HumanGood, Edgemere, Willow Valley Top New List of ‘Best CCRCs’ 

A HumanGood community, a community that recently changed hands and a community with hospitality “DNA” have taken the top three spots in a new list ranking the top 250 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the U.S.

The “America’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities” list, publicized Wednesday, is yet another effort from a national organization to quality and rank senior living communities for consumers.

Research firm Statista worked with Newsweek to score the communities, which were primarily ranked in order of their “reputation scores” from either medical professionals or residents or their acquaintances.


According to the list, the goal of the rankings is to “help make informed decisions.” This is the first time Newsweek has highlighted CCRCs in its annual rankings, which include sections for health, work, products and services, finance and education.

Researchers examined more than 2,000 CCRCs across the country, with reputation score survey results gathered between August and September.

The top five CCRCs were:

  • HumanGood – Valle Verde in Santa Barbara, California
  • Edgemere in Dallas, Texas
  • Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street, Pennsylvania
  • Friendship Village of Bloomington in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • River’s Edge in Riverdale, New York.

Each of the top five CCRCs were ranked as the top of their respective states as well.

John Falldine, executive director of Edgemere, told Senior Housing News that the award is recognition of the community’s ability to serve residents and workers alike.

“Our aim is to ensure that our residents and associates are cared for and shown the highest level of respect and service each day,” Falldine said. “This recognition stands as a testament to that commitment, and we look forward to furthering these goals for many years to come.”

David Lawlor, CEO of Edgemere’s managing company The Long Hill Company, said the team is honored to see Edgemere receive national recognition.

“We are honored to see Edgemere recognized nationally, and particularly as the number one offering in Texas, where competition is truly world class among the luxury retirement communities,” Lawlor said. “Each day, Edgemere residents and staff create a special place of belonging and share great pride in Edgemere’s award winning approach to luxury senior living.”

David Miller, executive director of Friendship Village of Bloomington, said the acknowledgement underscores the team’s “steadfast dedication to providing exceptional care” for residents.

“This recognition reinforces our mission to craft environments that foster personal growth and enriching experiences for all who call our communities home,” Miller said.

The ranking from Newsweek is just the latest in a series of new online rankings meant to inform consumers on senior living options. They include the J.D. Power Senior Living Satisfaction Survey, U.S. News and World Report and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services.

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