Pittsburgh Independent Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Pittsburgh Independent Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Pittsburgh for a single-occupancy apartment is $2,545/month (SeniorHomes.com - 2015). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Pittsburgh Independent Living Communities

Community Starting Price
Residence at Weinberg Village $3,590/month
Schenley Gardens $2,900/month
Asbury Heights $3,317/month

Cost of Nearby Independent Living Communities

Community City Starting Price
Willow Heights Mckees Rocks $2,330/month
Bethel Park Bethel Park $1,874/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 Pittsburgh Independent Living Communities

Schenley Gardens

Review by Rose

Consumer

Housekeeping not providing enough towels. Have to look for dining room seating due to porch area of dining room closed off (my assigned seating is there.) Social activities are minimal-outings have decreased since I became a resident. Have had two thefts recently...

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Schenley Gardens

Review by Beth

Consumer

They have so many activities on the schedule every day for my mom! There is even a choir group that she sings in. She loves the shopping outings and I love that they take her to her doctors appointments. The meals are great, and my family loves the private dining room for family dinners...

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Schenley Gardens

Review by SLW

Consumer

Beware before signing anything here. Get everything in writing, and if possible notarize everything anyone at Schenley Gardens gives you. My mother was here for a few months. The care was sub standard at best, the food appalling and the management changed so often there was no one with whom to communicate...

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Asbury Heights

Review by Tim M.

Consumer

My experiences with this place have been absolutely awful...

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Asbury Heights

Review by Jean

Consumer

I have found the staff to be very caring and helpful. There are many activities from which to choose, book clubs, card games, a variety of art activities, blllards, chess, etc. The Wellness Center is well staffed and available when needed. Dining Services offers a varied tasty menu...

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Brookdale Mt. Lebanon

Review by Caring daughter

Consumer

My mother has moved here. Yummy food, very clean and beautiful facilities and grounds. Very friendly staff. Secure building. Provides cleaning, changing of be linens. Free laundry, utilities all included except for phone.

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Map of Pittsburgh Independent Living Facilities

Information About Independent Living Facility in Pittsburgh

Known under two famous sobriquets, Steel City and City of Bridges (there are 644 bridges available to cross), Pittsburgh is the largest city in Pennsylvania and has been granted the title of America's most livable city repeatedly, most recently in 2014.Pittsburgh golden hour It was also ranked third best city in the entire United States for seniors in 2011. Built at the source of the Ohio River,the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, the city proved to be a vital link for trade between the Midwest and the Atlantic, enriching itself accordingly along the way. Saturated with renowned museums, medical centers, parks, research centers, libraries, a vibrantly diverse cultural district, and the most bars per capita in the U.S., independent living in Pittsburgh should be high on the list of any prospective retiree. Organizations Serving Seniors in Pittsburgh With over 81 Senior Centers available throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, there's no shortage of organizations looking out for the well being and best interests of Pittsburgh's aging population. Pittsburgh, like all large American cities, has its own Area Agency on Aging to provide information on a range of services available to seniors. If engagement with the local community is a goal, the Foster Grandparent Program and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program both provide unique opportunities for seniors to interact in meaningful ways. Pittsburgh independent living need not be an isolated proposition. Pittsburgh Senior-Friendly Activities Whether attending a Bach Choir Recital, investigating military history at the Fort Necessity National Battlefield, being entertained by the furry inhabitants of the Pittsburgh Zoo, or suspending disbelief at the University of Pittsburgh's Theater, independent living in Pittsburgh is never a dull proposition. There are no shortage of recreational pursuits available to the diversion minded among us. Chapters of the Red Hat Society are active in Pittsburgh as well as Alliance for retired Americans and OASIS, a non-profit that offers challenging programs in the arts, the humanities, in technology, and wellness for those interested in lifelong learning. Pittsbugh Medical Facilities With one of the largest and most respected geriatric programs in the country and ranked first for medical care in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is an institution to rely on. Also in the Pittsburgh area, Allegheny General Hospital is a distinguished for its orthopedics expertise and across town, Magees Women's Hospital is one of the original six National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health as designated by the U.S. Department of Health. Senior Friendly Transportation in Pittsburgh Like everything else about Pittsburgh, transportation options for seniors who need to get around town are comprehensive and convenient. The Freedom Coach offers sedan transportation, group and contract movements, passenger and personal nurse assistance, among other services. Access 65 Plus and OPT (Older Persons' Transportation) also offer services similar to those offered by the Freedom Coach. If good, old-fashioned discounted public transportation is the desire of the day, the Port Authority Transit offers Senior ID cards to provide just that well-deserved recognition. Set at the fork of its life-giving rivers, Pittsburgh is a succored city, replete with the essential materials for vibrant living and continuing discovery. For more information on senior living in Pittsburgh, see our options for Pittsburgh independent living. Back to Top