Chicago Independent Living

There are 37 Independent Living Facilities in Chicago, IL and 30 Independent Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Independent Living in Chicago, IL is $3,085 per month.

Average Cost: $3,085

Nearby Independent Living Facilities

  • Drexel Horizon Senior Living Community

    Drexel Horizon Senior Living Community

    Cicero, IL 60804 7.8 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Drexel Horizon Senior Living Community is for individuals age 62 and better and offers the services and amenities of a fine resort along with a lifestyle rich in social, recreational and cultural opportunities.

  • Oak Park Arms

    Oak Park Arms

    Oak Park, IL 60302 8.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living
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    Oak Park Arms, located in Oak Park, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

  • Brookdale Oak Park

    Brookdale Oak Park

    Oak Park, IL 60302 9.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Breathtaking city views, access to Chicago shopping, superlative amenities, and an extraordinary high-rise environment—Brookdale Oak Park offers it all to active seniors.

  • Lincolnwood Place

    Lincolnwood Place

    Lincolnwood, IL 60645 10.0 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Lincolnwood Place is a senior community that offers a wide range of care services and premium amenities suited to the changing needs of Illinois seniors.

  • Ten Twenty Grove

    Ten Twenty Grove

    Evanston, IL 60201 11.9 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Chore-free senior living where extraordinary people live right next door and all the amenities of Evanston are right out your front door is waiting for you at Ten Twenty Grove.

  • Westminster Place

    Westminster Place

    Evanston, IL 60201 13.3 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    With its fine dining, modern décor and social scene, Westminster Place’s 40-acre campus has everything that seniors could desire to create the retirement they have always imagined.

  • Senior Suites of Fay's Point

    Senior Suites of Fay's Point

    Blue Island, IL 60406 15.7 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Senior Suites of Fay's Point in Blue Island offers affordable senior apartments for income qualified residents at least 62 years of age and features significant "green" technology and design elements including geo-thermal heating and cooling system.

  • Prairie Green at Fay's Point

    Prairie Green at Fay's Point

    Blue Island, IL 60827 15.8 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    A five-star life awaits seniors when they join Prairie Green at Fay’s Point, a Blue Island community which offers resort-style amenities at an affordable price.

  • Brookdale Niles

    Brookdale Niles

    Niles, IL 60714 16.7 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Nestled in Niles, Illinois, Brookdale Niles is an independent senior living community that offers spacious apartment homes, unparalleled services and quality amenities.

  • Vi at The Glen

    Vi at The Glen

    Glenview, IL 60026 17.1 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Located near Chicago and the North Shore, Vi at The Glen is part of the vibrant, 1000-acre master planned community in Glenview.

  • Brookdale Des Plaines

    Brookdale Des Plaines

    Des Plaines, IL 60016 17.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Active seniors and assisted living residents can enjoy a vibrant life at Brookdale Des Plaines. Located outside Chicago, experience superb dining, shopping, and entertainment.

  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Lombard, IL 60148 19.1 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
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    Residents of Sunrise at Fountain Square enjoy a choice of flexible senior lifestyle options and gracious apartment living in a supportive and serene retirement community.

  • Brookdale Northbrook

    Brookdale Northbrook

    Northbrook, IL 60062 19.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Located in Northbrook, Brookdale Northbrook is a senior community offering exceptional independent living and assisted living options.

  • Waterford Estates

    Waterford Estates

    Hazel Crest, IL 60429 21.7 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities, Senior Apartments
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    Waterford Estates Senior Living, located in Hazel Crest, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

  • The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    Arlington Heights, IL 60005 21.9 miContinuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Country living with all the amenities of big-city life is found at The Moorings at Arlington Heights, a continuing care community that offers five-star living and health care.

  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 22.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Glen Ellyn is a comfortable retirement community that offers both independent and personalized assisted living options to Illinois seniors.

  • Brookdale Lisle I

    Brookdale Lisle I

    Lisle, IL 60532 24.6 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Lisle I senior living community is a first-class retirement community conveniently located near Midway and O'Hare airports in Lisle.

