The El Dorado

714 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080

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About the community

Savor everyday of your retirement at The El Dorado in Richardson, Texas, where life is as sweet as the scent of cherry blossoms in the air. Independent adults (plus pets!) make the most of their golden years and thrive in our community among friends, supportive services, and abundant Texas hospitality. We’re about a half hour from downtown Dallas, proximate to I-75, shopping centers, local restaurants, and many golf courses. Catch a live performance at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, cheer on our professional league sports teams, while our kindly staff ensures your home is clean, well-maintained, and meals are ready for you. Enjoy all your newfound free time to explore interests old and new! To discover more about life at The El Dorado, contact an A Place for Mom advisor today.

Our Community

Everything’s bigger and better in Texas, and our El Dorado lifestyle is no exception. Lounge with friends in the elegant atrium, take a leisurely stroll with your dog through the ever-blooming, fragrant courtyard. Enjoy the bright, modern interior common areas, WiFi enabled for your convenience, and always equipped for security, safety, and accessibility.

We clean, cook, drive, perform maintenance, and coordinate activities so you can find the balance...

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Senior Housing Types

Independent living

Pricing at The El Dorado

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

Medication management

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
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
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


Laundry service / drycleaning

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services



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October 20, 2020
Plano Mark - Loved one of resident/client
Wonderful Place

My sister has lived here for 2+ years and I am very happy with her selection. The complex is beautiful, very well maintained, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The food is good and activities before Covid was wonderful. I feel that it is a safe place for her and that she is in good hands. I highly recommend the El Dorado for other potential residents.

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February 7, 2019
J. Phillips - Resident/client
1980s decor, hard-sell salespeople, cheaper for a reason!

This retirement community hasn't been remodeled in decades and it's obvious when you look around at the decor. The question is- where else are they cutting corners if they won't simply give the walls a fresh coat of modern paint or update the early 1980s decor? Another red flag was the current salesperson. Be sure to write down what she says El Dorado and the parent company offer and then double check this with current residents and/or the parent company, Holiday Retirement. For example, the current salesperson made us think that only one unit was currently available (the most expensive within our price range, of course). After sending in another unrelated person we learned that they're were several less expensive units available. The current salesperson will also claim that residents of El Dorado can stay at any of the the other Holiday Retirement properties around the country. However, what she won't tell you is it's nearly impossible to find another Holiday property with an available guest suite! Just check reviews for Holiday Retirement or call them yourselves. Another issue to take into consideration is the transportation they offer. The salesperson will make you believe that El Dorado has transportation available 7 days a week to take residents to appointments and anywhere you need to go. That is simply not true. They have a part-time driver, a van with no lift for those in a chair or walker, and this van is ONLY available a few days per week and for only a couple of set hours on this set days. Not exactly what the salesperson makes you believe. Another area where we found discrepancies in what the salesperson told us in the beginning was the lease. The salesperson made us believe that there were no long term leases at El Dorado. However, when pressed with a direct question about the lease, she let us know that only a 12 month lease would receive the lowest quoted rate. Furthermore, she claimed that if we paid a one time fee up front (around $2,500) that the rent would NEVER increase, as long as we lived there. Good luck verifying this claim with anyone else at El Dorado or Holiday Retirement. Finally, this hard-selling, B.S. spewing salesperson claimed that a particular unit was available one day......days later claimed it was no longer available......and then just days later, like magic, the unit was available again......but AT A HIGHER MONTHLY RATE. This prompted us to contact a senior living referral service to help us locate several other communities in our area that we were unaware of and offered MORE than El Dorado at a LOWER MONTHLY RATE! The moral of this story is don't always believe a commissioned salesperson..... and always know what other options there are out there be a one signing the lease

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February 13, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Review of The El Dorado - Richardson, TX

Residents were amazingly friendly which means they are happy. My Dad loved the food (they invited us for lunch). The staff was great and made my Dad feel very comfortable during the tour. Robust activities and social functions to keep them busy and entertained.

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