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Cottonwood Estates

255 Vaughan Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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About the community

We believe that Cottonwood Estates Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.

At Cottonwood Estates, our management teams live on-site, and are available 24 hours a day. Our food is truly made from scratch, and served right to your table along with a smile from our friendly staff.

Enjoy the convenience of our comfortable bus for scheduled appointments, shopping trips and other errands. We also regularly plan special excursions to cultural events, day trips, museums, and other places of interest. If you'd rather stay home, the choice is yours. It's easy to be as private or as social as you wish, Cottonwood features beautiful common areas and there's always a variety of planned activities and a chance to socialize with friends and neighbors every day.

Senior Housing Types

Independent living

Pricing at Cottonwood Estates

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

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room



Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Bible study group
Cooking classes



(28 reviews)

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June 15, 2015
Terrible Industrial Food

I can't believe people are saying positive things about Cottonwood Estates. [removed] The food is terrible. They advertise a "Chef" on duty 24/7. It's a lie. A 10 year old could fix better meals. My Mother [removed], she was so intimidated by the staff demands that they be on time for meals so they could sit and wait for an hour for their cold, industrial meals. And, then the food was so terrible she wouldn't eat enough of it to keep a bird alive. Cottonwood makes all kinds of promises, but they follow through on nothing. Ask some of the residents about their "pea soup" with three peas in a broth. That's the level of the food that is served. I feel so sorry for the sweet people who are living there. We got Mom out. She has had some of her Cottonwood friends over for meals, and they are obviously VERY hungry.

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July 10, 2019

Cottonwood was a nice facility and good location, but only offered independent living. I think if we are going to move my MIL that we should go to a facility that can handle longer term care if needed.

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January 22, 2015
Anonymous - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
A Very Disappointed Relative

The apperance of the facility is nice and the apartments are nice. Here are the main issues/complaints about this facility: 1 - Food - is HORRIBLE. At $500 a month it should be so much more. The menu comes down from Corporate-very few vegtables and TONS of carbs - potatoes/rice/pasta. That is because they go further and it is cheaper. So much food is wasted because it is not eaten or sent back. They also run out of their main entrees. 2 - It is supposed to be a Independent Living Facility; however they continue to take individuals that have Alzheimer's, Dementia and other health issues. On numerous occations my relative has had someone at her back door not knowing where they are, who they are, etc. This is on a main road and someone is going to end up hurt or worse. There are so many people who have not business living in an Independent Living facility. A old manager even acknowledged this and said they could get in trouble for accepting some of the people that are there. 3-Activities -They have gone through numerous Activity Managers - Each one holding activities for the grade level of kindergarden. The newest Manager is someone right out of College. What would she know about activities for seniors? 4-As new as they are and the capacity of individuals they have - they are saying they are out of money.

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