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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Plano, TX

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Plano might be just 19 miles north of the big metropolis of Dallas, but it holds its own as the ninth-largest city in Texas. With 84 parks, 4,243 acres of gorgeous green spaces, and miles and miles of trails, Plano is a vast and gorgeous place to explore for active seniors looking for an independent living community.

Our 22 partner independent living communities in the Plano area are ready to take the load off of you and provide a full array of services and amenities to make life fun and relaxing.

In this guide, we’ll introduce you to our partner independent living communities, all within a 10-mile radius of Plano’s city center, which includes Richardson, Frisco, Allen, and parts of Dallas. We’ll also cover everything you need to know about costs, how to pay for an independent living stay, which benefits might help you, the options for health care and transportation, as well as activities you’ll love in the Plano area.

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Photo of The Conservatory at Plano
1717 Photos available
9.6
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32 reviews
9.6
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32 reviews
5 star
72%
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3 star
6%
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I would recommend The Conservatory at Plano to others. The difference I noted in my visits to senior living facilities was that the residents I saw here seemed happier than the residents in the other...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
At The Conservatory at Plano, residents enjoy an independent lifestyle enriched with the affordable luxuries that make life comfortable, carefree and rewarding. From gourmet meals to fun activities; wellness care to resort-style amenities, everything we do at The Conservatory is focused on...
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1515 Photos available
9.6
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73 reviews
9.6
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73 reviews
5 star
65%
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26%
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[Name removed], the Director, is wonderful. And the sales lady that we worked with last year was so sweet. We don't have house keeping. The move in process was fine, but we did all of the moving. The...
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Discover the unparalleled joys of retirement living at Preston Place!Nestled in the heart of Plano, Texas, our award-winning 55+ active adult retirement community features gated, garden-style grounds, resort-style amenities, and an array of convenient services tailored to simplify your...
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1313 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.6
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152 reviews
9.6
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152 reviews
5 star
56%
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27%
3 star
8%
2 star
5%
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I moved my Mother in about 2 weeks ago. The community is beautiful, very open and bright. They have lots of fun activities for everyone to do, including music entertainment often. The food is great, and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: 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.
Gain the wealth of friendship while enjoying the good life at The Waterford at Plano. Our Independent Living and Assisted Living community in Plano, Texas, affords residents a privileged lifestyle with quality services and top-notch amenities that continue to exceed expectations. Residents gather...
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1717 Photos available
99 Floor plans available
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9.6
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85 reviews
9.6
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85 reviews
5 star
69%
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25%
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Fours years and Atria Canyon Creek has created the positive and friendly environment we cherish! Major updating including public areas, culinary staff, and menu plus large indoor pool. Our move here was a...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Nestled among mature deciduous trees along the banks of scenic Spring Creek, Atria Canyon Creek offers independent living to older adults in the Plano, Texas area. This community features a multi-story building with a style reminiscent of a historic Spanish mission. Convenient amenities and...
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1010 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
9.3
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82 reviews
9.3
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82 reviews
5 star
41%
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34%
3 star
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Brookdale Collin Oaks is a great place. I visited about 6 facilities and Brookdale Collin Oaks was by far my favorite. I had a really good feeling the 2 times that I visited. But more importantly, its a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
When you come to our community, which provides assisted living services and memory care in Plano, Texas, you can stay as active as you want. As an assisted living resident, you can engage in a little friendly competition over board or card games, join classes to boost both your mental and...
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Photo of Sunrise of Plano
1111 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.1
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56 reviews
9.1
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56 reviews
5 star
55%
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Sunrise is a lovely place and has been amazing for me. They are constantly cleaning. The activities offered are nice. The food is excellent. Since moving from my previous facility, I have only had one...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Welcome to Sunrise Senior Living of Plano! Step into our beautiful community and you can't help but feel right at home. From our beautiful gardens and winding walking paths to our screened in porches, comfortable decor and all of the touches of home, our mission is to make our residents and their...
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9.1
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43 reviews
9.1
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43 reviews
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We have been very happy with Harbor Chase. Mom had a stroke about 3 weeks ago and has been in the hospital and Rehab since, but she is looking forward to going back soon. Everyone there has been very loving...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
HarborChase of Plano is a place where unrivaled hospitality and classic elegance converge in a timeless setting of peaceful tranquility. Here, you’ll find much more than amazing value in the award-winning cuisine, personalized housekeeping, exhilarating activities, generous amenities and...
