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As one of Texas’ most populous cities, Dallas continues to expand its attractions and living options with each passing year. The warm weather and affordability attract seniors to Dallas for retirement, but the activities and amenities keep them there. To accommodate the aging population, the city offers a number of senior apartments designed for adults age 55+. These complexes enable seniors to make friends easily in an environment that supports the natural changes that come with aging.

Senior apartments are sprawled across Dallas, and seniors can choose to live within the lively downtown area or in the city’s residential neighborhoods. The options included below are all located within a 10-mile radius of downtown. Many communities are a short drive from golf courses, sporting venues, nature areas, and museums to keep residents endlessly entertained. Some senior apartments are located near hospitals, so seniors can enjoy their active lifestyles with peace of mind.

To help you narrow down your options, we’ve compiled this all-inclusive guide on Dallas senior apartments. We use our 20+ years of senior living experience, proprietary data, contacts with local experts, and reviews from real residents to provide you with information on senior apartment costs, payment tips, state laws and regulation information, and local senior-specific activities in the Dallas area.

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My loved one is a resident at this facility. The staff is really nice and very helpful. The food needs some work, per my loved one. I would definitely recommend this facility to family and friends!

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Our experience with The Lakes at Grand Prairie was wonderful. [Name removed] was so helpful and patient. My loved one loves it here. The staff is great to work with. They don't serve meals here though.

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If you are searching for the magnificent Senior Retirement Independent Living Community - you will find none better than Chateau on Wildbriar Lake in Irving, Tx. ! ! Simply said " There is no place better ". The Staff and Residents are truly wonderful and friendly. Here, we feel so comfortable - THI...

