Housing options are divided here by level-of-care needs. Please carefully read the introduction to each section to understand the facilities listed. Nursing Homes are listed in a separate section.

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a facility that contains, usually in another building or separate wing of a building, independent living units, either a Residential Home for the Aged or an Assisted Care Living Facility, and a nursing home. An advantage is that residents in independent living are guaranteed space in the other components should they need a higher level of care. See general section introduction for services offered in these facilities. Housing options that are part of a CCRC are noted in their listing information.

For information about the licensing and regulation of any kind of health-care facility, including those listed, or to register a complaint, visit the Office of Healthcare Facilities online at www.tn.gov/health.

For information about businesses that help individuals move, organize, or make a housing transition, see Home Organizing, Downsizing & Moving.

Independent Living is housing for people who require the least amount of care. Healthy, active adults want a place that offers services or amenities, requires little maintenance on their part, and offers independence to pursue activities and interests.

Residents take care of themselves and often are quite healthy and active. There is no state certification or licensing for independent living facilities. They are informally known as retirement centers, independent living centers, or senior living communities. Some are part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

Buckingham: 690-6185

7303 Clubhouse Way, 37909
Part of the Shannondale CCRC. Single Family Homes.

Echo Ridge: 769-0111

8458 Gleason Drive, 37919

Park Place of Fountain City: 687-0033

5405 Colonial Circle, 37918

Park Place of West Knoxville: 675-7050

10914 Kingston Pike, 37934

Parkview North Knoxville: 339-4422

975 E. Emory Rd., 37938

Parkview West Knoxville: 357-2288

770 Broome Rd., NW, 37909

Sherrill Hills Retirement Resort: 622-4059

271 Moss Grove Boulevard, 37922

Trustwell Living of West Knoxville: 219-2910

1932 Falling Waters Rd., 37922

The Villages of Farragut: 518-4455

230 Village Commons Blvd., Farragut, 37934

Affordable-Rent Housing

The apartments listed here are designated Elderly Only, Elderly/Disabled Only, or Elderly/Mobility Impaired Only. Eligibility and rent based on annual gross income and other factors. Some offer weekday congregate lunches, case management, and recreational activities.

Blueberry Ridge: 947-2787

7300 Blue Smoke Way, 37849

Broadway Towers: 524-4092

1508 McCroskey Avenue, 37917

Cagle Terrace: 403-1310

515 Renford Drive, 37919

Candleridge Plaza Apartments: 938-3394

3405 Harrow Gate Lane, Powell, 37849

Dogwood Terrace: 690-0313

8729 Middlebrook Pike, 37923

Evergreen Villas: 938-0606

7620 Old Clinton Pike, Powell, 37849

Five Points Senior Duplexes: 403-1390

317 McConnell St., 37915

Golden Age Retirement Village: 637-3470

1109 Beaman Lake Road, 37914

Guy B. Love Towers: 403-1360

171 Armstrong Avenue, 37917

Isabella Towers: 403-1340

1515 Isabella Circle, 37915

Maud Booth Gardens Senior Housing: 546-7090

4452 Maud Booth Way, 37917

Morningside Gardens Apartments: 523-4133

1800 Linden Avenue, 37917

Northgate Terrace: 403-1400

4301 Whittle Springs Rd., 37917

Residences at Eastport: 403-1390

579 McConnell St., 37915

Residences at Five Points: 403-1390

2061 Bethel Ave., 37915

Riverbirch Village: 637-1679

7236 Oak Ridge Hwy, 37931

St. Mary’s Riverview I & II: 523-2834

5845 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway, 37924

St . Mary’s Villas in Halls: 925-0818

4129 E. Emory Road, 37938

Summit Towers: 525-5069

201 Locust Street, 37902

Sunnybrook Apartments: 922-9124

4500 Doris Circle, 37918

The Cottages at Clifton: 403-1420

1621 Jourolman Ave., 37921

The Manor at Northgate Terrace: 403-1410

4301 Whittle Springs Road, Apt. 309 (office)
Apt. 209 (mailing), 37917
Independent living with supportive services. Second and third floors of Northgate Terrace. Rent is 30 percent of resident’s adjusted gross income, plus a sliding scale service fee. Services include two meals/ day, housekeeping, laundry, case management, private apartment, and potential for an emergency response device.

The Verandas: 403-1380

107 Flenniken Avenue, 37920

Westview Tower: 691-8551

7823 Gleason Drive, 37919

Willow Place Senior Community: 637-1679

7000 Willow Bend Way, 37931
Facilities are divided into two main categories: Senior Housing with Support Services and Assisted-Rent Housing. Each category includes several types of housing. Please carefully read the introduction to each section to understand the facilities listed.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Commonly called “Section 8,” the voucher pro- gram allows very low-income persons to choose a residence by providing rental subsidy to landlords.

KCDC (Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation): 403-1234

400 Harriet Tubman Street, 37915
The Public Housing Authority determines eligibility for the voucher program based on annual gross income and other factors. Landlords willing to participate in the program must accept the amount the voucher covers. Residents receive a utility allowance but may have to pay excess costs. For application information, visit www.kcdc.org or call the KCDC office.

Senior Housing with Support Services

There are a variety of facilities that offer a combination of independence and supportive services. Listed in this section are those facilities that offer special supportive services and accept only (or predominantly) seniors as residents. Services listed here might include some or all of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Daily meals
  • Laundry service
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Organized activities
  • Secured units or other security measures
  • Personal/emergency response systems
  • Help accessing community services

Some services are included in facility cost; others are extra. Private pay; some long-term care insurance policies cover assisted living. Some facilities require nonrefundable deposits for admission.