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2525 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.0
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11 reviews
9.0
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11 reviews
5 star
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Overall quality seems to have gone down since new management company took over The concierge is excellent. They are trying to improve on communication with the residents. Maintenance is behind on their...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
The Orchards at Market Plaza is all about relaxation, beauty, character and individuality! A new level of activities, scenery and experiences where life is more fun, healthy and vivid.The Orchards at Market Plaza is a stunning active adult community.We are brand new and opened July 2020!We are...
Photo of Solstice Senior Living at Plano
2121 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.0
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69 reviews
9.0
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69 reviews
5 star
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I don't know the newer staff to be able to comment very well. Most of the people I met early on are not there anymore. That said, everyone I met has been helpful and friendly. There are no options...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Discover the serenity of the countryside at Solstice Senior Living at Plano, nestled in cozy and culture-filled Plano, Texas, where our residents enjoy easy access to adventure, entertainment and the beautiful outdoors. Located just 30 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, family members...
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Photo of Spring Creek Assisted Living
1717 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.0
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69 reviews
9.0
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69 reviews
5 star
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Value for the money is about a 10 !!!! HIGHLY recommend Juniper for a place that is lower in cost than most assisted living places. They have the nicest staff!! They cared For what was going on in my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
This property has huge trees surrounding the perimeter the community is located across from a park nestled in a residential area of West Plano. Conveniently located with easy access to HWY 75 and George Bush Tollway. We offer both Assisted Living and Memory Care what that means for your loved one...
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Photo of DaySpring Senior Living
1111 Photos available
8.9
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51 reviews
8.9
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51 reviews
5 star
76%
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Just a great place to live!!! I always enjoy talking to the front desk staff! Everyone does an exceptional job! Excellent food, good sleep conditions, nice and quiet atmosphere, singing and we love the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
DaySpring Senior Living - A Faith-Based, Not-For-Profit Community in the Heart of Plano, Texas Several years ago, God led Collin Creek Community Church to begin a senior ministry. Through the strong support of the local church and the national Wesleyan church, we are now seeing the fruits of...
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Photo of Village on the Park Plano
2020 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
8.6
Review score
81 reviews
8.6
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81 reviews
5 star
74%
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12%
3 star
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Mom was here for 7 months until she passed away. I felt she received very good care; the facility is kept clean; the meals were very good. Her caregivers treated her with dignity and respect throughout her...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Ideally located in southwest Plano, Village on the Park Plano offers an active lifestyle with just a la carte supportive care for each resident. Beautifully designed for a carefree, amenity- and service-rich lifestyle, the community features luxurious, yet comfortable, accommodations where...
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1818 Photos available
8.5
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14 reviews
8.5
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14 reviews
5 star
64%
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I have not moved in twenty years and was very apprehensive, but thanks to [names removed] the transition was smooth. They were always kind, patient, and helpful. . I am actually excited about this next...
Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
McDermott 55 is a luxurious active adult community offering BRAND-NEW pet-friendly apartments in West Plano, Texas. Our 55+ residents have full access to both phases of the property, featuring unparalleled amenities, spacious floor plans, award-winning customer service, and a maintenance-free...
Photo of Prestonwood Court
2424 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.5
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27 reviews
8.5
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27 reviews
5 star
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37%
3 star
15%
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The facility is kept clean. The front office staff is great. The care staff are average. Moving in and getting accommodations for my dad's situation was easy. The food quality is good, but meal size is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
Prestonwood Court is very proud to call Plano, Texas our hometown. Combining the warmth of home with the amenities of a fine hotel, life at Prestonwood Court offers a world of possibilities. Socialize with friends in lovely, light-filled living rooms and lounges, find favorite books in our...
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Photo of The Legacy at Willow Bend
66 Photos available
8.0
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5 reviews
8.0
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5 reviews
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They are not so good with the activities. We picked this community, becasue it afforded my loved one, the opportunity to bring a dog, we liked the people and I talked to them on the phone. They need to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
The Legacy at Willow Bend is owned by The Legacy Senior Communities, a Jewish sponsored 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is built around high quality health care, wellness and choice, we are able to continuously innovate and adjust to meet and exceed seniors changing needs.Located...
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11 Video available
99 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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9.9
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58 reviews
9.9
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58 reviews
5 star