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[name removed] in the office is super nice and helpful. What we like the most about the Alder Rockwall community is all the different and great activities and special meals they have planned and prepared...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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The community is very neat and clean. The rent includes electricity. They have a computer lab and a garden nursery. I would recommend this community to others. It's in a good location in the city also
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Forest Dale Senior Apartments in Dallas, Texas!The finest community living for seniors 62 and older. Our apartment homes offer a range of different floor plans with a wide array of modern amenities that are designed to enrich your unique lifestyle. From the in-home benefits of upgraded...
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My name is [name removed] I have lived in Solea at Tavolo Park for 2 years. I would recommend living here. The staff is professional, helpful and friendly. Their names are: [names removed] Maintenance...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Solea Tavolo Park is a new, resort-style, 55+ active adult community. It's a new housing option for those that are ready to live a stress-free, maintenance-free lifestyle, but are not ready to slow down! Live easy, where friendships and laughter fill beautifully designed senior apartment homes...
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We visited The Spring at Silverton during an open house occasion. The tour was great; the staff was patient, kind and answered all of our questions. My brother resides in an Independent Cottage, which is...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Soak up the sun in our resort style swimming pool. Say goodbye to gym memberships ours is available whenever you are. Enjoy the exclusivity that comes with our limited access gated community. You will love getting out to walk on our walking trail. Our homes have the washer/ dryer included...
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Everyone is friendly and we have scheduled activities with makes the atmosphere very nice. The apartments here are large and roomy.
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Haven at Lewisville Lake is an active senior living community located in Lewisville, Texas. Situated in Denton County, our charming community is landscaped with beautiful gardens and walking paths for our residents to enjoy. We are also located a short drive from the picturesque Lewisville Lake...
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I would recommended to others. If anyone needs a place to live as a senior citizen that is the place to live. It was very informative and when I went ahead and was shown around Preston Place, it seems like...
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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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What our family likes the most about the community is the staff. The staff treats us like we matter. Everyone is one big family. There is always something going on to do. Based on the experience we have had...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Amberlin at the Station is a resort-style, 55 and older active adult community in Sachse, Texas. This brand new senior community brings a maintenance-free lifestyle opportunity for Texas adults who are ready to live actively and without the everyday stresses of owning a home. Every corner of...
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It's cean, friendly and active. However, the significant rent increase after the first year's lease drove me and several other previous residents away. I picked this community, because of the staff, safety,...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
When you make The Luxe at Cedar Hill your new home, you step into a lifestyle of convenience, relaxation, and effortless style. Whether it’s our beautifully landscaped property, spacious sunlit interiors, or our incredible selection of amenities, you’ll find something you love around every corner...
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The facility is clean, it's quiet, except when we're having an activity in the great room.?? If something is amiss and brought to the attention of the office staff, that situation is addressed and rectified....
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
When you make The Lakes at Grand Prairie your new home, you step into a lifestyle of convenience, relaxation, and effortless style. Whether it’s our beautifully landscaped property, spacious sunlit interiors, or our incredible selection of amenities, you’ll find something you love around every...
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Anthology of Plano is a very nice place, and we've had a good experience there. Mom has gotten connected with some new friends. And she is getting great care!
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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.
Introducing Anthology of Plano,a boutique senior living communityYou're one of a kind and so are we!Discover boutique assisted living with the warmth of home at the newest senior community to serve the Plano, Richardson, North Dallas and Carrollton areas. Ideally located in southwest Plano,...
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I just moved to Sunstone Village and I have lived here for almost three months and I love it! From all the daily activities, to daily work out classes I truly can’t get enough! I recently lost my husband and...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Experience Attiva Denton, a premier apartment community in Denton, Texas, reinventing senior housing by setting a new standard for excellence for active 55-plus seniors. The single story architectural style of our senior living community seamlessly blends modern comfort and unconditional...
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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
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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...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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a clean and safe place to live. overall, i am very pleased with my experience here.
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Springwood at Allen is a new premier 62+ Active Adult, 100% Smoke Free, community on Main St. in Allen, Texas. We have a total of 92 one story units making it unique and cozy from other active adult communities. All homes have glass enclosed walk-in showers, granite countertops, and energy...
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I am currently a resident at Vista at Rayzor Ranch and things have been great for me here. This place is very nice. The management and the residents are all very nice. The facility is kept very clean and...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Our loved one who is there likes it very much, she is doing well there and really finds the atmosphere to be very friendly. There are a lot of activities which is great, and we now have found out she is kind...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Heritage Village ResidencesHeritage Village Residences are located in Hurst, TX. This independent living community provides its residents with a place to live and the support that they are looking for in such a place. Hurst is a part of Tarrant County, and it offers much to do and see. Those who...
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They really do not have a dining service at all but there are plenty of different activities to do which is nice. Being from the east coast I do feel that the value for the money is good. I do think the new...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
When you make The Luxe at Rowlett your new home, you step into a lifestyle of convenience, relaxation, and effortless style. Whether it’s our beautifully landscaped property, spacious sunlit interiors, or our incredible selection of amenities, you’ll find something you love around every corner of...
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We love this community. The staff are caring and always caring and friendly. The menu is outstanding and healthy. They do offer activities for the residents who are able to participate. We have been happy...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cedarview Place is located one mile east of beautiful Cedar Creek Lake in Gun Barrel City, TX. Our caring staff sets us apart from other communities, we get to know our residents, their likes and dislikes and what is most important to them. All resident rooms have either a view of the wooded...
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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.
Discover the brand-new, 55+ active adult community of Firewheel Town Village, apartments in the New North Garland, TX. Designed for an active lifestyle, our community is now open in the popular Firewheel District! Our one and two-bedroom pet-friendly apartments feature a fully-equipped kitchen...
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The overall experience, the cleanliness of the community, the friendliness of the staff and the quality of care services has all been positive. I have not used the meals and dining service yet, but the...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Retreat Senior Living in Grand Prairie is Now Open! We are currently leasing our 1- and 2-bedroom luxury apartments.At The Retreat Senior Living, We invite our Seniors to not only live with us but thrive with us. We have services available to meet your every need! Everything from...
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It is a nice place, but I think it is a little misleading. They say it is an active 55 and older community, and after spring came around, a lot of the community is not as active. There were several cliques...
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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.
In Allen, “live, work, play” isn’t a cliché — it’s a fact of life.For years, Allen has consistently ranked on ‘best places to move’ lists because of its superior amenities, excellent schools, best of class shopping and dining options, and an award-winning parks and trails system. In fact, MONEY...
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Our loved one is adjusting very well there, he is getting much more comfortable quicker then he was at the previous community he was at. The medical staff team and the entire staff team are just amazing....
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This is a gorgeous but mellow place with caring staff members. I had surgery and my needs were complex and the nursing team was able to make me feel safe and their expertise to hospital like procedures kept...
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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.
Healthcare Resort of Plano The Healthcare Resort of Plano is a beautiful, upscale assisted living community located in Plano, TX. Plano is located in Collin County and is home to over 270,000 people. Plano is a bustling city with great restaurants, sporting events and shopping. Residents can...
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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.
Orion Rockwall Active Adult Living Community located in Rockwall, TX just minutes away from The Harbor and other local shopping and eating places. Our staff members’ have over 7 years’ experience with seniors and over 20+ years’ experience in the Apartment Industry. Orion Rockwall features many...
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We liked living here. If you report that somebody has been doing something, such as smoking, they will kick people out. We moved out because we had been there for our second year. We wanted more room. After...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We are Rockwall’s Newest Brand New Active Adult Community with beautiful resort style swimming pool with tanning ledges, state of art fitness center with weekly fitness classes, executive business center, on site restaurant with room service options, grand ballroom with dance lessons, on site Bel...

