page on the city website to see regular updates regarding risk levels, testing, vaccinations, and more.

Get to know assisted living in Austin

103Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.8/5.0 average in-network rating
70% of communities employ Spanish-speaking staff
66% of communities have an on-site cafe or bistro
62% of communities have an enclosed courtyard
58% of communities are designed to accommodate memory loss

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Number of people we referred in market

80

Average age of residents we referred in market
Gender split: 62% female, 36% male

What to expect from assisted living in Austin

Over the last decade, Austin has seen nearly a 75% increase in its 65+ population.[11,12] This rise can be attributed to Austin’s robust health care options, warm weather, unique activities, and increase in senior living options. Plus, the city has been making strides to become even friendlier for current and future seniors by enacting an action plan called Age-Friendly Austin.

The Age-Friendly Austin plan addresses eight areas that influence the health and quality of life for seniors:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transportation options
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services

As the senior population grows, more seniors are looking for safe and fun options for their retirement. That’s where assisted living communities come in, as they provide a secure, engaging environment for seniors to physically, mentally, and socially thrive. In Austin, the assisted living scene offers robust amenities and services to help seniors lead their best lives. Check out some of Austin’s unique assisted living features below.

Comprehensive care to support aging in place

Moving is a hassle for everyone, especially so when needs increase with aging. To minimize the stress of moving for seniors, Austin assisted living communities offer multiple care options under one roof. In fact, 10 of them offer a memory care unit, while five of those also offer an independent living option. This multi-tiered care approach enables active seniors to move in for the social aspect of senior living and stay for the added care available. If daily care needs arise or memory loss settles in, seniors can easily transition to assisted living or memory care.

Seniors also don’t have to worry about leaving the premises for regular health issues, as many communities provide on-site nursing, which includes checking a senior’s vitals, addressing their health issues, medication administration, injection administration, on-site therapies, and more. 75% of communities even have an on-site doctor or licensed nurse to help ensure proper medical care.[01]

Robust amenities and programming to support unique lifestyles

Austin assisted living communities aim to fill seniors’ lives with purpose and fulfillment by offering a range of activities and services. Some communities have researched programs with goals in place to help seniors thrive while other communities let their residents suggest activities.

Some of the most common activities seen at Austin assisted living communities include the following:

  • Fitness classes (chair yoga, tai chi, water aerobics, etc.)
  • Art and cooking classes
  • Educational lectures or classes
  • Game nights (trivia, bingo, board games, card games, etc.)
  • Singing (karaoke nights, choir groups, sing-a-longs, etc.)
  • Resident talent shows
  • Interest clubs (book clubs, current events club, walking club, etc.)
  • Devotional services
  • Day trips and outings (picnics at local parks, trips to museums, eating at local diners, etc.)

Of course, seniors are also free to use on-site amenities at their leisure. Some of the most common and enticing amenities include the following:

  • Enclosed courtyard or walking paths
  • Gardens with raised garden beds
  • Fitness centers
  • On-site bistros or cafes
  • On-site bars or pubs
  • Game rooms
  • Arts and crafts centers
  • Movie theaters
  • Libraries and/or business centers
  • Swimming pools
  • Common areas (lounges, patios, decks, etc.)

Assisted living in the surrounding Austin suburbs

Austin’s hustle and bustle isn’t for everyone, so some seniors prefer to retire in the city’s outskirts or suburbs. In recent years, many surrounding cities have been clumped with Austin due to its rapid growth. For example, Round Rock and Cedar Park have become incredibly popular for assisted living, as they offer more peace and space compared to communities in the city. Due to their distance from downtown, they also offer a slightly lower rent price without sacrificing quality of care and amenities.

If affordability is especially important to you or your senior loved one, you might consider Pflugerville. It cuts costs down by approximately 20% and offers family-friendly neighborhoods.[01] The city still offers lovely parks and classic activities without being too far from Austin’s attractions.

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93861

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Austin

28%

Percentage of Austin seniors 65 and older within at least one disability

38096

Average annual retirement income for Austin seniors 65 and older

300

Average number of sunny days in Austin per year

Health care for seniors in Austin

Austin’s range of health care options makes it attractive to seniors. The city has robust medical centers throughout the city. Here’s some information on Austin’s top-rated medical centers:

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St. David’s Medical Center

St. David’s Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Austin and it nationally ranks No. 37 in rehabilitation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital offers 426 beds for acute care and 64 beds for rehabilitation. It’s also home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience and Spine Institute.