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I have enjoyed living at Brookdale since I moved in. The employees are nice and respectful. I enjoy activities like bingo and book club. Looking forward to some field trips soon.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
Retirement is the time to indulge yourself, to live purposefully and re-ignite some of those passions that got left by the wayside throughout the years. At our community in Dallas, Texas, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, we’re here to help you live your...
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1010 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.8
Review score
85 reviews
9.8
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85 reviews
5 star
81%
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My husband and I moved in here seven years ago. We are so thankful that we have made new friends at this community. We are also thankful that the driver Tara can take us to the doctors appointment and out...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Become a part of our flourishing family at The Remington at Valley Ranch, offering Independent Living services in Irving, Texas. Our inviting community puts residents in the capable hands of experienced staff. The Remington at Valley Ranch offers the privacy and freedom to live the way residents...
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2525 Photos available
Pricing promotions available
9.8
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75 reviews
9.8
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75 reviews
5 star
79%
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I feel it's a little pricey but it is a very nice Christian environment, which was a must, and she is happy. The Apts have more storage than any others we looked at. The food is good. Everyone is super...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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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Photo of Landing at Watermere - FriscoCommunity card badge
2424 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.8
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53 reviews
9.8
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53 reviews
5 star
62%
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The comprehensive care and attention at Landing at Watermere Frisco have made a significant difference in our aunt's life. The personalized approach to her needs and well-being is truly commendable.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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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Photo of Atria Carrollton
1414 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
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9.8
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80 reviews
9.8
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80 reviews
5 star
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I think it was a good move for her- she's not falling anymore like she was at Inspired living. I don't think any place is perfect but this place has been good for her. I would recommend.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
Situated in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Carrollton, Texas, Atria Carrollton is a bright and airy community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care just outside the outskirts Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.Relax with a day of shopping and dining at nearby retail...
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Photo of The Wellington at Arapaho
1111 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.7
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136 reviews
9.7
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136 reviews
5 star
63%
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3 star
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One elevator was "out" for months almost 8 months) so my sister that lived on the second floor had to walk almost a block (both ways) to get to the other elevator. But they delivered her meals (3 a day) to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: 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.
Get plugged in to The Wellington at Arapaho, where residents can experience luxury and style in a supportive environment in the Telecom Corridor. Our Independent Living and Assisted Living community in Richardson boasts the comforts of home with walk-in closets and wall-to-wall carpet in spacious...
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1919 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.6
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84 reviews
9.6
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84 reviews
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So far the experience has been good, staff was very welcoming when my mom moved in and very helpful. Did have a hiccup with the use of her oxygen tanks but have been assured the it is now resolved. Yes would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
Appletree Court Assisted LivingAppletree Court Assisted Living provides seniors with a great home in Richardson, TX. This city has much to offer to both residents and visitors, and those who choose to make it their home will find that they are not disappointed. Richardson offers multiple parks,...
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9.6
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172 reviews
9.6
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172 reviews
5 star
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We loved Parkview! Everyone was soooo kind! It's a great family. I'm sure the new Activity Director will bring the Activities up to a 5. She's already done several upgrades, so I should probably change that...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Beauty and elegance surround you at Holiday Parkview in Allen. From the outdoor pool to the tastefully designed common areas, this pet-friendly community is nothing short of grand. The lush campus is filled with landscaped gardens and paved walking paths. Outdoor lovers will enjoy residing so...
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99 Photos available
1818 Floor plans available
9.5
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12 reviews
9.5
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12 reviews
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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...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Photo of Sunrise at HillcrestCommunity card badge
1010 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.5
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62 reviews
9.5
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62 reviews
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Sunrise on Hillcrest is a top quality Assisted Living with the most caring and compassionate staff. Very soon after moving my Grandmother to Sunrise on Hillcrest, they all became an extension to our family.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
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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How we rank order the Plano community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Plano community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

