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Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

8400 Champions Gate Blvd, ChampionsGate, FL 33896

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About the community Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

Every day feels like a vacation at Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate! Experience the delights of retirement in this resort-style community. The Tuscan-style community offers comfort and luxury in one place. Whether you’re relaxing under the shady palm trees by the pool or grabbing a quick bite to eat at the bistro, you’ll be sure to live an active lifestyle that you’re in charge of. Nearby, residents have several options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

This wonderful community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a family-owned company, dedicated to providing freedom and flexibility in retirement. You’ve spent your life building friendships, pursuing hobbies, and accomplishing great things — become part of a home that helps you maintain that. Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options to accommodate every lifestyle.

Community Amenities and Services

Retirement shouldn’t have to mean relinquishing control, so the ChampionsGate staff works hard to provide residents the right level of care. Residents can choose to remain as independent as they’d like and assistance will be available where required. The compassionate care team works around the clock and is happy to provide assistance with activities of daily living, medication management,...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

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

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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.

Amenities at Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop


Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate


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October 25, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Tour of Merrill Gardens

Our tour with Merrill Gardens was wonderful. The facility was very nice but it was just out of moms price range.

Response from Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

October 29, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review.

March 17, 2021
Douglas - Child of resident/client
Five Star Treament

Merrill Gardens is fantastic! They are doing things right. My mom is happy here. The communication is excellent. They provide any time there is an update, they send an email during the pandemic.

December 9, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My experience

It's a wonderful place to live, with lots of amenities, and beautiful grounds. According to my dad, food is delisious. be aware of how the pricing works and how it could increase. but they have been fair with us. I would recommend this facility to others.

December 4, 2020
P. J. - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Welcome To The Family

I love the community. When I first arrived in this community, I immediately felt like family. The residents all talk to each other. My room has a great view of the landscaping. The food has gotten better since I've been here.

November 23, 2020
Tiburcio - Loved one of resident/client
best place every

The community is the best place to go. everyone from the office to the kitchen help is nice helpful. Rooms sizes are perfect and he loves the food, and my dad is extremely happy there. I would recommend this facility

September 17, 2020
Teresa Besch - Loved one of resident/client
Mom loves it!

The staff members at Merrill Gardens are amazing, the care services have been great especially during COVID, they have been very safe. Prior to COVID they had bingo, happy hour, swimming, exercise classes. There was also sewing and arts and crafts. My mother absolutely loves the food the service minus the pizza. This community is very beautiful, it looks like a resort

September 16, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Merrill Gardens review

When we first visited Merrill Gardens we really liked how friendly the staff was, and at the time it was a newer community which was nice. The rooms are good size, and the food was just okay. It was better before COVID.

July 8, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A great place to live.

My dad was there for 10 days. My dad had dementia. He was in the Independent Living. We liked that they served meals. The people were so helpful and accommodating. He needed more help so he moved out to a higher level of care.

June 3, 2020
Joan Lehman - Resident/client
Verified Review
It is a nice place.

It is a nice place. The food is good. The room sizes are nice. They have different floor plans. Some units washer and dryers in the units. The layout of the community is good. They have a pool and outdoor space. Some units have balconies. Close to shopping.

June 3, 2020
Denise - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Highly Recommend

I would highly recommend Merrill Gardens.The room sizes are amazing. My dad loves the food. Beautiful location. They have a pool and outdoor space. Close to shopping and restaurants. The staff I deal with are amazing.

June 2, 2020
Madeline - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Caring community

They have lots of activities and a pool. They are very clean place. The staff is very helpful. They have a lot of floor plans. The have varying levels of care. We have recommended them to friends. The food is very good. They have open dining you can have your meals at any time, they are open 7 am to 7pm.

June 2, 2020
Lindy - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Friendly and kind residents

My mom moved there because she could not live alone any longer. The residents were at Merrill Gardens were friendly and kind. The food could have been better. They really tried. The room sizes and outdoor space were good.

October 7, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

Very impressive. Very clean, attentive staff, thoughtful design. I am beyond pleased that this destination is in my mother's budget.

October 2, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

Very nice facility and impressed with the memory care program.

Response from Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

October 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It is much appreciated.

June 11, 2019
2kitties - Resident/client
very nice place to live

I have lived in my 1-bedroom apartment with screened in balcony for about 3 months....am I completely unpacked...no!! but I am getting there with the help of my son who lives about 45 minutes away. The rent here includes so much....the apartment with full kitchen, stacking washer/dryer in a closet,, all utilities including 50 channels for TV watching, weekly light house keeping (including changing the bed sheets!!!), 3 meals a day (food is very good). there is a swimming pool (water exorcise 2X week, landscaping is gorgeous, and 20 or so activities each day....Staff are very friendly and pleasant and helpful. Words cannot describe how pretty this place is.....do yourself a favor, set up an showing appointment before it is too late and all the apartments have rented....filling up fast!

Response from Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

June 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you're finding so much to do at Merrill Gardens and enjoying your time so far.

February 6, 2019
Nedina Schopp - Loved one of resident/client

Merrill Gardens ChampionsGate has exceeded my expectations that I wanted for my mother. I'm beyond pleased!!!

December 18, 2018
Karen Fry - Loved one of resident/client
Champions Gate Merrill Gardens

Mom has been living in an apartment at Merrill Gardens Champions Gate Memory Care, for 4 weeks now. So far so good. She seems to be happy and says she has been well taken care of. Helps put my mind at ease. So difficult to try and do everything for her at home, when I am still working full time.

March 2, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Location is awesome, beautiful surroundings, great atmosphere, nice, comfortable rooms, many staff on site , very pleasant!! Very accommodating - special needs/hospice.

December 31, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

Great new place, just opened Dec 2017. Beautiful facilities, many options for dining, physical activity and social events and gathering. Rooms nicely sized and very inovative, client oriented pricing options. Highly impressed !

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Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate has received an average review rating of 4.9 based on 19 reviews. See all reviews.

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