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  • Timberwood Assisted Living

    Timberwood Assisted Living

    5020 Southeast 44th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73135
    (16)
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        Timberwood Senior Living is a modern community designed to free seniors from the burden of daily chores while offering them the level of assistance with day-to-day living they need or desire. Built in 2001 on a 5.7-acre site and expanded in 2004, Timberwood is tastefully furnished...

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  • Southwest Mansions - Senior Independent Living

    Southwest Mansions - Senior Independent Living

    9900 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
    (4)
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    Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, Southwest Mansions senior apartments are designed for independent seniors who want live on their own but desire the security and convenience of community living. Close to shops, doctors’ offices and entertainment in South Oklahoma City and Moore, our homey...

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  • Embark at Statesman Club Independent Living

    Embark at Statesman Club Independent Living

    10401 Vineyard Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
    (20)
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    Your New Resident Fee is ONLY $500 when you lease in September! SAVE $1,500 with this limited-time offer.*See our Sales Director for details. Located in vibrant Oklahoma City, Embark at Statesman Club offers residents countless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Tranquil Lake Hefner is close by,...

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  • Village on the Park at Oklahoma City

    1515 Kingsridge Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73170
    (17)
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    Embark on the best years of your life at Village on the Park. Enjoy active senior living at its finest and discover how to LIVE LIFE WELL! Our convenient location across from the scenic Stanley Medley Park on the south side of Oklahoma City, offers our residents a variety of ways to continue their...

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  • Lionwood Senior Living

    Lionwood Senior Living

    12525 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
    (61)
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    Lionwood Senior Living is a full-service retirement community that prides itself on exceptional service, affordable prices and comprehensive health care services. Lionwood provides seniors with their own private apartments, allowing residents to bring their treasured belongings for an easier...

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  • Town Village

    Town Village

    13000 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
    (41)
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    While attending to the tasks of daily life may be increasingly difficult for you or someone you love, it doesn't mean giving up a sense of independence. Town Village offers the finest in Independent Living, along with Assisted Living for those needing additional support. Residents at Town Village...

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  • Hefner Mansions - Senior Independent Living

    Hefner Mansions - Senior Independent Living

    7700 W Hefner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73162
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    Located near scenic Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Hefner Mansions provides independent seniors a great place to call home. Hefner Mansions offers the largest apartments in the area with top amenities and services for seniors who want to live on their own but want the security and convenience of...

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  • Emerald Square

    Emerald Square

    701 N Council Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73127
    (20)
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  • Arbor House of Midwest City, LLC

    Arbor House of Midwest City, LLC

    9240 E. Reno Avenue, Midwest City, OK 73130
    (17)
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    Arbor House of Midwest City, LLC is an assisted living community located in the metropolitan city of Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. It is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, offering beautiful scenery and many attractions nearby. Midwest City is a wonderful place to call home, and...

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  • Tealridge Retirement Community

    Tealridge Retirement Community

    2100 NE 140th St, Edmond, OK 73013
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    Tealridge Retirement Community is one of most beautiful independent living communities in Oklahoma. Tealridge offers you the benefits that you have always dreamed of in an environment where you can enjoy this time just as you imagined. We take care of everything, so that you can enjoy life and have...

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  • Lyndale Edmond Senior Living

    Lyndale Edmond Senior Living

    1225 Lakeshore Dr, Edmond, OK 73013
    (34)
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    Copper Lake Estates is a community of Senior Lifestyle Corporation, the financial backbone that also lends stability and ensures that consistently higher levels of retirement living standards are met. Senior Lifestyle communities are unmatched in hospitality, and offer a dining experience usually...

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  • Silver Elm Estates Edmond

    Silver Elm Estates Edmond

    1301 NW 178th St, Edmond, OK 73012
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    Silver Elm Estates Edmond is an Independent Senior Living Community that was opened in April 2006. We offer seniors who are able to live on their own but desire the security and convenience of community living an affordable place to call home where they can find new friends or meet up with friends...

