Independent Living



Live life on your own terms, every day.

Your best life awaits at The Buckingham.
Thoughtful luxury. Beauty and comfort. Personalized care and attention. And a lifestyle that’s as active as you want it to be. It’s all here at The Buckingham, Houston’s premier independent living and continuing care retirement community.

Where “Maintenance-Free” is only the start

Independent living services and amenities

With an independent living community, you no longer have to worry about the upkeep of your home and yard, and can focus on living your best life. At The Buckingham, it’s the people, our amenities and the programs that set us apart from other Houston-area independent living communities. What you’ll find at The Buckingham:
  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Fine and casual dining
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation services
  • Concierge and valet services
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Staffed, gated community
  • 24-hour security
  • Garages and covered parking
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Woodworking shop and art studio
  • Formal library
  • Resident vegetable garden
  • Social gatherings and events
  • Games and clubs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Guest suites for friends and family

Explore this month’s calendar of specially designed independent living activities.

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Amazing things happen when you aspire to do more.

Aspyre is our comprehensive lifestyle program woven into everything at The Buckingham. Aspyre reflects our deep commitment to each resident by offering a lifestyle of fine dining, continuous learning, lasting friendships and fitness programs to keep you in top shape. 

It’s also driven — and created — by the residents, designed to reflect your passions and those of your friends and neighbors. Learn more.

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Resident Testimonials

What do The Buckingham’s residents have in common? They are accomplished, driven and ambitious people who desire to get the most out of life. 

Meet three of the many great residents who chose to call The Buckingham their home, or visit the We Are The Buckingham page for greater insight into the culture of The Buckingham.

“I think it’s the team that help you and the people who are here. You just have a lot in common with them.”

“We love to travel. This is a great lock and leave place.”

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Lush Greens, Cool Blues.

Residents enjoy one of the only independent living communities in Houston with ample outdoor spaces. The Buckingham offers many outdoor courtyards, walking and jogging paths, a putting green, a bird-watching area and a resort-style outdoor pool to cool off in the hot Texas sun.

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Independent Living with Access to Healthcare

As a luxury continuing care retirement community (CCRC), The Buckingham provides a range of care options that start with fully independent living. But real luxury also means peace of mind: a lifelong financial security net and healthcare assistance and services if ever needed. And as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, all revenues after expenses go back into our community — meaning your investment is reinvested into developing services, programming and creating opportunities for all residents.

Explore every aspect of this world-class independent living community:

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A Floor Plan for Every Preference

With more than 20 different floor plans to choose from ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, we know you’ll find one that fits your needs and style. Explore them here.

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Explore the premier independent living lifestyle at The Buckingham

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Peace of Mind Today — and for the Future

The Buckingham offers true independence and the spirit of community. Residents and their family members also gain peace of mind with predictable monthly costs even if they need assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing or health services. Learn more about our Life Care programs.

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A valuable tool to help your search for a Houston independent living community.

Our team created an interactive brochure packed with helpful insights to give you an insider’s perspective to finding the right independent living community. You’ll learn more about the advantages of a Life Plan community, contract options, and much more.

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Frequently asked Questions

When is the right time to join an independent living community?

There is no right or wrong time to transition to a Houston independent living community, but there are signs. Are you tired of the stress of homeownership? Do you want easy access to amenities? If your answer is yes, independent living could be the perfect fit. Moving early gives you more time to enjoy the elevated lifestyle you deserve.

What are the requirements to join an independent living community?

Most independent living communities are exclusively for active older adults aged 63 and up. Aside from the age requirement, some independent living communities ask that residents undergo a health assessment to ensure independent living is the right fit, especially for those considering a Life Care plan. Those needing assistance with activities of daily living may find that assisted living is a better fit.

How much does independent living cost?

Every independent living community has its own monthly fee, and numerous factors influence the price. Location and quality of amenities play a role. Other factors, like whether you choose a townhome or apartment, also affect the monthly fee. The monthly fee covers everything — dining, amenities, transportation, programming, fitness classes, and more. For our pricing, visit our pricing page, or contact a Buckingham team member directly.

Will I benefit from living in a Houston independent living community?

Numerous studies prove that adults living in retirement communities are happier and healthier than those who live alone. An active independent living community, like The Buckingham, is thoughtfully designed with older adults, their aspirations, and their desires in mind. The maintenance-free lifestyle allows residents to re-discover passions. Amenities, dining, and services create healthier living and personal wellness.