Costs of senior apartments in the Dallas, Texas, area

The median rent cost of a senior apartment in Dallas is $1,700 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data.[01] This figure doesn’t account for associated move-in fees and extras. This number varies depending on location, floor plan, amenities, and more. Costs tend to be lower toward the outskirts of the city and when apartments have fewer amenities.

The following figures represent baseline cost averages and don’t necessarily reflect total move-in costs, add-ons, and any related fees.

Average cost comparisons near Dallas, TX

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Paying for senior apartments in Dallas, Texas

Because senior apartments aren’t covered by health insurance or programs like Medicaid or Medicare, seniors typically use a combination of personal resources to fund senior apartment costs.

However, if seniors require occasional care services within the home, in-home care may be covered by some forms of health insurance. Assisted living might even be in the picture if you’re planning further in the future. For both options, seniors may be able to use Medicaid, Medicare, or veterans benefits to cover some costs.

Private pay methods

To pay rent on a senior apartment, seniors typically start with their savings and income resources — investments, savings accounts, Social Security benefits, and pensions. Other payment options could also include some combination of the following private sources:

  • Funds from selling a house. Many seniors sell their house before deciding to move to a senior-specific community. This equity can then be used to fund a senior apartment.
  • Reverse mortgages. If selling a home isn’t an option, a reverse mortgage could be a good alternative, as it can enable seniors to pay for senior apartments through a loan borrowed from the home’s equity.
  • Life insurance policies. Some life insurance policies can be sold or surrendered to free up some cash, which can then be used to pay for senior apartments.

Keep in mind that long-term care insurance isn’t an option for funding senior apartments, as this insurance typically only covers medical care costs or nursing home stays. However, it may cover in-home care costs, should a senior ever need care services within their senior apartment.

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Public pay methods for senior apartments in Dallas

Senior living apartments based on income in Dallas, Texas, accept HUD 202 waivers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD 202 waivers are offered through HUD’s Section 202 program — designed to provide affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly.

Other options could include Supplemental Security Income (known as SSI) or Social Security benefits. Seniors 65 years of age or older and who meet financial requirements are eligible to receive monthly SSI payments.

For more information on other Texas state housing programs, check out these housing resources for seniors in Texas.

Veterans benefits in Dallas, Texas

Veterans in Dallas, Texas, are eligible for a variety of veterans benefits offered through the Dallas County Veterans Services Office. Veteran Affairs (VA) pensions can help a senior pay for rent at a senior living apartment in Dallas. And, disabled senior veterans may qualify for additional pension benefits, like the Aid and Attendance benefit or the Housebound allowance, to help them pay for senior living or in-home care services, respectively. Reach out to a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Health Care advocate below if you need help accessing your VA health care benefits.