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  • The Veraden Senior Living

    The Veraden Senior Living

    2709 E. Danforth Road, Edmond, OK 73034
    (13)
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    The Veraden is an assisted living community located in the charming city of Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. With an incredible location and fantastic staff, The Veraden is an excellent choice for your new home. Edmond is a beautiful city, that was named in the 'Top 100 Places to Live in 2007'....

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  • Legacy Village of Stillwater

    Legacy Village of Stillwater

    5601 N Washington St, Stillwater, OK 74075
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    The Ranch , expected to open in 2017 , is a continuing care retirement community that will offer vibrant retirement living for those 62 and greater. Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, The Ranch is a not-for-profit community founded by the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are...

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  • Via Christi Village Ponca City

    Via Christi Village Ponca City

    1601 Academy Road, Ponca City, OK 74604
    (3)
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    Only a mere 20 minutes south of the state line, Via Christi Village in Ponca City, Okla., offers a marvelous mix of pioneer spirit and modern lifestyles. Freedom of choice at the Village means choosing from 53 spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans in assisted living, or 10 beautiful two-...

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  • Prairie Rose

    Prairie Rose

    7401 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74136
    (40)
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    Prairie Rose provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located on the south edge of Tulsa in Oklahoma's Green Country, you'll love our beautiful, landscaped grounds which feature mature trees and large beds of Prairie Roses. In spite of our pastoral park-like feel,...

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  • Senior Star at Burgundy Place

    Senior Star at Burgundy Place

    8887 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74137
    (14)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Burgundy Place! Burgundy Place is an independent living community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Residents at this exciting and vibrant retirement community enjoy a special bond with the staff, a bond that creates beautiful new friendships and cherished memories. People who visit...

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  • University Village Retirement Community

    University Village Retirement Community

    8555 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74137
    (16)
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    University Village offers the full spectrum of senior living options including cottage living, independent living, assisted living and a skilled nursing center. Through these continuing levels of care, our residents are able to remain among loved ones, friends, and familiar staff members if their...

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  • Town Village Tulsa

    Town Village Tulsa

    8222 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74137
    (35)
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    Town Village provides a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships and life enrichment activities. Take one of the many classes offered in our fitness center, hit a matinee in our auditorium, or step outside and discover peaceful outdoor spaces. Town Village boasts courtyards, walking paths, a...

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  • Brookdale Cedar Ridge

    Brookdale Cedar Ridge

    10107 South Garnett Road, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
    (21)
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    A Life Worth Living Tucked away in an idyllic, rural setting in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, you will have a community that offers you everything you need to embrace a life worth living. You have easy access to medical offices and hospitals, as well as local dining and shopping. You can even admire the...

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  • Senior Star at Woodland Terrace

    Senior Star at Woodland Terrace

    9524 East 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133
    (23)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Woodland Terrace! Woodland Terrace is an independent living community located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It's a community filled with friendship and lots of ways to enjoy a life full of purpose. Inside Woodland Terrace, residents gather for fellowship and fun in the multiple...

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  • Country Club of Woodland Hills

    Country Club of Woodland Hills

    6333 South 91st East Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133
    (7)
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    Welcome to Country Club of Woodland Hills, one of Tulsa's finest Independent and Residential Care rental retirement communities. Our all-inclusive retirement lifestyle is designed for you to be able to live in maintenance-free comfort, which frees you to retire on your terms. We recently finished a...

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  • Cedarhurst of Woodland Hills

    Cedarhurst of Woodland Hills

    7345 S 99th East Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133
    (6)
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    Cedarhurst of Woodland Hills, the newest Independent Living community in the Tulsa area, offers a fulfilling, affordable, maintenance-free lifestyle within a premier living environment. This conveniently located community now features a contemporary restaurant-style dining space, state-of-the-art...

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  • Silver Arrow Estates

    Silver Arrow Estates

    2601 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
    (31)
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    Silver Arrow provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on 17 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, you'll be charmed by the country-feel of our facilities. But while Silver Arrow Estates enjoys the peace of being nestled within a suburb of Tulsa, residents...