Some facilities have secured units to make them safe for people with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders. Only licensed Knox County Assisted Care Living Facilities, CCRCs and Residential Homes for the Aged are listed in this section.

Facilities that offer, if space permits, short stays for adults as respite for family caregivers are marked with an asterisk (*). These “day-stay” programs provide structured activities in a safe environment for seniors who cannot be at home alone. However, these are not licensed Adult Day Service (pages 51-52) programs. A detailed application must be completed, and space is often very limited.

A Residential Home for the Aged (RHA) is housing for people who want or need slightly more care than that available in independent living units. Residents are ambulatory (may use a cane, wheelchair, or other supportive device) and require room, board, and supervision or assistance with functional activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and dressing, but not nursing or medical care. Residents must be physically and mentally able in an emergency to find safety without physical assistance from another person. An RHA is not required to employ a nurse but have at least one responsible attendant on the premises at all times.

Heritage Assisted Living

  • 1585 Coleman Road, 37909: 584-7090
  • 144 Felix Road, 37918: 688-3800

The Lodge at Shannondale: 690-3411

801 Vanosdale, 37909
Part of the Shannondale CCRC.
An Assisted Care Living Facility (ACLF) is housing for people who want or need more care than that available in a Residential Home for the Aged but less than that provided in a nursing home. Residents are ambulatory (may use a cane, walker, or wheelchair), and must be able to transfer with minimal assist (move from bed to chair or chair to bed). Residents may also require non-medical living assistance services, emergency response service, medication management, and short-term home health care as prescribed by a physician. Residents must be able in an emergency to evacuate to a “safe place” within 13 minutes. An ACLF is required to have at least one responsible attendant on the premises at all times and a sufficient level of staffing to meet residents’ needs. A licensed nurse must be available as needed.

American House*

  • Halls: 925-2668
    7521 Andersonville Pike, 37938
  • West Knox 690-3550
    8024 Gleason Drive, 37919 Secured memory care unit.

Arbor Terrace Assisted Living*: 670-4111

9051 Cross Park Drive, 37923
Secured memory care unit. Nurse on staff.

Atria Weston Place*: 584-9857

2900 Lake Brook Boulevard, 37909
Secured memory care unit.

Autumn Care*

  • Farragut: 392-1300
    400 Herron Rd., 37934
  • Karns: 392-1300
    3222 Byington Beaver Ridge Road, 37931
  • West Knoxville: 392-1300
    136 Canton Hollow Road, 37922. Secured memory care unit.

Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville: 777-1500

901 Concord Road, 37934
Secured memory care unit. RN on staff; nursing care staff 24/7.

Beehive Homes of Knoxville: 809-2881

1301 W. Beaver Creek Dr., Powell, 37849

The Courtyards Senior Living*: 357-1660

  • The Gardens Advanced Memory Care
    1029 W. Parkway Avenue, 37912
  • The Meadows Assisted Living
    801 E. Inskip Dr., 37912
  • The Orchard Assisted Living Plus
    815 E. Inskip Dr., 37912
    Secured memory care units.

Deane Hill Place*: 690-4070

401 Catherine McAuley Way, 37919 Secured memory care unit.

Emory Ridge Senior Living*: 362-5398

7545 Thunder Lane, Powell, 37849 Secured memory care unit.

Heritage Assisted Living*: 531-1999

273 S. Peters Road, 37923

The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Knoxville: 343-0757

9647 Westland Drive, 37922
Secured Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence Community.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Powell: 343-0089

7710 Dannaher Drive, 37949
Secured Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence Community.

Morning Pointe of Hardin Valley*: 295-9456

2449 Reagan Road, 37931. Secured memory care unit.

Morning Pointe of Knoxville*: 223-6422

9649 Westland Drive, 37922
Secured memory care unit.

Morning Pointe Powell*: 686-5771

7700 Dannaher Drive, Powell, 37849
Secured memory care unit. See sponsor message, page 187.

NHC Place Assisted Living, Farragut*: 777-9000

122 Cavett Hill Lane, 37934
Secured memory care unit. See sponsor message, page 181.

Northshore Heights Senior Living*: 444-1294

8804 South Northshore Drive, 37922
Secured memory care unit.

Oakwood Senior Living*: 540-6243

232 E. Churchwell Avenue, 37917
Secured memory care unit.

Pinnacle Assisted Living: 444-1451

10520 Waterville Lane, 37932

Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living*: 240-0000

214 Prosperity Rd., 37923
Secured memory care unit.

The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living*: 687-5353

4371 Lifespring Lane, 37918
Secured memory care unit.

Rain Forest Landings Assisted Living*: 200-8238

555 Rain Forest Road, 37923
Secured memory care unit.

Shannondale Assisted Living Center: 690-3411

Part of the Shannondale Continuing Care Retirement Community.
7350 Middlebrook Pike, 37909.

South High Senior Living*: 338-3060

835 Tipton Ave., 37920
Secured memory care unit.

StoryPoint Knoxville West Assisted Living*: 670-0504

8501 Northshore Drive, 37922
Secured memory care unit.

Trinity Hills of Knoxville, A Senior Living Community*: 329-3292

4611 Asheville Highway, 37914
Secured memory care unit.

Windsor Ridge Assisted Living*: 688-4840

5611 Central Avenue Pike, 37912