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Costs of independent living in the Plano area

Independent living in Plano will cost a monthly average of $3,080, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[02] While this price includes amenities like meals, laundry service, and housekeeping, it can vary based on exactly which additional services you might opt for. However, this figure represents the total average cost per month in our partner independent living communities.

The chart below, however, displays the average starting cost of independent living in Plano without additional fees taken into account.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Plano, TX vs. nearby cities

Plano, TX
$4,600/mo
$4,659/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Plano, TX vs. the state and national average

Plano, TX
$4,600/mo
$4,118/mo
U.S. national average
$3,994/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Plano vs. other types of senior living

$5,695/mo
Independent Living
$4,600/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Plano, TX by room type

Semi-Private
$4,404/mo
Studio
$4,547/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,504/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,756/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$4,750/mo

What families are saying about independent living in Plano

Recent reviews for independent living in Plano

Holiday Chateau McKinney

4.4
He doesn't really have a caregiver from them but the main elevator has been down for weeks so not sure where to rate that down so marked that low as care for the facility and residents needing that repaired more quickly. Wi-fi seems to go down as well. Otherwise, he's getting a good deal on a ...
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Juniper Village at Preston Hollow in Dallas, TX

5.0
So many of staff here have been with the community for many years! The Chef has been there 15 years! You know the food is good if he is still there. The Med Tech has been there 9 years! The care staff, I saw some had been there over 10 years. All in all, friendly, caring and great care.

Solstice Senior Living at Grapevine

4.0
Friendly staff, very clean, lots of activities. We picked this community, because of proximity to family and price. I would recommend. The facility has a community feel and the residents are very welcoming to new guests. My tour experience was Very thorough and led by a friendly guide, named ...
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How people pay for independent living in Plano

The cost of living in an independent living community in the Plano area can be covered in several ways. Many seniors start with private income or VA benefits. While Medicaid, Medicare, and long-term care insurance do not cover the monthly cost of an independent living facility, there are other ways they can help you find more room in your budget.

In this section, we’ll cover all of these payment options and how they might benefit you as you look to move into an independent living community in Plano.

Private pay methods

To cover the monthly fee for an independent living facility in the Plano area, there are several private pay methods seniors can use. These include personal savings, investment returns, Social Security benefits, and pension payments. Read the following resources for more information on other private pay methods.

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Number of veterans who live in Plano

About 46% of Plano veterans are 65+

If you’re a Plano resident who served in the military, you might be entitled to some Veterans Administration benefits that would help you offset the cost of independent living in Plano.

The first benefit to consider is the VA Pension; you can check your eligibility for this monthly payment online. The Aid and Attendance benefit is another worthwhile option to check into. This benefit adds an additional amount to the VA Pension for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living, have serious eyesight issues, live in a nursing home, or must stay in bed a lot during the day.

For additional options, look at the list of Texas veterans benefits provided by Collin County. The North Central Area Agency on Aging (which covers Collin and Denton Counties) offers this helpful presentation: VA Pension Benefits: How to Use Them to Help Pay for Long-Term Care.

The biggest obstacle to getting these benefits can sometimes be understanding the actual application process itself. That’s why veterans services officers are trained to provide free assistance to veterans trying to complete this task. You can connect with them through the Veterans Administration, Collin County Veteran Services, or Plano area veterans services organizations (VSOs), such as the American Legion. Also, the Claims Benefit Advisors of the Texas Veterans Commission can help with claims, appeals, and filling out VA paperwork. If you want to meet in person, you’ll generally have to wait 30 days, but phone appointments only have about a three-day wait.