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  • Elkwood Assisted Living

    Elkwood Assisted Living

    1000 Elkwood Boulevard, Elk City, OK 73644
    (6)
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        Elkwoodwood Assisted Living is a place where seniors can enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home, free from burdensome chores associated with daily living, yet receive support and assistance when needed. Trained staff members render individualized service to residents,...

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  • Tallgrass Estates

    Tallgrass Estates

    2633 SE Mission Dr, Bartlesville, OK 74006
    (6)
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    Tallgrass Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built on beautiful grounds in Bartlesville, you'll enjoy our close-knit, small town that offers a variety of opportunities and activities that rival a large city. Residents are charmed by the elegance of...

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  • Royal Estates of Wichita Falls

    Royal Estates of Wichita Falls

    3908 Kell Boulevard West, Wichita Falls, TX 76309
    (12)
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    'I can't speak highly enough of my life here at Royal Estates. I never thought I'd meet so many new people and make so many new friends at my aga. I feel 20 years younger!'                      ...

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  • Renaissance-Sherman

    Renaissance-Sherman

    3701 Loy Lake Road, Sherman, TX 75090
    (36)
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    The Renaissance-Sherman a Holiday Retirement Community has been helping older folks live better for over 30 years. The longevity of our staff makes us stand out with many, that have been here over 20 years and even 30 years! Our apartments are home to our residents. We have full kitchens and...

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  • Asbury Village

    Asbury Village

    3800 Asbury Dr, Coffeyville, KS 67337
    (1)
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    Asbury Village is a licensed residential healthcare facility committed to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable and caring environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their...

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  • Dove Estates Senior Living

    Dove Estates Senior Living

    1400 S. 183rd St. West, Goddard, KS 67052
    (1)
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    Welcome to Dove Estates Senior Living Community. We offer Assisted Living in our apartments; Independent Living at The Villas; rehabilitation services; and respite, short-term care stays. At Dove you can continue your active lifestyle the way you choose free from the hassels of home ownership....

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  • Via Christi Village Georgetown

    Via Christi Village Georgetown

    1655 S Georgetown St, Wichita, KS 67218
    (9)
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    Ascension Living Via Christi Village Georgetown is a vibrant Independent Living and Assisted Living community located in Wichita, Kansas, where a wide variety of museums, shops, and theaters can be found. Spacious one and two-bedroom apartments are available in a gated community for privacy and...

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  • Via Christi Village McLean

    Via Christi Village McLean

    777 N Mclean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203
    (3)
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    COMMUNITY OVERVIEW Minutes from downtown in West Wichita and just a stone’s throw from the Arkansas River, Via Christi Village is one of the most popular senior living communities in the area. As a continuing care retirement community, we offer all living choices on our campus, including independent...

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  • KMH

    KMH

    402 S Martinson St, Wichita, KS 67213
    (9)
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    Vibrant Living, Valued Principles Welcome to completely new thinking in a senior living community. Vibrant living is part of every floor plan and valued principles is the foundational promise to every resident. KMH is proud to offer the following services at our newly renovated community:...

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  • Parkwest

    Parkwest

    505 N Maize Rd, Wichita, KS 67212
    (25)
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    Park West Plaza is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with Independent Living, Assisted Living, Reflections Memory Care, and a Skilled Nursing Home all on one campus. We are committed to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services...

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  • Grasslands Estates

    Grasslands Estates

    10665 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS 67212
    (66)
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    Grasslands Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in an upscale neighborhood on the west side of Wichita, we offer you a beautiful, peaceful home conveniently close to all the best things in life. We're minutes away from first-class shopping,...

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  • Reflection Ridge Retirement Resort

    Reflection Ridge Retirement Resort

    2300 North Tyler Road, Wichita, KS 67205
    (12)
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    Reflection Ridge Retirement Community is comprised of 119 apartments for adults 55 and over — including one and two bedroom suites and a variety of floor plans. Reflection Ridge is an all-inclusive retirement community providing five-star services on a month-to-month basis, just one monthly charge...

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  • The Regent

    The Regent

    2050 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67206
    (19)
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    The Regent is a Vibrant Retirement Living residence committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service...

