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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.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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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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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151 Independent Living Facilities near Athens, GA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Athens area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Athens. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 151 independent living facilities in Athens, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Riverbend, Kingswood, and Downtown Athens. You may also consider nearby communities such as Buford, Conyers or Cumming.

Independent Living Facilities near Athens, GA

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Iris Place

755 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606

4.2
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Iris Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Winner of three Readers' Choice Awards for Best Retirement Community, visit us and you'll see why. Situated on beautiful grounds with gracefully elegant facilities, we're just minutes from the charming town of...

Arbor Terrace of Athens

170 Marilyn Farmer Way, Athens, GA 30606

4.7
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Terrace of Athens is the premier assisted living community in the greater Athens, Georgia, area, providing the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living, including innovative memory care designed specifically to support residents affected by Alzheimer's disease and other...

Orchard at Athens

2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606

4.8
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Orchard Senior Living is proud to present Athens' premier Assisted Living & Memory Care Community - Orchard at Athens. Get ready to see Assisted Living and Memory Care like you have never seen before.Located just minutes from St. Mary’s and Piedmont Hospital on Atlanta Hwy, Orchard at Athens...

Oaks at Cedar Shoals

1291 Cedar Shoals Dr, Athens, GA 30605

4.7
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located on the East side of Athens, across from Cedar Shoals High School, Morningside of Athens is an assisted living community close to St. Mary's Hospital. We offer spacious suites in a quiet, home-like atmosphere. On-site staff is available 24-hours a day, and caring certified nursing...

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Manor Lake Athens NOW OPEN

933 US Hwy 29 N, Athens, GA 30601

2.8
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Caring For Seniors Is Our MissionIf you’re worried about a senior parent, you’ll find relief at Manor Lake Athens. Care at Manor Lake Athens is more than just meals and medications. It includes serving the Body, Mind and Spirit of a senior – because care is physical, emotional, and...

Smoky Springs

940 South Enota Dr NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

4.4
(98 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Smoky Springs provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled near the Northeast Georgia Mountains and overlooking Lake Lanier, Smoky Springs is the home you've been looking for. Residents love the peace and quiet of a country home with big city conveniences...

The Phoenix at Tucker

2060 Idlewood Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

4.7
(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Phoenix at Tucker is a family-oriented Assisted Living and Memory Care community that builds on the success and experience that the founders have developed through the years. Located in Tucker, Georgia, The Phoenix offers exceptional care in a beautiful environment with comfortable rooms and...

The Retreat at Loganville

580 Tommy Lee Fuller Drive, Loganville, GA 30052

3.8
(84 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

We make true retirement living easy and enjoyable at the Retreat at Loganville. Whether in our independent living Villas and Cottages, our personal care Manor House, or our Alzheimer's Pearl, residents focus on living each day to the fullest. We greet all residents and their families with...

Antebellum James Burgess

1520 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024

4.1
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Avery Place

124 Avery Street, Winterville, GA 30683

4.5
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Avery Place assisted living is located in the small town of Winterville Georgia where we offer country living and hospitality at its best. We are close to Athens Georgia and we often take our residents on outings there to enjoy concerts, museums and festivals such as the car show and the very...

Country Gardens Lanier

255 Elm St, Cumming, GA 30040

4.3
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Country Gardens Lanier Country Gardens Lanier offers a beautiful senior living community home for those who are looking to live in Cumming, GA. Our community is in close proximity to several beautiful parks, the library, senior center, great shopping, the Cumming Aquatic Center and Veterans War...

Sunrise of Five Forks

3997 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn, GA 30047

4.5
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise at Five Forks, a Sunrise Senior Living Community is located in Lilburn, GA close to shopping, physician offices, churches, and major hospitals. At Sunrise, we welcome seniors into a warm, inviting community. We offer a choice of accommodations, from Companion to Two-Bedroom Suites. Each...

Oaks at Hampton

5610 Hampton Park Drive, Cumming, GA 30041

4.3
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Oaks at Hampton is proud to be an Eden Alternative® certified assisted living and memory care community located in Cumming, Georgia. The Eden registry exists to honor those organizations that have made a formal commitment to transforming traditional methods of care into an approach that puts the...

