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67 Independent Living Facilities near Dallas, TX

If you’re looking for independent living in the Dallas 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 Dallas. 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 67 independent living facilities in Dallas, 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 Cedar Crest, North Dallas and Prestonwood.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Garland, Irving or Highland Park.

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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Dallas, TX
Brookdale Farmers Branch
4.8

Aids were very kind and helpful to my mother. Always there when she needed help. Staff ( at the time) were always helpful too. My mother so wishes she could be there, but unfortunately she needs 24/7 care and is receiving that now where she is.

Vitality Court Texas Star in Allen, TX
4.1

This facility is nice.....newer and clean. They have lots of activities that are scheduled. They provide light house keeping. They also have an in-house therapy gym, so no having to leave the facility for therapy.

The Tradition - Prestonwood in Dallas, TX
4.9

A resident here for 10 years. I cannot imagine these past 10 years without the friends and care received here. For your sake and that of your caring family, this is where you need to be!

Parsons House Preston Hollow

4205 West Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Parsons House Preston Hollow, we offer a variety of community features. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(41 reviews)

This has been a very positive experience for us and our loved one. I have recommend the community to others and will continue to do so. The staff is very friendly and available when we have questions. ...

Walnut Place - AL/MC

5515 Glen Lakes Dr, Dallas, TX 75231

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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At Walnut Place, our residents know about our historically good reputation and appreciate our location close to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Like our residents, chances are, you’ll just feel like you belong here. A sense of fellowship abounds—a feeling of belonging. Our residents are not...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(65 reviews)

I came from California to Texas for a rare surgery and needed a place to stay to heal up until my post op surgery. Walnut Place went over and above my expectations. All staff was courteous. I was well...

Monticello West

5114 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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One of the most unique benefits of Monticello West, is that we bring care to you. You can move throughout your life journey all within familiar surroundings. Start in independent living and as you need it begin receiving assisted living services. Home is home no matter what level of care you...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(81 reviews)

I just think the staff truly care about every person here. All of the staff know all of the residents by name and their likes and dislikes. From the very first day my loved one walked in, they have welcomed...

The Tradition - Prestonwood

15250 Prestonwood Blvd, Dallas, TX 75248

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Provides: Independent Living
Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.9(11 reviews)

This is a top rate place. Compared to what I was expecting to pay, this is a reasonable priced community. The staff communication with the family has been wonderful! The marketing people have been able to...

Signature Pointe

14655 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75254

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Welcome to Signature Pointe!At Signature Pointe, our commitment is to provide residents with the care and support they need to lead rewarding, dignified lifestyles.Signature Pointe offers seniors independent living, assisted living, skilled healthcare, and Alzheimer's care in a carefully planned...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(107 reviews)

The staff is super friendly and helpful. Grandmother is happy with the fun and games provided by the staff. The facility is kept clean and sanitary. Of all of the assisted living facilities in the area, this...

The Tradition - Prestonwood

5555 Arapaho Rd, Dallas, TX 75248

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Tradition-Prestonwood is a premier senior living community in Dallas, Texas providing a continuum of care with Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Beauty is just the beginning at Tradition Senior Living communities, which comprise beautiful interiors filled with...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(10 reviews)

My wife and I are pleased with the services provided by The Tradition. The management consists of trained and experienced professionals. The food service is excellent. Food quality is consistently very good....

Holiday The Bentley

3362 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75234

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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The Bentley provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built on beautifully landscaped grounds in a quiet section of northwest Dallas, you'll enjoy the graceful elegance of our facilities and the convenience of living in a thriving city. We're close to shopping,...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(59 reviews)

We had to move quickly. The residual effects of my illness made it impossible for me to return to our apartment. A counselor at the rehab facility helped us look at a few places. Due to my condition, we were...

Emerson on Harvest Hill

5550 Harvest Hill Road, Dallas, TX 75230

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Emerson on Harvest Hill is a long-standing senior living community that has proudly served Dallas, Texas for many years. As a resident of Emerson on Harvest Hill, you will find that you are in an excellent location close to some of the city’s best shopping and dining options, as well as major...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(87 reviews)

What sticks out the most about Emerson on Harvest Hill would be the staff members. They are great and friendly people to work with. Very helpful and informative as well. I would absolutely recommend Emerson...