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  • Chaucer Estates

    Chaucer Estates

    10550 East 21st Street N, Wichita, KS 67206
    (19)
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    Chaucer Estates offers apartments for the young-at-heart and our residents love it here. Our community was built in 1998 and is managed by the family-owned company Senior Lifestyle Corporation. The number of smiles you see in the hall and dining area show just how happy our family is. Located in...

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  • Sedgwick Plaza

    Sedgwick Plaza

    2455 North Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67220
    (36)
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    Welcome To The Family Senior living as you may have once known it is much different today. Sedgwick Plaza strives to create something better—in every sense of the word. Here, you get an exceptional lifestyle filled with good friendships, meaningful activities, delicious food and, basically, all the...

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  • The Vintage Retirement Community

    The Vintage Retirement Community

    205 N Bonnie Brae, Denton, TX 76201
    (19)
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    Vintage Health Care Center Nestled between neighboring universities, expansive shopping centers, apartment complexes and a bustling medical district, Vintage Health Care Center offers the Denton community a range of care options conveniently located on a single campus. Known as a Continuing Care...

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  • Oxford Villa

    Oxford Villa

    3130 N. Parkdale Circle, Wichita, KS 67205
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    The Oxford Villa campus offers a wide range of lifestyle options for Wichita seniors. With miles of paved walking paths, scenic ponds and courtyards, you'll feel right at home in the Oxford family. Oxford Villa Active Senior Apartments are perfect for independent Wichitans who enjoy their personal...

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  • Dogwood Estates

    Dogwood Estates

    2820 Wind River Lane, Denton, TX 76210
    (39)
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    Dogwood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built on the banks of beautiful Unicorn Lake in a charming community on the outskirts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. You'll enjoy the convenience of our neighborhood with all the attractions of the nearby...

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  • Pioneer Ridge

    Pioneer Ridge

    7210 Linkside Point Drive, McKinney, TX 75071
    (25)
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    At Pioneer Ridge, we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities +pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of our residents. Plus, each...

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  • The Chateau

    The Chateau

    5701 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071
    (74)
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    The Chateau provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Experience the carefree retirement lifestyle you've always imagined at this stunning community in the heart of McKinney. The Chateau is conveniently located near area medical centers, world-class golf, and many...

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  • Watermere at Frisco

    Watermere at Frisco

    4220 Cotton Gin Rd, Frisco, TX 75034
    (13)
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    Experience the warmth, elegance, and opportunities that await you at Watermere at Frisco, a brand new independent living retirement community located in the heart of Frisco, TX. Watermere is dedicated to creating a friendly and hassle-free living environment where residents can enjoy all the...

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  • Emerald Cottages of Stonebridge

    Emerald Cottages of Stonebridge

    2551 Alma Road, McKinney, TX 75070
    (8)
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    The Emerald Cottages of Stonebridge is strategically located in Stonebridge Ranch, and just minutes away from shopping, dining, office and medical. Each cottage unit is wonderfully appointed with great amenities, including: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Wood floors in the living areas, Granite...

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  • Overture Fairview 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Fairview 55+ Apartment Homes

    220 Convention Drive, Fairview, TX 75069
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    Welcome to Overture Fairview — a beautiful and upscale 55+ active adult apartment home experience that celebrates active lifestyles like never before. Here, you’ll discover resort inspiration mixed with a vibrant, and connected atmosphere. Enjoy the best of a new community, as well as stunning...

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  • Overture Frisco

    Overture Frisco

    4140 Legendary Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
    (2)
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    The world is an extraordinary place. Each day is a chance to discover something new and learn about yourself. This kind of meaningful engagement is what Overture Frisco is all about. Do it all here in a maintenance-free, worry-free setting that includes designer living, and mind-body-social...

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  • McDermott Crossing

    8312 Angels Dr, Plano, TX 75024
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    McDermott Crossing is a mixture of modern design and elegant luxury blending the conveniences of apartment-style living with all the comforts of home. Centrally located in Northwest Plano, minutes from state-of-the-art medical facilities, renowned shopping, and a variety of restaurants, life at...