  • Brookdale Olympia Fields

    Brookdale Olympia Fields

    Olympia Fields, IL 60461 24.8 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Olympia Fields provides excellent independent and assisted living by offering spacious living quarters, beautifully landscaped grounds and impeccable services.

  • Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing

    Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing

    Chicago Heights, IL 60411 25.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Discover the active lifestyle, without the burden of home ownership or household chores, that awaits you at the Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing supportive living community.

  • Covenant Village of Windsor Park

    Covenant Village of Windsor Park

    Carol Stream, IL 60188 26.2 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
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    Set within the natural beauty of Carol Stream, Covenant Village of Windsor Park offers world-class retirement living within 60 acres of groomed parklands, bike paths and well-stocked lakes.

  • Tamarack

    Tamarack

    Palatine, IL 60067 26.9 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Retired individuals looking for an independent living community in a quiet suburb will not be disappointed with the location, amenities and services Tamarack has to offer.

  • Brookdale Vernon Hills

    Brookdale Vernon Hills

    Vernon Hills, IL 60061 29.0 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Vernon Hills, a community with the world’s largest residential rainforest, offers both independent and assisted living options for area seniors.

  • Lake Forest Place

    Lake Forest Place

    Lake Forest, IL 60045 29.2 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Lake Forest Place residents experience a retirement that is filled with growth, friendship and neighborly spirit, with many living options sure to make you feel at home.

  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 29.2 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    At Brookdale Hoffman Estates, active seniors and assisted living residents experience superlative care, beautifully appointed living spaces, delicious meals, and engaging activities.

  • Spring Meadows at Naperville

    Spring Meadows at Naperville

    Naperville, IL 60563 29.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Whether your loved one no longer wants the responsibilities of home ownership or needs specialized memory care, Spring Meadows of Naperville can provide the lifestyle they desire.

  • The Solana Deer Park

    The Solana Deer Park

    Deer Park, IL 60010 29.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
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    An upscale community with desirable amenities and filled with other accomplished seniors, makes The Solana Deer Park the perfect retirement community for you to join.

    Opening 2016. Now accepting inquiries.

  • Towne Centre

    Towne Centre

    Merrillville, IN 46410 30.4 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    At Towne Center, our residents get the most out of life while enjoying an escape from life’s responsibilities though the excellent services we provide.

  • Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes I

    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes I

    Vernon Hills, IL 60061 30.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes I is a senior community that provide a range of independent living and personalized assisted living options for active seniors.

  • Spring Meadows at Libertyville

    Spring Meadows at Libertyville

    Libertyville, IL 60048 30.8 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    A high quality of living with a full complement of support services, including memory care and assisted living, awaits seniors when they join Spring Meadows of Libertyville.

  • The Garlands of Barrington

    The Garlands of Barrington

    Barrington, IL 60010 32.1 mi55+ Communities, Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
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    The Garlands of Barrington offers stunning architecture, spacious floor plans and good neighbors who are also great friends. Even if you are in indepe...

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Reviews of Chicago Independent Living Facilities

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    Senior Suites of Central Station

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    This is an excellent place for independent seniors on a budget. Most seniors will really need to downsize before moving in, because they only offer studios and small 1 bedrooms—with small kitchens.The facility is about a 10 minute walk from the Red Line, so active city seniors who are used to taking public...

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    Senior Suites of Jefferson Park

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    This facility provides affordable independent living for seniors. The apartments are on the smaller side, but are reasonably sized for the price. The daily/weekly activities are the run of the mill senior activities, but enough to encourage healthy socialization. The dining options are above average, but cost...

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    Senior Suites of Ravenswood Manor

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    The most appropriate way to describe this senior community is inconsistent. The largest area of opportunity seems to be the understanding that the property manager needs to be more aware of senior needs—and not someone who is only a standard real estate professional.The staff turnover throughout is disappointing,...

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    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

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    This independent and assisted living facility does not fit in most senior’s budget, but if it is something that you and your family can afford—the quality of care is exceptional.The apartments are spacious, and even if an apartment does not face the lake—there are plenty of areas throughout the building to...

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    Brookdale Lake View

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    This is an excellent independent or assisted living facility for seniors who prefer living close to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Located in Lakeview, only a block from the lake—with restaurants and activities of every kind nearby.The facility is exceptionally clean, and decorated in an elegant manner....

