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What Do Members Love Most About Ventana?

Anyone who steps inside will feel it immediately. A central interior garden with a fountain, sculptural bamboo plantings, intimate seating areas and decorative hanging lights. An interior fully enclosed by glass, so the feeling of outdoors is always close by. A beautiful courtyard opening to the sky above, allowing natural light to brighten the space. This is Ventana by Buckner International Retirement Services, a global, faith-based nonprofit with more than 138 years of experience serving seniors. Dallas senior living sets a high bar for comfort and luxury, but senior living in Dallas has never seen anything quite like this. Let’s take a quick tour of the city’s first and only luxury high-rise Life Care community and hear from residents about what they love most.  

It starts inside your residence.

In Spanish, the word ventana means windows. And that’s perhaps the most striking architectural detail in every residence. The flood of natural light and the sweeping views of the Park Cities and the Dallas skyline are unmissable. But every detail in each unique Ventana residence has been designed with the utmost care and attention. The community vision is to elevate the standard of luxury senior living. Each apartment starts with a baseline of luxury design features that includes:

  • Beautifully appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans
  • Floor-to-ceiling window walls with expansive views and sleek Lutron® solar window shades
  • Contemporary glass-framed balconies (available in select models and locations)
  • Walk-in closets
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Internet throughout the building
  • Underground parking
  • Emergency response system
  • Smoke detectors and sprinklers

And then there’s the kitchen — often the most important room in the household.

  • Open-concept kitchen with breakfast counter
  • Elegant LED under-cabinet lighting
  • Beautiful custom finish options
  • GE® Profile Series appliances
  • Self-cleaning convection range with warming oven and radiant smooth-top glass cooking surface
  • Stainless steel interior dishwasher with hidden controls
  • Garbage disposal
  • Kohler® fixtures

Dining makes the experience even sweeter.

No less than five unique food and beverage venues are available to Ventana Members every day. 

  • The casual bistro setting of Café Americano
  • Sunday brunch and semiformal  fare at Mediterraneo  
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and full-service evening bar at The Landing
  • Refined cuisine in the Dorado formal dining room
  • Handcrafted  cocktails, appetizers and small plates in the 12th-floor Sky Lounge

Celebrated restaurateur and fifth-generation Texan Chef Stephan Pyles is the architect of Ventana’s dining experience. Learn more about the man and his culinary plan here 

A most liberating lifestyle.

The residential and dining comforts of Ventana are augmented by the types of amenities and hospitality services suited to the premier metropolitan senior living community in North Dallas, with direct access to the entire Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In addition to the five dining venues mentioned above, the community offers: 

  • Grand Hall
  • Movie theater
  • Roof garden terrace
  • Multiple patio areas
  • Outdoor kitchen with gas grills
  • Pet park
  • Putting green and community boxes
  • Modern wellness center
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • On-site rehab center
  • Creative arts studio
  • Meeting and game rooms
  • Salon and spa
  • Heated indoor saltwater pool
  • Library and business center

The services are comprehensive and best in class. Community Members  know their every need has been anticipated and addressed. And beyond these extensive concierge and valet services, Ventana’s Member programming is a world unto itself. Whether through music, dance and theater, guest lectures and forums, film screenings and dance parties, or any of dozens of other channels, Member programs at Ventana have been designed with active senior living in mind. There are monthly, weekly, and biweekly programs, events and activities in each of these areas:

  • Arts and music
  • Health and fitness
  • Culture and cuisine
  • Education and world affairs
  • Spirituality and worship

Inspiring happiness — the member perspective.

What do all the exciting features add up to? Far more than the sum of their parts. Ventana is a reset on hospitality for senior living communities in Dallas. Members feel at home instantly. This is a culture of family that imbues warmth and personality upon arrival. Confidence, transparency, and honesty are feelings shared by everyone who lives, works or visits this community. No matter the question, no matter the need or challenge, Ventana will handle it. How do Members describe the experience? Here they are in their own words:

“I used to joke that someday I’d move to a 5-star hotel and live there. When my wife learned about Ventana, she looked at me and said, ‘Here’s your 5-star hotel.’’’

“We’re tired of owning a house. This is so much easier.”

“The accessibility is really great. You can get anywhere in a matter of minutes.”

“It’s so convenient. When you want to travel, you lock the door, tell the desk how long you’ll be gone, and walk away. That’s it.”

“I chose Ventana because it’s vertical. I don’t have to walk so far to get to everything.”

“The reason my husband and I chose Ventana is that it’s owned by Buckner. So you know the staff is fabulous.”

“Everybody has been so kind, absolutely going out of their way to make us feel at home.”

“The first thing guests say when they walk into our apartment? ‘Look at that view!’”

“We don’t go to movies anymore, but we’ve already been to two movies right here in the community theater.”

“My favorite spot is the fitness center, which I enjoy daily.”

 “We used to drive back and forth to the gym. Now we ride the elevator down.”

“You really feel like you’re living in a 5-star hotel.”

“This is the total package. And the location is just spectacular.”

“We’re in the right place.”

Ventana by Buckner is a must-see community.

Words and images simply don’t do justice to the totality of Ventana. Come and see the first and only luxury high-rise Life Care community in Dallas. Join us for a drink or dinner. Just use this convenient form to contact us and we’ll arrange the rest.