Civitas Senior Living has acquired two senior living communities in East Texas. The combined transaction adds 314 units to the Civitas portfolio of more than 20 properties in Texas.

Abby Development, based in Dallas, owned and developed the communities in 2015-2016. Arabella of Longview includes 132 independent living apartments, 20 independent living cottages, 50 assisted living apartments and 32 memory care apartments. Arabella of Athens includes 12 independent living cottages, 34 assisted living apartments and 21 memory care apartments.

Both communities will be managed by Civitas under the leadership of Wayne and Misti Powell. Together, this management team has more than 30 years of experience operating senior living communities inTexas.

“April has been a great month for the growth of Civitas Senior Living, adding these two East Texas Arabella properties to the earlier purchase of Arabella of Kilgore expands our East Texas footprint allowing us to focus on regional market expansion,” said Wayne Powell, president of Civitas. “Each of these properties have a strong Independent Living component that mirrors current Independent Living expansions at other existing Civitas Properties.”