Resources for Plano veterans

Government resources

Waco Regional VA Benefits Office
701 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX 76799
Phone: 800-698-2411
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Texas Veterans Commission 
Phone: 800-252-8387
Email: northeastclaims@tvc.texas.gov
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Collin County Veteran Services
900 E. Park Blvd., Suite 150
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-881-3060
Email: veteranservices@collincountytx.gov
Contact: Gary Jackson, veteran service officer
Contact: John Thompson, veteran service officer

Plano VSOs

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4380
601 E. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-379-8628

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3530
1210 W. Belt Line Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-231-3269

American Legion Post 321
1236 J Ave.
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-423-5423

American Legion Post 178
8300 McKinney Road
Frisco, TX 75034
Email: Contact form

Veterans Center of North Texas
900 E. Park Blvd., Suite 170
Plano, TX 74074
Phone: 214-600-2966
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medicaid

Medicaid is Texas’ health insurance for seniors with low incomes and few assets. Medicaid does not directly cover the cost of living in an independent living community. But it can help defray medical costs to make more room in your budget for your monthly independent living fee.

If you are in need of in-home health care at your independent living facility, a home and community based services waiver can cover the cost if you’re eligible. A doctor also has to approve the in-home as medically necessary.

Another way to find more space in your budget for independent living is through the Texas Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP). If someone else in your household is on employer-sponsored health insurance, HIPP can cover that premium as long as one member of the household is Medicaid-eligible. You can apply for HIPP online.

If you already receive Medicare, you might still qualify for Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (MEPD). If you’d like to know more about Medicaid in Texas, use the state’s Medicaid Reference Guide, called the Pink Book.

Seniors can apply for Medicaid through the Your Texas Benefits portal. But if you need assistance or have questions, reach out to the North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center, which serves both Collin and Denton Counties. The center provides free help with applying for Medicaid. They also provide a Medicaid Made Simple presentation video that gives more in-depth information. The long-term care ombudsman is another person you can turn to for assistance.

Plano resident Medicaid resources

Local Medicaid office and application assistance

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
1059 S. Sherman St.
Plano, TX 75081
Phone: 972-480-5000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HHSC Benefits Office
5455 Blair Road
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-750-4619
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX
Phone: 877-229-9084
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Phone: 817-695-9196
Managing Local Ombudsman: Tina Rider
Email: trider@nctcog.org

Medicare

If you are at least 65 years old, then Medicare is the federal health insurance plan that will take care of your medical needs. Medicare does not help cover the monthly cost of room and board in an independent living facility. But Medicare can free up room in your budget by covering in-home medical care expenses that a doctor says you must have.

For eligible seniors, more cost savings can be found through Medicare Savings Programs. The cost of Medicare’s premiums and copayments can be lowered or fully covered through one of these programs. Extra Help is another cost-saving program that helps low-income seniors with the cost of medications.

You can sign up for Medicare online or use the downloadable enrollment forms. You can get help or take your paper forms in person to the local Social Security Administration (SSA) office in nearby McKinney.

Call the Texas Medicare Helpline provided through the Texas Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) for free help with the application process. The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center also offers benefit counselors, and the long-term care ombudsman is another good resource.

Plano resident Medicare resources

Medicare application

Social Security Administration Office
3250 Craig Drive
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Texas Medicare Helpline
Phone: 800-252-9240

Medicare programs and application assistance

North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX
Phone: 877-229-9084
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Phone: 817-695-9196
Managing Local Ombudsman: Tina Rider
Email: trider@nctcog.org

Understand Texas laws and regulations for independent living communities

In the state of Texas, a license is not needed for the operation of an independent living community. These facilities don’t provide health care, so they’re not considered in a different category than any other rental housing.

There are laws and regulations that apply, however, such as the Fair Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws are in place to make sure discrimination does not take place as people look for housing of any kind. Alongside these federal laws, Plano’s city ordinance 9.5-32 also prohibits housing discrimination. If you have any issues, you can log a housing discrimination complaint through the North Texas Fair Housing Center.

The Texas Landlord/Tenant Law Guide is a great resource for understanding all your rights as well as responsibilities as a tenant.

The city’s Property Standards Division ensures that residential and commercial properties follow the city’s property maintenance code. Independent living facilities are subject to the Multi-Family Rental Registration & Inspection Program. You can use this interactive map to see the scores given post-inspection. You can also use this map to pinpoint senior living facilities. You can file a complaint through Fix It Plano or by calling 972-208-8150. This property standards district map will give you a visual representation and show you who is in charge of the specific area of Plano you’re concerned about.