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Number of veterans who live in Dallas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of Dallas veterans that are 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Additional resources for veterans in Dallas, Texas

2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 631
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 972-692-4939
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8610 Greenville Ave., Suite 125
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: 214-361-5896
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This center specializes in nonmedical help, counseling, and referral services

Dallas, Texas, Medicaid coverage

Medicaid cannot be used to cover rent in senior apartments. However, if you require home care services within the apartment, Medicaid may help cover those service costs. Medicaid benefits vary by state, and most Texan seniors receive their Medicaid coverage through STAR+PLUS — the state’s Medicaid-managed care program for seniors age 65+.

For Medicaid to cover senior care costs, such as in-home care or assisted living, seniors must apply and qualify for the STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services waiver program. Note that this program will not pay rent at a senior apartment but may cover medically approved care costs at an assisted living facility or through an in-home care provider.

Medicare coverage in Dallas, Texas

Medicare will not cover any senior living costs — like rent — at senior apartments. For medically necessary care costs, Medicare does offer ways to save for qualifying seniors. Check out the resources below if you require help signing up for Medicare, or dial 2-1-1.

Dallas resident Medicare resources

Suzanna Sulfstede, Dallas County Ombudsman
The Senior Source
3910 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-823-5700, ext. 4
Email: SSulfstede@TheSeniorSource.orgHours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Texas Medicare helpline: 1-800-252-9240

Understand Texas laws and regulations for senior apartments

In general, senior apartments in Texas don’t require special licensing or inspections apart from the regulations of any apartment complex, like required maintenance and repair of any risks to tenants’ physical health.

However, senior apartments do have added age requirements that typically start at 55. Some low-income senior apartments also have income requirements to offer affordable options for seniors. Senior apartments are also required to be ADA compliant and provide reasonable accommodations and modifications for their tenants.

Reasonable accommodations and modifications

A number of federal laws prohibit housing providers (or owners of senior apartments) from refusing residency to individuals with disabilities. On top of that, laws require housing providers to offer all tenants with disabilities reasonable accommodations and modifications in all housing, programs, and activities. Housing providers must pay for property modifications unless it would pose an undue financial burden.[02]

Note that accommodations are changes in the way things are done, while modifications are construction changes to an individual’s apartment or rental unit.

Examples of accommodations:

  • Assigning a parking spot for easy entry
  • Moving a tenant to the ground floor for easier access
  • Changing the due date of rent to reflect disability income payment dates

Examples of modifications:

  • Installing grab bars in a tenant’s bathroom
  • Widening doorways to provide easy wheelchair access
  • Lowering countertop height to accommodate a wheelchair user

These types of accommodations and modifications are federally required of senior apartments through the Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — which provide equal opportunities to persons with disabilities. See this infographic for more information from the Texas Department of Housing on reasonable accommodations and modifications.

Inspections

For senior apartments subsidized and certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs performs frequent inspections. These inspections oversee whether the housing is decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair.[03]

Inspection frequency changes based on the apartment’s prior inspection score. All scores are out of 100. Scores above 90 result in inspections every three years while scores below 80 result in yearly inspections.[04]

COVID-19 regulations for Dallas senior apartments

There are no COVID-19 regulations specific to senior apartments 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.

Features of senior apartments in Dallas, Texas

The Dallas area offers a spectrum of senior apartment options, from affordable layouts to luxury living tailored to seniors. Most senior apartments have an age requirement of around 62 or 65, while some go as low as 55. The lowered age limit enables senior couples with age gaps to live together. Age limits promote a supportive environment where seniors are surrounded by people in the same stage of life. Below, you’ll find more exciting features of senior apartments in Dallas.

Senior apartments are dedicated to aging seamlessly.

