Carlstone is located at 501 E. Robinson, Norman.

Story and Photos by Marise Boehs

A cappucino and coffee bar at the entrance of Carlstone’s onsite open seating restaurant is available to residents all day every day.
Onsite fitness includes a pilates room complete with instructor, a couple of treadmills and a recumbent bike.

INCLUDED IN THE RENT seems to be the catch phrase when talking about Carlston Adult Community and its luxury senior independent living. Located near Porter and Robinson, in the heart of Norman, Carlston is safe and quiet and fairly new.

Carlston offers a variety of amenities but the most impressive is the onsite restaurant with open dining. “They can come down to the restaurant and order off the menu,”  said Judy Ernst, Executive Senior Supervisor. “Breakfast is available all day,” she continued. “Our chef is a scratch cook, he cooks it when it’s ordered.”

Also in the restaurant is a coffee bar that has cappuccino, fresh brewed coffee, hot water for tea and hot chocolate. “It is available all the time,” she said. Restaurant meals, coffee and cappucino are all included in the rent.

Basic TV and internet is also included in the rent. “When a new resident moves in, they bring their TV and we hook it up,” she continued.

Washers and dryers are in each apartment. Utilities are included in the rent.

“We have morning and afternoon transportation. A resident can put their name on the list and their destination and we take them there. A doctor’s appointment needs to be scheduled ahead of time and if a resident needs to be in OKC or somewhere farther we use a driving service and we pay for that.” Transportation is included in the rent.

Upstairs offers a fitness room with treadmills, a recumbent bike, and a small barbell rack. Down the hall is a pilates room with instructor. Fitness gym and pilates is included in the rent.

The facility has a variety of game rooms for group activities and quiet sitting areas for reading. The ground floor has a 120-person capacity safe room that has comfy chairs, a TV and a bathroom to ride out the Oklahoma weather when needed.

During March and April, Carlstone is having a move-in special. A one bedroom, one bath apartment is $1999 a month for 6 months.

Call 405-701-2951 for a tour to check it out. See for yourself what’s included in the rent!

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