Autumn Leaves

1010 Emerald Isle Drive, Dallas, TX 75218

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
See all Life Care Services LLC communities

Autumn Leaves is a small and intimate senior living community with a big heart.The atmosphere at Autumn Leaves is one of the most important elements for our residents and it’s the exact thing that sets us apart from other senior living communities in the area. Because Autumn Leaves has a genuine,...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(57 reviews)

The staff in the facility were great. The food was good but not large portions. Getting paperwork done for the long term care was not always easy. My loved one was told when she first got there that she...

Sunrise at Hillcrest

13001 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75240

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Sunrise Senior Living communities

A two-time winner of the Presidents Award, the assisted living team at Sunrise of Hillcrest in Dallas offers residents many years of experience and the highest quality of personalized senior care. In fact, our health care coordinator has worked with our team for over 17 years. Our compassionate...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.3(52 reviews)

They have met my expectations in each category. My mom needs help with a lot of daily activities and the Sunrise staff and facilities have been very good. She particularly enjoys being able to go out on the...

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Juniper Village at Preston Hollow

12400 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Juniper Village at Preston Hollow provides senior living including assisted living and Wellspring memory care. Our active senior living community is located in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighbor in Dallas, Texas. Our community features cozy living spaces, inviting common areas, nicely...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(44 reviews)

Juniper Village is working out well for my mom. The people are really nice. It's a nice facility, and they're taking good care of my mom. I feel comfortable having her there.

The Reserve at North Dallas

12271 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 75251

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
See all Senior Lifestyle - Main communities

We are proud to introduce the Reserve at North Dallas, newly renovated all inclusive community. In addition to the $5.5 million investment we made to serve our independent living and assisted living community, we have created a vibrant lifestyle so our residents will have a life filled with...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.1(63 reviews)

We were only there for a few months. Everyone seemed nice, but it is up to the resident to make the choice to go to dining room and to engage in activities since it is independent living. I do wish they...

Truewood by Merrill, Park Central

7750 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
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Truewood by Merrill, Park Central is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living and assisted living from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.You’ll find a plethora of museums and cultural...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.1(98 reviews)

Truewood by Merrill is a fantastic facility. They could improve on the their response time to things I've requested of them. I need specific information from them so that I can provide feedback to another...

The Plaza at Edgemere

8502 Edgemere Rd, Dallas, TX 75225

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Lifespace Communities communities

The Edgemere is a beautiful 16 acre community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Rehabilitation,and Skilled Nursing. The Edgemere is known throughout Dallas for it's beautiful Mediterranean style, elegant residences, fine dining, lively social life, and unsurpassed...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(13 reviews)

My parents are super happy. The community - the staff and other residents are so warm and wonderful. They are very welcoming. The residents are treated like guests - they are never called patients and...

Five Star Premier Residences of Dallas

5455 La Sierra Dr, Dallas, TX 75231

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt in Dallas Write your next chapter today. enjoy embrace engage enrich Are you ready to embrace a whole new level of independence? Classic Residence in Dallas is the community where you'll find The Vital Elements that are important to living life to the...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(5 reviews)

I have lived at Premier Residences for almost 12 years. I moved in after losing my husband. I was looking for friends, a safe place, good food and caring staff. I’m blessed that I found it all here at Five...

Belmont Village Turtle Creek

3535 North Hall Street, Dallas, TX 75219

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Beautifully situated in the heart of the Turtle Creek community, Belmont Village Senior Living offers easy access to an array of high-end dining and retail centers, world class medical care, numerous churches and synagogues, and the Dallas Theater Center and Arts District. Concierge services and...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(33 reviews)

I believe they are honest and genuine. We picked this community, because they could care for my mom without hesitation. My mom is a dialysis patient, and they were more aware of her needs.

