Wind Crest, an Erickson Senior Living-managed continuing care retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO, won a silver award in the Best Apartment or Independent Living Community category in the 2023 Best of 55+ Housing Awards. (Photo courtesy of Erickson Senior Living)

Independent living, assisted living and memory care communities were among the 55+ housing types recognized Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, as the winners of the National Association of Home Builders’ 2023 Best of 55+ Housing Awards were announced.

The awards honor excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of communities and homes that appeal to the “mature market.”

Best Apartment or Independent Living Community

Gold: Heartis Buckhead, Atlanta. The builder was Brasfield & Gorrie. The developer was Caddis. The architect was Lantz Boggio / Architects. Interiors were by dash design. The land planner and landscape architect was Kimley-Horn.

Silver: Revel Folsom, Folsom, CA. The builder was CSI. The developer was The Wolff Company. The architect was Studio15, Katerra. Interiors were by Private Label International.

Silver: Wind Crest, Highlands Ranch, CO. The builder was Brinkmann Constructors. The developer was Erickson Senior Living. The architect was JHP Architecture / Urban Design. Interiors were by studioSIX5. The landscape architect was Norris Design.

Silver: Mary D Stone Senior Apartments, Auburn, MA. The builder was NEI General Contracting. The developer was Pennrose. The architect was DiMella Shaffer. The green verifier was Innova Services. Interiors were by Builders Design. The land planner was NITSCH. The landscape architect was Crowley Cottrell.

Silver: Brightview Fair Oaks, Fair Oaks, VA. The builder was Harkins Builders. The developer was Brightview Senior Living. The architect was Hord Copland Macht. The green verifier was Pando Alliance. Interiors were by Aumen Asner Inc. The landscape architect was RedSketch Landscape Architecture.

Best Assisted Living or Memory Care Community

Gold: Dementia Care and Education Center, Phoenix. The builder was PCG. The developer was Hospice of the Valley. The architect was Lizard Rock Designs. The landscape architect was Norris.

Silver: Aegis Living Lake Union, Seattle, WA. The builder was Absher. The architect was Ankrom Moisan.

Silver: Atria Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA. The builder was R.D. OLSEN Construction. The architect was Douglas Pancake Architects.

Silver: The Landing Alexandria, Silverstone Senior Living (managed by Watermark Retirement Communities). Alexandria, VA. The builder was Silverstone Healthcare Company LLC. The developer was SSL Investment Partners LP. The architect was Perkins Eastman. The interiors were by Thoma-Holec Design. The landscape architect was Parker Rodriguez Inc.

Silver: Legacy Village of St. George, St. George, UT. The builder was Rimrock Construction. The developer was Western States Lodging. The architect was Beecher Walker Architects. The interiors were by Metropolitan Studio. The landscape architect was Citi Design.

A digital publication has more information about gold and silver winners of awards in these and additional categories.

The Best of 55+ Housing Awards were part of the NAHB’s The Nationals awards competition. Awards recognizing excellence in residential real estate sales, marketing and design, individual achievement and global excellence also were presented.

Read about previous winners here: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.