Brookdale West University

5151 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005

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About the community

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 you could be doing here at our community:

Swimming in our heated, outdoor pool
Happy hour socials
Spanish class
Dance class
Card games
Fitness classes
Art classes
Lunch trips
History classes

Here it's all about choices-- your choices. With several floor plans to choose from, including one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, You'll be able to find just the right space to fit your style. Check out our other apartment features:

Plenty of natural window light
Lots of space and storage
Full kitchen
Walk-in closets available in select apartments
Ceiling fans
Built-in shower seats
Basic utilities and maintenance included

Spend time with fun neighbors by the pool or in the courtyard garden with a gazebo. There's never a shortage of games to play in the game room with Scrabble, bridge and billiards, and you can even...

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Senior Housing Types

Independent living

Pricing at Brookdale West University

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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Community Details at Brookdale West University

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Beautician Onsite

Devotional Services Offsite

Devotional Services Onsite

Indoor Common Areas

Meals Provided

Outdoor Common Areas

Swimming Pool / Hot Tub


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June 8, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Tour of Brookdale

We toured Brookdale West and it seemed to be an older building that was a little more run down than some others that we saw. We decided against this facility because everything she needed to get to was in a separate building and we wanted to keep it simple for her.

May 26, 2021
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Can't Stay, Now Apartment Hunting

The food is nasty. I would say don't move here. It is a pretty community. It's not worth my your time or value. There is no help to help fix the air conditioning. The maintenance team is very poor. I've been trying to get enrolled in additional services, and the person that runs it hasn't done anything.

April 28, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review

Excellent tour... [name removed] was very nice,helpful & showed us the usurious configurations of apartments available. We also discussed amenities & the activities available.

April 19, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
my review of Brookdale West University,

I toured this community and it was very nice. The tour was very good, they shared lots of information, and the staff giving the tour was nice.

March 31, 2021
AC - Toured community
My review of Brookdale West University,

We liked this community. The staff was very friendly and they gave us a lot of great information. They also did a great job protecting their residence during our tour.

March 1, 2021
James V - Resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend

I looked at 2 other facilities and chose Brookdale West University because of the value for the money as well as I liked the apartment sizes, they are very adequate for what I need. It has been a good experience so far and I would recommend.

February 18, 2021
Juanita - Resident/client
Verified Review
Would certainly recommend

I chose Brookdale because of the location, I wanted to be near the medical center and my church. I also liked the people that I interacted with on my tour. It was the best value for the money as well. I have a 2 bedroom apartment and it is great size for me. They have gone above and beyond with things such as the hurricanes, the ice storms, getting our shots, etc. They have been very accommodating and I would recommend them.

November 13, 2020
J.B. - Loved one of resident/client
Not Worth the Investment

This isn't worth the investment according to my loved one. My loved one didn't receive the care and attention that the community promised. There was a time that my loved one had fallen, and the community didn't call the paramedics before I got to the community.

November 12, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
My review of Brookdale

My scores are based off of COVID. We chose Brookdale West because of the convenience to family, the ability to get around town, etc. The apartment sizes here are fine for my wife and I. The best part about the community so far has been the security. I would recommend to others looking.

November 3, 2020
Murray Archie - Resident/client
Very unhappy and disappointed

I would want others to know that all the advisories they give are false. They food is not what they say it is going to be and they do not do what they say they are going to do. I would not move my dog into this place. The equipment in the bathrooms to pull if something goes wrong, I accidentally pulled it and ran to tell them it was an accident and it turns out it was not even hooked up which I find very alarming. I even left things on the floor purposefully to see if they had come in to clean and they did not. I have nothing good to say about this facility.

August 3, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

Even though that don't have a memory care or Alzheimer's component, they are such a wonderful and caring place. The personalized living caregivers are incredible and outstanding. The care, the staff, and the security all love my mother. I really do love them and they have all been so good to my mother. The food is really good and they offer a variety to choose from. I would definitely recommend this community to anyone who was looking.

September 11, 2019
Juanita Downey - Resident/client
Verified Review
Brookdale my new home.

From the first day I visited Brookdale, I was very impressed with the cleanliness and friendliness of all the people I met. My daughter and I were instantly excited about my moving here. The staff is wonderful, the restaurant is exceptional clean, the food is wonderful and the service is outstanding. Anything you ask like for instance, laundry, housekeeper, and help in putting drapes up, and anything you need.. security is great too. I am very happy here I’ve found my home. [name removed]

August 5, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

The facility is similar to [removed] but about half the size. The garden courtyards were lush and well kept. The pool was sparklingly clean. The apartments were older but they were updating them. Updated apartments had granite kitchen counters, beautiful new cabinets, new appliances and wooden shelves in closets. Monthly fees increased by $300 per month for an updated unit. There were several different floor pans for a 2 bedroom unit, each having something different. Abundant washer/dryer areas are located on the floors and a few units had a w/d or hook-ups for one. Location was ideal for nearby shopping and restaurants. Dining room was nice as well as Bistro. Independent only units but resources are available should the need arise.

April 7, 2019
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review

just moved in. All is great.

December 12, 2018
Suzzanne Bonacci Schneider - Loved one of resident/client
Love it!

Love it! They have so many fun and enjoyable events. The property is well maintained. I visit my aunt and uncle often and have lunch with them either in the dining hall or their apartment. The office staff if always helpful and very sweet. They often have events during the day my Aunt loves. The chief makes delicious food not at all what I expected for a senior living community. I enjoy visiting my Aunt and baking together.

November 16, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Wonderful senior living community in the heart of Houston

My mom moved into the Brookdale West University in July after two strokes. We picked it primarily because of it's very convenient location, but have been so pleased with every aspect of my mom's situation there. Each section of apartments is built around a lovely courtyard. There is a great pool, exercise room, and community room. The food is great and there are lots of opportunities to make friends. We particularly like that therapy services (physical, occupational, and speech) are located on the property and that a nurse comes to visit my mom on a weekly basis. Residents can be as involved (or not involved!) in the community as they like. For us, it's been the perfect bridge between completely independent living and assisted living or skilled nursing.

December 29, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Good Fit for My Loved

I feel that Brookdale has been a good fit for my loved one so far. The community is not a new as some others I know of, but it is still very nice and well-maintained. I like that it is a pretty large community, so there are plenty of opportunities for my loved one to socialize if she wishes. The main reason we chose Brookdale was it's location. I like that it is very convenient to get to, and I would recommend this community to other families.

November 15, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Brookdale West University

I chose Brookdale West University because I wanted to be close to my job. Overall, I feel it has been a good experience, but I do feel there are some areas that could use improvement. I feel that that the food could be better, as sometimes, the meals are not so good. I also was hoping to find a place with more immediate medical help. There is an alarm system and a nurse on call, but I was hoping for more. I'm also not sure if the community has lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators or if the staff is trained to use them. I really do like the apartment they offered me. it's two one bedrooms joined together to make a two bedroom apartment. Overall, I feel that Brookdale is a good community, and I do appreciate its convenience.

October 20, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Nice Place, but Confusing

We toured Brookdale while looking for options for my in-laws. Overall, I found it to be a very nice community, but I was worried by father-in-law would get lost there. I found the community set up confusing. I also felt that it was very expensive. We decided to find a satisfactory alternative instead.

October 17, 2017
Drew - Loved one of resident/client
Look Elsewhere - ROACHES!!!!!

Roaches! They are everywhere. My mothers places is infested. Complaining does no good. They don't care. Avoid this place at all cost. Do not let the pictures [Removed] you. This is an old run apartment complex. Many problems!!!!!

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