Aventine At Kessler Park

2522 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas, TX 75211

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Provides: Assisted Living

Introducing Meridian at Kessler Park, a luxury senior living community in Dallas, TX where you enjoy an engaging retirement lifestyle in stunning settings. Our Independent Living & Assisted Living communities are specifically designed to help residents live the life they want with the assistance...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(94 reviews)

I stopped by to tour for my mom and i think she will love it. I met several residents and they highly recommend that she move here for the "easy lifestyle."

Holiday Whiterock Court

9215 White Rock Trail, Dallas, TX 75238

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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Whiterock Court provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within the hills and trees along the White Rock Trail in Lake Highlands, you'll be charmed by our picturesque rural beauty built just minutes away from the conveniences of the city. We're close to...

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Beauty Salon
Private Dining Room
4.3(85 reviews)

The community seems professionally run with a modern standard of excellence. They care about the resident's happiness here. The staff communication has been great in answering any of my questions that I...

The Tradition - Lover's Lane Independent Living

5850 E Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

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Provides: Independent Living

The Tradition-Lover's Lane is a premier senior living community in Dallas, Texas providing a continuum of care with Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Beauty is just the beginning at Tradition Senior Living communities, which comprise beautiful interiors filled with...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

What stuck out to me about The Tradition was how the facility looked, it looks very nice and first class. Actually the 2 other places that I toured recommended that I came here and thought I would be a good...

The Landon at Lake Highlands

8501 Lullwater Dr, Dallas, TX 75238

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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The Landon at Lake Highlands is the definition of exceptional senior living. We provide a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships, life enrichment activities and attention to every detail. Enjoy gourmet meals in our elegant dining room or watch the sunset over the Dallas skyline from our...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(28 reviews)

The Landon at Lake Highlands is an exceptional place for my mom. From the first day we talked the staff was sincere, caring and reassuring. My mom had been in her house 70 years and along with my dad raised...

Meadowstone Place

10410 Stone Canyon Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
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With patio gardens and a tree-studded campus, active living is in full bloom at Meadowstone Place in Dallas, Texas. Located in the desirable Preston Hollow neighborhood, you will find our grounds walkable and easy on the eyes. For those who desire freedom and opportunities to socialize,...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.9(175 reviews)

I loved this community. I lived here for a number of years. Its was like being with family. I only had to leave due to my budget and expenses.

Everleigh Forestwood 55+ Apartment Homes

11881 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

12
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Provides: Independent Living
See all Greystar communities

Enjoy resort-style amenities, thoughtful interiors, and upscale services at Everleigh Forestwood’s 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes. At Everleigh you can find true connectivity and convenience. Ideally, located in Dallas, Texas, you’ll have big city access from the sanctuary of your beautiful...

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.9(16 reviews)

I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. This community has more vibrant people living here. The rooms here are larger than some other communities. We have a full kitchen in your...

The Waterford at Mesquite

700 North Town East Boulevard, Mesquite, TX 75150

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living
See all Sonida Senior Living communities

Welcome to The Waterford at Mesquite where we adhere to the saying "everything is bigger in Texas"! Our independent living community boasts BIG amenities and countless recreational and social opportunities to keep our residents inspired and excited about their life here with us. Our thoughtfully...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(82 reviews)

The engagement in this community is second to none. The tenure of the team is the reason we chose this community for my mom. We love it here.

Cambridge Court

711 Matador Ln, Mesquite, TX 75149

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Civitas Senior Living communities

Welcome to the season of choice At Cambridge Court Assisted Living and Memory Care Community we pride ourselves on offering you choices that allow you to live your life the way you want. At Cambridge Court we believe life is yours for the taking. It's a simple concept that means you can take...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(51 reviews)

Memory care is as well as can be expected. Probably better than most. Their hallway is wide and open. There's plenty of room for the patients to walk around or sit in recliners. It is expensive, but care...

Christian Care Communities and Service

948 Wiggins Pkwy, Mesquite, TX 75150

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Provides: Independent Living

Designed for the active senior adult, Greenway Village is one of the premier retirement communities in the Dallas Metroplex. Featuring an all-inclusive approach to services and amenities, and located on a 26-acre, beautifully landscaped campus, Greenway is also one of the few certified Life Plan...

