Tampa Independent Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Tampa Independent Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Tampa for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,265/month (SeniorHomes.com - 2015). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Tampa Independent Living Communities

Community Starting Price
St. Joseph's John Knox Village $2,218/month
Allegro Hyde Park $4,000/month
Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay $2,810/month

Cost of Nearby Independent Living Communities

Community City Starting Price
The Barrington Largo $2,600/month
Oak Manor Senior Living Community Largo $2,000/month
Sun Towers Retirement Sun City Center $1,596/month
The Cottages of Bradenton Bradenton $3,000/month
Azalea Park Lakeland $1,849/month
Belleair Towers Clearwater $2,574/month
Regency Residence Port Richey $2,374/month
Woodlands Village Bradenton $1,699/month
The Princess Martha Saint Petersburg $2,100/month
Stratford Court of Palm Harbor Palm Harbor $2,050/month
Bayside Terrace Pinellas Park $1,695/month
Lake Morton Plaza Lakeland $1,500/month
The Grande Brooksville $1,600/month
The Oaks of Clearwater Clearwater $2,060/month
Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch Bradenton $4,300/month
The Manor at Lake Morton Lakeland $3,450/month
Addington Place at College Harbor Saint Petersburg $2,210/month
Langdon Hall of Bradenton Bradenton $1,795/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.
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Reviews of Tampa Independent Living Communities

Rocky Creek Village

Review by Rita


Rocky Creek Village ia a unique place to live. We have a variety of many fun things to do thanks to Morgan and Debra. The Administration and Staff do their best to keep this Village up and running with smiles and kind words.The Model Center is the best they put a smile on your face no matter how you feel...

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St. Joseph's John Knox Village

Review by Carol


I like St. Joseph's John Knox Village. I think it will work well since it is close to my family and close to my church. I'm legally blind, and I need to be in a place where I can get around...

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Brookdale Bayshore

Review by Local Professional


Grand Court is an older high-rise community, with amazing views overlooking Tampa Bay, Bayshore Blvd and Downtown. Numerous activities onsite and offsite offer residents many options and ways to spend their time...

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Brookdale Bayshore

Review by Marti


Brookdale Bayshore was very nice. They have knowledgeable, friendly and patient staff, they took lot of time to show us the different apartments. They have studios, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms. The were playing some card games and were doing crafts in the public area when we were there...

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Allegro Hyde Park

Review by Local Professional


Horizon Bay Hyde Park is one of the newer ALFs in the South Tampa area. The resident rooms are nicely appointed, common areas are beautifully decorated and create a welcoming atmosphere for residents, family and friends...

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Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay

Review by Local Professional


Aston Gardens offers independent and memory care options. It is conveniently located close to Tampa, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar and Dunedin. A variety of floor plans, views and locations within the property are available. Onsite and offsite activities abound! Casual and more formal dining options are available...

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Map of Tampa Independent Living Facilities

Information About Independent Living Facility in Tampa

Tampa Independent LivingThe City of Tampa is located in Hillsborough County near the gulf coast of Florida, nestled in the corner of Hillsborough Bay and protected from harsh weather by not one, but two peninsulas. Tampa is believed to have derived its name from the Native American Calusa word meaning either "sticks of fire" or "place to gather sticks." As of the 2010 census, the population density of Tampa was 2,960 per square miles, compared to 1,100 in Jacksonville and a Florida average of 350. The median age of Tampa residents is 34.7 years old. Florida is one of seven states where the median age is over 40. This is because the area is popular with Tampa independently living retirees and the fact that the baby-boomer generation is entering its retirement years.


If the area didn't enjoy a humid subtropical climate, close proximity to Jamaica, the Virgin Islands and other Caribbean vacation spots, as well as magnificent shopping and recreational facilities, it would still be an ideal for Tampa independent living because of its attractive cost of living. Rents, for example, are roughly one-third of what they are in New York City, while the local purchasing power is more than one-third greater. Tampa is a haven for sports fans. Fans may support the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL football), NHL hockey's Tampa Bay Lightning or the Tampa Blue Rays, a major-league baseball team.

Senior Activities

For a senior center, national accreditation is the highest achievement. Of 11 nationally accredited centers in Florida, Tampa residents are fortunate to have two on their doorstep, one in Tampa itself, the Town 'n' Country Senior Center, and one in nearby St Petersburg, the Sunshine Senior Center. Hillsborough County government has an Aging Services Department charged with fostering Tampa independent living and promoting the social, economic, physical and emotional well-being of its elder citizens and their carers. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging is charged with helping Tampa's senior population age at home with dignity.

Medical Facilities

tampa independent living According to Harvard University Medical School, most senior adults have at least one chronic health problem. For seniors fully to enjoy Tampa independent living, access to high-quality local health care facilities is an important consideration. There are more than twenty hospitals and four trauma centers in Tampa and the surrounding areas. Of these, three were rated among America's best by US News and World Report. Tampa also hosts a number of research institutions. Some of the major hospitals in Tampa are Tampa General Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. The area is host to hundreds of animal medical facilities to care for the residents' pets. Transportation Tampa independent living is facilitated by excellent road, air, rail, sea and public transit facilities. The area is served by two expressways, the Lee Roy Salmon Expressway (SR-618) and Veterans Expressway (SR-589). Both of these are toll roads. Tampa Bay itself is crossed by three bridges into Pinellas County: the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Howard Franklin Bridge and the Gandy Bridge. The city is served by two international airports and two smaller airports. The town also has a rich railway heritage. Historic Tampa Union Station is served by Amtrak with twice-daily services to Miami and New York City. The Tampa Port Authority operates no fewer than three cruise ship terminals. Public transport includes bus, streetcar and paratransit services operated by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. The TECO Line Streetcar System combines rustic charm with modern functionality, serving 11 stations with air conditioning and wheelchair access. River taxis and light rail are also available.

Summing Up

For the senior seeking Tampa independent living, there is very little not to like. Weather, shopping, transportation, health and recreational facilities are excellent and the cost of living is low. Sure, the area is prone to hurricanes each season but the local government sees to it that the residents are prepared for it. Back to Top