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Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the No. 2 hospital in Austin, according to U.S. News and World Report. This medical center offers a comprehensive Level 1 stroke center and a Level IV trauma center. It also offers multiple locations in Austin and Round Rock.

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St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is the No. 3 hospital in Austin, according to U.S. News and World Report. This medical center is the south campus of St. David’s Medical Center — the No. 1 hospital. It’s nationally accredited for its oncology program and it offers 368 beds for acute care. It also offers a Level II trauma center to treat patients in critical condition.

Transportation for seniors in Austin

Austin is a widespread city, which makes it a challenging city to easily navigate on foot; most residents own a vehicle to drive themselves around. However, the city’s downtown area is known for its walking paths and biking trails. And, seniors in assisted living are in luck because 87% of our in-network communities offer complimentary transportation services. Keep in mind that rides may be limited to and from appointments and errands depending on the community.

Visiting loved ones might also benefit from the citywide public transportation system — CapMetro. It offers buses, rail lines, shuttles, and more across Austin. CapMetro even offers 65+ seniors a Reduced Fare ID (RFID) Card for $3, enabling families to enjoy trips with their loved one with accommodations for any mobility impairments they may have. After an initial $3 for the card, seniors will pay half-priced fares for any rides. The card must be renewed every two years.

Family members may also get better understanding of Austin’s downtown by using the following scores from WalkScore. They’re each out of 100 and are based on downtown Austin’s public density, walking routes, public transportation options, biking routes, and infrastructure:

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92

Walk Score

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68

Transit Score

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90

Bike Score

Senior activities in Austin

If you know anything about Austin, you might’ve heard of its catchy slogan — “Keep Austin Weird.” It was adopted many years ago and has since been embraced by residents and businesses. It essentially sums up all of the unique activities the city has to offer, with some being especially appealing to seniors. Many assisted living communities take seniors out to some of the places listed below while others can be enjoyed by seniors during family visits.

Here’s some information on Austin’s senior-favored sites:

  • The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. The museum offers portrait-filled galleries, a stunning display of archives, and an incredibly lifelike animatronic of the late president himself. Seniors can even tour realistic replicas of the president’s oval office, limousine, and the first lady’s office. The library and museum even offer braille booklets, wheelchairs, and elevators to make it accessible to as many visitors as possible.
  • Zilker Botanical Garden. Spanning over 28 acres, this hidden garden is nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park and offers several themed gardens. Seniors can explore the tranquil ponds of the Japanese garden or learn about the flora that existed in prehistoric times when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Plus, seniors get a discount.
  • Lone Star Riverboat Cruises. During family visits, seniors and their loved ones can embark on unique cruises on Lady Bird Lake and bask in the sights of the captivating greenery, waterfowl, and stunning Austin skyline. Choose from sunset cruises along the bridge to see the bats as they wake or enjoy romantic, moonlit cruises after dark. The cruise line even offers a senior discount.
  • SFC Farmers’ Markets. Seniors can enjoy fresh eats and purchase local goods at one of Austin’s accessible farmers markets. They’re filled with delectable treats and one-of-a-kind artworks. Visiting families can spend Saturday mornings at the weekly farmers markets, with one location downtown and the other in Sunset Valley.
  • The Oasis. This popular restaurant deems itself the Sunset Capital of Texas. It overlooks the stunning Lake Travis and it sits more than 400 feet above the lake. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with loved ones while viewing picturesque sunsets. It also offers an elevator to provide easy access to wheelchair users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Shady Hollow II Assisted Living, The Pointe At Cedar Park and Brookdale North Austin are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Austin, TX. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Austin is 5282.3 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

  4. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS Client FAQs.

  5. Texas Health and Human Services. (2016, March 1). A-3300, Home and Community-Based Services waiver programs. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  6. Texas Health and Human Services. (2023). Appendix VIII, monthly income/resource limits in STAR+PLUS Handbook.

  7. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Assisted living facilities (ALF).

  8. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553 (2021).

  9. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Long-term care provider search.

  10. Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act, Health Facilities § 247.001 (2021).

  11. United States Census Bureau. (2011). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  12. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  13. City of Austin. (2020). About the city of Austin.

  14. WalkScore. (2023). Living in downtown Austin.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS Client FAQs.

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2016, March 1). A-3300, Home and Community-Based Services waiver programs. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2023). Appendix VIII, monthly income/resource limits in STAR+PLUS Handbook.

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Assisted living facilities (ALF).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553 (2021).

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Long-term care provider search.

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Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act, Health Facilities § 247.001 (2021).

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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WalkScore. (2023). Living in downtown Austin.