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4.8(9 reviews)

There is a great sense of security at this community, I feel extremely safe living here which is very important for people our age. The staff have been wonderful, they are so friendly and helpful. The meals...

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Costs of independent living in the Dallas area

The median cost of rent for independent living in Dallas is $3,058 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data.[01] This cost is higher than the average rent for Dallas apartments since these costs account for more than just rent and utilities. Baseline rental costs at an independent living community typically include on-site amenities and services like the following:

  • A dining plan with three meals and snacks
  • Maintenance and landscaping
  • Day trips and outings to local attractions
  • Community-organized activities (fitness classes, interest clubs, game nights, etc.)
  • On-site amenities (fitness centers, crafts centers, pools, libraries, movie theaters, etc.)

For additional monthly fees, Dallas independent living residents can also benefit from convenient on-site services like:

  • Room service and special meal accommodations
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Beauty salon and barber shop services
  • Transportation services

The following costs represent average baseline costs across the area and give a good cost comparison of nearby cities. However, these costs don’t account for any additional fees paid by residents.

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How people pay for independent living in Dallas

Most seniors rely on their private retirement funds to pay for their independent living community in Dallas, as Medicaid and Medicare do not cover independent living costs. However, Medicare and Medicaid can still help you save on health care costs in your independent living community. Seniors looking to plan for future care needs might find it useful to learn more about how Medicaid can be used to pay for senior care expenses in their home.

Some seniors may also qualify for Social Security and other benefits to help them offset their costs of living. Learn about all these methods and more in this section.

Most Dallas seniors pay for independent living using private payment methods, which include all of your personal income and asset resources. Your income may include savings accounts, retirement pensions, investment returns, and/or Social Security benefits, which can all be used to pay for independent senior living in Dallas. Also note, Texas doesn’t have personal income tax, saving you from paying taxes on these income sources.[02,03]

Depending on your resources and current situation, you may also use a combination of the following to cover your independent living community costs:

Understand Texas laws and regulations for independent living communities

Unlike assisted living and memory care facilities, Texas doesn’t require regulation by a state agency for independent living facilities, as these are not considered care facilities. However, independent living communities are still required to comply with Texas’ general housing and apartment standards for rental units, such as the Texas Property Code and Fair Housing Act.

But, if an independent living facility shares a campus or building with an assisted living facility (or ALF), the assisted living-designated area must comply with the assisted living regulation requirements set forth by Texas Health and Human Services (or HHS). If you would like to see the regulations for Dallas assisted living facilities, check out the laws and regulation section on that page.

The following are the housing and apartment regulations for all rentals in Dallas.

Tenants’ rights in Texas

Stand-alone independent living rental communities are required to comply with the state’s housing and apartment regulations for landlords and tenants. It’ll prove useful to learn about your rights as a tenant, as it’ll help you find a safe and satisfactory living situation. Here’s a brief overview of tenants’ rights in Texas:

  • Residents hold the right to ask their landlord to repair problems that risk their health and safety, and landlords must make a diligent effort to repair the problems at hand.
  • Residents may terminate their lease if a problem that affects their health hasn’t been resolved after two notices to the landlord and within a reasonable timeframe — usually seven days.
  • Residents may hire an external contractor to fix the problems at hand if their landlord fails to resolve issues that affect their health after multiple notices within a reasonable timeframe. Residents can then submit their expenses to the landlord to deduct from their rent.

Before attempting to terminate a lease or hiring an external contractor, it’s strongly recommended that you reach out to an attorney or a tenants association. Consulting a housing expert will prevent you from breaching any lease agreements, and it’ll hopefully help you get the end result you desire. It’s also recommended that tenants provide written notices of complaints or maintenance requests to their landlord and keep a copy of each notice as proof.

If you’re seeking more information on your rights as a tenant in an independent living facility, be sure to read the Texas Tenants’ Rights Handbook.

Accommodations and modifications for disabled seniors

In Texas, federal nondiscrimination laws — such as the Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) — aim to protect tenants from discrimination due to a disability. This prohibits independent living facilities from refusing housing due to a senior’s disability. Furthermore, these laws require housing providers to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications in housing, programs, and activities for individuals with disabilities.

