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Nearby Activities for Seniors

Not all retirement communites near downtown Austin are equal. Finding a place that feels like home, provides a welcoming atmosphere, and is located near lots of activities can be challenging. But with The Villages at Ben White, you get everything you’ve been searching for! At our senior living community, you get the convenience of downtown Austin being just 16 minutes away but the respite of living outside the bustling city’s center. A straight shot down I-35 puts a myriad of activities within easy reach whether you opt to drive yourself or take a ride on ample public transportation.

Care to dive into a little history? Stop by The Texas State Capitol. Situated just 18 minutes from our community in downtown Austin, this historic building is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols. Here you’ll find stunning architecture, notable spaces, and a history lesson on the capitol itself. Keep your day of learning going and visit the LBJ Presidential Library, just 1.5 miles deeper into the heart of Austin. This museum offers a glimpse into the life of LBJ and the era of his presidency. You could even volunteer your time at either location.

More interested in meeting new friends? Even beyond the many retirement communities near downtown Austin, you can mix and mingle at one of the two nearby senior centers. Both the Conley Guerrero Senior Activity Center and the Lamar Senior Activity Center are within easy reach of The Villages at Ben White. At each place you’ll find a community of people enjoying their golden years with activities, mixers, and more. You’ll never find a stranger at these hubs of activity!

Our senior living community is also conveniently located close to some of the most beautiful natural spaces in and around Austin. Zilker Botanical Garden is a mere 18 minutes away by car and houses some of the area’s most beautiful and unique flowers and plants. This 26-acre space sits along the Colorado River and welcomes more than 125,000 people annually to explore its grounds. Enjoy herb and Japanese gardens interconnected by streams and ponds as you wind your way through the grounds.

There’s truly something for everyone near The Villages at Ben White. While there may be many retirement communities near downtown Austin, ours is one that can’t be matched in both location and on-site amenities. From our sparkling pool to our pet-friendly policies and more, you’ll love calling The Villages at Ben White your home. Contact us today to find out more or to schedule a tour!