The Retreat at Conyers

1504 Renaissance Dr, Conyers, GA 30012

3.9
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Retreat at Conyers offers premier assisted living and memory care with superior personalized care and a compassionate staff. Situated in Conyers, Georgia, our state of the art community offers luxury style accommodations with a comfortable, small-town feel.

Laurel Grove

2899 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

4.3
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Laurel Grove provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in Lawrenceville, a picturesque, friendly suburb of Georgia, Laurel Grove offers you a cozy home just minutes away from the convenience of the city. We're close to The Avenue Mall, two area hospitals...

Benton House of Sugar Hill

6009 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill, GA 30518

4.2
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Award Winning Services! National Winner-Top 50 in Aging Services by Fortune magazine. A Great Place to Work certified 3 consecutive years. Multiple Pinnacle Customer Service Awards. Call or drop by to see why Benton House services are superior!Service starts with good design and great people. Our...

Atria Park of Tucker

5844 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084

4.2
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

With a beautiful setting beneath the Georgia pines, Atria Park of Tucker is the preferred supportive living community for older adults in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. We are convenient to downtown Tucker, Main Street, Lucky Shoals Park and Stone Mountain.Our compassionate staff provides discreet...

Discovery Village at Sugarloaf

1220 Satellite Boulevard, Suwanee, GA 30024

3.6
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Discovery Village At Sugarloaf, a senior-living community located in Suwanee, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta, designed to offer a blend of independence, active lifestyle, comfort and security for you to enjoy your retirement years, no matter what stage of life you are in. Discovery...

Charter Senior Living of Buford

4450 Old Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518

3.4
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Built for One Thing: YouOur community is designed from the ground up to provide you with the perfect canvas on which you can paint your best senior living life. Choose us for your next home sweet home and you can trade the worries and hassles that often come with living at home for a better, more...

Park at Johns Creek

4345 Alta Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024

4.4
(33 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Stylish and vibrant. Modern and uncomplicated. Spacious and thoughtfully designed. Urban excitement and suburban convenience. That's what living is like at Park at Johns Creek. If you're looking for sophistication, warmth and a sense of community, you've come to the right place. You'll find a...

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Cost of independent living in Athens, GA

The average cost of senior living in Athens is $3,472 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Commerce, GA with an average of $2,225 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

 

Learn More About Independent Living in Athens, GA

 

Athens, home to the University of Georgia, hosts all the resources and conveniences of a modern city with many local attractions both on and off campus. Residents can get the most of Athens in their own way through the city’s lively music and football cultures, its pristine natural areas, or the diverse shopping and dining experiences in the downtown district.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Athens are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Athens retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Athens, GA

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $3,100 in Athens and $3,200 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Georgia was around $2,600.

 

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Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Athens are rated 26 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated well below the average, indicating that Athens is relatively affordable.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
74 71 66 71 77 76

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$49,071 per year $43,345 per year $34,494 per year $21,511 per year $40,348 per year $1,966 per year $696 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Athens include:

Piedmont Athens Regional

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Saint Mary’s Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: physical therapy, spine surgery, arthroscopy

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Athens’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means the city experiences hot, humid summers and cool winters. The average humidity level is 66%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 71%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
42°F 51°F 33°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
80°F 90°F 69°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 90

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 48″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
27 10.5% 95,442 1,499 per square mile 2.3

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 3.9% 28.0% 10.9% 0.1% 2.6% 54.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Athens-Clarke: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 29/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Clarke County

Democratic Republican Other
66.7% 28.7% 4.6%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Athens include:

  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
  • T.R.R. Cobb House

Outdoor attractions in Athens:

  • Sandy Creek Park
  • Walker Park
  • Rose Creek
  • Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Bear Hollow Zoo

Athens’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Beechwood Cinemas
  • Athens Wine Weekend
  • AthFest
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Georgia Square Mall
  • Athens West Shopping Center
  • Epps Village Shopping Center

 

Transportation

ACC Transit offers public bus transportation in the Athens-Clarke County area, offering no-cost fares to senior citizens. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Athens.

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