When independent living is combined with assisted living

When an independent living community also offers assisted living or memory care, then a license from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services is required. These combination facilities must follow the laws and regulations set forth in this Texas Administrative Code and this Health and Safety Code for assisted living facilities.

Type A license would be what a Plano assisted living facility would require. This license is for communities where the residents can help themselves and follow directions during an emergency. If an independent living facility also offers memory care, then a Type B license would be needed. This type is specifically for facilities where residents will need help during an emergency and wouldn’t be able to follow evacuation directions.

These facilities are subject to inspections once every two years. This long-term care provider search portal gives you access to those inspection reports.

Texas Department of Health contact information

Texas Department of Health and Human Services
North Austin Complex
4601 W. Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-424-6500

COVID-19 regulations for Plano senior apartments communities

Plano doesn’t have any COVID-19 prevention mandates that independent living facilities must follow; however, Collin County Public Health provides some guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidelines for preventing COVID-19, too.

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Vaccinations. The CDC encourages COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, and Collin County Health Care Services provides free shots. Groups of five or more can call 844-908-3927 and select option 3 to schedule a visit from the mobile vaccination team.

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Masking. Face masks, while encouraged by the CDC, are not required in Plano.

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Facility cleanliness. The CDC wants people to pay attention to increasing airflow and ventilation to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

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Quarantining. The CDC recommends isolating for five days if you test positive for COVID-19.

Types of independent living in Plano

You’ll feel right at home in any of our 22 partner Plano area independent living communities, and there are plenty of choices to help you find exactly what you are looking for. While 14 of our Plano partners are standalone independent living facilities, three combine independent living and assisted living. Another five are a combination of independent living, assisted living, and memory care. These are nice options for aging in place.

Independent living made easy

A Place for Mom’s partner independent living communities in Plano provide a hassle-free lifestyle for active seniors. Chores like maintenance, lawn work, and cooking are things of the past. Our partner independent living communities take care of all that so you have time for everything you enjoy. Some of our partner communities even offer a concierge who can assist you with just about anything you could want.

More time for fun and relaxation

Independent living gives you the best of both worlds: Fewer things you have to do and more things you want to do. If you want to take it easy, join your friends for a movie in the theater room or catch a game of poker or scrabble in the game room. These are the types of common areas you’ll find at most of our partner independent living facilities. Shoot pool in the billiards room you’ll find at 68% of our partner communities. Take your best furry friend on a walk at one of the on-site pet parks or at one of Plano’s 80+ parks because almost all our partner facilities welcome pets.

The comforts of home and some extras

Our partner independent living communities ensure you have the comforts of home. At most independent living facilities, you can join other residents in the dining room for restaurant-style meals or cook up your own since you’ll have a kitchen, too. You can relax by the pool at some of our partner communities or exercise in the fitness centers found at 82% of our partner facilities. Making life even more convenient, almost all our partner facilities have on-site beauty salons.

Plano independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Plano independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Plano, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Plano independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Plano partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Plano, TXNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
28.6%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
60.4%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
58.2%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
45.1%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
18.7%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Plano independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Plano communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Plano, TXNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
59.3%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
68.1%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
61.5%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
35.2%
16.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Plano independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Plano offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Plano, TXNational
Activity director
Activity director
71.4%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
53.8%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
47.3%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
64.8%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
81.3%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
71.4%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
62.6%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
62.6%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
64.8%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
74.7%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
78%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
57.1%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
50.5%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
73.6%
45.3%
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37,288

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Plano

13%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Plano population
$66,982

Median annual income for Plano seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Plano

Plano might be one of the major suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, but it’s not overshadowed by the big city in the health care department. In fact, Plano is home to some top-notch medical centers of its own.

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Medical City Plano

Medical City Plano is a general medical and surgical facility that’s been rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report in five adult procedures and conditions. The full-service 600+ bed hospital is designated a Level I Trauma Center.

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Baylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital – Plano

Baylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital Plano is rated as No. 50 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. It also holds seven high-performance ratings from U.S. News & World Report in areas such as lung cancer surgery, aortic valve surgery, and more.

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a general medical and surgical facility that U.S. News & World Report has rated as a high performer in kidney failure care, stroke care, knee replacements, and COPD.