If you’re a senior with a disability, you have the right to request reasonable accommodations and modifications within the independent living facility. Reasonable accommodations are defined as changes to facility policies and could include the following:

  • Allowing a service animal to live with a resident even when there’s a no-pets policy in place
  • Assigning a parking spot for easy entry to the resident’s building
  • Changing the due date of rent to reflect a resident’s disability income payment dates

Modifications are structural changes to common areas and individual units and could include the following:

  • Installing a specialized smoke detector for a resident with a hearing impairment
  • Adding a wheelchair ramp to enable a disabled resident to easily access shared spaces and participate in resident activities
  • Installing grab bars or widening doorways in a resident’s unit to accommodate wheelchair users

These nondiscrimination laws apply to all independent living facilities in Dallas. Independent living facility owners are required to pay for such modifications unless providing them would pose an undue financial or administrative burden. If you’d like more information, see this detailed infographic on reasonable accommodations and modifications.

COVID-19 regulations for Dallas independent living communities

There are no COVID-19 regulations specific to independent living facilities in Dallas, Texas. However, the city does provide its residents with some general information regarding COVID-19. This information includes COVID-19 testing sites, resources, facility closures, and FAQs.

However, if an independent living facility shares a campus with an assisted living facility, it must comply with any protective measures set forth by the facility. All Texas assisted living facilities are required to develop infection prevention and control measures for common infections, including COVID-19. The measures may include the community’s hygiene practices, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfection and sterilization techniques, safe injection methods, and physical distancing requirements.

Because communities can set their own standards, it’s best to check with your prospective community directly to see if they have any specific regulations regarding COVID-19.

Get to know independent living in Dallas

75

Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market

4.3/5.0 average in-network rating
100% of our partner communities offer restaurant-style dining
100% of our partner communities offer units with a kitchenette or full kitchen
93% of our partner communities plan day trips and outings for residents
93% of our partner communities offer on-site devotional services

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Number of people we referred to communities in Dallas in 2022

78

Average age of residents we referred to Dallas independent living partners in 2022

Dallas: An increasingly friendly place for aging

Dallas has become a hotspot for all ages, and especially for seniors in recent years. In 2019, the city developed Age-Friendly Initiative Dallas to improve engagement and accessibility for the city’s aging population. This initiative focuses on improving the following domains for seniors:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transportation services
  • Housing options
  • Social participation and inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication information
  • Community support and services

With this effort (along with the increase in senior living options), the city is becoming more aging-friendly with each passing year. Below, you’ll learn about the common features unique to Dallas independent living facilities and how these features help seniors maintain their desired lifestyles.

Safe and comfortable environment for aging in place

In Dallas, many of our partner independent living facilities promote aging in place by offering multiple care types. In fact, about half of our communities have an assisted living and memory care unit on-site. These tiered levels of care enable seniors to age peacefully, as increased care needs won’t warrant a move. It also enables aging couples to live together despite their varying care needs.

Independent living communities also aim to eliminate some of the daily stresses of life by offering convenient services and security features. Most of our partner communities offer housekeeping, dining, and transportation services — so residents don’t have to fret about cooking, cleaning, or driving unless it’s something they’d like to do. Many communities also employ 24-hour staff, use high-tech security systems, and provide emergency call systems to help ensure resident safety.

Engaging amenities and activities help residents thrive

Dallas independent living facilities strive to help seniors enjoy their favorite pastimes, form new friendships, and maintain optimal health. To do so, communities often house a range of amenities for seniors to utilize at their leisure. Some common on-site amenities at independent living communities in Dallas include the following:

  • Beauty salon and/or barber shop
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Courtyard
  • Movie theater
  • Library
  • Arts and crafts center
  • Game room
  • Raised garden beds

Communities also facilitate a range of activities and often update them according to the interests of the current resident population. Here are some of the most favored senior activities in independent living facilities in Dallas:

  • Art classes
  • Fitness classes (chair yoga, stretches, strength training, etc.)
  • Musical events (live performances, music lessons, karaoke, etc.)
  • Game nights
  • Interest club meetings (book club, walking club, current events club, etc.)
  • Holiday and birthday parties
  • Devotional services
  • Group outings and day trips

Independent living in the surrounding Dallas suburbs

Due to the hustle and bustle of Dallas’ downtown, many seniors prefer the outskirts of Dallas. In fact, many seniors prefer Plano and Arlington. Both of these suburban cities are approximately 20 miles from the city center and offer a family-friendly feel. Arlington is significantly more affordable, with starting rent dropping by approximately $800.

