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8 55 Plus Living Communities in the Hixson Area

Premium Community

Holiday Creekside at Shallowford

Warm and welcoming senior living community in Chattanooga, TN.

  •  7511 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 $
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Most Utilities Included
  • Pets Welcome

Everlan of Hixson


  •  2760 Northpoint Blvd, Hixson, TN 37343
  • Fine and casual dining venues
  • Spa and salon, game room, state-of-the-art fitness center
  • High-speed Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Scheduled transportation
  • On-site dog park

Hickory Valley Retirement

A Place to Call Home

  •  6705 Ballard Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Five apartment floor plans to choose from
  • Delicious restaurant-style dining planned by a registered dietician
  • Comfortable lounge areas, exercise room, library, beauty salon and barber shop, coin-free laundry facility
  • Social, recreational, educational programs, and cultural events
  • Housekeeping and linen service, transportation throughout the week

Parkwood Retirement Apartments

Where Relationships Matter

  •  2700-A Parkwood Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Community and privacy
  • Fully-equipped kitchens and easy-to-reach cabinets
  • Outdoor patio and beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Complimentary laundry room or laundry service available at an additional charge
  • Licensed nurse on call

Chateau Royale Apartments

Everything for a Comfortable Life

  •  25 S Germantown Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411 $

Avg Price: $1000 monthly

  • Pet Friendly
  • Doors with peepholes
  • Ceiling fans
  • Black appliances
  • Courtyard view

Red Stone Estates

Upscale Senior Living, Without the Upscale Cost

  •  6653 Palms Ct, Chattanooga, TN 37421 $
  • Chef-inspired and created dining service at lunch and the evening meal • Indoor and Outdoor dining
  • Key-entry only Exterior Doors • Emergency Response System with outside monitoring
  • Transportation to medical appointments, offsite activities, and grocery store
  • Maintenance Service • Weekly housekeeping
  • Pets welcome • Doggy Park

East Ridge Residence

Welcome to Premier and Affordable Independent Living

  •  1417 N Mack Smith Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412
  • Two chef-inspired meals per day, lunch and dinner with full salad bar every evening (one daily meal included in your monthly rent)
  • Crafts, games, technology programming and more to spark your creativity
  • Socials and regularly scheduled community-wide events, fitness and wellness activities
  • Large courtyard with outdoor pool & gazebo
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.