Retirement Communities in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX has become an increasingly attractive place to retire for residents

By Joe Morris on December 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST
Retirement Communities in Fort Worth, TX

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Many people come to Fort Worth by way of the military, but others are drawn to the city for its climate, affordability and cultural amenities, including a growing number of retirees attracted to new real estate developments geared toward active senior lifestyles.

“I’m from Fort Worth, and leaving was never an option,” says James Nichols, chairman emeritus of Freese and Nichols, a well-known engineering firm. For Nichols, who is in his late 80s and still keeps office hours, the growth of retirement-community options has been a boon for the city.

“These multilevel-service communities are keeping people here as they get older, but they also are bringing in more older people because now they have a good place to live that’s near their children,” he says. “These new communities are also near downtown, which has the museums and many other things that are attractive, so they have a lot to offer.”
Some of the major new retirement communities in the area include:

Lakewood Village

The full-service retirement community of Lakewood Village is spread out over 51 acres of countryside, but within the city limits, on Fort Worth’s east side. Amenities, in addition to amazing skyline views, include a five-acre, stocked lake. Because Lakewood Village is a continuum-of-care facility, it offers both independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home health and hospice.

Broadway Plaza at Cityview

Independent and assisted living also are available at Broadway Plaza at Cityview, which also offers skilled nursing care. Floor plans range from large apartments in the main community building to villa homes designed in a neighborhood plan. The property also features a pool and spa, multipurpose room and even a cocktail lounge for relaxing and spending time with family, friends and neighbors.

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