Other affordable places near the city include Irving and Mesquite. These cities offer more open space for bigger parks, shopping centers, and attractions, often making them more attractive to seniors.

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Unfamiliar with Dallas? Highlights for seniors

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Percentage of Dallas seniors 65+ currently retired from the workforce[08]

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Health care for seniors in Dallas

Many Dallas independent living facilities are located fairly close to health care facilities as an added convenience. Residents have access to many hospitals, including two that are highly ranked across the state. Seniors can choose to receive care from the following top Dallas hospitals.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Dallas and No. 2 in all of Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report. It also nationally ranks in nine specialties, including No. 26 in geriatrics.

Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center is ranked No. 2 in Dallas and No. 4 across the state, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s nationally ranked in gastroenterology.

Parkland Health

Parkland Health is ranked No. 3 in Dallas, according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital has 16 health centers across Dallas County and also has a Center for Geriatric Care and Healthy Aging for seniors seeking specialized care.

Transportation for seniors in Dallas

The widespread nature of Dallas makes it challenging to walk everywhere, so most residents own a car. However, the city does have walkable neighborhoods like downtown and Oak Lawn. Dallas independent living seniors are in luck — 100% of our partner facilities offer complimentary transportation services to residents. Keep in mind, rides may be limited to errands and appointments, depending on the community.

Dallas residents also turn to other options for getting around without a car, including public transportation. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides convenient trains, buses, streetcars, and trolleys throughout the city. DART typically runs between 5 a.m. and midnight. They also offer a rider assistance program for elderly and disabled residents that meet certain eligibility requirements.

Based on data about Dallas’ public density, walking routes, public transportation options, biking trails, and infrastructure, the city’s downtown has received the following scores from WalkScore, each out of 100:

92

75

85

Senior activities in Dallas

Seniors have access to a world of fun and engaging activities to experience in Dallas. There’s something for every niche interest, mobility level, and age. Below are some favored activities among seniors in the Dallas area. Many of these places are happy to accommodate individuals with disabilities, so be sure to ask about available accommodations when planning your visit.

Nature activities

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Seniors who love being surrounded by greenery will benefit from an afternoon in these luscious gardens. This arboretum boasts an impressive 66 acres, all filled with trees, flowers, and rare plants from around the world. The arboretum also aims to improve horticultural research through trial gardens, which often inspire visitors’ own gardens.
  • Dallas Zoo. For animal lovers, this zoo offers a perfect day trip. Visitors can view and learn about wildlife from exotic stretches of the Earth, or they can learn more about the fauna native to Dallas. Seniors can also look out for interactive events if they’re interested in feeding or petting some of the critters.
  • Dallas World Aquarium. This aquarium serves as a captivating experience for seniors who are more intrigued by creatures under the sea. Visitors will view realistic exhibits filled with colorful fish of all shapes and sizes. Or, you can explore the rainforest replica filled with birds and creatures commonly seen in rainforests.

Cultural and recreational activities

  • Arts and culture. Dallas has renowned museums and theaters scattered throughout the city. Seniors can choose to explore museums pertaining to any interest — from local history and science to art and sculpture exhibits, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. You can also attend concerts, plays, symphonies, musicals, and more at the local theaters.

Dallas senior centers

  • Senior centers. Although independent living facilities typically offer a range of on-site activities and new faces to see, seniors might also be interested in the unique activities provided at Dallas’ local senior centers. Some of these activities may not be found in your independent living community, such as pickleball, water aerobics, interest groups, and unique group games.

Frequently asked questions

Highlands Village Senior Living of Mansfield, Parkwood Independent Living and Abba Care Assisted Living are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Dallas, TX. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in Dallas is 2,772 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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