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Transportation for seniors in Plano

Plano is a big city, so it is no surprise that it’s also primarily car-dependent. Walk Score, which scores cities from 0 to 100 for ease of getting around, puts Plano at the lower end for its availability of public transportation.[06] However, Plano is one of 12 Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs that is connected to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System (DART). Plano is serviced by the DART bus system, light rails, and on-demand transportation.

The Orange or Red Lines of the DART Rail System can be accessed at the Downtown Plano Station or the Parker Road Station. This rail system map shows you how these lines can connect to others to get you to Dallas and beyond.

Plano has two park-and-ride locations for the DART Bus SystemJack Hatchell Transit Center and the Northwest Plano Park-and-Ride.

GoLink, DART On-Demand, operates seven days a week, from 5 a.m. to midnight in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A door-to-door paratransit service is also available through DART.

DART has a travel training program to help those with physical or intellectual disabilities learn all about how to get around on DART. A qualified instructor will work with you one-on-one to help you feel comfortable with everything from how to buy tickets to learning the bus routes. To sign up, call 214-828-8676.

My Ride North Texas is another option for finding transportation anywhere in the 16-County North Texas area. Other ride-sharing services available in Plano include AltoUber, and Lyft.

Plano has more than 1,600 miles of sidewalks and 70 miles of recreational trails if you’d like to bike or walk. You can use this park and trail system map to see how to get around.

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Walk Score

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Transit Score

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Bike Score

Senior activities in Plano

Plano can stand on its own for great things to do, but you can also take a short ride on the DART Orange Line or Red Line (or hop in a car) to find even more great things to do in Dallas.

Plano has plenty to offer

We’ll begin in the Downtown Plano Arts District, where you can participate in events like the Third Thursday Sip and Shop or a Jazz Concert Under the Starz. You can walk over to nearby Haggard Park and enjoy spending time in the gazebo, take a stroll on a trail, or enjoy a view of the lake. There, you can also check out the Interurban Railway Museum, where admission is free!

The Heritage Farmstead Museum is another Plano staple, where the history of the Blackland Prairie life in North Texas is explored and honored.

The great outdoors

If you are an avid golfer, there are 75 places to take a swing in a 20-mile radius of Plano. Eight golf courses, such as The Courses at Watters CreekRidgeview Ranch, and The Golf Ranch, are right in Plano.

The Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano has 800 acres of gorgeous green space featuring miles of trails. You can fish, kayak, or paddle board from dawn til dusk. Bob Woodruff Park North is another outstanding outdoor destination. Enjoy a fishing pier, trails, and even sand volleyball courts. If you like to ride horses, there’s an equestrian area available as well.

Just for seniors

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+  is just for you. It has a wellness center, a huge cardio and weight room, and a plethora of classes and recreational opportunities. You can join groups for book clubs, scrabble, bunco, poker, bridge, table tennis, quilting, and much more.

Go a little further

Take a short drive North of Plano to Parker, and you can see the Southfork Ranch. It’s famous for being the Ewing mansion on the iconic television show “Dallas.”

Take a quick jaunt into Dallas to enjoy the beauty of the 1.4 million plants at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which is billed as one of the best botanical gardens in the world. If wildlife is more your style, head over to the 106-acre Dallas Zoo.

History lovers won’t want to miss the George W. Bush Presidential Center. In addition to being the Presidential library and museum, it also has a 15-acre prairie, and a Texas rose garden to enjoy. For more presidential history, go to Dealy Plaza and visit The Sixth Floor Museum inside the former Texas School Book Depository from where  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Sports fans have plenty of professional sports teams in Dallas to choose from to take in a game. There’s the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and MLB’s Texas Rangers. You can also take a tour of AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys play.

Frequently Asked Questions

Watermere at Flower Mound, Brookdale Lake Highlands and The Remington at Valley Ranch are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Plano, 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 Plano is $4,600 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Plano Chamber of Commerce. (2023). Community Facts and Figures.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  5. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Best Hospitals in Plano.

  6. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Plano.

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Plano Chamber of Commerce. (2023). Community Facts and Figures.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Best Hospitals in Plano.

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Walk Score. (2023). Living in Plano.