Most Dallas senior apartments are designed with aging in mind — to minimize the challenges of daily life. These complexes accommodate seniors experiencing the natural effects of aging. For example, senior apartment layouts will often have grab bars in the bathrooms, ramps in high-traffic areas, elevators, and railings. This can also mean that maintenance, housekeeping, and other convenient services or features can be built into rental costs.

Apartment amenities and common areas can be surprisingly generous.

Many Dallas senior apartments feature an array of convenient and enticing amenities. Residents can utilize common social areas, like courtyards, BBQ areas, and pools. They can also gather in clubhouses, attend to important tasks in a business center, or relax in a resident library or TV lounge. Affordable options may not have as many on-site amenities. However, they’re often only a short drive away from a local senior center and city attractions like golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants, and museums.

Apartment layouts are convenient and comfortable.

Senior apartments in Dallas typically feature one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, with three-bedroom options being rare. Apartments typically have full kitchens equipped with daily appliances. Most units are equipped with a washer and dryer and are cable-ready. Walk-in closets and personal patios or balconies are also common to senior apartments. Some senior apartments even have an in-unit emergency response system in place to provide a safety net for seniors living alone.

Senior apartments in the surrounding Dallas suburbs

The Dallas suburbs are also attractive to seniors seeking a peaceful senior environment without straying too far from the city’s entertainment and activities. Cities like Garland, Irving, and Plano expand the range and price of senior apartments available, as well as enable seniors to enjoy life within peaceful residential neighborhoods.

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142297

Number of seniors 65+ in Dallas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

11%

Percentage of seniors 65+ in Dallas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

72%

Percentage of 65+ Dallas seniors currently not working, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

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Average annual Social Security income for 65+ Dallas seniors, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in Dallas, Texas

For added convenience, some senior apartments are located fairly close to health care providers in Dallas. The city has many hospitals, including two that are highly ranked across the state. Seniors can choose to receive care from the following top Dallas hospitals:

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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’s also nationally ranked in nine specialties, including No. 26 in geriatrics.

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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.

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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, Texas

The widespread nature of Dallas makes it difficult to walk everywhere, so most residents do own a car. But, the city does have walkable neighborhoods like downtown and Oak Lawn.

Dallas residents also turn to other options for getting around without a car, including public transportation. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides 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 more, this Texan city has received the following scores from WalkScore, each out of 100:

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46

Walk Score

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49

Bike Score

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39

Transit Score

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Senior activities in Dallas, Texas

Over the last decade, Dallas has taken almost every possible hobby or interest and turned it into an enjoyable activity or attraction. Seniors can enjoy exciting sights, sounds, and tastes all over the city. Indulge in delicious foods at one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants, where seniors can satisfy every craving with mouthwatering options like famed Texas barbecue, seafood, Tex-Mex, Italian, and more.

The arts and culture scene enables local seniors to see their favorite plays at performing arts centers or enjoy symphonies in one of the city’s many venues. Or, seniors can pick and choose from their favorite topics and find a museum dedicated to practically any chosen topic. View artworks from around the world at the Dallas Museum of Art, or learn about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Dallas residents also enjoy the sights of creatures from across the globe at the Dallas Zoo and Dallas World Aquarium. Outdoorsy seniors can stroll the breathtaking 66 acres of scenery at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden or explore the city’s numerous parks and trails. The Dallas area even offers many locations for senior-friendly sports like golf, tennis, and pickleball. Seniors can also find stimulating activities and resources at one of the city’s many local senior centers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Alders Rockwall 62+ Active Adult Luxury Living, Solea Tavolo Park and The Spring at Silverton Active Adult 55 are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Dallas, TX. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Dallas is 1786.99 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022, October). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

  3. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. (2022). Compliance: frequently asked questions.

  4. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2021). Federal regulations and guidance: UPCS inspection frequency.

  5. Walk Score. (2022). Living in Dallas.

  6. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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A Place for Mom. (2022, October). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

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Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. (2022). Compliance: frequently asked questions.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2021). Federal regulations and guidance: UPCS inspection frequency.

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Walk Score. (2022). Living in Dallas.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.