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  • Lewisville Estates - IL

    Lewisville Estates - IL

    800 College Parkway, Lewisville, TX 75067
    (5)
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    We believe it is the little things that are the secret to a retirement that is carefree and personally fulfilling: a warm and inviting community where every home is part of a neighborhood, a wide range of social, cultural and intellectual activities and a staff that believes that there is nothing...

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Independent Living in Oklahoma City, OK

Independent living communities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are housing arrangements designed exclusively for older adults. While residents live independently, most communities offer amenities, activities, and other services. The median monthly cost for an independent living community in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is $1,984 for the city proper. When it comes to independent living, OKC is an excellent choice for you or your loved one.

Cost of Living in Oklahoma City, OK

Overall, the cost of living in Oklahoma is considerably more affordable than the national average. The cost-of-living and the grocery indexes are both rated well below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
92 90 $995 17.0% spend over 30% of their income on rent $146,363 $51,581 None

Local Medical Providers

There are 18 general hospitals in the city that provide emergency care and other medical services. The top hospitals in Oklahoma City include:

  • OU Medical Center - The top-ranked community in Oklahoma, this teaching hospital offers cardiovascular services, cancer care services, neurology and neurosurgery, and level I trauma care.
  • Integris Baptist Medical Center - This 511-bed hospital offers a wide range of services including respiratory therapy, rehabilitation services, radiology, and wound care.
  • Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City - This hospital specializes in treating patients who have had a stroke as well as patients who have oral cancer.

Climate and Weather

Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city experiences hot and humid summers while the winters tend to be rainy. On average, the humidity level for Oklahoma City is roughly 67%. The humidity levels tend to be highest during the month of May at about 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
82°F 96°F (July) 67°F (July) 42°F 58°F (February) 27°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
51 (Moderate) 73 in December (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive or suffer from chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 6” (May) 6”

Demographics and Values

Like much of the South and the Midwest, Oklahoma City tends to lean conservative. There is however a sizable liberal population in the city due partially to the fact that there are a number of Universities within the city limits.

2016 Presidential Election for Oklahoma County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
41.2% 51.7% 7.1%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
955,998 643,648 409 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.88%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 23% 9% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
25% 30% 10%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4.6% 14.6% 19.2% 2.8% 0.1% 53.9% 6.4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
29,673 38 8

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
5% 67% 14% 17% 6% 9%

Oklahoma City is considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community may face discrimination by members of the general public in certain areas.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

With its vibrant cowboy culture and Midwest charm, Oklahoma City feels like it should be in the heart of the Old West. Living in Oklahoma City is great for those who are interested in history because of the large number of museums located within the city. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum houses more than 28,000 Western and American Indian artifacts. The museum also has the world largest collection of rodeo memorabilia. The American Banjo Museum houses the nation's largest collection of banjos and banjo-related items. The American Pigeon Museum and Library is dedicated to the history and care of domestic pigeons. The Oklahoma Railway Museum operates four diesel locomotives and has a full assortment of railcars. They operate train rides every first and third Saturday of each month, April through August, and put on a number of special events.

A must-see location in the city is the Oklahoma City National Memorial which honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were affected by the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The memorial is located on the site of the original building where the explosion took place, a somber reminder of our nation's troubled past.

You can find fun for the whole family at the Oklahoma City Zoo which is home to 1,900 animals as well as a botanical garden. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to a number of revolving exhibits and also features a permanent collection of Chihuly glass sculptures. for a fun Friday night on the town, check out Automobile Alley, which features vintage neon signs and a diverse array of dining options. Another popular spot is Bricktown, which includes the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the navigable Bricktown Canal, and the 16-screen Harkins movie theatre. Oklahoma City also has two senior centers which organize social events for seniors 55 years of age and older. The Will Rogers Senior Center offers a community garden that seniors can help tend in their spare time. The OKC Aquatic Center also offers a number of swim and exercise classes for seniors.

Transportation

Public transportation is available through EMBARK which provides services throughout the Oklahoma City area. This includes 23 fixed bus routes, the OKC Streetcar, ADA paratransit service, river ferry transit service, and the Spokies bike share service.

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