Announcing Expansion of The Legacy Willow Bend

April 15, 2024

The Legacy Senior Communities, a distinguished Jewish-sponsored, not-for-profit leader in upscale retirement living and in-home care, announced a 30-unit independent living expansion of The Legacy Willow Bend, its flagship community in Plano, Texas. This initiative comes at a pivotal time, aiming to meet the critical demand for premium senior living, as Dallas-Fort Worth witnesses a significant demographic trend towards a growing senior population.

Impact and Benefits

The expansion is a response to increased demand the community has seen for several years, having experienced a long-standing waitlist and regional demographic trends relating to senior living. The community’s surrounding Plano zip codes have increased in population by 40% since 2010, according to Claritas US census data. The expansion, with its hybrid-home design, will offer all the privacy of a single-family home, while still maintaining a sense of community and security that having a few neighbors will bring. This new model presents an entirely new and unique product to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The project will also afford the campus a refresh of several amenity spaces, directly benefiting current residents and supporting Plano’s local economy through increased housing options.

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“This expansion marks important growth for our organization and a significant step in enhancing senior living options available in Plano,” said Melissa Orth, President and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. “The Legacy’s focus is on creating modern, high-quality senior living that caters to the evolving wants and needs of our senior residents. We look forward to serving more seniors with this expansion.”

About the Expansion

  • Addition of Luxury Flats:
    The expansion will introduce three buildings, each designed with 10 luxury flats, and a total of 30 hybrid-style independent living luxury flats, with approximately 2,000 square feet. Residents of these units will also be participants in the Life Care agreement for which Willow Bend is best known.
  • Optimized Living Experience:
    Located in the villa neighborhood, these residences are designed with spacious layouts, private garages, and lush pocket parks for outdoor enjoyment.
  • Luxury and Innovative Design:
    Led by award-winning HKS Architects & Design, the expansion features low-density, condo-style buildings with corner views in each unit, maximizing natural light and scenic vistas.
  • Open Concept:
    Each luxury flat will feature an open-concept design, with spacious bedrooms, walk-in closets, and designer finishes.
  • Choice:
    Future residents with early reservations will be able to customize their flats and make finish selections to suit their tastes.

Project Timeline

  • Expansion wait list sales will begin February 27th, with construction poised to begin in the first quarter of 2025.
  • The expansion wait list requires $1,000 fully-refundable deposit. Wait list depositors will be contacted in sequential order for a first look at the final plans, with the opportunity to reserve a specific luxury flat.
  • The anticipated move-in for new residents is slated for spring 2026.

Learn more, or RSVP for an informational seminar:
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