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Information About Independent Living in Chicago

Information About Independent Living in Chicago

Located on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan is Chicago, Illinois, a world-class city of almost three million residents. As the third most populated city in America, Chicago, or The Windy City as it is often known, offers all the delights associated with big city living along with the warmth of its Midwestern roots. Since its humble beginnings as a Potawatomi Indian village, Chicago has demonstrated the ability to evolve into a successful city. When the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed 18,000 buildings, the city was quickly rebuilt using better building materials and the advice of the world’s best architects. It is no wonder then that the world’s first skyscraper was built here in 1884. Today, this globally recognized leader in finance, transportation and industry offers residents of a Chicago independent living community the opportunity to enjoy a modern and sophisticated city.

Attractions

With more than 7,000 restaurants in the city, residents of a Chicago independent living community will never become bored with the available dining options. From elegant fine dining and ethnic cuisine to the much-loved Chicago-style hot dog (a beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun loaded with toppings), there is a choice for every taste preference. After enjoying a satisfying meal, seniors make want to attend a live performance at The Second City or the Victory Gardens theaters. Alternatively, the musical offerings of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or the Civic Opera House are sure to please as well. Dance lovers can attend performances by the Joffrey Ballet while sports lovers will definitely want to cheer on the Chicago Cubs at famous Wrigley Field, the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks or the Chicago Bulls. The list of things to do in Chicago never seems to end. To name only a few more attractions, there are the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium in Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Navy Pier and the Willis Tower Skydeck.

Senior Activities

The city of Chicago operates the Senior Services Area Agency on Aging to meet the needs of the city’s senior population. Six Regional Senior Centers provide fitness and recreation programs as well as assessment and information services. Residents of a Chicago independent living community can obtain a photo identification card that will let them attend any of the six Senior Centers; some programs are offered for a small fee and some are free. Once a member of the centers, residents can use the state-of-the-art fitness equipment or attend classes in strength training, yoga, tai chi, balance and zumba. The Golden Diners Program offers seniors the opportunity to socialize and make new friends while sharing a hot and nutritious lunch.

Medical Facilities

Residents of a Chicago independent living community can be reassured that their health needs, whatever they may be, will be met in this city. The University of Chicago Medicine offers a geriatric medicine program geared to the special needs of individuals sixty-five years of age and older. The program includes the health management of senior cancer patients and survivors, frailty issues and a dedicated memory center. All care is managed through a patient’s own geriatrician, thus offering the stability and familiarity of a primary care doctor while also taking advantage of the expertise of specialists. The Geriatrics Division at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with the Northwestern University’s Buehler Center on Aging, offers evaluation and treatment for older adults. The hospital’s Geriatric Health Ministry offers health counseling, assessment and educational programs through local clergy and church members.

Transportation

Public transit is run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It is the second largest system of public transportation in the country and basically consists of two types of service: buses and the ‘L’, a subway line that takes its name from when the system began and was “elevated.” Lines are designated by color and the red and blue lines operate 24 hours a day. Both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport can be accessed by the CTA. Residents of a Chicago independent living community can take advantage of a reduced fare program for seniors.

The appeal of Chicago is impressive. Offering a vast selection of attractions, restaurants, sports teams, cultural events, a beautiful waterfront, as well as easy transportation and specialized medical care, Chicago is clearly an excellent place to call home.

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Chicago, IL Independent Living Costs

Chicago, IL Independent Living Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Chicago is $3,085 per month. Independent Living costs range from $2,165 to $3,840 depending on location and other factors.

Cost of Independent Living Facilities near Chicago, IL

CityMinimumMaximumMedian
Chicago, IL$2,165$3,840$3,085
Indianapolis, IN$1,030$2,395$1,713
Fort Wayne, IN$1,495$3,089$2,292
Aurora, IL$785$1,625$1,205
Joliet, IL$2,395$3,024$2,710
Carmel, IN$2,000$2,588$2,294
Elkhart, IN$1,831$2,350$2,091
Vernon Hills, IL$2,395$3,800$3,002
Source: SeniorHomes.com - 2012