Program Information

After seeing the need for affordable housing for seniors and building a community where they can thrive, Family Eldercare raised $5.6 million in private and public funding to open the beautiful Lyons Gardens community. Surrounded by the culture of Austin, and nestled safely in a community setting, this 54-unit senior housing community is an award winning model of what aging-in-place should be. Residents live independently in one-bedroom apartments and have access to a large community building and an expansive interior courtyard.

Lyons Gardens
2720 Lyons Road
Austin, TX 78702

This is an age and income restricted property.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and for Leasing inquiries, please call: 512.236.1781
or email:

Interested in Volunteering at Lyons Gardens?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator: or 512.483.3551

Resources Available to Residents

Located at North Pleasant Valley and Webberville Road in Central East Austin, this convenient location is only a block from Conley-Guerrero Senior center, across from the Rosewood Zaragosa Medical Clinic and across the street from public transportation access.

Residents have access to:

  • A professional Service Coordinator to assist with a variety of needs such as basic benefit management and accessing healthcare services as well as providing education and support to family caregivers.
  • Educational and social programs
  • Volunteer activities
  • Elevators and handicapped accessible walkways/hallways/doorways
  • Lyons Gardens’ residents are active in planning social and recreational activities including:
    • BINGO
    • Birthday Parties
    • Holiday Celebrations
    • Pot Lucks
    • Garage Sales
    • Craft Sales and more
  • Amenities Center
  • Large Community Room ? available for residential activities and parties
  • TV/Game/Reading Room ? large screen TV, games and books available
  • Computer Lab ? resources for technology learning offered on occasion
  • Handicapped accessible raised gardens
  • Laundry
  • Playscape available for visiting grandchildren and families
  • Lobby/Conversation Space
  • Large shaded pavilion equipped with two gas grills
  • Interior walking path
  • Gated parking and security gates onto property

Governing Board

A community housing development board oversees Lyons Gardens. One-third of the board members live in the surrounding neighborhood in addition to resident representatives. The Lyons Gardens board includes experts in the field of housing and elderly issues.

Image Credit: A talented Lyons Gardens resident.